What are the best Paul Dano movies?

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    #1There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood is a drama film inspired by the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair. The film chronicles the life of prospector Daniel Plainview who turns into an oil tycoon. He eventually gets corrupted by greed and hatred. 

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    Albert Jones
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Paul Dano was amazing as Eli Sunday. It couldn't have been easy to get slapped around by Daniel Day-Lewis and dragged through mud by the hair for how many takes it took them to film that scene. Gosh, this guy's commitment to acting is insane. "
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    #212 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Solomon Northup. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and Chiwetel Ejiofor won Best Actor for his role as Northup.

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    Zhu Foo
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I soooo want to wring Paul Dano's neck. He makes being evil look so real!!! I've never been this mad about a fictional character since JOffrey from Game of Thrones!"
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    #3Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine

    Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. It stars Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell, and Abigail Breslin. This film was nominated for four Academy Awards.

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    Julia Larson
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Paul Dano doesn't even talk in this film but he's still so amazing! The heartbreak in his face when he found out he was color blind... gosh, just writing this comment makes me want to watch the movie again."
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    #4Okja

    Okja

    Okja is an action-adventure film directed by Bong Joon-ho, which centers on young girl Mija who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend, an animal named Okja.

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    Jessica Pierce
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Paul Dano is one of those actors not a lot of people know the name of, but have certainly seen somewhere. I was racking my brain to figure out where I've watched him before when I watched Okja haha. Anyway, he was great in this film!! "
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    #5Prisoners

    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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    Raquel de los Santos
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Paul Dano is such a convincing creep in this movie. He has such an innocent-looking face but he makes it work somehow. I got the heebie-jeebies."
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    #6Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks

    Ruby Sparks is an American romantic comedy film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. It was written by Zoe Kazan, who stars in the movie alongside Paul Dano and Chris Messina. 

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    Ruth Reynolds
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "Ruby Sparks is one of my all time favorite movies. The chemistry between Zoe and Paul is palpable, it didn't even surprise me when they ended up together after the movie. Love this!!!"
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    #7Looper

    Looper

    Looper is a action drama movie which follows Joe, a time travelling assassin who finds himself assigned by the mob to kill himself in the future. It was directed by Rian Johnson and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt.

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    Keith Wilson
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I've only ever watched Paul Dano in indie movies, so it was refreshing to see him in a different kind of role. He's not really a pivotal character in this movie but it was still fun to watch him. He makes me want to punch his character in the face, so that's good acting, right? :D"
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    #8The Good Heart

    The Good Heart

    The Good Heart is a 2009 drama film written and directed by Dagur Kari. Starring Brian Cox and Paul Dano, this independent film was first screened at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Leonardo Amador
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "I don't know what to say about this film... Dano and Cox's performances were excellent, but the plot just wasn't great, man. Makes you wonder about what could've happened if the actors were given better material to work with. "

Summary

Best What are the best Paul Dano movies
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1There Will Be BloodMovies 10 Paid
212 Years a SlaveMovies 8 Paid
3Little Miss SunshineMovies 6 Paid
4OkjaMovies 6 Paid
5PrisonersMovies 6 Paid
6Ruby SparksMovies 4 Paid
7LooperMovies 2 Paid
8The Good HeartMovies 1 Paid
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