VOTE Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies  

BrettDahlenburg
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List Rules Vote up or add your favorite film star that consistently makes good movies. (More than 6 great ones). And, no, making four American Pie movies doesn't count, Jason Biggs!

Most working stars in the film industry are just going from paycheck to paycheck; taking any job just to earn a living. Regardless of talent, these actors and actresses sometimes luck out and make a few good movies, but just as often are forced to appear in less-than-stellar works... (And let's not even mention the dozens of movie stars who have the uncanny ability to make any movie suck.) But that's not the case for the talents on this list!

Here you will find a collection of the best actors who refuse to appear in bad movies or otherwise lift a mediocre movie to prominence just by gracing it with their presence. These stars are so charismatic that even the ones that may have made a subpar film or two have long since put it behind them. For instance, remember that time George Clooney starred in a Batman sequel opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger? No? That's because Hollywood called a mulligan and all is forgiven, George!

Vote up or add your favorite film star that consistently makes good movies. And, no, making four American Pie movies doesn't count, Jason Biggs!

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Titanic

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Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road

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607 448
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy

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474 341
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Silence of the Lambs, The Elephant Man, Amistad

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
eilish added The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys

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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
albertraja55 added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
lalispeter added A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JBish08 added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

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420 299
Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Aviator

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Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
V for Vendetta, Black Swan, The Professional

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

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Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AnnMarie Frey added Atonement, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
12 Years a Slave, Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus

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190 114
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
RachelRay added The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List

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325 228
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer

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Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
jsreidsr added Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day

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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
mikemayo1680 added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

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Helena Bonham Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, The King's Speech, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z

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294 206
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, Gangs of New York

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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added The Avengers, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas

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261 180
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
suzannetaylor added The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface

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337 246
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner

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253 175
Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Prestige, Children of Men, The Cider House Rules

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216 145
Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Big Lebowski, True Grit, The Contender

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232 159
Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Capote, Doubt, Charlie Wilson's War

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Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski

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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Schindler's List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The English Patient

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Kevin Spacey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added American Beauty, Seven, The Usual Suspects

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Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AnnaLandron added Goldfinger, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Untouchables

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Ed Harris is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Hours, Pollock, The Truman Show

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
ghost00 added Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hangover, Wedding Crashers

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Margot Robbie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Naima Kadik added The Wolf of Wall Street, About Time, Focus

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, Water for Elephants

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
tigger7521 added Monsters University, The Prince of Egypt, Excalibur

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Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
HeinerDesings added The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, X-Men: First Class

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126 85
Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AnnaLandron added The Blind Side, Gravity, Crash

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175 134
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
AlbertNashaat added Dazed and Confused, The Wolf of Wall Street, Tropic Thunder

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182 141
Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Magnolia, The Big Lebowski, The Kids Are All Right. Boogie Nights

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225 190
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
GurpreetSingh1 added Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

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148 115
Emma Watson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
eilish added Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

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162 143
Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, American Hustle