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The Best Morgan Freeman Movies

Updated February 7, 2020 11.2k votes 2.1k voters 129.5k views55 items

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Here is a list of the best Morgan Freeman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Morgan Freeman's voice has become as recognizable as his face to many movie fans, as he has provided narration in such classic films as The Shawshank Redemption and March of the Penguins. Morgan Freeman's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Morgan Freeman movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list. Morgan Freeman has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what his greatest movie of all time is... so if you and a friend are arguing about this, then use this list to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list contains films like Unforgiven and Seven and answers the questions, "What are the best Morgan Freeman movies?" and "What are the greatest Morgan Freeman roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Freeman's award-winning performances, you might also enjoy our list of best Clint Eastwood movies and best Tim Robbins movies.

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  • The Shawshank Redemption1
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    The Shawshank Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth

    Released1994

    Directed byFrank Darabont

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  • Seven2
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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released1995

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • The Dark Knight3
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more

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  • Driving Miss Daisy4
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    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and...  more
  • Glory5
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    Glory

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington

    Released1989

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick,...  more
  • Unforgiven6
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    Unforgiven

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released1992

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a...  more
  • Million Dollar Baby7
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    Million Dollar Baby

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released2004

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by...  more

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  • Lean on Me8
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    Lean on Me

    Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by...  more

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  • Bruce Almighty9
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    Bruce Almighty

    Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey

    Released2003

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written...  more

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  • The Bucket List10
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    The Bucket List

    Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by...  more

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  • Along Came a Spider11
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    Along Came a Spider

    Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter

    Released2001

    Directed byLee Tamahori

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  • Batman Begins12
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • The Dark Knight Rises13
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves14
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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  • Red15
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    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more
  • Now You See Me16
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    Now You See Me

    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher

    Released2013

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

    Now You See Me is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier. An F.B.I. Agent...  more

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  • Outbreak17
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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

    Released1995

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on...  more

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  • Invictus18
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    Invictus

    Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon

    Released2009

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    "From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela...  more

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  • Evan Almighty19
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    Evan Almighty

    Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce...  more

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  • The Sum of All Fears20
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    The Sum of All Fears

    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman

    Released2002

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

    The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden...  more

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  • Amistad21
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    Amistad

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey

    Released1997

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Wanted22
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    Wanted

    Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman

    Released2008

    Directed byTimur Bekmambetov

    Wanted is a 2008 action film which is very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the...  more

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  • March of the Penguins23
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    March of the Penguins

    Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling

    Released2005

    Directed byLuc Jacquet

    March of the Penguins is a 2005 French nature documentary film directed and co-written by Luc...  more

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  • War of the Worlds24
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    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation...  more

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  • Teachers25
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    Teachers

    Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte

    Released1984

    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams,...  more

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