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The Best Sam Neill Movies

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List of the best Sam Neill movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sam Neill'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 Sam Neill movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sam Neill movies will be at the top of the list. Sam Neill has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sam Neill movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sam Neill films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Sam Neill role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Sam Neill performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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  • Jurassic Park1
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Merlin2
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    Merlin

    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Barron

    Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the...  more

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  • The Horse Whisperer3
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    The Horse Whisperer

    Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford,...  more

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  • The Hunt for Red October4
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    The Hunt for Red October

    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American submarine spy-thriller film directed by John...  more

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  • Bicentennial Man5
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    Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams, Sam Neill

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American science fiction family comedy-drama film starring Robin...  more

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  • Dean Spanley6
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    Dean Spanley

    Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill

    Released2008

    Directed byToa Fraser

    Dean Spanley is a 2008 New Zealand and British comedy-drama film, with fantastic elements,...  more
  • Jurassic World7
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    Jurassic World

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt

    Released2015

    Directed byColin Trevorrow

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  • In the Mouth of Madness8
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    In the Mouth of Madness

    Sam Neill, Julie Carmen

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    In the Mouth of Madness is a 1995 American Lovecraftian horror film directed and scored by...  more

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  • Enigma9
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    Enigma

    Martin Sheen, Sam Neill

    Released1983

    Directed byJeannot Szwarc

    Enigma is a 1983 Anglo-American drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Martin...  more
  • Ivanhoe10
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    Ivanhoe

    Sam Neill, Olivia Hussey

    Released1982

    Directed byDouglas Camfield

    Ivanhoe is a 1982 television film adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's novel of the same name. The...  more
  • Sirens11
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    Sirens

    Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Duigan

    Sirens is a 1994 film, written and directed by John Duigan, and set in Australia. Sirens and...  more

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  • Restoration12
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    Restoration

    Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

    Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars...  more
  • Perfect Strangers13
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    Perfect Strangers

    Sam Neill, Joel Tobeck

    Released2004

    Directed byGaylene Preston

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  • Sally Hemings: An American Scandal14
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    Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

    Sam Neill, Diahann Carroll

    Released2000

    Directed byCharles Haid

    Sally Hemings: An American Scandal is a 2000 film written by Tina Andrews and directed by...  more
  • The Jungle Book15
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    The Jungle Book

    Lena Headey, John Cleese

    Released1994

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is a 1994 American adventure film co-written and directed by...  more
  • Doctor Zhivago16
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    Doctor Zhivago

    Keira Knightley, Sam Neill

    Released2002

    Directed byGiacomo Campiotti

    Doctor Zhivago is a 2002 British television miniseries directed by Giacomo Campiotti and...  more
  • The Hunter17
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    The Hunter

    Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill

    Released2011

    Directed byDaniel Nettheim

    The Hunter is a 2011 drama film written by Alice Addison and directed by Daniel Nettheim based...  more

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  • Sleeping Dogs18
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    Sleeping Dogs

    Sam Neill, Warren Oates

    Released1977

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    Sleeping Dogs is a 1977 film based on the book Smith's Dream by C. K. Stead, and is the first...  more
  • Until the End of the World19
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    Until the End of the World

    Tom Waits, William Hurt

    Released1991

    Directed byWim Wenders

    Until the End of the World is a 1991 drama science fiction film by the German film director...  more
  • One Against the Wind20
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    One Against the Wind

    Kate Beckinsale, Sam Neill

    Released1991

    Directed byLarry Elikann

    One Against the Wind is a 1991 biographical film written by Chris Bryant and directed by Larry...  more
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror21
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    Snow White: A Tale of Terror

    Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill

    Released1997

    Directed byMichael Cohn

    Snow White: A Tale of Terror is a 1997 American fantasy and horror television film based on...  more
  • Death in Brunswick22
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    Death in Brunswick

    Sam Neill, John Clarke

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Ruane

    Death in Brunswick is an acclaimed 1990 black comedy/romance starring Sam Neill, Zoe Carides...  more
  • Dead Calm23
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    Dead Calm

    Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill

    Released1989

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane....  more
  • Skin24
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    Skin

    Sam Neill, Sophie Okonedo

    Released2008

    Directed byAnthony Fabian

    Skin is a British-South African 2008 biographical film – based on the book When She Was White:...  more
  • Daybreakers25
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    Daybreakers

    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Spierig, Peter Spierig

    Daybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Australian...  more

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