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List of Oscar Isaac Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Ex Machina (2014)
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11
Ex Machina
R
46
11

Following a programmer who is asked to administer the Turing test to an intelligent humanoid robot, the film Ex Machina explores the psychological dilemma faced by the man as he realizes that he is developing feelings for the robot. The movie was recognized as one of the ten best independent films of 2014. 

Role:
Nathan
Starring:
Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, Corey Johnson, Sonoya Mizuno
Directed By:
Alex Garland
2. Dune (2021)
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9
Dune
PG-13
47
9

Based on a science fiction novel, this film revolves around the son of a noble family, Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man, who has a great destiny beyond his understanding. He learns that he will need to travel to one of the most dangerous planets in the universe, for his family and his people.

Role:
Duke Leto Atreides
3. Drive (2011)
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9
Drive
R
40
9

Hollywood stuntman by day, getaway driver by night, the hero, known simply as 'driver', is a loner who gets roped into defending his ladylove and neighbour, Irene, and her son, from her ex-convict husband's crimes. Driver is lifted by its colourful supporting cast, and of course, the car chases.

Role:
Standard
Directed By:
Nicolas Winding Refn
4. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)
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15
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
PG-13
55
15

30 years after the fall of the Empire, the First Order emerges to threaten the New Republic. Captured by dark warrior Kylo Ren, Resistance pilot Poe Dameron sends information about self-exiled Jedi Luke's location via a BB-8 robot. Scavenger Rey retrieves it, and must take it to General Leia with help from renegade stormtrooper Finn and legendary smuggler Han Solo.

Directed By:
J.J. Abrams
5. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
17
5
Inside Llewyn Davis
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17
5

The dark comedy follows the life of struggling folk singer Llewyn Davis for a week as he sorts through his messy life and struggles to achieve a successful career after the failure of his debut album ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’. His choices lead him down a path of failure and dejection. 

Role:
Llewyn Davis
Starring:
Directed By:
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
6. Agora (2009)
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5
Agora
R
15
5

The biopic tells the story of 4th-century Hellenistic Neoplatonist philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician Hypatia. Hypatia becomes the center of Christian hatred when she starts refuting the claims of the geocentric Ptolemaic system and tells that the Earth is a sphere. As social turmoil between Christians and Jews becomes violent, her allies try to save her. 

Role:
Orestes
Starring:
Rachel Weisz, Michael Lonsdale, Amber Rose Revah, Max Minghella, Ashraf Barhom
Directed By:
Alejandro Amenábar
7. Che: Part One (2008)
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3
Che: Part One
8
3

This is the first part of biopic on the life of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara. An Argentinian doctor, Che joins Cuban exile Fidel Castro and his rebels in mid-1950s and turns a global revolutionary. After signing Castro’s campaign in 1956, he and the rebels reach Cuba, gather support of local peasant population, and after a guerrilla war, topple Batista’s dictatorial regime. 

Role:
Interpreter
Starring:
Benicio Del Toro, Julia Ormond, Pablo Guevara, Franklin Díaz
Directed By:
8. Body of Lies (2008)
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5
Body of Lies
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15
5

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a CIA agent on the hunt for an elusive terrorist leader, Al Saleem, Body of Lies is an action-thriller film that portrays the tensions and drama between the agent, his supervisor and their Jordanian intelligence counterparts. Russel Crowe plays the CIA agent's boss whose unclear directives have the agent doubting his motives to catch the terrorist.

Role:
Bassam
Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
Directed By:
9. A Most Violent Year (2014)
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4
A Most Violent Year
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11
4

During the 1980s, immigrant Abel Morales, who owns a heating-oil distribution company in New York, is trying to expand his business with honesty in face of rampant corruption and illegal practices. As he tries to secure loan for expansion, his trucks are hijacked, oil is stolen, and drivers are beaten up. Abel must protect his business and family, but time is running out.

Role:
Abel Morales
Starring:
Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce
Directed By:
J.C. Chandor
10. At Eternity's Gate (2018)
9
4
At Eternity's Gate
PG-13
9
4

This biographical drama film revolves around the final years of famous painter Vincent van Gogh, which he had spent in Arles, France. Despite being tormented, he spent his last days creating some of the best works of his life.

Role:
Paul Gauguin
Directed By:
Julian Schnabel
11. The Nativity Story (2006)
9
3
The Nativity Story
PG
9
3

Based on stories from the Holy Bible, this drama film revolves around the period in Mary and Joseph’s life, where they journeyed to Bethlehem, after learning that Mary is going to give birth to Jesus Christ.

Role:
Joseph
Starring:
Hiam Abbass, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shaun Toub, Ciarán Hinds
Directed By:
Catherine Hardwicke
12. Life Itself (2018)
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3
Life Itself
R
10
3

Life Itself is a romantic drama film which tells the story of multiple couples from different parts of the world, and their connection to a single event.

Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Annette Bening, Olivia Wilde, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed By:
Dan Fogelman
13. The Half Life of Timofey Berezin (2006)
7
3
The Half Life of Timofey Berezin
R
7
3
Role:
Shiv
Starring:
Paddy Considine, Valeriu Pavel Dan, Kenneth Bryans, Radha Mitchell
Directed By:
Scott Z. Burns
14. Annihilation (2018)
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Annihilation
R
25
9

The story reveals what happened to a group of scientists who entered an area called ‘the shimmer’, which is a quarantined zone full of mutating animals and plants because of an alien presence. As the movie progresses, sinister forces are revealed and they must find a way to stop the shimmer from engulfing everything. 

Role:
The Biologist's Husband
Starring:
Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Benedict Wong
Directed By:
Alex Garland
15. Balibo (2009)
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4
Balibo
9
4
Starring:
Jane Hampson, Bea Viegas, Christine Martins, Ana Rosa Mendoça
Directed By:
Robert Connolly
16. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
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7
The Bourne Legacy
PG-13
17
7

The fourth installment of the Bourne film franchise, The Bourne Legacy, sees black ops agent, Aaron Cross, run for his life from the Department of Defense after he discovers their secret about field operatives. Jeremy Renner stars as the black ops agent who poses a potential threat to the department upon discovering that it is giving performance-enhancing drugs to its operatives.

Starring:
Albert Finney, Edward Norton, Corey Stoll, Rachel Weisz, Jeremy Renner, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach
Directed By:
Tony Gilroy
17. Robin Hood (2010)
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6
Robin Hood
PG-13
16
6

Robin Longstride, a skilled archer travels to Nottingham from the crusades. He falls in love with Lady Marion and creates a band of warriors to combat corruption in Nottingham. But he soon finds himself in a war against the French. His valor wins the war but the corrupt King John of England declares him an outlaw. 

Starring:
Kevin Durand, Cate Blanchett, Max von Sydow, Danny Huston, Russell Crowe, William Hurt, Mark Strong
Directed By:
18. Operation Finale (2018)
9
4
Operation Finale
PG-13
9
4

Fifteen years after World War II had ended, a team of Israeli agents travel to Argentina, to track down and capture a former Nazi officer named Adolf Eichmann, who is known for his involvement in the holocaust. They try to sneak him out of the country, but it seems the job will not be easy as they expected.   

Starring:
Mélanie Laurent, Ben Kingsley, Nick Kroll, Greta Scacchi
Directed By:
Chris Weitz
19. The Two Faces of January (2014)
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5
The Two Faces of January
PG-13
12
5

The Two Faces of January is a romantic thriller film which tells the story of a con artist and his wife who land in deep trouble in Greece, after the former kills a detective.  Eventually, they have no choice but to seek help from a stranger who seems to be quite untrustworthy.

Role:
Rydal
Starring:
Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Daisy Bevan, Babis Chatzidakis
Directed By:
Hossein Amini
20. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
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X-Men: Apocalypse
PG-13
23
10

En Sabah Nur, the first mutant worshipped as a god in ancient Egypt, wakes up thousands of years later and is extremely dissatisfied with the modern world. He recruits four powerful mutants, Storm, Psylocke, Angel and Magneto, to bring about Apocalypse to the world, which Professor Xavier and Mystique must prevent with the help of young recruits.

Role:
En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
Starring:
James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Evan Peters, Rose Byrne, Ally Sheedy, Nicholas Hoult
Directed By:
Bryan Singer
21. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
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13
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
PG-13
29
13

In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we see the good guys, aka the Resistance, battle it out with the bad guys, also known as the First Order in epic style. Featuring recurring heroes like Han Solo and Princess Leia, this epic space opera is the third part of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.

Starring:
Tom Hardy, Andy Serkis, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Laura Dern, Lily Cole, Adam Driver
Directed By:
Rian Johnson
22. For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada (2012)
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3
For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada
R
7
3
Starring:
Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole, Bruce Greenwood, Mauricio Kuri, Adrian Alonso, Rubén Blades
Directed By:
Dean Wright
23. Won't Back Down (2012)
8
3
Won't Back Down
PG
8
3

Won’t Back Down is a drama film which tells the story of two mothers who are determined to provide their children with a proper education. Therefore,  they try their best and risk everything in order to transform their city’s failing school.

Role:
Michael Perry
Starring:
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ving Rhames, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez, Viola Davis
Directed By:
Daniel Barnz
24. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)
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10
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
PG-13
22
10

The movie finds Rey, Finn, and Poe leading the Resistance against Kylo Ren and the First Order. What follows is Kylo’s path to redemption and Rey discovering that she is the grandchild of the still-living Emperor Palpatine. The Resistance wins but Kylo ends up sacrificing himself to save Rey who then takes up the mantle of Skywalker. 

Role:
Poe Dameron
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Dominic Monaghan, Kevin Smith, Keri Russell, Liam Neeson, Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor
Directed By:
J.J. Abrams
25. The Card Counter (2021)
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7
The Card Counter
R
17
7

William Tell is a former serviceman who now spends most of his time gambling.  His life takes a turn when he is approached by a vulnerable and angry young man, who wants his help for a revenge mission against a military colonel. However, Tell tries to stop him, and instead takes him from casino to casino, and introduces him to the world of gambling.

Role:
William Tell
Starring:
Willem Dafoe
26. The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
7
3
The Life Before Her Eyes
R
7
3

Diana Mcfee is a mother and a wife who is tormented by an event fifteen years ago, that occurred when she was still in school. She struggles with herself as she is unable to let go of the horrific shooting incident.

Starring:
Eva Amurri, Evan Rachel Wood, Uma Thurman, Eva Amurri Martino, Gabrielle Brennan, Brett Cullen
Directed By:
Vadim Perelman
27. 10 Years (2011)
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5
10 Years
PG-13
11
5

Jake meets up with his friends at a high school reunion after a period of ten years. They discuss about the past, and soon they come to realize that they haven’t fully quite grown up yet.

Role:
Reeves
Starring:
Rosario Dawson, Justin Long, Channing Tatum, Aaron Yoo, Anthony Mackie, Chris Pratt, Jenna Dewan Tatum
Directed By:
Jamie Linden
28. W.E. (2011)
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3
W.E.
R
7
3

Sotheby holds an auction of the the estate of Duke and Duchess of Windsor that causes stir and excitement. Wally Winthrop, not happy and satisfied with her life gets obsessed by this historic love story. The lines between reality and fantasy begin to blur as she finds her own happiness and courage when she learns about the sacrifices involved in their tale.

Role:
Evgeni
Starring:
Abbie Cornish, David Harbour, Katie McGrath, Natalie Dormer, Andrea Riseborough, James D'Arcy, Richard Coyle
Directed By:
Madonna
29. In Secret (2013)
8
3
In Secret
R
8
3

Theresa gets married to her cousin, whom she grew up with. Things get ugly when her husband brings home a friend, and Theresa begins to develop an attraction towards him. Together they eventually conspire to kill her husband.

Role:
Laurent
Starring:
Elizabeth Olsen, Matt Lucas, Jessica Lange, Tom Felton, Shirley Henderson
Directed By:
Charlie Stratton
30. The Promise (2016)
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6
The Promise
PG-13
12
6

Armenian origin apothecary Mikael Boghosian promises himself to a rich neighbor to fund his medical studies in Constantinople. There, he falls in love with Armenian origin woman Ana Khesarian, who is involved with American reporter Chris Myers. The love triangle becomes more complicated as the Ottoman government begins mass murder of Armenian people at the outbreak of WWI.

Role:
Mikael Boghosian
Starring:
Jean Reno, Christian Bale, James Cromwell, Marwan Kenzari, Charlotte Le Bon, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo
Directed By:
Terry George
31. Sucker Punch (2011)
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8
Sucker Punch
PG-13
16
8

The psychological fantasy centers on a young woman named Babydoll who is wrongfully locked away in a mental institution. She envisions the institution as a brothel in her mind and escapes into a fantasy world with different levels of challenges to survive. In reality, she also enlists the help of four other prisoners to escape. 

Starring:
Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Jon Hamm, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
32. All About the Benjamins (2002)
6
4
All About the Benjamins
R
6
4

A bounty hunter goes in pursuit of a conman who has managed to skip bail. Things take a turn when they find themselves in the scene of a diamond heist. Therefore, they decide to forget their grudges and team up against the looters.

Starring:
Eva Mendes, Anthony Michael Hall, Mike Epps, Ice Cube, Tommy Flanagan, Carmen Chaplin
Directed By:
Kevin Bray
33. Suburbicon (2017)
6
4
Suburbicon
R
6
4

A home invasion leads to disastrous consequences for a seemingly normal family, after Rose, the matriarch, passes away. However, things take a turn after her twin sister enters their lives and attempts to take her late sister’s place.  

Role:
Roger
Starring:
Noah Jupe, Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Glenn Fleshler, Diane Dehn
Directed By:
34. Mojave (2015)
8
5
Mojave
R
8
5
Role:
Jack
Starring:
Talulah Riley, Mark Wahlberg, Garrett Hedlund, Louise Bourgoin, Cletus Young
Directed By:
William Monahan
35. Revenge for Jolly! (2012)
6
4
Revenge for Jolly!
R
6
4
Role:
Cecil
Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Elijah Wood, Brian Petsos, Elijah Wood
Directed By:
Chadd Harbold
36. Ticky Tacky (2014)
9
3
Ticky Tacky
9
3
Role:
Lucien
Starring:
Tim Rock, Erika Rankin, Helen Rogers, Julian Shatkin
Directed By:
Brian Petsos
37. Lightningface (2016)
9
4
Lightningface
9
4
Role:
Basil Stitt
Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Tim Rock, Erika Rankin, Julie Petsos
Directed By:
Brian Petsos
38. Illtown (1996)
4
4
Illtown
R
4
4
Starring:
Isaac Hayes, Tony Danza, Michael Rapaport, Lili Taylor, Adam Trese, Kevin Corrigan
Directed By:
Nick Gomez
39. Lenny the Wonder Dog (2005)
5
4
Lenny the Wonder Dog
5
4
Starring:
Craig Ferguson, Sammy Kahn, Stephanie Sherrin, Joe Morton, Andy Richter
Directed By:
Oren Goldman, Stav Ozdoba

TV Shows

Show Me a Hero
15
3
Show Me a Hero
TV-MA
15
3
Role:
Nick Wasicsko
Starring:
Jon Bernthal, Alfred Molina, Winona Ryder, Jim Belushi, Peter Riegert, Natalie Paul, Carla Quevedo
Directed By:
Paul Haggis
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
18
5
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
TV-14
18
5
Starring:
Kristen Connolly, Cynthia Nixon, Lynn Redgrave, Jeff Goldblum, Ben Vereen, Tony Goldwyn, Andrew McCarthy
Directed By:
Frank Prinzi, Jean de Segonzac, Steve Shill, Darnell Martin, Norberto Barba
Trentemøller: Gravity (2014)
7
3
Trentemøller: Gravity
7
3
Role:
Mr. Carpool
Starring:
Firas Al Khazaali, Michael Q. Schmidt, Peggy Schnitzer, Charley Rossman
Directed By:
Elvira Lind, Tue Walin Storm

Animation Movies

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
18
3
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
PG
18
3

Set in Spider-Verse, a group of multiple universes, the story focuses on Miles Morales, a New York teen. Bitten by a radioactive spider, he now gains spider-like abilities similar to Spider-Man. Shortly after that he discovers a "Super-Collider" built by supervillain Kingpin and must now join with other Spider men and women from other dimensions to save his city. 

Role:
Interesting Person #1 (voice)
Starring:
Liev Schreiber, Chris Pine, Zoë Kravitz, Mahershala Ali, Lily Tomlin, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson
Directed By:
Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti
The Addams Family (2019)
5
3
The Addams Family
PG
5
3

The Addams Family is an animated comedy fantasy horror film which tells the story of the eccentric Addams family, who moves to a suburb in New Jersey. They are soon targeted by a group of con artists, with the help of an accomplice who claims to a long-lost uncle of the family.    

Role:
Gomez Addams (voice)
Starring:
Martin Short, Charlize Theron, Finn Wolfhard, Snoop Dogg, Allison Janney, Nick Kroll, Allison Janney
Directed By:
Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
The Addams Family 2 (2021)
2
2
The Addams Family 2
U
2
2

Hoping to reconnect with their children, who have even started skipping dinners, Morticia and Gomez try to come up with a plan. They eventually decide to hit the road together for a family vacation in their hideous and humongous camper.

Role:
Gomez Addams
Starring:
Nick Kroll, Charlize Theron

Oscar Isaac Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Show Me a Hero Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 2016