Best Jake Gyllenhaal Movies on Netflix

Published 08/31/2021, 9:19 AM EDT

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With the new movie “The Guilty” on the way, what are the best Jake Gyllenhaal movies on Netflix?


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The famous American actor Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal is one of the most talented actors in the industry. The actor started his career with the 1991 movie City Clickers. Though he received critical acclaim with his performance in the movies October Sky and Donnie Darko.

He starred in more than 35 titles. So what are the best Jake Gyllenhaal movies on Netflix?


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Nightcrawler is one of the best movies starring Jake Gyllenhaal. It follows an ambitious man named Lou Bloom who constantly searches for news to sell them. Though his ambition and mentality encourage him to blur the lines between a journalist and a criminal.

The movie got an IMDb score of 7.8. It was directed by Dan Gilroy and it is also starring Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Ann Cusack, Kevin Rahm, and many others. The movie is currently available to stream in Canada, India, the Philippines, Singapore, Turkey, and United Kingdom.

The action-adventure film Okja follows a young girl and her genetically modified pig. The movie is directed by Bong Joon-ho and it is starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Ahn Seo-hyun, and Jake Gyllenhaal. Here’s the official synopsis of the film:

“Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Paul Dano star in this drama about a girl who must keep a powerful company from abducting her pal, a gentle beast.”

Okja is available to watch in 37 countries.

The mystery-thriller movie brings Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal once again. It is set in the chaotic world of art in the city of angels. Here’s the official synopsis of the 2019 film:

“Velvet Buzzsaw is a thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.”

The movie is about two hours long and it is available on the popular streaming service in 38 countries.

Jarhead offers a unique approach to war and combat and how it affects soldiers during lonely times. The conversations between soldiers and the constant threat of the war are the foundation of this great film.

With that said, the movie is only available in 9 regions and that does not include Netflix USA, Canada, or the UK.

The police action movie follows two officers as they roam around the southern parts of Los Angeles, an area troubled by gang violence, drug rules, and illegal schemes. The movie stars brilliant actors and actresses like David Harbour, America Ferrera, Anna Kendrick, and more.


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Though it is only streaming in Australia and Germany.

The new Netflix Original movie starring the talented actor is a police-thriller title. It will be available to watch on Netflix on October 1, 2021. Here’s the official description:

“A troubled by police detective demoted to 911 operator duty scrambles to save a distressed caller during a harrowing day of revelations – and reckonings.”


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These are some of the best titles starring Gyllenhaal. You can watch them on Netflix right now.



Kerem Dogan Karakoc

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