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

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The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like X-Men: The Last Stand and Toy Story 2.

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R. Lee Ermey has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Brett Ratner and Stanley Kubrick.

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Full Metal Jacket is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers. The film ...more

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Apocalypse Now 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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The Siege of Firebase Gloria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
The Siege of Firebase Gloria R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser, John Calvin The Siege of Firebase Gloria is a 1989 film starring Wings Hauser and R. Lee Ermey that was filmed in the Philippines. According to a question and answer period in Sydney, director Brian ...more

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The Boys in Company C is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
The Boys in Company C R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck, Andrew Stevens The Boys in Company C, directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens, Craig Wasson, Santos Morales and Michael Lembeck, is a 1978 film about United States Marines in the ...more

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Toy Story 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Toy Story 3 Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more

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The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
The Frighteners Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson and co-written with his wife, Fran Walsh. The film stars Michael J. Fox, Trini Alvarado, Peter Dobson, ...more

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Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier, originally from an unrelated script called Bug Hunt at ...more

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin ...more

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Toy Story 2 Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more

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Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Man of the House Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Paget Brewster Man of the House is a 2005 American crime comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, written by John J. McLaughlin and Scott Lobdell, and starring Tommy Lee Jones. The main plot revolves around Lt. ...more

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand Mississippi Burning is a 1988 American crime thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Chris Gerolmo. It was loosely based on the FBI investigation into the murders of three civil ...more

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On Deadly Ground Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Billy Bob Thornton On Deadly Ground is a 1994 environmental action-adventure film, co-produced, directed by and starring Steven Seagal, and co-starring an all-star cast that includes Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John ...more

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Dead Man Walking Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black Dead Man Walking is a 1995 American crime drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced and directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 2003 American horror film, and a remake of the 1974 horror film of the same name. It is a reboot of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise, marking its fifth ...more

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning is a 2006 American slasher film and a prequel to 2003's, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The sixth installment of the Texas Chainsaw franchise was ...more

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Life Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch, Anna Nicole Smith Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked Gun series, which was based on the Police Squad! television series. It was marketed with the tagline: ...more

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Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 Chad Michael Murray, R. Lee Ermey, Michael Biehn Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 is a 2001, biblically based film. It portrays, in part, the backstory of Stone Alexander from the movie The Omega Code. However, apocalyptic events portrayed in Megiddo ...more

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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey Willard is a 2003 horror film loosely based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert and a remake of the 1971 film Willard. It was not billed as a remake by the producers, but as a ...more

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Prefontaine Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey Prefontaine is a 1997 American biographical film chronicling the life of the American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine and his death at age 24. Jared Leto plays the title character and R. ...more

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Murder in the First Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy Murder in the First is a largely fictitious 1995 film, directed by Marc Rocco, about a petty criminal named Henri Young who is put on trial for murder in the first degree. The film also stars ...more

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Switchback Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover Switchback is a 1997 western thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted Levine, William Fichtner and R. Lee Ermey, set in Amarillo, Texas and moving through New Mexico & ...more

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Toy Soldiers Sean Astin, Louis Gossett, Jr. Toy Soldiers is a 1991 American action drama film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr., with a screenplay by Petrie and David Koepp. It stars Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Louis Gossett, Jr., Andrew ...more

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Saving Silverman Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Neil Diamond Saving Silverman is a 2001 comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, Jack Black and Amanda Peet. Neil Diamond has a cameo role playing himself. In the film, ...more

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Purple Hearts Cheryl Ladd, R. Lee Ermey, Lane Smith Purple Hearts is a 1984 war film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd. A Navy surgeon and a Navy nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their ...more

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Body Snatchers Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar, R. Lee Ermey Body Snatchers is a 1993 American science fiction horror film loosely based on the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney. The film was directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Gabrielle Anwar, ...more

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Fletch Lives Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman, Hal Holbrook Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase. It was directed by Michael Ritchie with a screenplay by Leon Capetanos based on the character created by Gregory Mcdonald. Fletch Lives ...more

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Scenes of the Crime Jeff Bridges, Henry Rollins, Mädchen Amick Scenes of the Crime is a 2001 film directed by Dominique Forma and written by Daniel Golka, Amit Mehta, and Forma. It was met with mixed opinions and moderate, but ultimately positive reviews. ...more

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You Know My Name Sam Elliott, R. Lee Ermey, James Gammon You Know My Name is a 1999 made-for-television movie, written and directed by John Kent Harrison. Its plot is based on the real-life story of lawman and gunslinger Bill Tilghman, who also became ...more

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Sommersby Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones Sommersby is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones. Set in the Reconstruction period following the U.S. ...more

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The Salton Sea Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo The Salton Sea is a 2002 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso, and starring Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio. Filming was done in Mecca, California and the Salton Sea.

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Skipped Parts Drew Barrymore, Mischa Barton, Jennifer Jason Leigh Skipped Parts, is a movie based on Tim Sandlin's book of the same name. Skipped Parts is the first in a series of novels based on the lives of Maury and Sam, the second and final being Sorrow ...more

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Run Ronnie Run Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Rebecca Romijn Run Ronnie Run is an American comedy film & a spin-off inspired by the HBO sketch comedy show Mr. Show. The recurring character Ronnie Dobbs is the focal point of the movie. It was directed ...more

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Recess: School's Out James Woods, Melissa Joan Hart, Katey Sagal Recess: School's Out is a 2001 American animated comedy mystery film based on the Disney television series Recess. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released theatrically in the United ...more

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Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn, Sean Hayes Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins is a 2000 Disney animated direct-to-video film that acts as a pilot to the television series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Set in the ...more

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Taking Sides Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, R. Lee Ermey Taking Sides is a 2001 German-French-Austrian-British co-production directed by István Szabó and starring Harvey Keitel and Stellan Skarsgård. The story is set during the ...more

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The Rift R. Lee Ermey, Ray Wise, Jack Scalia The Rift is a 1990 film directed by Juan Piquer Simón and starring R. Lee Ermey involving a submarine rescue that goes awry. It is one of many underwater-themed movies released around ...more

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True Identity James Earl Jones, Frank Langella, Michael Jai White True Identity is a 1991 American comedy film directed by Charles Lane and starring Lenny Henry, Frank Langella and Anne-Marie Johnson. The plot revolves around a black man, who disguises himself ...more

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Love Is A Gun Kelly Preston, Eric Roberts, R. Lee Ermey Love Is A Gun is a 1994 crime, drama and mystery film directed and written by David Hartwell.

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Demonstone R. Lee Ermey, Jan-Michael Vincent, Peter Brown Demonstone is a 1989 thriller about two US Marines in Manila investigating a series of crimes. It was shot under the title Heartstone.

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Frank McKlusky, C.I. Dolly Parton, Tracy Morgan, Molly Sims Frank McKlusky, C.I. is a 2002 comedy film written by Dave Sheridan and Mark Perez, and directed by Arlene Sanford. The film stars Sheridan in the titular role. The film was given a very limited ...more

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Under the Hula Moon Stephen Baldwin, R. Lee Ermey, Chris Penn Under the Hula Moon is an action comedy film from 1995 directed by Jeff Celentano. It features the talents of Stephen Baldwin, Emily Lloyd, Chris Penn, and Musetta Vander.

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An Okay Place to Eat R. Lee Ermey, Jim Cummings, Jason Marsden An Okay Place to Eat is a 2010 short comedy film written by Andrew Racho and Evan Dannemiller and directed by Andrew Racho.

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Shark Bait Evan Rachel Wood, Andy Dick, Rob Schneider Shark Bait is a 2006 South Korean-American computer animated film. The plot revolves around Pi and his attempt to win the heart of Cordelia while dealing with a tiger shark who is terrorizing ...more

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Soul of the Game Salli Richardson, R. Lee Ermey, Blair Underwood Soul of the Game is a 1996 made-for-television movie about Negro league baseball. The film starred Blair Underwood as Jackie Robinson, Delroy Lindo as Satchel Paige, Mykelti Williamson as Josh ...more

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Rough Riders Gary Busey, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott Rough Riders is a 1997 television miniseries directed and co-written by John Milius about future President Theodore Roosevelt and the regiment known as the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry; aka the ...more

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Solstice Amanda Seyfried, Tyler Hoechlin, Hilarie Burton Solstice is a 2008 American supernatural horror remake of the Danish film Midsommer from 2003. It is directed by Daniel Myrick and co-written by Myrick, Ethan Erwin and Martin Musatov, and ...more

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Weapons of Mass Distraction Ben Kingsley, Gabriel Byrne, Mimi Rogers Weapons of Mass Distraction is a 1997 film starring Gabriel Byrne, Ben Kingsley, Mimi Rogers, Jeffrey Tambor, and other stars in an ensemble cast, about two media moguls and their fight over ...more