If you like Joaquin Phoenix you should definitely watch our picks for his best movies.
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix, born October 28, 1974 is an American actor and producer. He has received several accolades, including a Grammy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and nominations for four Academy Awards.
10. You Were Never Really Here (2017)
You Were Never Really Here is a 2017 psychological action thriller film written and directed by Lynne Ramsay and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alex Manette, John Doman and Judith Roberts. A traumatized mercenary and veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When Joe is hired by a politician to find and rescue his daughtera this job spins out of control, His nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered that may lead to his death trip or his awakening.
Action, Thriller | Director: Lynne Ramsay
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9. Two Lovers (2008)
Two Lovers is a 2008 romantic drama film directed by James Gray and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Vinessa Shaw. A discouraged bachelor settles down with his parents and discovers the reversal of life. He struggles to choose between the lovely daughter of a close family companion and the brilliant neighbor who is unstable. It is a sentimental show in Brooklyn about a man torn between the family mate that his people want him to marry, and his shocking new neighbor who is unpredictable.
Romance, Drama | Director: James Gray
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8. The Sisters Brothers (2018)
The Sisters Brothers is a 2018 western, dark comedy, crime drama directed by Jacques Audiard and stars John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed. The movie revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm, who’s being pursued across 1000 miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco by the notorious assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters. But Eli is having a personal crisis and is beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer.
Western, Comedy, Crime, Drama | Director: Jacques Audiard
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7. Quills (2000)
Quills is a 2000 period film directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine and Kate Winslet. Inspired by the life and work of the Marquis de Sade, the movie re-imagines the last years of the Marquis’s incarceration in the insane asylum at Charenton. The infamous writer manages to befriend the young Abbé de Coulmier, who runs the asylum, along with a beautiful laundress named Madeline. But things go terribly wrong when the Abbe finds out that the Marquis’ books are being secretly published.
Period | Director: Philip Kaufman
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6. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 drama film directed by Terry George and stars Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix and Nick Nolte. In 1994, some of the worst atrocities in history took place in the country of Rwanda. In only three months, one million people were brutally murdered and the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world. Inspired by his love for his family, a man summons courage to save the lives of over a thousand helpless refugees, by granting them shelter in the hotel he manages.
Drama | Director: Terry George
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5. The Master (2012)
The Master is a 2012 psychological drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. Returning from Navy service in World War II, Freddie Quell, a charismatic intellectual creates a faith-based organization in an attempt to provide meaning to his life. He becomes known as “The Master”. But his right-hand man begins to question both the belief system and The Master as the organization grows and gains a fervent following.
Drama | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
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4. Her (2013)
Her is a 2013 thriller, science fiction, and romance film. It is directed by Spike Jonze and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson in lead roles. The story revolves around an introvert writer who has ended his marriage, embraces artificial intelligence, and eventually falls in love with a disembodied voice. Samantha is not an ordinary operating system. She does secretarial work for him but soothes him whenever he’s down. Their unusual relationship and inability to provide physical comfort put them in a … complicated situation.
Thriller, Sci-fi, Romance | Director: Spike Jonze
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3. Gladiator (2000)
Gladiator is a 2000 epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott and stars Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen and Ralf Möller. The story follows Hispano-Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when Commodus, the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, murders his father and seizes the throne. Maximus is sentenced to slavery and rises through the ranks of the gladiatorial arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor. The movie won five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for Russell Crowe.
Drama | Director: Ridley Scott
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2. Walk the Line (2005)
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1. Joker (2019)
Joker is a 2019 psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy and Brett Cullen. Set in 1981 Gotham City, comedian Arthur Fleck is mistreated and neglected by all of society. Tired of all the humiliation and rejection, the mentally unstable Fleck embarks on a journey of hate and crime against the wealthy and powerful of Gotham City and transforms himself into his alter ego, the Joker.
Drama, Thriller | Director: Todd Phillips
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