Morgan Freeman's Movies

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1. The Pawnbroker (1964)

Approved | 116 min | Drama

A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez

Votes: 7,442

2. A Man Called Adam (1966)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Music

A famous jazz trumpeter finds himself unable to cope with the problems of everyday life.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Ossie Davis, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 280

3. Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? (1968)

PG | 89 min | Comedy

During a blackout, a New York executive crosses paths with a Broadway actress and her husband.

Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Doris Day, Robert Morse, Terry-Thomas, Patrick O'Neal

Votes: 753 | Gross: $7.99M

4. Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! (1971)

G | 85 min | Family, Drama

Barney (Jack Klugman) owns the last working farm in Manhattan. For various reasons, city officials have decided to close it down. A special event is planned to raise awareness and money to ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Mann | Stars: Jack Klugman, Norma French, Reuben Figueroa, David Mann

Votes: 66

5. Blade (1973)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: John Marley, Jon Cypher, Kathryn Walker, William Prince

Votes: 187

6. Out to Lunch (1974 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Family

The Muppets and the casts of "The Electric Company" and "Sesame Street" take over the ABC Nightly News when the newsroom staff takes a lunch break.

Director: Bill Davis | Stars: Luis Avalos, Jim Boyd, Carol Burnett, Barbara Eden

Votes: 27

7. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

With the land to hold them together, nothing can tear the Logans apart. Why is the land so important to Cassie's family? It takes the events of one turbulent year- the year of the night ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Claudia McNeil, Janet MacLachlan, Robert Christian, Larry B. Scott

Votes: 270

8. Coriolanus (1979 Video)

Drama, History

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Wilford Leach | Stars: Robinson Frank Adu, Bimbo, Thomas Martell Brimm, Christine Campbell

Votes: 75

9. Julius Caesar (1979 Video)

Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Michael Langham | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sonny Jim Gaines, Earle Hyman, Roscoe Orman

Votes: 40

10. Hollow Image (1979 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

A black New York career girl, who has made it big in the fashion world, is torn between her new life "downtown" and her roots in Harlem with an old boyfriend still living there.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Robert Hooks, S. Pearl Sharp, Dick Anthony Williams, Hattie Winston

Votes: 38

11. Attica (1980 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

The behind the scenes of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Henry Darrow, Charles Durning, Joel Fabiani, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 404

12. Brubaker (1980)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama

54 Metascore

The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Morgan Freeman, Jane Alexander

Votes: 14,780 | Gross: $37.12M

13. Death of a Prophet (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History

After breaking ties with the Nation of Islam, Malcolm X became a man marked for death...and it was just a matter of time before his enemies closed in. Despite death threats and intimidation... See full summary »

Director: Woodie King Jr. | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Yolanda King, Mansoor Najee-ullah, Sam Singleton

Votes: 213

14. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 3,958 | Gross: $6.40M

15. The Marva Collins Story (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama

In this touching story, a dedicated African-American teacher in an inner-city school in the midwestern United States facing tough odds helps ghetto children to succeed. Meanwhile, she faces... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Cicely Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Rodrick F. Wimberly, Mashaune Hardy

Votes: 214

16. Harry & Son (1984)

PG | 120 min | Drama

Harry Keach has been widowed for two years and works as a demolition crane operator on a demolition crew.

Director: Paul Newman | Stars: Paul Newman, Robby Benson, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley

Votes: 1,812

17. Teachers (1984)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

A well meaning but burned-out high school teacher tries to maintain order against the backdrop of a pending lawsuit against his school district when it comes to light they gave a diploma to an illiterate student.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Macchio

Votes: 3,655 | Gross: $27.77M

18. Marie (1985)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 753 | Gross: $2.51M

19. That Was Then... This Is Now (1985)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.

Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Craig Sheffer, Larry B. Scott, Matthew Dudley

Votes: 2,022 | Gross: $8.63M

20. The Execution of Raymond Graham (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

It's 9:00 p.m. In only two hours, the life of convicted killer Raymond Graham (Jeff Fahey, Wyatt Earp) will end by lethal injection in the prison's deathchamber. With chilling realism, this... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Graham Beckel, George Dzundza, Jeff Fahey, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 209

21. Resting Place (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: John Lithgow, Richard Bradford, Morgan Freeman, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 444

22. Street Smart (1987)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers, Jay Patterson

Votes: 2,551 | Gross: $1.12M

23. Fight for Life (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

Jerry Lewis plays an Ohio optometrist who has a six-year old daughter with epilepsy. He fights to get the FDA to approve a drug (at that time only available in England) for use in the U.S.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Morgan Freeman, Jaclyn Bernstein, Gerard Parkes

Votes: 154

24. Clinton and Nadine (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Clinton is desperate to find his brother's murderer. To do so, he enlists the aid of Nadine, an expensive call girl. Clinton and Nadine get sucked into a plot to smuggle guns to the Contra forces in Nicaragua.

Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Andy Garcia, Ellen Barkin, Morgan Freeman, Michael Lombard

Votes: 629

25. Clean and Sober (1988)

R | 124 min | Drama

A hustling drug addict checks himself into rehab to escape trouble with the law and realizes that it's exactly what he needs.

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker, Morgan Freeman, Tate Donovan

Votes: 5,295 | Gross: $8.67M

26. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

58 Metascore

The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school and he is determined to improve by any and all means.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 17,065 | Gross: $31.91M

27. Johnny Handsome (1989)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 8,338 | Gross: $7.24M

28. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 91,190 | Gross: $106.59M

29. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 114,747 | Gross: $26.83M

30. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

R | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall

Votes: 20,522 | Gross: $15.69M

31. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

51 Metascore

When Robin and his Moorish companion come to England and the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham, he decides to fight back as an outlaw.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Christian Slater

Votes: 169,079 | Gross: $165.50M

32. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Sport

An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

Votes: 8,771 | Gross: $2.83M

33. Unforgiven (1992)

R | 130 min | Drama, Western

85 Metascore

Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a young man, The "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett).

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Votes: 349,253 | Gross: $101.16M

34. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,157,790 | Gross: $28.34M

35. Outbreak (1995)

R | 127 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

Army doctors struggle to find a cure for a deadly virus spreading throughout a California town that was brought to America by an African monkey.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 102,365 | Gross: $67.82M

36. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

Votes: 1,326,144 | Gross: $100.13M

37. Moll Flanders (1996)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

The daughter of a thief, young Moll is placed in the care of a nunnery after the execution of her mother. However, the actions of an abusive priest lead Moll to rebel as a teenager, ... See full summary »

Director: Pen Densham | Stars: Robin Wright, Morgan Freeman, Stockard Channing, John Lynch

Votes: 3,788 | Gross: $3.36M

38. Chain Reaction (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward

Votes: 46,001 | Gross: $20.55M

39. Kiss the Girls (1997)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

46 Metascore

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

Votes: 60,162 | Gross: $60.53M

40. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 67,117 | Gross: $44.18M

41. Hard Rain (1998)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Votes: 30,789 | Gross: $19.82M

42. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 153,733 | Gross: $140.46M

43. Under Suspicion (2000)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

A wealthy attorney in San Juan comes to the police station for "10 min." of follow up questions to finding a 12-year old girl's body in a park. Another young girl was also raped and murdered weeks earlier and the evidence points to him.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 21,116 | Gross: $0.26M

44. Nurse Betty (2000)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

Comedy about a widow's post-traumatic obsession with a soap star.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 32,061 | Gross: $25.17M

45. Along Came a Spider (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott, Monica Potter, Dylan Baker

Votes: 70,250 | Gross: $74.08M

46. High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

48 Metascore

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Votes: 36,518 | Gross: $41.54M

47. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

C.I.A. analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

Votes: 98,263 | Gross: $118.91M

48. Levity (2003)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

After two decades in prison for murder, a man is released on parole and returns to his hometown seeking redemption.

Director: Ed Solomon | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Holly Hunter

Votes: 6,069 | Gross: $0.21M

49. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi