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10 Best Movies of Morgan Freeman

Senior actor Morgan Freeman was born in Memphis on June 1, 1937. He is known for his charismatic performance in every appearance, especially in his old age. Along with his distinctive deep voice, he is also often the narrator in several documentaries.

Like many other actors, Morgan Freeman began her acting career with television series, such as The Electric Company and Another World. But in both films, his name was not raised, and he was even disappointed when he was given the lead role in the series The Electric Company.

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But the inevitable fate of becoming a successful actor. Although he plays more supporting roles, his acting is still able to attract the attention of the audience. Here we pick the 10 best movies.

Street Smart [1987]

  • Release year : 1987
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
  • Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg
  • Actors: Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, Mimi Rogers
  • Production company : Golan-Globus Productions

Freeman admits that his character in this film is one of his favorites. Fast Black is a pimp and a target of the police, who think a journalist is writing a story about him without his permission. Although the news being spread is fake news alias hoax.

Although this film by Jerry Schatzberg seems lighthearted, Freeman’s performance is so solid and convincing, that he was later nominated for several international film awards, one of which was an Oscar, as an Oscar. How to be Best Supporting Actor.

Lean on Me [1989]

  • Release year: 1989
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by: John G. Avildsen
  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume
  • Production company: Norman Twain Productions, Warner Bros.

The film, titled from a famous song by Bill Withers, is about Freeman as a school principal who tries to save his school from being shut down by the government due to the large number of students who do not graduate and participate. engage in various negative activities, such as crime and drug use.

Based on a true story, the character Joe Clark or commonly known as “Crazy Joe”, takes decisive action to educate students and restore the good image of the school, by implementing the rules strict rules, even putting them in school if they can still have a good attitude.

Freeman performed his role very well and attracted the attention of film critics to present him with various awards, one of which was the NAACP Image Award. In fact, Joe Clark’s character is included in AFI’s 100 Heroes of 100 Years list.

Driving Miss Daisy [1989]

  • Release year: 1989
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by: Bruce Beresford
  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd
  • Production companies: The Zanuck Company, Allied Filmmakers, Majestic Films International

Still that year, Freeman played a role in the Broadway adaptation, which won several Academy Awards, one of which landed himself on the list of Best Actor nominations. It was Freeman who reprized the character he had brought on Broadway.

His role as Hoke Colburn, a private chauffeur, makes him a pleasant listener and interlocutor for his employer, Daisy. Almost everything is discussed. From everyday life, religion, friends, family, feelings of fear and concern, are displayed in interesting dialogues.

The synergy between Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy is amazing. Not only the flow of dialogue, even the body language shown, to the eye movements between them are so smooth and real, as if they are not acting but acting themselves.

Glory [1989]

  • Release year: 1989
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History
  • Directed by: Edward Zwick
  • Actors: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes
  • Production company : TriStar Pictures, Freddie Fields Productions

1989 seems to be a successful year for a Morgan Freeman. The three films in which he starred have all achieved great success both qualitatively and commercially, one of which is the film about the American Civil War.

Freeman plays Sergeant Major John Rawlins, part of the first African-American Union military unit. Although there are not many roles like Denzel Washington, the charisma he shows can’t be lost in the memory of moviegoers.

The Shawshank Redemption [1994]

  • Release year : 1994
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by: Frank Darabont
  • Actors: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton
  • Production company : Castle Rock Entertainment

This adaptation of the Stephen King novel is probably the best movie ever, starring Morgan Freeman. Together with Tim Robbins, they are a duet in navigating prison life, completing survival methods, prison escape plans, and more.

Nominated as Best Actor in many film awards, one of which is an Oscar, affirming that he is one of the leading actors in Hollywood with standard acting qualities. Although the film did not gross a decent amount at the time of its release, a few years later it became a cult classic and became an inspiration for many subsequent actors.

Se7en [1995]

  • Release year: 1995
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Directed by: David Fincher
  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey
  • Production company : Cecchi Gori Pictures, Juno Pix, New Line Cinema

This thriller, widely praised for its dark and brutal themes, paired the performance of Morgan Freeman with Brad Pitt, who at the time had just climbed the career ladder in the world of cinema. Both play detectives hunting down a serial killer using the biblical “seven great sins” as his method.

This movie later became a popular horror film and elevated the careers of all the filmmakers in it, directors David Fincher and Brad Pitt of course. Film critics praised the two actors’ performance synergies, and they captured the attention of younger audiences at the MTV Movie Awards, though they didn’t win the Visual Duo award. the best .

Million Dollar Baby [2004]

  • Release year : 2004
  • Genre: Drama, Sports
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Actors: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman
  • Production company: Warner Bros., Lakeshore Entertainment, Malpaso Productions

When Clint Eastwood wanted a veteran actor to accompany him in a drama, Morgan Freeman was a very good choice. His role as Eddie Dupris, an assistant at a boxing gym, has a calm and deft personality.

This character becomes a good brainstorming partner for Frankie Dunn, a former boxer who has returned to the arena as a female boxer trainer on her way to becoming a professional boxer.

Dunn was able to assuage the confusion and anxiety Dupris had with words of wisdom, capable of penetrating the heart, bringing answers and spiritual enlightenment to those who heard it.

With his stellar performance, Freeman took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the first time. His joy was evident as he stepped onto the stage. The long awaited is finally realized in a movie of very good quality and will soon become a classic in the next few years.

Gone Baby Gone [2007]

  • Release year : 2007
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
  • Directed by: Ben Affleck
  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck
  • Production company : Miramax, The Ladd Company, LivePlanet

In director Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, Freeman plays Captain Jack Doyle, a cop tasked with investigating child abductions. And it turns out that he has a mystery that the answer to every question in this case has been successfully revealed by a pair of private detectives.

His role is limited in length, but holds a large aspect of the plot that is only revealed at the end of the film. Although he was not nominated in the many film festivals that have brought this film many awards, without him the mysterious impression of the character would not have been well presented by the other actors.

The Dark Knight [2008]

  • Release year : 2008
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by: Christopher Nolan
  • Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
  • Production company: Warner Bros., Legendary Entertainment, Syncopy

Morgan Freeman’s involvement in this Batman trilogy is well-deserved. Just like his best friend, Michael Caine, who also plays a role in this movie. The amount of time he appears is not much, but his character plays an important role in the storyline and is also the image of Batman.

Lucius Fox is the CEO of Wayne Enterprises, who supplies Batman with advanced weapons and technology in the fight against crime in Gotham. His calm and calculated demeanor, as well as wisdom in his speech, helped influence Bruce Wayne’s thinking as Batman.

Invictus [2009]

  • Release year : 2009
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, History
  • Directed by: Clint Eastwood
  • Actors: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge
  • Production company: Warner Bros., Spyglass Entertainment, Revelations Entertainment

Nelson Mandela’s image as the leader of South Africa’s freedom would be very burdensome if his story were then poured entirely into a big-screen movie. This film only peels off a bit of the story of his life as president in his country.

When it comes to hosting an international sporting event, the 1995 Rugby World Cup, South Africa is not the preferred country to win, although they do play host. However, the motivation that the head of state gives his athletes turns out to be able to make them champions.

Who else could play Nelson Mandela besides Morgan Freeman? Nelson Mandela’s charisma, leadership, and intellect radiated from Morgan Freeman in playing him in this film, even though they were physically quite different. Naturally, after that, Freeman was once again nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards.

In his old age, Morgan Freeman remains a top Hollywood actor, who in 2018 still takes 5th place as the highest-paid actor for a production film. This is a testament to his unquestionable acting ability, the result of his decades of filmmaking experience.

From the world of cinema, he has won many awards from different parties, not only from film festivals but also from several universities. Morgan Freeman holds a doctorate from Delta State University as a Doctor of Arts and Letters, and from Boston University as a Doctor of Humanitarian Correspondence.

With all these accolades, Morgan Freeman’s definition as a brilliant actor is becoming closer and more valuable. There are still a lot of titles in which he will star in the next few years. Hopefully his career will continue to flourish until his death.

Well, for those of you who want to know some of Samuel L. Jackson’s best movies, you can check out our article on the 10 Best Samuel L. Jackson Movies, from “Do The Right Thing” to “The Right Thing” Avengers”.

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