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The Best Emilio Estevez Movies

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List of the best Emilio Estevez movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Emilio Estevez's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Emilio Estevez movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Emilio Estevez movies will be at the top of the list. Emilio Estevez has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Emilio Estevez movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Emilio Estevez films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Emilio Estevez role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Emilio Estevez performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

D2: The Mighty Ducks and Nightbreaker are only the beginning of the films on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Emilio Estevez movies?" and "What are the greatest Emilio Estevez roles of all time?"


  • 1

    The Breakfast Club

    Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald


    Directed byJohn Hughes

    The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes and starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, John Kapelos,...  more

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  • 2

    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen Misakian,...  more

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  • 3

    Young Guns II

    Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland


    Directed byGeoff Murphy

    Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen. It was written...  more

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  • 4

    The Mighty Ducks

    Emilio Estevez, Joshua Jackson


    Directed byStephen Herek

    The Mighty Ducks is a 1992 American sports comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, starring Emilio Estevez. It was produced by Avnet–Kerner Productions and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is...  more

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  • 5

    Young Guns

    Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland


    Directed byChristopher Cain

    Young Guns is a 1988 Western action film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. The film was the first to be produced by Morgan Creek Productions. The film stars Emilio Estevez,...  more

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  • 6

    St. Elmo's Fire

    Demi Moore, Rob Lowe


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    St. Elmo's Fire is a 1985 American coming-of-age film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film, starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Mare...  more

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  • 7


    Demi Moore, Charlie Sheen


    Directed byEmilio Estevez

    Wisdom is a 1986 American romantic crime film written and directed by its star Emilio Estevez in his filmmaking debut. The film also stars Demi Moore, along with Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright...  more
  • 8

    Maximum Overdrive

    Carrie Fisher, Stephen King


    Directed byStephen King

    Maximum Overdrive is a 1986 American science fiction action horror film written and directed by Stephen King. The screenplay was inspired by and loosely based on King's short story Trucks, which was...  more

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  • 9

    Judgment Night

    Cuba Gooding Jr., Jeremy Piven


    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    Judgment Night is a 1993 action thriller film directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jeremy Piven and Stephen Dorff as a group of friends on the run from a gang of...  more
  • 10

    D2: The Mighty Ducks

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky


    Directed bySam Weisman

    D2: The Mighty Ducks is a 1994 American sports comedy film directed by Sam Weisman. It is a sequel to the 1992 film The Mighty Ducks and produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Avnet–Kerner Productions....  more

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  • 11


    Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss


    Directed byJohn Badham

    Stakeout is a 1987 comedy film directed by John Badham and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, and Forest Whitaker. The screenplay was written by Jim Kouf, who...  more
  • 12

    Repo Man

    Jimmy Buffett, Emilio Estevez


    Directed byAlex Cox

    Repo Man is a 1984 American science fiction comedy film directed by Alex Cox. It was produced by Jonathan Wacks and Peter McCarthy, with executive producer Michael Nesmith, and stars Harry Dean...  more

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  • 13

    Men at Work

    Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez


    Directed byEmilio Estevez

    Men at Work is a 1990 American black comedy film written and directed by Emilio Estevez, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Charlie Sheen, Leslie Hope and Keith David. The film was...  more
  • 14

    D3: The Mighty Ducks

    Joshua Jackson, Emilio Estevez


    Directed byRon Lieberman

    D3: The Mighty Ducks is 1996 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman. It is the third and final film in The Mighty Ducks trilogy and was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and...  more
  • 15

    In the Custody of Strangers

    Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez


    Directed byRobert Greenwald

    In the Custody of Strangers is a 1982 ABC made-for-TV drama film. It was directed by Robert Greenwald and written by Jennifer Miller. The film stars Martin Sheen, Jane Alexander and Emilio Estevez,...  more
  • 16

    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. The...  more

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  • 17

    Mission: Impossible

    Tom Cruise, Jon Voight


    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the 1960s television series. IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must uncover the mole who has framed him....  more

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  • 18

    That Was Then... This Is Now

    Morgan Freeman, Emilio Estevez


    Directed byChristopher Cain

    That Was Then... This Is Now is a 1985 drama film based on the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton and a sequel to The Outsiders. The film was directed by Christopher Cain, distributed by...  more
  • 19

    The Public

    Emilio Estevez, Alec Baldwin


    Directed byEmilio Estevez

    The Public is a 2018 American drama film directed by Emilio Estevez. When a large group of homeless people led by Jackson (Michael Kenneth Williams) take shelter at the local library, the head...  more
  • 20

    Arthur and the Invisibles

    Madonna, David Bowie


    Directed byLuc Besson

    Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American CGI animated/live-action feature film adaptation of the 2002 children's book Arthur and the Minimoys, and the 2003 sequel Arthur and the Forbidden City,...  more
  • 21


    Anthony Hopkins, Mick Jagger


    Directed byGeoff Murphy

    Freejack is a 1992 science fiction action film directed by Geoff Murphy, starring Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. Upon its release in the United States, the film received...  more


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  • 22

    Never on Tuesday

    Charlie Sheen, Nicolas Cage


    Directed byAdam Rifkin

    Never on Tuesday is a comedy film written and directed by Adam Rifkin. The film was released on VHS Video rental by Paramount Home Entertainment in 1988 and was originally slated to be re-released in...  more
  • 23

    The L.A. Riot Spectacular

    Snoop Dogg, Emilio Estevez


    Directed byMarc Klasfeld

    The L.A. Riot Spectacular is a satire film about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Written and directed by music video director Marc Klasfeld, the film stars Emilio Estevez, Snoop Dogg, Charles S. Dutton,...  more
  • 24


    Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez


    Directed byTim Hunter

    Tex is a 1982 drama film directed by Tim Hunter and written by Charles S. Haas, based on the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. Matt Dillon and Jim Metzler play brothers who struggle after their...  more
  • 25


    Emilio Estevez, Lance Henriksen


    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Nightmares is a 1983 American horror anthology film directed by Joseph Sargent, and starring Emilio Estevez, Lance Henriksen, Cristina Raines, Veronica Cartwright and Richard Masur. The film is made...  more