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

If you think the best Sam Waterston role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Sam Waterston performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Eagle's Wing, Capricorn One and more!

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John Malkovich, Craig T. Nelson, Sam Waterston This film is a 1984 British drama film set in Democratic Kampuchea, which is based on the experiences of two journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran and American Sydney Schanberg. The film, which won ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty Hopscotch is a 1980 American film directed by Ronald Neame and produced by Edie Landau and Ely A. Landau. It was written by Bryan Forbes and Brian Garfield, based on Garfield's novel of the same ...more

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Woody Allen, Daryl Hannah, Mia Farrow This film is a 1989 existential drama written, directed by and co-starring Woody Allen, alongside Martin Landau, Mia Farrow, Anjelica Huston, Jerry Orbach, Alan Alda, Sam Waterston and Joanna ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Sam Waterston, Jason London The Man in the Moon is a 1991 American coming of age drama film and was the final film of director, Robert Mulligan and is also Reese Witherspoon's debut role.

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Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick, from a screenplay ...more

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Sean Young, Sam Waterston, Nell Carter The Proprietor is a 1996 film. It is a U.S.-French co-production Merchant Ivory film, directed by Ismail Merchant for Jeanne Moreau's request.

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Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Kennedy, John Gallagher Jr. The Newsroom is an American television political drama series created and principally written by Aaron Sorkin that premiered on HBO on June 24, 2012, and concluded on December 14, 2014, ...more

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O. J. Simpson, James Brolin, Elliott Gould Capricorn One is a 1978 government conspiracy thriller film about a Mars landing hoax. It was written and directed by Peter Hyams and produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment. It stars Elliott ...more

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Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Suzanne Somers Serial Mom is a 1994 American dark comedy film written and directed by John Waters, starring Kathleen Turner as the title character, Sam Waterston as her husband, and Ricki Lake and Matthew ...more

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Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close Le Divorce is a 2003 Merchant Ivory Productions film directed by James Ivory from a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Ivory, based on Diane Johnson's best-selling novel.

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Diane Keaton, Sam Waterston, Geraldine Page Interiors is a 1978 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Featured performers are Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt, Richard Jordan, Diane Keaton, E. G. Marshall, Geraldine Page, ...more

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Martin Sheen, Harvey Keitel, Sam Waterston Eagle's Wing is a Euro-Western Eastmancolor film made in 1979. It stars Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston and Harvey Keitel. It was directed by Anthony Harvey, with a story by Michael Syson and a ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. It portrays a fictional dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. ...more

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Yvette Mimieux, Sam Waterston, David Soul The Fifth Missile is a 1986 TV movie starring Robert Conrad, Sam Waterston and David Soul about an American ballistic missile submarine, based on the novel The Gold Crew by Frank M. Robinson and ...more

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Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson, Sam Waterston Just Between Friends is a 1986 drama film about two women whose friendship is tested by tragedy. The film was written, produced and directed by Allan Burns, and it stars Mary Tyler Moore, Ted ...more

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Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Sam Waterston September is a 1987 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Allen's intention for September was that it be like "a play on film," hence the great number of long takes and few camera ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Michael Moriarty The Glass Menagerie is a 1973 drama film directed by Anthony Harvey.

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Sam Waterston, Sally Kellerman, Treat Williams Dempsey is a 1983 TV movie based on the life of the heavyweight boxer Jack Dempsey that starred Treat Williams and Sally Kellerman

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Ice-T, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach Exiled: A Law & Order Movie is a 1998 television film that is based on the Law & Order police procedural and legal drama television series; it originally aired on NBC. Written by Charles ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton Shadow Conspiracy is a 1997 political thriller film starring Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton and Sam Waterston. It was the final film directed by George P. Cosmatos, who died in ...more

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Swimming to Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sam Waterston Movies
Sam Waterston, Spalding Gray, Ira Wheeler Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia is a 1987 Jonathan Demme-directed performance film. The film is a performance of Spalding Gray's monologue which centered on such themes as his trip to ...more

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Matthew Broderick, Sam Waterston, Hal Holbrook Lewis Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery is a 1997 film directed by Ken Burns.

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Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Patrick Malahide Miracle at Midnight is a TV movie based on the Rescue of the Danish Jews in Denmark during the Holocaust. It is a Disney production and premiered on ABC in 1998. It was also portrayed in Ms. ...more

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Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Ruby Dee Gore Vidal's Lincoln is a 1988 drama film directed by Lamont Johnson. PLOT: The progress of the war is seen through Lincoln's eyes, a very human figure as he contends with Generals who won't ...more