Best Sean Penn Flicks

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1.
Milk (2008)
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Gus Van Sant ” - mkelle87
 
2.
Into the Wild (2007)
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After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. (148 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Penn directed. Does not act. ” - mkelle87
 
3.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
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A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. (122 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
“ Tim Robbins ” - mkelle87
 
4.
Colors (1988)
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An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control. (120 mins.)
Director: Dennis Hopper
“ Dennis Hopper ” - mkelle87
 
5.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
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A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
 
6.
Mystic River (2003)
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With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy. (138 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood ” - mkelle87
 
7.
Carlito's Way (1993)
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A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
“ Brian De Palma ” - mkelle87
 
8.
The Game (1997)
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Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone... (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ David Fincher ” - mkelle87
 
9.
I Am Sam (2001)
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A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family. (132 mins.)
Director: Jessie Nelson
 
10.
21 Grams (2003)
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A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con. (124 mins.)
 
11.
Fair Game (2010)
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CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration. (108 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
12.
The Crossing Guard (1995)
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Freddie Gale is a seedy jeweler who has sworn to kill the drunk driver who killed his little girl. (111 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Penn Directs. does not act ” - mkelle87
 
13.
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
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Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream. (95 mins.)
Director: Niels Mueller
 
14.
U Turn (1997)
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A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. (125 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ Oliver Stone ” - mkelle87
 
15.
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
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In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman. (95 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Woody Allen ” - mkelle87
 
16.
The Indian Runner (1991)
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A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold. (127 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Penn's directorial debut. Does not act ” - mkelle87
 
17.
Casualties of War (1989)
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During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. (113 mins.)
Director: Brian DePalma
“ Brian De Palma ” - mkelle87
 
18.
All the King's Men (2006)
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Based on the Robert Penn Warren novel. The life of populist Southerner Willie Stark, a political creature loosely based on Governor Huey Long of Louisiana. (128 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
19.
The Interpreter (2005)
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Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot. (128 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Sydney Pollack ” - mkelle87
 
20.
State of Grace (1990)
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Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with... (134 mins.)
 
21.
Judgment in Berlin (1988)
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American judge in Germany must decide if the hijacking of an East German plane into West Berlin was justified. (96 mins.)
Director: Leo Penn
“ Leo Penn ” - mkelle87
 
22.
At Close Range (1986)
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In 1978 rural Pennsylvania an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons and they become intrigued with romanticized life of crime. (111 mins.)
Director: James Foley
 
23.
Hurlyburly (1998)
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Hollywood movers and shakers dissect their own personal lives when everything seems to clash together. (122 mins.)
Director: Anthony Drazan
 
24.
Taps (1981)
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Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers. (126 mins.)
Director: Harold Becker
 
25.
Bad Boys (1983)
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Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother. (123 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
 
26.
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
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The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union. (131 mins.)
 
27.
She's So Lovely (1997)
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Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer... (100 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
28.
We're No Angels (1989)
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Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada. (106 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
29.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Terrence Malick ” - mkelle87
 
30.
The Pledge (2001)
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A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child. (124 mins.)
Director: Sean Penn
“ Penn directs. does not act ” - mkelle87
 
31.
The Weight of Water (2000)
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A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873... (113 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
“ Kathryn Bigelow ” - mkelle87
 
32.
It's All About Love (2003)
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It's All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse... (104 mins.)
 
33.
Up at the Villa (2000)
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Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death... (115 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
 
34.
Crackers (1984)
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Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake... (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
35.
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
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Glendon Wasey is a fortune hunter looking for a fast track out of China. Gloria Tatlock is a missionary... (97 mins.)
Director: Jim Goddard