Best Movies of John Waters

Hairspray (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $6.67M

Lead Role: Sonny Bono, Ruth Brown, Divine, Debbie Harry, | Director: John Waters,

A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show.


Pecker (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $2.28M

A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame.


Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $1.28M

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.


A Dirty Shame (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 109 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $1.34M

An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.


Female Trouble (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.


Desperate Living (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A neurotic society woman murders her husband with the help of her maid and, on the lam, escape to Mortville, a homeless community ruled over by a fascist queen.


Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.03M

Lady Divine becomes enraged when her boyfriend cheats on her, and descends into a life of murder and mayhem.


Cry-Baby (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $8.27M

In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.


Polyester (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.


Eat Your Makeup (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

John Waters' first sixteen-millimetre film, about a deranged nanny who kidnaps young girls and forces them to 'model themselves to death' in front of her boyfriend and their crazed friends....


Serial Mom (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.88M

A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.


Kiddie Flamingos (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Child actors perform a 'kid-friendly' table read version of John Water's notorious 1972 X-rated cult classic film, Pink Flamingos.


Mondo Trasho (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 65 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A day in the lives of a hit-and-run driver and her victim, and the bizarre things that happen to them before and after they collide (sexual assault by a crazed foot-fetishist, visions of ...


Pink Flamingos (1972)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.18M

Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".