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The Best Danny Glover Movies

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List of the best Danny Glover movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Danny Glover's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Danny Glover movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Danny Glover movies will be at the top of the list. Danny Glover has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Danny Glover movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Danny Glover films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Danny Glover role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Danny Glover performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List ranges from Our Friend, Martin to Legend of Earthsea, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Danny Glover movies?" and "What are the greatest Danny Glover roles of all time?"

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    Lethal Weapon
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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 2
    Dreamgirls
    76
    11

    Dreamgirls

    Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy

    Released2006

    Directed byBill Condon

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  • 3
    Places in the Heart
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    Places in the Heart

    Sally Field, John Malkovich

    Released1984

    Directed byRobert Benton

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  • 4
    Missing in America
    50
    5

    Missing in America

    Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman

    Released2005

    Directed byGabrielle Savage Dockterman

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  • 5
    The Royal Tenenbaums
    54
    10

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin

    Released2001

    Directed byWes Anderson

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  • 6
    Angels in the Outfield
    54
    11

    Angels in the Outfield

    Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1994

    Directed byWilliam Dear

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  • 7
    The Color Purple
    58
    15

    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1985

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 8
    Predator 2
    58
    14

    Predator 2

    Gary Busey, Bill Paxton

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

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  • 9
    Witness
    55
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    Witness

    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Weir

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  • 10
    Lethal Weapon 2
    70
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    Lethal Weapon 2

    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 11
    Switchback
    57
    18

    Switchback

    Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid

    Released1997

    Directed byJeb Stuart

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  • 12
    Silverado
    51
    13

    Silverado

    Kevin Costner, John Cleese

    Released1985

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

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  • 13
    Honeydripper
    47
    10

    Honeydripper

    Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen

    Released2007

    Directed byJohn Sayles

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  • 14
    Operation Dumbo Drop
    66
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    Operation Dumbo Drop

    Ray Liotta, Danny Glover

    Released1995

    Directed bySimon Wincer

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    Lethal Weapon 3
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    Lethal Weapon 3

    Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 16
    Flight of the Intruder
    55
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    Flight of the Intruder

    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Milius

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  • 17
    Buffalo Soldiers
    47
    16

    Buffalo Soldiers

    Danny Glover, Clifton Powell

    Released1997

    Directed byCharles Haid

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  • 18
    Lonesome Dove
    42
    12

    Lonesome Dove

    Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott

    Released1989

    Directed bySimon Wincer

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  • 19
    A Rage in Harlem
    45
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    A Rage in Harlem

    Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover

    Released1991

    Directed byBill Duke

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  • 20
    Gone Fishin'
    35
    10

    Gone Fishin'

    Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci

    Released1997

    Directed byChristopher Cain

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  • 21
    Legendary
    30
    6

    Legendary

    John Cena, Danny Glover

    Released2010

    Directed byMel Damski

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  • 22
    Mandela
    34
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    Mandela

    Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard

    Released1987

    Directed byPhilip Saville

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  • 23
    Iceman
    40
    20

    Iceman

    Danny Glover, David Strathairn

    Released1984

    Directed byFred Schepisi

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  • 24
    To Sleep with Anger
    42
    23

    To Sleep with Anger

    Danny Glover, Richard Brooks

    Released1990

    Directed byCharles Burnett

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  • 25
    The Saint of Fort Washington
    32
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    The Saint of Fort Washington

    Matt Dillon, Danny Glover

    Released1993

    Directed byTim Hunter

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