Every Movie James Gunn has Written, Directed or Produced Ranked!
From 'Brightburn' to 'The Suicide Squad,' Moviefone counts down every movie James Gunn has ever written, produced, or directed.
Writer, director and producer James Gunn is one of the most popular filmmakers working today!
Gunn began his career writing such popular movies as 'Scooby-Doo' and Zach Snyder's 'Dawn of the Dead,' and would eventually go on to direct his own movies like 'Slither' and 'Super' before taking on the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' franchise for Marvel Studios and 'The Suicide Squad' for DC.
Gunn is also the new co-chairman and co-CEO of DC Studios along with producer Pater Safran, and will soon be writing and directing 'Superman: Legacy.' Meanwhile, his final film in the 'Guardians' trilogy, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3' is currently in theaters now.
In honor of his new film, Moviefone is counting down every movie James Gunn has ever made from worst to best. Fort this list, we are including any movie Gunn either wrote, directed, produced, or some combination of the three, but we are not including his TV work, such as the 'Peacemaker' series or 'The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.'
13. 'Tromeo & Juliet' (1997)
Written by Gunn, 'Tromeo & Juliet' is a modern, punk adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. Told irreverently, this film attempts to impact the viewer in the same way theatre-goers were effected in Shakespeare's time. Bawdy, Violent, Humorous, and Romantic.
Tromeo & Juliet
12. 'The Belko Experiment' (2016)
Written and produced by Gunn, a group of eighty American workers are locked in their office and ordered by an unknown voice (Gregg Henry) to participate in a twisted game.
The Belko Experiment
11. 'The Specials' (2000)
Written by Gunn, America's 7th Best Superhero Team, the Specials, are a group of geeks and oddballs (including Thomas Haden Church and Rob Lowe). We get to see one day in their lives as fan and new member Nightbird (Jordan Ladd) joins the group, just in time for the group to get a new line of action figures. But the members' extreme personalities and personal issues threaten to rip the group apart.
America's 7th Best Superhero Team, the Specials, are a group of geeks and oddballs. We get to see one day in their lives as fan and new member Nightbird joins the... Read the Plot
10. 'Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed' (2004)
Written by Gunn, when Mystery, Inc. (Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mathew Lillard and Linda Cardellini) are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist Jonathan Jacobo (Tim Blake Nelson) has returned and is trying to recreate their deadliest foes?
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
9. 'Slither' (2006)
Written and directed by Gunn, a small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.
8. 'Brightburn' (2019)
Produced by Gunn, what if a child (Jackson A. Dunn) from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?
7. 'Super' (2011)
Written and directed by Gunn, after his wife (Liv Tyler) falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt (Rainn Wilson), a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.
6. 'Scooby-Doo' (2002)
Written by Gunn, the Mystery Inc. gang (Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mathew Lillard and Linda Cardellini) have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young visitors in very strange ways.
5. 'Dawn of the Dead' (2004)
Written by Gunn, a group of survivors (including Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Ty Burrell) take refuge in a shopping mall after the world is taken over by aggressive, flesh-eating zombies.
Dawn of the Dead
4. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3' (2023)
Written and directed by Gunn, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), still reeling from the loss of Gamora (Zoe Saldana), must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3
Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him to defend the universe along with protecting one of their own. A mission that,... Read the Plot
3. 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (2017)
Written and directed by Gunn, the Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) true parentage.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2. 'The Suicide Squad' (2021)
Written and directed by Gunn, welcome to Belle Reve, the prison where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out, even join the super-secret Task Force X. Today's assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), King Shark (Sylvester Stallone), and everyone's favorite psycho, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie).
Now arm them heavily and drop them on the enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) on the ground to make them behave, and Amanda Waller's (Viola Davis) government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement.
The Suicide Squad
1. 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (2014)
Written and directed by Gunn, light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace).