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The Best Sean Astin Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Sea Lions: A California Adventure to Addicted To Fame.

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    The Goonies
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    The Goonies

    Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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    Rudy
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    Rudy

    Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin

    Released1993

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Memphis Belle
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    Memphis Belle

    John Lithgow, Sean Astin

    Released1990

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

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  • 6
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Like Father Like Son
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    Like Father Like Son

    Sean Astin, Dudley Moore

    Released1987

    Directed byRod Daniel

    Like Father Like Son is a 1987 comedy film starring Kirk Cameron and Dudley Moore. This film... more on Wikipedia

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    The War of the Roses
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    The War of the Roses

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

    Released1989

    Directed byDanny DeVito, Thomas Lofaro

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  • 9
    Courage Under Fire
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    Courage Under Fire

    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon

    Released1996

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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  • 10
    Toy Soldiers
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    Toy Soldiers

    Sean Astin, Louis Gossett

    Released1991

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

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  • 11
    50 First Dates
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    50 First Dates

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Segal

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  • 12
    Encino Man
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    Encino Man

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rose McGowan

    Released1992

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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  • 13
    Where the Day Takes You
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    Where the Day Takes You

    Will Smith, Alyssa Milano

    Released1992

    Directed byMarc Rocco

    Where the Day Takes You is a 1992 drama film directed by Marc Rocco. The film tells the story... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Forever Strong
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    Forever Strong

    Sean Astin, Arielle Kebbel

    Released2008

    Directed byRyan Little

    Forever Strong is a sports film directed by Ryan Little and written by David Pliler and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Bulworth
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    Bulworth

    Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byWarren Beatty

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    Click
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    Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken

    Released2006

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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  • 17
    White Water Summer
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    White Water Summer

    Kevin Bacon, Sean Astin

    Released1987

    Directed byJeff Bleckner

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  • 18
    Elvis Has Left the Building
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    Elvis Has Left the Building

    Tom Hanks, Kim Basinger

    Released2004

    Directed byJoel Zwick

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  • 19
    Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School

    Released2005

    Directed byRandall Miller

    Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School is a 2005 musical romance film produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
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    When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

    Jane Krakowski, Sean Astin

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn Schultz

    When Zachary Beaver Came to Town is a 2003 comedy-drama film starring Jonathan Lipnicki and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Smile
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    Smile

    Linda Hamilton, Sean Astin

    Released2005

    Directed byJeffrey Kramer

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  • 22
    The Long Way Home
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    The Long Way Home

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Astin

    Released1997

    Directed byMark Jonathan Harris

    The Long Way Home is a 1997 documentary film directed by Mark Jonathan Harris. It depicts the... more on Wikipedia

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    Harrison Bergeron
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    Harrison Bergeron

    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Hayden Christensen

    Released1995

    Directed byBruce Pittman

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  • 24
    Safe Passage
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    Safe Passage

    Susan Sarandon, Sean Astin

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Allan Ackerman

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  • 25
    Bigger Than the Sky
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    Bigger Than the Sky

    Amy Smart, Sean Astin

    Released2005

    Directed byAl Corley

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