My Favorite Steven Soderbergh Films

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Limey (1999)

2.   Solaris (2002)

3.   Contagion (2011)

4.   King of the Hill (1993)
(no relation to the cartoon series)

5.   Out of Sight (1998)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   Logan Lucky (2017)

2.   Sex, Lies & Videotape (1989)

8 thoughts on “My Favorite Steven Soderbergh Films

  1. I don’t like all of his films, but from those I do, The Limey is definitely my top pick. Stamp was at the top of his game in that excellent film.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Soderbergh is one of my favorite directors John. He reminds me of Paul Thomas Anderson and Peter Bogdanovich only, he is much more prolific, and in the case of Bogdanovich, much more consistent.
    My favorites: 1. Sex, Lies and Videotape 2. The Limey 3. Bubble 4. The Informant 5. Che 6. The Girlfriend Experience 7. Logan Lucky 8. Solaris 9. Kafka 10. Out of Sight
    I love the first five and I really like 6-10. To me, Bubble is a great experiment in film. I love the way he coaxes great performances from unknown and inexperienced actors. I think it is very underated. Great post.

  3. I think I would compare Bogdanovich more to either Wes Anderson or Noah Baumbach than Soderbergh although I can see the Paul Thomas Anderson connection. Please tell me, do you own a lot of his Criterion titles? 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by and keep those comments coming 🙂

  4. The only Soderbergh films I own on DVD are Bubble and The Limey. I don’t know if they are Criterion or not.
    I have a confession to make–I rarely watch the film notes. I love film, obviously, and I am interested in the various aspects of it–but knowing the technicalities of specific scenes and so forth isn’t appealing to me. It takes some of the romance out of film watching for me. I like to speculate and knowledge renders speculation obsolete. I know, you are quite the opposite in that regard and I respect that.

  5. Neither of those two titles are on the Criterion Collection, but Che is 🙂 As for you rarely watching film notes, that is nothing to be ashamed of 🙂 I see your reasoning 🙂 Anyway, keep those comments coming 🙂

  6. Sex, Lies and Videotape is my favourite of the ones I’ve seen (the others which are also very good are Solaris, Out of Sight, Logan Lucky, Erin Brokovich and King of the Hill).
    I must track down some of the others, particulary The Limey.
    Thanks for the recommendations.

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