The Best Aaron Eckhart Movies 

Updated September 21, 2019 476 votes 129 voters 12.6k views 31 items

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List of the best Aaron Eckhart movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Aaron Eckhart's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Aaron Eckhart movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Aaron Eckhart movies will be at the top of the list. Aaron Eckhart has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Aaron Eckhart movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Aaron Eckhart films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Aaron Eckhart role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Aaron Eckhart performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Thank You for Smoking, Molly and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Aaron Eckhart movies?" and "What are the greatest Aaron Eckhart roles of all time?"

Ron Howard and Christopher Nolan have both worked with Aaron Eckhart over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Aaron Eckhart your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Richard Jenkins and Hugo Weaving films lists too.

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Aaron Eckhart Movies
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Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Maria Bello

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Abigail Breslin

Released: 2007

Directed by: Scott Hicks

No Reservations is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Scott Hicks. Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin, the screenplay by Carol Fuchs is an ...more

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Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Shaffer Smith

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

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Yvonne Strahovski, Bill Nighy, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2014

Directed by: Stuart Beattie

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Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx

Released: 1999

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Amiel

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Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

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Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2000

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Val Kilmer

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Ben Stiller, Amy Brenneman, Nastassja Kinski

Released: 1998

Directed by: Neil LaBute

Your Friends & Neighbors is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Neil LaBute and starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric, and Ben ...more
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Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards

Released: 1997

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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Mickey Rourke, Paulina Porizkova, Thomas Jane

Released: 1998

Directed by: Skip Woods

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Aaron Eckhart, Kevin Sorbo, Scott Glenn

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Glickenhaus

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Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2007

Directed by: Melisa Wallick, Bernie Goldmann

Meet Bill is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack and starring Aaron Eckhart as the titular character, with supporting performances by Logan Lerman, ...more

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Richard E. Robbins

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Headey, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2002

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke, Helen Mirren

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sean Penn

The Pledge is a 2001 American mystery film directed by Sean Penn. The film features an ensemble cast, starring Jack Nicholson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Robin Wright Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, ...more

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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2011

Directed by: Bruce Robinson

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The Geography of Hope Ed Harris, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2012

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Released: 2003

Directed by: John Woo

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Brandon Camp

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Released: 2006

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Released: 1999

Directed by: John Duigan

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