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Mark Ruffalo

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Safe MenSafe Men (1998)
Dir. John Hamburg
Feat. Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Paul Giamatti
Two washed up lounge singers unwittingly pose as burglars after a mobster and his crony mistake them for ace safecrackers. Finely tuned deadpan caper…
You Can Count On MeYou Can Count On Me (2000) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Lonergan
Feat. Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Kieran Culkin
Winner of Best Picture at Sundance 2000, this bittersweet comedy, woven around the smalltown reunion of long–separated siblings Laura Linney…
Last Castle, TheLast Castle, The (2001)
Dir. Rod Lurie
Feat. Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo
Solid followup to THE CONTENDER for dir. Lurie, set in a military stockade where war–hero General Robert Redford has been sent for disobeying…
WindtalkersWindtalkers (2002)
Dir. John Woo
Feat. Nicolas Cage, Christian Slater, Adam Beach
Based on a little–known chapter of WWII – the use by the US army of Navajo Indians for their ‘unbreakable’ language to help…
In the CutIn the Cut (2003)
Dir. Jane Campion
Feat. Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh
An uncomfortable, darkly ‘feminist’ thriller for which Meg Ryan deflowers her star persona, playing a troubled forty–something who…
My Life Without MeMy Life Without Me (2003) Recommended
Dir. Isabel Coixet
Feat. Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Deborah Harry
This award–winning vignette concerns a young woman (Polley), told by her doctor she has only a short time to live, who strives to secretly…
View from the TopView from the Top (2003)
Dir. Bruno Barreto
Feat. Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mike Myers
Gwyneth Paltrow plays a hick–town blonde who sets her sights on becoming an international flight attendant in this lighter–than–air…
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Aro Favourite
Dir. Michel Gondry
Feat. Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst
A miraculous, complex 'domestic fantasy' from the twin genius of writer Charlie Kaufman and director Michel Gondry, who find a satisfying narrative…
13 Going on 3013 Going on 30 (2004) Recommended
Dir. Gary Winick
Feat. Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis
A winning variation on the "body swaparoo", with an unhappy teenager waking from her 13th birthday to find time fast–forwarded and herself a…
CollateralCollateral (2004) Recommended
Dir. Michael Mann
Feat. Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith
A moody night–thriller that cruises the streets of Los Angeles with a taxi–driver (Foxx) whose cab is commandered by a ruthless,…
We Don't Live Here AnymoreWe Don't Live Here Anymore (2004) Recommended
Dir. John Curran
Feat. Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern
Toughly gritty and unfairly–overlooked drama about two marriages knotted together in dual adultery, career–crises, and personal cynicism,…
Just Like HeavenJust Like Heaven (2005)
Dir. Mark Waters
Feat. Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder
A lonely architect (Ruffalo) falls for the the attractive spirit (Witherspoon) of the former tenant of his apartment who is trapped in some kind of…
Rumour Has It...Rumour Has It... (2005)
Dir. Rob Reiner
Feat. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley Maclaine
An intriguing meta–Hollywood 'sequel' to THE GRADUATE (1967), in which Aniston plays an unlucky–in–love New Yorker who learns that…
All The King's MenAll The King's Men (2006)
Dir. Steven Zaillian
Feat. Sean Penn, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins
A heavyweight, if not entirely functional adaptation Robert Penn Warren's political novel about a failed idealist turned corrupt, powermongering…
ZodiacZodiac (2007) Recommended
Dir. David Fincher
Feat. Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards
Intense, painstaking thriller from the dir. of SEVEN magnifies San Francisco's unsolved ‘Zodiac’ killings with obsessive compulsion and…
Reservation RoadReservation Road (2007)
Dir. Terry George
Feat. Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly
Emotionally charged thriller from the director of HOTEL RWANDA set around two families whose lives will forever be intertwined after a hasty father…
BlindnessBlindness (2008)
Dir. Fernando Meirelles
Feat. Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Danny Glover
Psychological thriller set in a big city where a sudden epidemic of 'white blindness' strikes half the population, and those affected set up their…
What Doesn't Kill YouWhat Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Dir. Brian Goodman
Feat. Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Amanda Peet
A grubby, unpretentious thriller hatched amongst the urban boondocks of South Boston, in which two suffering, longtime friends (Ruffalo and Hawke)…
Brothers Bloom, TheBrothers Bloom, The (2008)
Dir. Rian Johnson
Feat. Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo
Fanciful tale of two grifting brothers (Brody, Ruffalo) who, in attempting to ensnare an eccentric heiress (Weisz), fall for both her feminine charms…
Kids Are All Right, TheKids Are All Right, The (2010) Aro Favourite
Dir. Lisa Cholodenko
Feat. Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Feathers fly in this smart and insightful comedy–drama anchored by three terrific lead performances whose character's unique relationships are…
Shutter IslandShutter Island (2010)
Dir. Martin Scorsese
Feat. Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley
Martin Scorsese’s latest is an intensely atmospheric, if overly confounding psychological thriller, set on a remote island which is home to shadowy…
Date NightDate Night (2010)
Dir. Shawn Levy
Feat. Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg
Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a bored married couple who are mistaken for a pair of international thieves in this crime–caper cum…
Sympathy For DeliciousSympathy For Delicious (2010)
Dir. Mark Ruffalo
Feat. Christopher Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis
Offbeat, if ultimately muddled religious tale of a paralyzed DJ who turns to faith healing and mysteriously develops the ability to cure the sick.…
MargaretMargaret (2011) Recommended
Dir. Kenneth Lonergan
Feat. Anna Paquin, Mark Damon, Mark Ruffalo
Anna Paquin gives a tour de force at the eye of this stormy ensemble drama from dir. Kenneth Lonergan (YOU CAN COUNT ON ME), about the vortex of…
Avengers, TheAvengers, The (Marvel's Avengers) (2012) Recommended
Dir. Joss Whedon
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Barnstorming blockbuster with Marvel's premier superheroes joining forces to combat Thor's evil brother Loki and his alien army. Skilfully helmed…
Thanks For SharingThanks For Sharing (2012)
Dir. Stuart Blumberg
Feat. Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim Robbins
By making the primary addiction of its central characters sex, Stuart Blumberg’s film prompts the audience to ask themselves about their attitudes…
Now You See MeNow You See Me (2013)
Dir. Louis Leterrier
Feat. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson
A team of magicians who use their illusionist act to pull off daring heists attempt to outwit the authorities in this dazzling crime caper.
Begin AgainBegin Again (2013)
Dir. John Carney
Feat. Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden
Keira Knightley plays a struggling indie songstress who finds levity and love in a down–on–his–luck music executive (Ruffalo) in…
Normal Heart, TheNormal Heart, The (2014) Recommended
Dir. Ryan Murphy
Feat. Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch
Powerful HBO–produced adaptation of Larry Kramer's stageplay about the AIDS crisis in New York City in the 1980s and the efforts of HIV…
FoxcatcherFoxcatcher (2014) Recommended
Dir. Bennett Miller
Feat. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
A serious, fact–based drama that examines the tragedy that struck wrestling team Foxcatcher led by eccentric multimillionaire sponsor John E.…
Infinitely Polar BearInfinitely Polar Bear (2014)
Dir. Maya Forbes
Feat. Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Keir Dullea
Bittersweet drama in which a bipolar father takes over sole responsibility for his two spirited daughters while his wife attends graduate school in…
Avengers: Age of UltronAvengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Dir. Joss Whedon
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
More Marvel mayhem has the team forced to reassemble after Tony Stark and Bruce Banner awaken a long dormant peacekeeping program.
SpotlightSpotlight (2015) Recommended
Dir. Tom McCarthy
Feat. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams
The engrossing true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover–up within the local Catholic…
Now You See Me 2Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Dir. Jon M. Chu
Feat. Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson
Undemanding sequel with The Four Horseman forcibly reunited by a tech genius in order to pull off their most daring heist yet.
Thor: RagnarokThor: Ragnarok (2017) Recommended
Dir. Taika Waititi
Feat. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
New Zealand's most successful film–maker on home turf (and former Aro Valleyite) Taika Waititi makes his equally successful Hollywood debut…
Avengers: Infinity WarAvengers: Infinity War (2018) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Bombastic Marvel Universe blockbuster teaming The Avengers with the Guardians of the Galaxy (and many more!) against the villain Thanos, who wants to…
Avengers: EndgameAvengers: Endgame (2019) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Feat. Robert Downey Jnr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
A love letter to fans of this humongous mythology, this 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is an ambitious, three–hour sprawl…

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