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The Best Jesse Eisenberg Movies

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Holy Rollers and Roger Dodger.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jesse Eisenberg movies?" and "What are the greatest Jesse Eisenberg roles of all time?"
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  • 1
    The Social Network
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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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    Zombieland
    168
    33

    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Now You See Me
    175
    37

    Now You See Me

    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher

    Released2013

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

    Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin ... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Adventureland
    109
    25

    Adventureland

    Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2009

    Directed byGreg Mottola

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  • 5
    The Double
    68
    22

    The Double

    Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska

    Released2013

    Directed byRichard Ayoade

    The Double is a 2013 British black comedy film written and directed by Richard Ayoade and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    30 Minutes or Less
    52
    22

    30 Minutes or Less

    Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari

    Released2011

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    30 Minutes or Less is a 2011 American action comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Rio
    48
    27

    Rio

    Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx

    Released2011

    Directed byCarlos Saldanha

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  • 8
    The Art of Self-Defense
    29
    8

    The Art of Self-Defense

    Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola

    Released2019

    Directed byRiley Stearns

    The Art of Self-Defense is a 2019 American dark comedy film, written and directed by Riley... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The Squid and the Whale
    27
    11

    The Squid and the Whale

    Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario

    Released2005

    Directed byNoah Baumbach

    The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 American arthouse comedy-drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Why Stop Now
    30
    16

    Why Stop Now

    Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan

    Released2012

    Directed byPhil Dorling, Ron Nyswaner

    Predisposed is a 2012 comedy drama film written by Ron Nyswaner and directed by Phil Dorling... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    The Education of Charlie Banks
    17
    5

    The Education of Charlie Banks

    Jesse Eisenberg, Eva Amurri

    Released2007

    Directed byFred Durst

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  • 12
    Some Boys Don't Leave
    14
    4

    Some Boys Don't Leave

    Jesse Eisenberg, Eloise Mumford

    Released2009

    Directed byMaggie Kiley

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  • 13
    The Village
    16
    7

    The Village

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2004

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Village is a 2004 American psychological thriller film, written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Free Samples
    13
    3

    Free Samples

    Jesse Eisenberg, Tippi Hedren

    Released2012

    Directed byJay Gammill

    Free Samples is a 2012 American independent comedy starring Jess Weixler and Jesse Eisenberg.... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Roger Dodger
    15
    6

    Roger Dodger

    Morena Baccarin, Elizabeth Berkley

    Released2002

    Directed byDylan Kidd

    Roger Dodger is a 2002 American comedy-drama that explores the relationship between men,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Resistance
    5
    0

    Resistance

    Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris

    Released2020

    Directed byJonathan Jakubowicz

    Resistance is a 2020 biographical drama film directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz. The story of how... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Zombieland: Double Tap
    8
    0

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2019

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American post-apocalyptic horror comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Cursed
    16
    11

    Cursed

    Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth

    Released2004

    Directed byWes Craven

    Cursed is a 2005 American horror-comedy film directed by Wes Craven and written by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Holy Rollers
    11
    6

    Holy Rollers

    Jesse Eisenberg, Q-Tip

    Released2010

    Directed byKevin Asch

    Holy Rollers is a 2010 independent film written by Antonio Macia, directed by Kevin Asch, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Living Wake
    13
    9

    The Living Wake

    Jesse Eisenberg, Jim Gaffigan

    Released2007

    Directed bySol Tryon

    A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    Vivarium
    4
    0

    Vivarium

    Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots

    Released2020

    Directed byLorcan Finnegan

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  • 22
    The Hummingbird Project
    6
    1

    The Hummingbird Project

    Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård

    Released2019

    Directed byKim Nguyen

    The Hummingbird Project is a 2018 thriller film directed by Kim Nguyen. Cousins and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    One Day Like Rain
    9
    4

    One Day Like Rain

    Jesse Eisenberg

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Todisco

    One Day Like Rain is a 2007 drama sci-fi film directed and written by Paul Todisco.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Solitary Man
    9
    8

    Solitary Man

    Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito

    Released2009

    Directed byBrian Koppelman, David Levien

    Solitary Man is a 2009 drama film written by Brian Koppelman, directed by David Levien and ... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Lightning: Fire from the Sky
    7
    6

    Lightning: Fire from the Sky

    Jesse Eisenberg, Stacy Keach

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Giancola

    Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust...