In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director:

Todd Phillips
Popularity
64 ( 13)
Top Rated Movies #61 | Won 2 Oscars. Another 116 wins & 235 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joaquin Phoenix ... Arthur Fleck
Robert De Niro ... Murray Franklin
Zazie Beetz ... Sophie Dumond
Frances Conroy ... Penny Fleck
Brett Cullen ... Thomas Wayne
Shea Whigham ... Detective Burke
Bill Camp ... Detective Garrity
Glenn Fleshler ... Randall
Leigh Gill ... Gary
Josh Pais ... Hoyt Vaughn
Rocco Luna Rocco Luna ... GiGi Dumond
Marc Maron ... Gene Ufland
Sondra James ... Dr. Sally
Murphy Guyer ... Barry O'Donnell
Douglas Hodge ... Alfred Pennyworth

Which Real-Life Comedian Inspired 'Joker'?

Which comedian inspired the Joker's line, "Well, no one's laughing now"? Discover five fun facts about Joker in our Pop Trivia.

Watch now

Edit

Storyline

Arthur Fleck works as a clown and is an aspiring stand-up comic. He has mental health issues, part of which involves uncontrollable laughter. Times are tough and, due to his issues and occupation, Arthur has an even worse time than most. Over time these issues bear down on him, shaping his actions, making him ultimately take on the persona he is more known as...Joker. Written by grantss

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Put on a happy face.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing behavior, language and brief sexual images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Almost 20 years before portraying Arthur Fleck/Joker in this film, Joaquin Phoenix was director Darren Aronofsky's choice to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the Batman film he tried to make in the early 2000s. See more »

Goofs

In one of the scenes, Joker is running in his big clown shoes and a second later he's running in his black street shoes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
News Anchor: [on radio] The news never ends. This is 1080 GCR. You get all the news you need, all day long. Good morning. It's 42 degrees at 10:30 on this Thursday, October 15th. I'm Stan L. Brooks, and here's what's happening.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The DC Comics logo appears at the end of this film, marking it as a standalone tale. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Spider-Man (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock 'n' Roll (Part 2)
Written by Gary Glitter and Mike Leander
Performed by Gary Glitter
Courtesy of Snapper Music PLC
By arrangement with The Licensing Partnership
See more »

User Reviews

 
Only certain people can relate
7 October 2019 | by lesterarnoldpintoSee all my reviews

This is a movie that only those who have felt alone and isolated can truly relate to it. You understand the motive and you feel sorry for the character. A lot of people will see this movie and think that it encourages violence. But truly, this movie should encourage each and every one of us to become a better person, treat everyone with respect and make each other feel like they belong in this world, instead of making them feel isolated.


3,516 of 4,464 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10,923 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joker See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$96,202,337, 6 October 2019

Gross USA:

$335,451,311

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,074,251,311
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed