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

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

Items here include everything from Dead Birds to Vanilla Sky.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Michael Shannon movies?" and "What are the greatest Michael Shannon roles of all time?"

Michael Bay and Joel Schumacher have both worked with Michael Shannon over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Take Shelter Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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Bug Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Willem Dafoe, Dave Bautista, Chloë Sevigny

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8 Mile Eminem, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy

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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michael Shannon Movies
Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner

19 9
Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Shannon Movies
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Shotgun Stories Michael Shannon, Natalie Canerday, Michael Abbott Jr.

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Revolutionary Road Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Mud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Shannon Movies
Mud Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Paulson

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The Runaways Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer

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World Trade Center Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

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Premium Rush Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez

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Vanilla Sky Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

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Cecil B. Demented Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith, Alicia Witt

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Jesus' Son Jack Black, Holly Hunter, Dennis Hopper

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The Missing Person Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan, Merritt Wever

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Dead Birds Michael Shannon, Isaiah Washington, Henry Thomas

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Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck

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Lucky You Robert Downey Jr., Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall

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Return Michael Shannon, Linda Cardellini, John Slattery

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Water Idina Menzel, Michael Shannon, Larry Pine

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Herbert White Michael Shannon

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High Crimes Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet

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The Woodsman Kevin Bacon, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick

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New Port South Melissa George, Michael Shannon, Gabriel Mann

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The Broken Tower James Franco, Michael Shannon, Dave Franco

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Bad Boys II Megan Fox, Will Smith, Dan Marino

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The Greatest Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan

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Blackbird Gillian Jacobs, Michael Shannon, Anthony Rapp

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Nightwatch Pierce Brosnan, Michael Shannon, Alexandra Paul

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Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon

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Kangaroo Jack Christopher Walken, Estella Warren, Michael Shannon

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Jonah Hex Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich

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13 Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, Emmanuelle Chriqui

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Grand Theft Parsons Christina Applegate, Michael Shannon, Johnny Knoxville