All of Michael Bay’s Movies Ranked

Michael Bay is synonymous with bombastic style of movie making… which some say is a bit simplistic… but he’s turned in some box office dollars over the years, which maybe explains how he’s still making movies… as his scores aren’t good…at all!
So instead of just using IMDb as the yardstick, we have aggregated scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd to get a true ranking…

Death By Films Aggregate Score

3.61 out of 10

14 – Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

3.98 out of 10

13 – Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
After an epic battle, a great city lies in ruins, but the Earth itself is saved. As humanity begins to pick up the pieces, a shadowy group emerges to try to take control of history. Meanwhile, an ancient and powerful new menace sets its sights on Earth. A new group of humans, led by Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg), helps Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) and the Autobots rise up to meet their most fearsome challenge yet: a worldwide war of good versus evil.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

4.44 out of 10

12 – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
Two years after he and his Autobot friends saved the Earth from the Decepticons, Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) faces a new battle: college. Meanwhile, Optimus Prime and the Autobots are working with a secret military organization and trying to make a home for themselves on Earth. When an ancient Decepticon known as The Fallen rises up to wreak vengeance, Sam and his girlfriend, Mikaela, must figure out the history of the Transformers on Earth and find a way to defeat The Fallen once and for all.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

4.94 out of 10

11 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) and his new girlfriend, Carly (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), join the fray when the evil Decepticons renew their longstanding war against the Autobots. Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen) believes that resurrecting ancient Transformer Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy), once the leader of the Autobots, may lead to victory. That decision, however, has devastating consequences; the war appears to tip in favor of the Decepticons, leading to a climactic battle in Chicago.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.05 out of 10

10 – Pearl Harbor (2001)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
This sweeping drama, based on real historical events, follows American boyhood friends Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett) as they enter World War II as pilots. Rafe is so eager to take part in the war that he departs to fight in Europe alongside England’s Royal Air Force. On the home front, his girlfriend, Evelyn (Kate Beckinsale), finds comfort in the arms of Danny. The three of them reunite in Hawaii just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

5.06 out of 10

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9 – 6 Underground (2019)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.11 out of 10

8 – Bad Boys II (2003)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
The drug ecstasy is flowing into Miami, and the police want it stopped. Police Detective Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and his partner, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith), are just the men to do it. They track the drugs to a Cuban smuggler, Johnny Tapia (Jordi Mollà), who is also involved in a bloody war with Russian and Haitian mobsters. If that isn’t bad enough, there’s tension between the two cops because Lowrey is romantically involved with Burnett’s sister, Syd (Gabrielle Union).

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.48 out of 10

7 – Pain & Gain (2013)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
Danny Lupo (Mark Wahlberg), manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie) as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

5.65 out of 10

6 – Armageddon (1998)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. (Ben Affleck), who Harry thinks isn’t good enough for his daughter (Liv Tyler), until the mission proves otherwise.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

6.09 out of 10

5 – The Island (2005)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
A futuristic thriller about a contained, seemingly utopian facility in the mid-21st century. The residents hope to be chosen to go to the Island – the last uncontaminated place on Earth, but when one inhabitant discovers that there are sinister forces at work, he and a female friend make a daring escape.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

6.34 out of 10

4 – Bad Boys (1995)

Directed by: Michael Bay

Synopsis:  
Miami-Dade detectives Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) blow a fuse when $100 million worth of heroin they recently confiscated is heisted from station headquarters. Suspecting it was an inside job, Internal Affairs gives them five days to track down the drugs before they shut down the narcotics division. Action meets farce when Marcus is compelled to masquerade as his partner in order to gain the trust of a call girl (Tea Leoni), a key witness in their investigation.

Death By Films Aggregate Score

6.45 out of 10

3 – 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)