Edward Norton Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Fight Club
TV-MA

Fight Club

(1999)
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As:
Cast
Role:
The Narrator
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Meat Loaf, Zach Grenier
Plot:

Based on an eponymous Novel by Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club is the story of a discontented white-collar employee and a devil-may-care soap salesman who join together to form an underground fight club where young men give vent to their frustrations by beating each other to pulp.

1
0
American History X
TV-14

American History X

(1998)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Derek Vinyard
Director:
Tony Kaye
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Beverly D'Angelo, Edward Furlong, Ethan Suplee, Jennifer Lien
2
0
The Grand Budapest Hotel
R

The Grand Budapest Hotel

(2014)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
Plot:

When the famous concierge—M. Gustave—of a mountainside resort, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is accused of murdering a wealthy dowager, he and his friend Zero along with latter’s girlfriend, Agatha, set out to prove his innocence. In process, they have to safeguard a Renaissance painting and struggle to find a missing will.

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0

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Moonrise Kingdom
PG-13

Moonrise Kingdom

(2012)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Scout Master Ward
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton
Plot:

Directed by Wes Anderson in his typical style, Moonrise Kingdom features a young boy and girl, Sam and Suzy, living on a New England island who run away to a secluded beach while the entire island searches for them. Pen-pals, Sam, an orphan in a Scout camp, and Suzy, who lives with her family, escape on an adventure through the woods.

2
0
Primal Fear
R

Primal Fear

(1996)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
John Mahoney, Alfre Woodard, Laura Linney, Richard Gere, Frances McDormand
Plot:

A thriller court-room drama, Primal Fear shows the audience how deceptive appearances can be, when experienced Chicago defence attorney Martin Vail, lands-up fighting on behalf of an altar boy, Aaron Stampler, who is accused of murdering Archbishop Rushman, brutally. The film progresses through Vail’s perspective and his reactions to unearthing dark hidden secrets of the Church, while being astutely manipulated.  

2
0
The Illusionist
PG-13

The Illusionist

(2006)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eisenheim
Director:
Neil Burger
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Paul Giamatti, Eddie Marsan, Jessica Biel, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Plot:

Set in Vienna, 1889, The Illusionist is a romantic mystery movie that follows the story of magician Eisenheim the Illusionist. Hunted by Chief Inspector Walter Uhl, he uses his skills to save his own and Duchess Sophie von Teschen’s lives from the tyrant Crown Prince Leopold.  

3
0
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
R

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

(2014)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Stone, Michael Keaton, Kenny Chin, Jamahl Garrison-Lowe, Zach Galifianakis
Plot:

A middle aged faded actor’s most popular work was playing the titular role in the superhero trilogy Birdman. He now puts everything at stake to revive his career and gain recognition by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production. In process, he has to struggle with issues around as well as those within him.

0
0
25th Hour
R

25th Hour

(2002)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Monty Brogan
Director:
Spike Lee
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper
Plot:

Monty has 24 hours before he begins his seven years of prison term for drug dealing. He decides to meet his father, catch up with his childhood friends, Jacob and Frank and meet his girlfriend Naturelle. During the time, he looks back at his life to understand why he is in his current situation.  

0
0
Alita: Battle Angel
PG-13

Alita: Battle Angel

(2018)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nova
Director:
Robert Rodriguez
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Rodriguez, Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali
Plot:

In a future world, a compassionate doctor discovers a disembodied female cyborg with an intact human brain and attaches a new cyborg body to it. Named Alita, after the doctor’s deceased daughter, she awakens with no memory about her past. The film focuses on how she learns to navigate not only her new life, but also the treacherous city streets.   

0
0
The Painted Veil
PG-13

The Painted Veil

(2006)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
John Curran
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Alan David, Catherine An
Plot:

After marrying hastily in London, an English doctor and his socialite wife relocate to Shanghai, where the protagonist works at an infectious diseases laboratory. When he finds about his wife’s extramarital affair he forces her to accompany him to a remote Chinese village run down by an unchecked cholera epidemic. It was here that they discover each other and decide to make a new beginning. 

0
0
Kingdom of Heaven
R

Kingdom of Heaven

(2005)
4
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
War, History, Action, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Martin Hancock, Michael Sheen, Nathalie Cox
Plot:

Producer-director Ridley Scott’s historical adventure drama Kingdom of Heaven is an adapted depiction of Balian of Ibelin, the 12th century crusader of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. After losing his family, Balian, a French blacksmith, joins the Crusade to defend Jerusalem, where he finds love, and becomes a leader who fights against the Ayyubid Sultan Saladin, in the Battle of Hattin.

4
0
Frida
R

Frida

(2002)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Julie Taymor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Alfred Molina, Mía Maestro, Valeria Golino, Salma Hayek
Plot:

The biopic depicts the rise of iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, after suffering a life-altering accident. It also focuses on her tempestuous relationship with mentor-husband Diego Rivera, her affair with Leon Trotsky, her progressive thinking and open attitude to sexuality, her rise as one of the greatest surrealist’s of all time, and her untimely death. 

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Rounders
R

Rounders

(1998)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Dahl
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, Matt Damon, Gretchen Mol, Paul Cicero, Ray Iannicelli
Plot:

Law student and gifted poker player Mike McDermott loses his entire bankroll of US $30000 to Russian mobster Teddy ‘KGB’. He quits poker but is forced to play again when his childhood friend Lester ‘Worm’ Murphy lands him in debt. When Worm flees, Mike must face Teddy one last time to repay his debts.  

0
0
Red Dragon
R

Red Dragon

(2002)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Will Graham
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson
Plot:

Will Graham, an FBI agent able to empathize with psychopaths, narrowly escapes death while trying to catch cannibalistic killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter and retires shortly after. However, with the emergence of another serial killer, nicknamed The Tooth Fairy, he is called back and must seek Lecter's help to make a psychological profile of the new murderer.

1
0
The People vs. Larry Flynt
R

The People vs. Larry Flynt

(1996)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Isaacman
Director:
Milos Forman
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
James Cromwell, Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, Brett Harrelson
Plot:

Based on the real-life case of ‘Hustler Magazine v. Falwell’, the movie finds Hustler magazine’s publisher, Harry Flynt, being dragged to the court by anti-pornography activists. After Flynt and his lawyer are shot by a zealot resulting in Flynt becoming paralyzed, he continues to fight for his rights becoming an unlikely icon for free-speech. 

0
1
Motherless Brooklyn
R

Motherless Brooklyn

(2019)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Edward Norton
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Leslie Mann
0
0
The Italian Job
PG-13

The Italian Job

(2003)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jason Statham, Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Seth Green
Plot:

A group of thieves led by John Bridger steal gold bullion worth $35 million from Italian gangsters. However, one of the team members betrays the rest and leaves with the bullion, taking the others to be dead. A year later, another team member, Charlie Croker, re-assembles the team to take revenge on the betrayer.

0
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The Score
R

The Score

(2001)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Teller
Director:
Frank Oz
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett, Gary Farmer
Plot:

The Score centres around an expert thief who is about to hang up his boots when his aide offers him a job with a huge payout that he must accomplish with the help of a young thief. Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando and Edward Norton star in this film that offers many thrilling moments as the two thieves attempt to steal a French sceptre. 

2
0
Collateral Beauty
PG-13

Collateral Beauty

(2016)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Whit
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren
Plot:

A successful executive retreats from life after his daughter’s death and writes letters to Love, Time and Death as if to find answer to his grief. His business partners use these letters to prove that he is unfit run the company, making him realize his folly and once that is done, it does not take him long to realize that even loss has a collateral beauty.   

1
0
The Incredible Hulk
PG-13

The Incredible Hulk

(2008)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce Banner
Director:
Louis Leterrier
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Lou Ferrigno, William Hurt, Robert Downey Jr., Tim Blake Nelson
Plot:

A superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, The Incredible Hulk follows the story of a man who unwittingly becomes the “Hulk” following a botched-up military program. Though praised for its visuals and action sequences, the film failed to impress at the box office. 

1
1

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Everyone Says I Love You
R

Everyone Says I Love You

(1996)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Holden
Director:
Woody Allen
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Woody Allen, Tim Roth, Drew Barrymore
Plot:

While her stepsister gets engaged, a New York girl decides to set up her father with a beautiful woman who is going through a troubled marriage.  . 

0
0
Pride and Glory
R

Pride and Glory

(2008)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Tierney
Director:
Gavin O'Connor
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Noah Emmerich, Jon Voight, Jennifer Ehle, Colin Farrell, Edward Norton
Plot:

When NYPD detective Ray Tierney is appointed to investigate four officers’ death at a drug-dealer’s place, his investigations suggest police corruption. Ray’s brother Francis Jr. is that precinct’s commanding officer, while father Francis Sr. is Asst. Chief. The family pressure mounts as Ray’s brother-in-law Sergeant Jimmy Egan is found to have shady connections. Will Ray’s revelations tear the family and NYPD apart?

1
0
The Bourne Legacy
PG-13

The Bourne Legacy

(2012)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Col Eric Byer, USAF, Ret.
Director:
Tony Gilroy
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Rachel Weisz, Albert Finney, Jeremy Renner, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach
Plot:

The fourth installment of the Bourne film franchise, The Bourne Legacy, sees black ops agent, Aaron Cross, run for his life from the Department of Defense after he discovers their secret about field operatives. Jeremy Renner stars as the black ops agent who poses a potential threat to the department upon discovering that it is giving performance-enhancing drugs to its operatives.

1
1
Leaves of Grass
R

Leaves of Grass

(2009)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Bill Kincaid / Brady Kincaid
Director:
Tim Blake Nelson
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Susan Sarandon, Keri Russell, Melanie Lynskey, Richard Dreyfuss
0
0
The Dictator
R

The Dictator

(2012)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Charles
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Anna Faris, Aasif Mandvi, Sayed Badreya
Plot:

Admiral-General Haffaz Aladeen, the universally-hated despotic ruler of the fictional oil-rich nation Wadiya, goes to New York to address concerns about the country's nuclear program at UN Security Council. The dictator flees from an assassination attempt, but with his iconic beard shaved, he struggles to survive in a community built by people he had ordered to be executed.

0
0
The Invention of Lying
PG-13

The Invention of Lying

(2009)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robinson
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:
Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Jeffrey Tambor, Ricky Gervais, Jason Bateman
Plot:

Mark Bellison is a screenwriter of historical readings in an alternate universe where the concept of lying does not exist and people tell whatever is on their minds. After being fired from his job and warned of being evicted, he blurts out a lie in the bank and realizes how it can change his life forever.

0
0
Keeping the Faith
PG-13

Keeping the Faith

(2000)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Father Brian Finn
Director:
Edward Norton
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Jenna Elfman, Anne Bancroft, Eli Wallach
Plot:

Keeping the Faith is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a priest and a rabbi, who have been friends since boyhood. However, when both of them fall for the same woman, their friendship is under strain. 

0
0
Death to Smoochy
R

Death to Smoochy

(2002)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheldon Mopes / Smoochy the Rhino
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Catherine Keener, Robin Williams, Jon Stewart
Plot:

Rainbow Randolph, the star of a popular children’s television show, is fired from his job for taking bribes and replaced by "squeaky clean" Sheldon Mopes and his character Smoochy the Rhino. Very soon, Sheldon starts scoring high ratings and becomes famous, making Randolph furious, who vows to reclaim his position. 

0
0
Thanks for Sharing
R

Thanks for Sharing

(2012)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Stuart Blumberg
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad, Mark Ruffalo, Joely Richardson
0
0
Down in the Valley
R

Down in the Valley

(2005)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Harlan
Director:
David Jacobson
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Evan Rachel Wood, David Morse, Bruce Dern, Rory Culkin
0
0

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After the Sunset
PG-13

After the Sunset

(2004)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Pierce Brosnan, Woody Harrelson, Salma Hayek, Don Cheadle, Naomie Harris
Plot:

After the Sunset is an action-comedy crime film, which revolves around two jewel thieves, Burdett and Lola, who decide to retire after stealing three priceless diamonds. After successfully stealing two of them, they set eyes on the third one, which is located in a cruise ship. Although it should be a simple job for them, an FBI agent shows up and makes things complicated. 

1
0
Stone
R

Stone

(2010)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Stone
Director:
John Curran
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj
Plot:

A convicted arsonist, Stone, attempts to convince his parole officer, Jack, for an early release. Although the officer is not convinced, things take an interesting turn, when Stone’s wife Luceta begins to seduce Jack.  

0
0
Wallace

Wallace

(2014)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Ian McCulloch
Genres:
Short, Mystery, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Annie Parisse, Dallas Roberts, George Demas, Paul Sparks, Nina Hellman
0
0
Dirty Work

Dirty Work

(2004)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Tim Nackashi, David Sampliner
Genres:
Documentary
0
0
My Own Man

My Own Man

(2014)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
David Sampliner
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy, Drama, Family
0
0
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

(2009)
0
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Amy Rice, Alicia Sams
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Barack Obama, Neil Abercrombie, Dick Armey, David Axelrod, Bill Ayers
0
0

Animation(s)

The Simpsons
TV-14

The Simpsons (1989)

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Carmen Electra, Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner
Isle of Dogs
PG-13

Isle of Dogs (2018)

As:
Cast
Role:
Rex (voice)
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Comedy, Animation, Drama, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Frances McDormand, Scarlett Johansson, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum
Plot:

Isle of Dogs is an animated adventure comedy film, which takes us to Japan, and tells the story of a young boy, who is on a quest to find his lost dog. On his journey, he befriends several other dogs, who decide to help him. 

Sausage Party
R

Sausage Party (2016)

As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon
Genres:
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Rudd, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Alistair Abell, Iris Apatow
Plot:

Anthropomorphic edible grocery items in the supermarket Shopwell’s believe that humans are gods who take them to a utopia called the ‘Great Beyond’. When the sausage Frank finds out that the 'Great Beyond' is a lie and they will be eaten, he devises a plan with his friends to escape the humans. 

Xiao men shen

Xiao men shen (2016)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Wang, Terrence Stone, Paulette Victor-Lifton
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Mel Brooks, Bai-Ke, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Xiaosong Gao

TV Shows and Videos

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
TV-MA

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)

As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Perota, Jim Hoskinson, Christopher Werner, Bruce Leddy, Frank Prinzi
Genres:
Comedy, News, Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Anna Kendrick, Steve Buscemi, Will Arnett, John Oliver, David Kaye
Saturday Night Live
TV-PG

Saturday Night Live (1975)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Stiller, Dave Wilson, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Don Roy King, James Signorelli
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Ben Stiller, Chris Farley, Colin Firth, Don Pardo
Modern Family
TV-PG

Modern Family (2009)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gail Mancuso, Michael Spiller, Jason Winer, Steven Levitan, Beth McCarthy-Miller
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
David Cross, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara
Nature Is Speaking

Nature Is Speaking (2014)

As:
Cast
Role:
The Soil (1 episode, 2014)
Director:
Eric Grunbaum, Scott Trattner
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong'o, Robert Redford
Stella

Stella (2005)

As:
Cast
Director:
David Wain, John Hamburg, Susan Seidelman, Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, David Wain
The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce Banner (voice)
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson, Tim Roth, Liv Tyler
Only in America

Only in America (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Maidment
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicholas J. Giangiulio, Barbara Gulan, Dani Klein, Annie Meisels

Edward Norton Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Primal Fear Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1997