Joker | 2019

Directed by: Todd Phillips

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Main Plot

Joker follows the transformation of Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian, into Gotham City's notorious criminal mastermind. Set in the 1980s, the film explores Arthur's descent into madness and the chaos he unleashes upon society, ultimately becoming the iconic supervillain known as the Joker.


  • Joaquin Phoenix's character in Joker is Arthur Fleck, a mentally ill aspiring stand-up comedian who becomes the iconic villain.
  • Murray Franklin, played by Robert De Niro, is a talk show host who plays a significant role in the plot of Joker.
  • Zazie Beetz's character in Joker is named Sophie Dumond, a single mother and love interest of Arthur Fleck.


In the ending of "Joker," Arthur Fleck fully embraces his alter ego and transforms into the iconic Joker. His violent actions inspire a city-wide uprising against the wealthy and powerful, leading to chaos and destruction. As he dances triumphantly on a police car amidst the chaos, Joker becomes a symbol of rebellion and anarchy. In the final scene, Arthur is seen institutionalized, laughing uncontrollably, suggesting that his transformation into the Joker was both a personal liberation and a descent into madness. The film ends with uncertainty, leaving the audience to ponder the consequences of society's neglect and the power of the Joker's influence.

Todd Phillips