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Best Oscar Isaac Movies

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List of the best Oscar Isaac movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Oscar Isaac's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Oscar Isaac movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Oscar Isaac movies will be at the top of the list. Oscar Isaac has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Oscar Isaac movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Oscar Isaac films to end the squabble once and for all.

In 2015, Oscar Isaac joined the Star Wars franchise as X-wing fighter pilot Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He will reprise the role in the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This is a list that features films like Ex Machina and Inside Llewyn Davis.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Oscar Isaac movies?" and "What are the greatest Oscar Isaac roles of all time?"

If you think the best Oscar Isaac role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Oscar Isaac performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan

    Released2013

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Inside Llewyn Davis is a 2013 American comedy-drama film edited, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan and Joel Coen. Set in 1961, the film stars Oscar...  more

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    Drive

    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling

    Released2011

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the 2005...  more

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    A Most Violent Year

    Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks

    Released2014

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    A Most Violent Year is a 2014 crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain with Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, and...  more
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    Ex Machina

    Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander

    Released2015

    Directed byAlex Garland

    Ex Machina is a 2015 independent science fiction psychological thriller film directed by Alex Garland. A young programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment...  more

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    Life Itself

    Oscar Isaac, Olivia Cooke

    Released2018

    Directed byDan Fogelman

    Life Itself is a 2018 American-Spanish drama film directed by Dan Fogelman. The lives of people from New York to Spain intersect over the course of different generations....  more
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    The Two Faces of January

    Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2014

    Directed byHossein Amini

    The Two Faces of January is a 2014 thriller film written and directed by Hossein Amini....  more
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    Agora

    Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac

    Released2009

    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

    Agora is a 2009 Spanish English-language historical drama film directed by Alejandro Amenábar and written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil. The biopic stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia, a female mathematician,...  more

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    The Nativity Story

    Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds

    Released2006

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

    The Nativity Story is a 2006 epic biblical drama film based on the nativity of Jesus starring Keisha Castle-Hughes and Shohreh Aghdashloo. Filming began on May 1, 2006, in Matera, Italy, and...  more
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    Robin Hood

    Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe

    Released2010

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Robin Hood is a 2010 action film written by Brian Helgeland and directed by Ridley Scott. Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett will open the 2010 Cannes...  more

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released2015

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order....  more

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    W.E.

    Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy

    Released2011

    Directed byMadonna

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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of...  more
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    Operation Finale

    Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley

    Released2018

    Directed byChris Weitz

    Operation Finale is a 2018 historical thriller film directed by Chris Weitz. 15 years after World War II, a team of secret agents are brought together to track down Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi...  more

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    Mojave

    Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund

    Released2015

    Directed byWilliam Monahan

    Mojave is a 2015 American crime thriller film directed by William Monahan. A suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) goes into the desert, where he finds encounters a homicidal drifter (Oscar Isaac)....  more
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    The Life Before Her Eyes

    Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2007

    Directed byVadim Perelman

    The Life Before Her Eyes is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Vadim Perelman. The screenplay was adapted by Emil Stern from the Laura Kasischke novel of the same name. The film stars Uma...  more
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    10 Years

    Kate Mara, Channing Tatum

    Released2011

    Directed byJamie Linden

    10 Years is a 2011 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Jamie Linden in his directorial debut. The film stars with an ensemble cast including Channing Tatum, Justin Long, Kate Mara, Chris...  more
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    Pu-239

    Radha Mitchell, Paddy Constantine

    Released2006

    Directed byScott Z. Burns

    Pu-239 is a 2006 film directed by Hollywood producer Scott Z. Burns based on the book PU-239 and Other Russian Fantasies written by Ken Kalfus. The film was shown twice at the 2006 Toronto...  more
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    Balibo

    Oscar Isaac, Anthony LaPaglia

    Released2009

    Directed byRobert Connolly

    Balibo is a 2009 Australian war film that follows the story of the Balibo Five, a group of journalists who were captured and killed whilst reporting on activities just prior to the Indonesian...  more
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    The Promise

    Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon

    Released2016

    Directed byTerry George

    The Promise is a 2016 American historical drama film directed by Terry George. It is about a love triangle that develops between Armenian medical student Mikael (Oscar Isaac), an American journalist...  more

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    Che

    Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir

    Released2008

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Che is a two-part 2008 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Part One is entitled The Argentine and focuses on the Cuban Revolution from the landing of Fidel Castro (Demián Bichir), Che...  more

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    The Bourne Legacy

    Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

    Released2012

    Directed byTony Gilroy

    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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    Body of Lies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe

    Released2008

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "al-Saleem", a jihadist....  more

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    In Secret

    Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange

    Released2013

    Directed byCharlie Stratton

    In Secret, previously titled Thérèse, is a 2013 American erotic thriller film written and directed by Charlie Stratton. Based on Émile Zola's 1867 classic novel Thérèse Raquin, the film stars...  more
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    Cristiada

    Eva Longoria, Peter O'Toole

    Released2012

    Directed byDean Wright

    For Greater Glory is a 2012 epic historical war drama film directed by Dean Wright and written by Michael Love, based on the true story of the Cristero War. It stars Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Oscar...  more
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    Won't Back Down

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis

    Released2012

    Directed byDaniel Barnz