Steven Soderbergh's movies, ranked.

Notes from a fan who's seen it all.
Sept. 14 2011 12:30 AM

Ranking the Films of Steven Soderbergh

Three masterpieces, six worthwhile divertissements, three really fascinating films that get better with age, four interesting failures, and one movie that's all of the above.

Also in Slate: Dan Kois watches the entire Soderbergh film canon and sizes up Soderbergh's non-movie works.

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All of the Above
Classic? Failure? Masterpiece? Divertissement? How about this: a really, really fascinating film that doesn't exactly get better with age—but that does get more and more crucial the closer Soderbergh comes to being the iconic American director of his generation: Schizopolis, of course.

The Final Ranking

Out of Sight: masterpiece
The Limey
: masterpiece
And Everything Is Going Fine
: masterpiece
King of the Hill
: classic
Kafka
: RFF
Che
: classic
The Informant!
: RFF
Erin Brockovich
: classic
Sex, Lies, and Videotape
: classic
Contagion
: WD
Ocean's 12
: WD
Solaris
: RFF
Bubble
: RFF
Ocean's 11
: WD
The Underneath
: WD
Gray's Anatomy
: IF
Traffic
: WD
The Girlfriend Experience
: IF
Ocean's 13
: WD
The Good German
: IF
Full Frontal
: IF

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Schizopolis: all of the above

Also in Slate: Dan Kois watches the entire Soderbergh film canon and sizes up Soderbergh's non-movie works.

Correction, Sept. 14, 2011: This article originally stated that Henry Fonda appeared in The Limey.