30 Robert Downey Jr Movies Which You Can't Miss

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Tushar Sahu

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Robert Downey Jr, the name which fascinates millions of fans worldwide. This name became an emotion for numerous people, especially in 2019, after the release of one of the best and iconic movies ‘Avengers: Endgame’.

You might have also experienced, whenever someone talks about Robert Downey Jr, the image of Iron Man (Tony Stark) or Sherlock Holmes comes to your mind. Well, the reason is the craze we have for him is most probably because of the iconic roles he played being Sherlock Holmes and Tony Stark.

Born on 4th April 1965, Robert was named among the most influential people in the world by Time magazine. In addition, he was listed as Hollywood’s highest-paid actor by Forbes, from 2013 to 2015. 

He has had a connection with the film industry since childhood. At 5, Robert made his acting debut in the absurdist comedy ‘Pound’ (1970), playing a sick puppy. 

This article will list some of the Best Robert Downey Jr Movies, which you should watch. The Robert Downey Jr Movies in this list will be some of the best movies of his career till now, which are a masterpiece to watch, even multiple times. 

Without waiting for a second, let’s have a look at those Marvellous Movies of our Iron Man i.e., Robert Downey Jr Movies which will surely elevate your mood.

1) The Soloist (2009)

The Soloist (2009) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

The plot of this movie from Robert Downey Jr Movies is based on the true story of a musician Nathaniel Ayers, who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. Then, a journalist befriends him.

2) The Judge (2014)

‘The Judge’ is a story of a lawyer Hank Palmer, who, after returning to his hometown Chicago, decides to fight the case for his father, Joseph. His father was an adjudicator, who is accused of murder.

3) Iron Man (2008)

‘Iron Man’ tells the story of Tony Stark, an industrialist, who got captured in a cave by terrorists. Using the resources available in the cave, Tony constructs a high-tech armored suit to escape. After escaping, he enhances his suit, to fight against the evil people.

4) Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man Series | Robert Downey Jr Movies

Following the story of ‘Iron Man’, in this sequel Tony Stark has been forced by the government and various other sources, to share his advanced technology with the world. But he finds some alternate path to avoid it and tackle his enemies as well.

5) Iron Man 3 (2013)

Here, Tony Stark faces near-death experiences after the events of ‘The Avengers’. He suffers anxiety attacks and ends up experiencing the end of Avengers and the upcoming destruction of the world. Also, he encounters a formidable foe, Mandarin.

6) Only You (1994)

This movie from Robert Downey Jr Movies depicts the story of a lady named Faith, who believes that she is destined to marry a man named Damon Bradley, and starts searching for him. Further, her dreams come true when she meets and falls in love with Peter (who was just posing as Damon).

7) Natural Born Killers (1994)

‘Natural Born Killers' is the story of two victims of traumatic childhoods, who start loving each other and also become mass murderers, due to this they are irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

8) Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes (2009) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

This is one of the best and mysterious films from Robert Downey Jr Movies. In 1890, detective Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. John Watson got hired by a secret society, to foil a musticist’s plot to gain control of Britain by supernatural means.

9) Chaplin (1992)

‘Chaplin’ is a biographical film based on the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. The story of this film is adapted from Chaplin’s book ‘My Autobiography’ (1964) and ‘Chaplin: His Life and Art’ (1985). 

10) Weird Science (1985)

This film from Robert Downey Jr Movies is the story of two high school nerds, who created a woman using a computer program. The woman they built was flawless from every aspect, but she turns their lives upside down in many ways.

11) Restoration (1995)

Restoration (1995) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

‘Restoration’ is a story of a young physician, Robert Merivel who save the life of a spaniel dear to the King. After this incident, Merivel joins King’s court and starts living a luxurious life. But he eventually falls in love with King’s new wife, even after he was not allowed to do this.

12) Heart and Souls (1993)

This film depicts Thomas Reilly, a businessman, who is recruited by the souls of four deceased people, and only Reilly was the one who was able to communicate with them. Reilly then helps the souls to rectify their unfinished lives.

13) Chances Are (1989)

Chances Are (1989) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

‘Chances Are' narrates the story of a reincarnated man, who without knowing the truth, falls in love with his daughter from his previous life. Once he gets to know about the reality, he tries to end their relationship before the end of his memory.

14) The Pick-up Artist (1987)

In this movie from Robert Downey Jr Movies, Randy Jensen is a smart and independent tour guide who beats Jack Jericho (womanizer) at his own game. Further, Jack’s persistence pays off when he offers to help rescue Randy’s father from the mob.

15) The Avengers (2012)

This is the first movie when the Avengers assembled to fight against Loki and his army. When Loki poses a threat to Earth, Nick Fury finds an initiative to launch the Avengers to save the planet and accomplish the task.

16) Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

To save the earth, Tony Stark and Bruce Banner create an AI system named Ultron, but it goes the wrong way, as Ultron plans to wipe out the human race. Then, the Avengers step out to resist Ultron from his mission.

17) Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

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In this movie from Robert Downey Jr Movies, the Avengers face an intergalactic warlord, Thanos, and to stop him from collecting all the infinity stones. However, Avengers get defeated by Thanos, because they are not united.

18) Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Here in the last part of the Avengers series, all the Avengers reunite and assemble again, fight Thanos, and get back the lives of half of the population, which disappeared because of Thanos’s snap. The conclusion of ‘Avengers: Endgame’ is considered as one of the most epic scenes of the entire MCU.

19) Dolittle (2020)

Dolittle (2020) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

‘Dolittle’ depicts the story of a physician, who can communicate with animals. He has been ordered by the queen to find a cure for her life-threatening disease. Then, he embarks on his journey with his furry friends in search of the tree which can heal the queen’s disease.

20) Wonder Boys (2000)

‘Wonder Boys’ tells the story of a college professor, who tries to finish his novel while dealing with divorce, an affair with the chancellor’s wife, a thieving student, and his expectant publisher.

This film from Robert Downey Jr Movies is based on the novel ‘Wonder Boys’ (1995) by Michael Chabon.

21) Less Than Zero (1987)

This one from Robert Downey Jr Movies tells the story of Clay, a 1st-year student who returns home for Christmas to spend time with his former girlfriend Blair and his friend Julian, who is also a drug addict.

This film is loosely based on the novel ‘Less Than Zero’ (1985) by Bret Easton Ellis.

22) True Believer (1989)

‘True Believer’ is the story of a cynical former civil liberties attorney, who is now reduced to “specializing” in defending drug dealers. He becomes transformed after an 8-year-old murder case.

23) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

This one from Robert Downey Jr Movies follows the story of a thief who acts like a Hollywood actor and is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition. Unluckily, he got stuck in the middle of a murder investigation with his high school dream girl and a detective.

24) Zodiac (2007)

Zodiac (2007) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

‘Zodiac’ is the story of a cartoonist, Robert Graysmith, who discovers himself thinking about the Zodiac killer. After that, he uses his puzzle-solving skills to reveal the identity of the killer. 

25) Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) 

This one from Robert Downey Jr Movies portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalists and U.S. Senator, especially relating to the anti-Communist Senator’s actions with the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

26) Charlie Bartlett (2007)

‘Charlie Bartlett’ centers on a boy named Charlie Bartlett, who was being expelled from many schools. After multiple disappointments, he appoints himself as the resident psychiatrist to distressed students and finds a way to fit in at his new high school.

27) Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Even being an individual movie of Captain America, it houses an exceptional role of Tony Stark. Here, a conflict arises between the Avengers itself, where one group opposes the government’s decision to implement a law to control their powers while the other group supports it.

28) Home for the Holidays (1995)

This one from Robert Downey Jr Movies revolves around the story of Claudia Larson, who after losing her job, and finding out that her daughter has her plans for a holiday, departs Chicago to spend her Thanksgiving with her dysfunctional family.

29) Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tropic Thunder (2008) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

The plot of this film follows the story of a group of actors working on a Vietnam War film. When their director drops them in the middle of the jungle in frustration, they are forced to rely on their acting skills to survive the danger. 

30) Due Date (2010)

Due Date (2010) | Robert Downey Jr Movies

‘Due Date’ follows the story of a man who must have to get across the country to Los Angeles before the deadline for the birth of his child. But, at the same time, he is forced to go on a road trip with an aspiring actor. 

This is the list of some of the Best Robert Downey Jr Movies, which you must watch at least once. 

Robert Downey Jr gained global recognition for starring Tony Stark (Iron Man) in 10 movies within Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). These things entirely changed his professional career. 

In addition, Sherlock Holmes also elevated his career globally. These two characters transform his career from an underrated movie artist to one of the Richest and Popular Hollywood actors globally. 

Along With Robert Downey Jr Movies, his life also teaches us some of the valuable lessons, which you should know about. From 1996 through 2001, he faces numerous ups and downs in his personal and professional life. 

He got arrested frequently during that period because of the charges related to drugs, which includes cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. This shows how great he is, even after failing almost everything in his life and career, he didn’t give hope and rise again. 

As the conclusion of this article on the list of Robert Downey Jr Movies, I request you to watch those amazing movies at least once. Each of the Robert Downey Jr Movies mentioned in the list is from different genres and gives different lessons as well. 

Comment down your favorite Robert Downey Jr Movie from the list above. Also, let me know if I missed any.

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