C’mon C’mon (2020) – Director: Mike Mills – Joaquin as Johnny
A documentary filmmaker who has a strong connection with his intelligent young nephew whose father is bipolar.



Joker (2019) – Director: Todd Phillips – Joaquin as Arthur/Joker
In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.


Lou (Short – 2018) – Director: Clara Balzary – Joaquin as Karl
Lou, a teenage tomboy in a small Californian town, idolizes her single father. When he has a date over one night and she is cast out of the house, Lou wanders to the outer reaches of town and into a new era of teenage identity.


Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018) – Director: Gus Van Sant – Joaquin as John Callahan
On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.


The Sisters Brothers (2018) – Director: Jacques Audiard – Joaquin as Charlie
In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli and Charlie Sisters, chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.



Mary Magdalene (2017) – Director: Garth Davis – Joaquin as Jesus
Twelve men heard and spread the message of Jesus. Only one woman understood it.




You Were Never Really Here (2017) – Director: Lynne Ramsay – Joaquin as Joe
A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.


Irrational Man (2015) – Director: Woody Allen – Joaquin as Abe
A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.




Inherent Vice (2014) – Director: Paul Thomas Anderson – Joaquin as Larry “Doc” Sportello
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.



Her (2013) – Director: Spike Jonze – Joaquin as Theodore
In a near future, a lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need.



The Immigrant (2013) – Director: James Gray – Joaquin as Bruno Weiss
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.



The Master (2012) – Director: Paul Thomas Anderson – Joaquin as Freddie Quell
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by the Cause and its charismatic leader.



I’m Still Here (2010) – Director: Casey Affleck – Joaquin as Joaquin Phoenix
Documents Joaquin Phoenix’s transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.




Two Lovers (2008) – Director: James Gray – Joaquin as Leonard Kraditor
A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.



Reservation Road (2007) – Director: Terry George – Joaquin as Ethan Learner
The lives of two families change forever after a fatal tragedy takes place on Reservation Road.




We Own the Night (2007) – Director: James Gray – Joaquin as Bobby Green
A New York City nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian Mafia hitmen.




Walk the Line (2005) – Director: James Mangold – Joaquin as John R. Cash
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.


Hotel Rwanda (2004) – Director: Terry George – Joaquin as Jack Daglish
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.



The Village (2004) – Director: M. Night Shyamalan – Joaquin as Lucius Hunt
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village.




Ladder 49 (2004) – Director: Jay Russell – Joaquin as Jack Morrison
A firefighter, injured and trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Meanwhile, fellow firefighters led by the Chief attempt to rescue him.



It’s All About Love (2003) – Director: Thomas Vinterberg – Joaquin as John
Two lovers attempt to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse.




Brother Bear (2003) – Directors: Aaron Blaise, Robert Walker – Joaquin as Kenai (voice)
When a young Inuit hunter needlessly kills a bear, he is magically changed into a bear himself as punishment with a talkative cub being his only guide to changing back.



Signs (2002) – Director: M. Night Shyamalan – Joaquin as Merrill Hess
A family living on a farm finds mysterious crop circles in their fields which suggests something more frightening to come.



Buffalo Soldiers (2001) – Director: Gregor Jordan – Joaquin as Ray Elwood
A criminal subculture operates among U.S. soldiers stationed in West Germany just before the fall of the Berlin wall.



Gladiator (2000) – Director: Ridley Scott – Joaquin as Commodus
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.



Quills (2000) – Director: Philip Kaufman – Joaquin as Coulmier
In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.



The Yards (2000) – Director: James Gray – Joaquin as Willie Gutierrez
Leo is released from prison after serving time for car theft. His plan to go straight falls apart when he meets his corrupt uncle for a job and later an old friend working there. It culminates at the (railroad) yards.



Return to Paradise (1998) – Director: Joseph Ruben – Joaquin as Lewis
Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.




Clay Pigeons (1998) – Director: David Dobkin – Joaquin as Clay
After hearing that his wife sleeps with Clay, Earl kills himself, making it look like Clay shot him. She doesn’t like it when Clay sees another woman instead. Bodies start piling up.




8mm (1998) – Director: Joel Schumacher – Joaquin as Max California
A private investigator is hired to discover if a “snuff film” is authentic or not.




Inventing the Abbotts (1997) – Director: Pat O’Connor – Joaquin as Doug Holt
Two working class brothers court three wealthy and beautiful sisters in a small Illinois town.




U Turn (1997) – Director: Oliver Stone – Joaquin as Toby N. Tucker
A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.



To Die For (1995) – Director: Gus Van Sant – Joaquin as Jimmy Emmett
A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.



Parenthood (1989) – Director: Ron Howard – Joaquin as Garry
The Buckmans are a midwestern family all dealing with their lives: estranged relatives, raising children, pressures of the job, and learning to be a good parent and spouse.



Secret Witness (1988) – Director: Eric Laneuville – Joaquin as Drew Blackburn
Two children play amateur detectives in their neighborhood.




Russkies (1987) – Director: Rick Rosenthal – Joaquin as Danny
A group of American boys and a shipwrecked Russian sailor become friends in the midst of the Cold War.




SpaceCamp (1986) – Director: Harry Winer – Joaquin as Max
The young attendees of a space camp find themselves in space for real when their shuttle is accidentally launched into orbit.



Kid’s Don’t Tell (1985) – Director: Sam O’Steen – Joaquin as Frankie
When a documentary-maker begins to make a film about child sexual abuse, the subject begins to eat into him and affect his relationship with those around him, particularly his wife.