Edgar Wright Movies Ranked

5. The World’s End (2013)

The World’s End Review

Certainly the most divisive entry in the Cornetto trilogy, The World’s End flips the Simon Pegg and Nick Frost roles from Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead on their heads, and boasts a considerably more mature and contemplative tone than its predecessors.

The World’s End is a clever look at the nature of rural life in the UK with a particular focus on laddish behaviour. It is a tad slower than the other entries in the trilogy, pushing it lower down this list of Wright movies than the other two films, but it still boasts many of the familiar hallmarks of Wright’s best work and is a well acted comedy ensemble as creative as the some of the very best of the genre.

4. The Sparks Brothers (2021)

The Sparks Brothers Review

The Sparks Brothers is a loving ode from Edgar Wright to one of his favourite groups, the elusive Sparks (consisting of brothers Ron and Russel Mael).

The film does a fine job unpicking the brothers’ sense of mystique and elusiveness while helping to illustrate why they have become so renowned over their 50 years in the music business. As a clear lover of music, it is only fitting that Wright’s first documentary is about one of his great musical loves.

As one might expect from Edgar Wright, The Sparks Brothers is far from orthodox, with some imaginative imagery and a sense of humour and warmth permeating its lengthy runtime. It is constantly diverting from what you might expect and is certainly one of Wright’s stronger efforts.

3. Baby Driver (2017)

Baby Driver Review

Wright’s first foray away from the world of comedy and towards all-out action was a smash hit and his highest grossing film to date. The 2017 heist movie Baby Driver focuses on getaway driver Baby as he struggles to break free of the life of crime he has become embroiled in.

The stunts are jaw-dropping throughout, and the cast are fantastic across the board with particularly notable support work from Jon Hamm, Lily James and Jamie Foxx. Music has never been more prominent in an Edgar Wright film and is used to marvellous effect to drive the story, dictate the pacing, and offer character development, particularly between Baby and his love interest Deborah.

While not as much of a surprise runaway thrill as the movies to come, Baby Driver is still an utterly rewatchable movie in the mould of Wright’s usual tongue-in-cheek approach, and a very strong entry into his filmography.

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