Best Movies of Paul Giamatti

Sideways (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 191 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $71.50M

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.


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 Ides of March (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $40.96M

An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.


American Splendor (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $6.00M

An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.


Cinderella Man (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $61.64M

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.


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.


Private Life (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: null

An author (Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband (Giamatti) on edge.


Win Win (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $10.18M

A struggling lawyer and volunteer wrestling coach's chicanery comes back to haunt him when the teenage grandson of the client he has double-crossed comes into his life.


The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $202.85M

When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones.


The Last Station (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 148 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $6.62M

A historical drama that illustrates Russian author Leo Tolstoy's struggle to balance fame and wealth with his commitment to a life devoid of material things.


Barney's Version (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $7.50M

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.


Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: $12.80M

A man named Mr. Smith delivers a woman's baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.


Cold Souls (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $0.90M

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.


Duplicity (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $40.56M

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.


Turbo (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $83.02M

A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.


Croc-Blanc (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: null

Based on the timeless novel by Jack London. A loyal wolfdog's curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters.


The Ant Bully (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $28.13M

After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins.


John Dies at the End (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $0.14M

A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?


The Phenom (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: null

A Major League rookie pitcher loses control over his pitching and is sent down to the minor leagues, where he begins sessions with an unorthodox sports psychologist. In the process, hidden ...


The Nanny Diaries (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $25.93M

A college graduate goes to work as a nanny for a rich New York family. Ensconced in their home, she has to juggle their dysfunction, a new romance, and the spoiled brat in her charge.



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