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The Best David Morse Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 543 votes 83 voters 8.8k views 48 items

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List of the best David Morse movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. David Morse'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 David Morse movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated David Morse movies will be at the top of the list. David Morse has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest David Morse movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining David Morse films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items include everything from Six Against the Rock to The Indian Runner.

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Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Frank Darabont

The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Bay

The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

Released: 1998

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

The Negotiator is a 1998 action thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. It takes place in Chicago and was released on July 29, 1998. The original ...more
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Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse

Released: 2006

Directed by: Richard Donner

16 Blocks is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Richard Donner. It stars Bruce Willis, Mos Def, and David Morse. The film unfolds in the real time narration method.
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Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis, Carrie-Anne Moss

Released: 2007

Directed by: D. J. Caruso

Disturbia is a 2007 American thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso. The film follows a teenager (Shia LaBeouf) who is placed on house arrest and begins to spy on his neighbors, thinking one of ...more

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Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse

Released: 2000

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Proof of Life is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford. The title refers to a phrase commonly used to indicate proof that a victim is still alive. The film's ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1995

Directed by: Sean Penn

The Crossing Guard is a 1995 independent thriller directed and written by American actor Sean Penn. It stars Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Robin Wright, and Anjelica Huston.
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St. Elsewhere: The Place to Be

Released: 2006

Directed by: Greg Carson

St. Elsewhere: The Place to Be is a 2006 short film directed by Greg Carson.
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Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Renny Harlin

The Long Kiss Goodnight is a 1996 action film directed and produced by Renny Harlin, written and produced by Shane Black and starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Anthony Hopkins, Alan Tudyk, Anton Yelchin

Released: 2001

Directed by: Scott Hicks

Hearts in Atlantis is a 2001 American/Australian drama thriller film directed by Scott Hicks and starring Anthony Hopkins. It is loosely adapted from Stephen King's novel.
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David Morse, Diana Scarwid, John Savage

Released: 1980

Directed by: Richard Donner

Inside Moves is a 1980 American drama film directed by Richard Donner. The film is based on the book of the same name by Todd Walton, with a script by then writing duo Valerie Curtin and Barry ...more
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Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1995

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1991

Directed by: Sean Penn

The Indian Runner is a 1991 crime drama film written and directed by Sean Penn. It is based on Bruce Springsteen's song, "Highway Patrolman".

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Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Released: 2013

Directed by: Marc Forster

This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the conflict in Iraq. The film was produced and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and the screenplay ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

Released: 1997

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the ...more

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Stephen King
The Langoliers is a miniseries consisting of 2 episodes of 2 hours each. It was directed and written by Tom Holland and based on the novella by Stephen King from the four part anthology book ...more

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Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf, Dakota Johnson

Released: 1999

Directed by: Antonio Banderas

Crazy in Alabama is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Antonio Banderas, written by Mark Childress, and starring Melanie Griffith as an abused wife who heads to California to become a movie ...more

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Anne Hathaway, David Morse, Dianne Wiest

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rodrigo GarcĂ­a

Passengers is 2008 American-Canadian thriller film starring Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson, and directed by Rodrigo García. It was released in the United States by TriStar Pictures on ...more

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Apted

Extreme Measures is a 1996 thriller film based on Michael Palmer's 1991 novel of the same name, dealing with the ethics of medical sacrifices.
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David Morse, Lloyd Bridges, Stephen Root

Released: 1989

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Cross of Fire is an American 1989 television miniseries based on the horrific rape and murder of Madge Oberholtzer by D. C. Stephenson, a highly successful leader of the Indiana branch of Ku ...more
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Collaborator David Morse, Olivia Williams, Katherine Helmond

Released: 2011

Directed by: Martin Donovan

Collaborator is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Martin Donovan. This film held its world premiere on July 4, 2011 at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
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Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Jeffrey Donovan

Released: 2000

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Bait is a 2000 film starring Jamie Foxx and David Morse. It was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film was a huge financial failure, costing Warner Bros. $51 million but only grossing approximately ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse

Released: 2011

Directed by: Patrick Lussier

Drive Angry is a 2011 American supernatural action film starring Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard, and directed by Patrick Lussier. It was released on February 25, 2011. Shot in 3-D, the film was ...more

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The Getaway Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, James Woods

Released: 1994

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

The Getaway is a 1994 thriller directed by Roger Donaldson. It is based on the Jim Thompson novel of the same name and is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. The film stars Alec Baldwin ...more

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