Best Paul Dano movies

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Best Paul Dano movies
Today we present the best Paul Dano movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen ... and that you love! Let's go there with the best movies from Paul Dano:

TOP 25:
For Ellen
For Ellen
Paul Dano as: Joby Taylor
Genre: Drama
Release: 2012
After an overnight long-distance drive, Joby has a special meeting—with lawyers and his ex-wife. A struggling musician with the prerequisite tattoos, slimy hair, goatee, and his head firmly floating in the clouds, Joby hasn’t been around to be a dad. Now is his last chance to fight for shared custody of his daughter, Ellen.

TOP 24:
The Extra Man
The Extra Man
Paul Dano as: Louis Ives
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2010
THE EXTRA MAN is a sophisticated and moving comedy from filmmakers Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. THE EXTRA MAN follows Louis Ives (Paul Dano), a lonely dreamer who fancies himself the hero of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. When a deeply embarrassing incident forces him to leave his job at an exclusive Princeton prep school, Louis heads to New York City to make a fresh start. He quickly finds a 9 to 5 job at an environmental magazine, where he encounters an entrancing, green-obsessed co-worker Mary (Katie Holmes).
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Katie Holmes movies?


TOP 23:
Knight and Day
Knight and Day
Paul Dano as: Simon Feck
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 2010
A fugitive couple goes on a glamorous and sometimes deadly adventure where nothing and no one – even themselves – are what they seem. Amid shifting alliances and unexpected betrayals, they race across the globe, with their survival ultimately hinging on the battle of truth vs. trust.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Maggie Grace movies?

TOP 22:
Taking Woodstock
Taking Woodstock
Paul Dano as: VW Guy
Genre: Music, Comedy, Drama
Release: 2009
The story of Elliot Tiber and his family, who inadvertently played a pivotal role in making the famed Woodstock Music and Arts Festival into the happening that it was. When Elliot hears that a neighboring town has pulled the permit on a hippie music festival, he calls the producers thinking he could drum up some much-needed business for his parents' run-down motel. Three weeks later, half a million people are on their way to his neighbor’s farm in White Lake, New York, and Elliot finds himself swept up in a generation-defining experience that would change his life–and American culture–forever.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eugene Levy movies?

TOP 21:
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Paul Dano as: Thaddius
Genre: Drama
Release: 2005
Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her sons, Rodney and Thaddius, to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Daniel Day-Lewis movies?


TOP 20:
Being Flynn
Being Flynn
Paul Dano as: Nick Flynn
Genre: Drama
Release: 2012
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dale Dickey movies?

TOP 19:
The Good Heart
The Good Heart
Paul Dano as: Lucas
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2009
Brian Cox stars as Jacques, the curmudgeonly owner of a gritty New York dive bar that serves as home to a motley assortment of professional drinkers. Jacques is determinedly drinking and smoking himself to death when he meets Lucas (Dano), a homeless young man who has already given up on life. Determined to keep his legacy alive, Jacques deems Lucas is a fitting heir and takes him under his wing, schooling him in the male-centric laws of his alcoholic clubhouse: no new customers, no fraternizing with customers and, absolutely no women. Lucas is a quick study, but their friendship is put to the test when the distraught and beautiful April (Isild Le Besco) shows up at the bar seeking shelter, and Lucas insists they help her out.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephanie Szostak movies?

TOP 18:
Fast Food Nation
Fast Food Nation
Paul Dano as: Brian
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release: 2006
A dramatised examination of the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kris Kristofferson movies?


TOP 17:
Taking Lives
Taking Lives
Paul Dano as: Young Asher
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Release: 2004
Recruited to assist Montreal police in their desperate search for a serial killer who assumes the identities of his victims, FBI profiler Illeana Scott knows it's only a matter of time before the killer strikes again. Her most promising lead is a museum employee who might be the killer's only eyewitness.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shawn Roberts movies?

TOP 16:
Meek's Cutoff
Meek's Cutoff
Paul Dano as: Thomas Gately
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 2010
Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Zoe Kazan movies?

TOP 15:

The King

The King
Paul Dano as: Paul
Genre: Drama
Release: 2006
A motiveless malignancy? Elvis leaves the Navy and heads for Texas where he contacts his father, whom he's never met, the pastor at a Christian community church. Pastor Dave tells Elvis to stay away and, without telling his family that Elvis is his son from a pre-conversion liaison, tells them to have nothing to do with him. But Elvis has already connected with Malerie, the pastor's 16-year old daughter. Elvis embarks on the seduction of Malerie, while Dave examines his conscience and comes to a new conclusion. Can anyone get right with the Lord? Does the Lord hear?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Michael Teigen movies?


TOP 14:

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
Paul Dano as: Alexander (voice)
Genre: Family, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Drama
Release: 2009
Max imagines running away from his mom and sailing to a far-off land where large talking beasts -- Ira, Carol, Douglas, the Bull, Judith and Alexander -- crown him as their king, play rumpus, build forts and discover secret hideaways.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Catherine Keener movies?

TOP 13:

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door
Paul Dano as: Klitz
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 2004
Exceptionally ambitious high schooler Matthew has aspirations for a career in politics when he falls in love with his gorgeous 19-year-old neighbor, Danielle. But Matthew's bright future is jeopardized when he finds Danielle was once a porn star. As Danielle's past catches up with her, Matthew's love for her forces him to re-evaluate his goals.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Remar movies?

TOP 12:

Looper

Looper
Paul Dano as: Seth
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Release: 2012
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jeff Chase movies?

TOP 11:

L.I.E.

L.I.E.
Paul Dano as: Howie Blitzer
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 2001
In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he loses nearly everything and everyone he knows and is left to navigate his adolescence virtually unsupervised.


TOP 10:

Youth

Youth
Paul Dano as: Jimmy Tree
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2015
Two lifelong friends bond whilst vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder retirement. While Fred has no plans to resume his musical career despite the urging of his loving daughter Lena, Mick is intent on finishing the screenplay for what may be his last important film for his muse Brenda. And where will inspiration lead their younger friend Jimmy, an actor grasping to make sense of his next performance?

TOP 9:

Swiss Army Man

Swiss Army Man
Paul Dano as: Hank
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Adventure
Release: 2016
Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

TOP 8:

The Emperor's Club

The Emperor's Club
Paul Dano as: Martin Blythe
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2002
William Hundert is a passionate and principled Classics professor who finds his tightly-controlled world shaken and inexorably altered when a new student, Sedgewick Bell, walks into his classroom. What begins as a fierce battle of wills gives way to a close student-teacher relationship, but results in a life lesson for Hundert that will still haunt him a quarter of a century later.

TOP 7:

Ruby Sparks

Ruby Sparks
Paul Dano as: Calvin
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Release: 2012
Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

TOP 6:

Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy
Paul Dano as: Brian Wilson - Past
Genre: Drama, Music, History
Release: 2015
In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.


TOP 5:

Okja

Okja
Paul Dano as: Jay
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction, Action
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 4:

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine
Paul Dano as: Dwayne Hoover
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2006
A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

TOP 3:

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Paul Dano as: John Tibeats
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

TOP 2:

Prisoners

Prisoners
Paul Dano as: Alex Jones
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Release: 2013
Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands.

TOP 1:

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood
Paul Dano as: Paul Sunday / Eli Sunday
Genre: Drama
Release: 2007
Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.



If you like the best Paul Dano movies, then you will also like the best Emile Hirsch movies, where many of their films coincide.