Best Morgan Freeman movies

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Best Morgan Freeman movies

TOP 25:
Dolphin Tale
Dolphin Tale
Character: Dr. McCarthy
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 2011
A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

TOP 24:
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Character: Azeem
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Release: 1991
When the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham murders Robin's father, the legendary archer vows vengeance. To accomplish his mission, Robin joins forces with a band of exiled villagers (and comely Maid Marian), and together they battle to end the evil sheriff's reign of terror.


TOP 23:
Amistad
Amistad
Character: Theodore Joadson
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
Release: 1997
In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

TOP 22:
The Magic of Belle Isle
The Magic of Belle Isle
Character: Monte Wildhorn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2012
In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.

TOP 21:
Born to Be Wild
Born to Be Wild
Character: Narrator
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2011
Born to Be Wild observes various orphaned jungle animals and their day-to-day behavioural interactions with the individuals who rescue them and raise them to adulthood. The film unfurls in two separate geographic spheres. Half of it takes place in the rain forests of Borneo, where celebrated primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas assists baby orangutans; the other half takes place on the arid savannahs of Kenya, where zoologist Dame Daphne Sheldrick works with baby elephant calves.


TOP 20:
March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins
Original Title: La Marche de l'empereur
Character: Narrator
Genre: Documentary, Family
Release: 2005
Every year, thousands of Antarctica's emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk, marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing, true-life tale touched with humour and alive with thrills. Breathtaking photography captures the transcendent beauty and staggering drama of devoted parent penguins who, in the fierce polar winter, take turns guarding their egg and trekking to the ocean in search of food. Predators hunt them, storms lash them. But the safety of their adorable chicks makes it all worthwhile. So follow the leader ... to adventure!!

TOP 19:
The Bucket List
The Bucket List
Character: Carter Chambers
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2007
Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest, with insight and humor.

TOP 18:
Brubaker
Brubaker
Character: Walter
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1980
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.


TOP 17:
Lean On Me
Lean On Me
Character: Principal Joe Clark
Genre: Drama
Release: 1989
When principal Joe Clark takes over decaying Eastside High School, he's faced with students wearing gang colors and graffiti-covered walls. Determined to do anything he must to turn the school around, he expels suspected drug dealers, padlocks doors and demands effort and results from students, staff and parents. Autocratic to a fault, this real-life educator put it all on the line.

TOP 16:
Invictus
Invictus
Character: Nelson Mandela
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2009
Newly elected President Nelson Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.

TOP 15:

Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone
Character: Jack Doyle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 2007
When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve the case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that tears them apart.


TOP 14:

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy
Character: Hoke Colburn
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1989
The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her black chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned upon. Oscar winning tragic comedy with a star-studded cast and based on a play of the same name by Alfred Uhry.

TOP 13:

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie
Character: Vitruvius (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2014
An ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together.

TOP 12:

Now You See Me

Now You See Me
Character: Thaddeus Bradley
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 2013
An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

TOP 11:

Lucky Number Slevin

Lucky Number Slevin
Character: The Boss
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Release: 2006
Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.


TOP 10:

Glory

Glory
Character: Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins
Genre: History, War
Release: 1989
Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

TOP 9:

The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker
Character: Man on Street
Genre: Drama
Release: 1965
A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

TOP 8:

Batman Begins

Batman Begins
Character: Lucius Fox
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 2005
Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

TOP 7:

The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises
Character: Lucius Fox
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2012
Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

TOP 6:

The Power of One

The Power of One
Character: Geel Piet
Genre: Drama
Release: 1992
PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.


TOP 5:

Unforgiven

Unforgiven
Character: Ned Logan
Genre: Western
Release: 1992
William Munny is a retired, once-ruthless killer turned gentle widower and hog farmer. To help support his two motherless children, he accepts one last bounty-hunter mission to find the men who brutalized a prostitute. Joined by his former partner and a cocky greenhorn, he takes on a corrupt sheriff.

TOP 4:

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby
Character: Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris
Genre: Drama
Release: 2004
Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

TOP 3:

Se7en

Se7en
Character: Detective Lt. William Somerset
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1995
Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

TOP 2:

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
Character: Lucius Fox
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2008
Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

TOP 1:

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption
Character: Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1994
Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.