What are the best Jake Gyllenhaal movies?

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    #1The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow

    The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 sci-fi adventure film directed by Roland Emmerich and stars  Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal. A paleoclimatologist braves the coming of the best Ice Age to reunite with his son.

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    Jane Porter
    Written on May 26, 2018
    " really like this movie as I have watched it several times. I love this genre. There was a message behind this movie that I liked & one I didn't care for. Politics do not belong in movies they aren't about, their tactics to push an agenda are quite annoying. If you can get past that & enjoy the movie for what it is, then you won't be disappointed. I wasn't."
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    #2Zodiac

    Zodiac

    Zodiac is an American criminal mystery film starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr. It was directed by David Fincher and was written for the screen by James Vanderbilt. The film premiered on February 28, 2007.

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    Ralph Sanchez
    Written on May 26, 2018
    "An amazing thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat, virtually from start to finish. Fine performances, especially from Jake Gyllenhaal and of course, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. didn't disappoint, either. "
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    #3Brothers

    Brothers

    Brothers is a drama thriller motion picture that features Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, and Tobey Maguire. It was directed by Jim Sheridan and was written for the screen by David Benioff. The film premiered in 2009 in New York City.

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    Peter Delgado
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "Fantastic performances by all involved. Jake Gyllenhaal has always done incredible work and the script here gives him an opportunity to shine. I was mesmerized by the story and on the edge of my seat throughout. Just a thoroughly enjoyable movie. "
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    #4Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain is a drama movie directed by Ang Lee. Released in 2005, Brokeback Mountain features Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading roles. The movie was adapted from the short story by Annie Proulx.

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    Marie Cooper
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "I remember seeing this film with my friend when it first came out. It was strange to see a romance from this perspective, and I have to say it really opened my eyes. The film made a big splash and I like to think played a major role in shaping the cultural conversation around LGBT acceptance. Gyllenhall was great in it, as always!"
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    #5Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko

    Donnie Darko is a science-fiction drama thriller movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. It was written and directed by Richard Kelly. The movie was premiered in the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2001.

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    Ye Wu
    Written on June 2, 2018
    "Of all the movies Jake Gyllenhaal has been in, Donnie Darko has got to be the best. The story is dark and weird, and it really makes you think. I love it!"
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    #6Source Code

    Source Code

    Source Code is a mystery science-fiction romance film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan. It was directed by Duncan Jones and written by Ben Ripley. The movie was released in the United States on April 1, 2011.

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    Aarav Mittal
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Nightcrawler was the first movie that I have seen Jake Gyllenhaal in and after that I checked his other movies. Source Code is an OK movie but not decent enough to be as one of his best movies. I like the mystery of the movie but there is unnecessary romance which was ruining the plot."
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    #7Prisoners

    Prisoners

    The Prisoners is a crime and thriller movie directed by Denis Villeneuve. It tells us the story of two characters: a desperate father (Hugh Jackman) who is capable of doing anything for finding his missing daughter, and a detective.

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    Danielle Harrison
    Written on May 30, 2018
    "Prisoners is an okay movie. I am a fan of Jake Gyllenhaal and he gives a great performance here as usual. However, I would not rank this in with his top films. The plot line is a bit lacking and never managed to really pull me into the story."
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    #8The Good Girl

    The Good Girl

    The Good Girl is a dramatic romance motion picture that features Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Deborah Rush. It was directed by Miguel Arteta and was written by Mike White. The film premiered on January 12, 2002, in the USA.

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    Angelina Ortiz
    Written on June 3, 2018
    "It's Jennifer Aniston in a romance, and so it's not going to be anything great. It's a little different but nothing worthwhile. OK compared to modern trash though."

Summary

Best What are the best Jake Gyllenhaal movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Day After TomorrowMovies 15 Paid
2ZodiacMovies 13 Paid
3BrothersMovies 12 Paid
4Brokeback MountainMovies 8 Paid
5Donnie DarkoMovies 7 Paid
6Source CodeMovies 6 Paid
7PrisonersMovies 3 Paid
8The Good GirlMovies 1 Paid
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