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

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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. 

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

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Released: 2010

Directed by: Ben Affleck

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Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

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Directed by: Taylor Sheridan

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tony Gilroy

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Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2015

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2015

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2013

Directed by: Tommy Wirkola

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Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez

Released: 2003

Directed by: Clark Johnson

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Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

Released: 2013

Directed by: David O. Russell

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Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo

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Released: 2011

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Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Dion Basco

Released: 2002

Directed by: David Jacobson

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Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Niki Caro

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeremy Renner, Paz Vega

Released: 2014

Directed by: Michael Cuesta

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Gabrielle Union, Jeremy Renner, Cary Elwes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Van Fischer

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Jeremy Renner, Annabella Sciorra, Merritt Wever

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Cuesta

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Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

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Released: 1995

Directed by: Kelly Makin, Roger Kumble

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Jeremy Renner, Minnie Driver, Adam Rodríguez

Released: 2007

Directed by: Charles Oliver

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Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Hannibal Buress

Released: 2018

Directed by: Jeff Tomsic

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Released: 2005

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

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Jeremy Renner, Ayelet Zurer, Richard Kind

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jeff Balsmeyer

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