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

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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
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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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 45+ Best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies: Ranked Filmography
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
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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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger
10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more
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Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard
50/50 is a 2011 biography, comedy, drama film written by Will Reiser and directed by Jonathan Levine.
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Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz
(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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Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is ...more
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Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt
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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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 45+ Best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies: Ranked Filmography
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin
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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Michelle Trachtenberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue
Mysterious Skin is a 2004 Dutch-American drama film directed by American filmmaker Gregg Araki, who also wrote the screenplay based on Scott Heim's 1996 novel of the same name. The film is ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez
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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Isla Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Laura Vandervoort
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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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd
Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more
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Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford
A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Cheadle
Manic is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jordan Melamed and written by Michael Bacall and Blayne Weaver. It was shown at several film festivals in 2001 and 2002, including the Sundance ...more
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Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson
"Hesher is the story of a family struggling to deal with loss and the anarchist who helps them do it—in a very unexpected way. TJ is 13 years old. Two months ago, his mom was killed in an ...more
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Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 American military science fiction action film based on the G.I. Joe toy franchise, with particular inspiration from the comic book and cartoon series G.I. ...more
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michelle Williams
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment in the Halloween film series. It is directed by Steve Miner and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, LL Cool ...more
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Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Phillippe
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, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton
Beethoven is a 1992 family comedy film, directed by Brian Levant and starring Charles Grodin as George Newton and Bonnie Hunt as Alice Newton. The film is the first in the Beethoven film series. ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short
Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction adventure film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. After he receives a map from a pirate, a rebellious teen (Joseph ...more
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Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Turturro
Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 American–Italian epic film set primarily in Italy during German-occupied Europe in WWII. Directed by Spike Lee, the film is based on the eponymous 2003 novel by ...more
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Rachel Weisz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Ruffalo
The Brothers Bloom is a 2008 American caper comedy film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, Ricky Jay, Rinko Kikuchi, and Robbie ...more
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Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Juror is a 1996 American romantic thriller film based on the 1995 novel by George Dawes Green. It was directed by Brian Gibson and stars Demi Moore as a single mother picked for jury duty ...more