Here is our pick of 8 Best Robert Downey Jr Movies. We all know him as IronMan, But our IronMan had given some superb performances before he became the face of MCU.
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Alan R. Cohen (screenplay), Alan Freedland (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan
Enroute from Atlanta to Los Angeles via plane to be on time for the birth of his first child, Peter Highman instead runs into fellow-passenger/aspiring Hollywood actor, Ethan Tremblay, and has part of his baggage switched.
Hoping to make it in time, he has no idea that soon he will be assaulted by a ‘handicapable’ Western Union employee; get in a serious accident that will result in a fracture and several stitches; be on the run from Mexican Police.
Suspect his wife of having an affair with his friend, Darryl, and that the child may not even be his!!
Director: David Dobkin
Writers: Nick Schenk (screenplay), Bill Dubuque (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga
Hank Palmer is a defense attorney in Chicago. He learns that his mother passed away so he goes home to Indiana.
And he has to deal with his father, the town judge with whom he doesn’t have a good relationship with. All he wants is to leave but as he is leaving, his brother calls him to tell him their father’s been arrested.
It seems like after the funeral, the judge went out and it appears he ran over someone. And it turns out it was a man, who killed someone and the judge could have stopped him when he threatened the person he would eventually kill but instead was lenient with him.
Hank is incredulous because the judge as he remembers is a drinker but the judge says he’s been on the wagon for over 20 years. Hank offers to defend him but the judge doesn’t want him.
Director: David Fincher
Writers: James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Robert Graysmith (book)
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo
Robert Graysmith is a cartoonist who works for the San Francisco Chronicle. His quirky ways irritate Paul Avery, a reporter whose drinking gets in the way of doing his job. The two become friends thanks to a shared interest: the Zodiac killer.
Graysmith steadily becomes obsessed with the case, as Avery’s life spirals into drunken oblivion. Graysmith’s amateur sleuthing puts him onto the path of David Toschi, a police inspector who has thus far failed to catch his man; Sherwood Morrill, a handwriting expert; Linda del Buono, a convict who knew one of the Zodiac’s victims; and others.
Graysmith’s job, his wife and his children all become unimportant next to the one thing that really matters: catching the Zodiac.
Director: Shane Black
Writers: Brett Halliday (novel), Shane Black (screen story)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
In LA, while escaping from the police after an unsuccessful robbery, the small-time thief Harry Lockhart is accidentally submitted to an audition for a role of detective in a movie and invited to a party.
He meets a private eye Gay Perry, who suggests him to participate in an investigation to develop his character. He also meets the gorgeous aspirant actress Harmony Faith Lane and finds that she was a friend of his childhood for whom he had a crush.
Harry and Perry get involved in an intricate murder case with many leads. With the support of Harmony, they find the sordid truth of the case.
Director: Ben Stiller
Writers: Justin Theroux (screenplay), Ben Stiller (screenplay)
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Vietnam veteran Sgt. John “Four Leaf” Tayback’s autobiography is being made into a film titled Tropic Thunder. The main cast consists of action-star Tugg Speedman, whose career is in stagnation, Australian Academy Award winner Kirk Lazarus, two-bit comedian Jeff “Fats” Portnoy, who has gained notoriety for his severe drug abuse, rapper Alpa Chino, and rookie actor Kevin Sandusky.
Despite the massive amount of money pumped into the film, production is a month behind schedule, and director Damien Cockburn cannot keep the cast in order.
After studio executive Les Grossman threatens to shut down the film for good unless Cockburn can get his house in order, Cockburn comes up with an unorthodox way of reshooting the film, which includes sending the five-man acting crew into the isolated jungles of Southeast Asia on their own.
However, the actors don’t realize that they have been sent into the Golden Triangle region, a drug-producing region where the Flaming Dragon cartel is operating. When the actors realize they are facing a genuine threat, they are forced to become the very soldiers they are portraying.
Director: Guy Ritchie
Writers: Michael Robert Johnson (screenplay), Anthony Peckham (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams
With the arrest of Lord Blackwood, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson believe they have stopped one of London’s most dangerous killers, responsible for five deaths and about to commit a sixth when he is apprehended.
Several months later he is hanged for his crimes but rumors begin to circulate that he is in fact still alive, having used managed and the black arts to escape society’s judgment. When they disinter his remains, they find the body of another man in the coffin.
Soon, all of London is atwitter with the news that Blackwood has risen from the dead and for some, he is the devil incarnate.
With the assistance of the very capable Irene Adler, Holmes and Watson must stop Blackwood before he can initiate his master plan: the takeover of the British government and eventually, world domination.
Director: Richard Attenborough
Writers: David Robinson (book), Charles Chaplin (book)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Rhys
The biography of Charlie Chaplin, filmmaker extraordinaire. From his formative years in England to his highest successes in America, Chaplin’s life, work, and loves are followed.
While his screen characters were extremely hilarious, the man behind “The Little Tramp” was constantly haunted by a sense of loss.
Director: Jon Favreau
Writers: Mark Fergus (screenplay), Hawk Ostby (screenplay)
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard
Tony Stark. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist. Son of legendary inventor and weapons contractor Howard Stark. When Tony Stark is assigned to give a weapons presentation to an Iraqi unit led by Lt. Col. James Rhodes, he’s given a ride on enemy lines.
That ride ends badly when Stark’s Humvee that he’s riding in is attacked by enemy combatants. He survives – barely – with a chest full of shrapnel and a car battery attached to his heart.
In order to survive, he comes up with a way to miniaturize the battery and figures out that the battery can power something else. Thus Iron Man is born. He uses the primitive device to escape from the cave in Iraq.
Once back home, he then begins work on perfecting the Iron Man suit. But the man who was put in charge of Stark Industries has plans of his own to take over Tony’s technology for other matters.
And when we say Iron Man, It means all the movies he has played that role.