Best Movies of Paul Dano

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 235 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 93 | Earnings: $40.22M

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.


Looper (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $66.47M

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.


Okja (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: null

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.


Love & Mercy (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 157 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $12.55M

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy.


Meek's Cutoff (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $0.98M

Settlers traveling through the Oregon desert in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.


Ruby Sparks (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $2.54M

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.


L.I.E. (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $1.14M

A 15-year-old Long Island boy loses everything and everyone he knows, soon becoming involved in a relationship with a much older man.


Swiss Army Man (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $4.21M

A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.


For Ellen (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $0.01M

A struggling musician takes an overnight long-distance drive in order to fight his estranged wife for custody of their young daughter.


Being Flynn (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $0.53M

Working in a Boston homeless shelter, Nick Flynn re-encounters his father, a con man and self-proclaimed poet. Sensing trouble in his own life, Nick wrestles with the notion of reaching out yet again to his dad.


The Extra Man (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: $0.45M

Lead Role: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, Marian Seldes, | Director:

A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.


Explicit Ills (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $0.03M

A drama of four interconnecting stories revolving around love, drugs and poverty in Philadelphia.


The Good Heart (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 109 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: $0.02M

Lead Role: Paul Dano, Brian Cox, Bill Buell, Boði, | Director: Dagur Kári,

A cantankerous but ailing bartender takes a kindly young homeless man in under his wing.


Gigantic (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 99 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 38 | Earnings: $0.10M

A mattress salesman finds his plan to adopt a Chinese baby augmented by the arrival of a young woman, who comes into his workplace, falls asleep on one of the beds, and starts to affect his life upon waking up.


Light and the Sufferer (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Realism and fantasy collide in Jonathan Lethem's genre-bending coming-of-age story, which follows two estranged brothers as they try to leave New York City for a new life in California only...


Weapons (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 46 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Weapons presents a series of brutal, seemingly random youth-related killings over the course of a weekend in a typical small town in America,and tragically reveals how they are all interrelated.