The Walking Dead: 10 Great Movies Starring The Cast
There are plenty of excellent blockbuster movies to steer toward when wanting to watch more of The Walking Dead’s cast.
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Now in its 11th and final season, The Walking Dead continues to deliver thrilling and exciting episodes to its die-hard fanbase, and just like a zombie, the adoration from viewers is unlikely to ever die.
Over the years, not all of the survivors have managed to stick around as long as fans would’ve liked, and even those that remain in AMC’s hit series are not immune to fans simply wanting to see more of them on screen. With a hugely talented collection of stars appearing throughout the post-apocalyptic show’s run, there are plenty of excellent blockbuster movies to steer toward when wanting to watch more of The Walking Dead’s cast.
10 The Boondock Saints Proves Daryl Is Just As Cool Without The Crossbow
For any of Daryl Dixon’s die-hard fans, there’s simply no better movie choice for more of Norman Reedus than the 1999 action thriller The Boondock Saints.
Reedus stars as one of the Irish American MacManus brothers, a pair of vigilantes aiming to rid their city of all crime. The Boondock Saints is Reedus at his wise-cracking, bad guy-bashing best, and the film also boasts Willem Dafoe in one of the most mesmerizing performances of his career.
9 Negan Is Another Comic Book King In Watchmen
As iconic as his role as Negan may be, Jeffrey Dean Morgan actually brought a legendary comic character to life on-screen years prior, only then it was the cigar-chomping Comedian in Zack Snyder’s film adaptation of the graphic novel, Watchmen.
For an extra fun, albeit brief look at JDM in another comic book movie, check out 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He appears in an uncredited role as Thomas Wayne, and his wife is rather incredibly played by none other than Lauren Cohan, Maggie from The Walking Dead.
8 Morgan Needs No Stick As A Gangster In Snatch
The Walking Dead has often made a habit of utilizing British actors in its cast, and when it comes to British cinema, it doesn’t get a whole lot better than Guy Ritchie’s gangster masterpiece Snatch.
Lennie James, known to walker fans as the stick-wielding Morgan Jones, stars alongside Brad Pitt, Stephen Graham, and Jason Statham. Snatch remains one of the gangster genre’s greatest entries regardless of nation, and its sharp dialogue, hilarious dark comedy, and quirky characters make this mob movie simply unforgettable.
7 Dale Plays His Part In The Green Mile Breaking Every Viewer’s Heart
The man behind the old man in the R.V. is a frequent collaborator of Frank Darabont’s, and with a connection to such an acclaimed filmmaker, it’s little surprise that Jeffrey DeMunn’s career has seen its share of excellent movies.
The pair have worked together on six occasions, including on what some consider to be the greatest film of all time, The Shawshank Redemption. In terms of Dale’s actor and his own performances though, it’s difficult to top the Tom Hanks-starring fantasy drama The Green Mile.
6 Fury Is More Head-Tilting, Crazy-Eyed Heroics From Shane
For more of The Walking Dead’s lovable rogue Shane, a fan’s best option may well be to check out the fantastically brutal series The Punisher in which Jon Bernthal plays the titular vigilante, but Bernthal’s big-screen career is just as impressive.
A strong contender for the top pick is David Ayer’s Fury, a gripping, harrowing tale of a tank crew during World War II. Fury also stars Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, and Michael Peña, and showcases Jon Bernthal at his unhinged, unpredictable best.
5 Gregory Was A Slimeball Even Back In The ’90s In The Horror Hit Candyman
Xander Berkeley’s face is a hugely familiar one to anyone with even a fleeting interest in ’90s cinema, and though he can lay claim to being one of Skynet’s victims in Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and also has appearances in the likes of The Rock, and Air Force One, Bernard Rose’s horror classic Candyman features some of the prolific actor’s career-best work.
As the unfaithful, dishonest Trevor, Berkeley displays all the sleaze that made him so captivating as Gregory in The Walking Dead. For any fans that enjoyed watching the Hilltop leader hang, Candyman has a scene that will certainly leave you grinning.
4 Michonne Is One Mighty General In Black Panther
Michonne’s actress has made her mark on the Marvel Cinematic Universe in recent years as Okoye, both Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame feature Danai Gurira prominently, but for fans looking for more of The Walking Dead’s samurai swordswoman, look no further than Black Panther.
The first MCU film to win an Academy Award is one of Marvel’s best offerings, and Danai Gurira will reprise her role in the upcoming sequel, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
3 Burning Is Proof That Glenn Has Gone From Strength To Strength Since Leaving The Show
A fan favorite amongst The Walking Dead faithful, Steven Yeun stole and then broke the hearts of viewers with his role as Glenn in the AMC’s series. As great as Yeun was in the post-apocalyptic show, few could have predicted the caliber of performance he would go on to deliver on the big screen in 2018.
Burning is a South Korean psychological thriller, and Steven Yeun’s performance in the film is one of the most acclaimed and impressive of any actor to ever appear in The Walking Dead. A chilling, engrossing thriller, Burning is a must-watch for any fan of Yeun’s.
2 A Brief Role For A Young Rick Grimes Makes Human Traffic A Must Watch
Outside of his exploits as the incomparable Rick Grimes, England’s Andrew Lincoln is perhaps best known for his cardboard confessions in the British romantic comedy Love Actually. Though it’s a great movie choice especially around Christmas time, Human Traffic is an equally enjoyable, and arguably more compelling piece of British cinema starring The Walking Dead’s Officer Friendly.
An exploration of ’90s drug and club culture, Human Traffic also features the talents of U.K. stars John Simm of Life on Mars fame and Danny Dyer.
1 Merle Delivers The Marvel Magic In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
In the entirety of The Walking Dead’s illustrious cast, no actor has a filmography capable of competing with that of Merle Dixon himself, Michael Rooker. The Hollywood star added some serious legitimacy to AMC’s undead adventure when he appeared in the first season, and his acting résumé remains unmatched even today, though likely not for long if Jon Bernthal has anything to say about it.
Tombstone, Cliffhanger, and even The Suicide Squad all offer thrilling glimpses of Rooker’s exceptional talent, though arguably his greatest role is that of Yondu, and his most inspiring performance comes in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, a showing that earned Rooker a nomination for a Best Supporting Actor Saturn Award.