RANKED: Every Robert Zemeckis Movie
This week, Paramount Pictures brings the release of Robert Zemeckis’s Allied, a World War II spy romance starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, and as with any new Zemeckis film, it’s a cause for celebration. With that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and ranked every Robert Zemeckis movie, which was no easy task given how many out-and-out classics the man has made over his nearly four-decade career.
Perhaps best known for the Back to the Future trilogy as well as winning a Best Director Oscar for Forrest Gump, Zemeckis was a USC film school grad who got taken under the wing of Steven Spielberg right out of college. He co-wrote Spielberg’s 1941, then started a directing career where he specialized in comedy (Used Cars, Romancing the Stone). After the success of Back to the Future, he began innovating with technology when he blended live action with animation in Who Framed Roger Rabbit and integrated Tom Hanks into historical footage in Gump. In the 2000s, he began a fascination with performance-capture animation, which he explored over several films as both producer and director (Monster House, Polar Express). In recent years he’s gone back to making “real people” movies with a series of dramas including this week’s Allied, which involves a spy who marries another spy who may turn out to be a traitor.
Take a look at our ranking of every Robert Zemeckis movie in the gallery below, and let us know your own favorites in the comments section!