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Dangerous Woman, ADangerous Woman, A (1994)
Dir. Steven Gyllenhaal
Feat. Debra Winger, Gabriel Byrne, Barbara Hershey
Debra Winger gives her most impressive performance yet as a simple woman whose compulsive honesty wins her few friends. Reminiscent of the plays of…
October SkyOctober Sky (1999) Recommended
Dir. Joe Johnston
Feat. Homer H Hickam Jnr, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern
Based on the memoirs of former NASA rocket–scientist Homer H. Hickam Jnr, who had the ambition to flourish beyond his roots in West Virginia…
Donnie DarkoDonnie Darko (2001)
Dir. Richard Kelly
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore
Admired by critics and an ardent fanbase for its originality and eclecticism, this quirky teen fantasy is arguably a slick patchwork of other movie…
Lovely and AmazingLovely and Amazing (2001) Recommended
Dir. Nicole Holofcener
Feat. Catherine Keener, Brenda Blethyn, Jake Gyllenhaal
Rewarding indie drama – seasoned with touches of painful comedy – that observes the troubles between three sisters waiting for their…
Moonlight MileMoonlight Mile (2002)
Dir. Brad Silberling
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon
A remarkably quirky weepie, that coats its tale of Jake Gyllenhaal’s grieving and re–adjustment to life in 1973 after his fiance’s…
Good Girl, TheGood Girl, The (2002)
Dir. Miguel Arteta
Feat. Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly
Quirky, downbeat comedy about people stuck with dead end lives in small–town America adds a string to the bow of acting challenges for starlet…
Day After Tomorrow, TheDay After Tomorrow, The (2004)
Dir. Roland Emmerich
Feat. Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dash Mihok
Another disaster–spectacle revival from the makers of "Independence Day" that sees scientist Dennis Quaid trying in vain to warn the world of…
JarheadJarhead (2005)
Dir. Sam Mendes
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard
An arresting and grimly ironic vision of the 1991 Gulf War, based on the memoir of ex–marine Anthony Swofford, and depicting the experiences of…
Brokeback MountainBrokeback Mountain (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. Ang Lee
Feat. Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams
A 'cause celebre' of recent cinema, this epic romantic drama is set around the terse and smouldering long–term love affair between two cowboys…
ProofProof (2005)
Dir. John Madden
Feat. Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal
An elegant adaptation of David Auburn’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play, with Gwyneth Paltrow reprising her London stage role as the grieving…
ZodiacZodiac (2007) Recommended
Dir. David Fincher
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards
Intense, painstaking thriller from the dir. of SEVEN magnifies San Francisco's unsolved ‘Zodiac’ killings with obsessive compulsion and…
RenditionRendition (2007)
Dir. Gavin Hood
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Sarsgaard
Frenetic thriller by dir. of TSOTSI concerns Witherspoon's desperate search for her husband after he goes missing on an international flight,…
BrothersBrothers (2009)
Dir. Jim Sheridan
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire
Jake Gyllenhaal and Tobey Maguire star in this remake of Susanne Bier's wrenching Danish drama, about two sibling's lives torn apart by war.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimePrince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Dir. Mike Newell
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley
Jake Gyllenhaal flexes his pecs in this extravagant adaptation of the popular 'Arabian adventure' video game.
Love and Other DrugsLove and Other Drugs (2010)
Dir. Edward Zwick
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Judy Greer
Winning romance with a charismatic pharmaceutical salesman falling for a free–spirited woman with a tragic secret.
Source CodeSource Code (2011) Recommended
Dir. Duncan Jones
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
The dir. of MOON helms this smart sci–fi thriller, about a soldier (Gyllenhaal) thrust ‘neurologically’ into the shoes of a dead eyewitness…
End of WatchEnd of Watch (2012) Recommended
Dir. David Ayer
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick
David Ayer, writer of TRAINING DAY, gives us another bracing cautionary tale of Los Angeles law enforcement, here following the good police work of…
PrisonersPrisoners (2013)
Dir. Denis Villeneuve
Feat. Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis
The dir. of INCENDIES crafts another tense, eye–opening thriller in this tale of a family man who turns vigilante after his daughter is…
EnemyEnemy (2013) Aro Favourite
Dir. Denis Villeneuve
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon
The dir. of PRISONERS and INCENDIES explores the dilemma of a man who seeks out his doppelganger after glimpsing him in a movie. An unsettling…
NightcrawlerNightcrawler (2014) Aro Favourite
Dir. Dan Gilroy
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
A nervy and quite brilliant satire with Jake Gyllenhaal unforgettable as a petty thief who muscles into the world of crime journalism, shooting…
Accidental LoveAccidental Love (Nailed) (2015)
Dir. David O. Russell
Feat. Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Catherine Keener
Political satire written by Kristin Gore (Al's daughter) about a small town waitress who gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing…
SouthpawSouthpaw (2015)
Dir. Antoine Fuqua
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker
Jake Gyllenhaal gets in the ring in this downbeat boxing drama as a former champ struggling to get his life back on track after losing his wife in a…
EverestEverest (2015) Recommended
Dir. Baltasar Kormakur
Feat. Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal
This lavishly mounted account of the ill–fated climbing expedition that claimed the life of New Zealand mountaineer Rob Hall is especially…
Nocturnal AnimalsNocturnal Animals (2016) Recommended
Dir. Tom Ford
Feat. Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
Renowned fashion designer Tom Ford follows his film debut A SINGLE MAN with this highly intriguing neo–noir tale about a wealthy art gallery…
LifeLife (2017)
Dir. Daniel Espinosa
Feat. Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson
Claustrophobic white knuckle horror where a team of scientists on an international space station discover that the biological sample they took from…
StrongerStronger (2017)
Dir. David Gordon Green
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson
The inspirational real–life story starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a 27–year–old working class man who tragically lost both…
WildlifeWildlife (2018) Recommended
Dir. Paul Dano
Feat. Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould
Actor Paul Dano makes an impressive directorial debut with this adaptation of the novel by Richard Ford. Set in Montana in the fall of 1960, a child…
Sisters Brothers, TheSisters Brothers, The (2018) Recommended
Dir. Jacques Audiard
Feat. John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal
John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix play a couple of fraternal assassins who hunt down a gold prospector in 1850s Oregon in this ambitious and…
Spider-Man: Far From HomeSpider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Recommended
Dir. Jon Watts
Feat. Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal
Marvel–lous sequel to the hugely successful reboot 'Spider–Man: Homecoming', this follows the events of 'Avengers: Endgame', with Peter…

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