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The Best Sam Neill Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 1.7k votes 346 voters 31.2k views73 items

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    In the Mouth of Madness is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Event Horizon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Event Horizon

    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was... more on Wikipedia

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    Merlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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

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    Jurassic Park III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Jurassic Park III

    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy

    Released2001

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure monster film. It is the third... more on Wikipedia

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    The Piano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    The Piano

    Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter

    Released1993

    Directed byJane Campion

    The Piano is a 1993 romantic drama film about a mute female piano player and her daughter. Set... more on Wikipedia

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    My Brilliant Career is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    My Brilliant Career

    Sam Neill, Judy Davis

    Released1979

    Directed byGillian Armstrong

    My Brilliant Career is a 1979 Australian drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong and based on... more on Wikipedia
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    The Dish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    The Dish

    Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton

    Released2000

    Directed byRob Sitch

    The Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells a somewhat fictionalized story of the Parkes... more on Wikipedia

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    The Horse Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    The Horse Whisperer

    Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Redford

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    Bicentennial Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Bicentennial Man

    Robin Williams, Sam Neill

    Released1999

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    Dean Spanley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Omen III: The Final Conflict is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Omen III: The Final Conflict

    Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi

    Released1981

    Directed byGraham Baker

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    Jurassic World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Jurassic World

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt

    Released2015

    Directed byColin Trevorrow

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    Sirens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Enigma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Ivanhoe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Restoration is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Restoration

    Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

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    Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Sally Hemings: An American Sca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Sally Hemings: An American Scandal

    Sam Neill, Diahann Carroll

    Released2000

    Directed byCharles Haid

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    The Jungle Book is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    The Jungle Book

    Lena Headey, John Cleese

    Released1994

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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    Perfect Strangers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Perfect Strangers

    Sam Neill, Joel Tobeck

    Released2004

    Directed byGaylene Preston

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    The Hunter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    The Hunter

    Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill

    Released2011

    Directed byDaniel Nettheim

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    Sleeping Dogs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
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    Sleeping Dogs

    Sam Neill, Warren Oates

    Released1977

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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