Top 10 Best Jeremy Renner Movies of All Time Jeremy Renner is more than just Marvel's most out-of-place superhero.

Jeremy Renner spent much of his career working in independent movies, until his star glowed brighter at the turn of the century. Since then, he’s been on a hot streak, landing major roles in Hollywood Blockbusters and proving himself a dependable clutch performer. Check out these highlights from the long-running filmography of Jeremy Renner.

10. The Town

Jeremy Renner The Town

Character: James Coughlin

This 2010 crime thriller has Renner playing the best friend and brother-from-another-mother to Ben Affleck‘s Doug MacRay. They’re badasses when the time comes to rob some shit.

9. Dahmer

Character: Jeffrey Dahmer
Famed homosexual cannibal and Wisconsin serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is brought to life by Renner in this 2002 film.

8. Arrival

Jeremy Renner Amy Adams Arrival

Character: Ian Donnelly
Renner partners with Amy Adams to investigate gigantic spaceships landing around the world in this modern sci-fi classic from 2016.

7. Marvel Cinematic Universe

Hawkeye MCU Jeremy Renner
Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War (2016)
L to R: Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner) and Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen)
Credit: ©2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved

Character: Hawkeye/Clint Barton
Hawkeye/Clint kills Black Widow (Scarlett Johnansen) in Avengers: Endgame….spoiler alert…

6. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Jeremy Renner plays Hansel in HANSEL & GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS, from Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

Character: Hansel
This classic Brothers Grimm tale was updated in 2013 with Renner and Gemma Arterton as the titular characters. And they won’t be as easy to bake and eat as you remember in the fairy tale.

5. Tag

Jeremy Renner Tag

Character: Jerry Pierce
Renner joins Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, and Hannibal Buress in a game of tag that drags out into adulthood and the real world. This 2018 comedy is actually based on a true story, making it that much more fun to watch.

4. Kill the Messenger

Gary Webb Kill the Messenger Jeremy Renner

Character: Gary Webb
Renner plays real-life journalist Gary Webb, the California journalist who broke the story about the Iran Contra scandal of the 1990s, in this 2014 film. Long story short, the CIA helped smuggle cocaine into the U.S., where it’s responsible for creating the crack epidemic that ravages poor, mostly minority communities.

3. Mission: Impossible Franchise


Character: Brandt
Renner joins Tom Cruise and the gang for two movies in the franchise about IMF agent Ethan Hunt.

2. 28 Weeks Later

Doyle (Jeremy Renner) on watch on the rooftopPhoto: Susie Allnutt
Doyle (Jeremy Renner) on watch on the rooftop
Photo: Susie Allnutt

Character: Doyle
Renner is a Delta Force sniper helping guard a post-apocalytpic safe zone in London from rampaging zombies in this 2007 horror sequel.

1. The Hurt Locker

Jeremy Renner Hurt Locker

Character: Staff Sergeant William James
This 2008 war drama cemented Renner in the minds of moviegoers. He plays a U.S. Army soldier working for the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit in Iraq with a maverick attitude. I don’t know that bomb disposal is something I’d want to improvise at, but hey, to each his own.


Dr. Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer. You can find his work in Cracked, High Times, HuffPost, Lifewire, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other places, although much of it is no longer under his name. Dr. Penny loves annoying fake media.

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