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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?"

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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Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

Released: 1987

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Donner

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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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

Released: 1989

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 1985

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jeb Stuart

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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Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Dear

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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Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

Released: 1985

Directed by: Peter Weir

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Gary Busey, Bill Paxton, Danny Glover

Released: 1990

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

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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Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard Donner

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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Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

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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Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott, Robert Duvall

Released: 1989

Directed by: Simon Wincer

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Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

Released: 2007

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

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Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

Released: 1997

Directed by: Christopher Cain

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Sally Field, John Malkovich, Ed Harris

Released: 1984

Directed by: Robert Benton

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Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

Released: 2006

Directed by: Bill Condon

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Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

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Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Eric Darnell

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Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton

Released: 2009

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

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Martin Short, Danny Glover, Harry Shearer

Released: 1991

Directed by: Nadia Tass

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Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

Released: 1988

Directed by: Peter Markle

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Zoe Saldana, Chris Rock, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2010

Directed by: Neil LaBute

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Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary

Released: 1995

Directed by: Simon Wincer

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Oprah Winfrey, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen, Danny Glover

Released: 2006

Directed by: Brian Robbins

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