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Top 10 Jake Gyllenhaal movies

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Jake Gyllenhaal is among those actors who steadily developed from emerging young talent to one of Hollywood’s most reputable actors. He knows the art of effortlessly enhancing the appeal of any film with his gripping acting.

Gyllenhaal started at a very young age. He first appeared in City Slickers in 1991 alongside Billy Crystal. After that, he got roles in Homegrown and A Dangerous Woman, both films directed by his father, Stephen Gyllenhaal.

His career breakthrough roles were in “October Sky” and as a troubled teenage boy in “Donnie Darko.” His role in Donnie Darko was the ideal chance to put his skills to the test. The character was unique and different from his past roles. As a psychologically disturbed teenager, he took the role to the next level of performance and has never looked back since. He is known to have a flair for movies with strong themes, action, and romance. If you’re a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal, check out the list of his finest work!

Prisoners (2013)

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Prisoners (2013)

Runtime: 2hrs. 33mins

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Star Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

IMDB rating: 8.1

The movie was a success and made $122 million worldwide, with the most positive reviews. The National Board of Review selected it as one of the top 10 films in 2013. It was also nominated for Best Cinematography at the 86th Academy Awards. The story revolves around the two girls kidnapped in Pennsylvania and Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) searching for the alleged kidnapper.

Donnie Darko

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Donnie Darko (2001)

Runtime: 1hr. 53mins

Director: Richard Kelly

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

IMDB rating: 8.0

It’s an American Sci-fi Mystery thriller that won the Academy of Science, Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films Special Awards. In fact, Jake Gyllenhall was successful in acquiring the Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor. The plot focuses on the Psychologically troubled teenager Donnie Darko (Gyllenhaal). Donnie mysteriously survived an accident, resulting in seeing things that don’t make sense. He sees a shadowy figure, Frank, in a rabbit costume, telling him that the world ends in 28 days. Frank starts manipulating Donnie into committing various crimes.

Nightcrawler' Stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an Obsessive

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Nightcrawler (2014)

Runtime: 1hr. 57mins

Director: Dan Gilroy

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

IMDB rating: 7.8

The movie Nightcrawler is an American Psychological thriller and a must-see for action-thriller lovers. It truly does a great job of entrapping you in a bleak, dark world and making you stick to your seats. The film was nominated for the Best Original Screenplay at 87the Academy Awards. The story is about Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal), who puts himself in the crime world of journalism. A con man who records violent events at night in LA and sells the footage to the local news stations.

October Sky Movie Review and Ratings by Kids

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October Sky (1999)

Runtime: 1hr. 48mins

Director: Joe Johnston

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern

Genre: Biography, Drama, Family

IMDB rating: 7.8

October Sky is a biographical drama, successful in winning the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Family Film in 2000. A true story of a young man Homer Hickam (Gyllenhaal), a coal miner’s son who grew up in Coalwood, West Virginia. He sees his future mining the coal just like his father, but everything changes after the event of a Satellite launch. He was inspired by the event when Sputnik, the first satellite, went into orbit. Now his only dream is to learn how to build rockets.

Zodiac (2007)

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Zodiac (2007)

Runtime: 2hrs. 37mins

Director: David Fincher

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

IMDB rating: 7.7

The film is a mystery thriller for which David Fincher won the Dublin Film Critics Circle awards for best director. It is the story of a serial killer who kills people and sends murder details to the police. The detectives (Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards) and reporters (Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr.) are obsessed with identifying the killer.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Runtime: 2hrs. 14mins

Director: Ang Lee

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams

Genre: Drama, Romance

IMDB rating: 7.7

It is a romantic drama film that got worldwide admiration, with special mention given to Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal’s acting. In addition, it was a financial triumph, making nearly $178 million against its $14 million budget. It’s a story about a romantic relationship between two shepherds, Ennis (Ledger) and Jack (Gyllenhaal). But when the guys get married to their girlfriends, everything gets complicated.

Jake Gyllenhaal even fools LAPD with role as cop in 'End of Watch'

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End Of Watch (2012)

Runtime: 1hr. 49mins

Director: David Ayer

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime

IMDB rating: 7.6

It is a documentary-style action thriller movie. End of Watch was released in American theatres on 21 September 2012 and made over $57 million in box office revenue. It depicts the daily grind of police officers Brian (Jake) and Mike (Michael), working in South Angeles. But they are unaware of what’s ahead. So what will unfold when they come across criminal forces that are stronger than themselves?

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Runtime: 1hr. 56mins

Director: Tom Ford

Star Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

Genre: Drama, Thriller

IMDB rating: 7.5

It’s a psychological thriller inspired by a novel, Tony and Susan, by Austin Wright. The movie received great reviews, and the actors, including Jake Gyllenhaal, were praised highly for their performances. The film successfully brought in more than $32 million globally. The story is about an art gallery owner named Susan. She receives her ex-husband’s (Gyllenhaal) latest novel and starts noticing connections to their previous married life.

Source Code Perfectly Captures the Claustrophobic Horror of Surveillance State Science

Source Code (2011)

Runtime: 1hr. 33mins

Director: Duncan Jones

Star Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery

IMDB rating: 7.5


Source Code is a Sci-Fi thriller that pictures an ordinary man dealing with an extraordinary situation. The film received a Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Original Screenplay. The story of an Army pilot, Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal), who was seriously hurt during a military operation in the Middle East. The next thing he knows, he wakes up inside an 8-minute virtual replica train that exploded. Now his job is to identify the culprit who plans to implant the bomb again.

Spider-Man: Far From Home cast list

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Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)

Runtime: 2hrs. 9mins

Director: Jon Watts

Star Cast: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal

Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

IMDB rating: 7.4

The movie is a sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, based on Marvel’s comic character Spiderman. It was the last movie in MCU’s 3rd phase. The viewers gave positive reviews and applauded Hollands and Gyllenhaal’s performances. Its global box office total of $1.1 billion made it the first Spider-Man movie to surpass the billion-dollar mark. After the events of Endgame (2019), Mysterio (Gyllenhaal) and Nick Fury(Jackson) approached Peter to deal with The Elementals. The Elementals are four extradimensional humanoids with immortality and control over natural forces.



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