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The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies

Updated January 17, 2020 21.2k votes 3.5k voters 164.0k views74 items

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List of the best Robert Downey Jr. movies, ranked best to worst by thousands of fans' votes. Long before he was Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. was a member of the Brat Pack appearing in such films as Weird Science and Less Than Zero. The order of this Robert Downey Jr. movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only hist most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list.

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

This list includes Robert Downey Jr's impressive filmography from The Avengers, Chaplin and more, and answers the questions, "What are the best Robert Downey Jr. movies?" and "What are the greatest Robert Downey Jr. roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Downey Jr.'s super-hero performances, you might also enjoy our list of best Christian Bale movies and best Chris Evans movies.


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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard
    Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics...  more

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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
    Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the...  more

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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth
    Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo....  more

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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the...  more

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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin
    Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based...  more

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    Iron Man 3

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.
    Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced...  more

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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
    Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe...  more

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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth
    Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on...  more

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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow
    Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel...  more

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  • 10

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr.
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by...  more

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    Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich
    Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British...  more
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    Tropic Thunder

    Ben Stiller, Jack Black
    Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. Through a...  more

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    Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal
    Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery thriller film directed by David Fincher, based on the 1986...  more

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton
    Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the...  more

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  • 15

    The Judge

    Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meester
    The Judge is a 2014 drama film written by Bill Dubuque, Nick Schenk and David Seidler; and...  more
  • 16

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer
    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane...  more

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    Weird Science

    Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock
    Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes...  more

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  • 18

    Less Than Zero

    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr.
    Less Than Zero is a 1987 American drama film very loosely based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of...  more

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  • 19

    Heart and Souls

    Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue
    Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring...  more
  • 20

    Due Date

    Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr.
    Due Date is a 2010 American comedy road film directed by Todd Phillips, co-written by Alan R....  more

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  • 21

    U.S. Marshals

    Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones
    U.S. Marshals is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Stuart Baird. The storyline was...  more

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    Only You

    Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei
    Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring...  more

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  • 23

    Chances Are

    Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd
    Chances Are is a 1989 romantic comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Cybill...  more

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    Back to School

    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield
    Back to School is a 1986 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally...  more

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    Natural Born Killers

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd
    Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody...  more

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