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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?"

Steven Spielberg and Roland Emmerich have both worked with Danny Glover over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Danny Glover have also been known to enjoy films starring Laurence Fishburne and Cuba Gooding, Jr..

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Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover as a mismatched pair of L.A.P.D. detectives and stars Mitchell Ryan and ...more

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Lethal Weapon 2 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Derrick O'Connor and Joss Ackland. It is a ...more

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Lethal Weapon 3 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. It is the ...more

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The Color Purple Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more

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Lonesome Dove Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott, Robert Duvall Lonesome Dove is a 1989 American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by Simon Wincer. It is a four part adaptation of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by ...more

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Angels in the Outfield Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more

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Silverado Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay was written by Kasdan and his brother Mark. It features an ensemble cast, including Kevin ...more

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Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. The screenplay by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, and Earl W. Wallace focuses on a ...more

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Predator 2 Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John Thomas, directed by Stephen Hopkins, and starring Danny Glover and Kevin Peter Hall. The film is a sequel ...more

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Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is the ...more

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Switchback Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover Switchback is a 1997 western thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted Levine, William Fichtner and R. Lee Ermey, set in Amarillo, Texas and moving through New Mexico & ...more

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Shooter Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, ...more

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The Rainmaker Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by John Grisham. Danny DeVito, Danny ...more

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Places in the Heart Sally Field, John Malkovich, Ed Harris Places in the Heart is a 1984 American drama film written and directed by Robert Benton about a U.S. Depression-era Texas widow who tries to save the family farm with the help of a blind white ...more

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Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical drama film, directed by Bill Condon and jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. The film debuted in three special road ...more

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Gone Fishin' Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover Gone Fishin '​ is a 1997 American comedy film starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover as two bumbling fishing enthusiasts. Nick Brimble, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield, and Willie Nelson co-star. ...more

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Antz Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more

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Bat*21 Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed Bat*21 is a 1988 war film directed by Peter Markle, and adapted from the book by William C.. Anderson, novelist and retired United States Air Force colonel. Set during the Vietnam War, the film ...more

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2012 Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton 2012 is a 2009 American science fiction disaster adventure film directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, ...more

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Beloved Oprah Winfrey, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover Beloved is a 1998 American horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton. The ...more

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Pure Luck Martin Short, Danny Glover, Harry Shearer Pure Luck is a 1991 American comedy film starring Martin Short and Danny Glover. It is remake of the popular French comedy film La Chèvre.

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The Prince of Egypt Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more

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Flight of the Intruder Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover Flight of the Intruder is a 1991 film directed by John Milius, based on the novel of the same name by former Grumman A-6 Intruder pilot Stephen Coonts. The film stars Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe ...more

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A Rage in Harlem Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Robin Givens A Rage in Harlem is a 1991 American film starring Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Badja Djola, Robin Givens and Gregory Hines and loosely based on Chester Himes' novel of the same name.

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Missing in America Linda Hamilton, Ron Perlman, Danny Glover Missing in America is a 2005 drama film, directed, produced, and written by Gabrielle Savage Dockterman. It is based on a story by Ken Miller, a former Green Beret who was a helicopter pilot in ...more

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Honeydripper Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen, Charles S. Dutton Honeydripper is a 2007 American musical drama film written and directed by John Sayles.

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The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, ...more

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Buffalo Soldiers Danny Glover, Clifton Powell, Bob Gunton Buffalo Soldiers is a 1997 TNT television film starring Danny Glover, Mykelti Williamson, Tom Bower, Timothy Busfield, Clifton Powell, and Bob Gunton. It features the Buffalo Soldiers, black ...more

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Operation Dumbo Drop Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 American war comedy film directed by Simon Wincer that explores war, politics, and animal welfare. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Gene ...more

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The Shaggy Dog Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen, Danny Glover The Shaggy Dog is a 2006 comedy film by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the second remake of the 1959 film of the same name, which was first remade as a television film in 1994. Both the 1959 and ...more

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Death at a Funeral Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage Death at a Funeral is a 2010 comedy film written by Aeysha Carr and Chris Rock and directed by Neil LaBute.

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To Sleep with Anger Danny Glover, Richard Brooks, Vonetta McGee To Sleep with Anger is a 1990 drama film directed and written by Charles Burnett.

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The Saint of Fort Washington Matt Dillon, Danny Glover, Ving Rhames The Saint of Fort Washington is a 1993 drama film directed by Tim Hunter.

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's directorial debut. In the film, Adam (Whannell) and Lawrence (Cary Elwes) awaken chained in a large ...more

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Grand Canyon Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Mary-Louise Parker Grand Canyon is a 1991 American drama film directed and produced by Lawrence Kasdan, and written by Kasdan with his wife Meg. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about random events ...more

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Good Fences Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson Good Fences, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Ryan Michelle Bathe Ashley Archer and Mo'Nique, is a made-for-TV movie that debuted in 2003. It is about the stresses of prejudice on an ...more

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The Exonerated Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy The Exonerated is a made-for-cable television film that dramatizes the true stories of six people who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and other offenses, placed on death row, and later ...more

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Night Train Leelee Sobieski, Danny Glover, Steve Zahn Night Train is a 2009 mystery-thriller film produced by Rifkin-Eberts Productions and stars Danny Glover, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn, and Matthias Schweighöfer. It pays homage to a variety ...more

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A Raisin in the Sun Danny Glover, Esther Rolle, Helen Martin A Raisin In The Sun is a TV program.

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Barnyard Courteney Cox, Andie MacDowell, Wanda Sykes Barnyard is a 2006 American computer-animated family comedy film, produced by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, directed by Steve Oedekerk, and produced by Steve Oedekerk and Paul ...more

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Be Kind Rewind Sigourney Weaver, Jack Black, Mos Def Be Kind Rewind is a 2008 comedy-drama film from New Line Cinema, written and directed by Michel Gondry and starring Jack Black, Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Danny Glover and Mia Farrow. The film first ...more

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Blindness Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh Blindness is a 2008 Canadian film in English. It is an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by Portuguese author José Saramago about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. ...more

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Iceman Danny Glover, David Strathairn, Timothy Hutton Iceman is a 1984 science fiction film from Universal Studios. The screenplay was written by John Drimmer and Chip Proser, and was directed by Fred Schepisi. The cast included John Lone, Timothy ...more

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Manderlay Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard, Lauren Bacall Manderlay is a 2005 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier and the second part of von Trier's projected USA – Land of Opportunities trilogy. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard, who ...more

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The Cookout Farrah Fawcett, Queen Latifah, Meagan Good The Cookout is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Lance Rivera. It is co-written by and features Queen Latifah, and is also the feature film debut for her mother Rita Owens. This was the last film ...more

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Mandela Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard, Julian Glover Mandela is a 1987 HBO television film directed by Philip Saville. The film stars Danny Glover as Nelson Mandela and Alfre Woodard as his wife Winnie.

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Earthsea Kristin Kreuk, Isabella Rossellini, Danny Glover Legend of Earthsea is a two-night television miniseries adaptation of the "Earthsea" novels by Ursula K. Le Guin. It premiered on the Sci-Fi Channel in December 2004.

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Legendary John Cena, Danny Glover, Patricia Clarkson Legendary is a 2010 drama film directed by Mel Damski. The film stars Devon Graye as a high school wrestler, in a cast that features John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover, Madeleine Martin, ...more

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3 A.M. Michelle Rodriguez, Pam Grier, Danny Glover 3 A.M. is the first film directed by Lee Davis, a protégé of Spike Lee. It was also written by Lee Davis and stars Danny Glover, Sergej Trifunovic, and Michelle Rodriguez. The film ...more

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Freedom Song Danny Glover, Loretta Devine, David Strathairn Freedom Song is a made-for-TV film based on true stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1960s. It tells the story of the struggle of African Americans to register to vote in ...more