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Best Oscar Isaac Movies 

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Updated September 18, 2019 203 votes 47 voters 31 items

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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Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2015

Directed by: Alex 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 ...more

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Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ethan 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 ...more

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Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nicolas 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 ...more

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Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2014

Directed by: J. 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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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 2015

Directed by: J.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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Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale

Released: 2016

Directed by: Terry 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 ...more
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Kate Mara, Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jamie 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, ...more
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Radha Mitchell, Paddy Constantine, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2006

Directed by: Scott 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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Oscar Isaac, Anthony LaPaglia, Damon Gameau

Released: 2009

Directed by: Robert 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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James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Released: 2016

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.

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Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange, Tom Felton

Released: 2013

Directed by: Charlie 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 ...more
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Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2015

Directed by: William 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).
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Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac

Released: 2014

Directed by: Hossein Amini

The Two Faces of January is a 2014 thriller film written and directed by Hossein Amini.
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Vanessa Hudgens, Jon Hamm, Carla Gugino

Released: 2011

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Sucker Punch is a 2011 American fantasy action film directed by Zack Snyder and co-written by him and Steve Shibuya. It is Snyder's first film based on an original concept. The film stars Emily ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ridley 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 ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tony 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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Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Max Minghella

Released: 2009

Directed by: Alejandro 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 ...more

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Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona

Released: 2019

Directed by: J. 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 ...more

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Eva Mendes, Ice Cube, Anthony Michael Hall

Released: 2002

Directed by: Kevin Bray

All About the Benjamins is a 2002 American action comedy film directed by Kevin Bray, and starring Ice Cube and Mike Epps as a bounty hunter and repeat offender who join forces to find a group ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ridley 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 ...more

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Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds, Alexander Siddig

Released: 2006

Directed by: Catherine 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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Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steven 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 ...more

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Revenge for Jolly! Brian Petsos, Oscar Isaac, Elijah Wood

Released: 2012

Directed by: Chadd Harbold

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W.E. Abbie Cornish, James D'Arcy, Andrea Riseborough

Released: 2011

Directed by: Madonna

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Oscar Isaac, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas

Released: 2018

Directed by: Dan 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.