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Edgar Wright is a fan-favorite director who has a unique style and vision with his films. his latest movie Last night in Soho, now streaming on HBO Max. I didn’t get to see it in theaters, so the opportunity to see it prompted me to rank Edgar Wright’s films (many of which I hadn’t seen before). The only film I’m not showing is his directorial debut, A handful of fingers, because I couldn’t find it on any streaming service. Here is my personal ranking of Edgar Wright films:

7. The Sparks brothers

Russell Mael and Ron Mael in The Sparks Brothers
Russell Mael and Ron Mael present The Sparks brothers

This isn’t a bad movie at all; It’s actually a very clever documentary in terms of editing and creative storytelling. Having no personal connection to Sparks, however, I didn’t hear as much about it as fans of the iconic pop/rock duo do. There are funny celebrity interviews everywhere that grabbed my attention, but this documentary just wasn’t for me.

6. The end of the world

Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan in The World's End.
Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Eddie Marsan will be there The end of the world

I really wanted to love this movie but for me it’s the weakest of them all Cornetto trilogy. I think one of the biggest things that put me off was Simon Pegg’s character. While Pegg’s previous Cornetto characters had redeeming qualities and character growth, Gary King doesn’t really change all that much at the end. He still wants to live in his glory days for the rest of his life. The cast obviously has great chemistry, but I just wasn’t happy with how this world ended (pun intended).

5. Shaun of the Dead

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg will be there Shaun of the Dead

I honestly didn’t expect this movie to be so high on the list. I’m not a zombie fan at all; I just don’t get the appeal of them. Other than that, this was probably the most entertaining zombie movie I’ve ever seen, largely due to the great chemistry between Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. That kind of chemistry doesn’t always happen; The only other examples I can think of are James Roday Rodriguez/Dulé Hill on psych and Zach Braff/Donald Faison on scrubs.

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4. baby driver

Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzáles and Jon Hamm in Baby Driver
Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzáles and Jon Hamm baby driver

This is by far the most accessible of Edgar Wright’s films for a general audience. The way the music is integrated into the DNA of the story and the character of Baby is brilliant, along with the editing of the car sequences. While two of the cast members have aged very poorly personally (Elgort and Spacey), they still put up great performances along with the rest of the cast. It’s an action-packed musical car adventure love story: what more could you ask for?

3. hot fuzz

Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in Hot Fuzz
Nick Frost and Simon Pegg will be there hot fuzz

This is without a doubt the best movie in the Cornetto trilogy and it’s not even close. Simon Pegg is great as the straight Nicholas Angel in Nick Frost’s comedic PC Butterman. The rest of the cast is brilliant as well, the highlight being Timothy Dalton as the scene where he chews on Simon Skinner. The twist is both expected and unexpected, the action is great, and the humor is on point throughout. If you can only watch one movie from the Cornetto trilogythis is the one to watch.

2. Last night in Soho

Matt Smith and Anya Taylor-Joy in Last Night in Soho.
Matt Smith and Anya Taylor-Joy will be there Last night in Soho

I really wish I had gotten a chance to see this movie in theaters because it is absolutely amazing. Edgar Wright’s use of music as a character in the story is always brilliant and Last night in Soho is no exception! Thomasin Mckenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy star and give incredible performances throughout the film that are so connected. Diana Rigg gives the perfect conclusion to her career, which is in no way inferior to her role game of Thrones. Also, it was nice to see Matt Smith on screen in a great movie (sorry not sorry to disease)! If you have HBO Max, this is definitely a must-have.

1. Scott pilgrim vs the world

Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This movie wasn’t meant to work, especially with its transmedial narrative. However, Edgar Wright makes it work brilliantly and it remains his best film to date. Michael Cera plays an unconventional lead as Scott Pilgrim trying to win a chance to date the beautiful Ramona Flowers, played by the grossly underrated Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The effects are fantastic, the cast is top notch (great characters for Chris Evans and Brie Larson) and the music brings it all together for a fun, colorful ride that still holds up twelve years later!

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