Top 10 best movies in Jake Gyllenhaal's career

Before the role of Mysterio in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, Jake Gyllenhaal had extremely memorable movies.

In recent years, Jake Gyllenhaal has gradually become one of the actors who are trusted by filmmakers for many roles, in addition to the credibility of the audience for him. Just appearing on the poster, Gyllenhaal made people eager to look forward to his new character. Before the role of Mysterio in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, Jake Gyllenhaal had extremely memorable movies.

10. Okja (2017)

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Jake Gyllenhaal is famous for his complex roles in character and acting, so the role in "Okja" for the audience is quite interesting and unexpected. "Okja" is an action-adventure movie, following a Korean girl who rescues "super meat pig" from being slaughtered.

9. End of Watch (2014)

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David Ayer's "End of Watch" follows the lives of two LAPD police officers. Although the film's script is not new and can be seen as overlapping in many films on the same subject, the script of the film eliminates unrealistic acts and dramatic nature to portray the real-life of police officers.

8. Prisoners (2013)

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The film is the first of two collaborative films between Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve in the same year. The "Prisoners" exploit the aspect of a child kidnapping on various characters.

7. Source Code (2011)

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"Source Code” is one of those sci-fi films, directed by Duncan Jones (Groundhog Day). Gyllenhaal plays a captain and is sent back to the past to find a bomb on a train, within 8 minutes. Each time he returns to the past, he has to find ways to connect different facts and suggestions and to race against time to prevent a similar attack in the future.

6. Stronger (2017)

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Based on the true story and memories of Jeff Bauman, who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon due to a bomb blast, "Stronger" is a dramatic film. Gyllenhaal appeals to viewers with the lead role - Bauman, who regains his previous life after the tragedy, including becoming a hero and helping authorities find the bomber.

5. Enemy (2013)

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The second film that Denis Villeneuve and Gyllenhaal collaborated on is "Enemy". This time, he plays two characters with identical appearance but with two completely opposite personalities.  It is not surprising that Gyllenhaal can easily play the role in the film very smoothly, in addition to the well-controlled direction of director Villeneuve.

4. Donnie Darko (2001)

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Although "Donnie Darko" disappointed audiences at the box offices at the time of debut, it was rated as one of the famous cult classic movies and helped Gyllenhaal catch the eyes of filmmakers. He plays a lovely character but has many problems when constantly having illusions about the end of the world.

3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

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“Brokeback Mountain” appeared at an early age when LGBT movies were still rare and controversial. The romantic and complicated story between two men broke the genre rules of a typical Western movie. Late actor Heath Ledger and Gyllenhaal play as two cowboys attracting each other physically and emotionally, in disdain for a gay relationship.

2. Zodiac (2007)

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The film is based on the book of the same name by Robert Graysmith, talking about a real investigation to find the name of the Zodiac Killer and a series of murders he caused in San Francisco in the late 1960s and early 1970. Gyllenhaal plays Graysmith, a political cartoonist for a newspaper, where the Zodiac Killer sends his mysterious letters.

1. Nightcrawler (2014)

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This film is said to be his best film and his role in "Nightcrawler" is also his best role. The film follows the character with antisocial personality disorder Lou Bloom, a person who pursues criminal activities at night, records and sells it to news outlets.

By: Gitta Russell

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