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The Best Martin Sheen Movies

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List of the best Martin Sheen movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Martin Sheen'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 Martin Sheen movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Martin Sheen movies will be at the top of the list. Martin Sheen has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Martin Sheen movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Martin Sheen films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    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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    Gandhi

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United Kingdom's...  more

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    The Believers

    Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    The Believers is a horror/neo-noir film directed by John Schlesinger, released in 1987 and starring Martin Sheen, Robert Loggia and Helen Shaver. It is based on the 1982 novel The Religion by...  more
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    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane

    Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen

    Released1976

    Directed byNicolas Gessner

    The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane is a 1976 Canadian-French film directed by Nicolas Gessner and starring Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith, Mort Shuman, and Scott Jacoby. It was written...  more

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    JFK

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

    JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent cover-up...  more

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    Catch-22

    Martin Sheen, Orson Welles

    Released1970

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Catch-22 is a 1970 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. In creating a black comedy revolving around the "lunatic characters" of Heller's satirical novel set at a fictional...  more

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    Firestarter

    Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear

    Released1984

    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction thriller film based on Stephen King's 1980 Firestarter. The plot concerns a young girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency known...  more
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    Enigma

    Martin Sheen, Sam Neill

    Released1983

    Directed byJeannot Szwarc

    Enigma is a 1983 Anglo-American drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, and Kevin McNally. Based on Michael Barak's novel The Enigma, the film...  more
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    Dead Presidents

    Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

    This film is a 1995 American film written by Michael Henry Brown, also written, produced and directed by the Hughes brothers, starring Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodriguez,...  more

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    Spawn

    Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo

    Released1997

    Directed byMark A.Z. Dippé

    Spawn is a 1997 American supernatural superhero film loosely based on the comic book of the same name, by Todd McFarlane and published by Image Comics. Directed and co-written by Mark A.Z. Dippé, the...  more

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    Hot Shots! Part Deux

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1993

    Directed byJim Abrahams

    Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy/parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!. The sequel primarily spoofs the 1988 action film Rambo III. Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the film...  more

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    Conflict

    Martin Sheen, Michael Gambon

    Released1973

    Directed byJack Gold

    Conflict is a 1973 drama film directed by Jack Gold and written by Brian Moore....
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    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

    Released2012

    Directed byMarc Webb

    The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered spider,...  more

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    The War at Home

    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates

    Released1996

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

    The War at Home is a 1996 motion picture starring Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, and Martin Sheen. Estevez also directed the film as well as served as a co-producer....  more

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    Cadence

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1990

    Directed byMartin Sheen

    Cadence is a 1990 film directed by Martin Sheen, in which Charlie Sheen plays an inmate in a United States Army military prison in West Germany during the 1960s. Sheen plays alongside his father...  more
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    The Missiles of October

    Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy

    Released1974

    Directed byAnthony Page

    The Missiles of October is a 1974 docudrama made-for-television play about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The title evokes the book The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman about the missteps among the great...  more
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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, which stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud Fox, a...  more

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    A State Of Emergency

    Martin Sheen

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard C. Bennett

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    The Fourth Wise Man

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Ray Rhodes

    The Fourth Wise Man is a 1985 drama film directed by Michael Ray Rhodes and written by Tom Fontana and Henry van Dyke....  more
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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox...  more

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    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars Christopher...  more

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    The Departed

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson

    Released2006

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, and a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs. Irish Mob boss Francis "Frank" Costello (Jack Nicholson) plants...  more

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    The Execution of Private Slovik

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1974

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    The Execution of Private Slovik is a nonfiction book by William Bradford Huie, published in 1954, and an American made-for-television movie that aired on NBC on March 13, 1974. The film was written...  more
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    Badlands

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1973

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    Badlands is a 1973 American film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small speaking part,...  more

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    The Way

    Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez

    Released2010

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

    The Way is a 2010 American drama film directed, produced and written by Emilio Estevez, starring his father Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen, and Estevez. It...  more

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