Best Movies of Joaquin Phoenix

Gladiator (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $187.67M

When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.


Joker (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 244 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $335.45M

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.


Her (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 215 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $25.56M

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.


Hotel Rwanda (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 199 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $23.47M

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.


Walk the Line (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $119.52M

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.


The Master (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $16.38M

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.


You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: null

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.


To Die For (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $21.20M

A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.


Inherent Vice (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $8.09M

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.


The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $3.10M

In 1850s Oregon, a gold prospector is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brothers.


Signs (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $227.97M

A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.


Two Lovers (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $3.15M

A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.


Quills (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $7.06M

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.


The Immigrant (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $1.98M

1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.


We Own the Night (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $28.56M

A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men.


Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $1.44M

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.


The Village (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 44 | Earnings: $114.20M

A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.


Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $0.35M

A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.


Irrational Man (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $4.03M

A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.


Return to Paradise (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $8.29M

Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.



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