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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 these top Morgan Freeman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Morgan Freeman 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 the greatest Morgan Freeman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Morgan Freeman films 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.

List contains films like Unforgiven and Seven.

"This list 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.

Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan are among those who have directed Morgan Freeman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Morgan Freeman your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Samuel L. Jackson and Denzel Washington films lists too.

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and ...more

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin ...more

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed, produced, and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the second part of Nolan's Batman film ...more

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Glory Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick Glory is a 1989 American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, ...more

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Driving Miss Daisy Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film adapted from the Alfred Uhry play of the same name. The film was directed by Bruce Beresford, with Morgan Freeman reprising his role as ...more

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman Unforgiven is a 1992 American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood with a screenplay written by David Webb Peoples. The film portrays William Munny, an aging outlaw and killer ...more

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars Christian Bale as Batman along with Michael ...more

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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Bruce Almighty Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman Bruce Almighty is a 2003 American religious comedy-drama film directed by Tom Shadyac, written by Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk and stars Jim Carrey as Bruce Nolan, a ...more

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The Bucket List is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Bucket List Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes The Bucket List is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner, produced by Reiner, Alan Greisman, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, written by Justin Zackham, and starring Jack Nicholson ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Dark Knight Rises Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan, and the story with David S. Goyer. Featuring the DC ...more

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Lean on Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Lean on Me Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor Lean on Me is a 1989 dramatized biographical film written by Michael Schiffer, directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Morgan Freeman. Lean on Me is loosely based on the story of Joe Louis ...more

The Greatest Characters Played by Morgan Freeman, Ranked

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will ...more

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Invictus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Invictus Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood "From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar ...more

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Along Came a Spider Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin Along Came a Spider is a 2001 American psychological thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori. It is a sequel to the 1997 film Kiss the Girls. The screenplay by Marc Moss was adapted from the 1993 ...more

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Red is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Red Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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Amistad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the ...more

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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Wanted Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy Wanted is a 2008 action film which is very loosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same name by Mark Millar. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and stars James McAvoy, Morgan ...more

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Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Outbreak Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston's non-fiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and ...more

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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Now You See Me Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson Now You See Me is a 2013 thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier and written by Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt .

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Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris Gone Baby Gone is a 2007 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Ben Affleck and starring his brother Casey Affleck. The screenplay by Ben Affleck and Aaron Stockard is based on the novel of ...more

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Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Evan Almighty Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce Almighty. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark ...more

27 Fun Facts You Didn't Know About Morgan Freeman

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Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Deep Impact Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, ...more

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The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Sum of All Fears Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. The motion picture, which is set in the Jack ...more

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War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Josh ...more

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March of the Penguins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
March of the Penguins Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling, Jules Sitruk March of the Penguins is a 2005 French nature documentary film directed and co-written by Luc Jacquet, and co-produced by Bonne Pioche and the National Geographic Society. The documentary ...more

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Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 crime mafia thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and ...more

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High Crimes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
High Crimes Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet High Crimes is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Carl Franklin and starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, reunited from the 1997 film Kiss the Girls. The screenplay by Yuri Zeltser and ...more

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Kiss the Girls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Kiss the Girls Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari Kiss the Girls is a 1997 American psychological thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Cary Elwes. The screenplay by David Klass is based on the ...more

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Brubaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Brubaker Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford Brubaker is a 1980 American prison drama film starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto and David Keith. The film, which was directed by Stuart Rosenberg, is a fictionalized account of a 1967 prison ...more

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Hard Rain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Hard Rain Morgan Freeman, Betty White, Minnie Driver Hard Rain is a 1998 American/British action thriller film, produced by Mark Gordon, written by Graham Yost and directed by former cinematographer turned director Mikael Salomon. It stars ...more

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Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Chain Reaction Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves Chain Reaction is a 1996 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, starring Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn and Brian Cox. It presents a fictional account ...more

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Going in Style is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Going in Style Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin Going in Style is a 2017 American heist comedy film directed by Zach Braff. It is remake based on the 1979 film of the same name and stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Joey King, ...more

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The Magic of Belle Isle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Magic of Belle Isle Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Kenan Thompson The Magic of Belle Isle is a 2012 drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Guy Thomas. The film's cast includes Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen.

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Dolphin Tale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Dolphin Tale Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and a book of the same name. It stars Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick, ...more

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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Lucy Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton Lucy is a 2014 English-language French science fiction action film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Silla for his company Europacorp. The film was shot in ...more

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London Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
London Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett London Has Fallen is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John. It is a ...more

The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

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Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 American action thriller film. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman, with Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole ...more

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An Unfinished Life is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
An Unfinished Life Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford An Unfinished Life is a 2005 drama film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, and based on the Mark Spragg novel of the same name. The film stars Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, and ...more

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Street Smart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Street Smart Morgan Freeman, Christopher Reeve, Mimi Rogers Street Smart is a 1987 American film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Christopher Reeve, Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker. It was shot in New York City and Montreal, Quebec.

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Last Vegas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Last Vegas Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas Last Vegas is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub, starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline. The film was released to theaters on November 1, ...more

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Clean and Sober is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Clean and Sober Morgan Freeman, Michael Keaton, M. Emmet Walsh Clean and Sober is a 1988 American drama film directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a real estate agent struggling with a substance abuse problem. This film was a ...more

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Teachers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Teachers Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte, Laura Dern Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, and Judd Hirsch, written by W. R. McKinney and directed by Arthur Hiller. The movie was ...more

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Nurse Betty is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Nurse Betty Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger Nurse Betty is a 2000 American black comedy film directed by Neil LaBute starring Renée Zellweger as a Kansas waitress who suffers a nervous breakdown after witnessing her husband's ...more

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Dolphin Tale 2 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Dolphin Tale 2 Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson Dolphin Tale 2 is a 2014 American family drama film written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and sequel to his 2011 film Dolphin Tale. Harry Connick, Jr., Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Cozi ...more

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The Big Bounce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Big Bounce Charlie Sheen, Morgan Freeman, Willie Nelson The Big Bounce is a 2004 comedy heist film starring Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen, Sara Foster and Morgan Freeman. It was directed by George Armitage and based on a novel of the same name by Elmore ...more

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The Bonfire of the Vanities is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
The Bonfire of the Vanities Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American comedy-drama film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe, originally serialized in Rolling Stone. A critical and ...more

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Moll Flanders is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Moll Flanders Morgan Freeman, Robin Wright, Stockard Channing Moll Flanders is a 1996 film starring Robin Wright and Morgan Freeman. The film was directed by Pen Densham. The original music score was composed by Mark Mancina. The film is based on the novel ...more

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Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Oblivion Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko Oblivion is a 2012 action and science fiction film written by Joseph Kosinski and William Monahan and directed by Joseph Kosinski.

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Just Getting Started is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Just Getting Started Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones, Rene Russo Just Getting Started is a 2017 American action comedy film directed by Ron Shelton. An ex-FBI agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program (Morgan Freeman) must ...more