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The Best Sam Rockwell Movies

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of films like Moon and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

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    Moon

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore
    Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The...  more

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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko
    Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh....  more

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    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise
    The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted...  more

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    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts
    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of...  more

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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman
    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot...  more

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film...  more

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale
    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1999 romantic comedy fantasy film based on the play A Midsummer...  more

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    Lawn Dogs

    Angie Harmon, Mischa Barton
    Lawn Dogs is a 1997 fantasy-drama film directed by John Duigan and starring Mischa Barton and...  more
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    Matchstick Men

    Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell
    Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric...  more

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    Heist

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman
    This film is a 2001 film, written and directed by David Mamet, which stars Gene Hackman, Danny...  more
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    Made

    Sean Combs, Famke Janssen
    Made is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Favreau,...  more
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    In the Soup

    Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals
    In the Soup is a 1992 independent film comedy directed by Alexandre Rockwell. It stars Steve...  more
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    Everybody's Fine

    Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore
    Everybody's Fine is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Kirk Jones, and...  more
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    Basquiat

    David Bowie, Courtney Love
    Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by Julian Schnabel based on the life of American...  more
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    Frost/Nixon

    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell
    Frost/Nixon is a 2008 British-American historical drama film based on the 2006 play of the...  more

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    Snow Angels

    Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell
    Snow Angels is a 2007 drama film starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It was directed by...  more
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    This film is a 2007 American western drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik....  more

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    Better Living Through Chemistry

    Olivia Wilde, Jane Fonda
    Better Living Through Chemistry is an American comedy drama film directed and written by David...  more
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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow
    Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel...  more

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    Box of Moonlight

    Sam Rockwell, John Turturro
    Box of Moonlight is a 1996 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom DiCillo and...  more
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    Piccadilly Jim

    Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney
    Piccadilly Jim is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by John McKay....  more
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    Mr. Right

    Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick
    Mr. Right is a 2015 American romantic action comedy film directed by Paco Cabezas. A young...  more
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    Joshua

    Vera Farmiga, Sam Rockwell
    Joshua is a 2007 American psychological drama-thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan...  more
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    BigLove

    Emma Roberts, Sam Rockwell
    bigLove is a 2001 short film written and directed by Leif Tilden. It was first shown on...  more
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    Glory Daze

    Ben Affleck, Alyssa Milano
    Glory Daze is an independent film starring Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, French Stewart and...  more