Wednesday, April 23, 2008

13 Great Morgan Freeman Movies

Edition #25!

Did you know Morgan Freeman was on The Electric Company back in the 1970’s? How many of you remember THAT show?


If you’ve never seen The Electric Company, you didn’t get that. Sorry.
On to my 13 for this week.

Morgan Freeman is one of my absolute favorite actors! I can’t say I’ve loved every movie he’s been in (such as 10 Items or Less – didn’t appeal to me), but here are 13 that I have enjoyed.

1. Clean and Sober – A pretty good movie, even though he’s not the main character.
2. Lean on Me (1989) – based on a true story about an inner city school
3. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)– a bittersweet story
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994). It’s rare I can watch a movie more than once, but I definitely can watch this one over and over. And, to think, it’s about prisoners!
5. Outbreak (1995) – The story about an airborne virus is good, although the book was better. It usually is.
6. Se7en (1995) – What is it with serial killers? Strange movie in some ways, but unique as well
7. Kiss the Girls (1997) – Every time I read an Alex Cross book by James Patterson, I picture Morgan Freeman as Alex.
8. Under Suspicion (2000) – Another crime/thriller movie
9. Along Came a Spider (2001) – another Alex Cross psychological thriller
10. Bruce Almighty (2003) – Who else could play God and get away with it?
11. Million Dollar Baby (2004) – Who’d ‘a thought I’d like a boxing movie?
12. Evan Almighty (2007) – Another “Biblical” adventure
13. Gone Baby Gone (2007) – I guess I just like mysteries and psychological thrillers. I was very surprised at the ending of this one.
Morgan Freeman has been is lots of other movies, of course, but I hope you enjoyed my list.
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  1. The only Morgan Freeman DVDs I have are the ones of the old Electric Company. Tee hee. :)

  2. I love the old electric company. And Morgan Freeman.

  3. haha I DO remember the electric co. (often on right after sesame st!). Great topic this week Dianne! I also can watch S.R. over and over ... Didn't U love gone baby gone?? Who did you side with at the end? My husband and I argued for hours!
    hey.. I Also loved him in Robin Hood with kevin costner.. And Unforgiven with Clint!!

  4. Who doesn't remember the electric company? Morgan was E. Z. Reader. That show was great. No other talents though, not unless you count Rita Moreno, or Bill Cosby.

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  5. As far as I can remember, the only one of those I have seen is The Shawshank Redemption, and it was brilliant!

  6. Freeman is the best. I loved him in Bruce Almighty.

    Did not know he was on Electric Company!

  7. I've seen most of these movies, and they were great. He is a very talented actor.

  8. I've seen 'em all. He, too, is a favorite at our home.

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  9. He is a very talented actor, and he does a lot of voice work also.
    All great movies and yes, I remember The Electric Company!

  10. I loved the Electric Company. Its funny how you never see it around anymore

  11. The only movie on that list that I have seen is is Driving Miss Daisy. I vaguely remember a show called the Electric Company, but I never watched it. It must have been on somewhere between my childhood and my motherhood. ;)

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  12. He is one of my favorite actors. Thanks for reminding me of some movies I have forgotten.


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