These 10 Films Have The Jake Gyllenhaal Seal Of Approval

Sneaking through a series of past interviews with the actor, Indiewire has come up with ten of Jake Gyllenhaal's favorite-ever movies. A pretty surprising selection, the majority of the list is made up of classics, with a number of flicks dating back to the 40s and 50s.

Citing the work of legends like Federico Fellini and Richard Donner, the 36-year-old has also added a couple of modern films into the mix.

Throughout his own career, Gyllenhaal has been directed by some of the best, including Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners and Enemy), David Fincher (Zodiac), David Ayer (End of Watch) and Sam Mendes (Jarhead).

We're guessing his own eclectic performances have surely been influenced by the films featured below. 

Jake Gyllenhaal in Night Call (Photo: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH)

Without further ado, here are the 10 films recommended by Jake Gyllenhaal:

  1. Peter and Elliott the Dragon, Don Chaffey (1977)
  2. Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe (1997)
  3. Adam's Rib, George Cukor (1949)
  4. The Goonies, Richard Donner (1985)
  5. La Strada, Federico Fellini (1954)
  6. Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Amy Heckerling (1982)
  7. Woman of the Year, George Stevens (1942)
  8. Searching for Bobby Fischer, Steven Zaillian (1993)
  9. A Prophet, Jacques Audiard (2009)
  10. A Separation, Asghar Farhadi (2011)