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

If you think the best Robert Downey Jr. 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.

"This list 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.

Notable directors that have worked with Robert Downey Jr. include names like Robert Altman, Joss Whedon and Steven Soderbergh. Is Robert Downey Jr. your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg films lists too.

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by ...more

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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Sha... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. It is a sequel to ...more

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Tropic Thunder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Tom Cruise, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Robert Downey Jr. Tropic Thunder is a 2008 American action satire comedy film written, produced and directed by Ben Stiller.

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Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert ...more

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
rhrsh added Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The ...more

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Zodiac is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith's non-fiction book of the same name. The Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. joint ...more

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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Less Than Zero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader Less Than Zero is a 1987 American drama film very loosely based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of the same name. The film stars Andrew McCarthy as Clay, a college freshman returning home for ...more

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Due Date is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Charlie Sheen, Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx Due Date is a 2010 American comedy road film directed by Todd Phillips, co-written by Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, and Adam Sztykiel, and starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The ...more

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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U.S. Marshals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes U.S. Marshals is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Stuart Baird. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Roy Huggins and John Pogue. The film is a sequel to the 1993 ...more

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The Judge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
isa-barnett added Robert Downey Jr., Leighton Meester, Robert Duvall The Judge is a 2014 drama film written by Bill Dubuque, Nick Schenk and David Seidler; and directed by David Dobkin.

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Natural Born Killers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American crime film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released ...more

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Only You is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bonnie Hunt. Written by Diane Drake, the film is about a young ...more

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Chances Are is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd, Mary Stuart Masterson Chances Are is a 1989 romantic comedy film directed by Emile Ardolino and starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey, Jr., Ryan O'Neal, and Mary Stuart Masterson. The original music score was ...more

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Back to School is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison Back to School is a 1986 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Terry Farrell, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Sam Kinison, and Robert Downey, Jr. It was ...more

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Heart and Souls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Kyra Sedgwick Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Thomas Riley, a businessman recruited by the souls of four deceased people - ...more

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Wonder Boys is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas Wonder Boys is an American 2000 comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves. The film was based on the novel of the same title by Michael Chabon. Michael Douglas stars as ...more

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Air America is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis Air America is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. as Air America pilots, during the Vietnam War, flying missions in ...more

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The Soloist is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx, Jena Malone The Soloist is a 2009 American drama film directed by Joe Wright, and starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.. It is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed ...more

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The Pick-up Artist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper, Molly Ringwald The Pick-up Artist is a 1987 American romantic-comedy film written and directed by James Toback, starring Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. The film is noted for being one of Ringwald's more ...more

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Gothika is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jr., Penélope Cruz Gothika is a 2003 supernatural horror film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and written by Sebastian Gutierrez. Halle Berry plays a psychiatrist in a women's mental hospital who wakes up one day to ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
MichaelChoi added Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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Charlie Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Kat Dennings, Drake Charlie Bartlett is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Poll. The screenplay by Gustin Nash focuses on a teenager who begins to dispense therapeutic advice and prescription drugs ...more

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Johnny Be Good is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly Johnny Be Good is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Bud Smith, starring Anthony Michael Hall as the main character, Johnny Walker. The film also features Robert Downey Jr., Steve James, ...more

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The Singing Detective is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes The Singing Detective is a 2003 American musical crime comedy film directed by Keith Gordon and based on the BBC serial of the same name, a work by British writer Dennis Potter. It stars Robert ...more

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Good Night, and Good Luck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels Good Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney and starring David Strathairn, Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson and Jeff Daniels. The movie was ...more

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Fur is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus is a 2006 film starring Nicole Kidman as iconic American photographer Diane Arbus, who was known for her strange, disturbing images.

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Soapdish is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Whoopi Goldberg Soapdish is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular fictional television soap opera. It stars Sally Field as an aging soap star, joined by Kevin Kline, ...more

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Bowfinger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham Bowfinger is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood attempting to make a film on a small budget with a star who does not know that he ...more

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Restoration is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan, Ian McKellen Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars Robert Downey, Jr. as a 17th-century medical student exploited by a debauched king. The film is based ...more

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True Believer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, James Woods True Believer is a 1989 American courtroom drama written by Wesley Strick, directed by Joseph Ruben, and starring James Woods, Robert Downey, Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto, Kurtwood Smith, ...more

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A Guide to Recognizing Your Sa... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum, Shia LaBeouf A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a 2006 American drama film based on a 2001 memoir of the same name by author, director, and musician Dito Montiel, which describes his youth in Astoria, New ...more

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A Scanner Darkly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder A Scanner Darkly is a 2006 American animated science fiction thriller film directed by Richard Linklater based on the novel of the same name by Philip K. Dick. The film tells the story of ...more

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Marvel One Shots is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Clark Gregg, William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr. Marvel One-Shots are a series of direct-to-video short films produced by Marvel Studios, set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, released from 2011 to 2014. They are included as special ...more

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Home for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by Peggy Rajski and Foster. The screenplay was by W. D. Richter based on the short story by Chris Radant. ...more

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Tuff Turf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Kim Richards Tuff Turf is a 1985 American drama film starring James Spader and Kim Richards. The film was released in the United States on January 11, 1985.

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Hail Caesar is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Judd Nelson Hail Caesar is a 1994 American heavy metal comedy film directed by Anthony Michael Hall and starring Hall, Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Judd Nelson, and Bobbie Phillips.

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Firstborn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Sarah Jessica Parker, Corey Haim Firstborn is a 1984 drama film starring Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim, Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey, Jr.. It was filmed in New Jersey and New York State and ...more

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The Gingerbread Man is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Famke Janssen The Gingerbread Man is a 1998 American legal thriller film directed by Robert Altman and based on a discarded John Grisham manuscript. The film stars Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert ...more

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Chef is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo Chef is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Jon Favreau. After a public altercation with a food critic, a professional chef (Jon Favreau) quits his job at a popular Los Angeles ...more

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Two Girls and a Guy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham, Frederique van der Wal Two Girls and a Guy is a 1997 American comedy-drama film written and directed by James Toback and produced by Edward R. Pressman and Chris Hanley. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Heather Graham and ...more

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1969 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Kiefer Sutherland 1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. It was written and directed by Ernest Thompson. The original music score is composed by Michael Small. ...more

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Richard III is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Robert Downey Jr. Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen, Annette Bening Richard III is a 1995 drama film adapted from William Shakespeare's play of the same name, starring Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott ...more