Best Edward Norton Movies


The Top Ten

1 American History X

"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.

Fight club surprised all of us in the plot twist... And was an amazing movie... But American History X is just so good and his performance is better in this! I think this is a better movie and a performance... That's taking nothing away from fight club though

Edward Norton is the best actor I've ever seen he is such an amazing actor and this movie shows how good is really is and primal fear is also great

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2 Fight Club

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

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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!

All time best

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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.

Some of the best acting I have ever seen from Edward Norton. Definitely should of won an oscar for this film.

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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

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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

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6 Death to Smoochy
7 Rounders
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!

Best film ever

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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 was the best, stunning - thanks for this one to the entire cast...

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10 The Incredible Hulk

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

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Frida
12 Red Dragon
13 The Italian Job
14 The Bourne Legacy

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

15 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

16 Everyone Says I Love You

I love The Illusionist most.

17 Moonrise Kingdom
18 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!

19 The People vs. Larry Flynt
20 Leaves of Grass

Two totally different characters, incredible

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1. Primal Fear
2. Fight Club
3. American History X
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