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The 20+ Best Jeremy Renner Movies Of All-Time, Ranked

Updated November 1, 2019 3.4k votes 509 voters 29.6k views35 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Jeremy Renner movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Jeremy Renner movies prove that he’s a very good action star that is also capable of stellar dramatic performances. Since the 2000s, he has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as his lifetime box office gross exceeds $2.5 billion. He can thank roles in giant blockbusters such as Mission Impossible and The Avengers for that.

A native of Modesto, CA, Jeremy Renner is the oldest of seven siblings and graduated Fred C. Beyer High School in 1989. While attending Modesto Junior College to study computer science and criminology, he picked a drama class as an elective and promptly changed course. His first film role was in 1995’s National Lampoon's Senior Trip.

Over the next few years, the best Jeremy Renner movies featured him only in small roles. His first taste of success came in the early 2000s, when he portrayed serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the movie Dahmer. After several noteworthy supporting actor performances, he finally got his breakout role in one of his best movies, The Hurt Locker. Following that role, the best Jeremy Renner movies have been blockbusters.

So what are the best Jeremy Renner movies of all time? Is it his dramatic turn in The Hurt Locker or his action hero adventure The Avengers: Age of Ultron? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Jeremy Renner movies below. Movie trailers (where available) have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Jeremy Renner role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Jeremy Renner movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

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    The Bourne Legacy

    Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton
    The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the...  more

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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
    Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the...  more

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    The Town

    Blake Lively, Ben Affleck
    The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film directed by Ben Affleck. A longtime thief,...  more

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    The Hurt Locker

    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes
    The Hurt Locker is a 2009 American film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team...  more

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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
    Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe...  more

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    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film directed by Brad...  more

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    Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film directed by Christopher...  more

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    American Hustle

    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams
    American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was...  more

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    Wind River

    Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen
    Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario,...  more

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    Lords of Dogtown

    Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger
    Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke...  more

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    S.W.A.T.

    Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell
    S.W.A.T. is a 2003 American action-thriller film directed by Clark Johnson, and is based on...  more
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    Fish in a Barrel

    Jeremy Renner, Arly Jover
    Fish in a Barrel is a 2001 drama comedy film written and directed by Kent Dalian....  more
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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth
    Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on...  more

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    Kill the Messenger

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeremy Renner
    Kill the Messenger is a 2014 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and...  more
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    A Friend's Betrayal

    Jeremy Renner, Brian Austin Green
    A Friend's Betrayal, also released as Stolen Youth, is a 1996 television drama film directed...  more
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    The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things

    Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner
    The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things is a 2004 drama film co-written and directed by Asia...  more

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    12 and Holding

    Jeremy Renner, Annabella Sciorra
    12 and Holding is a 2005 coming of age drama film directed by Michael Cuesta. The film is...  more
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    Lightbulb

    Jeremy Renner, Ayelet Zurer
    Ingenious is a 2009 American film, previously titled Lightbulb. It is a rags-to-riches story...  more
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    Dahmer

    Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison
    Dahmer is a 2002 American biopic horror film about the American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer....  more

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    A Little Trip to Heaven

    Jeremy Renner, Julia Stiles
    A Little Trip to Heaven is an Icelandic-American noir-inspired drama and thriller film from...  more
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    Love Comes to the Executioner

    Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeremy Renner
    Love Comes to the Executioner is a 2006 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kyle...  more
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    Arctic Dogs

    Jeremy Renner, Heidi Klum
    Arctic Dogs (a.k.a. Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad) is a 2019 British-Canadian-South Korea...  more
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    Paper Dragons

    Jeremy Renner, Kathryn Morris
    Paper Dragons is a 1996 martial arts, crime fiction, action and drama film written by Brian...  more
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    North Country

    Charlize Theron, Amber Heard
    North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron,...  more

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    The Immigrant

    Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix
    The Immigrant is a 2013 American drama film co-written, produced and directed by James Gray....  more