Total Recall: David Morse's Best Movies

Summary

He may not be a household name, but David Morse is one of America's most recognizable actors, thanks to a 30-year career that has taken him from the stage (including an Obie-winning performance in How I Learned to Drive) to the TV screen (where his résumé includes a six-year run on St. Elsewhere) and more than 40 films. This weekend, Morse will appear as Nicolas Cage's shotgun-toting buddy in Drive Angry, which naturally got us thinking about the many highlights in one of Hollywood's preeminent "that guy" filmographies. From supporting roles to starring turns, here's the best of David Morse!

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John T.

John Taylor

I recognize the titles of every movie on this list, but have never felt the need to watch any one of them from start to finish.I have no doubt that the movies warrant watching for any number of reasons, but they just don't interest me. Wasn't he also the pilot of the jet liner in The Langoliers?

Feb 24 - 04:15 AM

CFM

'schak Attack

You are kee-rect. The Langoliers, a made of tv 4-hour movie (mini-series?). Morse was good in it, as always, but the book was better (as always).

Feb 24 - 05:26 AM

CFM

'schak Attack

You are kee-rect. The Langoliers, a made of tv 4-hour movie (mini-series?). Morse was good in it, as always, but the book was better (as always).

Feb 24 - 05:26 AM

CFM

'schak Attack

Contact and Green Mile are favorites of mine. Enjoyed Hurt Locker and 12 Monkeys. He's one of those dudes that makes anything he's in better.

Feb 24 - 05:28 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

Contact, yeah, it was great. Even for a Jodie Foster vehicle. Only 62% on the RT meter tho.

Feb 24 - 10:17 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

Yeah, I don't get the low T-meter either. It's a damn smart sci-fi movie with great performances.

Feb 24 - 10:25 AM

Roman Zolanski

Gaylord Focker

The Hurt Locker. Most ungrammatical title ever to win an Oscar for best directing.
Worst MOVIE to ever win an Oscar. For anything. Sorry Morsey, old boy, I can't hold you responsible.

Feb 24 - 05:55 AM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

I would chose The Greatest Show on Earth for worst film to win best picture.

But thats just me.

Feb 24 - 02:07 PM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Surprised Long Kiss Goodnight scored that high on the tomatometer. I wonder if a lot of these reviews were written in retrospect, because I recall it getting panned pretty hard when it was released. I always thought that was unfortunate because it's a damn good movie.

Feb 24 - 06:17 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

I second that.

Feb 24 - 08:10 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

To each their own, Stuntman.

Feb 24 - 08:11 AM

Swampfox

Pat Marion

Loved him in 16 Blocks and Disturbia.

16 Blocks is a very underrated film IMHO.

Also, the TV version of the Langoliers is pretty bad ass.

Feb 24 - 09:17 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Mos Def came very close to ruining that movie for me.

Feb 24 - 10:11 AM

Wisenheimer

Joshua Dinsmore

I liked that movie, but thats just "my" opinion. Dislike it if you'd like but it does have a certified fresh rating on RT.

Feb 24 - 09:27 AM

BaneNathos

Jeremiah Stewart

Nice, I would say I liked him best in The Green Mile

Feb 24 - 09:37 AM

dethburger

dethburger hates Flixster

Nice AV.

Feb 24 - 02:08 PM

Bigbrother

Big Brother

On the list probably Disturbia and The Green Mile, just personally I'd probably say again The Green Mile and The Rock.

Feb 24 - 09:58 AM

Helge B.

Helge Beck

Yeah man. The first movie I remembered him from was The Rock, and I've kept an interest in the man's work ever since. I think those two roles especially played to his strenghts.

Feb 24 - 10:30 AM

Brad H.

Brad Hadfield

Mos Def came very close to ruining that movie for me.

Feb 24 - 10:11 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

I thought it was one of the best King adaptations to film yet..

Feb 24 - 10:12 AM

rle4lunch

Chad W

Contact, yeah, it was great. Even for a Jodie Foster vehicle. Only 62% on the RT meter tho.

Feb 24 - 10:17 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

Yeah, I don't get the low T-meter either. It's a damn smart sci-fi movie with great performances.

Feb 24 - 10:25 AM

xactlyme

andrea platt

The Crossing Guard was perfection and Morse perfection in it

Feb 24 - 10:20 AM

dj Mark

Mark Marquis

Yeah, I don't get the low T-meter either. It's a damn smart sci-fi movie with great performances.

Feb 24 - 10:25 AM

Rebecca W.

Rebecca Wennik

i agree :)

Feb 24 - 10:27 AM

Helge B.

Helge Beck

Yeah man. The first movie I remembered him from was The Rock, and I've kept an interest in the man's work ever since. I think those two roles especially played to his strenghts.

Feb 24 - 10:30 AM

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