From least favorite to favorite.
5. 'The Fountain' – A major Hollywood film that had lofty ambitions: rarely an idea that gets supported or executed well. This barely-comprehensible story wants to say something like the search for the fountain of youth has been a fool's errand all throughout time, but who cares?
4. 'Pi' – This was Aronofsky's true starting point. It was a clever story about obsession, filmed with very little money or resources. As far as entertainment value, it might be a little lacking, but it deserves to be seen at least once.
3. 'Requiem For A Dream' – Here is where Aronofsky became a critical darling. It takes multiple stories with the some differences but that are tied together by showing the effects of drug use. Hint: this is rather grim.
2. 'Black Swan' – Another look at obsession mixed with some good old fashioned mental illness. This psychological thriller unravels slowly until we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of crazy-town. Natalie Portman deserved all of the praise that was heaped upon her performance.
1. 'The Wrestler' – Speaking of performances, Mickey Rourke (how many comebacks has this guy had?!) turns in a fine one here, showing the less-than glamorous side of professional wrestling. Drama comes from not only his aging in the ring, but also a less than ideal family/love life. This was, by far, Aronofsky's most emotionally-involving work.