pick your favorite wes anderson film!

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it's not rocket science -- just pick your favorite wes anderson film. if you wish to chose "all" or "other" (i've excluded his ads for television), just refrain from voting and explain why.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
rushmore 51
the royal tenenbaums 30
bottle rocket (feature) 12
the life aquatic with steve zissou 12
fantastic mr. fox 12
i think wes anderson's films are insufferable 9
the darjeeling limited 4
hotel chevalier 2
bottle rocket (short) 1


by another name (amateurist), Sunday, 4 April 2010 23:14 (nine years ago) link

rushmore, tenenbaums, and fantastic mr fox are his best. i know nothing about hotel chevalier, but i think life aquatic and darjeeling were low points for him -- just cutesy, mannered genre exercises. voted tenenbaums even though it's way too long.

SANAA Na (get bent), Sunday, 4 April 2010 23:18 (nine years ago) link

Still really like Tenenbaums, but it's gotta be Rushmore. Really didn't feel the love for Fox.

Nhex, Sunday, 4 April 2010 23:31 (nine years ago) link

still like bottle rocket the best.

poop soup on a...ah, fuck it (latebloomer), Sunday, 4 April 2010 23:44 (nine years ago) link

have yet 2 see fox, id order them

tenenbaums
bottle rocket
hotel chevalier
rushmore
darjeeling ltd
life aquatic

johnny crunch, Sunday, 4 April 2010 23:45 (nine years ago) link

i haven't seen a lot of these actually (only seen fox, darjeeling & royals) & fox & darjeeling are in my 20 fav films of the decade -- i don't really get the fuss over royals tho tbh

jihad mane (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 4 April 2010 23:46 (nine years ago) link

probaby Fantastic Mr. Fox. Everyone loves to hate on Life Aquatic since he's basically repeating himself but it's still pretty amusing all the way through, teeming with aquatic life and whatnot. love all the ocean-themed ideas he squeezed into it (pirates, jacqes couseau, jellies, man-eating sharks); more colorful even than FMF. Anjelica Huston is better here than in RT, and Bill Murray is upstaged by Willem Dafoe.

Cosmo Vitelli, Monday, 5 April 2010 00:07 (nine years ago) link

Sic transit gloria.

404s & Heartbreak (jim in glasgow), Monday, 5 April 2010 01:56 (nine years ago) link

i really like this corny fuck. Though I despised Darjeeling.

404s & Heartbreak (jim in glasgow), Monday, 5 April 2010 01:57 (nine years ago) link

bottle rockets (Feature) - never seen the short

ain't no thang but a chicken ㅋ (dyao), Monday, 5 April 2010 01:57 (nine years ago) link

I will punch anyone who votes for Hotel Chevalier.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Monday, 5 April 2010 02:57 (nine years ago) link

Loved Fox, but there really is no way in hell I'm not voting Rushmore.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Monday, 5 April 2010 02:58 (nine years ago) link

I will punch anyone who votes for Hotel Chevalier.
― queen frostine (Eric H.), Sunday, April 4, 2010 9:57 PM (37 minutes ago) Bookmark

i actually really like that little film, and natalie portman's ass has nothing (well, little) to do with it.

by another name (amateurist), Monday, 5 April 2010 03:35 (nine years ago) link

Sorry, for me it's like every criticism leveled against Wes Anderson distilled into a few insufferable minutes. Plus I'm obviously unmoved by sensitive, understated ass.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Monday, 5 April 2010 03:42 (nine years ago) link

Rushmore, Tenenbaums, Darjeeling - in that order

t(o_o)t (ENBB), Monday, 5 April 2010 03:54 (nine years ago) link

Rushmore! I haven't seen Hotel Chevalier, Fantastic Mr. Fox, or I Think Wes Anderson's Films Are Insufferable.

clemenza, Monday, 5 April 2010 04:10 (nine years ago) link

tenenbaums. it might actually be fox if i'd seen it more than once, but i've loved tenenbaums for a long time. do people like bottle rocket? i've always kind of wanted to see it.

phantompenguin, Monday, 5 April 2010 04:14 (nine years ago) link

i like all of em OK, but only LOVE Rushmore and Fantastic Mr. Fox (in that order)

choom raider (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 5 April 2010 04:28 (nine years ago) link

just watched rushmore again. wow that movie is great.

by another name (amateurist), Monday, 5 April 2010 07:19 (nine years ago) link

rushmore in a beat

rip sarah silverman 3/19/10 never forget (history mayne), Monday, 5 April 2010 10:15 (nine years ago) link

would be v surprised if rushmore doesnt win this

just sayin, Monday, 5 April 2010 10:17 (nine years ago) link

wanna see the criterion disc of 'bottle rocket' cos i think i've only seen it taped of tv, but it'll still be 'rushmore'

rip sarah silverman 3/19/10 never forget (history mayne), Monday, 5 April 2010 10:18 (nine years ago) link

i have soft spot for bottle rocket and will go to bat for for darjeeling ltd, but rushmore by a long, long way. probably couldn't sit through tenenbaums any more, but liked it at the time. life aquatic is just awful.

caek, Monday, 5 April 2010 10:23 (nine years ago) link

Rushmore was the only movie where I ever rolled beer cans down the aisles in protest. A friend and I had been lured in by print and television ads promising "Best comedy of 1998!" We felt that there weren't very many jokes that lived up to the "these are O.R. scrubs" exchange in the trailer. Those who had called it the best comedy of the year must have missed The Waterboy.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 5 April 2010 11:06 (nine years ago) link

i liked rushmore but don't care for the others. haven't seen bottle rocket. tenenbaums i couldn't stand enough to watch more than 10 min. so i vote rushmore.

harbl, Monday, 5 April 2010 11:08 (nine years ago) link

xp lolol

caek, Monday, 5 April 2010 11:10 (nine years ago) link

We felt that there weren't very many jokes that lived up to the "these are O.R. scrubs" exchange in the trailer.

well, that's true. (that line is v. funny btw: "these are o.r. scrubs." "o.r. they?") for one thing, comedy doesn't equal jokes. i think it's a really funny movie.

by another name (amateurist), Monday, 5 April 2010 13:45 (nine years ago) link

Bottle Rocket>Rushmore>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Darjeeling>>>>>>>>>>>The RTs
(Didn't see the others)

President Keyes, Monday, 5 April 2010 13:49 (nine years ago) link

tenenbaums. it might actually be fox if i'd seen it more than once, but i've loved tenenbaums for a long time. do people like bottle rocket? i've always kind of wanted to see it.

― phantompenguin, Monday, 5 April 2010 04:14 (9 hours ago) Bookmark

this, and see bottle rocket immediately.

i tihnk with anderson the order you see them in is key, because his steez doesn't change much. so i was only so-so on rushmore even though it's as good as anything he's done (saw it recently) but love tenenbaums, bottle rocket (saw them a few years back, have viewed repeatedly)

darjeeling ltd isn't very good (in context of the list), haven't seen the life aquatic

Jesse James Woods (darraghmac), Monday, 5 April 2010 13:53 (nine years ago) link

don't see the life aquatic

ain't no thang but a chicken ㅋ (dyao), Monday, 5 April 2010 13:56 (nine years ago) link

Going out on a limb here I love both Life aquatic and Darjeeling Ltd. Although I think I love the fantasy india in the Darjeeling Ltd., the plot and its resolution are almost incidental, if not a block on my enjoyment. Voted for Zisou.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 5 April 2010 14:32 (nine years ago) link

rushmore
bottle rocket
darjeeling
royal tenenbaums
fantastic mr. fox
life aquatic
shorts aren't real movies

I like all this dude's stuff

congratulations (n/a), Monday, 5 April 2010 14:38 (nine years ago) link

I would have voted for "I think wes anderson's films are insufferable except for Fantastic Mr Fox."

Lucky for you, you can actually vote for Fantastic Mr. Fox.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Monday, 5 April 2010 15:15 (nine years ago) link

Rushmore. heaven't seen Fox and I need to watch Tenenbaums again. but yeah. Rushmore all day long.

Wishes he picked a cooler name. Fat. (will), Monday, 5 April 2010 15:21 (nine years ago) link

Rushmore, Tenenbaums, Darjeeling - in that order

Then FMF.

Il suffit de ne pas l'envier (Michael White), Monday, 5 April 2010 15:29 (nine years ago) link

Tenenbaums, saddest of all of them....

sonofstan, Monday, 5 April 2010 15:43 (nine years ago) link

bottle rocket, fox, or rushmore

symsymsym, Monday, 5 April 2010 16:07 (nine years ago) link

I will punch anyone who votes for Hotel Chevalier.

― queen frostine (Eric H.), Monday, April 5, 2010 2:57 AM (14 hours ago)

So much this. Utter dogshit of the worst kind. Ruined La Portman for me too.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Monday, 5 April 2010 17:08 (nine years ago) link

And fuck a Sarstedt too.

unpredictable johnny rodz, Monday, 5 April 2010 17:09 (nine years ago) link

hotel chevalier was shown with 'darjeeling ltd' in the uk and it's p hard to see it as a separate entity. don't see how it's worse than the main feature, and given that is has natalie portman's arse in it, i'm minded to say it's better.

rip sarah silverman 3/19/10 never forget (history mayne), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:11 (nine years ago) link

fuck this guy

booches (Tape Store), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:15 (nine years ago) link

Rushmore's a better movie but I voted for Bottle Rocket, Owen Wilson as Dignan is classic, he never topped that character. I liked Tenenbaums at the time but seeing it more recently I'm pretty indifferent, hated or haven't seen everything since then, seems like this guy peaked and then burned out so quickly.

fuckshitpop (some dude), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:15 (nine years ago) link

thread brings out the haters.

Rushmore is still his best. Life Aquatic is a real mess but for some reason I respond to it.

Gee, Officer (Gukbe), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:17 (nine years ago) link

voted Fox but on second thought its probably a tie between that Tenenbaums, and Darjeeling.

kulinary gangsta (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

never understood the love for Bottle Rocket

kulinary gangsta (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

it's funnie

rip sarah silverman 3/19/10 never forget (history mayne), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link

well, that's true. (that line is v. funny btw: "these are o.r. scrubs." "o.r. they?") for one thing, comedy doesn't equal jokes. i think it's a really funny movie.

― by another name (amateurist), Monday, April 5, 2010 9:45 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

It's like you didn't understand my post at all.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 5 April 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link

Voted Fox, but I really liked Tenenbaums when it came out. Rest of his stuff is basically dreck.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 5 April 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link

I'm pretty stoked actually. I picked up Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel for my kid the other day and it had a coupon in it for $2 off of the fox movie.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 5 April 2010 17:21 (nine years ago) link

Incidentally, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Zissou_(jurist)

Moo Vaughn, Friday, 23 March 2018 16:23 (one year ago) link

ctrl-f "bottle rocket"

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, March 23, 2018 9:14 AM (sixteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i did and nothing happened

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 23 March 2018 16:32 (one year ago) link

oh no wait now i get it

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Friday, 23 March 2018 16:33 (one year ago) link

Darjeeling was probably the most bored I've ever been in a movie theater. it felt like a spot-on parody of a Wes Anderson film, just without any humor

frogbs, Friday, 23 March 2018 16:35 (one year ago) link

"look at these assholes" was a peak Wes Anderson moment but otherwise the film wasn't top shelf. though i liked it tbh.

omar little, Friday, 23 March 2018 16:37 (one year ago) link

I can't go thee.

Alba, Saturday, 24 March 2018 09:43 (one year ago) link

going w/ the site name

not quite as cool as seeing damo's wang but (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2018 12:27 (one year ago) link

The Darjeeling Limited is the best! I know it gets a lot of stick for cultural appropriation but it’s all framed in a ‘look at these idiots!’ kind of way, epitomised in the shoe-being-stolen prank. I think it’s a wonderfully poignant film about parental neglect and what it means to be symbolically orphaned. And about all kinds of loss really.

The performances, especially by Wilson and Brody, feel blisteringly personal, and the context of what was going on for Owen Wilson at the time only adds to this: http://content.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,1658495,00.html

tangenttangent, Saturday, 24 March 2018 13:34 (one year ago) link

It’s also really funny.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 24 March 2018 13:35 (one year ago) link

I'm glad to see ILX consensus around every film ever released by Wes Anderson.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 March 2018 13:37 (one year ago) link

nobody talked about moonrise at all on this thread. maybe there is another thread where people talk about it.

scott seward, Saturday, 24 March 2018 14:16 (one year ago) link

yeah I love darjeeling, but maybe only because of the color palette

akm, Saturday, 24 March 2018 15:14 (one year ago) link

the only recent ones i’ve liked are Moonrise Kingdom & Grand Budapest Hotel.
I can’t explain why but all the promos for Isle of Dogs have repelled me. But I wasn’t into Fantastic Mr Fox either

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:30 (one year ago) link

These are OR scrubs.

O R they?

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:36 (one year ago) link

Rushmore
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
Bottle Rocket
The Darjeeling Limited
The Royal Tenenbaums
... and then I can't stand Hotel Chevalier

Still haven't seen Steve Zissou

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Saturday, 24 March 2018 16:45 (one year ago) link

wow i completely agree with tt actually, i found darjeeling v touching at the time but all of the critiques of it made
me feel like i was remembering it wrong or even had interpreted it incorrectly when i saw it

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 24 March 2018 17:58 (one year ago) link

I think in some ways (especially visually) it’s the most superficially Wes andersony of his movies, but for all its flaws it’s the one where the characters are most recognisably human (rather than marionettes). It’s definitely not his worst.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 24 March 2018 21:00 (one year ago) link

Yeah, it's only the worst among the films he's made.

not quite as cool as seeing damo's wang but (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 March 2018 21:23 (one year ago) link

Rushmore
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
Bottle Rocket
The Darjeeling Limited
The Royal Tenenbaums
... and then I can't stand Hotel Chevalier

This looks right, and it's the order I'd agree with most. He's only made three watchable movies, though (your top three), and I've no interest in watching them again (not necessarily a sin).

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 24 March 2018 21:35 (one year ago) link

TBH, I don't really want to watch any of them beyond the top 4 again.

"Minneapolis" (barf) (Eric H.), Saturday, 24 March 2018 23:48 (one year ago) link

Zissou is probably widely regarded as the worst Wes Anderson film and maybe people are right, but I thought it was very good.

omar little, Saturday, 24 March 2018 23:50 (one year ago) link

End of Zissou might be the best thing he's ever done.

Gukbe, Sunday, 25 March 2018 00:31 (one year ago) link

Love Zissou, though it took a second viewing to bring me around. Initially kind of hated it. No such luck with Darjeeling.

Rushmore
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Moonrise Kingdom (Maine summer camp nostalgia elevates this one considerably)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Bottle Rocket
The Darjeeling Limited

not quite as cool as seeing damo's wang but (contenderizer), Sunday, 25 March 2018 03:02 (one year ago) link

I don't think Anderson's strange, dry humor translated well with Fantastic Mr. Fox. I have no hope for The Isle of Dogs (especially after watching the first long preview). I really enjoy most of his other work though.

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 26 March 2018 14:19 (one year ago) link

Dahl's sensibility and Anderson's were a good mesh.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 26 March 2018 14:21 (one year ago) link

Anderson excels when you have quirky things in the real world like the treehouse in Moonrise Kingdom. Take away the real world, aka talking animated animals, the quirky stuff hardly works.

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 26 March 2018 14:25 (one year ago) link

I'll watch Isle of Dogs anyway because maybe Mr. Fox is a fluke.

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Monday, 26 March 2018 14:29 (one year ago) link

I don't think Anderson's sensibility translated very well through the voices of Clooney or Streep. Also, I've never been particularly a fan of Roald Dahl. Or animation. I have higher hopes for this one (despite not being a dog person).

Moo Vaughn, Monday, 26 March 2018 14:46 (one year ago) link

I happened upon Fantastic Mr. Fox once while scrolling through channels in a hotel. I had no idea what it was - I completely forgot that he'd done an animated film. I thought it was some low-budget independent film and I enjoyed it a lot (at least, the 20 minutes I saw). Eventually I was like, "wait, some of these voices sound familiar.."

frogbs, Monday, 26 March 2018 15:24 (one year ago) link

I don't think Anderson's FMF had much to do with Dahl's sensibility at all

Number None, Monday, 26 March 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link

It really doesn't, also it is great

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Monday, 26 March 2018 20:23 (one year ago) link

it's amazing imo, probably my favourite

imago, Monday, 26 March 2018 21:09 (one year ago) link

Yeah I couldnt get with Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox. It was like watching a stop-motion Curb Your Enthusiasm episode or something, the humor felt very dry & adult & not my bag at all

Plus I grew up with the book as a kid, i think that affected my expectations a lot

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 26 March 2018 23:18 (one year ago) link

even the trailer for Isle of Dogs is deathly boring.

DJ U OK Hun? (jed_), Monday, 26 March 2018 23:34 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Some more. Warily optimistic--he's been steadily losing me for years.

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/a-look-at-wes-andersons-new-new-yorker-inspired-film

clemenza, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 03:03 (two weeks ago) link

The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun
A film by Wes Anderson
In Theaters July #TheFrenchDispatch pic.twitter.com/RRDhZLHO7c

— The French Dispatch (@french_dispatch) February 12, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 15:57 (two weeks ago) link

Needs a bigger cast, more names.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

this should be a glorious mess

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:12 (two weeks ago) link

At this stage there are a group of pretty people that enjoy working in movies with large casts about vague big stuff, and if it's not this then it's a Woody Allen movie, so good news, it's this.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:43 (two weeks ago) link

interesting to see how anderson reacts to knives out being a fresher wes anderson movie

BSC Joan Baez (darraghmac), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:51 (two weeks ago) link

all his films are good and this one will be too

(i will larf non-stop and so will dr vick, not that i've actually watched a movie with her for years now)

mark s, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

mark s otm

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

quite obviously this looks amazing

imago, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

Grand Budapest managed to show in Tupelo for a week, maybe 2; this looks like something the local cinema managers will run like hell from, and I'll have to go see it in Memphis/Bham/ATL.

Miami weisse (WmC), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:22 (two weeks ago) link

looks good

omar little, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:23 (two weeks ago) link

first time he's used Lois Smith and Henry Winkler?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 17:30 (two weeks ago) link

Spoiler: At the end of The French Dispatch they get bought by a couple of Trump guys from Queens who lay off everyone without severance, bring in their “own people” and nuke the online archives.

— Matt Prigge (@mattprigge) February 12, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 21:59 (two weeks ago) link

pretty

Yerac, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 22:06 (two weeks ago) link


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