All 3 Jordan Peele movies ranked from worst to best

Jordan Peele one of the most exciting horror film directors today, and is currently three for three. But which is the best movie out of Nope, Us and Get Out.

Jordan Peele movies ranked: Keke Palmer in Nope

What is the best Jordan Peele movie? Jordan Peele is part of a very exciting new breed of horror movie directors and is currently three for three with his films Get Out, Us, and Nope, so we’ve ranked them all.

After forging a successful career in comedy, primarily in the long-running comedy series Key and Peele, you’d have thought Jordan Peele would go on to make a name for himself as a comedy movie director. Turns out, Peele had a much darker side and his twisted mind has delivered three of the best horror movies of all time, each among the best movies from the past decade. So the battle to be the best Jordan Peele movie is fierce, with all three of his directorial efforts being a big success. Here’s how they compare to each other.

Every Jordan Peele movie ranked, from worst to best:

  • Us
  • Nope
  • Get Out
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3. Us (2019)

While this list is from ‘worst to best’, even the ‘worst’ of his movies is still mostly brilliant. As the follow-up act to Peele’s blistering debut, Us was always going to have a difficult task on its hands to live up to such great expectations and it does lack some of the the subtlety of its predecessor.

Nevertheless, this is still an enthralling and entertaining study of the uncanny and the concept of the outsider. And if you are a fan of one of the best TV series ever made, The Twilight Zone, you’ll love Us’s story. Lupita Nyong’o also absolutely kills it in the lead role(s) too, and should most definitely have received recognition from The Academy.

Jordan Peele movies ranked: Steven Yeun as Ricky 'Jupe' Park in Nope

2. Nope (2022)

With a sterling reputation in place, expectations were even higher for Peele’s latest movie, and wouldn’t you know it, Nope duly delivers. Peele reunites with Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya for one of the best science fiction movies in recent years, and the result is mind-blowing.

In typical Peele fashion, Nope is full of surprises and clever symbolic references as the filmmaker once again offers his audience a thought-provoking cinematic spectacle. Nope is bigger and bolder than his previous two films and is proof that Peele can handle large-scale storytelling, as well as more confined scripts. You can read our Nope review for more on this banging flick.

Best Jordan Peele movies: Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

1. Get Out (2017)

To be fair to the other two movies on this list, neither of them could ever capture the magic of sitting down to watch the very first Jordan Peele movie, not knowing anything about the experience to come. When Get Out hit cinema screens, audiences went in pretty much blind, and were stunned by his razor-sharp social commentary and incredible plot twists.

With Peele’s fantastic script, Kaluuya on top form, and searing imagery, Get Out is a provocative and powerful depiction of the Black experience in modern-day America. Get Out is so good, in fact, that it earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and Peele actually won the award for Best Original Screenplay.

Sadly, that’s all the Jordan Peele movies we can talk about for now until he releases new movies. We can’t wait to see what he does next! For more director rankings, check out our list of the best Steven Spielberg movies and the best John Carpenter movies of all time. We also have more terror for you with our lists of the best ghost movies, and the best horror series of all time. If you’re still wanting more horror, see our picks for the best Netflix horror movies, and take a look at our complete (and complicated) guide on how to watch the Halloween movies in order.