Actors 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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1,120 413
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile

2
393 245
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
eilish added The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland

3
236 131
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
lalispeter added A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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1,057 779
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Wolf of Wall Street, Inception, Titanic

5
418 278
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys

6
641 457
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Shawshank Redemption, Se7en, Driving Miss Daisy

7
424 288
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt

8
467 325
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JBish08 added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

9
389 263
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

10
303 194
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain

11
493 351
Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Silence of the Lambs, The Elephant Man, Amistad

12
299 194
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road

13
444 312
Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting

14
210 122
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
RachelRay added The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List

15
340 229
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Aviator

16
313 208
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
V for Vendetta, Black Swan, The Professional

17
370 257
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
mikemayo1680 added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

18
278 182
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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473 345
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

20
341 237
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element

21
426 309
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

22
481 355
Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
12 Years a Slave, Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus

23
376 268
Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk

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291 197
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, (500) Days of Summer

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458 337
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z