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The Best Jared Leto Movies 

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List of the best Jared Leto movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jared Leto'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 Jared Leto movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jared Leto movies will be at the top of the list. Jared Leto has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jared Leto movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jared Leto films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items here include everything from Highway to Switchback.

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

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Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

Released: 2000

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Requiem for a Dream is a 2000 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans. The film is based on ...more

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Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Fincher

Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton ...more

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Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie

Released: 2016

Directed by: David Ayer

Suicide Squad is a 2016 American superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics supervillain team. A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) recruits ...more

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Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, co-written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Ron Woodroof was an AIDS patient diagnosed in ...more

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Diane Kruger, Jared Leto, Juno Temple

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael

Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael, produced by Philippe Godeau, and starred Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, ...more

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Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mary Harron

American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by Mary Harron, based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Wealthy New York City investment banking ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1999

Directed by: James Mangold

Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed ...more

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Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster

Released: 2002

Directed by: David Fincher

Panic Room is a 2002 American thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by David Koepp. The film stars Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart as a mother and daughter whose new home is ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

This film is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, with the DVD ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Colin Farrell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Oliver Stone, Wilhelm Sasnal, Anka Sasnal

Alexander is a 2004 action adventure biography film written by Oliver Stone, Christopher Kyle and Laeta Kalogridis and directed by Oliver Stone.

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Jared Leto, Tara Reid, Alicia Witt

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jamie Blanks

Urban Legend is a 1998 slasher film starring Jared Leto and Alicia Witt. The film is based on the premise that a mad man is using the methods of described in certain urban legends as a means to ...more

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Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto, Judah Friedlander

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jarrett Schaefer

Chapter 27 is a 2007 biographical film depicting the murder of John Lennon by Mark David Chapman. It was written and directed by Jarrett Schaefer, based on the book Let Me Take You Down by Jack ...more
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Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steve James

Prefontaine is a 1997 American biographical film chronicling the life of the American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine. Jared Leto plays the title character and R. Lee Ermey plays Bill ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jared Leto, Selma Blair

Released: 2002

Directed by: James Cox

Highway is a 2002 American independent drama film written by Scott Rosenberg and directed by James Cox. It stars Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Selma Blair.

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Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Jared Leto

Released: 2007

Directed by: Todd Robinson

Lonely Hearts is a 2006 American film directed and written by Todd Robinson. It is based on the true story of the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers" of the 1940s, Martha Beck and ...more

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Jared Leto, Claire Forlani, Christian Slater

Released: 1998

Directed by: Radha Bharadwaj

Basil is a 1998 British historical drama film directed by Radha Bharadwaj and starring Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani and Derek Jacobi. It was based on the 1852 novel of the same ...more
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Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jeb Stuart

Switchback is a 1997 western thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted Levine, William Fichtner and R. Lee Ermey, set in Amarillo, Texas and moving through New Mexico & ...more
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George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terrence Malick

The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount ...more

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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more
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Jared Leto, Krista Allen, Judy Greer

Released: 2000

Directed by: Adam Collis

Sunset Strip is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Adam Collis for 20th Century Fox. The story was written by Randall Jahnson, who previously examined the rock scene in his scripts ...more
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Christina Ricci, Jared Leto, Emily Mortimer

Released: 1996

Directed by: David Keating

The Last of the High Kings, also released under the title Summer Fling in some countries, is a 1996 coming of age comedy-drama film set in Howth, Dublin, Ireland in the 1970s where the teenagers ...more
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Carmen Electra, Jared Leto, Tori Spelling

Released: 2001

Directed by: Danny Comden

Sol Goode is a 2001 American romantic comedy film directed by Danny Comden. The lead role of Sol Goode is played by Balthazar Getty; other cast include Katharine Towne, Jamie Kennedy, Danny ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Mike Tyson, Brooke Shields

Released: 1999

Directed by: James Toback

Black and White is a 1999 American film directed by James Toback, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Gaby Hoffmann, Allan Houston, Jared Leto, Scott Caan, Claudia Schiffer, Brooke Shields, Bijou ...more