Morgan Freeman Movies

Morgan Freeman Movies

For those of you who are looking for a good movie to watch with great characterization, you can’t do much better than choosing one of the many Morgan Freeman movies. Whether playing a small supporting role in movies like “Glory” or a leading role in such Movies as “Se7en,” Morgan Freeman always gives a strong and powerful performance that makes watching any movie he is in a pure pleasure. Freeman is an actor who has made his mark on the film industry by bringing to life the personality of each character he plays. Many of Morgan Freeman’s movies have gotten excellent movie reviews.

Here is a look at some great Morgan Freeman movies he has played in as well as some of his most unforgettable roles.

Amistad

Although Morgan Freeman’s portrayal of Theodore Joadson, a former slave and now a member of the anti-slavery society who is determined to help the men and women who are being held prisoners for their attack of the crew aboard the slave ship the Amistad, is a small one, it is pivotal to the movie. Through his character we see a man who once was a proud African who through slavery has lost everything that the Africans aboard the Amistad hold dear. Their country, their heritage, and their language. This is a Morgan Freeman movie that received excellent movie reviews.

The Shawshank Redemption

Morgan Freeman’s supporting role as Red Redding in the Shawshank Redemtion is that of a man who has spent years in the prison system and knows how to work the system to his best advantage. The friendship that builds between him and newcomer Andy (Tim Robbins) over the years is heartwarming despite their situation the two men find themselves in.

Lean On Me

Morgan’s Freeman’s role as principal Joe Clark reveals a multifaceted and complicated man whose own anger at the world at large, and the treatment of poor school children specifically, sometimes over shadows what he is trying to accomplish. But, through it all, and despite his often “I’ll do things my way,” attitude, he manages to win the respect of the teachers he supervisors and the children he is there to help. This is a great family movie based on a true story that proves that sometimes sheer determination and stubbornness can overcome even the most hopeless of situations. This was another of the Morgan Freeman movies that got excellent movie reviews.

The Bucket List

In the bucket list Morgan Freeman teams up with Jack Nicholson. Freeman, who plays mechanic Carter Chambers, finds himself sharing a hospital room with a millionaire who he has nothing in common with. When both men discover they are dying of cancer and only have months to live, both men decide to travel together and fulfill all their dreams. This often funny and incredibly moving movie shows both Freeman and Nicholson at their best. Not only did it get well-deserved praise in movie reviews, but it also inspired millions of viewers to make their own bucket lists and not wait to experience life to the fullest.

If you enjoy watching great movies with strong characters then you will want to include some Morgan Freeman movies in your “must see” movie list.

In the bucket list Morgan Freeman teams up with Jack Nicholson. Freeman, who plays mechanic Carter Chambers, finds himself sharing a hospital room with a millionaire who he has nothing in common with. When both men discover they are dying of cancer and only have months to live, both men decide to travel together and fulfill all their dreams. This often funny and incredibly moving movie shows both Freeman and Nicholson at their best. Not only did it get well-deserved praise in movie reviews, but it also inspired millions of viewers to make their own bucket lists and not wait to experience life to the fullest.

If you enjoy watching great movies with strong characters then you will want to include some Morgan Freeman movies in your “must see” movie list.

Football Movies That Moved Me

Being a big sports fanatic it has been a hobby of to watch sports games on TV and specially sports movies. Since I was younger I have always enjoyed watching sports movies more than any other kind of movies – may it be drama, comedy, or whatnot. Of all the sports movies I am especially drawn towards football movies. I have listed here some of my favourite football movies where you will see players in football boots.

The Waterboy is one of my most loved football movies. It stars Adam Sandler. We all know that any movie with Adam Sandler in it is wacky and full of fun gags and whatnot. The Waterboy is not your usual football movie though. It doesn’t just show players in football boots winning the games. The Waterboy is about the underdogs, hard work and triumph in the end. It also has a light element of revenge that somehow makes you feel good after watching it.

Another movie that I never miss to watch every time it shows on HBO is Remember the Titans. This movie stars Denzel Washington as the coach of a football team. This movie will show you more than just football boots, kicking, and screaming. This movie shows heart, unity, and inspiration. In addition, it is also based on a true story.

When you utter Any Given Sunday in a crowd of sports loving movie buffs you will definitely receive quite a noise, and I am one of them for sure. This movie is hailed by many as one of the best football movies around. More than featuring a stellar cast that includes Pacino, Quad, and Foxx this movie carries the true spirit of players in a field wearing football boots. Any Given Sunday will show you the meaning of redemption and determination in very unlikely scenarios and it works well.

And my most favourite of all football movies is Rudy. This movie has set the standards in inspirational sports films. The film that stars Sean Astin tells the story of a poor boy who can’t even afford to have his own football boots and his dreams of playing in the field. It wasn’t a walk in park of Rudy as he had to face adversarial forces in the forms of his parents, brother, the priest, and even his team. But he broke them all, a real manifestation of determination and tenacity.

Smoking in Movies

I recently saw the movie Big Eyes and while I thought that this movie overall was a good movie I was extremely disgusted with the non-stop depiction of smoking in this movie, mostly by the main character played by the actor Amy Adams.

Why do we still live in a world where we allow tobacco companies to pay movie production companies money to show people smoking? Of course this movie was set in the 1960’s where people smoked much more often than they do today, but why show smoking in movies? There is no reason for this at all, and the extent that they showed all this smoking in this movie was way out of proportion that would ever be considered necessary to show an accurate depiction of life at that time.

Smoking is a horrible habit. Smoking will give you heart disease and any number of cancers, the worse being lung cancer. Smoking should be discouraged and right now we should be at least 10 years past from any new movie showing any character smoking in any scene in any movie.

This continuing outrage of showing smoking in movies has been going on for many years and I for one am very sick of it. My mother currently has lung cancer due to her many years of smoking which always worried all of us. In 2009 Patrick Swayze died of pancreatic cancer due to his many years of smoking. Smoking will kill you and it’s only a matter of time. Please can we get past this horror of showing smoking in movies?

While watching the movie Big Eyes I actually was yelling out loud at the movie screen because there was nobody else in the theater watching this movie at 10:00 am on a Saturday morning. I thought the movie was pretty good and it was a true story of another artist blatantly taking credit for his wife’s paintings but with all that horrible smoking, for me, it really reduced how much I liked this movie a great deal. I am also surprised at actors like Amy Adams who agree to smoke so often in movies, especially this one. I am sure this is one of the main decisions that a producer has to make to generate the revenue they need to make a movie, but at some point there has to be some common sense or decency to not show this horrible habit so often in movies today. Will this trend ever change? Will a law ever be passed? I sure hope so for all our sakes.