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List of Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Inception (2010)
31
3
Inception
PG-13
31
3

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved.

As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi
2. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
21
3
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-13
21
3

Christopher Nolan concludes his The Dark Knight trilogy featuring DC superhero Batman by bringing him back from self-imposed exile to tackle the merciless mercenary Bane, who plans to take over Gotham city by controlling its dark underworld, with the help of the mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle and his trusted butler Alfred.

As:
Cast
Role:
Blake
Genres:
Action, Thriller
3. Knives Out (2019)
13
3
Knives Out
PG-13
13
3

Harlan Thrombey, renowned crime novelist, who is also the patriarch of an eccentric family, passes away. The circumstances surrounding his death are mysterious, and everyone in the house becomes a suspect in the eyes of Detective Benoit Blanc, who is investigating his death. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Detective
Director:
Rian Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4. (500) Days of Summer (2009)
17
3
(500) Days of Summer
PG-13
17
3

This romantic comedy tells the story of Tom Hansen, an architect who is looking for the woman of his dreams. He falls for Summer Finn, his boss’s new assistant, a woman, who doesn’t believe in romance or true love. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Zooey Deschanel, Matthew Gray Gubler, Minka Kelly, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz
5. Mysterious Skin (2004)
16
4
Mysterious Skin
16
4

Eight-year-old Neil is sexually abused by his Little League coach. Soon after, his teammate Brian wakes up in the crawl space of a house with a bloody nose and no memory. As both of them grow up, the severely traumatized Neil becomes a male prostitute while Brian starts believing he was abducted by aliens. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Gregg Araki
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison, George Webster, Rachael Nastassja Kraft, Lisa Long
6. 50/50 (2011)
14
3
50/50
R
14
3

Adam Lerner, a 27-year-old radio journalist, is suddenly diagnosed with a malignant cancerous tumor in his spine and has a 50/50 chance of survival. As he begins chemotherapy, he develops a new outlook on his relationships with his overprotective mother Diane, shady girlfriend Rachael, frivolous best friend Kyle, as well as his new therapist Katherine.

As:
Cast
Role:
Adam
Director:
Jonathan Levine
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
7. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
11
2
The Trial of the Chicago 7
R
11
2

This historical drama film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants who were charged by the federal government with conspiracy and various other charges, after a peaceful protest turns violent.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Schultz
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller
8. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
22
2
10 Things I Hate About You
PG-13
22
2

Cameron James, a high school student wants to date another student Bianaca Stratford; however, she cannot. Her father’s rule prevent her from dating anyone till the time her elder sister Kat begins dating first. To enable Bianca to date, Cameron attempts to set up the ill-tempered, aggressive and antisocial Kat with another rebellious boy – Patrick.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cameron James
Director:
Gil Junger
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
9. Looper (2012)
18
4
Looper
R
18
4

In 2044, 25-year-old Joe works as a Looper, contract killer who is hired by criminal syndicates from the future—2074. Whenever they want to kill anyone, they send the target into the past where a looper awaits to carry out the task. One day, as the syndicate expectedly decides to close the loop, Joe faces his own future self and is supposed to kill him.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Joe
Director:
Rian Johnson
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
10. Snowden (2016)
17
3
Snowden
R
17
3

Edward Snowden, an employee and sub-contractor of National Security Agency, becomes disillusioned after discovering that the government is amassing virtual data even from ordinary citizens. Feeling accountable and outraged, he quits and putting his safety at risk, exposes this highly classified information about NSA’s illegal mass surveillance to the press, which makes him one of the most wanted men in the world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Snowden
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Scott Eastwood, Rhys Ifans, Shailene Woodley, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Jaymes Butler
11. The Walk (2015)
14
2
The Walk
PG
14
2

The movie is based on the true story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's legendary daredevil walks on a tightrope suspended between the two towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Philippe Petit
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Biography
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Guillaume Baillargeon, Émilie Leclerc, Mark Trafford, Inka Malovic
12. A River Runs Through It (1992)
13
2
A River Runs Through It
PG
13
2

The film is based on a semi-autobiographical eponymous novella by Norman Maclean. Sons of a Presbyterian minister, Norman and his brother, Paul, are home schooled and spend much of their time fly fishing. Eventually Norman leaves home to attend college while Paul becomes a skilled fisher and a fearless muckraking reporter, earning the enmity of many powerful men. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Robert Redford, Craig Sheffer, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Lloyd
13. Manic (2001)
10
2
Manic
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lyle
Director:
Jordan Melamed
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel, Maggie Baird, Blayne Weaver
15. Brick (2005)
11
4
Brick
R
11
4

When a troubled phone-call from his ex-girlfriend Emily is soon followed by the news of her body being found by a storm-drain, high-school teenaged loner Brendan Frye is determined to find the truth. Along with school nerd ‘The Brain,’ he works his way through various students’ gangs to reach the dangerous drug-dealer, ‘The Pin.’ Can Brendan protect himself and solve the murder?

As:
Cast
Role:
Brendan
Director:
Rian Johnson
Genres:
Crime, Action, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Meagan Good, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss
16. Latter Days (2003)
11
3
Latter Days
11
3
As:
Cast
Director:
C. Jay Cox
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jacqueline Bisset, Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey, Rebekah Johnson, Amber Benson
17. The Lookout (2007)
9
2
The Lookout
R
9
2

The story focuses on a high school sports star, who has developed lasting mental impairments after a car accident. Shunned by his wealthy family, he develops close friendship with his blind roommate and starts working nights cleaning a bank.  Shortly, he is noticed by a gang intending to rob the bank and is coaxed by one of his old friends to join in.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Pratt
Director:
Scott Frank
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama
18. Hesher (2010)
9
2
Hesher
R
9
2

When his mother dies in a car accident, T. J. becomes obsessed with the car, following it as it is being towed away. Later, he and his father, a depressed pill-taking individual, move in with his grandmother.  Very soon, they are joined there by Hesher, a tattooed, heavy metal-loving, foul-mouthed squatter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hesher
Director:
Spencer Susser
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Rainn Wilson, Natalie Portman, Devin Brochu, Piper Laurie
19. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
8
2
The Brothers Bloom
PG-13
8
2

The Brothers Bloom is a comedy-drama film, which tells the story of Stephen and Bloom, who are successful con men. However, Bloom wants to leave this business, but Stephen convinces him to pull off one final job, which involves an eccentric heiress. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Rian Johnson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Adventure
20. Don Jon (2013)
11
2
Don Jon
R
11
2

Jon Martello, an Italian American bartender living in New Jersey, is addicted to porn. He meets and begins an affair with Barbara but is still dissatisfied and cannot leave his old habit. However, when he meets Esther, he begins to understand the true meaning of love and relationship.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Jon
Director:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
21. Premium Rush (2012)
13
3
Premium Rush
PG-13
13
3

Responsible for delivering a premium rush package, a bike messenger navigates the dangerous streets of New York on a bike with no brakes as he is chased by a dirty cop who wants to get his hands on the package at any cost. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Premium Rush is an action-packed thriller that keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats.

As:
Cast
Role:
Wilee
Director:
David Koepp
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Sean Kennedy, Kym Perfetto, Anthony Chisholm
22. The Interview (2014)
9
2
The Interview
R
9
2

Dave Skylark and Aaron Rapaport's talk show Skylark Tonight is successful but not considered a serious news show. So when the two land an opportunity to interview the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are all enthusiastic and happy. However, soon they are approached by the CIA who wants the duo to kill Kim Jong-un.

As:
Cast
Director:
Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
23. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
10
2
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
R
10
2

In this follow-up collection of dark stories from Sin City, Marv is struggling to remember his encounter with four dead frat boys around him; cocky gambler Johnny is obsessed about winning against Senator Roark; Dwight McCarthy attempts to save his former girlfriend Ava from her abusive husband; and Nancy Callahan sets out to avenge John Hartigan's death.

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny
Director:
Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
24. The Night Before (2015)
10
2
The Night Before
R
10
2

It is a Christmas comedy stoner film celebrating the lifelong friendship between three young men. They have been spending the Christmas together since the death of Ethan Miller’s parents more than a decade ago. Now they want to put an end to the tradition and make special plans to make their last Christmas get together memorable. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ethan
Director:
Jonathan Levine
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy
26. 7500 (2020)
9
2
7500
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tobias Ellis
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller
27. Angels in the Outfield (1994)
10
1
Angels in the Outfield
PG
10
1

Roger, a young boy, prays to the Divine, asking for a real family as well as for a victory for his favorite basketball team, and to his surprise, few angels are assigned to help his wish come true.  

As:
Cast
Director:
William Dear
Genres:
Family, Sport, Fantasy, Comedy
28. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
11
1
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
PG-13
11
1

The live-action adaptation finds the G.I. Joe team going up against M.A.R.S and its leader the Cobra Commander. Duke, Ripcord, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, and others must stop the Cobra Commander, James ‘Destro’ McCullen, Baroness, Storm Shadow, and Zartan from taking over the world using McCullens nanomites. 

As:
Cast
Role:
The Doctor / Rex
Director:
Stephen Sommers
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller, Action
29. Project Power (2020)
7
1
Project Power
R
7
1

After learning about a new pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers temporarily, a former soldier joins forces with a local cop and a young dealer, in order to find the people responsible for creating it.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank
Genres:
Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
30. Killshot (2008)
7
1
Killshot
R
7
1

Wayne and his wife Carmen are put in the Federal Witness Protection Programme after they witness an incident involving a dreaded mafia leader who is known by the name ‘Blackbird’. However, they are soon targeted by Blackbird’s psychopathic partner.

As:
Cast
Role:
Richie Nix
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
31. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
7
1
Miracle at St. Anna
R
7
1

Miracle at St Anna is a war drama film which takes us to the time of the Second World War, and revolves around four soldiers stationed in Tuscany. They find themselves trapped behind enemy lines and separated from their unit after one of them puts his life at risk to save an Italian boy.       

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
War, Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael K. Williams, Laz Alonso, John Leguizamo, Kerry Washington, Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Omar Benson Miller
32. Uncertainty (2008)
7
1
Uncertainty
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby
Director:
Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lynn Collins, Assumpta Serna, Olivia Thirlby, Louis Arcella
35. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
7
1
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
R
7
1

Laurie Strode escaped brother Michael Myer’s 1978 Halloween massacre. Later, feigning her death, she assumes new identity as Keri Tate, head-mistress of a North California school. Twenty years later in 1998, a vengeful Michael tracks her down to her new address. But now with her teenage son John’s life also at stake, she has to confront the evil once and for all. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Miner
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Janet Leigh, Josh Hartnett, LL Cool J, Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams
36. Beethoven (1992)
8
1
Beethoven
PG
8
1

When a St. Bernard puppy finds refuge with the Newtons everybody except the father, George Newton is thrilled. The puppy is named Beethoven and grows up to become a beloved pet. When an evil veterinarian Dr. Varnick sets his eye on Beethoven for animal experiments, George and the family unite to rescue him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Levant
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
38. Shadowboxer (2005)
7
1
Shadowboxer
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Don
Director:
Lee Daniels
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Ferlito, Macy Gray
39. Havoc (2005)
7
1
Havoc
R
7
1

Havoc is a crime drama film which tells the story of two teens Allison and Emily, living in New York. They belong to affluent families but their lives turn upside down after they get involved with Mexican drug dealers.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Director:
Barbara Kopple
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Hathaway, Channing Tatum, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn
41. Holy Matrimony (1994)
6
1
Holy Matrimony
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ezekiel
Director:
Leonard Nimoy
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patricia Arquette, Courtney B. Vance, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tate Donovan, John Schuck
42. The Road Killers (1994)
6
1
The Road Killers
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Deran Sarafian
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Arquette, Josh Brolin, Christopher Lambert, Craig Sheffer
44. Straight Outta Oz (2016)
11
2
Straight Outta Oz
11
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Wayne Brady, Todrick Hall, Tessa Bella, Willam Belli
45. CineMash: Sid and Nancy (2009)
10
2
CineMash: Sid and Nancy
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nancy Spungen
Director:
Marc Webb
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
46. Sweet Jane (1998)
9
2
Sweet Jane
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony
Director:
Joe Gayton
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Samantha Mathis, Barbara Pilavin, Kimberly Scott, Derek Webster
47. Sparks (2009)
8
2
Sparks
8
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Carla Gugino, Xander Berkeley, Elizabeth Clemmons, Milo Eriksen
48. Big Breaks (2009)
8
2
Big Breaks
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Todd Sterling
Director:
David Krumholtz
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Jane Lynch, Elizabeth Banks, Lucy Punch, Amanda Young, Vanessa Britting
49. Gregory K (1993)
8
2
Gregory K
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Linda Otto
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bill Smitrovich, Kathleen York, Robert Joy, Kristin Griffith
50. Settle the Score (1989)
8
2
Settle the Score
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Edwin Sherin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jaclyn Smith, Jeffrey DeMunn, Louise Latham, Howard Duff
51. Stranger on My Land (1988)
8
2
Stranger on My Land
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Elikann
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, Jeff Allin, Richard Anderson, Tip Boxell, Michael Paul Chan
52. Changes (1991)
7
1
Changes
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Jarrott
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Cheryl Ladd, Michael Nouri, Chris Gartin, Randee Heller
54. Plymouth (1991)
8
1
Plymouth
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Lee David Zlotoff
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Cindy Pickett, Richard Hamilton, Perrey Reeves, Matt Brown
55. Partners (1993)
7
1
Partners
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Weller
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Kevin Nealon, Ed Begley Jr., Graham Beckel, Seymour Cassel, Griffin Dunne
56. The Great Elephant Escape (1995)
7
1
The Great Elephant Escape
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew
Director:
George Miller
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Stephanie Zimbalist, Leo Burmester, Adetokumboh M'Cormack, Julian Sands
57. Hi Honey - I'm Dead (1991)
6
1
Hi Honey - I'm Dead
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Josh Stadler
Director:
Alan Myerson
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Curtis Armstrong, Catherine Hicks, Kevin Conroy, Robert Briscoe Evans

Animation(s)

Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny (2010)
Morgan M. Morgansen's Date with Destiny
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Morgan M. Morgensen / Narrator
Director:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Genres:
Romance, Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Alexandra Nicole Hulme, Lawrie Brewster
Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo (2010)
Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Morgan M. Morgensen / Narrator
Director:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Genres:
Animation, Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Channing Tatum, Alexandra Nicole Hulme, Lawrie Brewster
They Can't Turn the Lights Off Now: Episode #2 (2012)
They Can't Turn the Lights Off Now: Episode #2
As:
Director
Director:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Genres:
Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Andrew Gregory, Evan Gregory, Michael Gregory, Sarah Gregory
Treasure Planet (2002)
Treasure Planet
PG
Plot:

The story focuses on Jim Hawkins, a young man residing in planet Montressor and his journey to the Treasure Planet, from where he hopes to bring back the hidden treasure in order to rebuild his family inn. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 novel, Treasure Island, the film is set in outer space and was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Hawkins
Director:
Ron Clements, John Musker
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne, Corey Burton, Dane A. Davis
Strawberry Bootlaces (2012)
Strawberry Bootlaces
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Sugarman
Genres:
Short, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Treasure Planet (2002)
Treasure Planet
E
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Hawkins
Director:
Dave Allsopp, Paul Johnson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Martin Short, Emma Thompson, Dee Bradley Baker, Dane A. Davis, Jonny Rees
Inception: The Cobol Job (2010)
Inception: The Cobol Job
As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur
Director:
Ian Kirby
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Lukas Haas
Dark Shadows (1991)
Dark Shadows
As:
Cast
Role:
David Collins / ...
Director:
Dan Curtis, Rob Bowman, Paul Lynch, Armand Mastroianni, Mark Sobel
Genres:
Horror, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Ben Cross, Barbara Blackburn, Jim Fyfe
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
T
As:
Cast
Role:
Cobra Commander
Director:
Ken Rogers
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Leigh-Allyn Baker, Robin Atkin Downes, Grey DeLisle, Brian Bloom

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Create Together Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming 2020
HitRECord on TV Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Social TV Experience 2014