All movies starring Michael Shannon

Man of Steel (2013) poster

Man of Steel (2013) ★ 7.0

Clark Kent is a young man who feels like an outsider because of his incredible powers. Years ago he was sent to Earth from the advanced planet Krypton, and now wonders why.

Raised by foster parents Martha and Jonathan Kent, Clark knows: having superpowers means making tough decisions. But when humanity most needs stability, it comes under attack. Can the hero restore peace or will he use his powers to finally destroy it?

Nocturnal Animals (2016) poster

Nocturnal Animals (2016) ★ 7.5

Genres: Drama Thriller
Susan has a luxurious life in Los Angeles, a wonderful husband, and her own gallery. But one day she receives an unexpected package from her ex-husband - he would like to meet, but first he asks to read his new novel. Susan has no idea that as soon as she opens the manuscript, she will return to a past she thought was safely concealed under the cover of night.
12 Strong (2018) poster

12 Strong (2018) ★ 6.5

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.
The Shape of Water (2017) poster

The Shape of Water (2017) ★ 7.3

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.
Bug (2006) poster

Bug (2006) ★ 6.1

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.
Midnight Special (2016) poster

Midnight Special (2016) ★ 6.6

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.
Elvis & Nixon (2016) poster

Elvis & Nixon (2016) ★ 6.4

Genres: Comedy History
On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock 'n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
Abandoned (2022) poster

Abandoned (2022) ★ N/A

Genres: Horror
After a young couple moves into a remote farmhouse with their infant son, the woman's struggles with postpartum psychosis begin to intensify...as the house reveals secrets of its own.
Echo Boomers (2020) poster

Echo Boomers (2020) ★ 5.7

Genres: Action Crime Drama
Two-time Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (Knives Out) stars in this gripping crime-thriller filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. A recent college graduate Lance Zutterland (Patrick Schwarzenegger) leaves school in debt, realizing everything he had worked towards was built on a lie. When he is pulled into a criminal underground operation, he finds his peers fighting the system by stealing from the rich and giving to - themselves. With nothing to lose, they leave behind a trail of destruction but with the cops closing in, tensions mount and Lance soon discovers he is in over his head with no way out.
The Quarry (2020) poster

The Quarry (2020) ★ 5.4

After murdering a traveling preacher, a fugitive drifter travels to a small town and poses as the man he killed. Though the congregation loves the drifter's sermons of forgiveness, the local police chief is suspicious of the man. Soon a gruesome discovery at a local quarry forces the killer to fight for his freedom.
The Runaways (2010) poster

The Runaways (2010) ★ 6.5

In 1975, San Fernando Valley teen Joan Larkin reinvents herself as Joan Jett, a guitarist who wants to form an all-girl punk band. She pitches the idea to a sleazy manager, Kim Fowley, who pairs her with a drummer and then searches for a face: he finds Cherie Currie, at age 15, the perfect jailbait image for his purpose; by luck, she can sing. Two others round out the band, The Runaways. Fowley books a tour, signs them to Mercury Records, and packs them off to crowds in Japan. Seeds of conflict sprout early: Fowley puts Cherie front and center in the publicity, she's soon strung out on drugs and vodka, and jealousies arise. Without adult supervision, where can Joan and Cherie end up?
What They Had (2018) poster

What They Had (2018) ★ 6.7

Genres: Drama
When old, dementia/Alzheimer's stricken Ruth walks away from home on a snowy Christmas Eve, her husband, Burt, calls his son, Nick, the police etc. Nick calls his sister, Bridget, who flies to Chicago with her daughter, Emma. Ruth is found and at the hospital. She's OK but something has to be done. Burt is also off his mind as he's bought a big convertible and is driving around in the winter with the top down. He wants to move to Florida with Ruth, not accepting her condition and not wanting to be alone. Nick shows his bar to his sister and brings up memory care facility for mom and getting power of attorney.