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The Best David Morse Movies

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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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  • 1

    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery
    53
    7

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael 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 stars...  more
  • 2

    The Negotiator

    Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson
    47
    2

    Released1998

    Directed byF. 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 music...  more
  • 3

    16 Blocks

    Bruce Willis, Mos Def
    47
    2

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard 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....  more
  • 4

    Disturbia

    Shia LaBeouf, Viola Davis
    45
    5

    Released2007

    Directed byD. 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 them...  more
  • 5

    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise
    41
    4

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank 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 Tom...  more
  • 6

    The Long Kiss Goodnight

    Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis
    31
    2

    Released1996

    Directed byRenny 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....  more
  • 7

    St. Elsewhere: The Place to Be

    29
    3
    St. Elsewhere: The Place to Be is a 2006 short film directed by Greg Carson....
  • 8

    Hearts in Atlantis

    Anthony Hopkins, Alan Tudyk
    27
    2

    Released2001

    Directed byScott 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....  more
  • 9

    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster
    28
    5

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert 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 story...  more
  • 10

    The Langoliers

    Stephen King
    28
    5
    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 Four...  more
  • 11

    The Hurt Locker

    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes
    26
    3

    Released2009

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    The Hurt Locker is a 2009 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 was...  more
  • 12

    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis
    26
    4

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry 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 Willis, Madeleine...  more
  • 13

    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox
    24
    3

    Released2013

    Directed byMarc 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 Carnahan...  more
  • 14

    Inside Moves

    David Morse, Diana Scarwid
    23
    2

    Released1980

    Directed byRichard 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
  • 15

    The Indian Runner

    Viggo Mortensen, Patricia Arquette
    23
    3

    Released1991

    Directed bySean 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"....  more
  • 16

    Crazy in Alabama

    Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf
    19
    2

    Released1999

    Directed byAntonio 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 star...  more
  • 17

    Passengers

    Anne Hathaway, David Morse
    19
    2

    Released2008

    Directed byRodrigo García

    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 October 24,...  more
  • 18

    The Getaway

    Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger
    16
    3

    Released1994

    Directed byRoger 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 and...  more
  • 19

    Extreme Measures

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant
    15
    2

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael 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....  more
  • 20

    Collaborator

    David Morse, Olivia Williams
    15
    2

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin 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....  more
  • 21

    Bait

    Jamie Foxx, David Morse
    14
    2

    Released2000

    Directed byAntoine 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 $15...  more
  • 22

    Cross of Fire

    David Morse, Lloyd Bridges
    14
    2

    Released1989

    Directed byPaul 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 Klux...  more
  • 23

    Drive Angry

    Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard
    14
    2

    Released2011

    Directed byPatrick 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 met...  more
  • 24

    Dreamer

    Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell
    15
    3

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Gatins

    Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah's Storm. The film was written and...  more
  • 25

    The Good Son

    Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood
    15
    3

    Released1993

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    The Good Son is a 1993 American psychological thriller film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by English novelist Ian McEwan. The film stars Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood....  more