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The 45+ Best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies: Ranked Filmography 

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies of all time prove that he’s one of the top actors of his generation. Since his days as a child actor, 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 $1.5 billion.

It’s not surprising that Gordon-Levitt, a Los Angeles native, started appearing in television and commercials at a very early age. By the time he was seven, he had already starred in made-for-TV movies. Early in his career though, he was best known for playing Tommy Solomon in the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.

After his successful TV career, Gordon-Levitt switched his focus to movies and starred in several critically acclaimed movies such as 10 Things I Hate About You and 500 Days of Summer. He eventually became a leading man and is now a main box office draw. Some of the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies star him as the titular character, like in Snowden.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, or Jogolev as many of his fans refer to him, has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan. If Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Paul Rudd and Ben Stiller too.

So what are the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies of all time? Is it Looper or 50/50? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt 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 Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies should be as comprehensive as possible.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan. If Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Paul Rudd and Ben Stiller too.

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 45+ Best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies: Ranked Filmography
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil Junger

10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. After finding out his crush ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 45+ Best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies: Ranked Filmography
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

50/50 is a 2011 biography, comedy, drama film written by Will Reiser and directed by Jonathan Levine.

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Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Rian Johnson. In dystopian 2074, a hired gun spends his day's assassinating criminals sent from the future until one ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

(500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb. On January 8, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), his ...more

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Brick is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It was Johnson's directorial debut and won the Special Jury Prize for ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Dear

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Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt

Released: 2013

Directed by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Don Jon is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Produced by Ram Bergman and Nicolas Chartier, the film stars Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez

Released: 2012

Directed by: David Koepp

Premium Rush is a 2012 American action-thriller film directed by David Koepp and written by Koepp and John Kamps. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez and Jamie ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

Released: 2012

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Redford

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Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: Spencer Susser

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Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 2004

Directed by: Gregg Araki

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Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Phillippe

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce

Stop-Loss is a 2008 American drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort

Released: 2007

Directed by: Scott Frank

The Lookout is a 2007 film written and directed by Scott Frank, screenwriter of Out of Sight and Get Shorty, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, and Isla Fisher. The ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Cheadle

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jordan Melamed

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Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Released: 2009

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steve Miner

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Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Turturro

Released: 2008

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Released: 1996

Directed by: Brian Gibson

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Rachel Weisz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rian Johnson

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton

Released: 1992

Directed by: Brian Levant

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