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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.

The list you're viewing contains films like Gettysburg and Fortunes of War.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Martin Sheen include names like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Terrence Malick. Martin Sheen has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Danny Glover and Michael Douglas in terms of fame and success.

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Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

Released: 1979

Directed by: Francis 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. ...more

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The Behind The Scenes Madness Of 'Apocalypse Now' Was Even More Hellish Than You Thought #20 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1973

Directed by: Terrence 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 ...more

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Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, James Nesbitt

Released: 2010

Directed by: Emilio 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. ...more

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#59 of 61 The Best Movies That Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes #23 of 37 The Best Emilio Estevez Movies

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Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

Released: 1987

Directed by: Oliver 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 ...more

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#187 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #5 of 41 The Greatest Movies About Making Moneylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

Released: 1995

Directed by: Rob 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. ...more

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Martin Sheen Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more

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Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

Released: 1993

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

Gettysburg is a 1993 epic film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg. The film starred Tom ...more

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Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

Released: 1983

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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#127 of 250 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #272 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #165 of 847 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Gary Busey

Released: 1974

Directed by: Lamont 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 ...more
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Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen

Released: 1982

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more

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Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits, Robert Loggia

Released: 1987

Directed by: John 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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#602 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #17 of 20 20 Bad Horror Movies That Are Actually Good #133 of 161 The Best Horror Movies Of The 1980s

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Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith

Released: 1976

Directed by: Nicolas 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 ...more

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#156 of 250 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #53 of 132 The Best '70s Horror Movies #8 of 47 40+ Powerful Movies About Pedophilia

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Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

Released: 1980

Directed by: Don Taylor

The Final Countdown is a 1980 alternate history science fiction film about a modern ship that travels through time to a day before the 1941. Produced by Peter Vincent Douglas and directed by Don ...more

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#136 of 222 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time #42 of 117 The Best Time Travel Movies #324 of 588 The Best Fantasy Movies

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver 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 ...more

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#55 of 242 The Best Movies Based on True Stories #853 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

Released: 1970

Directed by: Mike 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 ...more

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Sophia Loren, O. J. Simpson, Martin Sheen

Released: 1976

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

The Cassandra Crossing is a 1976 British disaster/thriller film directed by George Pan Cosmatos and starring Richard Harris, Sophia Loren, Martin Sheen, Burt Lancaster, Lee Strasberg, Ava ...more

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#90 of 111 The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks #196 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #46 of 78 The Best Burt Lancaster Movies

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Nick Nolte, Martin Sheen, Michelle Phillips

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

The California Kid is a 1974 TV movie starring Martin Sheen, Vic Morrow, Nick Nolte, Michelle Phillips, Gary Morgan, and Janit Baldwin.
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Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen

Released: 1984

Directed by: Mark 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 ...more
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Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi

Released: 1983

Directed by: Jeannot 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 ...more
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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martin Sheen Movies
Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker

Released: 1995

Directed by: Albert 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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#57 of 726 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #12 of 93 The Best Hood Movieslisted on Movies Set in Brooklyn

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Conflict Martin Sheen, Michael Gambon, Trevor Howard

Released: 1973

Directed by: Jack Gold

Conflict is a 1973 drama film directed by Jack Gold and written by Brian Moore.
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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jim 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 ...more

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Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy, William Devane

Released: 1974

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more
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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Michael 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.