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All Shia LaBeouf Movies Ranked

Shia LaBeouf’s first movie was the Certified Fresh surprise kids hit Holes. And though his next starring project, The Even Stevens Movie (based on the show that gave his young career a start), didn’t get same critical reception, it was a quick launch towards the Hollywood A-list. Soon enough he was groomed to be next of adventuring kin in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and was the main confused human face among non-stop robotic carnage with the Transformers franchise.

By 2014, LaBeouf had all but ditched blockbusters for arthouse material, starring in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac saga. Afterwards, red carpet antics, abrasive art projects, and personal issues began to consume his image, with LaBeouf seemingly in danger of becoming another industry burnout. 2016’s American Honey hinted at a comeback, but 2019 was a true redemption arc with the sentimental, classically-styled adventure The Peanut Butter Falcon, and the autobiographical Honey Boy, a searing personal history, both which became his highest-rated movies. As he prepares his next films for release (including re-teaming with Fury director David Ayer for The Tax Collector, and the Vanessa Kriby-starring drama Pieces of a Woman), we’re ranking all Shia LaBeouf movies by Tomatometer!

#27

Man Down (2016)
16%

#27
Adjusted Score: 17.349%
Critics Consensus: Well-intentioned but overall misjudged, Man Down makes an unfortunately muddled attempt to mine thoughtful drama out of modern warfare's emotional wreckage.
Synopsis: When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he... [More]
Directed By: Dito Montiel

#26
Adjusted Score: 28.278%
Critics Consensus: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a noisy, underplotted, and overlong special effects extravaganza that lacks a human touch.
Synopsis: Two years after saving the world with the Autobots, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) is away at college when an ancient... [More]
Directed By: Michael Bay

#25

Eagle Eye (2008)
26%

#25
Adjusted Score: 32.815%
Critics Consensus: Eagle Eye is a preposterously plotted thriller that borrows heavily from other superior films.
Synopsis: Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan star in Disturbia director D.J. Caruso's race-against-time thriller concerning two strangers thrust together by a... [More]
Directed By: D.J. Caruso

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 28.85%
Critics Consensus: Shia LaBeouf clearly relishes his role in Charlie Countryman, but his efforts can't salvage the movie's shallow script and overstuffed direction.
Synopsis: When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane... [More]
Directed By: Fredrik Bond

#23
Adjusted Score: 43.429%
Critics Consensus: Its special effects -- and 3D shots -- are undeniably impressive, but they aren't enough to fill up its loud, bloated running time, or mask its thin, indifferent script.
Synopsis: Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. When a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts... [More]
Directed By: Michael Bay

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 39.645%
Critics Consensus: Like many anthologies, New York, I Love You has problems of consistency, but it isn't without its moments.
Synopsis: Some of the world's most-respected directors align forces to pay tribute to the city of the New York in this... [More]

#21
Adjusted Score: 39.984%
Critics Consensus: LaBeouf is appealing, but The Battle of Shaker Heights feels too watered down and disjointed.
Synopsis: The Battle of Shaker Heights is directed by the team of Efram Potelle and Kyle Rankin. Kelly Ernswiler (Shia LaBeouf)... [More]
Directed By: Efram Potelle, Kyle Rankin

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 6.726%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on the popular (and recently canceled) Disney Channel sitcom Even Stevens, this made-for-TV movie was filmed in 2002 under... [More]
Directed By: Sean McNamara

#19

Constantine (2005)
46%

#19
Adjusted Score: 53.871%
Critics Consensus: Despite solid production values and an intriguing premise, Constantine lacks the focus of another spiritual shoot-em-up: The Matrix.
Synopsis: An ordinary man with an extraordinary gift must save the planet from evil in this action-packed fantasy. Unknown to most... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lawrence

#18

Bobby (2006)
46%

#18
Adjusted Score: 51.877%
Critics Consensus: Despite best intentions from director Emilio Estevez and his ensemble cast, they succumb to a script filled with pointless subplots and awkward moments working too hard to parallel contemporary times.
Synopsis: Twenty-two people become unwitting participants in a tragic and defining moment of the 1960s in this period drama from actor... [More]
Directed By: Emilio Estevez

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 58.267%
Critics Consensus: The Company You Keep is a (frustratingly) slow-burning thriller about very contemporary issues.
Synopsis: A wanted man and former member of the revolutionary militant group the Weather Underground goes on the run after a... [More]
Directed By: Robert Redford

#16
Adjusted Score: 62.197%
Critics Consensus: It's more entertaining than many sequels, but with Oliver Stone directing, a terrific cast, and a timely storyline that picks up where the original left off, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps should be better.
Synopsis: Ambitious young investment banker Jacob Moore (Shia LaBeouf) discovers that greed is still the name of the game when he... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#15
#15
Adjusted Score: 64.535%
Critics Consensus: It doesn't quite live up to the promise of the first installment, but Nymphomaniac: Volume II still benefits from Lars von Trier's singular craft and vision, as well as a bravura performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Synopsis: NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II picks up with the story of Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications.... [More]
Directed By: Lars von Trier

#14
Adjusted Score: 66.32%
Critics Consensus: Despite all the underdog sports movie conventions, the likable cast and lush production values make The Greatest Game Ever Played a solid and uplifting tale.
Synopsis: The true story of an upset victory that helped change the sport of golf forever provides the basis for this... [More]
Directed By: Bill Paxton

#13

Lawless (2012)
66%

#13
Adjusted Score: 74.104%
Critics Consensus: Grim, bloody, and utterly flawed, Lawless doesn't quite achieve the epic status it strains for, but it's too beautifully filmed and powerfully acted to dismiss.
Synopsis: Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream... [More]
Directed By: John Hillcoat

#12

Disturbia (2007)
69%

#12
Adjusted Score: 74.707%
Critics Consensus: Aside from its clichéd resolution, Disturbia is a tense, subtle thriller with a noteworthy performance from Shia LaBeouf.
Synopsis: Salton Sea director D.J. Caruso travels from the shore to the suburbs for this suspenseful tale of a high-school senior... [More]
Directed By: D.J. Caruso

#11

Fury (2014)
76%

#11
Adjusted Score: 86.421%
Critics Consensus: Overall, Fury is a well-acted, suitably raw depiction of the horrors of war that offers visceral battle scenes but doesn't quite live up to its larger ambitions.
Synopsis: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad... [More]
Directed By: David Ayer

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 83.873%
Critics Consensus: Darkly funny, fearlessly bold, and thoroughly indulgent, Nymphomaniac finds Lars von Trier provoking viewers with customary abandon.
Synopsis: NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an... [More]
Directed By: Lars von Trier

#9
Adjusted Score: 77.634%
Critics Consensus: A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a lively, powerful coming-of-age tale with winning performances and sharp direction from first-timer Dito Montiel.
Synopsis: This is the story of a pivotal summer on the hot, sweaty, violent streets of Astoria, Queens--a summer that changed... [More]
Directed By: Dito Montiel

#8
Adjusted Score: 88.787%
Critics Consensus: Though the plot elements are certainly familiar, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull still delivers the thrills and Harrison Ford's return in the title role is more than welcome.
Synopsis: After being forced to leave Marshall College under dubious circumstances, Indy joins forces with rebellious, young Mutt, who believes he... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#7

Holes (2003)
78%

#7
Adjusted Score: 81.674%
Critics Consensus: Faithful to its literary source, this is imaginative, intelligent family entertainment.
Synopsis: Stanley Yelnats is an unusual hero with dogged bad luck stemming from an ancient family curse. Perpetually in the wrong... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Davis

#6

American Honey (2016)
79%

#6
Adjusted Score: 87.14%
Critics Consensus: American Honey offers a refreshingly unconventional take on the coming-of-age drama whose narrative risks add up to a rewarding experience even if they don't all pay off.
Synopsis: Star, an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American... [More]
Directed By: Andrea Arnold

#5

Surf's Up (2007)
79%

#5
Adjusted Score: 83.634%
Critics Consensus: Surf's Up is a laid back, visually stunning animated movie that brings a fresh twist to some familiar conventions. Its witty mockumentary format is fun and inventive, and the CGI is breathtakingly realistic.
Synopsis: A "mockumentary" on how penguins were actually the inventors of surfing, including behind-the-scenes footage from the Penguin World Surfing Championship.... [More]
Directed By: Ash Brannon, Chris Buck

#4

Borg Vs. McEnroe (2018)
84%

#4
Adjusted Score: 89.684%
Critics Consensus: Borg vs McEnroe makes tennis improbably cinematic -- and brings the absolute best out of Shia LaBeouf, who delivers some of the best work of his career.
Synopsis: It's the summer of 1980 and Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) is the top tennis player in the world, dominating the... [More]
Directed By: Janus Metz

#3
Adjusted Score: 89.571%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This impressive work from acclaimed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki represents a significant departure from traditional anime. Foregoing the gritty storylines,... [More]
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

#2

Honey Boy (2019)
94%

#2
Adjusted Score: 103.698%
Critics Consensus: Honey Boy serves as an act of cinematic therapy for its screenwriter and subject -- one whose unique perspective should strike a chord in audiences from all backgrounds.
Synopsis: From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young... [More]
Directed By: Alma Har'el

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 104.004%
Critics Consensus: A feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances, The Peanut Butter Falcon finds rich modern resonance in classic American fiction.
Synopsis: A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young... [More]

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