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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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  • 1
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey

    Released2003

    Directed byMarcus Nispel

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  • 2
    Full Metal Jacket
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    14

    Full Metal Jacket

    Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1987

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 film directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Siege of Firebase Gloria
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    The Siege of Firebase Gloria

    R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser

    Released1989

    Directed byBrian Trenchard-Smith

    The Siege of Firebase Gloria is a 1989 film starring Wings Hauser and R. Lee Ermey that was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    The Frighteners
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    The Frighteners

    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • 5
    Apocalypse Now
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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 6
    Dead Man Walking
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    Dead Man Walking

    Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon

    Released1995

    Directed byTim Robbins

    This film is a 1995 American drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Prefontaine
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    4

    Prefontaine

    Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill

    Released1997

    Directed bySteve James

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  • 8
    On Deadly Ground
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    On Deadly Ground

    Steven Seagal, Michael Caine

    Released1994

    Directed bySteven Seagal

    This film is a 1994 environmental action-adventure film, co-produced, directed by and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Man of the House
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    Man of the House

    Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian

    Released2005

    Man of the House is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, written by John J.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Murder in the First
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    Murder in the First

    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

    Released1995

    Directed byMarc Rocco

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  • 11
    Life
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    Life

    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery

    Released1999

    Directed byTed Demme

    Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Body Snatchers
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    Body Snatchers

    Forest Whitaker, Gabrielle Anwar

    Released1993

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

    Body Snatchers is a 1993 American science fiction horror film loosely based on the 1955 novel... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Boys in Company C
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    The Boys in Company C

    R. Lee Ermey, Michael Lembeck

    Released1978

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

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  • 14
    Seven
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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released1995

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 15
    Switchback
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    Switchback

    Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid

    Released1997

    Directed byJeb Stuart

    Switchback is a 1997 western thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Toy Story
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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Toy Soldiers
    15
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    Toy Soldiers

    Sean Astin, Louis Gossett

    Released1991

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

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  • 18
    Saving Silverman
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    Saving Silverman

    Jack Black, Amanda Peet

    Released2001

    Directed byDennis Dugan

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  • 19
    Mississippi Burning
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    Mississippi Burning

    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman

    Released1988

    Directed byAlan Parker

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  • 20
    Purple Hearts
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    Purple Hearts

    Cheryl Ladd, R. Lee Ermey

    Released1984

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

    Purple Hearts is a 1984 war film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Ken Wahl and Cheryl... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    Megiddo: The Omega Code 2
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    Megiddo: The Omega Code 2

    Chad Michael Murray, R. Lee Ermey

    Released2001

    Directed byBrian Trenchard-Smith

    Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 is a 2001, biblically based film. It portrays, in part, the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 22
    The Salton Sea
    10
    5

    The Salton Sea

    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf

    Released2002

    Directed byD. J. Caruso

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  • 23
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
    12
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

    Jordana Brewster, Matt Bomer

    Released2006

    Directed byJonathan Liebesman

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  • 24
    Fletch Lives
    10
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    Fletch Lives

    Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman

    Released1989

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

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    Toy Story 2
    11
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    Toy Story 2

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

    Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia