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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.

This list features Fever, A View from the Bridge and more.

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Steven Spielberg and Stephen Sommers have both worked with Sam Neill over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Sam Neill your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and John Hurt films lists too.

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Hayden Christensen, Charlton Heston, Sam Neill In the Mouth of Madness is a 1995 American Lovecraftian horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter and written by Michael De Luca. It stars Sam Neill, Julie Carmen, Jürgen Prochnow, ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernan and stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius ...more

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Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Williams. The film was directed by ...more

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Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more

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Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure monster film. It is the third installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and a sequel to the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic ...more

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Sam Neill, Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes My Brilliant Career is a 1979 Australian drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong and based on the novel of the same name by Miles Franklin. The film was released in Australia on 17 August 1979; ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Robert Redford The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented ...more

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Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel The Piano is a 1993 romantic drama film about a mute female piano player and her daughter. Set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier backwater on the west coast of New Zealand, ...more

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Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Lenka The Dish is a 2000 Australian film that tells a somewhat fictionalized story of the Parkes Observatory's role in relaying live television of man's first steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam Dean Spanley is a 2008 New Zealand and British comedy-drama film, with fantastic elements, from Miramax Films, Atlantic Film Group and General Film Corporation, directed by Fijian New Zealander ...more

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Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant, Portia de Rossi Sirens is a 1994 film, written and directed by John Duigan, and set in Australia between the two World Wars. Sirens, along with Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bitter Moon—all released in the ...more

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Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio Jurassic World is an upcoming 2015 American science fiction adventure film directed by Colin Trevorrow. It is the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. The screenplay was ...more

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Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hugh Bonneville Doctor Zhivago is a 2002 British television miniseries directed by Giacomo Campiotti and starring Hans Matheson, Keira Knightley and Sam Neill. The teleplay by Andrew Davies is based on the 1957 ...more

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Bicentennial Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Oliver Platt Bicentennial Man is a 1999 American science fiction family comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams. Based on the novel The Positronic Man, co-written by Isaac Asimov and Robert Silverberg, ...more

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Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Mason Adams Omen III: The Final Conflict is a 1981 American horror film directed by Graham Baker. It is the third installment in The Omen series. Starring Sam Neill, Lisa Harrow and Rossano Brazzi, the film ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor The Hunter is a 2011 drama film written by Alice Addison and directed by Daniel Nettheim based on the novel by Julia Leigh.

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Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi Enigma is a 1983 Anglo-American drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, and Kevin McNally. Based on Michael Barak's novel The Enigma, the ...more

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Lena Headey, John Cleese, Sam Neill Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is a 1994 American adventure film co-written and directed by Stephen Sommers, based on the Mowgli stories in The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book by ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan, Ian McKellen Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars Robert Downey, Jr. as a 17th-century medical student exploited by a debauched king. The film is based ...more

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Tom Waits, William Hurt, Sam Neill Until the End of the World is a 1991 drama science fiction film by the German film director Wim Wenders; the screenplay was written by Wenders and Peter Carey, from a story by Wenders and ...more

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Sam Neill, Olivia Hussey, John Rhys-Davies Ivanhoe is a 1982 television film adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's novel of the same name. The film was directed by Douglas Camfield, with a screenplay written by John Gay. The film depicts the ...more

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Sam Neill, Diahann Carroll, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Sally Hemings: An American Scandal is a 2000 film written by Tina Andrews and directed by Charles Haid.

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Sam Neill, John Clarke, Zoe Carides Death in Brunswick is an acclaimed 1990 black comedy/romance starring Sam Neill, Zoe Carides and John Clarke. It is based on the 1987 comic novel of the same name by Boyd Oxlade.

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Sam Neill, Sophie Okonedo, Alice Krige Skin is a British-South African 2008 biographical film – based on the book When She Was White: The True Story of a Family Divided by Race by Judith Stone – directed by Anthony Fabian, about ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Monica Keena Snow White: A Tale of Terror is a 1997 American fantasy and horror television film based on the "Snow White" fairy tale. Also known as Snow White in the Black Forest, it was directed ...more

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Sam Neill, Warren Oates, Ian Mune Sleeping Dogs is a 1977 film based on the book Smith's Dream by C. K. Stead, and is the first feature film by director Roger Donaldson. Featuring Sam Neill, Clyde Scott and Warren Oates it is ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill Daybreakers is a 2009 science-fiction thriller film written and directed by Australian filmmakers Michael and Peter Spierig. The film takes place in a futuristic world overrun by vampires. A ...more

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The Zookeeper Sam Neill, Om Puri, Ulrich Thomsen

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Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Patricia Heaton Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a 1992 film directed by John Carpenter and released by Warner Bros., with many scenes taking place in and around San Francisco. The film is loosely based on a 1987 ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy, Paul Bettany Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a washed-up tennis pro named Peter Colt and an up-and-coming tennis star named Lizzie Bradbury during ...more

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Sam Neill, Joel Tobeck, Rachael Blake Perfect Strangers is a 2003 New Zealand film directed by Gaylene Preston and starring Sam Neill and Rachael Blake.

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Kate Beckinsale, Sam Neill One Against the Wind is a 1991 biographical film written by Chris Bryant and directed by Larry Elikann.

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Sam Neill, Joan Allen, Shirley Henderson Yes is a 2004 film written and directed by Sally Potter. It stars Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Samantha Bond, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Stephanie Leonidas, and Sheila Hancock. ...more

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Anjelica Huston, Kyra Sedgwick, Sam Neill Family Pictures is a 1993 American made-for-television drama film based on the novel of the same name by Sue Miller. It was directed by Philip Saville and stars Anjelica Huston, Sam Neill, Kyra ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill Little Fish is a 2005 Australian film directed by Rowan Woods and written by Jacquelin Perske. It was filmed in and around Sydney, in Cabramatta and in Fairfield. The film was developed and ...more

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Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood Attack Force Z is a 1982 Australian World War II film, directed by Tim Burstall. It is loosely based on an actual event that took place during World War II, and was shot in Taiwan in 1980. It ...more

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Naomi Watts, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill For Love Alone is a 1986 Australian film directed by Stephen Wallace and starring Helen Buday, Hugo Weaving and Sam Neill. The screenplay was written by Wallace, based on the 1945 novel of the ...more

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Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Charles Dance Evil Angels, released as A Cry in the Dark outside of Australia and New Zealand, is a 1988 Australian film directed by Fred Schepisi. The screenplay by Schepisi and Robert Caswell is based on ...more

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Michael Fassbender, Sam Neill, Charlotte Rampling Angel, also known as the Real Life of Angel Deverell, is a 2007 British film based on the novel of the same name by Elizabeth Taylor, about the life of a fiery and passionate young writer. The ...more

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Hostage Sam Neill, Talisa Soto Hostage is a 1992 action drama film written by Ted Allbeury and Arthur Hopcraft and directed by Robert Young.

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From a Far Country Sam Neill, Daniel Olbrychski, Maurice Denham From a Far Country is a 1981 biographical film directed by Krzysztof Zanussi.

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John Goodman, Toni Collette, Sam Worthington Dirty Deeds is a 2002 film shot in Australia. It was directed by noted fringe director David Caesar and stars Bryan Brown, Toni Collette, Sam Neill, Sam Worthington and John Goodman and produced ...more

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Sam Neill, Vivian Wu, John Lone Shadow of China is a 1990 drama film directed by Mitsuo Yanagimachi.

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Helen Mirren, John Cleese, Hugo Weaving Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a 2010 American-Australian computer-animated epic fantasy-adventure film based on the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky. Zack Snyder ...more

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Memoirs of an Invisible Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sam Neill Movies
Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a book by H. F. Saint.

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Leap of Faith Sam Neill, Anne Archer Leap of Faith is a film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal released on Oct 6, 1988.

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Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Sinéad Cusack My Mother Frank is a multi-award-winning Australian film released in 2000.

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Peter O'Toole, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Neill Molokai: The Story of Father Damien is a 1999 biographical film of Father Damien, a Belgian priest working at the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.