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List of Sam Rockwell Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Green Mile (1999)
28
4
The Green Mile
R
28
4

Former death-row prison officer Paul Edgecomb recounts how the lives of the guards were affected after they received as inmate an enormous black man, John Coffey, convicted of raping and murdering two white girls. They began to question the conviction as they realize that Coffey was a kind-hearted person childishly afraid of darkness and possessed supernatural gifts.

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Darabont
Genres:
Mystery, Fantasy, Drama, Crime
2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
24
2
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
R
24
2

When even months later, her daughter’s murderer is not found, an angry Mildred Hayes rents three billboards on the outskirts of her town, Ebbing. The message on the board questions the reputed chief of police William Willoughby, much to the chagrin of everyone around, especially Officer Jason Dixon. As Mildred persists in her stance, she enters into a conflict with the authorities.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dixon
Director:
Martin McDonagh
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
3. Moon (2009)
18
2
Moon
R
18
2

Sam Bell has worked hard alone for three years on the Moon harvesting Helium 3 for Lunar Industries. It is now time for him to return to earth and unite with his family. However, just a couple of weeks before his return, he begins to hallucinate and meets with an accident. When he awakes, he makes a shocking discovery.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Bell
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Kaya Scodelario, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw
5. The Way Way Back (2013)
22
2
The Way Way Back
PG-13
22
2

A coming-of-age film, The Way Way Back centres around a teenage boy, Duncan, who is dreading a beach holiday in Cape Cod with his mother and her hostile boyfriend but finds companionship and courage in a waterpark employee and a girl next door. Starring a motley bunch of supporting characters, this film features drama and comedy with a dash of romance.

As:
Cast
Role:
Owen
Director:
Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
6. I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)
12
3
I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Richard Shepard
Genres:
Documentary, Biography, Short
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Steve Buscemi, John Cazale
7. Frost/Nixon (2008)
11
2
Frost/Nixon
R
11
2

Based on Peter Morgan’s play, the film focuses on the British talk show host David Frost’s interview of President Richard Nixon in 1977, three years after the latter had to leave his post due the Watergate scandal of 1972. What follows is an honest telling of truth which surprises everyone around.

As:
Cast
Role:
James Reston, Jr.
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
9. Lawn Dogs (1997)
13
3
Lawn Dogs
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Trent
Director:
John Duigan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Angie Harmon, Mischa Barton, Kathleen Quinlan, Christopher McDonald
10. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
12
2
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
R
12
2

Adapted from 1983 novel by Ron Hansen, this epic crime drama film, has won multiple awards for its cinematography. It tells the story of how outlaw, Jesse James is assassinated by his jealous recruits Charley and Robert Ford. However, their plan backfires as they neither receive the prize money the governor had promised nor fame for killing Jesse!   

As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Western, Crime, History
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Shepard, Casey Affleck, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger
11. Galaxy Quest (1999)
15
2
Galaxy Quest
PG
15
2

The cast of an old space-adventure series named Galaxy Quest are transported by aliens called Thermians, who believe the TV show is actually a historical documentary series. Unfortunately, while abroad the very real NSEA Protector, they are forced to go to war against the evil-warlord Sarris who wants Omega 13, a secret superweapon. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Guy Fleegman
Director:
Dean Parisot
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
12. Matchstick Men (2003)
14
3
Matchstick Men
PG-13
14
3

Con-artist, Roy Waller, suffers from Tourette’s syndrome and OCD. He, along with his partner, Frank Mercer, operates a fake lottery, but things get complicated when Roy’s daughter, Angela, suddenly enters their lives. What follows is a tale of unexpected double-crosses and hidden identities that leaves Roy questioning his life decisions. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Mercer
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Alison Lohman, Bruce Altman, Bruce McGill
13. Box of Moon Light (1996)
14
2
Box of Moon Light
R
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Kid
Director:
Tom DiCillo
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Dermot Mulroney, Catherine Keener, John Turturro, Annie Corley
14. Conviction (2010)
12
2
Conviction
R
12
2

When Betty Anne’s brother Kenny gets a life sentence for murder, Betty vows to overturn his conviction. A school drop-out and a working mother, she resolutely completes schooling, and joins law school to re-open the case, though it takes her years. With her friend, Abra, she digs out all available evidence, takes help of forensic investigation to fight for her brother’s freedom. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kenny Waters
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
15. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
13
4
Seven Psychopaths
R
13
4

The dark comedy revolves around struggling writer Marty Faranan. Things take a violent turn when his two best friends Billy and Hans kidnap violent gangster Charlie Costello’s pet Shih Tzu. Marty’s experiences, following that not only provide him the plot for his screenplay Seven Psychopaths but leave him a changed man.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Billy
Director:
Martin McDonagh
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
16. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
13
2
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
R
13
2

Based on an unauthorized autobiography by the famous television personality, Chuck Barris, the story begins with Barris dreaming of becoming a successful showbiz personality and also of winning the hearts of beautiful women. While struggling to make his dreams come true, he is recruited as a CIA assassin and travels on duty across the world. But what happens to his original dreams? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Chuck Barris
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Biography
18. Everybody's Fine (2009)
11
2
Everybody's Fine
PG-13
11
2

A recently widowed father is disappointed that each of his four adult children has canceled their plan to visit him at the last moment. To make it up, he goes on a cross country trip, visiting each of them. But at each place, he finds something is amiss and they are not telling him the truth.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert
Director:
Kirk Jones
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
21. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
13
3
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
PG
13
3

After trying to delay the demolition of his house, hapless Arthur Dent discovers that his friend Ford Prefect is an alien and that his entire home planet will be destroyed later that day. Prefect saves him at the right moment by hitchhiking on an alien spaceship, and guides him through an intergalactic adventure to restore Earth.

As:
Cast
Director:
Garth Jennings
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure
23. Mr. Right (2015)
22
2
Mr. Right
R
22
2

A young woman Martha falls for a guy named Francis, whom she believes is the perfect guy for her. However, as their relationship develops, it turns out that Francis is actually a hitman on the run from the crime cartels he worked for. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Francis
Director:
Paco Cabezas
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount
24. Snow Angels (2007)
9
2
Snow Angels
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Glenn Marchand
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Amy Sedaris, Kate Beckinsale, Michael Angarano, Griffin Dunne, Jeannetta Arnette
27. The Best of Enemies (2019)
10
3
The Best of Enemies
PG-13
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Robin Bissell
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Taraji P. Henson, John Gallagher Jr., Anne Heche, Wes Bentley
28. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
9
3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
PG
9
3

As waves of crimes rise in New York City, reporter April O’Neil predicts that the ninja Foot Clan is behind such lawlessness. It earns the wrath of the Foot leader, as a result of which she is attacked in the subway.  Just then, Raphael, one of the four teenage Ninja turtles, emerges out of the shadow and carries her to their hideout, not knowing that a Foot was following him. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Barron
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Corey Feldman, Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, David Forman
31. Heist (2001)
10
2
Heist
R
10
2

Joe Moore who is a professional jewel thief, gives up his lifestyle after his identity is captured by a security surveillance tape. However, a time comes when he and his partner are bankrupt, and therefore they decide to go on one last heist.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Silk
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, Rebecca Pidgeon, Delroy Lindo
33. The Winning Season (2009)
9
3
The Winning Season
PG-13
9
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Bill
Director:
Jim Strouse
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Emma Roberts, Rooney Mara, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios
34. Laggies (2014)
12
2
Laggies
R
12
2

Megan, 28, has a good life and steady boyfriend Anthony; but feels she is stuck with the same life and people since high school. When Anthony proposes unexpectedly, unsure, she flees and befriends teenager Annika and her friends. Making an excuse to Anthony about attending a seminar, she spends a week at the house Annika shares with her cynical single father, Craig. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lynn Shelton
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Keira Knightley, Ellie Kemper, Rocki DuCharme, Sara Lynne Wright, Larissa Schmitz
35. Choke (2008)
9
2
Choke
R
9
2

This black comedy film tells the story of a sex-addicted con-man  who fakes choking in a restaurant, and uses the sympathies of his rescuers to pay the hospital bills of his mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease.

As:
Cast
Director:
Clark Gregg
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gillian Jacobs, Joel Grey, Clark Gregg, Chuck Palahniuk
36. Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
10
2
Welcome to Collinwood
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pero
Director:
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
William H. Macy, George Clooney, Michael Jeter, Luis Guzmán
38. Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)
11
2
Better Living Through Chemistry
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Varney
Director:
Geoff Moore, David Posamentier
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, Jane Fonda, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan
40. 1 Mile to You (2017)
9
2
1 Mile to You
9
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Leif Tilden
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Melanie Lynskey, Billy Crudup, Tim Roth, Liana Liberato, Graham Rogers
41. Gentlemen Broncos (2009)
10
2
Gentlemen Broncos
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jared Hess
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jennifer Coolidge, Jemaine Clement, Michael Angarano, Robin Ballard
43. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
11
1
Cowboys & Aliens
PG-13
11
1

An amnesiac cowboy with a strange bracelet comes to the secluded mining town of Absolution, ruled by ruthless cattle baron Colonel Dolarhyde. Learning that the bracelet holds the key to defeating an alien invasion, he forms a posse with the townspeople, the outlaws, Native Americans and a strange woman to rescue abducted miners from the alien mother ship.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Western, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Daniel Craig, Abigail Spencer, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Buck Taylor, Matthew Taylor
46. A Single Shot (2013)
12
1
A Single Shot
R
12
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
John Moon
Director:
David M. Rosenthal
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
William H. Macy, Jason Isaacs, Ted Levine, Kelly Reilly
47. Joshua (2007)
9
2
Joshua
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brad Cairn
Director:
George Ratliff
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Vera Farmiga, Michael McKean, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts
50. Clownhouse (1989)
7
1
Clownhouse
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Randy
Director:
Victor Salva
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Nathan Forrest Winters, Brian McHugh, Michael Jerome West, Byron Weible
51. The Sitter (2011)
8
1
The Sitter
R
8
1

A suspended college student is forced by his mother to babysit for her friend’s three problematic children. While in the middle of it, he receives a call from his girlfriend, who wants him to procure drugs for her party, promising to pay it back with sex. Accepting the offer, he sets off with the children, unaware of what lies ahead.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Karl
Director:
David Gordon Green
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Samira Wiley, Jonah Hill, J.B. Smoove, Max Records
54. Charlie's Angels (2000)
10
1
Charlie's Angels
PG-13
10
1

Natalie, Dylan and Alex are three 'Angel' femmes fatales who work as private investigators for unseen millionaire Charlie to rescue kidnapped software genius Eric Knox and recover his revolutionary voice-recognition system. The three talented and attractive women, apart from utilizing their sex appeal, also employ various disguises, high-tech equipments, and martial arts to save the day.

As:
Cast
Role:
Eric Knox / John McKenn
Director:
McG
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Adventure, Comedy, Action
56. Blue Iguana (2018)
7
1
Blue Iguana
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie
Director:
Hadi Hajaig
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Amanda Donohoe, Simon Callow, Peter Ferdinando, Peter Polycarpou
57. Strictly Business (1991)
9
1
Strictly Business
PG-13
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Halle Berry, Denis Leary, Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Davidson, David Marshall Grant
58. Don Verdean (2015)
8
1
Don Verdean
PG-13
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Don Verdean
Director:
Jared Hess
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Will Forte, Jemaine Clement, Amy Ryan, Danny McBride
60. Poltergeist (2015)
8
1
Poltergeist
PG-13
8
1

This supernatural horror film revolves around a family whose suburban home is haunted by nefarious forces, and they need to come together to rescue the youngest daughter after she is taken captive. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eric Bowen
Director:
Gil Kenan
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jared Harris, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett
61. Running Time (2002)
11
2
Running Time
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Hunted
Director:
Warren Biro
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Yul Vazquez
62. Blaze (2018)
10
2
Blaze
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ethan Hawke
Genres:
Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Kris Kristofferson, Brett Beoubay, Charles Adams, Edgar Arreola
63. The Dark of Night (2017)
10
2
The Dark of Night
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Officer Witt
Director:
Robin Wright
Genres:
Drama, Short, Mystery
Star Cast:
Leslie Bibb, Callie Thorne, Michael Godere, Nini Le Huynh
64. Robin's Big Date (2005)
9
2
Robin's Big Date
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Bat-man
Director:
James Duffy
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Justin Long, Josh Hamilton, Callie Thorne, Will Carlough
66. The F Word (2005)
9
2
The F Word
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jed Weintrob
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Josh Hamilton, Zak Orth, Yul Vazquez, Reverend Billy
67. BigLove (2001)
9
2
BigLove
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nate
Director:
Leif Tilden
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Roberts, Mary McCormack, Kane Ritchotte, Kelly Nickels
68. Jack and His Friends (1992)
8
2
Jack and His Friends
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Bruce Ornstein
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Allen Garfield, Paul Hecht, Paul Barry, Alison Fraser
69. The Call Back (1998)
9
2
The Call Back
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan / Christopher Walken
Star Cast:
Tony Gillan, David Deblinger, Lisa Roberts Gillan, William Rothlein
70. Woman in Burka (2008)
8
2
Woman in Burka
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Lisecki
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kerry Washington, Sarita Choudhury, Debra Eisenstadt, Katherine Atkinson
72. Piccadilly Jim (2005)
11
1
Piccadilly Jim
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Crocker
Director:
John McKay
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Pam Ferris, Allison Janney, Austin Pendleton, Tom Wilkinson
73. Arresting Gena (1997)
8
1
Arresting Gena
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sonny
Director:
Hannah Weyer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Selma Blair, Adrian Grenier, Paul Giamatti, J. Smith-Cameron, Brendan Sexton III, Summer Phoenix
74. Mercy (1995)
8
1
Mercy
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Matty
Director:
Richard Shepard
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
John Rubinstein, Amber Kain, Jane Lanier, Novella Nelson
75. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
8
1
Woman Walks Ahead
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Silas Groves
Director:
Susanna White
Genres:
Drama, History, Western, Biography
Star Cast:
Jessica Chastain, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Camp, David Midthunder
76. D.C. Smalls (2001)
7
1
D.C. Smalls
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Karaoke Singer
Director:
Alexandra Valenti
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Nick Offerman, Josh Brolin, Minnie Driver, Carol Kane, Catherine Kellner
78. Pretzel (2001)
6
2
Pretzel
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Director:
Jay Alaimo
Star Cast:
Peter Beard, Will McCormack, Billy C. Crawford, Suzy Cover
79. Happy Hell Night (1992)
6
2
Happy Hell Night
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Young Henry Collins
Director:
Brian Owens
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Irfan Mensur, Larry Robinson, Lisa Nichols, Charles Cragin
80. Bad Liver & a Broken Heart (1996)
6
2
Bad Liver & a Broken Heart
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Broken Heart
Director:
Terry Stacey
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
William Rothlein, Toby Poser, Russell Steinberg, Tara Hauptman
81. Loitering with Intent (2014)
7
1
Loitering with Intent
7
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Wayne
Director:
Adam Rapp
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Natasha Lyonne, Marisa Tomei, Ivan Martin, Michael Godere
83. Louis & Frank (1998)
5
1
Louis & Frank
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Alexandre Rockwell
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi, Elizabeth Bracco, Jason Fuchs

TV Movie(s)

85. Gettysburg (2011)
9
3
Gettysburg
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Director:
Adrian Moat
Genres:
History, War, Documentary
Star Cast:
George Wunderlich, Peter Carmichael, Garry E. Adelman, Steven Knott

Animation(s)

F Is for Family (2015)
F Is for Family
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Vic (16 episodes, 2015-2017)
Director:
Mike Roberts, Romain Bounoure, Olivier Schramm, Laurent Nicolas, Benjamin Marsaud
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Michael K. Williams, Laura Dern, Justin Long, Allison Janney, Michael Kenneth Williams, Debi Derryberry
G-Force (2009)
G-Force
PG
Plot:

Leonard Saber, a business-magnate plans to use household appliances as cover for a lethal weapon and take over the world. The government team of trained Guinea pigs, a mole and fly, equipped with high-tech espionage apparatus, is set to stop Saber. Though the unconvinced FBI sends them to a pet-shop, the squad must somehow stop the wicked tycoon from capturing the world. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Hoyt Yeatman
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Animation, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comedy

TV Shows and Videos

Dishonored 2 (2016)
Dishonored 2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mortimer Ramsey (voice)
Director:
Harvey Smith, Raphael Colantonio
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Rosario Dawson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Erica Luttrell, Josh Keaton
Dream Street (1989)
Dream Street
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Frechette, Tom Signorelli, Dale Midkiff, Thomas Calabro
Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014)
Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King
As:
Cast
Role:
Justin Hammer
Director:
Drew Pearce
Genres:
Short, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Scoot McNairy, Lester Speight, Matt Gerald
Prince Street (1997)
Prince Street
As:
Cast
Director:
Allen Coulter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mariska Hargitay, Mark Margolis, Dana Eskelson, Gina Clayton, Steven Martini
G-Force (2009)
G-Force
E10+
As:
Cast
Director:
Justin Villiers
Star Cast:
Jon Favreau, Bill Nighy, Dee Bradley Baker, Zach Galifianakis
Vital Signs (2016)
Vital Signs
As:
Cast
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael K. Williams, Michael Kenneth Williams, Ian McShane, Dylan Kussman, Dr. Dre

Sam Rockwell Awards

Academy Awards
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2018
Golden Globe Awards
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2018
BAFTA Awards
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Supporting Actor 2018