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List Rules Vote 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, California, 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. 

Movie fans who love Jeremy Renner have also been known to enjoy films starring Ryan Gosling and Andrew Dice Clay.

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The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American war film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the Iraq War. The film was produced and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and the screenplay was ...more

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The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The film opened in theaters in the United States ...more

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film. It is the fourth installment in the Mission: Impossible series, and director Brad Bird's first live-action film. It stars ...more

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The Bourne Legacy Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and ...more

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The Avengers Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is a 2015 American action spy film directed by Christopher McQuarrie, and the fifth film in the series. IMF agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) is on the run from ...more

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MichaelChoi added Wind River Jeremy Renner, Ashley Olsen, Jon Bernthal Wind River is a 2017 American thriller film directed and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) in his directorial debut. US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert ...more

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S.W.A.T. Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez S.W.A.T. is a 2003 American action-crime-thriller film directed by Clark Johnson, and is based on the 1975 television series of the same name. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle ...more

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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner 28 Weeks Later is a 2007 British-Spanish post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film, structured as a sequel to the 2002 critical and commercial success, 28 Days Later. 28 Weeks Later was ...more

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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is a 2013 American-German action-horror comedy film written and directed by Tommy Wirkola. It is a continuation to the German folklore fairy tale "Hansel ...more

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Dahmer Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Dion Basco Dahmer is a 2002 American biopic horror film about the American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Jeremy Renner stars in the title role. There are two timelines in the film: The "present" ...more

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Thor Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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North Country Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson and ...more

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Neo Ned Gabrielle Union, Jeremy Renner, Cary Elwes Neo Ned is a 2005 romance drama film starring Jeremy Renner, Gabrielle Union, Sally Kirkland, Cary Elwes, Eddie Kaye Thomas and Ethan Suplee. It was written by Tim Boughn and directed by Van

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National Lampoon's Senior Trip Jeremy Renner, Tommy Chong, Tara Strong National Lampoon's Senior Trip is a 1995 American teen comedy film directed by Kelly Makin and is also Jeremy Renner's debut role. It is part of the National Lampoon series.

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American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro American Hustle is a 2013 American crime comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s ...more

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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12 and Holding Jeremy Renner, Annabella Sciorra, Merritt Wever 12 and Holding is a 2005 coming of age drama film directed by Michael Cuesta. The film is distributed by IFC Films and was released on May 19, 2005 in limited theaters.

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 American western drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adaptated from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name, ...more

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Take Jeremy Renner, Minnie Driver, Adam Rodríguez Take is a 2007 drama thriller indie film written and directed by Charles Oliver.

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Lightbulb Jeremy Renner, Ayelet Zurer, Richard Kind Ingenious is a 2009 American film, previously titled Lightbulb. It is a rags-to-riches story of two friends, a small-time inventor and a sharky salesman, who hit rock bottom before coming up ...more

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Captain America: Civil War Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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Fish in a Barrel Jeremy Renner, Arly Jover, Travis Oates Fish in a Barrel is a 2001 drama comedy film written and directed by Kent Dalian.

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Lords of Dogtown Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger, Jeremy Renner Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Stacy Peralta. The film is based on the "Z-Boys", a revolutionary group of ...more

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Kill the Messenger Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeremy Renner, Paz Vega Kill the Messenger is a 2014 American crime thriller film directed by Michael Cuesta and written by Peter Landesman. It is based on the book of the same name by Nick Schou and the book Dark ...more

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Love Comes to the Executioner Ginnifer Goodwin, Jeremy Renner, Christine Ebersole Love Comes to the Executioner is a 2006 romantic comedy film written and directed by Kyle Bergersen.

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A Little Trip to Heaven Jeremy Renner, Julia Stiles, Forest Whitaker A Little Trip to Heaven is an Icelandic-American noir-inspired drama and thriller film from 2005, directed by Icelandic director of The Sea, Baltasar Kormákur. The film is set in the U.S. ...more

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A Friend's Betrayal Jeremy Renner, Brian Austin Green, Sharon Lawrence A Friend's Betrayal, also released as Stolen Youth, is a 1996 television drama film directed by Christopher Leitch. The reviewers were mostly positive about Sharon Lawrence's acting

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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Willa Holland The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things is a 2004 drama film co-written and directed by Asia Argento and starring Argento, Jimmy Bennett & Dylan and Cole Sprouse. It is based on JT LeRoy's ...more

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The Immigrant Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner The Immigrant is a 2013 American drama film co-written, produced and directed by James Gray. It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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Monkey Love Jeremy Renner, Seamus Dever, Amii Stewart Monkey Love is a romantic comedy film directed by Mark Stratton.

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Paper Dragons Jeremy Renner, Kathryn Morris, Ernie Reyes Paper Dragons is a 1996 martial arts, crime fiction, action and drama film written by Brian Siu, Adolfo Swaya, and T.L. Lankford and directed by Adolfo Swaya.