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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1,140 437
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
52 4
Colin Firth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
ЕЛЕНАФОШИНА added The English Patient, The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love

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1,087 801
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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405 274
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
eilish added The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland

5
658 481
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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433 303
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Avengers, Zodiac, Wonder Boys

7
253 159
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
lalispeter added A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

8
405 286
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
albertraja55 added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

9
481 350
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JBish08 added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

10
440 316
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt

11
506 375
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
458 336
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

13
312 219
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain

14
350 252
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

15
383 281
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
mikemayo1680 added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

16
471 358
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z

17
322 230
Natalie Portman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
V for Vendetta, Black Swan, The Professional

18
481 367
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 18 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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511 394
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
jsreidsr added Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day

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306 218
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Revolutionary Road

21
434 331
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

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348 257
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element

23
218 144
Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
RachelRay added The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Schindler's List

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486 378
Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
12 Years a Slave, Inglourious Basterds, Prometheus

25
284 202
Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Man of Steel, American Hustle, Enchanted