Five Favorite Films with Morgan Freeman


He's played Dracula, Nelson Mandela, the American President, God, and Batman's tech guru, done time at Shawshank, rode with Eastwood and driven Miss Daisy, but Morgan Freeman is arguably just as famous for his presence as cinema's esteemed all-purpose narrator -- from his work on numerous history series to March of the Penguins to that haunting final line of Se7en, he's the guy filmmakers turn to when they want to infuse their work with a sense of awe and authority. This week, Freeman lends his particular vocal stylings to the IMAX documentary Born To Be Wild, a tale of two species of baby orphans -- orangutans and elephants -- fostered in the care of two rather remarkable ladies, Daphne Sheldrick and Birute Galdikas. Filmed in a 3-D that captures the creatures and their environments in vivid detail, the film, under its narrator's steady hand, makes an entertaining case for animal orphanages helping displaced babies back into the wild. We had the chance to sit down with Freeman recently, who graciously obliged our request to distill a lifetime's movie-watching into a list of his Five Favorite Films. "It's gonna be difficult," he admits. Back to Article



Derrick Wong

It's nice to see Outlaw as one of his top 5 (do you think he's obliged to say a Clint movie?) It's one of my favourite Clint movies and when I was younger, I was always amazed that it hadn't won him any Oscars (although I admit I don't know what did win Oscars in that year - but heh ho)....

Apr 7 - 07:38 AM

Thats No MooN

joshua zimmer

See Unforgiven as soon as you get a chance

Apr 7 - 08:36 AM


Aaron Yovanovits

Shawshank all the way. But they're all awesome flicks.

Apr 7 - 10:01 PM


'schak Attack


Apr 7 - 08:52 AM


'schak Attack

Agreed. I dig all those space shows on the Science Channel, as well as the History Channel.

Apr 7 - 08:54 AM


'schak Attack


Apr 7 - 08:54 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

You mean the context of choosing your favorite movie?

Apr 7 - 09:11 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Zinged to the power of a million. Coach, Mumm-Ra owned you. Just bow your head and kiss his feet.

Apr 7 - 09:14 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

You're being too kind

Apr 7 - 09:19 AM


Joshua Dinsmore

Lighten up Coach. You always wanna be mean to people just because they have different opinions. Can't we all just get along?

Apr 7 - 09:33 AM

Worth Watching

I just started a movie blog tell me what you think.

Apr 7 - 10:57 AM

Worth Watching

Moulin Rouge!! That's a surprise! I was also surprised he doesn't have a documentary as one of his favorites... he has narrated 100s.

Apr 7 - 10:59 AM

Worth Watching

I agree!

Apr 7 - 11:02 AM

Worth Watching

I seriously think I hear his voice sometimes when my conscious speaks to meā?¦ haha!

Apr 7 - 11:03 AM

Worth Watching

...and probably the only good thing in that movie.

Apr 7 - 11:06 AM

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Brian R

Morgan Freeman is a highly overrated actor. He just makes me sick.

Apr 7 - 11:15 AM

Jon J.

Jon Johannesson

A great list by an amazing actor. Not that I've seen those films (yet), more that he shows a clear love for them.

Apr 7 - 12:03 PM

Paul N.

Paul Neusch

it sounds like you just wanna watch Farce of the Penguins. i haven't seen it, it looks awful but apparently it's right up your alley.

Apr 7 - 12:34 PM


Andreas Babs

"Oi! I see a new type of fish in these oceans. Let's see. Does it look like a bitch?"

Apr 7 - 01:06 PM


Richard Dempsey

You can't say Moulin Rouge is on of your favorites, and then say The outlaw josely whales. OH SNAP MORGAN FREEMAN JUST DID THAT!

Apr 7 - 01:17 PM

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