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The Best Joel Edgerton Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 992 votes 112 voters 6.1k views35 items

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

If you think the best Joel Edgerton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Joel Edgerton 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 King Arthur and The Thief.

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    Warrior is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Warrior

    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy

    Released2011

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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    The Thing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Thing

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthijs van Heijningen, Jr.

    The Thing is a 2011 science fiction horror film directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and... more on Wikipedia

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    Boy Erased is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Boy Erased

    Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman

    Released2018

    Directed byJoel Edgerton

    Boy Erased is a 2018 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Joel Edgerton, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Kinky Boots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Kinky Boots

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton

    Released2005

    Directed byJulian Jarrold

    Kinky Boots is a 2005 British-American comedy-drama film written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth,... more on Wikipedia

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    Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Zero Dark Thirty

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt

    Released2012

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

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    Ned Kelly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Ned Kelly

    Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom

    Released2003

    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film directed by Gregor Jordan from a... more on Wikipedia
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    Smokin' Aces is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Smokin' Aces

    Ben Affleck, Alicia Keys

    Released2006

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

    Smokin' Aces is a 2006 American-British-French film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Separation City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Separation City

    Rhona Mitra, Joel Edgerton

    Released2009

    Directed byPaul Middleditch

    Separation City is a 2009 New Zealand film starring Joel Edgerton, Rhona Mitra, Danielle... more on Wikipedia
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    Legend of the Guardians: The O is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies

    Released2010

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Great Gatsby

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

    Released2013

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    The Great Gatsby is a 2013 romantic drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann, based on the 1925... more on Wikipedia

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    It Comes at Night is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    It Comes at Night

    Joel Edgerton, Riley Keough

    Directed byTrey Edward Shults

    It Comes at Night is a 2017 American psychological horror film written and directed by Trey... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hard Word is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Hard Word

    Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths

    Released2002

    Directed byScott Roberts

    The Hard Word is a 2002 Australian crime film about three bank-robbing brothers who are... more on Wikipedia
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    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

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    The Square is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Square

    Joel Edgerton, Claire van der Boom

    Released2008

    Directed byNash Edgerton

    The Square is a neo-noir thriller film directed by Nash Edgerton, written by his brother Joel... more on Wikipedia
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    Animal Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Animal Kingdom

    Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Michôd

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    Happy End is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Happy End

    Rose Byrne, Melanie Griffith

    Released2003

    Directed byAmos Kollek, Paul Goldman

    Happy End is a 2003 French film written and directed by Amos Kollek. It stars Audrey Tautou,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Open Window is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Open Window

    Cybill Shepherd, Robin Tunney

    Released2006

    Directed byMia Goldman

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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green

    Jennifer Garner, Common

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Hedges

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    Acolytes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Acolytes

    Joel Edgerton, Bella Heathcote

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Hewitt

    Acolytes is a 2008 Australian horror thriller film about three teenagers and their sudden... more on Wikipedia
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    The Pitch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Pitch

    Joel Edgerton

    Released2001

    Directed byNash Edgerton

    The Pitch is a 2001 action-comedy short film written and directed by Nash Edgerton; with...
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    Wish You Were Here is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Wish You Were Here

    Teresa Palmer, Joel Edgerton

    Released2012

    Directed byKieran Darcy-Smith

    Wish You Were Here is a 2012 Australian mystery film directed by Kieran Darcy-Smith. Set in... more on Wikipedia
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    The Cartographer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Cartographer

    Joel Edgerton, Paula Arundell

    Released2011

    Directed byJane Shadbolt

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    Father is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Father

    Joel Edgerton

    Released2008

    Directed bySebastian Danta

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    The Waiting City is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    The Waiting City

    Isabel Lucas, Radha Mitchell

    Released2009

    Directed byClaire McCarthy

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    Praise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Joel Edgerton Movies
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    Praise

    Joel Edgerton, Sacha Horler

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Curran

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