Errol Morris

Errol Morris

Highest Rated: 100% The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Lowest Rated: 45% Uncle Nick (2015)

Birthday: Feb 5, 1948

Birthplace: Hewlett, New York, USA

One of the most acclaimed documentary filmmakers of the late 20th century and beyond, Oscar-winning director Errol Morris sought to uncover the truth, or various truths, behind unusual and controversial subjects in such films as "The Thin Blue Line" (1988), "Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr." (1999), "The Fog of War" (2003) and "Tabloid" (2010). An avowed fan of film noir, Morris approached his films like a detective might, examining all the evidence, assembling hypotheses, and using decidedly non-documentary approaches like re-enactments, animation and found footage to assemble all the facts for viewers, who were then allowed to draw their own conclusions rather than adhere to Morris' own theories. The results were some of the most visually stunning documentaries ever made and, in the case of "The Thin Blue Line," a groundbreaking, genre-bending effort that resulted in the reversal of a life sentence for murder. Morris' work eventually transformed the way in which documentaries were produced, with re-enactments and his signature interview method, which had subjects directly address the camera becoming the norm for fact-based film and television projects. His passion for the truth behind perceptions made Morris one of the most vital filmmakers in the industry.

Highest rated movies

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley




78% No Score Yet Enemies of the State Executive Producer $8.5K 2020
90% 64% My Psychedelic Love Story Director,
Executive Producer
- 2020
79% 75% The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley Unknown (Character) - 2019
62% 73% American Dharma Self,
$50.3K 2018
76% No Score Yet The Lure Executive Producer - 2016
100% 60% National Bird Executive Producer $8.8K 2016
97% 68% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography Director $121.1K 2016
45% 71% Uncle Nick Executive Producer - 2015
96% 90% The Look of Silence Executive Producer $109.1K 2014
82% 70% The Unknown Known Self,
$276.4K 2013
95% 85% The Act of Killing Executive Producer $484.2K 2012
92% 72% Tabloid Director $640.5K 2010
79% 78% Standard Operating Procedure Director,
$228.8K 2008
96% 93% The Fog of War Director,
$4.2M 2003
100% 87% Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. Director,
$495.3K 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stairway to Heaven Director - 1998
91% 84% Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Director,
$861.6K 1997
95% 81% A Brief History of Time Director $81.0K 1992
No Score Yet 18% The Dark Wind Director - 1991
100% 90% The Thin Blue Line Director,
$17.8K 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel New York Self - 1984
100% 79% Vernon, Florida Director,
- 1981
90% 82% Gates of Heaven Director - 1978


64% 25% A Wilderness of Error Writer 2020
90% 65% Wormwood Director,
No Score Yet No Score Yet Politicking With Larry King Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2012 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2014