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List of Aaron Eckhart Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
124
13
The Dark Knight
PG-13
124
13

Considered to be one of the best superhero films ever made, The Dark Knight is the saga of the Batman’s quest to rid the city of Gotham of organized crime. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of deadly antagonist Joker in the highest grosser of 2008.

Role:
Harvey Dent
Directed By:
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite Cast
2. Erin Brockovich (2000)
37
8
Erin Brockovich
R
37
8

Based on the true story of the eponymous Erin Brockovich, this biographical drama centres around a struggling single mother and legal assistant who unearths a water supply poisoning scandal covered up by a California power company and ends up winning one of the largest class-action lawsuits in American history. Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her titular role in this film.

Starring:
Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick
Directed By:
3. Sully (2016)
20
6
Sully
PG-13
20
6

This biographical drama depicts how American pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger safely landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River after it was hit by a flock of birds, disabling both engines. Just as he is hailed as a hero by common people and the media, he faces a career-threatening investigation into claims that the accident was a pilot error.

Role:
Jeff Skiles
Starring:
Tom Hanks, Ann Cusack, Laura Linney, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O'Malley
Directed By:
4. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
20
8
Thank You for Smoking
R
20
8

As the chief spokesman of Big Tobacco, Nick Naylor defends the use of tobacco in media at times when health concerns are high, and he is good at it. However, when a sharply critical article on him and his work is published, Nick’s life is shaken. Nick has to deal with situation while simultaneously try to become a role model for his son.

Role:
Nick Naylor
Directed By:
Jason Reitman
5. In the Company of Men (1997)
8
4
In the Company of Men
R
8
4
Role:
Chad
Starring:
Stacy Edwards, Matt Malloy, Michael Martin, Mark Rector
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
6. Paycheck (2003)
16
7
Paycheck
PG-13
16
7

Reverse-engineer Michael Jennings is routinely hired to break-up rival company’s technology, after which he has his short-term memory erased. After completing a 3-year job with promises of millions, he is left without money and the authorities are chasing him for treason and murder. He has only limited time and few apparently unrelated items to solve the mystery of his erased 3 years.

Role:
Rethrick
Directed By:
7. Thursday (1998)
8
4
Thursday
R
8
4

A former drug dealer decides to get married and moves to another city to start a new life for himself as an architect. However, one day, his life turns upside down when one of his past companions reappear in his life.

Role:
Nick
Starring:
Thomas Jane, Gary Dourdan, Mickey Rourke, Paulina Porizkova, James Le Gros, Paula Marshall
Directed By:
Skip Woods
8. My All-American (2015)
9
3
My All-American
PG
9
3
Role:
Coach Royal
Starring:
Finn Wittrock, Rett Terrell, Michael Reilly Burke, Robin Tunney
Directed By:
Angelo Pizzo
9. Rabbit Hole (2010)
10
5
Rabbit Hole
PG-13
10
5

Rabbit Hole is an American drama film, which tells the story of a couple who tries to deal with the grief caused by their four-year-old son’s death. While the husband starts attending a self-help group, the wife finds solace in Jason, the teenage driver of the car that killed their son. 

Role:
Howie
Starring:
Sandra Oh, Dianne Wiest, Nicole Kidman, Miles Teller, Tammy Blanchard
Directed By:
John Cameron Mitchell
10. Any Given Sunday (1999)
12
6
Any Given Sunday
R
12
6

Veteran football coach, Tony D'Amato, who took the Miami Sharks to the top, is struggling now with an aging team and is at odds with new young team owner Christina Pagniacci. Following repeated team injuries, when third-string quarterback Willie Beamen steals the show with his offensive display, D'Amato is forced to reevaluate his professional and personal decisions.

Directed By:
11. Nothing Is Private (2007)
7
4
Nothing Is Private
R
7
4

Jasira, a teenager who was living with her mother, Gail, in New York, goes to live with her emotionally distant father, Rifat, in Houston. Jasira's life becomes difficult as she finds herself struggling with her racist schoolmates, her emerging sexuality, inappropriate attention of her married, handsome neighbour and the sexual advances of Thomas, her boyfriend.

Starring:
Toni Collette, Maria Bello, Summer Bishil, Chris Messina, Peter Macdissi
Directed By:
Alan Ball
12. Conversations with Other Women (2005)
7
4
Conversations with Other Women
R
7
4

Conversations with Other Women is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of two former lovers, who are reunited after many years at a wedding. Although, both of them feel the pull of a mutual attraction, neither of them wants to admit it.

Role:
Man
Starring:
Olivia Wilde, Helena Bonham Carter, Yury Tsykun, Brian Geraghty, Brianna Brown
Directed By:
Hans Canosa
13. The Pledge (2001)
9
4
The Pledge
R
9
4

Retiring detective, Jerry Black, promises a mother to find the murderer of her young daughter. Unconvinced that it’s an open-and-shut case, Jerry buys petrol-pump, moves in that area where he discovers more cases and clues. As he grows closer to bartender Lori, her young daughter reports befriending a person nearer to suspect’s description. So now Jerry has to quickly nab the killer. 

Starring:
Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton, Benicio Del Toro, Sam Shepard, Helen Mirren, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Wright
Directed By:
14. Bleed for This (2016)
9
4
Bleed for This
R
9
4

Bleed For This is a biopic on the life of Vinny Pazienza, a former World Champion in Boxing, who had suffered a critical neck injury in a car crash. He was unsure if he would ever walk again, but eventually he manages to make one of the most incredible comebacks in the history of sports.

Role:
Kevin Rooney
Starring:
Katey Sagal, Miles Teller, Ciarán Hinds, Ted Levine
Directed By:
Ben Younger
15. I, Frankenstein (2014)
19
8
I, Frankenstein
PG-13
19
8

After Dr. Frankenstein’s death, Adam, the monster he created, tries to keep away from the war between immortal gargoyles, the protectors of human race led by Queen Leonore, and evil demons, controlled by Prince Naberius. When pursued by both the clans for his powers, Adam gets caught amidst the two as he realizes that the fate of mankind depends on his decision.

Role:
Adam
Starring:
Jai Courtney, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Bill Nighy
Directed By:
Stuart Beattie
16. Midway (2019)
10
4
Midway
PG-13
10
4

Midway is a historical action war drama film which revolves around the Battle of Midway, which had taken place after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. The film shows us how several difficult decisions had to be taken by the Admirals of the US Navy, in order to defeat and destroy the Japanese forces.        

Role:
Jimmy Doolittle
Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Alexander Ludwig, Mandy Moore, Darren Criss, Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson
Directed By:
Roland Emmerich
17. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
15
8
Olympus Has Fallen
R
15
8

A United States Secret Service agent, who was removed from the presidential detail after a failure, fights to save the president when the White House is attacked by a North Korean guerilla outfit. Olympus Has Fallen is the first of the Fallen film series.

Role:
President Benjamin Asher
Starring:
Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune
Directed By:
Antoine Fuqua
18. The Missing (2003)
8
5
The Missing
R
8
5

In 1885, single mother Maggie Gilkeson looks after her two daughters and ranch in New Mexico. When her teenage daughter Lily gets kidnapped by Apache shaman, she unwillingly takes help of her estranged father in finding her daughter. But they must get over the past and work as a team to recover Lily before she is compelled into prostitution across the border. 

Role:
Brake Baldwin
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss, Val Edward Kilmer, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd
Directed By:
19. Neverwas (2005)
6
4
Neverwas
PG-13
6
4

Zach Riley is a psychiatrist who leaves his job at a prestigious university in order to take up a position at a privately run mental institution. However, he is unaware of the fact that this is the very place where his novelist father had spent many years of his life, while he used to battle against chronic depression.

Role:
Zach Riley
Starring:
Alan Cumming, Vera Farmiga, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte, Michael Moriarty, Jessica Lange, Ian McKellen
Directed By:
Joshua Michael Stern
20. No Reservations (2007)
9
7
No Reservations
PG
9
7

Intense and workaholic master chef, Kate Armstrong, suddenly becomes the guardian to nine years old niece Zoe after her sister’s death. Meanwhile, new sous-chef Nick starts intriguing her. Kate must not only become the parent Zoe deserves but let her guard down and fall in love with Nick to find true happiness. 

Role:
Nick
Starring:
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Abigail Breslin, Zoë Kravitz, Patricia Clarkson, Jenny Wade
Directed By:
Scott Hicks
21. Nurse Betty (2000)
8
4
Nurse Betty
R
8
4

After witnessing her husband's murder, a Kansas waitress suffers a nervous breakdown and takes on the personality of a character from her favourite TV show. She begins to identify herself as a nurse and stalks the actor who plays a doctor on the show.

Role:
Del Sizemore
Starring:
Renee Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Allison Janney, Crispin Glover, Chris Rock, Morgan Freeman, Renée Zellweger
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
22. Possession (2002)
7
4
Possession
PG-13
7
4

Roland is a struggling scholar, who along with another literary sleuth, discovers a forbidden love affair between two Victorian poets, after they stumble upon some of their letters.

Role:
Roland Michell
Starring:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Headey, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
23. Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
6
5
Your Friends & Neighbors
R
6
5

A black comedy based on three couples, Your Friends & Neighbors explores sexual power play between three men and three women from different social classes.

Role:
Barry
Starring:
Nastassja Kinski, Amy Brenneman, Ben Stiller, Catherine Keener
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
24. Bill (2007)
6
5
Bill
R
6
5

Bill is a disheartened man as his wife neglects him as well as cheats on him. However, a rebellious teenager decides to help him win back his wife.  

Role:
Bill
Starring:
Jessica Alba, Kristen Wiig, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Sudeikis, Logan Lerman, Holmes Osborne
Directed By:
Bernie Goldmann, Melisa Wallack
25. The Rum Diary (2011)
8
6
The Rum Diary
R
8
6

Unsuccessful writer Paul Kemp moves to San Juan, Peurto Rico, to join a failing newspaper under corrupt editor Lotterman. There he runs into the beautiful Chenault and the corrupt realtor Sanderson, Chenault’s fiancé. When Kemp finally finds his voice and decides to expose Sanderson and Lotterman, he runs into trouble.  

Role:
Sanderson
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins
Directed By:
Bruce Robinson
26. Erased (2012)
7
4
Erased
R
7
4

Erased is an action thriller film which tells the story of a former CIA agent who is forced to run after all records of his existence are erased by his employers and both he and his daughter become part of large international conspiracy.

Role:
Ben Logan
Starring:
Olga Kurylenko, Liana Liberato, Garrick Hagon, Eric Godon
Directed By:
Philipp Stölzl
27. London Has Fallen (2016)
10
6
London Has Fallen
R
10
6

Following the sudden death of the British Prime Minister, the G7 leaders attend his funeral in London, but become the target of a coordinated attack by terrorists that only the US President survives. Still being pursued by the terrorists, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning must work together with an MI-6 agent to ensure the safety of the President.

Starring:
Charlotte Riley, Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Adel Bencherif
Directed By:
Babak Najafi
28. Suspect Zero (2004)
6
5
Suspect Zero
R
6
5

Suspect Zero is a psychological thriller film which revolves around FBI agent Thomas Mackelway, who is transferred to Albuquerque, in New Mexico, as he had mishandled the arrest of a serial killer. He is assigned to investigate the murder of a salesman, but soon it seems that he was a serial killer himself. As more people get killed, Thomas suspects that there might be more to the killer than what meets the eye.

Role:
Thomas Mackelway
Starring:
Carrie-Anne Moss, Ben Kingsley, Harry Lennix, Kevin Chamberlin
Directed By:
E. Elias Merhige
29. Battle Los Angeles (2011)
10
7
Battle Los Angeles
PG-13
10
7

A supposed meteoric shower actually turns out to be a well-planned alien invasion. Michael Nantz, who is about to retire is called upon to join his platoon and retrieve civilians from a police station under alien supervision before the area is bombed. In process, Nantz and his Marines learn a few secrets about their extra-terrestrial enemy that may help save humanity.

Role:
Ssgt. Michael Nantz
Starring:
Michelle Rodriguez, Noel Fisher, Bridget Moynahan, Ne-Yo, Ramon Rodriguez, Will Rothhaar, Cory Hardrict
Directed By:
Jonathan Liebesman
30. Molly (1999)
5
5
Molly
PG-13
5
5
Role:
Buck McKay
Starring:
Elisabeth Shue, Lucy Liu, Thomas Jane, Jill Hennessy, D.W. Moffett
Directed By:
John Duigan
31. The Black Dahlia (2006)
6
6
The Black Dahlia
R
6
6

LAPD Detectives Dwight ‘Bucky’ Bleichert and Lee Blanchard become obsessed with solving the murder of Elizabeth Short, who is nicknamed The Black Dahlia. Things get complicated when Lee ends up getting murdered and Bucky becomes involved with a wealthy woman named Madeleine who bears a striking resemblance to Elizabeth.  

Role:
Lee Blanchard
Starring:
Josh Hartnett, Brian De Palma, Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner
Directed By:
32. Love Happens (2009)
7
4
Love Happens
PG-13
7
4

Burke is a motivational speaker whose book about dealing with grief becomes a best-seller. However, after he meets a beautiful florist, he realizes that he hasn’t completely confronted his wife’s death.  

Role:
Burke
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Martin Sheen, Judy Greer, Dan Fogler, John Carroll Lynch
Directed By:
Brandon Camp
33. The Core (2003)
9
6
The Core
PG-13
9
6

A series of bizarre activities across the globe lead the scientists to discover that the earth’s magnetic field has become instable due to lack of movement in the earth’s molten core and the only way to save the earth is to restart its movement.  So a team of experts drill down into the earth in order to resume the core’s rotation by setting off five nuclear explosions. 

Role:
Josh
Starring:
DJ Qualls, Stanley Tucci, Bruce Greenwood, Hilary Swank, Christopher Shyer, Ray Galletti, Eileen Pedde
Directed By:
Jon Amiel
34. Line of Duty (2019)
5
4
Line of Duty
R
5
4
Role:
Frank Penny
Starring:
Dina Meyer, Giancarlo Esposito, Ben McKenzie, Courtney Eaton
Directed By:
Steven C. Miller
35. Incarnate (2016)
4
5
Incarnate
PG-13
4
5

A single mother feels that her 11-year old son might be possessed by a demon. Eventually, a wheelchair- bound scientist named Dr Seth Ambers is called to investigate. He tries to enter the boy’s mind, where he confronts a demon with powers he has never seen before.

Role:
Dr. Ember
Starring:
David Mazouz, Carice van Houten, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Keir O'Donnell
Directed By:
Brad Peyton
36. Wander (2020)
5
4
Wander
R
5
4
Role:
Arthur Bretnik
Starring:
Katheryn Winnick, Tommy Lee Jones
37. The Wicker Man (2006)
3
6
The Wicker Man
PG-13
3
6

 Officer Edward Malus travels to a distant island to find the daughter Rowan of his ex-fiancée. He tries to rescue Rowan from a neo-pagan cult about to sacrifice her only to realize it was all a trap. 

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Jason Ritter, James Franco, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
38. Tumble (2000)
4
5
Tumble
4
5
Role:
Man
Starring:
Jenny Wade
Directed By:
Neil LaBute
39. Double Jeopardy (1992)
4
5
Double Jeopardy
R
4
5
Starring:
Rachel Ward, Bruce Boxleitner, Sela Ward, Sally Kirkland
Directed By:
Lawrence Schiller
40. Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)
4
5
Slaughter of the Innocents
R
4
5
Starring:
Jan Broberg, Elizabeth Johnson, Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus, Darlanne Fluegel
Directed By:
James Glickenhaus

TV Shows

Frasier
28
7
Frasier
TV-PG
28
7
Starring:
James Spader, Sarah Shahi, Michael Keaton, Teri Garr, Chris Diamantopoulos, Mary Steenburgen, David Duchovny
Directed By:
Gotham Tonight
6
4
Gotham Tonight
6
4
Starring:
Anthony Michael Hall, Colin McFarlane, Lauren Sanchez, Melinda McGraw
Directed By:
Mark Rance
The Romanoffs
7
4
The Romanoffs
TV-MA
7
4
Role:
Greg
Starring:
Jack Huston, Isabelle Huppert, John Slattery, Corey Stoll, Diane Lane, Marthe Keller
Directed By:
Matthew Weiner
Aliens in the Family
6
3
Aliens in the Family
6
3
Starring:
Hayden Panettiere, Allison Janney, John Bedford Lloyd, Margaret Trigg, Paige Tiffany, Chris Marquette
Directed By:
Tom Trbovich

Aaron Eckhart Awards

People's Choice Awards
The Dark Knight Favorite Cast 2009