In recognition of this weekend's premiere of the latest Star Trek movie, this Sunday Best article is a ranking of that film and the previous 12 from worst to best.
I also had a chance to finally see Star Trek Insurrection, so this list should be comprehensive, unlike the ranking from 3 years ago.
13. Star Trek The Motion Picture
12. Star Trek Nemesis
11. Star Trek Insurrection
10. Star Trek Generations
I wanted to like this movie so much. And the parts with Kirk are awesome, but it always leaves me a little flat.
9. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
William Shatner's vanity project fails on nearly every level, except when he focuses his scenes on the complex friendship of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy. Moreso than any of the films, do you see the archetypal space that each character inhabits. But the bad parts are so bad. I go back and forth on this one.
8. Star Trek Into Darkness
7. Star Trek: First Contact
This was one of the most action-packed in the series. It was taught and tense. Probably the best of the Next Generation movies.
6. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
5. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
4. Star Trek Beyond
3. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
You would think that the last film with the entire original cast would be one of the worst. Instead, it is one of the best. It is a mystery. It is a thriller. It is epic space opera. It hearkens back to the past movie and breaks new territory. No Star Trek fan should miss this.
2. Star Trek (2009)
I've probably watched this one more than any of the others. JJ Abrams made a sleek, exciting, and epic film full of fun and adventure.
1. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan