Mark Ruffalo has received a lot of love for his iconic portrayal of Marvel superhero, The Hulk. Ruffalo took over the character from Edward Norton. However, Ruffalo has made a name for himself in the world of cinema, with roles in many other great movies.
Rotten Tomatoes is a site that ranks movies based on the average rating from critics. Below are all Mark Ruffalo’s movies ranked from worst to best, according to the Tomatometer.
40. ALL THE KING’S MEN (2006) – 11%
Critics Consensus: With a scenery-chewing performance from Sean Penn, an absence of political insight, and an overall lack of narrative cohesiveness, these Men give Oscar bait a bad name.
Starring: Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Steven Zaillian
39. VIEW FROM THE TOP (2003) – 14%
Critics Consensus: Uneven in tone and badly edited, A View From the Top wastes the talents of its cast and condescends to its characters.
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen
Directed By: Bruno Barreto
38. RUMOR HAS IT (2005) – 19%
Critics Consensus: This riff on The Graduate has a solid cast, but is too lightweight to fully register.
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Rob Reiner
37. IN THE CUT (2003) – 32%
Critics Consensus: Director/co-writer Jane Campion takes a stab at subverting the psycho-sexual thriller genre with In the Cut, but gets tangled in her own abstraction.
Starring: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kevin Bacon
Directed By: Jane Campion
36. SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS (2011) – 33%
Critics Consensus: Mark Ruffalo’s directorial debut inspires more Sympathy than plaudits due to a convoluted story and unengaging style.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Christopher Thornton, Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis
Directed By: Mark Ruffalo
35. WINDTALKERS (2002) – 33%
Critics Consensus: The action sequences are expertly staged. Windtalkers, however, sinks under too many clichés and only superficially touches upon the story of the code talkers.
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich
Directed By: John Woo
34. NOW YOU SEE ME 2 (2016) – 33%
Critics Consensus: Now You See Me 2 packs in even more twists and turns than its predecessor, but in the end, it has even less hiding up its sleeve.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Lizzy Caplan
Directed By: Jon M. Chu
33. RESERVATION ROAD (2007) – 38%
Critics Consensus: While the performances are fine, Reservation Road quickly adopts an excessively maudlin tone along with highly improbable plot turns.
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly, Mira Sorvino
Directed By: Terry George
32. XX/XY (2003) – 43%
Critics Consensus: The characters are both unsympathetic and uninteresting.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Kathleen Robertson, Maya Stange, Kel O’Neill
Directed By: Austin Chick
31. BLINDNESS (2008) – 44%
Critics Consensus: This allegorical disaster film about society’s reaction to mass blindness is mottled and self-satisfied; provocative but not as interesting as its premise implies.
Starring: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye
Directed By: Fernando Meirelles
30. NOW YOU SEE ME (2013) – 50%
Critics Consensus: Now You See Me’s thinly sketched characters and scattered plot rely on sleight of hand from the director to distract audiences.
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Louis Leterrier
29. THANKS FOR SHARING (2013) – 51%
Critics Consensus: Thanks For Sharing showcases some fine performances but doesn’t delve into its thorny premise as deeply as it should.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad
Directed By: Stuart Blumberg
28. THE LAST CASTLE (2001) – 52%
Critics Consensus: The Last Castle is well acted and rousing for the most part, but the story can’t stand up to close scrutiny.
Starring: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Delroy Lindo
Directed By: Rod Lurie
27. JUST LIKE HEAVEN (2005) – 55%
Critics Consensus: Delightfully sweet like a lollipop, Just Like Heaven is a dreamy romantic comedy that may give you a toothache when it attempts to broach difficult end of life issues by throwing a cherry on top.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Waters
Directed By: Mark Waters (VIII)
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26. 13 GOING ON 30 (2004) – 65%
Critics Consensus: Although the plot leaves a lot to be desired, 13 Going on 30 will tug at your inner teenager’s heartstrings thanks in large part to a dazzling performance from Jennifer Garner.
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Christa B. Allen
Directed By: Gary Winick
25. MY LIFE WITHOUT ME (2003) – 65%
Critics Consensus: Sarah Polley keeps this production afloat with her moving performance.
Starring: Sarah Polley, Amanda Plummer, Scott Speedman, Leonor Watling
Directed By: Isabel Coixet
24. WHAT DOESN’T KILL YOU (2008) – 65%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Amanda Peet, Will Lyman
Directed By: Brian Goodman
23. WE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (2004) – 65%
Critics Consensus: We Don’t Live Here Anymore is often overly moody and grim, but it’s made watchable by the strong performances for its four principal actors.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern, Peter Krause, Naomi Watts
Directed By: John Curran
22. DATE NIGHT (2010) – 66%
Critics Consensus: An uneasy blend of action and comedy, Date Night doesn’t quite live up to the talents of its two leads, but Steve Carell and Tina Fey still manage to shine through most of the movie’s flaws.
Starring: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson
Directed By: Shawn Levy
21. THE BROTHERS BLOOM (2009) – 68%
Critics Consensus: Despite strong performances The Brothers Bloom ultimately does not fulfill its lofty ambitions.
Starring: Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Nora Zehetner, Rachel Weisz
Directed By: Rian Johnson
20. SHUTTER ISLAND (2010) – 68%
Critics Consensus: It may not rank with Scorsese’s best work, but Shutter Island’s gleefully unapologetic genre thrills represent the director at his most unrestrained.
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
19. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (2009) – 73%
Critics Consensus: Some may find its dark tone and slender narrative off-putting, but Spike Jonze’s heartfelt adaptation of the classic children’s book is as beautiful as it is uncompromising.
Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Benicio Del Toro, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Spike Jonze
18. MARGARET (2011) – 74%
Critics Consensus: A surfeit of ideas contributes to Margaret’s excessive run time, but Anna Paquin does a admirable job of guiding viewers through emotional hell.
Starring: Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick
Directed By: Kenneth Lonergan
17. AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) – 76%
Critics Consensus: Exuberant and eye-popping, Avengers: Age of Ultron serves as an overstuffed but mostly satisfying sequel, reuniting its predecessor’s unwieldy cast with a few new additions and a worthy foe.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By: Joss Whedon
16. CHICAGO 10 (2008) – 81%
Critics Consensus: Brett Morgan’s half-animated, half-documentary film is an arresting, sometimes visionary portrait of the historic and chaotic trial.
Starring: Hank Azaria, Mark Ruffalo, Dylan Baker, Liev Schreiber
Directed By: Brett Morgen
15. INFINITELY POLAR BEAR (2015) – 81%
Critics Consensus: Infinitely Polar Bear handles its thorny themes with a somewhat troublesomely light touch, but Mark Ruffalo’s complex performance keeps the drama solidly grounded.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Keir Dullea, Imogene Wolodarsky
Directed By: Maya Forbes
14. BEGIN AGAIN (2014) – 83%
Critics Consensus: Writer-director John Carney’s return to musical drama isn’t quite as potent as it was with Once, but thanks to charming work from its well-matched leads, Begin Again is difficult to resist.
Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine
Directed By: John Carney
13. AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (2018) – 85%
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
12. COLLATERAL (2004) – 86%
Critics Consensus: Driven by director Michael Mann’s trademark visuals and a lean, villainous performance from Tom Cruise, Collateral is a stylish and compelling noir thriller.
Starring: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Mark Ruffalo, Jada Pinkett Smith
Directed By: Michael Mann
11. FOXCATCHER (2014) – 87%
Critics Consensus: A chilling true crime drama, Foxcatcher offers Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo, and Channing Tatum a chance to shine — and all three of them rise to the challenge.
Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller
Directed By: Bennett Miller
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10. ZODIAC (2007) – 89%
Critics Consensus: A quiet, dialogue-driven thriller that delivers with scene after scene of gut-wrenching anxiety. David Fincher also spends more time illustrating nuances of his characters and recreating the mood of the 70s than he does on gory details of murder.
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Edwards
Directed By: David Fincher
9. DARK WATERS (2019) – 90%
Critics Consensus: Dark Waters powerfully relays a real-life tale of infuriating malfeasance, honoring the victims and laying blame squarely at the feet of the perpetrators.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Pullman
Directed By: Todd Haynes
8. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (2010) – 92%
Critics Consensus: Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable.
Starring: Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Directed By: Lisa Cholodenko
7. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (2012) – 92%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a script that emphasizes its heroes’ humanity and a wealth of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston
Directed By: Joss Whedon
6. THOR: RAGNAROK (2017) – 93%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, funny, and above all fun, Thor: Ragnarok is a colorful cosmic adventure that sets a new standard for its franchise — and the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett
Directed By: Taika Waititi
5. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004) – 93%
Critics Consensus: Propelled by Charlie Kaufman’s smart, imaginative script and Michel Gondry’s equally daring directorial touch, Eternal Sunshine is a twisty yet heartfelt look at relationships and heartache.
Starring: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Michel Gondry
4. THE NORMAL HEART (2014) – 94%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to Emmy-worthy performances from a reputable cast, The Normal Heart is not only a powerful, heartbreaking drama, but also a vital document of events leading up to and through the early AIDS crisis.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons
Directed By: Ryan Murphy
3. AVENGERS: ENDGAME (2019) – 94%
Critics Consensus: Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
2. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (2000) – 95%
Critics Consensus: You Can Count On Me may look like it belongs on the small screen, but the movie surprises with its simple yet affecting story. Beautifully acted and crafted, the movie will simply draw you in.
Starring: Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Rory Culkin
Directed By: Kenneth Lonergan
1. SPOTLIGHT (2015) – 97%
Critics Consensus: Spotlight gracefully handles the lurid details of its fact-based story while resisting the temptation to lionize its heroes, resulting in a drama that honors the audience as well as its real-life subjects.
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber
Directed By: Tom McCarthy
Source: Rotten Tomatoes