Best Movies of Paul Thomas Anderson

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 235 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: $40.22M

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.


Boogie Nights (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 187 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $26.38M

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.


Phantom Thread (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 174 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $16.68M

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.


Magnolia (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 174 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $22.45M

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.


The Master (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $16.38M

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.


Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $17.79M

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.


Sydney (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $0.14M

Professional gambler Sydney teaches John the tricks of the trade. John does well until he falls for cocktail waitress Clementine.


Inherent Vice (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $8.09M

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.