Best Jake Gyllenhaal movies

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Best Jake Gyllenhaal movies

TOP 25:
Proof
Proof
Character: Harold 'Hal' Dobbs
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release: 2005
Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.

TOP 24:
Life
Life
Character: Dr. David Jordan
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2017
The six-member crew of the International Space Station is tasked with studying a sample from Mars that may be the first proof of extra-terrestrial life, which proves more intelligent than ever expected.


TOP 23:
Rendition
Rendition
Character: Douglas Freeman
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2007
When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside the US.

TOP 22:
City Slickers
City Slickers
Character: Danny Robbins
Genre: Comedy, Western
Release: 1991
Three New York businessmen decide to take a "Wild West" vacation that turns out not to be the relaxing vacation they had envisioned.

TOP 21:
Jarhead
Jarhead
Character: Anthony Swofford
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 2005
Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.


TOP 20:
Demolition
Demolition
Character: Davis Mitchell
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2016
An emotionally desperate investment banker finds hope through a woman he meets in Chicago.

TOP 19:
Everest
Everest
Character: Scott Fischer
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action
Release: 2015
Inspired by the incredible events surrounding a treacherous attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest of elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

TOP 18:
Wildlife
Wildlife
Character: Jerry Brinson
Genre: Drama
Release: 2018
14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry — a housewife and a golf pro — in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job (and his sense of purpose) he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.


TOP 17:
Brothers
Brothers
Character: Tommy Cahill
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Release: 2009
When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic mayhem.

TOP 16:
The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
Character: John Morris
Genre: Comedy, Western
Release: 2018
Oregon, 1851. Hermann Kermit Warm, a chemist and aspiring gold prospector, keeps a profitable secret that the Commodore wants to know, so he sends the Sisters brothers, two notorious assassins, to capture him on his way to California.

TOP 15:

Love & Other Drugs

Love & Other Drugs
Character: Jamie Randall
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Release: 2010
Maggie, an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie, whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.


TOP 14:

Enemy

Enemy
Character: Adam Bell / Anthony Claire
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2013
A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.

TOP 13:

Stronger

Stronger
Character: Jeff Bauman
Genre: Drama
Release: 2017
A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.

TOP 12:

Source Code

Source Code
Character: Colter Stevens
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2011
Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time.

TOP 11:

End of Watch

End of Watch
Character: Brian Taylor
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2012
Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.


TOP 10:

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals
Character: Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2016
Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

TOP 9:

Southpaw

Southpaw
Character: Billy 'The Great' Hope
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 2015
Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

TOP 8:

Zodiac

Zodiac
Character: Robert Graysmith
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2007
The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for three men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

TOP 7:

October Sky

October Sky
Character: Homer Hickam
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 1999
Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

TOP 6:

Okja

Okja
Character: Dr. Johnny Wilcox
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 2017
A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja.


TOP 5:

Spider-Man: Far from Home

Spider-Man: Far from Home
Character: Quentin Beck / Mysterio
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2019
Peter Parker and his friends go on a summer trip to Europe. However, they will hardly be able to rest - Peter will have to agree to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of creatures that cause natural disasters and destruction throughout the continent.

TOP 4:

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler
Character: Louis Bloom
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2014
When Lou Bloom, desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

TOP 3:

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain
Character: Jack Twist
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2005
Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.

TOP 2:

Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko
Character: Donnie Darko
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Release: 2001
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes.

TOP 1:

Prisoners

Prisoners
Character: Detective Loki
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2013
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?