Sam Mendes Movies, Ranked (On His 50th Birthday)

"I don't want to be known for one thing. I don't want to have an adjective based around my name. 'Lynchian', I know what that is, I know what 'Kubrickian' is, and I know what 'Bergmanesque' means. But there isn't going to be, and I don't want there to be, a 'Mendesian'." -Sam Mendes
  1. 1.
    American Beauty (1999)
    "Remember those posters that said, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"? Well, that's true of every day but one - the day you die."
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    Road to Perdition (2002)
    "May you get to Heaven an hour before the Devil knows you're dead."
  3. 3.
    Revolutionary Road (2008)
    "The hopeless emptiness? Now, you've said it. Plenty of people are on to the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness..."
  4. 4.
    Away We Go (2009)
    "You guys do what you need to do. Your baby won't care. Kids are resilient. And they're genetically predetermined anyway. They're screwed up out of the womb. So what? They'll have cell phones, they'll be fine. Okay?"
  5. 5.
    Skyfall (2012)
    "Some men are coming to kill us. We're going to kill them first."
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    Jarhead (2005)
    "Every war is different, every war is the same."
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    Spectre (2015)
    "You're a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr Bond."