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The Best Sean Bean Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 1.8k votes 293 voters 25.1k views57 items

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

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

This list is made up of many different films, including Mirror Mirror and Patriot Games.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sean Bean movies?" and "What are the greatest Sean Bean roles of all time?"

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    The Island

    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Bravo Two Zero

    Sean Bean, Ian Curtis

    Released1999

    Directed byTom Clegg

    Bravo Two Zero is a 1999 two hour television miniseries, based on the book of the same name by Andy McNab. The film covers real life events – from the perspective of Andy McNab, patrol commander of...  more
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    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first...  more

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    North Country

    Charlize Theron, Amber Heard

    Released2005

    Directed byNiki Caro

    North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson and Sissy...  more
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    When Saturday Comes

    Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite

    Released1996

    Directed byMaria Giese

    When Saturday Comes is a British film from 1996 starring Sean Bean and Emily Lloyd, directed by Maria Giese....  more
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    GoldenEye

    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    GoldenEye is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the first...  more

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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 and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. It is the second...  more

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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the...  more

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    Patriot Games

    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1992

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, but with different...  more

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    The Hitcher

    Sophia Bush, Sean Bean

    Released2007

    Directed byDave Meyers

    The Hitcher is a 2007 horror thriller film starring Sean Bean, Sophia Bush, and Zachary Knighton. It is a remake of the 1986 film of the same name starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and C....  more
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    Outlaw

    Sean Bean, Bob Hoskins

    Released2007

    Directed byNick Love

    Outlaw is a 2007 action-crime-drama film written and directed by British filmmaker Nick Love. Outlaw stars Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Bob Hoskins, Lennie James, Rupert Friend and Sean Harris. The film is...  more
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    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana

    Released2004

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's Iliad. After Paris smuggles Queen Helen to Troy, Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of the...  more

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    Sharpe's Mission

    Sean Bean, Mark Strong

    Released1996

    Directed byTom Clegg

    Sharpe's Mission is a British television drama, part of a series that follows the career of Richard Sharpe, a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. Unlike most of the other installments of the...  more
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    Cash

    Chris Hemsworth, Sean Bean

    Released2010

    Directed byStephen Milburn Anderson

    Cash is a 2010 American independent crime-thriller film directed by Stephen Milburn Anderson that stars Sean Bean and Chris Hemsworth....  more
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    The Dark

    Maria Bello, Sean Bean

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Fawcett

    The Dark is a 2005 horror film, based on the novel Sheep by Simon Maginn....  more
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    Black Death

    Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Smith

    This film is a 2010 German-British action horror film directed by Christopher Smith from an original screenplay by Dario Poloni. It stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, and Carice van Houten. Despite not...  more
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    Essex Boys

    Sean Bean, Tom Wilkinson

    Released2000

    Directed byTerry Winsor

    Essex Boys is a 2000 British crime film. It was directed by Terry Winsor and stars Sean Bean, Alex Kingston, Tom Wilkinson, Charlie Creed-Miles and Holly Davidson....  more
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    Sharpe's Revenge

    Sean Bean, Abigail Cruttenden

    Released1997

    Directed byTom Clegg

    Sharpe's Revenge is a British television drama, part of a series that follows the career of Richard Sharpe, a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. The adaptation is based on the novel of the...  more
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    Sharpe's Challenge

    Sean Bean, Padma Lakshmi

    Released2006

    Directed byTom Clegg

    Sharpe 15: Sharpe's Challenge is an action/adventure film directed by Tom Clegg....  more
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    Cleanskin

    Sean Bean, Charlotte Rampling

    Released2012

    Directed byHadi Hajaig

    Cleanskin is a 2012 British spy thriller film written and directed by Hadi Hajaig and starring Sean Bean, Abhin Galeya, Charlotte Rampling, James Fox, Tuppence Middleton, Shivani Ghai and Michelle...  more
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    The Big Empty

    Kelsey Grammer, Sean Bean

    Released2003

    Directed bySteve Anderson

    The Big Empty is a 2003 drama film directed and written by Steve Anderson. It stars Jon Favreau as a struggling actor with a bizarre request from his neighbor to deliver a suitcase that he cannot...  more
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    Equilibrium

    Christian Bale, Sean Bean

    Released2002

    Directed byKurt Wimmer

    Equilibrium is a 2002 American dystopian science fiction film written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and starring Christian Bale, Emily Watson, and Taye Diggs. The film follows John Preston, an...  more

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    Flightplan

    Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer

    Released2005

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    Flightplan is a 2005 mystery-thriller film directed by German film director Robert Schwentke and starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Kate Beahan, Greta Scacchi, and Sean Bean....  more

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    Tom & Thomas

    Sean Bean, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    Released2002

    Directed byEsmé Lammers

    Identical twins, Tom and Thomas were separated at birth and grew up living very different lives.  While Thomas is adopted, Tom remains in an orphanage and unaware of each other's existence, they meet...  more
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    The Lost Future

    Sean Bean, Sam Claflin

    Released2010

    Directed byMikael Salomon

    The Lost Future is a 2010 South African-German post-apocalyptic film from Syfy, directed by Mikael Salomon and written by Jonas Bauer. The film stars Sean Bean, Corey Sevier and Sam Claflin. It was...  more