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List of Robert Downey Jr. Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
14
3
Avengers: Infinity War
PG-13
14
3

The intergalactic warlord from Titan, Thanos, is on a quest to collect the six Infinity Stones that will empower him to destroy half of all life in the universe. The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy must come together to stop Thanos and save the world.

As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
2. The Avengers (2012)
14
3
The Avengers
PG-13
14
3

In this first crossover film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury assembles a team of superheroes, featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye, who must overcome their differences to tackle extraterrestrial threats posed by Asgardian Loki after he comes into possession of the powerful device Tesseract.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Fight, People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Superhero
3. Iron Man (2008)
12
2
Iron Man
PG-13
12
2

A superhero film based on the eponymous Marvel Comics character and the first film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man has Tony Stark, a genius billionaire, securing his release from an Afghan cave by creating high-tech suit of armor. He perfects the suit and uses it to fight evil forces to protect the world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
4. Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
12
2
Spider-Man: Homecoming
PG-13
12
2

Returning to his neighborhood after fighting alongside the Avengers, Peter Parker resumes his studies, as well as crime-fighting, but after his recklessness endangers public life, his mentor, Tony Stark, confiscates his high-tech suit. However, Peter has a lead on the mysterious supervillain Vulture, who has access to powerful Chitauri technology, and must pursue him on his own.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Director:
Jon Watts
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
5. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
12
3
Captain America: Civil War
PG-13
12
3

A mission of Avengers results in the loss of civilian lives, hence political pressure mounts to have regulations for the superhero team. This causes the team to split into two groups – Team Captain America favouring freedom of superheroes and Team Iron Man backing the government. Meanwhile, Captain America’s old friend Bucky Barnes is accused of the murder of King T'Chaka of Wakanda.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
6. Zodiac (2007)
12
2
Zodiac
R
12
2

Based on the manhunt for the Zodiac Killer, an elusive serial killer who once terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area, the movie gives an account of the detectives’ desperate attempts to solve what remains one of the most infamous unsolved cases in the United States. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Avery
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
8. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
12
2
Sherlock Holmes
PG-13
12
2

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. John Watson catch a serial killer and black magic follower, Lord Blackwood, who is later sentenced to death and hanged. However, he returns, much to the bewilderment of others. Holmes must restart his investigation and prevent Blackwood from carrying out his evil plan of controlling British Empire.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sherlock Holmes
Director:
Genres:
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Rachel McAdams, Jude Law, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
9. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
12
2
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Lockhart
Director:
Shane Black
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen, Dash Mihok
10. Chaplin (1992)
13
2
Chaplin
PG-13
13
2

It is the biopic of master of comedy, the genius filmmaker Charles Chaplin. The ageing legend talks to the editor of his autobiography about his life, starting from his modest childhood days in South London to his rise in the world of cinema. The film re-creates his tempestuous personal life, issues with authorities, exile from the US, and finally, an Oscar tribute. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Spencer Chaplin
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Biography
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
11. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
12
2
Good Night, and Good Luck.
PG
12
2

In this critically acclaimed historical drama, CBS broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow works to expose the U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and his fear mongering crusade to root out Communists in America. He is ably supported in his endeavour by his producer friend Fred W. Friendly and his team who, regardless of pressures from CBS' corporate sponsors, work to bring down McCarthy.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
George Clooney, Alex Borstein, Frank Langella, Jeff Daniels, Rose Abdoo, David Strathairn
13. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
12
2
Avengers: Age of Ultron
PG-13
12
2

After the Avengers retrieve Loki's scepter from a Hydra facility, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner use it to complete Stark's Ultron global defense program. However, Ultron turns against humans realizing their wrongdoings, and attacks the Avengers, eliminating Stark's A.I. J.A.R.V.I.S. The Avengers must stop a global extinction with mysterious superhuman twins, Pietro and Wanda Maximoff.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark / Iron Man
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
14. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
12
3
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
PG-13
12
3

The Guy Ritchie directed sequel to the 2009 Sherlock Holmes, sees the world’s most famous private detective go up against his arch-nemesis Professor Moriarty. The neo-noir adaptation integrates plot details from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories ‘The Final Problem’ and ‘The Adventure of the Empty House’. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sherlock Holmes
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Mystery, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
15. The Judge (2014)
12
2
The Judge
R
12
2

The Judge is a crime-drama film that revolves around a father-son duo, where the son is a successful city lawyer and the father is a judge in a small-town court. The son, played by Robert Downey Jr., decides to defend his father in court after discovering that his ageing father is convicted of murder and suffering from memory loss.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Hank Palmer
Director:
David Dobkin
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Vera Farmiga, Leighton Meester, Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Vincent D'Onofrio
16. Wonder Boys (2000)
12
2
Wonder Boys
R
12
2

Professor Grady Tripp teaches creative writing but is unable to overcome his writer’s block and complete his novel. Besides that, his platter is full with – his third wife leaves him, his literary agent arrives to push him to complete his manuscript, his married girlfriend becomes pregnant with their child, his troubled student has problems with life. Can the weekend accommodate any more complications?

As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Crabtree
Director:
Curtis Hanson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
17. Natural Born Killers (1994)
11
2
Natural Born Killers
R
11
2

A chilling crime drama, Natural Born Killers, sees a young serial-killer couple, Mickey and Mallory Knox, travel through three states, murdering 52 people to become television sensations thanks to overzealous reporting by journalist, Wayne Gale. Starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as the Knoxes, and Robert Downey Jr. as Gale, this movie highlights the sensationalization of mass murderers in mainstream media.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime
18. Chef (2014)
11
2
Chef
R
11
2

Carl Casper, head chef at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant, leaves his job following a public confrontation with a food critic, and ends up in Miami, where he is encouraged by his ex-wife to refit an old food truck. He gradually regains his artistic freedom, reconnects with his tech-savvy preteen son and rediscovers his lost love.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
19. Iron Man Three (2013)
12
2
Iron Man Three
PG-13
12
2

The seventh film in the Iron Man film series, Iron Man Three sees Tony Stark suffering from stress, anxiety and insomnia after the battle of New York. Soon, he finds himself pitted against a powerful and mysterious foe, Mandarin. When his close ones get attacked, Tony goes after those responsible and in process discovers that an event from past is connected to the present. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark
Director:
Shane Black
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
22. Charlie Bartlett (2007)
11
2
Charlie Bartlett
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nathan Gardner
Director:
Jon Poll
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Sarah Gadon, Hope Davis, Anton Yelchin, Kat Dennings, Tyler Hilton
23. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
11
2
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
R
11
2

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a crime drama film about a boy growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. He gets drawn into a culture of violence, and while most of his friends end up dead or in prison, he escapes to become a successful writer. He also starts believing that he has been saved from suffering like his friends by various ‘saints’.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Dito
Director:
Dito Montiel
Genres:
Crime, Drama
24. Pound (1970)
11
2
Pound
X
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Fantasy
Star Cast:
Charles Dierkop, Joe Madden, Mariclare Costello, James Green
25. Heart and Souls (1993)
11
2
Heart and Souls
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Reilly
Director:
Ron Underwood
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Kyra Sedgwick, Elisabeth Shue, Charles Grodin, Tom Sizemore, Alfre Woodard
26. Baby It's You (1983)
11
2
Baby It's You
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Sayles
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tracy Pollan, Matthew Modine, Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano, Joanna Merlin, Jack Davidson
27. The Incredible Hulk (2008)
12
2
The Incredible Hulk
PG-13
12
2

A superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, The Incredible Hulk follows the story of a man who unwittingly becomes the “Hulk” following a botched-up military program. Though praised for its visuals and action sequences, the film failed to impress at the box office. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Louis Leterrier
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
28. Greaser's Palace (1972)
10
2
Greaser's Palace
TV-MA
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Luana Anders, Albert Henderson, Michael Sullivan, George Morgan
29. The Soloist (2009)
10
2
The Soloist
PG-13
10
2

A newspaper journalist discovers a mentally ill, homeless man, who is also a music genius possessing extraordinary talent. Inspired his story, he writes an acclaimed series of articles, and tries to improve the latter’s life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Lopez
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Jamie Foxx, Jena Malone, Catherine Keener, LisaGay Hamilton, Tom Hollander
31. True Believer (1989)
10
2
True Believer
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Roger Baron
Director:
Joseph Ruben
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
James Woods, Margaret Colin, Kurtwood Smith, Yuji Okumoto
33. Due Date (2010)
10
2
Due Date
R
10
2

Due Date is a comedy that shows a would-be father forced to embark on an eventful road trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles, with a struggling actor, to witness his child's birth. Robert Downey Jr. stars as the would-be father and Zack Galifianakis is the actor who accidentally gets them kicked off a plane, leading to a cross-country journey.

As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Highman
Director:
Todd Phillips
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charlie Sheen, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx, Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan
34. Weird Science (1985)
10
2
Weird Science
PG-13
10
2

Always picked-on by peers and ignored by girls, tech-nerds Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly, try to create their dream-woman through the computer, and are shocked when the experiment succeeds in creating gorgeous Lisa, a superhuman who could wield magic powers. She is the perfect one to help them boost their self-esteem and gain popularity. Can their enchanted journey continue to sail smoothly? 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Hughes
Genres:
Romance, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Michael Hall, Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder, Ilan Mitchell-Smith
35. Back to School (1986)
10
2
Back to School
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Derek Lutz
Director:
Alan Metter
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Adrienne Barbeau, Burt Young, Sally Kellerman, Rodney Dangerfield
37. U.S. Marshals (1998)
10
2
U.S. Marshals
PG-13
10
2

U.S. Marshal, Samuel Gerard, is charged with the transport of federal fugitive Mark Roberts. However, when the plane crashes, Roberts escapes but not before rescuing other passengers. DSS Special Agent, John Royce, joins Gerard in the hunt for Roberts, but Gerard is starting to have doubts about Robert’s guilt. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Special Agent John Royce
Director:
Stuart Baird
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
38. Only You (1994)
10
2
Only You
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Wright
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Billy Zane, Bonnie Hunt, Marisa Tomei, Fisher Stevens, Joaquim de Almeida
39. Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
10
2
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lionel Sweeney
Director:
Steven Shainberg
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Ty Burrell, Harris Yulin, Jane Alexander
41. Bowfinger (1999)
10
2
Bowfinger
PG-13
10
2

B movie film producer Bowfinger is ready to direct his first movie. The script has been penned by an accountant, most of his actors are out of work and he has $2,184 to pay for production cost. He must now sign in action star Kit Ramsey, if he wants the Universal Picture to distribute his film. When Ramsey refuses Bowfinger decides to film his scenes covertly. .

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
43. Chances Are (1989)
10
2
Chances Are
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Finch
Director:
Emile Ardolino
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ryan O'Neal, Christopher McDonald, Mary Stuart Masterson, Cybill Shepherd
44. Tuff Turf (1985)
10
2
Tuff Turf
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Parker
Director:
Fritz Kiersch
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
James Spader, Claudette Nevins, Kim Richards, Paul Mones
48. Game 6 (2005)
9
2
Game 6
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Steven Schwimmer
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Bebe Neuwirth, Michael Keaton, Griffin Dunne, Ari Graynor
49. Gothika (2003)
10
2
Gothika
R
10
2

Brilliant criminal psychiatrist Dr. Miranda Grey, following a car accident, wakes up as a patient in the Woodward Penitentiary where she worked and is treated by her co-worker Dr. Pete Graham. While she has no memory of events after the accident, she learns that she is the prime suspect for the murder of her husband Douglas.

As:
Cast
Role:
Pete Graham
Director:
Mathieu Kassovitz
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Halle Berry, Penelope Cruz, John Carroll Lynch, Bernard Hill, Penélope Cruz, Charles S. Dutton
52. Air America (1990)
9
2
Air America
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Billy
Director:
Roger Spottiswoode
Genres:
Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Mel Gibson, Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins, David Marshall Grant
55. Two Girls and a Guy (1997)
9
2
Two Girls and a Guy
NC-17
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Blake
Director:
James Toback
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Angel David, Frederique Van Der Wal
57. In Dreams (1999)
9
2
In Dreams
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vivian Thompson
Director:
Neil Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Aidan Quinn, Annette Bening, Paul Guilfoyle, Katie Sagona
60. Up the Academy (1980)
8
2
Up the Academy
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ralph Macchio, Ron Leibman, Tom Poston, Wendell Brown, Tommy Citera
62. Johnny Be Good (1988)
7
1
Johnny Be Good
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Leo Wiggins
Director:
Bud S. Smith
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Uma Thurman, Anthony Michael Hall, Paul Gleason, Steve James
63. Friends & Lovers (1999)
7
1
Friends & Lovers
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
George Haas
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen Baldwin, Claudia Schiffer, Suzanne Cryer, Alison Eastwood, George Newbern, Danny Nucci
64. The Shaggy Dog (2006)
7
1
The Shaggy Dog
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Robbins
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tim Allen, Kristin Davis, Danny Glover, Spencer Breslin, Jane Curtin
65. The Route V50 (2004)
13
3
The Route V50
13
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short
66. Playing It Forward: Imagine Dragons (2014)
11
2
Playing It Forward: Imagine Dragons
11
2
As:
Producer
Genres:
Music
67. Playing It Forward: John Legend (2013)
11
2
Playing It Forward: John Legend
11
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Kenn MacRae
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
John Legend, Imagine Dragons
68. Lethargy (2002)
10
2
Lethargy
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Animal Therapist
Director:
Josh Safdie, David Gelb
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Edward Burns, David Gelb
69. Whatever We Do (2003)
10
2
Whatever We Do
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby
Director:
Kevin Connolly
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Zooey Deschanel, Tim Roth, Scott Bloom, Amanda Peet
70. Deadwait (1985)
9
2
Deadwait
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Hurwitz
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Leslie Durnin, Donnie Kehr
72. America (1986)
8
2
America
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Belzer, Michael J. Pollard, Zack Norman, Tammy Grimes
74. Danger Zone (1996)
7
1
Danger Zone
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Scott
Director:
Allan Eastman
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Billy Zane, Ron Silver, Lisa Collins, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
75. Too Much Sun (1990)
6
1
Too Much Sun
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Reed Richmond
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Ralph Macchio, Allan Arbus, Lara Harris, Howard Duff
76. Rented Lips (1988)
6
1
Rented Lips
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Wolf Dangler
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kenneth Mars, Martin Mull, Jennifer Tilly, Dick Shawn
78. Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995)
10
2
Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Willowby
Director:
Jon Stone
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Stockard Channing, Kevin Clash, David Rudman

Animation(s)

A Scanner Darkly (2006)
A Scanner Darkly
R
Plot:

In a near-future America where one-fifth of the population is addicted to the drain damaging drug, Substance D, Bob Arctor works as an undercover agent known only by his codename 'Fred'. As Bob himself becomes addicted and schizophrenic while trying to cozy up with drug dealer Donna, Fred's senior officer orders him to begin invasive surveillance on Bob.

As:
Cast
Role:
James Barris
Director:
Richard Linklater
Genres:
Animation, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Crime
Star Cast:

TV Shows and Videos

Spider-Man: Homecoming, NBA Finals: Watch the Game (2017)
Spider-Man: Homecoming, NBA Finals: Watch the Game
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Jon Favreau, Tom Holland, Magic Johnson, D.J. Khaled
Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)
Mussolini: The Untold Story
As:
Cast
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George C. Scott, David Suchet
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man
T
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Stark
Director:
Jeffrey Tseng
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Action
Star Cast:
Terrence Howard, Shaun Toub, Dimitri Diatchenko, Gavin Hammon

Robert Downey Jr. Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Sherlock Holmes Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 2010
Ally McBeal Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 2001
Winner Short Cuts (1993) 1994
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Action Movie Star 2014
Winner Favorite Movie Actor 2013
The Avengers Favorite Movie Superhero 2013
Avengers: Endgame Favorite Male Movie Star 2019
Winner Favorite Action Movie Actor 2017
Winner Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor 2015
Winner Favorite Movie Actor 2015
BAFTA Awards
Chaplin Best Actor 1993
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Avengers: Endgame Best Hero 2019
The Avengers Best Fight 2013