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


Ted P.

Ted Palen

I wouldn't call Se7en cheesy, but I did think it's highly overrated. And I think people really oversell the twist at the end, I saw it coming not long after the killer's motive was revealed. Perhaps that's because I saw the movie some time after it came out and had been told by people that there was a great plot twist.

Apr 8 - 05:48 PM

David B.

David Bastardo

Very accurate choices, I agree. Although, when talking about filmmaking classics, you need to add "Star Wars" and "The Godfather", but it's great anyway.

Apr 8 - 07:45 PM

Melissa K.

Melissa Kjos

Someone ask him his tom 5 movies that HE has been in... I'm seriously more interested in that then his favorite of all time...

I think his best is Shawshank... but then Glory (I loved that movie)... he's been in a lot of other great ones

Apr 8 - 09:05 PM

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John Mancz

I remember a scene in Brubaker with him as an inmate. He did good with that and it was rather early on in his career. I do love Moulin Rouge! adn it's great to see another man not afraid to admit it. Moulin Rouge!, Titanic, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset are my favorite movies about love!

Apr 8 - 10:39 PM

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