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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
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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#227 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Behind-The-Scenes Stories About Marlon Brando In 'Apocalypse Now'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek
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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#20 of 107 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time #42 of 53 The Best Movies "Loosely" Based on True Stories

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Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, James Nesbitt
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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#58 of 61 The Best Movies That Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes #21 of 37 The Best Emilio Estevez Movies

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Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen
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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#148 of 243 Critically Acclaimed Movies That Kinda Suck #199 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Gary Busey
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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Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott
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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#8 of 56 The Best '90s Western Movies #209 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt
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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#915 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #205 of 782 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #327 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas
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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#180 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #131 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #9 of 54 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Martin Sheen Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin
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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#11 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picturefeaturing All The Evidence Matt Damon's Character In The Departed Is Secretly Gaylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Martin Sheen, Jimmy Smits, Robert Loggia
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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Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen
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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#38 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture #186 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Alexis Smith
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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Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross
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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#24 of 110 The Best Aviation Movies #267 of 588 The Best Fantasy Movies

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Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight
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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#216 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #120 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever

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Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon
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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#629 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #420 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner
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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#28 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #8 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

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Sophia Loren, O. J. Simpson, Martin Sheen
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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#46 of 78 The Best Burt Lancaster Movies #216 of 223 The Best Action Thriller Movies Rated R

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Nick Nolte, Martin Sheen, Michelle Phillips
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
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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#554 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time #19 of 52 The Best Movies Based on Stephen King Books #66 of 161 The Best '80s Horror Movies

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Dead Presidents is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martin Sheen Movies
Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker
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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#40 of 720 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #23 of 74 The Best Gangster Movies of the 1990slisted on Movies Set in Brooklyn

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Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi
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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Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy, William Devane
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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Conflict
Martin Sheen, Michael Gambon, Trevor Howard
Conflict is a 1973 drama film directed by Jack Gold and written by Brian Moore.
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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Alan Arkin
The Fourth Wise Man is a 1985 drama film directed by Michael Ray Rhodes and written by Tom Fontana and Henry van Dyke.
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Sean Penn, Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker
Judgment in Berlin is a 1988 drama film written by Herbert J. Stern, Joshua Sinclair and Leo Penn, and directed by Leo Penn.