Entertainment Morgan Freeman Mystery Roles

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List of Mystery movies/films with performances by Morgan Freeman, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Morgan Freeman Mystery roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Morgan Freeman Mystery movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Morgan Freeman has become known for playing characters in Mystery movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

With movies ranging from Seven to Amistad, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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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 novel of the same title by James Patterson, but many of the key plot elements of the book were eliminated. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Monica Potter, Anton Yelchin, Penelope Ann Miller, Michael Moriarty, + more

Released: 2001

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

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#21 on Best Kidnapping Movies & Hostage Movies of All Time, Ranked

#12 on The Best Thriller Movies with a Kidnapping

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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 to gain control of their captors' ship off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture by a U.S. revenue cutter. The case was ultimately resolved by the United States Supreme Court in 1841. Morgan Freeman, Nigel Hawthorne, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, and Matthew McConaughey had starring roles. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin, Anthony Hopkins, Chiwetel Ejiofor, + more

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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#61 on List of Black Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

#23 on The Best Movies of 1997

#65 on The Best Movies Based on True Stories

#21 on The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

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Edison, is a 2005 American thriller film written and directed by David J. Burke, and stars Morgan Freeman, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake and Kevin Spacey. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, LL Cool J, Roselyn Sánchez, + more

Released: 2005

Directed by: David J. Burke

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Eyewitness is a 1981 thriller film about a television news reporter and a janitor who team up to solve a murder. The film was directed by Peter Yates, written by Steve Tesich and stars William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, and Christopher Plummer. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Morgan Freeman, Sigourney Weaver, James Woods, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, + more

Released: 1981

Directed by: Peter Yates

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#68 on The Best Movies of 1981

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