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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.

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
Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Frank Darabont

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
Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

Released: 1995

Directed by: David Fincher

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
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy

Released: 1989

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Driving Miss Daisy is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and written by Alfred Uhry, based on Uhry's play of the same name. The film stars Jessica Tandy, Morgan ...more

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

Released: 1992

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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 who takes on ...more

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Glory is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1989

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on ...more

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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Jim Carrey, Morgan Freeman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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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The Bucket List is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Lean on Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Tony Todd, Regina Taylor

Released: 1989

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

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

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin

Released: 2001

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

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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Robin Hood: Prince of Th... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

Released: 1991

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

This film 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 Scarlet, Mary ...more

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Red is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

Released: 2010

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

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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Now You See Me is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

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Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood

Released: 1998

Directed by: Mimi Leder

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Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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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Invictus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood

Released: 2009

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

"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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Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, James McAvoy

Released: 2008

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

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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Amistad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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 taken and managed ...more

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Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ben Affleck

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The Sum of All Fears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber

Released: 2002

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

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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March of the Penguins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Romane Bohringer, Charles Berling, Jules Sitruk

Released: 2005

Directed by: Luc Jacquet

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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