The 8 Best Morgan Freeman Movies, Ranked

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 

Freeman delivers an unforgettable performance as Ellis Boyd "Red" Redding in this timeless drama, which is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made

Seven (1995)

Freeman stars alongside Brad Pitt in this gritty psychological thriller, where they play detectives on the trail of a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi

Driving Miss Daisy (1989) 

Freeman earned an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Hoke Colburn, a chauffeur who forms an unlikely friendship with an elderly Jewish woman (played by Jessica Tandy)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Freeman won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Eddie "Scrap-Iron" Dupris, a wise and loyal gym caretaker who mentors a determined female boxer (Hilary Swank)

Glory (1989) 

Freeman stars alongside Denzel Washington and Matthew Broderick in this powerful historical drama about the first all-black regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War

Unforgiven (1992)

Freeman appears alongside Clint Eastwood and Gene Hackman in this acclaimed Western, where he plays Ned Logan, a retired gunslinger who reluctantly joins a final bounty hunt

The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012)

Freeman portrays Lucius Fox, a trusted ally of Bruce Wayne/Batman, in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, including "Batman Begins" (2005), "The Dark Knight" (2008), and "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)

Lean on Me (1989)

Freeman delivers a powerful performance as Joe Clark, a real-life high school principal who transforms a troubled inner-city school in this inspiring biographical drama