Movies starring Jesse Eisenberg

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30 Minutes or Less

It would be possible to form a tragedy from the background inspiration of Ruben Fleisher's 30 Minutes or Less, but the filmmakers have not traveled that route. Instead of fashioning a heartbreaking tale about greed and inhumanity, Fleisher has app...

Run Time: 1:23
U.S. Release Date: 2011-08-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/ACTION
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, ...
Adventureland

More than 30 years ago, the template established by Animal House for college age comedies became a recognized standard. However, although the Animal House approach is a good way to get cheap laughs, it falls apart when anything more substantive is...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Greg Mottola
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jack Gilpin, Matt Bush, ...
American Ultra

Quentin Tarantino didn't originate the method of blending extreme violence with dark comedy but his early films (especially Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction) popularized it for today's generation. Since the early 1990s, many directors have att...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
Cast: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Topher Grace, ...
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

For those who thought Man of Steel was dark, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Batman v Superman, the battle royale/team-up of DC Comics’ revered superheroes, is so bleak that the sun never seems to shine, the characters’ faces can’t form smiles, a...

Run Time: 2:34
U.S. Release Date: 2016-03-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Scoot McNairy, Laurence Fishburne, ...
Cursed

Cursed is a good title for this film, which has been beset by problems from the outset. The version finally reaching theaters in February of 2005 likely bears little resemblance to what producer/writer Kevin Williamson and director Wes Craven init...

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2005-02-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Christina Ricci, Jesse Eisenberg, Joshua Jackson, ...
Hummingbird Project, The

Somewhere, buried within the innards of writer/director Kim Nguyen’s The Hummingbird Project, is the skeleton of a compelling techno-thriller. Unfortunately, Nguyen overreaches in attempting to add an element of meaning to what works best a...

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Kim Nguyen
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, ...
Now You See Me

With Now You See Me, director Louis Leterrier has taken a page out of the book of his characters: use sleight-of-hand so viewers are distracted from some rather obvious screenplay deficiencies. By employing a fast-moving, high-energy approach that...

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2013-05-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Louis Leterrier
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, ...
Now You See Me 2

2013’s Now You See Me wasn’t just about showmanship and misdirection, it was showmanship and misdirection. Brought to the screen by the sure hand of director Louis Leterrier, this was a triumph of style over substance - a flashy, fast-pac...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, ...
Rio

When one distills Rio to its essentials, it's all about a bird traveling several thousand miles for the express purpose of getting laid. However, since such a reduction of the plot would not go over well with the parents planning to send (or accomp...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2011-04-15
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Cast: (voices) Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, ...
Social Network, The

Website development as a blood sport - that's what it comes down to. The Social Network shows that, when pet projects are at issue, nerds can get as nasty and dirty as the most skilled backstabbers and double-dealers. The film, which is a joint p...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2010-10-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, ...