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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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The Shawshank Redemption... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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
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
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger
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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Glory is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick
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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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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 who takes on ...more

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Jessica Tandy
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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Bruce Almighty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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) 9 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
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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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman
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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Robin Hood: Prince of Th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner
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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The Bucket List is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Invictus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Lean on Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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
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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Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Wanted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Amistad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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 taken and managed ...more

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Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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) 21 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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Evan Almighty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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
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Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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
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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Kiss the Girls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Morgan Freeman Movies
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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