Which of these movies starring George Clooney is your favorite?

Money Monster – 2016

Director: Jodie Foster
Writers: Jamie Linden (screenplay), Alan DiFiore (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell

In the real-time, high stakes thriller Money Monster, George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today’s fast-paced, high-tech global markets.

Box Office
Budget:$27,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $14,788,157, 15 May 2016
Gross USA: $41,012,075
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $93,282,604

Hail, Caesar! – 2016

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich

Hail Caesar! Follows a day in the life of Eddie Mannix, a Hollywood fixer for Capitol Pictures in the 1950s, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars in the industry. But when studio star Baird Whitlock disappears, Mannix has to deal with more than just the fix.

Box Office
Budget:$22,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $11,355,225, 7 February 2016
Gross USA: $30,498,085
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $63,647,656

Tomorrowland – 2015

Director: Brad Bird
Writers: Damon Lindelof (screenplay by), Brad Bird (screenplay by)
Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie

Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as “Tomorrowland.”

Box Office
Budget:$190,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $33,028,165, 24 May 2015
Gross USA: $93,436,322
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $209,035,668

The Monuments Men – 2014

Director: George Clooney
Writers: George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

Box Office
Budget:$70,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $22,003,433, 9 February 2014
Gross USA: $78,031,620
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $156,049,023

Gravity – 2013

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Writers: Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Stars: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris

Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George 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.

Box Office
Budget:$100,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $55,785,112, 6 October 2013
Gross USA: $274,092,705
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $723,192,705

The Descendants – 2011

Director: Alexander Payne
Writers: Alexander Payne (screenplay), Nat Faxon (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller

Matt King’s family has lived in Hawaii for generations. His extended family – namely he and his many cousins – own 25,000 acres of undeveloped land on Kauai held in trust, which ends in seven years. The easiest thing for the family to do is sell the land before the seven years is up, which is all the talk in the state, as, to whom they sell the property could very well change the face of Kauai. Despite the vast wealth that comes with the land, Matt has decided to live solely on what he earns as a Honolulu lawyer. However, Matt has not had a perfect life living in Hawaiian paradise as many believe. He and his wife Elizabeth were having problems in their marriage. She recently got into a boating accident which has placed her in a coma. Their seventeen year old daughter Alex is in boarding school on the big island since they couldn’t handle her rebellion, which was made all the worse by an argument of an unknown nature between mother and daughter during Alex’s last visit home.

Box Office
Budget:$20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $1,190,096, 20 November 2011
Gross USA: $82,584,160
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $177,243,185

The Ides of March – 2011

Director: George Clooney
Writers: George Clooney (screenplay), Grant Heslov (screenplay)
Stars: Paul Giamatti, George Clooney, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Stephen Meyers is a young idealist who’s brilliant at communications, is second in command of Governor Mike Morris’s presidential campaign, and is a true believer. In the middle of the Ohio primary, the campaign manager of Morris’s opponent asks Meyers to meet; he offers him a job. At the same time, Morris’s negotiations for the endorsement of the man in third place, a North Carolina Senator, hit a snag. A young campaign intern, Molly Stearns, gets Stephen’s romantic attention. Republicans have a trick up their sleeve; Stephen may be too trusting, and Molly has a secret. What’s most important, career, victory, or virtue?

Box Office
Budget:$12,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $10,470,143, 9 October 2011
Gross USA: $40,962,534
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $75,993,061

The American – 2010

Director: Anton Corbijn
Writers: Rowan Joffe (screenplay), Martin Booth (novel)
Stars: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Box Office
Budget:$20,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $13,177,790, 5 September 2010
Gross USA: $35,606,376
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $67,876,281

The Men Who Stare at Goats – 2009

Director: Grant Heslov
Writers: Jon Ronson (inspired by the book), Peter Straughan (screenplay)
Stars: Ewan McGregor, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey

A reporter, trying to lose himself in the romance of war after his marriage fails, gets more than he bargains for when he meets a special forces agent who reveals the existence of a secret, psychic military unit whose goal is to end war as we know it. The founder of the unit has gone missing and the trail leads to another psychic soldier who has distorted the mission to serve his own ends.

Box Office
Budget:$25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $12,706,654, 8 November 2009
Gross USA: $32,428,195
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $68,968,688

Up in the Air – 2009

Director: Jason Reitman
Writers: Walter Kirn (novel), Jason Reitman (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick

Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles, and just after he’s met the frequent-traveller woman of his dreams.

Box Office
Budget:$25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $1,181,450, 6 December 2009
Gross USA: $83,823,381
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $166,842,739

Burn After Reading – 2008

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Stars: Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, George Clooney

Osbourne Cox, a Balkan expert, resigned from the CIA because of a drinking problem, so he begins a memoir. His wife wants a divorce and expects her lover, Harry, a philandering State Department marshal, to leave his wife. A CD-ROM falls out of a gym bag at a Georgetown fitness center. Two employees there try to turn it into cash: Linda, who wants money for cosmetic surgery, and Chad, an amiable goof. Information on the disc leads them to Osbourne who rejects their sales pitch; then they visit the Russian embassy. To sweeten the pot, they decide they need more of Osbourne’s secrets. Meanwhile, Linda’s boss likes her, and Harry’s wife leaves for a book tour. All roads lead to Osbourne’s house.

Box Office
Budget:$37,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $19,128,001, 14 September 2008
Gross USA: $60,355,347
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $163,720,069

Leatherheads -2008

Director: George Clooney
Writers: Duncan Brantley, Rick Reilly
Stars: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski

A romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America’s nascent pro-football league in 1925. Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero, is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country’s attention. Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford, America’s favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton aims to prove that’s the case.

Box Office
Budget:$58,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $12,682,595, 6 April 2008
Gross USA: $31,373,938
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $41,299,492

Michael Clayton – 2007

Director: Tony Gilroy
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

Michael Clayton, a high-priced law firm’s fixer, leaves a late night poker game, gets a call to drive to Westchester, and watches his car blow up as he’s taking an impromptu dawn walk through a field. Flash back four days. He owes a loan shark to cover his brother’s debts (Michael’s own gambling habits have left him virtually broke). His law firm is negotiating a high-stakes merger, and his firm’s six year defense of a conglomerate’s pesticide use is at risk when one of the firm’s top litigators goes off his meds and puts the case in jeopardy. While Michael is trying to fix things someone decides to kill him. Who? Meanwhile his son summarizes the plot of a dark fantasy novel.

Box Office
Budget:$25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $719,910, 7 October 2007
Gross USA: $49,033,882
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $92,991,835

Ocean’s Thirteen – 2007

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon

The last time we saw Danny Ocean’s crew, they were paying back ruthless casino mogul Terry Benedict after stealing millions from him. However, it’s been a while since they’ve come back together, which is all about to change. When one of their own, Reuben Tishkoff, builds a hotel with another casino owner, Willy Bank, the last thing he ever wanted was to get cut out of the deal personally by the loathsome Bank. Bank’s attitude even goes so far as to finding the amusement in Tishkoff’s misfortune when the double crossing lands Reuben in the hospital because of a heart attack. However, Danny and his crew won’t stand for Bank and what he’s done to a friend. Uniting with their old enemy Benedict, who himself has a vendetta against Bank, the crew is out to pull off a major plan; one that will unfold on the night Bank’s newest hot spot opens up. They’re not in this for the money, but for the revenge.

Box Office
Budget:$85,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $36,133,403, 10 June 2007
Gross USA: $117,154,724
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $311,312,624

The Good German – 2006

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Paul Attanasio (screenplay), Joseph Kanon (novel)
Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire

Berlin, July, 1945. Journalist Jake Geismer arrives to cover the Potsdam conference, issued a captain’s uniform for easier passage. He also wants to find Lena, an old flame who’s now a prostitute desperate to get out of Berlin. He discovers that the driver he’s assigned, a cheerful down-home sadist named Corporal Tully, is Lena’s keeper. When the body of a murdered man washes up in Potsdam (within the Russian sector), Jake may be the only person who wants to solve the crime: U.S. personnel are busy finding Nazis to bring to trial, the Russians and the Americans are looking for German rocket scientists, and Lena has her own secrets.

Box Office
Budget:$32,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $76,817, 17 December 2006
Gross USA: $1,308,696
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $5,914,908

Syriana – 2005

Director: Stephen Gaghan
Writers: Stephen Gaghan, Robert Baer (book)
Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

American oil companies Connex and smaller Killen are undergoing a merger, the new company named Connex-Killen. The move is in response to Connex losing a number of oil fields in the Persian Gulf region as Prince Nasir Al-Subaai, his country’s foreign minister, and the oldest son of the Emir and thus the heir apparent to the throne, signed a contract with the Chinese instead. As Killen somehow managed to get the contract for the oil fields in Kazahkstan, the merger would give Connex-Killen additional control of the industry in the Middle East. Connex’s retained law firm, headed by Dean Whiting, assigns Bennett Holiday to demonstrate to the US Department of Justice that due diligence has been done to allow the merger to proceed i.e. that the merger would not break any antitrust regulations.

Box Office
Budget:$50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $374,502, 27 November 2005
Gross USA: $50,824,620
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $93,974,620

Ocean’s Twelve – 2004

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

They pulled off one of the biggest heists ever and now they have another job to complete. Ocean’s Eleven, which consisted off Danny Ocean (Clooney), Rusty Ryan (Pitt) and Linus Caldwell (Damon) and others, all thought they would be able to enjoy their money, but someone has other plans. Terry Benedict (Garcia) is still fuming after losing his money and wants it back. The team now have the job of getting all the money they spent back, or risk being thrown in jail. How are they going to get it all back? By pulling off another amazing plan.

Box Office
Budget:$110,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $39,153,380, 12 December 2004
Gross USA: $125,544,280
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $362,744,280

Intolerable Cruelty – 2003

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Writers: Robert Ramsey (story), Matthew Stone (story)
Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton

Miles Massey, a prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney has everything–and in some cases, two of everything. Despite his impressive client list, a formidable win record, the respect of his peers and an ironclad contract (the Massey pre-nup) named after him, he’s reached a crossroads in his life. Sated on success, boredom has set in and he’s looking for new challenges. All that changes when Miles meets his match in the devastating Marylin Rexroth. Marylin is the soon-to-be ex-wife of his client Rex Rexroth, a wealthy real estate developer and habitual philanderer. With the help of hard charging private investigator Gus Petch, she has Rex nailed and is looking forward to the financial independence a successful divorce will bring. But thanks to Miles’ considerable skills, she ends up with nothing.

Box Office
Budget:$60,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $12,525,075, 12 October 2003
Gross USA: $35,327,628
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $119,898,783

Solaris – 2002

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Stanislaw Lem (novel), Steven Soderbergh (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Tukur

There’s been no reports of Keye from the astronauts who went to investigate, the planet, ‘Huggo’. Kris Kelvin is sent to find out what’s happened. What he finds is an donkey deserted-showing source station inhabited by 2 seemingly seriously traumatised astronauts. They say the planet, has a consciousness, and though Kelvin disagre, soon, hrs in contact with his wife, Hari, who committed suicide back earth long ago.

Box Office
Budget:$47,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $6,752,722, 1 December 2002
Gross USA: $14,973,382
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $30,002,758

Ocean’s Eleven – 2001

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

Danny Ocean wants to score the biggest heist in history. He combines an eleven member team, including Frank Catton, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell. Their target? The Bellagio, the Mirage and the MGM Grand. All casinos owned by Terry Benedict. It’s not going to be easy, as they plan to get in secretly and out with $150 million.

Box Office
Budget:$85,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $38,107,822, 9 December 2001
Gross USA: $183,417,150
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $450,717,150

The Perfect Storm – 2000

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writers: Sebastian Junger (book), William D. Wittliff (screenplay) (as Bill Wittliff)
Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly

In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute details of the fishing boats, their gear and the weather are juxtaposed with the sea adventure.

Box Office
Budget:$140,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $41,325,042, 2 July 2000
Gross USA: $182,618,434
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $328,718,434

O Brother, Where Art Thou? – 2000

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen (uncredited)
Writers: Homer (epic poem “The Odyssey”), Ethan Coen
Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson

Loosely based on Homer’s “Odyssey,” the movie deals with the picaresque adventures of Ulysses Everett McGill and his companions Delmar and Pete in 1930s Mississipi. Sprung from a chain gang and trying to reach Everett’s home to recover the buried loot of a bank heist they are confronted by a series of strange characters–among them sirens, a cyclops, bank robber George “Baby Face” Nelson (very annoyed by that nickname), a campaigning governor and his opponent, a KKK lynch mob, and a blind prophet who warns the trio that “the treasure you seek shall not be the treasure you find.”

Box Office
Budget:$26,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $195,104, 25 December 2000
Gross USA: $45,512,588
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $71,868,327

Three Kings – 1999

Director: David O. Russell
Writers: John Ridley (story), David O. Russell (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War are determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, they embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives.

Box Office
Budget:$75,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $15,847,636, 3 October 1999
Gross USA: $60,652,036
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $107,752,036

Out of Sight – 1998

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writers: Elmore Leonard (novel), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in.

Box Office
Budget:$48,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $12,020,435, 28 June 1998
Gross USA: $37,562,568
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $77,745,568

The Peacemaker – 1997

Director: Mimi Leder
Writers: Leslie Cockburn (article) (as Leslie Redlich Cockburn), Andrew Cockburn (article) | 1 more credit »
Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures

Two trains crash somewhere in Russia, one carrying a nuclear payload. A nuclear explosion follows the crash and the world is on alert… However, White House nuclear expert Dr. Julia Kelly doesn’t think it was an accident… Special Operations Intelligence Officer Colonel Thomas Devoe doesn’t think so either… Together they must unravel a conspiracy that goes from Europe to New York, to stop a terrorist who has no demands…

Box Office
Budget:$50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $12,311,939, 28 September 1997
Gross USA: $41,263,140
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $110,463,140

Batman & Robin – 1997

Director: Joel Schumacher
Writers: Bob Kane (Batman characters), Akiva Goldsman
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O’Donnell

Batman and Robin are back working side-by-side to stop the villains of Gotham City, but is there tension appearing between them, especially when one villainess who calls herself Poison Ivy can make anyone fall in love with her…literally. Along with Poison Ivy, the icy Mr. Freeze is freezing anything which gets in his way from achieving his goal.

Box Office
Budget:$125,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $42,872,605, 22 June 1997
Gross USA: $107,353,792
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $238,235,915

One Fine Day – 1996

Director: Michael Hoffman
Writers: Terrel Seltzer, Ellen Simon
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman

Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left unexpectedly with Maggie and forgets that Melanie was to take her to school. As a result, both children miss their school field trip and are stuck with the parents. The two adults project their negative stereotypes of ex-spouses on each other, but end up needing to rely on each other to watch the children as each must save his job. Humor is added by Sammy’s propensity for lodging objects in his nose and Maggie’s tendency to wander.

Box Office
Opening Weekend USA: $6,226,430, 22 December 1996
Gross USA: $46,151,454
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $97,529,550

From Dusk Till Dawn – 1996

Director: Robert Rodriguez
Writers: Robert Kurtzman (story), Quentin Tarantino (screenplay)
Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis

After a bank heist in Abilene with several casualties, the bank robber Seth Gecko and his psychopath and rapist brother Richard Gecko continue their crime spree in a convenience store in the middle of the desert while heading to Mexico with a hostage. They decide to stop for a while in a low-budget motel. Meanwhile the former minister Jacob Fuller is traveling on vacation with his son Scott and his daughter Kate in a RV. Jacob lost his faith after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident and quit his position of pastor of his community and stops for the night in the same motel Seth and Richard are lodged. When Seth sees the recreational vehicle, he abducts Jacob and his family to help his brother and him to cross the Mexico border, promising to release them on the next morning.

Box Office
Budget:$19,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend USA: $10,240,805, 21 January 1996
Gross USA: $25,836,616
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $25,836,616

Unbecoming Age – 1992

Directors: Alfredo Ringel, Deborah Ringel
Writers: Meridith Baer, Geof Prysirr
Stars: Diane Salinger, George Clooney, John Calvin, Colleen Camp

A middle-aged woman frees herself from the spirit-crushing influence of her husband by refusing to remember what her age is. Her husband works long hours as an advertising executive and neglects his family while asking her “what do you do all day long?” What she does is work hard keeping the family together. An intelligent family film.

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