Best Movies of Ethan Hawke

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 212 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $95.86M

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to look at poetry with a different perspective of authentic knowledge and feelings.

Boyhood (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 206 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: $25.36M

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Before Sunset (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $5.79M

Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour.

Before Midnight (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 185 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $8.11M

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Before Sunrise (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: $5.40M

A young man and woman meet on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna. Unfortunately, both know that this will probably be their only night together.

Gattaca (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $12.34M

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $7.08M

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Training Day (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 170 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $76.26M

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes beyond a full work day in training within the narcotics division of the LAPD with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

Waking Life (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $2.89M

A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

Predestination (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: null

For his final assignment, a top temporal agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The chase turns into a unique, surprising and mind-bending exploration of love, fate, identity and time travel taboos.

Lord of War (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $24.13M

An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an Interpol Agent.

Tape (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $0.49M

Three old high school friends pass the time in a Michigan motel room dissecting the painful memories of their high school years.

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 143 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $93.38M

Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Maudie (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $5.78M

An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

First Reformed (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: null

A former military chaplain is wracked by grief over the death of his son. Mary is a member of his church whose husband, a radical environmentalist, commits suicide, setting the plot in motion.

Maggie's Plan (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $3.35M

Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.

What Doesn't Kill You (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: null

Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.

Tesla (2020)

Aggregate Rating: 137 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: null

The intriguing life of Nikola Tesla, as a young man in NYC.

The Truth (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: null

A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir with her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne's autobiographic book and her latest role in a Sci-Fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

Sinister (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $48.06M

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.