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.

Great War Movies

So what makes a great war movie? In my opinion a great movie about the subject of war must show the nightmare that war is. Any movie that romanticizes the horror of war or tries to make the subject of war anything less than the human nightmare it is, does a disservice to the young men and women who fought in died in war and who have given their lives for the country they are fighting for.

As far as great war movies, in my opinion, no movie will ever top “Saving Private Ryan”, which came out in 1998 and was directed by Steven Spielberg. The fact that this great movie did not win best picture in 1998 and lost to the movie “Shakespeare in Love” means that at least in the year 1998, there was something very wrong with the voting process or the people who voted for best picture that year. Saving Private Ryan showed the horror of war so well that even the veterans who served during the Normandy Invasion thought that this movie showed what it was like better than anything they had ever seen before. First and foremost, the opinion of any person who had seen the horrors of war means everything to how effective a wary movie and Saving Private Ryan has forever set the bar at the highest possible mark in this regard.

I recently saw the movie “American Sniper”, which was about the war career during the IRAQ war of Chris Kyle who at 160 kills, is the all-time record holder as a sniper in the US Navy Seals. What was great about American Sniper is that it showed the psychological effects of war after the soldier returns home better than any movie I have seen in a long time. This movie has already been nominated for best picture this year and should win in my opinion mainly due to the performances and the importance of the subject matter.

A close second this year would be the movie the “Imitation Game”, which was the story of a great scientist Alan Turing, who due to his genius was able to figure out the German communication code by building a machine for Great Britain. Due to this brilliant invention, Turing and his team was able to break the German code in 2 years and according to the movie, probably shortened the war by 2 years and may have saved as many as 14 million lives. I loved this movie because it showed the importance of intelligence during a war better than anything I have ever seen and it was also a great history lesson because not only did Turing break the German code, but he also created what would be considered the first ever modern computer. Unfortunately due to the fact Turning was gay, he was not celebrated as he should have been for saving the world after World War 2, but instead was forced to take drugs to try and prevent him from being gay, which tragically lead to his suicide at age 41.

Top 5 Hockey Movies of All Time

There are many sports movies out there, but I enjoy hockey movies way more. Growing up I watched hockey movies and wanted to play hockey. Hockey movies practically got me into hockey. So you can say i’m a huge hockey movie fan. I’m going to list the top hockey movies that I believe are the best. Even though there are a lot of hockey movies, I’m going to list my top 5.

5.) Goon

This movie was hysterical. It’s about a bouncer who becomes a fighter in a semi-pro hockey league. He goes to a local amateur hockey game with one of his friends, who is has his own hockey talk show. He ends up fighting one of the hockey players and beats him up. Its caught on camera and teams start calling him an asking him to be part of their team. He’s never played hockey before so he can’t skate, but he sure can whoop some a**.

4.) Mystery Alaska

This is also another funny flick, with some good one-liners. The movie is about a town in Alaska, where their amateur hockey team accepts a challenge to play against the New York Rangers. The town is pretty much in distraught and don’t like each other. So they have to put their problems to the side and get along because the event will be nationally televised.

3.) Slapshot 1

This is definite knee slapper. This, in my opinion, is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. The movie is about a team who has a very poor reputation and very poor attendance rate. The team raises money by doing cheesy public activities, like modeling, as seen in the movie. If the mill in their town shuts down, then the team will fold. The main character knows the team is going to fail and that it could be his final hockey season. So, he tries to get his team more interested in the game so the team can get sold. He wants to keep the “goon” part of hockey in their team and entertain fans as much as they can. They recruit the “Hanson Brothers” who just cause chaos every game. A must see flick, even if you don’t like hockey.

2.) Miracle

Definitely a classic movie. This movies about the 1980 Olympic hockey game between USA vs Russia. This is considered one of the greatest upsets in sports history. This movie shows how everything led up to the big game and how harsh the coach of USA was on his players, but it definitely showed results. Miracle and my number one movie are a tie for first.

1.) The Mighty Ducks

These are the movies that got me into hockey. The movie is about a hot shot lawyer, who is haunted by his game winning shootout goal that he didn’t score in the championship and they lost. After being arrested for drunk driving, the court orders him to coach a peewee team, who needs major major improvements. He accepts the job and takes the team to the championship. In the championship game, he has to coach against his old coach, who he played for when he lost the game.