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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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  • Wall Street1
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • JFK2
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gettysburg3
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    Gettysburg

    Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger

    Released1993

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

    Gettysburg is a 1993 epic film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the... more on Wikipedia
  • The Dead Zone4
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • The American President5
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Catch-226
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Departed7
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Believers8
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Gandhi9
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Apocalypse Now10
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Badlands11
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Firestarter12
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Enigma13
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Hot Shots! Part Deux14
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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!.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Dead Presidents15
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cadence16
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • The Execution of Private Slovik17
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Conflict18
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    Conflict

    Martin Sheen, Michael Gambon

    Released1973

    Directed byJack Gold

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  • The Missiles of October19
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • The Way20
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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,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Fourth Wise Man21
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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...Amazon_watch buy button
  • The War at Home22
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Judgment in Berlin23
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    Judgment in Berlin

    Sean Penn, Martin Sheen

    Released1988

    Directed byLeo Penn

    Judgment in Berlin is a 1988 drama film written by Herbert J. Stern, Joshua Sinclair and Leo...Amazon_watch buy button
  • That Championship Season24
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    That Championship Season

    Martin Sheen, Robert Mitchum

    Released1982

    Directed byJason Miller

    That Championship Season is Jason Miller's 1982 film version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize... more on Wikipedia
  • Eagle's Wing25
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    Eagle's Wing

    Martin Sheen, Harvey Keitel

    Released1979

    Directed byAnthony Harvey

    Eagle's Wing is a Euro-Western Eastmancolor film made in 1979. It stars Martin Sheen, Sam... more on Wikipedia