LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Edgar Wright attends the BFI London Film Festival Luminous Gala at The Londoner Hotel on September 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)
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Every Edgar Wright Movie Ranked From Worst To Best
8. The World’s End
A group of estranged friends reunite for an epic pub crawl in Wright’s sci-fi action-comedy and the finale of his “Cornetto trilogy.” Although almost all action films have subtle themes, Wright makes the point clear, making the whole movie seem like a societal critique of contemporary technology and interpersonal interactions, placing it last on the list.
7. A Fistful of Fingers
In his first feature film, the 1995 “A Fistful of Fingers,” the 21-year-old Wright created a British parody of spaghetti Westerns and cleverly poked fun at the film’s own limited budget. However, the film’s shortcomings become apparent; the “Monty Python”-inspired humor feels one-noted, and the film feels far less subversive than his later works.
6. Last Night in Soho
Wright’s horror and psychological thriller, “Last Night in Soho,” sees the director trying something different as he experiments with style and substance, but these new approaches don’t always work. The film might not feel like a natural fit for Wright, but it’s still riveting to watch and challenges the very concept of what an Edgar Wright film is
5. Scott Pilgrim
The film adaptation of the graphic novel, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” more than mimics the style of a video game, as Wright translates the aesthetics and narrative logic into the movie. Despite not everything transferring perfectly, the film is an exciting watch and features an impressive cast in their earlier days, including Chris Evans and Brie Larson.
4. The Sparks Brothers
The comprehensive documentary of Ron and Russell Mael’s eccentric musical career, “The Sparks Brothers,” showcases the variety of the styles of the Sparks. Wright overcomes the limitations of the format and makes a compelling case for the brothers’ canonization, incorporating their rebellious spirit into the film.