The Best Sam Shepard Movies
Over 200 movie fans have cast their votes to shape this list of the best Sam Shepard movies. The late Sam Shepard was one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors and playwrights, having earned awards such as an Oscar nomination and a Pulitzer Prize. His work in films spanned four decades, from his breakout performance in Terrence Malick's Days Of Heaven (1978) to his final role in Never Here (2017).
Many of these acclaimed performances came courtesy of iconic filmmakers like Robert Altman, who directed him in Fool For Love (1985). Few actors can boast working with both Ridley Scott on Black Hawk Down (2001) and Philip Kaufman on The Right Stuff (2016). Fans often cite his captivating presence on screen that made it impossible not to root for Shepard's characters no matter how flawed they were.
The sheer variety of roles he took on throughout his career is remarkable. Join us as we look back at some of the greatest Sam Shepard movies ever made. Vote up your favorites or add any great titles missing from the list.
A screen poem about life in America at the turn of the century. A story of love and murder told through the voice of a child and expressive images of nature in 1916. A steelworker flees Chicago after ...more
- Released: 1978
- Directed by: Terrence Malick
In 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams) are desperately in love. But her parents don't approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War ...more
- Released: 2004
- Directed by: Nick Cassavetes