9 Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies to watch

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt a good actor who always manages to the steal the show no matter what movie he is in. He has been delivering amazing performances from a young age and has gone on to star in successful blockbusters, superb indie movies and even direct his own movie. He has the charm and ability to play many different characters. He’s an actor that really gets into his role and delivers a passionate performance. Although he hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar yet, maybe with his upcoming movie Snowden, this will be his chance.

I’m sure Joseph Gordon-Levitt will deliver a great performance in Snowden so before you see Snowden check out these 9 Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies.


Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Arthur a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. Gordon-Levitt gives a superb, charming, convincing and at times emotional performance in this amazing, funny and heart-warming comedy-drama. 50/50 is a brilliant movie which you ought to check out!

The Walk

In this enjoyable biography Gordon-Levitt stars as the ambitious, determined and persistent wire walker Philippe Petit. Gordon-Levitt shines in this movie and gives a strong and very passionate performance; he really goes deep into this role and even does a good French accent. The walk is an interesting story of how Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him walk the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.

Mysterious Skins

Mysterious Skins is a movie I really, really and I mean really liked, it is quite disturbing but the story was told in such an interesting way, it’s bold, powerful and directed wonderfully, the amazing performances helped this movie a lot. Joseph Gordon-Levitt portrays the wild yet troubled teenage hustler Neil. Neil is quite a complex character with many problems and Gordon-Levitt did a good job of showing this. I highly recommend Mysterious Skins if you need a good coming of age to watch.

Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves that not only is he talented on screen but also behind the camera as he writes and directs his own romance movie, Don Jon. Gordon-Levitt plays Jon, a New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, who develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. With its stellar cast and strong direction, Don Jon is a movie to check out.

500 Days Of Summer

500 Days of Summer is not your typical love story, it is a realistic “love story” told in a non-linear fashion. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Tom an aspiring architect who believes in fate and true love, who falls for Summer a woman who doesn’t believe in true love. Gordon-Levitt gives an amazing performance in this Rom Com and his on screen chemistry with Zooey Deschanel was great. Full review here.


A crime drama which pays homage to noir detective movies, so if you are a fan of those you are going to love Brick. A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. A young Gordon-Levitt leads this movie as he stars as Brendan Fyre, he gives a solid performance in this high school detective movie.


In this movie, you see Gordon-Levitt take on a role you don’t usually see him play, he portrays Hesher a reckless anarchist who manages to make a young boy’s life even more chaotic. Gordon-Levitt’s character was definitely the best part of this movie, everytime he spoke it was hilarious, even as an anarchist Gordon-Levitt still manages to make the character likeable. However the movie definitely has a lot of problems but Gordon-Levitt’s performance alone is enough to make it watchable.

Premium rush

I never thought watching people cycling at high speed would be so exciting; this is basically where all the thrills come from in the action thriller premium rush. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee a bike messenger who likes to cycle around New York City without any gears or brakes. Backed up with a solid story and loads of high speed action, Premium Rush is an enjoyable thriller.

The Lookout

Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels were great together in this crime drama, the best part of this movie were their performances alone.

Other movies that I have seen which Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in are Inception and Looper, these are quite popular movies that you probably have already seen, but if you haven’t you should definitely check them out.

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