The Riker Scale

Updated Oct. 2021

99 Rating 

  1. The Incredibles (2004), PG, Directed by Brad Bird
  2. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), PG, Directed by Irvin Kershner

98 Rating

  1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), PG-13, Directed by George Lucas
  2. The Godfather (1972), R, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  3. The Dark Knight (2008), PG-13, Directed by Christopher Nolan
  4. Jurassic Park (1993), PG-13, Directed by Steven Spielberg

95 Rating

  1. The Sandlot (1993), G, Directed by David Mickey Evans
  2. Toy Story (1995), G, Directed by John Lasseter
  3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), PG, Directed by Chris Columbus

94 Rating

  1. Monsters Inc. (2001), G, Directed by Pete Docter
  2. Ocean’s Eleven (2001), PG-13, Directed by Steven Soderberg
  3. Batman Begins (2005), PG-13, Directed by Christopher Nolan
  4. Count of Monte Cristo (2002), PG-13, Directed by Kevin Reynolds

93 Rating

  1. Ford v. Ferrari (2019), PG-13, Directed by James Mangold
  2. Heat (1995), R, Directed by Michael Mann
  3. La La Land (2016), PG-13, Directed by Damien Chazelle
  4. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), PG, Directed by George Lucas

92 Rating

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), PG, Directed by Chris Columbus
  2. Back to the Future (1985), PG, Directed by Robert Zemeckis
  3. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), PG, Directed by Steven Spielberg
  4. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015), PG-13, Directed by J.J. Abrams

91 Rating

  1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994), R, Directed by Frank Darabont
  2. Titanic (1997), PG-13, Directed by James Cameron
  3. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), PG-13, Directed by John Hughes
  4. The Blind Side (2009), PG-13, Directed by John Lee Hancock

90 Rating

  1. Spiderman 2 (2003), PG-13, Directed by Sam Raimi 
  2. Black Panther (2018), PG-13, Directed by Ryan Coogler
  3. Us (2019), R, Directed by Jordan Peele
  4. Get Out (2017), R, Directed by Jordan Peele
  5. Rogue One (2016), PG-13, Directed by Gareth Edwards

89 Rating

  1. Die Hard (1988), R, Directed by John McTiernan
  2. Adventures of Tin-Tin (2011), PG, Directed by Steven Spielberg
  3. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), R, Directed by Quentin Tarantino
  4. The Martian (2015), PG-13, Directed by Ridley Scott
  5. Life is Beautiful (1997), PG-13, Directed by Roberto Benigni

88 Rating

  1. Casino Royale (2006), PG-13, Directed by Martin Campbell
  2. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021), PG-13, Directed by Destin Daniel Crettin
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), PG, Directed by Alfonso Cuaron
  4. Madagascar (2005), PG, Directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath
  5. Miami Vice — “My Brother’s Keeper” (1984), TV-14, Directed by Thomas Carter
  6. Scarface (1983), R, Directed by Brian De Palma

87 Rating

  1. Memento (2000), R, Directed by Christopher Nolan
  2. No Time to Die (2021), R, Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga
  3. Tenet (2020), PG-13, Directed by Christopher Nolan
  4. Sound of Music (1965), G, Directed by Robert Wise
  5. Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), PG-13, Directed by Jon Watts

86 Rating

  1. Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018),  PG-13, Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
  2. Parasite (2019), R, Directed by Bong-Joon Ho
  3. Knives Out (2019), PG-13, Directed by Rian Johnson
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), PG-13, Directed by David Yates
  5. Miami Vice (2006), R, Directed by Michael Mann

85 Rating

  1. Minority Report (2003), PG-13, Directed by Steven Spielberg
  2. Toy Story 3 (2010), G, Directed by Lee Unkrich
  3. Into the Spider-Verse (2018), PG, Directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman
  4. Ratatouille (2007), G, Directed by Brad Bird
  5. Shrek (2001), PG, Directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson
  6. 42 (2013), PG-13, Directed by Brian Helgeland
  7. Inception (2010), PG-13, Directed by Christopher Nolan

84 Rating

  1. Toy Story 2 (1999), G, Directed by John Lasseter and Ash Brannon
  2. Incredibles 2 (2018), PG, Directed by Brad Bird
  3. Coco (2017), PG, Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina
  4. Rocky (1976), PG, Directed by John G. Avildsen
  5. Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017), PG-13, Directed by Rian Johnson
  6. Spiderman (2001), PG-13, Directed by Sam Raimi

83 Rating

  1. Aladdin (1992), G, Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
  2. The Godfather Part II (1974), R, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  3. Mission Impossible IV: Ghost Protocol (2011), PG-13, Directed by Brad Bird
  4. Uncut Gems (2019), R, Directed by the Safdie Brothers
  5. The Social Network (2010), PG-13, Directed by David Fincher
  6. Up (2009), PG, Directed by Pete Docter
  7. Eight Men Out (1988), PG, Directed by John Sayles

82 Rating

  1. Mission Impossible (1996), PG-13, Directed by Brian De Palma
  2. Captain America: Civil War (2016), PG-13, Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
  3. I, Robot (2004), PG-13, Directed by Alex Proyas
  4. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015), PG-13, Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
  5. Finding Nemo (2003), G, Directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich 
  6. Good Will Hunting (1997), R, Directed by Gus Van Sant
  7. Avengers: Endgame (2019), PG-13, Directed by Joe Russo
  8. A Time to Kill (1996), R, Directed by Joel Schumaker
  9. Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade (1989), PG-13, Directed by Steven Spielberg
  10. McFarland, USA (2015), PG, Directed by Niki Caro
  11. Lion King (1994), G, Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff
  12. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988), PG-13, Directed by David Zucker

81 Rating

  1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012), PG-13, Directed by Christopher Nolan
  2. Any Given Sunday (1999), R, Directed by Oliver Stone
  3. The Matrix (1999), R, Directed by the Wachowskis
  4. Jaws (1975), PG, Directed by Steven Spielberg
  5. Searching (2018), PG-13, Directed by Aneesh Chaganty
  6. The Godfather Part III (1990), R, Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
  7. Superbad (2007), R, Directed by Greg Mottola
  8. Wall-E (2008), G, Directed by Andrew Stanton
  9. A Scanner Darkly (2006), R, Directed by Richard Linklater

80 Rating

  1. Saturday Night Fever (1977), R, Directed by John Badham 
  2. Do the Right Thing (1989), R, Directed by Spike Lee
  3. Point Break (1991), R, Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
  4. Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones (2002), PG, Directed by George Lucas
  5. Lilo and Stitch (2002), G, Directed by Chris Sanders
  6. Soul (2020), PG, Directed by Pete Docter
  7. Catch Me If You Can (2002), PG, Directed by Steven Spielberg
  8. Minari (2020), PG-13, Directed by Lee Isaac Chung