Best Movies of Edward Norton

Fight Club (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 254 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $37.02M

An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.


American History X (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 235 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $6.71M

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.


Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 208 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $42.34M

A washed-up actor, who once played a famous superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in a Broadway play.


Isle of Dogs (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 177 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $32.02M

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.


The Illusionist (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 177 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $39.83M

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.


The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $20.19M

A partially idealized film of the controversial pornography publisher and how he became a defender of free speech for all people.


The Italian Job (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $106.13M

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.


25th Hour (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $13.06M

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.


The Painted Veil (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $8.05M

A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.


Primal Fear (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $56.06M

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.


Red Dragon (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $92.93M

A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.


The Bourne Legacy (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $113.17M

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films.


The Incredible Hulk (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $134.52M

Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government, must find a cure for the monster he turns into, whenever he loses his temper.


The Score (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $71.07M

An aging thief hopes to retire and live off his ill-gotten wealth when a young kid convinces him into doing one last heist.


Rounders (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $22.91M

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.


Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: null

In 1950s New York, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend.


Down in the Valley (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $0.57M

Set in the present-day San Fernando Valley, the project revolves around a delusional man who believes he's a cowboy and the relationship that he starts with a rebellious young woman.


Keeping the Faith (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $37.04M

Two friends, a priest and a rabbi, fall in love with the same woman they knew in their youth, but the religious position of both men denies them romance.


Leaves of Grass (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $0.07M

An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.


Pride and Glory (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $15.71M

A family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. For Ray, the truth is revelatory, a Pandora's Box that threatens to upend not only the Tierney legacy but the entire NYPD.



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