Ranking The Best Jason Reitman Films

Director Jason Reitman seems like one of the current generation of filmmakers destined for greatness. Raised by his father, the director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes, Meatballs),

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Labor Day

Adapted from the 2009 coming-of-age novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, Labor Day follows a lonely single mother (Kate Winslet) struggling to care for and connect with her 13-year-old son (Gattlin Griffith).

Not currently streaming, but can be rented online

Men, Women & Children

Based on the novel of the same name by Chad Kultgen, Men, Women & Children examines the massive impact technology and the Internet have had on people of various ages and backgrounds, especially those in younger generations who have been raised with technology.

Streaming on Hulu

The Front Runner

Reitman's first biopic, The Front Runner had all the essential elements of a film right up Reitman’s wheelhouse. It has an imperfect main character (Jackman's Hart) facing a personal and professional issue that disrupts his life, and the agonizing choice that he must make to decide how to face it.

Streaming on Hulu and Prime Video

Young Adult

Reitman's first movie of the 2010s, Young Adult saw his second collaboration with screenwriter Diablo Cody after their earlier success with Juno. Fittingly, the movie shares a similarly complex outlook on high school life, this time from the perspective of an adult rather than a young woman.

Streaming on HBO Max and Hulu

Tully

In a way, it’s a movie that feels like a psychological and emotionally heavier Mary Poppins, all about a mysterious young nanny who is initially hired to take care of children, only to solve the parents’ problems during her stay.

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