7. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Perhaps the most damning piece of evidence for the case that Anderson is unbearably cutesy, this conspicuously over-designed, self-satisfied yarn about a Jacques Cousteau-like sea explorer (Bill Murray) and the lost young man (Owen Wilson) who believes he’s Steve’s son careened from one episode of aggressive weirdness to another without ever being half as amusing as it thinks it is.