Best Movies of Sam Neill

Jurassic Park (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 221 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $356.78M

During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.


The Piano (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $40.16M

A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.


Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 81 | Earnings: $5.20M

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.


The Hunt for Red October (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 153 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $122.01M

In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?


The Dish (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 74 | Earnings: $2.25M

A remote Australian community, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.


Dead Calm (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 144 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $7.83M

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae spend some time isolated at sea when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.


Little Fish (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 77 | Earnings: null

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.


Children of the Revolution (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 139 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $0.83M

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...


The Hunter (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $0.18M

Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by a mysterious biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.


The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $75.37M

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.


Daybreakers (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $29.98M

In the year 2019, a plague has transformed almost every human into vampires. Faced with a dwindling blood supply, the fractured dominant race plots their survival; meanwhile, a researcher works with a covert band of vamps on a way to save humankind.


Skin (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: null

Based on the true story of a black girl who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era.


The Daughter (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $0.03M

The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.


Wimbledon (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $16.83M

A pro tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119. Fortunately for him, he meets a young player on the women's circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon.


In the Mouth of Madness (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $8.95M

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.


Blackbird (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: null

A terminally ill mother arranges to bring her family together one last time before she dies. A remake of the 2014 Danish film 'Silent Heart'.


The Vow (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 43 | Earnings: $125.01M

A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again.


Yes (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $0.40M

In this film, told almost entirely in iambic pentameter, She is a scientist in a loveless marriage to Anthony, a devious politician. He is a Lebanese doctor in self-imposed exile, working ...


Jurassic Park III (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 119 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 42 | Earnings: $181.17M

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.


Event Horizon (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 35 | Earnings: $26.62M

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.



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