Movies starring Robert Downey Jr

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Avengers, The

The Avengers kicks ass. It's a loud, brash spectacle that blows up as many things as a Transformers outing but without the same grinding sense of soulless robotic monotony. For years, Marvel has been building to this movie, painstakingly introducin...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2012-05-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, ...
Avengers: Age of Ultron

It is the 800-pound gorilla in the room, the behemoth before which every other would-be blockbuster during the summer of 2015 must bow. Yet, perhaps because the filmmakers subconsciously recognized this and didn't feel the pressure to excel, the ...

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2015-05-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Olsen, Chris Hemsworth, ...
Avengers: Endgame

Minimal spoilers. There are some references to things that happen and the usual discussion about plot elements available via trailers and pre-release clips, but I have tried to remain as “spoiler-lite” as possible. As always, however, if y...

Run Time: 3:01
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, ...
Avengers: Infinity War

Minimal spoilers. There are some vague references to things that happen and the usual discussion about plot elements available via trailers and pre-release clips, but I have tried to remain as “spoiler-lite” as possible. As always, however...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-04-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, ...
Back to School

For Rodney Dangerfield, the stand-up comedian whose catchphrase was “I don’t get no respect,” Back to School provided an opportunity to get more than his share of praise and adulation. The crowd-pleasing comedy grossed $91M, making it th...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Home Release Date: 2020-08-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Alan Metter
Cast: Rodney Dangerfield, William Zabka, Adrienne Barbeau, ...
Captain America: Civil War

Spoiler Alert! Nothing overt but I hint at some plot developments that some readers may not want to know about until after they’ve seen the movie. Depends on your concerns about a “virgin movie-going experience.” Despite the name...

Run Time: 2:26
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Cast: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, ...
Chaplin

Chaplin is Sir Richard Attenborough's account of the life and times of film great Charlie Chaplin. The story picks up in 1894, when Charlie is five, and lasts until 1972, five years before his death in 1977. Along the way, Attenborough gives us g...

Run Time: 2:24
U.S. Release Date: 1993-01-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Richard Attenborough
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Paul Rhys, Moira Kelly, ...
Charlie Bartlett

It's a given that most comedies centered around kids and high schools will involve, to one degree or another, the subject of popularity. For the average teenager, few things are more important than being liked. The ultimate high is being recognize...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2008-02-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/DRAMA
Director: Jon Poll
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, ...
Due Date

Reuniting director Todd Phillips with the actor whose name no one can pronounce (the inimitable Zach Galifianakis) would seem to represent an excellent cornerstone for another laugh-till-you-drop comedy. Add Robert Downey Jr., possibly the best Am...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2010-11-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Todd Phillips
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, ...
Fur

Fur uses the real-life name and some of the real-life background of photographer Diane Arbus (Nicole Kidman) as the launching point for an entirely fictional romance. The movie is open about its aims and doesn't try to hide the fact that this is n...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2006-11-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Nudity, Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Shainberg
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell, ...