Ranking Jordan Peele's 3 major horror movies (and number 1 might surprise you)

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Jordan Peele might be a comedian and talented actor, but he's also a creative genius when it comes to making movies of the horror genre. I mean, think about his three major horror flicks: Get Out, Us, and Nope. These movies were the talk of the town when they were released, and truthfully, they're still the talk of the town to this day.

I'm sure out of these three films, there's one that you absolutely love and often go back to re-watch. Also, you probably have one that you didn't necessarily hate but wasn't your cup of tea. Don't worry! You're not the only one because I'm the same way. So, for kicks and giggles, I decided to rank these films from worst to best below. If you're curious to know where each movie falls in my ranking, make sure to keep on reading.

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3. Nope (2022)

I know I'm about to get so much hate for ranking Nope as Peele's worst major horror movie, but it just wasn't as entertaining to me as Get Out and Us. I wouldn't say it was a horrible movie because it had its moments. It just didn't keep my attention. It didn't help that it got off to a slow start. I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi films either, so I guess it makes sense why I didn't enjoy it as much. However, I will say that this movie had great visuals, cinematography, sound design, and special effects. And of course, Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun all gave outstanding performances. However, I've only seen Nope once, and I don't plan on watching it again anytime soon.

Here's the official synopsis via Rotten Tomatoes:

"A man and his sister discover something sinister in the skies above their California horse ranch, while the owner of a nearby theme park tries to profit from the mysterious, otherworldly phenomenon."

2. Get Out (2017)

The movie that put Peele on the map and made people see him as more than just an actor and comedian is Get Out. In fact, many people would say it is his best film to date. While I view one of his other films to be his best movie, Get Out is still a very good horror film. It's suspenseful from the very beginning and has a good mix of thrilling moments and comedic relief. Overall, it shows real situations that real people go through, and it actually makes you think. If you haven't already watched Get Out, here's your reminder to do so. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Here's the movie's synopsis via Rotten Tomatoes:

"Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries leads him to a truth that he never could have imagined."

1. Us (2019)

Honestly, it was a toss-up between Get Out and Us for which movie was Peele's best major horror film. But the reason I chose Us is because it was much darker, violent, and unpredictable than Get Out. Also, I found Us to be more interesting and suspenseful, and it had a unique concept. While I was on the edge of my seat for a good portion of Get Out, I was incredibly tense while watching Us. It's definitely a movie for people who like psychological horror. You'll be thinking about this film long after you finish it.

Here's the movie's plot via Rotten Tomatoes:

"Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a child. Haunted by a traumatic experience from the past, Adelaide grows increasingly concerned that something bad is going to happen. Her worst fears soon become a reality when four masked strangers descend upon the house, forcing the Wilsons into a fight for survival. When the masks come off, the family is horrified to learn that each attacker takes the appearance of one of them."

How would you rank these horror films?

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