The ‘ranking’ of the best films directed by Kenneth Branagh

The Kenneth Brangh He is one of those faces that we recognize among the large group of great British actors of his generation, such as Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie or Rowan Atkinson. But, on the other hand, he is an artist who has followed in the footsteps of his late compatriot Laurence Olivier in his narrative efforts linked to the jewel of English literature: the great william shakespeare.

Till date has adapted five of his plays from Henry Vpassing for A lot of noise for nothing, Hamlet Yes labors of love lost until like you want; and even decided to play it in the last act, a film he directed and in which he plays. But it must be said that, to begin with, fourteen of the nineteen he made are adaptations of famous texts, not only by the English bard, but also by Mary Shelley or Agatha Christie.

As for film awards, they consider him but he hasn’t received many; more as a director than as a performer. Of the eight nominations for the oscars by Kenneth Branagh, obtained the best case scenario for Belfastcategory in which he was also awarded at the Golden Globes. If he won five BAFTAs and a few prizes at the Venice Film Festival, and opted for the Palme d’Or at Cannes for A lot of noise for nothing.

‘Henry V’ | MGM

The opinion of specialized critics on the work of Kenneth Branagh

The figures given in the section of rotten tomatoes for reviews they are the following regarding Kenneth Branagh’s films, ranking them from best to worst:

  1. Henry V (1989): mean score of 8.2 out of 10 in 40 reviews.
  2. Hamlet (1996): mean of 8.1 in 56 reviews.
  3. Belfast (2021): average of 7.8 in 309 reviews.
  4. die again (1991): mean of 7.3 in 48 reviews.
  5. Cinderella (2015): average of 7.2 in 258 reviews.
  6. A lot of noise for nothing (1993): mean of 7.1 in 49 reviews.
  7. In the heart of raw winter (1995): mean of 7 in 26 reviews.
  8. Thor (2011): average of 6.7 in 291 reviews.
  9. the last act (2018): average of 6.6 in 141 reviews.
  10. Peter’s friends (1992): mean of 6.2 in 34 reviews.
  11. Murder on the Orient Express (2017): average of 6.1 in 300 reviews.
  12. death on the nile (2022): average of 5.9 in 260 reviews.
  13. The magic flute (2006): average of 5.6 in 23 reviews.
  14. Jack Ryan: Operation Shadow (2014): average of 5.6 in 188 reviews.
  15. labors of love lost (2000): average of 5.5 in 67 reviews.
  16. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994): mean of 5.5 in 48 reviews.
  17. The trace (2007): average of 5.2 in 123 reviews.
  18. like you want (2006): average of 4.7 in 14 reviews.
  19. Artemis Poultry (2020): average of 3.6 in 175 reviews.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Fan Reviews

We come back to rotten tomatoesbut this time for the first ranking of Kenneth Branagh’s films voted by its users:

  1. Belfast: half of 4.5 with over 1,000 votes.
  2. Hamlet: half of 4.3 with more than 25,000 votes.
  3. Henry V: average score of 4.3 out of 5 with over 10,000 votes.
  4. In the heart of raw winter: half of 4.2 with over 500 votes.
  5. A lot of noise for nothing: half of 4.1 with over 50,000 votes.
  6. death on the nile: half of 4.1 with more than 2,500 votes.
  7. Cinderella: half of 3.9 with over 50,000 votes.
  8. Peter’s friends: half of 3.9 with over 5,000 votes.
  9. die again: half of 3.8 with over 10,000 votes.
  10. Thor: half of 3.8 with over 100,000 votes.
  11. The magic flute: half of 3.6 with over 1,000 votes.
  12. the last act: half of 3.5 with over 250 votes.
  13. Jack Ryan: Operation Shadow: half of 3.4 with over 50,000 votes.
  14. Murder on the Orient Express: half of 3.3 with more than 25,000 votes.
  15. The trace: half of 3.2 with over 10,000 votes.
  16. like you want: half of 3.2 with over 5,000 votes.
  17. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: half of 3.2 with over 50,000 votes.
  18. labors of love lost: half of 3 with more than 2,500 votes.
  19. Artemis Poultry: half of 1.7 with over 1,000 votes.
‘Hamlet’ | stone castle

Reviews of IMDb moviegoers

On the other hand, these are the data that you also provide to us IMDb on public opinion:

  1. Hamlet: average score of 7.8 out of 10 with 37,815 votes.
  2. Henry V: half of 7.5 with 29,716 votes.
  3. A lot of noise for nothing: half of 7.3 with 47,781 votes.
  4. Belfast: half of 7.3 with 53,558 votes.
  5. In the heart of raw winter: half of 7.2 with 2,580 votes.
  6. Thor: half of 7 with 813,215 votes.
  7. Peter’s friends: half of 7 with 11,289 votes.
  8. Cinderella: half of 6.9 with 173,750 votes.
  9. die again: half of 6.8 with 27,857 votes.
  10. The magic flute: half of 6.5 with 1,239 votes.
  11. Murder on the Orient Express: half of 6.5 with 242,162 votes.
  12. The trace: half of 6.4 with 31,627 votes.
  13. death on the nile: half of 6.4 with 70,441 votes.
  14. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: half of 6.3 with 54,699 votes.
  15. the last act: half of 6.3 with 4,462 votes.
  16. Jack Ryan: Operation Shadow: half of 6.2 with 130,117 votes.
  17. like you want: half of 6.1 with 3,368 votes.
  18. labors of love lost: half of 5.9 with 4,641 votes.
  19. Artemis Poultry: half of 4.2 with 27,293 votes.

What FilmAffinity moviegoers say

And, finally, we have here the information that he offers us FilmAffinity:

  1. Hamlet: average score of 7.4 out of 10 with 8,118 votes.
  2. A lot of noise for nothing: half of 7 with 16,882 votes.
  3. Peter’s friends: half of 7 with 10,859 votes.
  4. Henry V: half of 6.9 with 3,425 votes.
  5. Belfast: half of 6.8 with 7,632 votes.
  6. In the heart of raw winter: half of 6.8 with 1,107 votes.
  7. die again: half of 6.2 with 3,115 votes.
  8. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: half of 6.2 with 16,864 votes.
  9. The magic flute: half of 6.2 with 544 votes.
  10. the last act: half of 6 with 448 votes.
  11. labors of love lost: half of 5.9 with 1,313 votes.
  12. death on the nile: half of 5.9 with 4,886 votes.
  13. Murder on the Orient Express: half of 5.8 with 23,129 votes.
  14. like you want: half of 5.6 with 316 votes.
  15. Thor: half of 5.6 with 60,947 votes.
  16. Cinderella: half of 5.5 with 13,416 votes.
  17. Jack Ryan: Operation Shadow: half of 5.3 with 8,446 votes.
  18. The trace: half of 5.2 with 5,615 votes.
  19. Artemis Poultry: half of 3.8 with 1,615 votes.
‘Belfast’ | focus

Conclusions on the Best and Worst of Kenneth Branagh

According to specialist critics, The best movie directed by Kenneth Branagh is Henry V, his first movie. In contrast, viewers who vote on Rotten Tomatoes prefer Belfastwhile those of IMDb and FilmAffinity coincide in the choice Hamlet.

And, regarding the least significant of the Northern Irish director among the nineteen feature films he has accumulated during his career behind the cameras to date, both analysts and moviegoers on all three platforms are pointing the finger Artemis Poultryand far enough away from the rest.