The Complete Works: Vulture Ranks All 22 Spike Lee Films
Today, Spike Lee releases Red Hook Summer, his 21st theatrical film and one that returns him to the low-budget filmmaking of his early career. Lee has been making films for a quarter century, and while he’s had both misfires and masterpieces, the one thing you can say about his films is that they are never, ever boring. We went through the Lee canon and ruthlessly ranked his films, from worst to best. We included only his theatrical releases (Lee has made several television documentaries and even a TV pilot) with one notable exception, because it’s one of his masterworks. Read on to see our choices, and then weigh in with your own rankings below. (Read Will Leitch’s interview with Spike Lee here.)

The Complete Works: Vulture Ranks All 22 Spike Lee Films

Today, Spike Lee releases Red Hook Summer, his 21st theatrical film and one that returns him to the low-budget filmmaking of his early career. Lee has been making films for a quarter century, and while he’s had both misfires and masterpieces, the one thing you can say about his films is that they are never, ever boring. We went through the Lee canon and ruthlessly ranked his films, from worst to best. We included only his theatrical releases (Lee has made several television documentaries and even a TV pilot) with one notable exception, because it’s one of his masterworks. Read on to see our choices, and then weigh in with your own rankings below. (Read Will Leitch’s interview with Spike Lee here.)