All movie lovers know such website as IMDb. It’s one of the most authoritative and popular online database of information related to movies, TV programs and celebrity content. So, today we want to share a list of best movies featuring Joaquin Phoenix according to IMDb. Here they are.
10. Unity (7,4/10)
This documentary movie was released in 2015. It’s the sequel to the 2005 film Earthlings. The story is narrated by one hundred actors, artists, athletes, authors, businessmen, entertainers, filmmakers, military personnel and musicians, including Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Aniston, Rose Byrne, David Copperfield, Dr. Dre, etc. It explores humanity’s transformation, presented in five chapters: “Cosmic,” “Mind,” “Body,” “Heart” and “Soul.”
9. What the Health (7,4/10)
In his documentary film What the Health, filmmaker Kip Andersen critiques the health impact of meat and dairy products consumption and uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases. Besides, it questions the practices of the leading health and pharmaceutical organizations. Joaquin Phoenix is an executive-produced of the movie.
8. Gunda (7,8/10)
In this movie, master filmmaker Viktor Kossakovsky reminds us that we share our planet with billions of other animals. And through encounters with a mother sow (the eponymous Gunda), two cows, and a one-legged chicken, Kossakovsky gradually re-calibrates our moral universe, reminding us of the inherent value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own. Joaquin Phoenix serves as an executive producer.
7. Walk the Line (7,8/10)
This movie stars amazing Joaquin Phoenix and charming Reese Witherspoon. The screenplay is based on two autobiographies authored by singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, 1975’s Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words and 1997’s Cash: The Autobiography. As you can understand, it’s a chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash‘s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
6. Her (8,0/10)
Here Joaquin Phoenix plays the role of Theodore Twombly, a writer who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an artificially intelligent virtual assistant designed to meet his every need and personified through a female voice. The film also features Amy Adams, Olivia Wilde, Rooney Mara, and Chris Pratt.
5. Hotel Rwanda (8,1/10)
The movie is based on the Rwandan genocide, which occurred during the spring of 1994. Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager of the Hôtel des Mille Collines, who made efforts to save the lives of his family and numerous refugees. To do this, he housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. The movie explores genocide, political corruption, and the repercussions of violence.
4. Gladiator (8,5/10)
In Gladiator, Russell Crowe portrays Roman general Maximus Decimus Meridius, who is betrayed when Commodus the ambitious son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, played by Joaquin Phoenix, murders his father and seizes the throne. Sent into slavery, Maximus becomes a gladiator and rises through the ranks of the arena to avenge the murders of his family and his emperor.
3. Joker (8,5/10)
This 2019 American psychological thriller, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and provides a possible origin story for the character. Set in 1981 in Gotham City, it follows Arthur Fleck, a mentally troubled stand-up comedian, who is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This eventually brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.
2. Earthlings (8,7/10)
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. The film is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, features music by Moby, was directed by Shaun Monson, executive produced by Libra Max and was co-produced by Maggie Q.
1. Dominion (9,1/10)
Dominion is an Australian documentary released in 2018. It uses drones, hidden and handheld cameras to show the many ways in which animals are regularly misused and expose the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture, questioning the morality and validity of humankind’s dominion over the animal kingdom. A total of six facets are illuminated: farm animals, wild animals, companion animals, entertainment animals, fur animals, and animal experimentation.
That’s it! How many of these movies have you watched? Which one do you like most?