Best Jeff Daniels movies

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Best Jeff Daniels movies
We present our ranking of the best Jeff Daniels 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 Jeff Daniels.

TOP 25:
The Answer Man
The Answer Man
Original Title: Arlen Faber
Character: Arlen Faber
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 2009
Twenty years ago, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) wrote a book about spirituality that became wildly popular. These days, he's a curmudgeonly recluse who only enjoys the company of his chiropractor, Elizabeth (Lauren Graham). As Elizabeth's warmth starts to melt Arlen's cold heart, he comes to realize what love really means.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kat Dennings movies?

TOP 24:
Dumb and Dumber
Dumb and Dumber
Character: Harry Dunne
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1994
Lloyd and Harry are two men whose stupidity is really indescribable. When Mary, a beautiful woman, loses an important suitcase with money before she leaves for Aspen, the two friends (who have found the suitcase) decide to return it to her. After some "adventures" they finally get to Aspen where, using the lost money they live it up and fight for Mary's heart.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Matthew Cardarople movies?


TOP 23:
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Character: Denton Webb
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1990
Movie star Roxy Carmichael is abandoning the bright lights of Hollywood, Calif. and returning to her small Ohio hometown -- at least long enough to dedicate a city building. And now the whole town of Clyde is bracing for Carmichael's return, most of all her now-married old flame Denton Webb and troubled teen Dinky Bossetti. An orphan with few friends, Dinky is convinced that Carmichael is her birth mother, and that the actress will reclaim her when she returns.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Heidi Swedberg movies?

TOP 22:
Something Wild
Something Wild
Character: Charles Driggs
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Romance
Release: 1986
A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-con husband shows up.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ray Liotta movies?

TOP 21:
Infamous
Infamous
Character: Alvin Dewey
Genre: Drama
Release: 2006
While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Hope Davis movies?


TOP 20:
The Lookout
The Lookout
Character: Lewis
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2007
Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Violante Placido movies?

TOP 19:
Traitor
Traitor
Character: Carter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2008
When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alicia von Rittberg movies?

TOP 18:
Fly Away Home
Fly Away Home
Character: Thomas 'Tom' Alden
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Release: 1996
Amy is only 13 years old when her mother is killed. She goes to Canada to live with her father, an eccentric inventor whom she barely knows. Amy is miserable in her new life... until she discovers a nest of goose eggs that were abandoned when a local forest is torn down. The eggs hatch and Amy becomes "Mama Goose". When Winter comes, Amy, and her dad must find a way to lead the birds South...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anna Paquin movies?


TOP 17:
Howl
Howl
Character: Professor David Kirk
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 Mary-Louise Parker movies?

TOP 16:
State of Play
State of Play
Character: Senator George Fergus
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Release: 2009
Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's contender for the upcoming presidential race. Until his research assistant/mistress is brutally murdered and buried secrets come tumbling out.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Wendy Makkena movies?

TOP 15:

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs
Character: John Sculley
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2015
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Michael Stuhlbarg movies?


TOP 14:

Away We Go

Away We Go
Character: Jerry Farlander
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2009
Verona and Burt have moved to Colorado to be close to Burt's parents but, with Veronica expecting their first child, Burt's parents decide to move to Belgium, now leaving them in a place they hate and without a support structure in place. They set off on a whirlwind tour of of disparate locations where they have friends or relatives, sampling not only different cities and climates but also different families. Along the way they realize that the journey is less about discovering where they want to live and more about figuring out what type of parents they want to be.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Carmen Ejogo movies?

TOP 13:

Looper

Looper
Character: Abe
Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
Release: 2012
In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a hired gun, like Joe is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good until the day the mob decides to close the loop, sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jeff Chase movies?

TOP 12:

Gettysburg

Gettysburg
Character: Col. Joshua Chamberlain
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1993
Summer 1863. The Confederacy pushes north into Pennsylvania. Union divisions converge to face them. The two great armies clash at Gettysburg, site of a theology school. For three days, through such legendary actions as Little Round Top and Pickett's Charge, the fate of "one nation, indivisible" hangs in the balance.

TOP 11:

Speed

Speed
Character: Harold 'Harry' Temple
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Release: 1994
Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but a nightmare in LA traffic. And that's still not the end.


TOP 10:

The Squid and the Whale

The Squid and the Whale
Character: Bernard Berkman
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2005
Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.

TOP 9:

Good Night, and Good Luck.

Good Night, and Good Luck.
Character: Sig Mickelson
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 8:

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment
Character: Flap Horton
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1983
Aurora and her daughter, Emma march to the beat of different drums. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be.

TOP 7:

The Five People You Meet In Heaven

The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Character: Blue Man
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 2004
On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to his corporeal existence who help him understand the meaning of his life.

TOP 6:

Pleasantville

Pleasantville
Character: Bill Johnson
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Release: 1998
Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.


TOP 5:

Radio Days

Radio Days
Character: Biff Baxter
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Release: 1987
The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.

TOP 4:

Ragtime

Ragtime
Character: P.C. O'Donnel
Genre: Drama
Release: 1981
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.

TOP 3:

The Hours

The Hours
Character: Louis Waters
Genre: Drama
Release: 2002
"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

TOP 2:

The Purple Rose of Cairo

The Purple Rose of Cairo
Character: Tom Baxter / Gil Shepherd
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Release: 1985
Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

TOP 1:

The Martian

The Martian
Character: Teddy Sanders
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 2015
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.



If you like the best Jeff Daniels movies, then you will also like the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt movies, where many of their films coincide.