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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 Park III
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    Jurassic Park III

    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy

    Released2001

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Jurassic Park
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 3
    The Horse Whisperer
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    The Horse Whisperer

    Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Redford

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  • 4
    In the Mouth of Madness
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    In the Mouth of Madness

    Sam Neill, Julie Carmen

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    The Hunt for Red October
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    The Hunt for Red October

    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 6
    Bicentennial Man
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    Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams, Sam Neill

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 7
    Dean Spanley
    54
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    Dean Spanley

    Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill

    Released2008

    Directed byToa Fraser

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  • 8
    Omen III: The Final Conflict
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    Omen III: The Final Conflict

    Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi

    Released1981

    Directed byGraham Baker

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  • 9
    Sleeping Dogs
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    Sleeping Dogs

    Sam Neill, Warren Oates

    Released1977

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 10
    Enigma
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    Enigma

    Martin Sheen, Sam Neill

    Released1983

    Directed byJeannot Szwarc

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  • 11
    Doctor Zhivago
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    Doctor Zhivago

    Keira Knightley, Sam Neill

    Released2002

    Directed byGiacomo Campiotti

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  • 12
    The Jungle Book
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    The Jungle Book

    Lena Headey, John Cleese

    Released1994

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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  • 13
    Sirens
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    Sirens

    Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Duigan

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  • 14
    Death in Brunswick
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Restoration
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    Restoration

    Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

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  • 16
    The Hunter
    30
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    The Hunter

    Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill

    Released2011

    Directed byDaniel Nettheim

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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man
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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    Until the End of the World
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    Until the End of the World

    Tom Waits, William Hurt

    Released1991

    Directed byWim Wenders

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  • 19
    Snow White: A Tale of Terror
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    Snow White: A Tale of Terror

    Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill

    Released1997

    Directed byMichael Cohn

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  • 20
    Merlin
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    Merlin

    Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Barron

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  • 21
    Skin
    23
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    Skin

    Sam Neill, Sophie Okonedo

    Released2008

    Directed byAnthony Fabian

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  • 22
    Dead Calm
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 23
    The Zookeeper
    24
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    The Zookeeper

    Sam Neill, Om Puri

    Released2001

    Directed byRalph Ziman

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  • 24
    Attack Force Z
    24
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    Attack Force Z

    Mel Gibson, Sam Neill

    Released1982

    Directed byTim Burstall

    Attack Force Z is a 1982 Australian World War II film, directed by Tim Burstall. It is loosely... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Jurassic World
    19
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    Jurassic World

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt

    Released2015

    Directed byColin Trevorrow

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