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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sam Rockwell movies?" and "What are the greatest Sam Rockwell roles of all time?"

Sam Rockwell has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ron Howard and Joseph McGinty Nichol. Movie fans who love Sam Rockwell have also been known to enjoy films starring Mickey Rourke and Timothy Olyphant.

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Moon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore, Kaya Scodelario

Released: 2009

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The film follows Sam Bell, a man who experiences a personal crisis as he nears the end of a three-year ...more

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Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

Released: 2012

Directed by: Martin McDonagh

Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh.

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Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Frank Darabont

The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2002

Directed by: George Clooney

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have also been an agent for the ...more

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Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Angie Harmon, Mischa Barton, Sam Rockwell

Released: 1997

Directed by: John Duigan

Lawn Dogs is a 1997 fantasy-drama film directed by John Duigan and starring Mischa Barton and Sam Rockwell. The film tells the story of a precocious young girl from a gated community who ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Bruce McGill

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric Garcia's 2002 novel of the same name, the film stars Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell, and Alison Lohman.

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Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

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Olivia Wilde, Jane Fonda, Judi Dench

Released: 2014

Directed by: David Posamentier, Geoff Moore

Better Living Through Chemistry is an American comedy drama film directed and written by David Posamentier and Geoff Moore. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan and Ray ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Amy Sedaris

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Snow Angels is a 2007 drama film starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It was directed by David Gordon Green, who also wrote the screenplay adapted from Stewart O'Nan's 1994 novel of the ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell, Michael Sheen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ron Howard

Frost/Nixon is a 2008 British-American historical drama film based on the 2006 play of the same name by Peter Morgan, who also adapted the screenplay. The film tells the story behind the ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore, Robert De Niro

Directed by: Kirk Jones

Everybody's Fine is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Kirk Jones, and starring Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, and Kate Beckinsale. It is a remake of the Giuseppe ...more
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Sam Rockwell, John Turturro, Catherine Keener

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tom DiCillo

Box of Moonlight is a 1996 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom DiCillo and starring John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Lisa Blount and Catherine Keener.
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Vera Farmiga, Sam Rockwell, Michael McKean

Released: 2007

Directed by: George Ratliff

Joshua is a 2007 American psychological drama-thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan family and how they are torn apart by the increasingly sadistic behavior of their disturbed son, ...more
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Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara, Sam Rockwell

Released: 2009

Directed by: James C. Strouse

The Winning Season is a 2009 sports comedy film written and directed by James C. Strouse, starring Sam Rockwell. The film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and had a limited ...more
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Anjelica Huston, Sam Rockwell, Gillian Jacobs

Released: 2008

Directed by: Clark Gregg

Choke is a 2008 black comedy film written and directed by Clark Gregg. The film stars Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston. Production took place in New Jersey in 2007. It premiered at the 2008 ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu

Released: 2000

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

Charlie's Angels is a 2000 American action comedy film directed by McG, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu as three women working for a private investigation agency. The film is ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1999 romantic comedy fantasy film based on the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. It was directed by Michael Hoffman. The ensemble cast ...more

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Sam Rockwell, Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jared Hess

Gentlemen Broncos is a 2009 comedy film written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and directed by Jared Hess. The film stars Michael Angarano, Jemaine Clement, Jennifer Coolidge, and Sam Rockwell.
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Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell, Elias Koteas

Released: 1990

Directed by: Steve Barron

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 American live-action film, and the first film adaptation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. It was directed by Steve Barron and released on ...more

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Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Conviction is a 2010 legal drama film directed by Tony Goldwyn, written by Pamela Gray, and starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. The film premiered on September 11, 2010, at the Toronto ...more

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Welcome to Collinwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
George Clooney, Gabrielle Union, William H. Macy

Released: 2002

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Welcome to Collinwood is a 2002 American caper comedy film written and directed by Anthony and Joe Russo about a group of small-time misfits from the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, ...more

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Paul Giamatti, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Dinklage

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Hamburg

Safe Men is a 1998 film written and directed by John Hamburg. The crime-comedy starred Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn as a pair of aspiring lounge singers who are mistaken for ace safe crackers and ...more