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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
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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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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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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#30 of 74 The Best Action Movie Sequels #19 of 107 The Best Third Films In A Movie Serieslisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Old Man and the Gun
Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek
The Old Man and the Gun is a 2018 American crime film directed by David Lowery, based on the 2003 New Yorker article by David Grann. The true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his ...more
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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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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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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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Jumanji: The Next Level ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Danny Glover Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
Jumanji: The Next Level is a 2019 American fantasy adventure comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan and a sequel of the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and the third installment in the ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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