Best David Strathairn movies

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Best David Strathairn movies
We present our ranking of the best David Strathairn movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about David Strathairn.

TOP 25:
The Brother from Another Planet
The Brother from Another Planet
David Strathairn as: Man In Black
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 1984
An alien slave crash-lands in New York City while being pursued by two Men in Black bounty hunters. His attempt to find a place for himself on Earth parallels that of the immigrant experience.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joe Morton movies?

TOP 24:
Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle
David Strathairn as: Craig Harriman
Genre: Drama, War, Action
Release: 1990
The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Harry Connick Jr. movies?


TOP 23:
The Firm
The Firm
David Strathairn as: Ray McDeere
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1993
Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dean Norris movies?

TOP 22:
Howl
Howl
David Strathairn as: Ralph McIntosh
Genre: Drama
Release: 2010
It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society's reaction (the obscenity trial), and mind-expanding animation that echoes the startling originality of the poem itself. All three coalesce in a genre-bending hybrid that brilliantly captures a pivotal moment-the birth of a counterculture.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Takuya Kimura movies?

TOP 21:
The Whistleblower
The Whistleblower
David Strathairn as: Peter Ward
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2010
Based on the experiences of Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring while serving as a U.N. peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Liam Cunningham movies?


TOP 20:
My Dinner with Hervé
My Dinner with Hervé
David Strathairn as: Marty Rothstein
Genre: Drama, TV Movie
Release: 2018
An unlikely friendship evolves over one wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize, the world's most famous gun-tothing dwarf, resulting in life-changing consequences for both
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Helena Mattsson movies?

TOP 19:
Losing Isaiah
Losing Isaiah
David Strathairn as: Charles Lewin
Genre: Drama
Release: 1995
Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, and her husband, Charles. Years later, Khaila has gone through rehab and holds a steady job. After learning that her child is still alive, she challenges Margaret for the custody.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Halle Berry movies?

TOP 18:
Lincoln
Lincoln
David Strathairn as: William Seward
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2012
The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jimmi Simpson movies?


TOP 17:
We Are Marshall
We Are Marshall
David Strathairn as: President Dedmon
Genre: Drama
Release: 2006
When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best January Jones movies?

TOP 16:
Sneakers
Sneakers
David Strathairn as: Irwin 'Whistler' Emery
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 1992
When shadowy U.S. intelligence agents blackmail a reformed computer hacker and his eccentric team of security experts into stealing a code-breaking 'black box' from a Soviet-funded genius, they uncover a bigger conspiracy. Now, he and his 'sneakers' must save themselves and the world economy by retrieving the box from their blackmailers.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Stephen Tobolowsky movies?

TOP 15:

Limbo

Limbo
David Strathairn as: 'Jumpin' Joe Gastineau
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1999
Unconventional narrative about the interactions amongst a group of people in a small town in Alaska, each of whom has guards a secret.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Casey Siemaszko movies?


TOP 14:

Silkwood

Silkwood
David Strathairn as: Wesley
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1983
The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kurt Russell movies?

TOP 13:

At Close Range

At Close Range
David Strathairn as: Tony Pine
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1986
Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the 1970s. Their criminal activities ranged from burglary, theft... and ultimately, murder.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sean Penn movies?

TOP 12:

An Interview with God

An Interview with God
David Strathairn as: The Man
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release: 2018
An up-and-coming journalist finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he's granted the interview of a lifetime – with someone who claims to be God.

TOP 11:

Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne
David Strathairn as: Joe St. George
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1995
Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a witness who can place her at the scene of the crime. Things look bad for Dolores when her daughter Selena, a successful Manhattan magazine writer, returns to cover the story.


TOP 10:

A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own
David Strathairn as: Ira Lowenstein
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Release: 1992
As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.

TOP 9:

Harrison's Flowers

Harrison's Flowers
David Strathairn as: Harrison Lloyd
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Release: 2000
Harrison Lloyd is a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist. His wife and family are making it hard for him to keep his mind on his work when he's in a war zone, and he wants to change jobs to something less stressful. But he's got one last assignment, in war-torn Yugoslavia, in 1991, at the height of the fighting. Word comes back that he apparently died in a building collapse, but his wife Sarah (also a journalist for Newsweek) refuses to believe that he's dead and goes looking for him. She's helped immensely by the photo-journalists Eric Kyle and Marc Stevenson that she runs into over there; together, they're determined to make it through the chaotic landscape to Vukovar, which is not only the nexus of the war but where she believes Harrison is located. Meanwhile, Harrison's son Cesar is looking after his father's prized greenhouse, keeping hope, and flowers, alive.

TOP 8:

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Good Night, and Good Luck.
David Strathairn as: Edward R. Murrow
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2005
The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

TOP 7:

Matewan

Matewan
David Strathairn as: Police Chief Sid Hatfield
Genre: Drama
Release: 1987
Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power represented by a coal company and Matewan's vested interests so that justice and workers' rights need not take a back seat to squalid working conditions, exploitation and the bottom line.

TOP 6:

Fracture

Fracture
David Strathairn as: Joe Lobruto
Genre: Thriller
Release: 2007
A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse is played out, each must manipulate and outwit the other.


TOP 5:

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour
David Strathairn as: Franklin D. Roosevelt (voice)
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2017
A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

TOP 4:

Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out
David Strathairn as: Eddie Cicotte
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1988
The great Chicago White Sox team of 1919 is the saddest team to ever win a pennent. The team is bitter at their penny pincher owner, Charles Comiskey, and at their own teammates. Gamblers take advantage of this opportunity to offer some players $ to throw the series (Most of the players didn't get as much as promised.) But Buck Weaver and the great Shoeless Joe Jackson turn back at the last minute to try and play their best. The Sox actually almost come back from a 3-1 deficit. 2 years later, the truth breaks out and the Sox are sued on multiple accounts. They are found innocent by the jury but baseball commissioner Landis has other plans. The eight players are suspended for life, and Buck Weaver, for the rest of his life, tries to clear his name.

TOP 3:

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum
David Strathairn as: Noah Vosen
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2007
Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne must finally uncover his dark past while dodging The Company's best efforts to eradicate him.

TOP 2:

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin
David Strathairn as: Professor Carlock
Genre: Drama
Release: 2010
A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.

TOP 1:

L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential
David Strathairn as: Pierce Patchett
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.



If you like the best David Strathairn movies, then you will also like the best Bob Gunton movies, where many of their films coincide.