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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Moon

    Kevin Spacey, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released2009

    Directed byDuncan Jones

    Moon is a 2009 British science fiction drama film co-written and directed by Duncan Jones. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Seven Psychopaths is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2012

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

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

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    The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted... more on Wikipedia

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    Frost/Nixon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Frost/Nixon

    Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

    Released2008

    Directed byRon Howard

    Frost/Nixon is a 2008 British-American historical drama film based on the 2006 play of the... more on Wikipedia

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    Confessions of a Dangerous Min is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2002

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of... more on Wikipedia
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    Galaxy Quest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the  is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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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
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    Lawn Dogs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Lawn Dogs

    Angie Harmon, Mischa Barton

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Duigan

    Lawn Dogs is a 1997 fantasy-drama film directed by John Duigan and starring Mischa Barton and... more on Wikipedia
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    Matchstick Men is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Matchstick Men

    Nicolas Cage, Sam Rockwell

    Released2003

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Matchstick Men is a 2003 American comedy drama film directed by Ridley Scott. Based on Eric... more on Wikipedia

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1999 romantic comedy fantasy film based on the play A Midsummer... more on Wikipedia

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    Safe Men is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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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
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    Conviction is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Conviction

    Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis

    Released2010

    Directed byTony Goldwyn

    Conviction is a 2010 legal drama film directed by Tony Goldwyn, written by Pamela Gray, and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Assassination of Jesse Jam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies

    Released2007

    Directed byAndrew Dominik

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    Heist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Heist

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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

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    Better Living Through Chemistr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Better Living Through Chemistry

    Olivia Wilde, Jane Fonda

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Posamentier, Geoff Moore

    Better Living Through Chemistry is an American comedy drama film directed and written by David... more on Wikipedia
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    Everybody's Fine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Everybody's Fine

    Kate Beckinsale, Drew Barrymore

    Directed byKirk Jones

    Everybody's Fine is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Kirk Jones, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2010

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel... more on Wikipedia
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    Box of Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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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
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    Snow Angels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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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
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Corey Feldman, Sam Rockwell

    Released1990

    Directed bySteve Barron

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a 1990 American live-action film, and the first film... more on Wikipedia

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    The Winning Season is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    The Winning Season

    Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara

    Released2009

    Directed byJames C. Strouse

    The Winning Season is a 2009 sports comedy film written and directed by James C. Strouse,... more on Wikipedia
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    Piccadilly Jim is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Piccadilly Jim

    Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn McKay

    Piccadilly Jim is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by John McKay.amazon buy button
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    Joshua is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Joshua

    Vera Farmiga, Sam Rockwell

    Released2007

    Directed byGeorge Ratliff

    Joshua is a 2007 American psychological drama-thriller film about an affluent young Manhattan... more on Wikipedia
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    Mr. Right is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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    Mr. Right

    Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick

    Released2015

    Directed byPaco Cabezas

    Mr. Right is a 2015 American romantic action comedy film directed by Paco Cabezas. A young... more on Wikipedia
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    Glory Daze is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sam Rockwell Movies
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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
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