Treasure Planet and the 10 best Joseph Gordon-Levitt Movies

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) /
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10. 500 Days of Summer

Original Release Date: January 17, 2009

Box Office Earnings: 500 Days of summer was filmed with an estimated budget of $7,500,000. On opening weekend in the USA, the film earned $834,501 and earned a gross of $32,391,374
in the USA. 500 Days of Summer‘s cumulative worldwide gross was $60,722,734.

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Critical Acclaim: 500 Days of Summer was nominated for two Golden Globe awards in 2010 for Best Performance by an Actor (Gordon-Levitt) in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical and Best Picture. The film was rated 85% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

About the Role: In this not-so-lovey-dovey love story, a man named Tom (Gordon-Levitt) falls in love with his company’s new administrative assistant, Summer (Zooey Deschanel) and the two quickly begin dating. The problem is, Summer doesn’t believe in love and says it doesn’t exist. The story begins with Tom and Summer’s breakup and then rewinds to the beginning as Tom recounts his 500 days with Summer to see what went wrong.

Simply the Best: Gordon-Levitt has starred in other rom-coms before, but this story is especially clever and creative in the way the events bounce around inside Tom’s narration of his time with Summer. Gordon-Levitt isn’t a love-sick fool in this story, but a determined boyfriend set on proving summer wrong in that love does exist. It’s always fun to see Gordon-Levitt in a role that highlights his kills in both comedy and being a knight in shining armor, which is why it’s one of our first choices for the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies.