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What is the best Wes Anderson film?

Wes Anderson is widely regarded as one of the best and most popular independent film directors working today. His ten films, with an eleventh, The French Dispatch, set to be released this year, are highly stylised, with a distinct colour palette, quirky, often historically-inspired storylines and exacting centre camera shots. He has worked with stop-motion animation for two of his films, Fantastic Mr Fox and Isle of Dogs, displaying an impressive versatility and aesthetic commitment. However, film enthusiasts have long debated the question of which of his films is the best.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) is the best.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) is the best.

It is seen to exemplify Anderson's directorial style.

The plot and structure are unique and arresting.

It's Anderson's most commercially and critically successful film.

The Grand Budapest Hotel grossed a worldwide total of $172.9 million as a surprise box office success, and was very well received by critics, even appearing on a BBC poll list of the greatest films of the twenty-first century. Explore

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) is the best.

Isle of Dogs (2018) is the best.

Fantastic Mr Fox (2009) is the best.

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