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James Ivory movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Howards End,’ ‘A Room with a View,’ ‘The Remains of the Day’

James Ivory movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Howards End,’ ‘A Room with a View,’ ‘The Remains of the Day’

James Ivory celebrates his 91st birthday on June 7, 2019. The director, who became an art house favorite thanks to a series of lofty literary adaptations produced by his partner Ismail Merchant, shows no signs of slowing down in his twilight years. In fact, he recently become the oldest Oscar winner in history for penning the script to “Call Me by Your Name” (2017). In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Although the majority of his work takes place overseas, Ivory was born in Berkeley, CA, in 1928. After cutting his teeth as a documentarian, he kicked off a professional and romantic relationship with Merchant, and together they formed the production company Merchant Ivory. Together, with screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala serving as the third member of their team, they produced a series of acclaimed films based on the works of E.

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