George Clooney winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 'Syriana.'

George Clooney winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in 'Syriana' at the 78th Academy Awards.

George Clooney is a living legend!

The beloved actor, director, and Oscar-winner has appeared in some of the most popular movies of the last twenty-five years.

His new comedy, 'Ticket to Paradise' reunites Clooney with his 'Ocean's Eleven' and 'Money Monster' co-star Julia Roberts, and opens in theaters on October 21st.

In honor of the new film, Moviefone is counting down the fifteen best George Clooney movies of all time.

Without further ado, let's begin!

15) The Monuments Men (2014)

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on seven over-the-hill, out-of-shape museum directors, artists, architects, curators, and art historians who went to the front lines of WWII to rescue the world’s artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners. With the art hidden behind enemy lines, how could these guys hope to succeed? Starring Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett.

The Monuments Men

"It was the greatest art heist in history"
PG-131 hr 58 minFeb 4th, 2014

14) The Ides of March (2011)

Dirty tricks stand to soil an ambitious young press spokesman's (Ryan Gosling) idealism in a cutthroat presidential campaign where 'victory' is relative. Also starring Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, and Jeffrey Wright.

The Ides of March

"Ambition seduces. Power corrupts."
R1 hr 41 minOct 7th, 2011
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13) Three Kings (1999)

A group of American soldiers (Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube) stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

Three Kings

Three Kings

"It's good to be king."
R1 hr 54 minSep 27th, 1999
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12) Ocean's Eleven (2001)

Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean (Clooney) is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists (including Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle) will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess (Julia Roberts).

Ocean's Eleven

Ocean's Eleven

"Are you in or out?"
PG-131 hr 56 minDec 5th, 2001
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11) Syriana (2005)

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman (Matt Damon), a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes (Clooney) uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.


"Everything is connected."
R2 hr 8 minNov 23rd, 2005

10) Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

When a Hollywood star (Clooney) mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming, the studio sends their fixer (Josh Brolin) to get him back. Also starring Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum.

Hail, Caesar!

"Lights. Camera. Abduction."
PG-131 hr 46 minFeb 5th, 2016
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9) O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts (Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson) search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

"They have a plan, but not a clue."
PG-131 hr 47 minDec 21st, 2000
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8) Gravity (2013)

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness of space.

The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.


"Don't let go."
PG-131 hr 31 minAug 31st, 2013
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7) The Descendants (2011)

With his wife Elizabeth (Patricia Hastie) on life support after a boating accident, Hawaiian land baron Matt King (Clooney) takes his daughters (Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller) on a trip from Oahu to Kauai to confront a young real estate broker (Matthew Lillard), who was having an affair with Elizabeth before her misfortune.

The Descendants

"The South Pacific ain't that terrific."
R1 hr 55 minSep 2nd, 2011
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6) Out of Sight (1998)

Meet Jack Foley (Clooney), a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez) is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law.

Out of Sight

Out of Sight

"Opposites attract."
R2 hr 3 minJun 26th, 1998
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5) Up in the Air (2009)

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures

Corporate downsizing expert Ryan Bingham (Clooney) spends his life in planes, airports, and hotels, but just as he’s about to reach a milestone of ten million frequent flyer miles, he meets a woman (Vera Farmiga) who causes him to rethink his transient life. Also starring Anna Kendrick.

Up in the Air

"The story of a man ready to make a connection."
R1 hr 50 minSep 5th, 2009
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4) Burn After Reading (2008)

When a disc containing memoirs of former CIA analyst Osbourne Cox (John Malkovich) falls into the hands of gym employees, Linda (Frances McDormand) and Chad (Brad Pitt), they see a chance to make enough money for Linda to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of control for the duo, and those in their orbit. Clooney plays Harry Pfarrer, a U.S. Marshal having an affair with Cox's wife (Tilda Swinton).

Burn After Reading

"Intelligence is relative."
R1 hr 36 minSep 12th, 2008
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3) Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Clooney) bored with his current life, plans a heist against the three local farmers. The farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with the sly fox, seek revenge against him and his family. Also featuring the voices of Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, Michael Gambon, and Owen Wilson.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

"Dig the life fantastic!"
PG1 hr 27 minOct 30th, 2009
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2) Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's (David Strathairn) stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s. Also starring Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Frank Langella, and Jeff Daniels.

Good Night, and Good Luck.

"We will not walk in fear of one another."
PG1 hr 32 minSep 23rd, 2005

1) Michael Clayton (2007)

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

A law firm brings in its "fixer" (Clooney) to remedy the situation after a lawyer (Tom Wilkinson) has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit. Also starring Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack.

Michael Clayton

"The truth can be adjusted."
R1 hr 59 minOct 5th, 2007
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