Michael Shannon

Top movies starring Michael Shannon

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Groundhog Day 1993

8.0
101 min - Comedy, Fantasy, Drama, Romance

Director: Harold Ramis

Stars: Bill Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Shannon, Andie MacDowell, Brian Doyle-Murray, Willie Garson

Synopsis: A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

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The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water 2017

8.1
119 min - Fantasy, Horror, Drama, Romance, Adventure, Thriller

Director: Guillermo del Toro

Stars: Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Sally Hawkins, Nick Searcy

Synopsis: In a 1960s research facility, a mute janitor forms a relationship with an aquatic creature.

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Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals 2016

7.5
117 min - Drama, Romance, Thriller, Crime

Director: Tom Ford

Stars: Michael Shannon, Laura Linney, Amy Adams, Michael Sheen, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone

Synopsis: A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down.

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Mud 2012

7.4
130 min - Drama

Director: Jeff Nichols

Stars: Sam Shepard, Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Shannon, Joe Don Baker, Ray McKinnon

Synopsis: Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

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Take Shelter 2011

7.4
121 min - Drama, Thriller

Director: Jeff Nichols

Stars: Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Ray McKinnon, Jessica Chastain, Robert Longstreet, Katy Mixon

Synopsis: Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

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Revolutionary Road 2008

7.3
119 min - Drama, Romance

Director: Sam Mendes

Stars: Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Shannon, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kazan, David Harbour

Synopsis: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.

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Shotgun Stories 2007

7.3
92 min - Drama, Thriller

Director: Jeff Nichols

Stars: Michael Shannon, Natalie Canerday, Barlow Jacobs, Michael Abbott Jr., Lynnsee Provence, Coley Canpany

Synopsis: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father...

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Man of Steel 2013

7.1
143 min - Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

Director: Zack Snyder

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Costner, Carla Gugino, Michael Shannon, Richard Schiff, Diane Lane

Synopsis: Clark Kent, one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human, is forced to reveal his identity when Earth is invaded by an army of survivors who threaten to bring the planet to the brink of destruction.

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8 Mile 2002

7.1
110 min - Music, Drama

Director: Curtis Hanson

Stars: Michael Shannon, Kim Basinger, Brittany Murphy, Anthony Mackie, Mekhi Phifer, Taryn Manning

Synopsis: A young rapper, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may m.

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99 Homes

99 Homes 2014

7.1
112 min - Drama

Director: Ramin Bahrani

Stars: Clancy Brown, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Tim Guinee, J.D. Evermore, Andrew Garfield

Synopsis: A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.

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Loving

Loving 2016

7.0
123 min - Drama, Romance, Biography

Director: Jeff Nichols

Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Marton Csokas, David Jensen, Bill Camp, Nick Kroll

Synopsis: The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

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Jesus' Son 1999

7.0
107 min - Drama

Director: Alison Maclean

Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, Michael Shannon, Denis Leary, Holly Hunter, Billy Crudup

Synopsis: A young man turns from drug addiction and petty crime to a life redeemed by a discovery of compassion.

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Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics 2013

6.9
99 min - Documentary

Stars: Christopher Lee, Clancy Brown, Michael Shannon, Richard Donner, Kevin Conroy, Guillermo del Toro

Synopsis: A documentary detailing the epic Rogues' Gallery of DC Comics from The Joker and Lex Luthor, Sinestro, Darkseid and , this documentary will explore the Super Villains of DC Comics.

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The Iceman 2012

6.9
106 min - Drama, Action, Thriller, Biography, Crime

Director: Ariel Vromen

Stars: Ray Liotta, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Michael Shannon, Stephen Dorff, Chris Evans

Synopsis: The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

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Vanilla Sky 2001

6.9
136 min - Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance, Thriller, Mystery

Director: Cameron Crowe

Stars: Kurt Russell, Cameron Diaz, Timothy Spall, Tom Cruise, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon

Synopsis: A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.

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Return 2011

6.1
97 min - Drama

Director: Liza Johnson

Stars: Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Linda Cardellini, Rutanya Alda, Paul Sparks, James Murtaugh

Synopsis: A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life.

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Wolves

Wolves 2016

5.5
109 min - Drama

Director: Bart Freundlich

Stars: Carla Gugino, Carla Gugino, Chris Bauer, Seth Barrish, Cindy Cheung, Danny Hoch

Synopsis: An 18-year-old basketball star who is being recruited by Cornell University ms to have it all figured out: captain of his team...

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The Missing Person 2009

6.2
95 min - Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director: Noah Buschel

Stars: Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan, Frank Wood, Linda Emond

Synopsis: Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually...

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Machine Gun Preacher 2011

6.8
129 min - Drama, Action, Biography, Crime

Director: Marc Forster

Stars: Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker, Michelle Monaghan, Gerard Butler, Madeline Carroll, Brett Wagner

Synopsis: Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

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Midnight Special

Midnight Special 2016

6.7
111 min - Sci-Fi, Drama, Adventure, Thriller, Mystery

Director: Jeff Nichols

Stars: Sam Shepard, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, David Jensen, Bill Camp

Synopsis: A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

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The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans 2009

6.7
122 min - Drama, Crime

Director: Werner Herzog

Stars: Val Kilmer, Nicolas Cage, Brad Dourif, Michael Shannon, Jennifer Coolidge, Eva Mendes

Synopsis: Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

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American Gun 2005

6.2
95 min - Drama

Director: Aric Avelino

Stars: Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Melissa Leo, Marcia Gay Harden, Michael Shannon, Tony Goldwyn

Synopsis: mingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.

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The Broken Tower 2011

5.2
99 min - Drama, Romance, Biography, War, History

Director: James Franco

Stars: Michael Shannon, Dave Franco, Vince Jolivette, Ira Berkowitz, Sean Patrick Murray, Gary Abrams

Synopsis: A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

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Freeheld

Freeheld 2015

6.5
103 min - Drama, Romance, Biography

Director: Peter Sollett

Stars: Julianne Moore, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Ellen Page, Josh Charles, Mary Birdsong

Synopsis: New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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The Runaways 2010

6.6
106 min - Music, Drama, Biography, History

Director: Floria Sigismondi

Stars: Michael Shannon, Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Scout Taylor-Compton, Brett Cullen

Synopsis: A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

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Bad Boys II 2003

6.6
147 min - Comedy, Drama, Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: Michael Bay

Stars: Peter Stormare, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Shannon, Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union

Synopsis: Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

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Elvis & Nixon

Elvis & Nixon 2016

6.4
86 min - Comedy, History

Director: Liza Johnson

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon, Johnny Knoxville, Colin Hanks, Tate Donovan, Alex Pettyfer

Synopsis: The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

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Frank & Lola 2016

6.0
88 min - Drama, Romance, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director: Matthew Ross, Matthew M. Ross

Stars: Justin Long, Michael Shannon, Rosanna Arquette, Imogen Poots, Michael Nyqvist, Emmanuelle Devos

Synopsis: A psychosexual noir love story, set in Las Vegas and Paris, about love, obsession, sex, betrayal, revenge and, ultimately, the search for redemption.

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done 2009

6.3
91 min - Drama, Thriller

Director: Werner Herzog

Stars: Willem Dafoe, Brad Dourif, Udo Kier, Michael Shannon, Loretta Devine, Michael Peña

Synopsis: Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword.

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Premium Rush 2012

6.5
91 min - Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: David Koepp

Stars: Michael Shannon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Aasif Mandvi, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez, Wolé Parks

Synopsis: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

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The Harvest

The Harvest 2013

6.0
104 min - Horror, Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director: John McNaughton

Stars: Michael Shannon, Peter Fonda, Samantha Morton, Charlie Tahan, Leslie Lyles, Natasha Calis

Synopsis: A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.

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Cecil B. Demented 2000

6.2
87 min - Comedy, Thriller, Crime

Director: John Waters

Stars: Michael Shannon, Stephen Dorff, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith, Kevin Nealon, Alicia Witt

Synopsis: An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

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High Crimes 2002

6.3
115 min - Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery

Director: Carl Franklin

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Bruce Davison, Michael Shannon, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott

Synopsis: High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

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Young Ones 2014

5.9
100 min - Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, Action, Western

Director: Jake Paltrow

Stars: Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Hobbs, Alex McGregor

Synopsis: Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive.

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She's Funny That Way

She's Funny That Way 2014

6.1
93 min - Comedy

Director: Peter Bogdanovich

Stars: Owen Wilson, Michael Shannon, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Debi Mazar, Quentin Tarantino

Synopsis: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

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Complete Unknown

Complete Unknown 2016

5.4
90 min - Drama, Thriller, Mystery

Director: Joshua Marston

Stars: Danny Glover, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Rachel Weisz, Michael Chernus, Chris Lowell

Synopsis: As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.

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Bug 2006

6.1
102 min - Horror, Drama, Thriller

Director: William Friedkin

Stars: Michael Shannon, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick, Jr., Lynn Collins, Brían F. O'Byrne, Neil Bergeron

Synopsis: An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

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13 2010

6.1
91 min - Drama, Thriller

Director: Géla Babluani

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Michael Shannon, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent, Emmanuelle Chriqui

Synopsis: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

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Let's Go to Prison 2006

6.0
84 min - Comedy, Crime

Director: Bob Odenkirk

Stars: David Koechner, Michael Shannon, Will Arnett, Dylan Baker, Chi McBride, Dax Shepard

Synopsis: When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.

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Dead Birds 2004

5.7
91 min - Horror, Thriller, Western

Director: Alex Turner ( II ), Alex Turner

Stars: Michael Shannon, Mark Boone Junior, Henry Thomas, Patrick Fugit, Muse Watson, Nicki Aycox

Synopsis: A group of Confederate soldiers hole up in an abandoned plantation after robbing a bank and find themselves at the mercy of supernatural forces.

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Pearl Harbor 2001

6.1
183 min - Drama, Romance, Action, War, History

Director: Michael Bay

Stars: Alec Baldwin, Dan Aykroyd, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Ben Affleck, Jon Voight

Synopsis: A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

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World Trade Center 2006

6.0
129 min - Drama, Thriller, History

Director: Oliver Stone

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Shannon, Stephen Dorff, Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña

Synopsis: Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

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They Came Together 2014

5.5
83 min - Comedy, Romance

Director: David Wain

Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Bill Hader, Adam Scott, Amy Poehler, Michael Murphy

Synopsis: A small business owner is about to lose her shop to a major corporate development.

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Jonah Hex 2010

4.7
81 min - Fantasy, Drama, Action, Thriller, Western

Director: Jimmy Hayward

Stars: John Malkovich, Michael Shannon, Josh Brolin, Will Arnett, Michael Fassbender, David Jensen

Synopsis: The U.S. military makes a scarred bounty hunter with warrants on his own head an offer he cannot refuse: in exchange for his freedom, he must stop a terrorist who is ready to unleash Hell on Earth.