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The Best Morgan Freeman Movies

Updated February 7, 2020 10.3k votes 2.1k voters 130.5k 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 Redemption

    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth
    The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont...  more

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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow
    Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars...  more

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    The Dark Knight

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

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    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd
    Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and...  more

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    Unforgiven

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman
    Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a...  more

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    Glory

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington
    Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick,...  more

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    Million Dollar Baby

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

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    #66 of 1,184 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#22 of 172 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made

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    Bruce Almighty

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

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    The Bucket List

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

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    Lean on Me

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

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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more

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    Lucky Number Slevin

    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu
    Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul...  more

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    Along Came a Spider

    Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter
    Along Came a Spider is a 2001 American psychological thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori....  more

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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC...  more

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    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more

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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery
    This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars...  more

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    Now You See Me

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

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    Deep Impact

    Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall
    Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written...  more

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    #3 of 318 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#135 of 197 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

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    Invictus

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

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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey
    Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on...  more

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    The Sum of All Fears

    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman
    The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden...  more

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    Evan Almighty

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

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    #129 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#51 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

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    Wanted

    Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman
    Wanted is a 2008 action film which is very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the...  more

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    Amistad

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey
    Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story...  more

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    Kiss the Girls

    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd
    Kiss the Girls is a 1997 American psychological thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and...  more

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