films seen
29
average score
3.08*
nationality
USA - 57 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Soderbergh alternates between indie and big budget cinema with relative ease and even manages to be successful in both. Any director who regularly challenges the industry, the audience and himself deserves the proper respect.

The good stuff

Schizopolis

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [1996] - 96 mins
Genre
Comedy, Mystery
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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By far one of the craziest and weirdest films Soderbergh directed. Schizopolis is near impossible to describe, but the dry and deadpan comedy that strips away the layer of decency built up by our society is a joy to behold. A tad long maybe, but that's hardly an issue when there's so much originality and creativity on display.

Solaris

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2002] - 99 mins
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi, Romance, Mystery
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Traffic

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA, Germany [2000] - 147 mins
Genre
Drama, Thriller, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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The Limey

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [1999] - 89 mins
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Sex, Lies, and Videotape

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [1989] - 100 mins
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
Sex, Lies, and Videotape poster

Solid pieces

The Laundromat

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2019] - 95 mins
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Fun and quirky take on the Panama Papers scandal. In the same vein as McKay's The Big Short, Soderbergh tackles a pretty complex and dry subject in an accessible and amusing way. With a star-studded cast and plenty of flair, he turns what could've been a dull and lifeless affair into an extremely watchable film.

High Flying Bird

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2019] - 90 mins
Genre
Drama, Sport
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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You'd be forgiven for thinking this is a boring and insignificant film, but as time passes Soderbergh talent starts to shine through. What is essentially a very simple story becomes fun and intriguing. Well acted, Soderbergh's direction is strong and the whole phone cinematography thing transcends its gimmicky nature.

Logan Lucky

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2017] - 118 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Side Effects

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2013] - 106 mins
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Ocean's Thirteen

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2007] - 122 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Bubble

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2005] - 73 mins
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Crime
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Eros

by Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh, Kar-Wai Wong
Specifics
Hong Kong, USA [2004] - 104 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Gray's Anatomy

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA, UK [1996] - 80 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
Gray's Anatomy poster

The inoffensive

Unsane

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2018] - 98 mins
Genre
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Decent Soderbergh. Unsane delivers a nice spin on the horror genre, with a premise that is dark and grim, but in a very down-to-earth way. Sadly the "shot on iPhone" novelty doesn't bring too much to the table. Would've worked better as a traditionally shot film, but still worth a gamble.

Contagion

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA, United Arab Emirates [2011] - 106 mins
Genre
Drama, Action, Thriller
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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The Informant!

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2009] - 108 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Crime, Biography
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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The Girlfriend Experience

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2009] - 77 mins
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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One of Soderbergh's indie projects. A small but genuine and candid drama about a high class call girl trying to balance her work with a relationship. The acting is decent, the cinematography is intimate and the film doesn't overstay its welcome. It's nothing out of the ordinary, just a solid and well-made film.

Che: Part One

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA, France [2008] - 134 mins
Genre
Drama, War, Biography, History
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Ocean's Twelve

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2004] - 125 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Full Frontal

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2002] - 101 mins
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Ocean's Eleven

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2001] - 116 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Out of Sight

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [1998] - 123 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance, Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Worthy but flawed

Haywire

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA, Ireland [2011] - 93 mins
Genre
Drama, Action, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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And Everything Is Going Fine

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2010] - 89 mins
Genre
Documentary
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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Nice doc on Spalding Gray, though maybe a little too focused on his work and monologues. While they are primarily stories about himself and his family, Gray literally explains their poetic foundation, which makes them less fit for a documentary. Even so, a decent portrait of a man with an interesting life and fine career.

Kafka

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA, France [1991] - 98 mins
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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Dubious filler

Magic Mike

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2012] - 110 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Erin Brockovich

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2000] - 131 mins
Genre
Drama, Biography
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Plain forgettable

Behind the Candelabra

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2013] - 118 mins
Genre
Drama, Romance, Biography
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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The Good German

by Steven Soderbergh
Specifics
USA [2006] - 105 mins
Genre
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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