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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. In the film, ...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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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 9 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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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 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. Zodiac tells the story of the manhunt for a person ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Due Date is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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 events depicted in the story do ...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 film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the ...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 flying missions in Laos. When the protagonists ...more