Entertainment 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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1,175 485
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
128 30
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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1,124 847
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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441 319
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
albertraja55 added The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins

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682 526
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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538 407
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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504 383
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JBish08 added X-Men, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

8
453 343
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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412 310
Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
mikemayo1680 added Goodfellas, The Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver

10
418 318
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
eilish added The Dark Knight Rises, Brokeback Mountain, Alice in Wonderland

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276 195
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
lalispeter added A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

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323 236
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

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525 412
Denzel Washington is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
jsreidsr added Remember the Titans, Glory, Training Day

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456 352
Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours, Doubt

15
449 346
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven

16
489 381
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Inglourious Basterds, Fight Club, World War Z

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474 368
Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
The Bourne Identity, Saving Private Ryan, Good Will Hunting

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326 239
Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Donnie Darko, Zodiac, Brokeback Mountain

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326 239
Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
There Will Be Blood, Lincoln, Gangs of New York

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492 384
James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 20 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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368 276
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 21 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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400 304
Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Fight Club, American History X, The Incredible Hulk

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300 217
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
suzannetaylor added The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Scarface

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357 268
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
JFK, The Professional, The Fifth Element

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374 283
Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Actors Who Consistently Make Great Movies
Star Wars Trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner