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The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies 

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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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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
Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Adam Baldwin

Released: 1987

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 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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The Siege of Firebase Gl... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser, John Calvin

Released: 1989

Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith

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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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
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 Boys in Company C is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck, Andrew Stevens

Released: 1978

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

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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Seven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

Released: 1995

Directed by: David Fincher

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 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

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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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Lasseter

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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Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

Released: 2003

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

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Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

Released: 1997

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven

Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his ...more

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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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Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

Released: 1988

Directed by: Alan Parker

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Toy Story 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

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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Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer, Diora Baird

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

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O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch, Anna Nicole Smith

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Segal

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Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

Released: 2003

Directed by: Glen Morgan

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The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best R. Lee Ermey Movies
Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson, R. Lee Ermey

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tim Robbins

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Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Billy Bob Thornton

Released: 1994

Directed by: Steven Seagal

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Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steve James

Prefontaine is a 1997 American biographical film chronicling the life of the American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine. Jared Leto plays the title character and R. Lee Ermey plays Bill ...more
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Murder in the First Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy

Released: 1995

Directed by: Marc Rocco

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Sean Astin, Louis Gossett, Jr.

Released: 1991

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

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Chad Michael Murray, R. Lee Ermey, Michael Biehn

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith

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Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ted Demme

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Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Paget Brewster

Released: 2005

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Jack Black, Amanda Peet, Neil Diamond

Released: 2001

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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