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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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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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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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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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Bicentennial Man is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant, Portia de Rossi
Sirens is a 1994 film, written and directed by John Duigan, and set in Australia. Sirens and Bitter Moon were the films that brought Hugh Grant to the attention of American audiences.

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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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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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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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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.