MORGAN FREEMAN’S TOP 10 MOVIES
“Invictus” (2009): Working again with director Clint Eastwood, Freeman is very credible as then-South African President Nelson Mandela. “The Bucket List” (2007): Freeman and Jack Nicholson do likable and effective work as cancer patients trying to fulfill their remaining wishes. “Million Dollar Baby” (2004): Freeman was directed to an Oscar by Eastwood, who also plays his fighter-training cohort, in a moving drama that also brought Hilary Swank an Academy Award.
“Bruce Almighty” (2003): He may not be what you expected the Deity to be like, but Freeman is a lot of fun as the heavenly being who gives a disgruntled reporter (Jim Carrey) amazing powers.
“Se7en” (1995): Freeman is the ideal ballast to Brad Pitt, playing the latter’s partner in seeking a killer who patterns his crimes after the Seven Deadly Sins. “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994): One of Freeman’s most iconic performances fuels this adaptation of Stephen King’s story about a deep friendship forged in prison. “Unforgiven” (1992): In his first teaming with director and fellow star Eastwood, Freeman adds much heart to a grim Western.
“Driving Miss Daisy” (1989): A new chapter in Freeman’s career was opened by the determination of producers Richard D. Zanuck and Lili Fini Zanuck as he reprised his stage role as the patient chauffeur of a feisty Southerner (Jessica Tandy). “Lean on Me” (1989): An excellent Freeman plays Joe Clark, a reallife inner-city principal determined to improve conditions at his school. “Glory” (1989): Freeman’s supporting-actor phase largely ended with this superb drama about a Civil War unit.