After a recent breakup, Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix), an aspiring photographer, moves back to his childhood home in Brooklyn. Concerned fo rhis future, Leonard's parents set him up with Sandra (Vinessa Shaw), the kind, sweet daughter of a close family friend. But, around the same time, Leonard becomes infatuated with Michele (Gwyneth Paltrow), a beautiful woman who is having a self-destructive affair with a married man. Forced to make a choice between the two women, Leonard must decide between love and desire, and risks the possibility that he could end up all alone. Directed by James Gray. With Isabella Rossellini, Elias Koteas and Moni Moshonov. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2008.
Joaquin Phoenix in Two Lovers
On their way home from his son's recital, college professor Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix), his wife Grace (Jennifer Connelly), and their daughter Emma (Elle Fanning) watch as the boy is killed in a hit-and-run accident. The driver Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) is returning his son Lucas (Eddie Alderson) to his ex-wife (Mira Sorvino) after attending a baseball game. In one terrible instant, the two father's lives are devasted. As Ethan sets out to track down his son's killer, Dwight makes the difficult choice to cover up his horrible act and deals with the unbearable guilt that follows. Directed by Terry George. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2007.
Joaquin Phoenix in Reservation Road
Bobby Green (Joaquin Phoenix) has chosen a life of nightclubs and gangsters and changed his name to hide the fact the he comes from a long line of distinguised policemen. But, when his brother, Joseph (Mark Wahlberg), and father, Burt (Robert Duvall), begin targeting the Russian gangster who operates a drug ring out of the club he manages, Bobby must decide where his allegiances lie before it's too late. Directed by James Gray. With Eva Mendes. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2007.
Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Night
While growing up during the Great Depression, Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) quickly learns to love music. This film explores the life of this country legend, starting with his early years on a cotton farm to his rise to success. But, the focal point quickly becomes the love he shares with musician June Carter (Reese Witherspoon). Directed by James Mangold. With Robert Patrick. Categories: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance. Year: 2005.
Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line
A hotel manager (Don Cheadle) fights impossible odds to provide shelter for over a thousand Tutsis refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. While the events went almost unnoticed by the rest of the world, in only three months one million people were brutally murdered. In the face of these unspeakable actions, an ordinary man summons extraordinary courage to save as many lives as he can. Directed by Terry George. With Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix and Sophie Okonedo. Categories: Drama, History, Thriller, War. Year: 2004.
Joaquin Phoenix in Hotel Rwanda
Firefighter Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) struggles to cope with a dangerous, demanding job that often keeps him away from his wife and kids. He relies on the support of his captain (John Travolta) and the brotherly bond between the men of the firehouse. But, after being trapped in the worst blaze of his career, Jack starts to reevaluate his life and the things he holds important. Directed by Jay Russell. With Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick and Morris Chestnut. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Joaquin Phoenix in Ladder 49
In a quaint late nineteenth century village, life seems to be picture perfect. But as night falls, we learn that the isolated community lives in fear of the creatures that are said to reside in the woods around them. The villagers are so frightened that no one dares to venture into the woods for any reason. But, despite the advice of his elders, a curious young man named Lucius Hunt (Joaquin Phoenix) desires to step beyond the boundaries of the town into the unknown. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt, Adrien Brody and Sigourney Weaver. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2004.
Joaquin Phoenix in The Village
After his brother is killed by a bear, Kenai (Joaquin Phoenix), a young Inuit hunter, sets off into the forest to seek revenge. But, when the Great Spirits transform him into a bear himself, Kenai is forced to befriend a young cub named Koda (Jeremy Suarez), who is his only chance for changing back into a human. Teaming up with a pair of wisecracking moose (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas), Kenai and Koda set off for a magical mountain and learn the true meaning of brotherhood. Directed by Aaron Blaise. With D.B. Sweeney, Michael Clarke Duncan and Harold Gould. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Family. Year: 2003.
Joaquin Phoenix in Brother Bear
In a small farm community, Graham Hess (Mel Gibson), the town's reverend, finds a series of gigantic crop circles in his corn field. The circles cause a media frenzy and test Hess's faith, which has been shaken since his wife's death. Together with his son Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), Hess seeks out the truth and learns not to dismiss coincidences. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2002.
Joaquin Phoenix in Signs
Maximus (Russell Crowe), a once highly respected Roman general, is betrayed and put into slavery by Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix), the son of the recently deceased emperor. Once in captivity, Maximus trains to be a gladiator and fights in battles staged at the Coliseum. The former general's fame grows as he wins battle after battle, but his true motivation is to avenge the murder of his wife and son by killing Commodus and returning the government of Rome its people. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris and Djimon Hounsou. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, History. Year: 2000.
Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator