Updated: Mar 30, 2023

Wes Anderson (Movies In Order)

Wes Anderson has directed 10 movies. The first movie was Bottle Rocket in 1996. Here is a complete list of Wes Anderson movies in order.

1. Bottle Rocket (1996)

Bottle Rocket was released in 1996 by Wes Anderson, starring Luke Wilson. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. The movie generated a return of $-5,959,121.

"They'll never catch me ... because I'm fucking innocent."

Upon his release from a mental hospital following a nervous breakdown, the directionless Anthony joins his friend Dignan, who seems far less sane than the former. Dignan has hatched a hair-brained scheme for an as-yet-unspecified crime spree that somehow involves his former boss, the (supposedly) legendary Mr. Henry.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $7,000,000

Revenue: $1,040,879

2. Rushmore (1998)

Rushmore was released in 1998 by Wes Anderson, starring Jason Schwartzman. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. The movie generated a return of $8,096,053.

"I saved Latin. What did you ever do?"

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $9,000,000

Revenue: $17,096,053

3. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

The Royal Tenenbaums was released in 2001 by Wes Anderson, starring Gene Hackman. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. The movie generated a return of $50,441,250.

"I'm very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman."

Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary - all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure, and disaster. Most of this was generally considered to be their father's fault. "The Royal Tenenbaums" is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $21,000,000

Revenue: $71,441,250

4. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou was released in 2004 by Wes Anderson, starring Bill Murray. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. The movie generated a return of $-15,191,597.

"Don't point that gun at him, he's an unpaid intern."

Renowned oceanographer Steve Zissou has sworn vengeance upon the rare shark that devoured a member of his crew. In addition to his regular team, he is joined on his boat by Ned, a man who believes Zissou to be his father, and Jane, a journalist pregnant by a married man. They travel the sea, all too often running into pirates and, perhaps more traumatically, various figures from Zissou's past, including his estranged wife, Eleanor.

Genre: Adventure

Budget: $50,000,000

Revenue: $34,808,403

5. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

The Darjeeling Limited was released in 2007 by Wes Anderson, starring Owen Wilson. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. The movie generated a return of $8,377,151.

"How can a train be lost? It's on rails."

Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray).

Genre: Adventure

Budget: $16,000,000

Revenue: $24,377,151

6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

Fantastic Mr. Fox was released in 2009 by Wes Anderson, starring George Clooney. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. The movie generated a return of $6,471,023.

"I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice."

The Fantastic Mr. Fox bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family.

Genre: Adventure

Budget: $40,000,000

Revenue: $46,471,023

7. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Moonrise Kingdom was released in 2012 by Wes Anderson, starring Jared Gilman. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. The movie generated a return of $52,263,166.

"I always wished I was an orphan. Most of my favorite characters are. I think your lives are more special."

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $16,000,000

Revenue: $68,263,166

8. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Grand Budapest Hotel was released in 2014 by Wes Anderson, starring Ralph Fiennes. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. The movie generated a return of $144,600,318.

"You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant ... oh, fuck it."

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $30,000,000

Revenue: $174,600,318

9. Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Isle Of Dogs was released in 2018 by Wes Anderson, starring Bryan Cranston. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. The movie generated a return of $1,567,546.

"Wait a second. Before we attack each other and tear ourselves to shreds like a pack of maniacs, let's just open the sack first and see what's actually in it. It might not even be worth the trouble."

In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.

Genre: Adventure

Budget: $62,770,198

Revenue: $64,337,744

10. The French Dispatch (2021)

The French Dispatch was released in 2021 by Wes Anderson, starring Bill Murray. The movie has a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. The movie generated a return of $21,333,545.

"Maybe with good luck we'll find what eluded us in the places we once called home."

The staff of an American magazine based in France puts out its last issue, with stories featuring an artist sentenced to life imprisonment, student riots, and a kidnapping resolved by a chef.

Genre: Comedy

Budget: $25,000,000

Revenue: $46,333,545

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who Is Wes Anderson?

Wes Anderson is an award-winning American filmmaker known for his visually eccentric movies. Anderson has been nominated for the Academy Awards Best Original Screenplay three times. He has also been nominated twice for the Academy Awards Best Animated Feature. Wes Anderson currently resides in Paris, France.