We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Jesse Eisenberg movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.
10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) 27% at Rotten Tomatoes
Following the destructive events of Man of Steel, billionaire Bruce Wayne makes it his mission to bring Superman to justice. Meanwhile, Lex Luthor kidnaps Clark Kent’s mom and forces him into a head-to-head battle with Batman, since he’s somehow more capable of finding her than the demigod with x-ray vision and super hearing that was able to find Lois Lane on the other side of the world.
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
9. Cafe Society (2016) 70% at Rotten Tomatoes
A man moves from New York to Hollywood in the 1930s to stay with his uncle, who’s a powerful agent. There, he falls in love with a girl whose boyfriend is married.
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell
8. Holy Rollers (2010) 52% at Rotten Tomatoes
A young Hasidic man is lured into becoming an ecstacy dealer by a friend with ties to an Israeli cartel. He works as a trafficker and is paid to recruit other Orthodox Jews as mules. Things quickly get out of hand in this movie based on a true story in the late 1990s.
Director: Kevin Asch
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser
7. Adventureland (2009) 88% at Rotten Tomatoes
James wants to spend his summer vacation in Europe, but his family can’t afford it. So he ends up with a job at the local amusement park instead. He falls for one of the carnies who’s already involved with another carny, and everyone learns valuable lessons about love and life.
Director: Greg Mottola
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds
6. 30 Minutes or Less (2011) 44% at Rotten Tomatoes
Two criminals want to hire a hitman, but they’ll need $100,000. So they kidnap a pizza delivery guy and strap a bomb on him. Nick is told he has 10 hours to rob $100,000 from a bank or it’ll detonate, so he recruits his friend to help him stay alive.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari
5. Now You See Me (2013) 50% at Rotten Tomatoes
Four magicians perform a bank robbery trick in front of a live audience on national TV. The FBI starts looking into it and we quickly learn nothing is as it seems in the world of magic. What happened to the stolen money and who will take the fall is a mystery until the end. And if you reveal the secrets, you can bet someone will be seeking revenge.
Director: Louis Leterrier
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo
4. American Ultra (2015) 43% at Rotten Tomatoes
A stoner is actually a sleeper agent for the CIA, and when he’s marked for termination, his dormant skills come to life. He and his girlfriend find themselves fighting wave after wave of government agents to stay alive.
Director: Nima Nourizadeh
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton
3. Rio (2011) 72% at Rotten Tomatoes
Blu is a blue macaw raised in Minnesota by Linda and the last male of his species. So Linda and Blu travel to Rio with Tulio and his female macaw Jewel to give let them breed in their homeland.
Director: Carlos Saldanha
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez
2. The Social Network (2010) 96% at Rotten Tomatoes
Mark Zuckerberg created one of the most prolific social networks of all time. The Social Network documents the meteoric rise of Facebook from a college dorm into one of the world’s biggest businesses. It’s a bit dramatized, but still covers the important points.
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Andrew Garfield
1. Zombieland (2009) 90% at Rotten Tomatoes
Four human survivors of the zombie apocalypse band together to reach the west coast. One of them has an affinity for Twinkies, and things can’t be all that bad, because they get to meet Bill Murray.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson