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The Best Morgan Freeman Movies  

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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 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.

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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March of the Penguins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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High Crimes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet
This film 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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War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman
Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and Stanley ...more
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The Magic of Belle Isle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Brubaker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Going in Style is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Chain Reaction is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Hard Rain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Dolphin Tale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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London Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett
London Has Fallen is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi, It is a sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. After the UK Prime Minister dies, agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) ...more
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Lucy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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An Unfinished Life is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Last Vegas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Nurse Betty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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 and starts obsessively pursuing her ...more
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Dolphin Tale 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Teachers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Clean and Sober is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Street Smart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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The Big Bounce is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Moll Flanders is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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The Nutcracker and the Four Re... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on works by E.T.A. Hoffmann and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After being led by her ...more
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The Bonfire of the Vanities is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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