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

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

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Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more

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There Will Be Blood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paul Dano Movies
Daniel Day-Lewis, Ciarán Hinds, Paul Dano There Will Be Blood is a 2007 American epic drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Dano. The film was inspired by Upton Sinclair's novel ...more

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Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello Prisoners is a 2013 crime drama thriller film written by Aaron Guzikowski and directed by Denis Villeneuve.

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Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby Being Flynn is a 2012 American drama film starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano, released in select theatres in the United States on March 2, 2012. It was based on Another ...more

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Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll, Humphrey Bogart Ruby Sparks is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and written by Zoe Kazan. It stars Paul Dano as an anxious novelist whose fictional character, ...more

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Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, it is adapted from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name. It ...more

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Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Bruce Altman L.I.E. is a 2001 American drama film about a relationship between Howie, a 15-year-old boy, and an ephebophile known as "Big John". The title is an acronym for the Long Island ...more

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Brian Cox, Paul Dano, Stephanie Szostak The Good Heart is an Icelandic independent film written and directed by Dagur Kári, starring Brian Cox and Paul Dano. It debuted at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly The Extra Man is a 2010 comedy film based on Jonathan Ames' novel of the same name. Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the film stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie ...more

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Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is ...more

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Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig Cowboys & Aliens is a 2011 American science fiction Western film directed by Jon Favreau and starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, and Olivia Wilde. The film is based on the 2006 graphic ...more

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Dakota Johnson, Jena Malone, Jon Heder For Ellen is a 2012 drama film written and directed by So Yong Kim.

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Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Zach Galifianakis Gigantic is a 2008 independent comedy film directed by Matt Aselton and starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner and Jane Alexander. The script, written by Aselton and his ...more

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Olivia Wilde, Elisha Cuthbert, Timothy Olyphant The Girl Next Door is a 2004 American teen film about a high school senior who falls in love for the first time with the girl next door, but finds the situation becoming complicated after he ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Maggie Grace Knight and Day, is a 2010 action comedy film starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz. The film, directed by James Mangold, is Cruise and Diaz's second on-screen collaboration following the 2001 ...more

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Liev Schreiber, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emile Hirsch Taking Woodstock is a 2009 American comedy-drama film about the Woodstock Festival of 1969, directed by Ang Lee. The screenplay by James Schamus is based on the memoir Taking Woodstock: A True ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Camilla Belle, Jena Malone The Ballad of Jack and Rose is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller, and starring her husband Daniel Day-Lewis; it also stars Camilla Belle, Catherine Keener, Paul Dano, Ryan ...more

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Kevin Kline, Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Eisenberg The Emperor's Club is a 2002 American drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and stars Kevin Kline. Based on Ethan Canin's short story "The Palace Thief," it tells the story of a prep ...more

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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Ethan Hawke Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American-British comedy-drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser, loosely based on the latter's bestselling ...more

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Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Bruce Greenwood Meek's Cutoff is a 2010 western film directed by Kelly Reichardt.

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Paul Dano, Kathy Baker, Bruce Davison Too Young To Be A Dad is a Canadian-American made-for-television movie about teen pregnancy that aired in May 2002 on Lifetime.

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Paz de la Huerta, Paul Dano, Angelica Page Light and the Sufferer is a 2007 American science fiction film starring Paul Dano, Paz de la Huerta, Michael Esper, and Paul D'Amato and directed by Christopher Peditto. It is based on a short ...more

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William Hurt, Laura Harring, Gael García Bernal The King is a 2005 drama film about a troubled man, recently discharged from the Navy, who goes to Corpus Christi, Texas, in search of the father he's never met. The film is deeply rooted in a ...more

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Weapons Nick Cannon, Paul Dano, Mark Webber Weapons is a 2007 American teenage crime drama film directed and written by Adam Bhala Lough. The film premiered in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was released ...more

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Kate Bosworth, Chris Evans, Paul Dano The Newcomers is a 2000 drama family film directed by James Allen Bradley and written by Garrett Clancy and Tony Jiti Gill.

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Explicit Ills Rosario Dawson, Naomie Harris, Black Thought Explicit Ills is a 2008 American film, written and directed by Mark Webber in his directorial debut. The film features four interconnected stories taking place in Philadelphia involving subject ...more