Best Movies of Peter Sarsgaard

An Education (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $12.57M

A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age.

Blue Jasmine (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $33.40M

A New York socialite, deeply troubled and in denial, arrives in San Francisco to impose upon her sister. She looks a million, but isn't bringing money, peace, or love...

Garden State (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $26.78M

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother's funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade.

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $11.53M

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Jackie (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $13.96M

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

Kinsey (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 156 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $10.21M

A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.

Experimenter (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $0.16M

In 1961, famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans' willingness to obey authority.

Shattered Glass (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $2.21M

The story of a young journalist who fell from grace when it was discovered he fabricated over half of his articles from the publication The New Republic magazine.

Robot & Frank (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $3.33M

Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team.

Pawn Sacrifice (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $2.44M

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Night Moves (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 75 | Earnings: $0.25M

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Green Lantern (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 39 | Earnings: $116.59M

Reckless test pilot Hal Jordan is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers that inducts him into an intergalactic police force, the Green Lantern Corps.

Mr. Jones (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: null

A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.

Year of the Dog (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $1.54M

A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.

Rendition (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $9.66M

A CIA analyst questions his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation at a secret detention facility outside the US.

Orphan (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $41.57M

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

The Dying Gaul (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $0.34M

A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.

Flightplan (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $89.71M

A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

The Skeleton Key (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 121 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $47.81M

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

The Sound of Silence (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: null

A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.