Movies starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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Brokeback Mountain

Longing is such a potent element of the human experience that it has formed the fabric of numerous stirring motion pictures. Brokeback Mountain is one such movie - a tale of love and loss, of unrealized dreams, and of lives wasted by denying passi...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2005-12-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, ...
Brothers

Brothers is arguably the most successful remake of a foreign film since Martin Scorsese reworked Infernal Affairs into The Departed and won the Oscar. By remaining rigorously faithful to Susanne Bier's 2004 Danish feature, Brodre, screenwriter Dav...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2009-12-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Jim Sheridan
Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, ...
Day After Tomorrow, The

Roland Emmerich must dislike New York City. After all, this is the third time he has destroyed it. The Day After Tomorrow, an ode to an apocalyptic endgame of global warming, is an old-fashioned disaster film with modern-day special effects. It'...

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2004-05-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Austin Nichols, ...
Demolition

Thank god for Jake Gyllenhaal.  Absent his performance, Demolition would have been a more unbearable slog than it is. It’s rare when a good performance can save a bad movie but it can make some of the more tedious parts watchable. The problem with...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2016-04-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, ...
Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko, the debut feature from writer/director Richard Kelly, is part psychological thriller and part science fiction mystery. The title character (Jake Gyllenhaal), a teenager in his last year of high school, is suffering from all manner of ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2000-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: SCIENCE FICTION
Director: Richard Kelly
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Drew Barrymore, ...
End of Watch

The problem with End of Watch, a gripping police drama, is director David Ayer's stylistic decision to shoot nearly the entire movie tripod-less. Or, to put it another way, there's a whole lotta shakin' going on. Much of End of Watch could almost f...

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2012-09-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA/THRILLER
Director: David Ayer
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Natalie Martinez, ...
Everest

Mount Everest has been conquered. Since the day in 1953 when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to stand atop the summit, thousands have successfully climbed the mountain. Their reasons for making the ascent are as varied as the c...

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2015-09-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Mature Themes, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Adventure/Drama
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, ...
Good Girl, The

For most people, there is great comfort in routine. We cling to it like an old friend, drifting through life with the certain knowledge that tomorrow will be much like today, which is much like yesterday and the day before that. There's a certain...

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2002-08-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Miguel Arteta
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly, ...
Jarhead

"Every war is different. Every war is the same." So says the voiceover narration in the closing moments of Sam Mendes' Jarhead. I might add: Every war movie is different. Every war movie is the same. This is Mendes' Gulf War answer to Apocalyp...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2005-11-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Brian Geraghty, ...
Life

Oblique spoilers follow. Nothing specific, but there are some hints about things perhaps better left unrevealed.Yes, for a majority of its running length, Life is an Alien clone. The similarities are so strong that they’re impossible to ignor...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-24
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, ...