Best Edward Norton Movies


The Top Ten

1 Fight Club

A very life changing film, disturbing and starkly brutal, amazing ending a great action thriller!

- roblist

As the others say; a life-changing film with a great story and even greater cast, as Pitt and Norton have equally given the best performance (even though, I liked Norton a bit more :D)

When Norton pulls the trigger near the end there, wow, was everything just a dream? do we really exist? are we just living the reflection of the real world? the greatest movie ever!

One of the best films of all time. His acting was superb as always. Also I love the final - Alexandr

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2 American History X

Fight Club was forgettable! and AH-X No.
so I prefer this tan FC

"Fight club" is better than "American History X", as a movie. But for Edward Norton, playing Derrek, I think is the best role he has ever had! For Norton, "American History X" is the best movie, in which he has ever played. This movie showed his talent from the best side, a true talent of an ACTOR, a talent of transformation.
This film should be his No.1.

This movie will stay forever in my life.absolute!

Great performance showings the street and prison life. I'm glad Norton was allowed to work on the final cut. I own most of Norton's movies This is #1!

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3 Primal Fear

Everyday I woke up and just say that:god bless ed. He is my shine

This is honestly my favorite movie of all time, I've watched it over and over and I could still watch it a hundred more times. Edward stole the show as Aaron/Roy. I've never seen such an amazing portrayal of a character. The fact that he didn't win the oscar for his role is frankly ridiculous.

This should be #1. Norton gives the most amazing performance I have ever seen. Incredible personality transformations. He was a thousand times better than Cuba Gooding Jr. from Jerry Maguire and he should have gotten that Oscar.

Yes, the ending was... oh, I've never seen something like that. And because of this movie, Edward Norton became my favourite actor of all time. Totally worth to watch it... and not even once... or twice! Love it!

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4 The Illusionist

Awesome movie! Based on the book. It's a suspense movie that you just can't stop watching

I loved this movie, I watch it over and over

What a film great acting, great story

The best for me..

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5 The Score

Having De Niro and Norton together was the best thing about the movie.

Dynamic cast brought a dynamic performance

Bad plot. good actors

Great File I evea seen

6 Rounders
7 Death to Smoochy

Just imagine Hi-5 have secrets like this.

8 25th Hour

WHAT! Why is this 8 on the list! It's a brilliant film and ed was fantastic in this! Hey, I got people to back me up on this - check ebert

reminiscing, re-evaluating one's life in one day!

This movie made me a big fan of Ed and his chosen movies!

What a great he is. Second only to robert de nero

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9 The Painted Veil

I agree very underrated, amazing acting from the entire cast but in particular ed norton, you sympathized with him but saw his slightly cruel side too. Oh and perfect English accent the whole time

Absolutely stunning film. And so under-rated. I was blown away by it.

It is an awesome movie... That brought me to the paradise,

This is a remake of the 1957 movie, starring Eleanor Parker, called The Seventh Sin.

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10 The Incredible Hulk

Although not the strongest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Edward Norton's take on the big green monster was a damn good one. And honestly, I prefer him over Mark Ruffalo any other day. I mean, I was so pissed when they announced that Mark would be replacing Ed. And while Mark also does a good job in his performance, I think Ed did a little better and help made an overall decent Marvel film more enjoyable.

Best Hulk movie and Ed Norton was epic as Hulk in this movie!

The Contenders

11 Birdman

Best Edward Norton performance since fight club and American history X! Could watch over and over again!

Maybe not as great as Fight Club or American History X but definitely top 5!
Incredible performance!

12 The Italian Job
13 Frida
14 Red Dragon
15 Leaves of Grass

Two totally different characters, incredible

16 The Bourne Legacy

Great performance by Edward Norton and everyone else involved and just a great high-octane action movie overall.

17 Moonrise Kingdom
18 Everyone Says I Love You

I love The Illusionist most.

19 Keeping the Faith

I agree that this movie was very good and should be ranked higher. The only problem to me was that Norton played third wheel to Stiller and Elfman throughout the film.


Movie many missed - what a loss
Movie had all emotions done with true feeling. Triple thumbs up should have MUCH higher

20 The Grand Budapest Hotel
21 Sausage Party
22 Isle of Dogs
23 The People vs. Larry Flynt
24 Down in the Valley

Awesome performance by the most awesome actor: Edward Norton. He really excells at playing manipulative good-looking bad guys.

25 Pride and Glory

Excellent movie don't know why it wasn't rated as one his best. love it and don't get tired of watching it.

26 Kingdom of Heaven
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