Best Movies of Michael Shannon

Man of Steel (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 192 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $291.02M

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.


The Shape of Water (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 181 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 87 | Earnings: $50.66M

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.


Take Shelter (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $1.73M

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.


Nocturnal Animals (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $10.64M

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.


Midnight Special (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 152 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $3.71M

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


Shotgun Stories (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 150 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $0.05M

Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these ...


99 Homes (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $1.41M

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.


Premium Rush (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $20.28M

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


The Iceman (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $1.94M

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.


The Runaways (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $3.57M

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.


What They Had (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $0.26M

Bridget returns home at her brother's urging to deal with her ailing mother and her father's reluctance to let go of their life together.


The Harvest (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: null

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.


12 Strong (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $45.50M

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.


Bug (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $7.01M

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.


Elvis & Nixon (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $1.03M

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.


Return (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $0.01M

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.


My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: null

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


Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 120 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 43 | Earnings: $0.54M

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.


The Missing Person (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 119 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $0.02M

Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed ...


Frank & Lola (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 56 | Earnings: null

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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