Best Michael Shannon movies

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Best Michael Shannon movies

TOP 25:
Criminal
Criminal
Character: Gene
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Release: 2004
Needing a new partner capable of intricate cons, Richard Gaddis, recruits Rodrigo, a crook with a perfect poker face. The two plan a big-time scam: selling a fake Silver Certificate to currency collector William Hannigan. Rodrigo distrusts his new associate, but needs money to help out his ill father. The situation becomes more complicated when Rodrigo falls for Gaddis' sister, Valerie, drawing another player into the game.

TOP 24:
The Iceman
The Iceman
Character: Richard Kuklinski
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2012
The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.


TOP 23:
Man of Steel
Man of Steel
Character: General Zod
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 2013
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

TOP 22:
Bad Boys II
Bad Boys II
Character: Floyd Poteet
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2003
Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of Cuba. But the real fireworks result when Marcus discovers that playboy Mike is secretly romancing Marcus’ sexy sister.

TOP 21:
Jesus' Son
Jesus' Son
Character: Dundun
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1999
A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.


TOP 20:
Machine Gun Preacher
Machine Gun Preacher
Character: Donnie
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2011
The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

TOP 19:
Tigerland
Tigerland
Character: Sgt. Filmore
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 2000
A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971

TOP 18:
What They Had
What They Had
Character: Nicky
Genre: Drama
Release: 2018
A woman must fly back to her hometown when her Alzheimer's-stricken mother wanders into a blizzard. The return home forces her to confront her past.


TOP 17:
Loving
Loving
Character: Grey Villet
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2016
The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court.

TOP 16:
The Current War
The Current War
Character: George Westinghouse
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2017
Electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse compete to create a sustainable system and market it to the American people

TOP 15:

99 Homes

99 Homes
Character: Rick Carver
Genre: Drama
Release: 2014
After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal with the devil and working for Rick Carver, the corrupt real estate broker who evicted him.


TOP 14:

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor
Character: Gooz Wood
Genre: History, Romance, War, Drama
Release: 2001
The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

TOP 13:

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky
Character: Aaron
Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2001
David Aames has it all: wealth, good looks and gorgeous women on his arm. But just as he begins falling for the warmhearted Sofia, his face is horribly disfigured in a car accident. That's just the beginning of his troubles as the lines between illusion and reality, between life and death, are blurred.

TOP 12:

The Woodsman

The Woodsman
Character: Rosen
Genre: Drama
Release: 2004
A paedophile returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

TOP 11:

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road
Character: John Givings
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.


TOP 10:

8 Mile

8 Mile
Character: Greg Buehl
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2002
The setting is Detroit in 1995. The city is divided by 8 Mile, a road that splits the town in half along racial lines. A young white rapper, Jimmy "B-Rabbit" Smith Jr. summons strength within himself to cross over these arbitrary boundaries to fulfill his dream of success in hip hop. With his pal Future and the three one third in place, all he has to do is not choke.

TOP 9:

Mud

Mud
Character: Galen
Genre: Drama
Release: 2013
Two boys find a fugitive hiding out on an island in the Mississippi River and form a pact to help him reunite with his lover and escape.

TOP 8:

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Character: Dex
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2007
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.

TOP 7:

Take Shelter

Take Shelter
Character: Curtis LaForche
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 2011
Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

TOP 6:

Shotgun Stories

Shotgun Stories
Character: Son Hayes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2007
Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their family.


TOP 5:

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water
Character: Richard Strickland
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release: 2017
An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

TOP 4:

Freeheld

Freeheld
Character: Dane Wells
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2015
New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

TOP 3:

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals
Character: Bobby Andes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 2016
Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

TOP 2:

Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day
Character: Fred
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Release: 1993
A narcissistic T.V. weatherman, along with his attractive-but-distant producer and mawkish cameraman, is sent to report on Groundhog Day in the small town of Punxsutawney, where he finds himself repeating the same day over and over.

TOP 1:

Knives Out

Knives Out
Character: Walt Thrombey
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2019
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.