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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.

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    Moon

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released2009

    Directed byDuncan Jones

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  • Seven Psychopaths2
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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2012

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

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  • The Green Mile3
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    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank Darabont

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  • Frost/Nixon4
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    Frost/Nixon

    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

    Released2008

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind5
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    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2002

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

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  • Galaxy Quest6
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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  • Lawn Dogs7
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    Lawn Dogs

    Angie Harmon, Mischa Barton

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Duigan

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  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy8
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    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia
  • Matchstick Men9
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    Matchstick Men

    Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell

    Released2003

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream10
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

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  • Safe Men11
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    Safe Men

    Paul Giamatti, Mark Ruffalo

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Hamburg

    Safe Men is a 1998 film written and directed by John Hamburg. The crime-comedy starred Sam... more on Wikipedia
  • Conviction12
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    Conviction

    Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis

    Released2010

    Directed byTony Goldwyn

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  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford13

    Released2007

    Directed byAndrew Dominik

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  • Heist14
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    Heist

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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  • Everybody's Fine15
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    Everybody's Fine

    Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore

    Directed byKirk Jones

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  • Better Living Through Chemistry16
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    Better Living Through Chemistry

    Olivia Wilde, Jane Fonda

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Posamentier, Geoff Moore

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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2010

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • Box of Moonlight18
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    Box of Moonlight

    Sam Rockwell, John Turturro

    Released1996

    Directed byTom DiCillo

    Box of Moonlight is a 1996 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom DiCillo and... more on Wikipedia
  • Snow Angels19
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    Snow Angels

    Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Gordon Green

    Snow Angels is a 2007 drama film starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It was directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Winning Season20
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    The Winning Season

    Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara

    Released2009

    Directed byJames C. Strouse

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  • Mr. Right21
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    Mr. Right

    Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick

    Released2015

    Directed byPaco Cabezas

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles22
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell

    Released1990

    Directed bySteve Barron

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  • Piccadilly Jim23
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    Piccadilly Jim

    Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn McKay

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  • Joshua24
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    Joshua

    Vera Farmiga, Sam Rockwell

    Released2007

    Directed byGeorge Ratliff

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  • Glory Daze25
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    Glory Daze

    Ben Affleck, Alyssa Milano

    Released1996

    Directed byRich Wilkes

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