In memory of Sam Shepard

by loggins1983 | created - 01 Aug 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

In memory of the passing of a great actor and writer.

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1. Days of Heaven (1978)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

Votes: 44,476

2. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 50,928 | Gross: $21.50M

3. Buried Child (2016)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Live theatrical production of Sam Shepard's play about a grandson who brings his girlfriend home to meet his family and uncovers the destructive nature of dark family secrets.

Director: David Horn | Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Larry Pine

Votes: 27

4. Blackthorn (2011)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Western

61 Metascore

In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy (now calling himself James Blackthorn) pines for one last sight of home, an adventure that aligns him with a young robber and makes the duo a target for gangs and lawmen alike.

Director: Mateo Gil | Stars: Sam Shepard, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea, Magaly Solier

Votes: 8,376 | Gross: $0.20M

5. Dash and Lilly (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

Biographical look at the bombastic love affair that writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman shared in 1940 and 50's Hollywood. Refusing to marry, but deeply in love, the two engaged in... See full summary »

Director: Kathy Bates | Stars: Sam Shepard, Judy Davis, Bebe Neuwirth, Laurence Luckinbill

Votes: 254

6. Fool for Love (1985)

R | 106 min | Drama

May is waiting for her boyfriend in a run-down American motel, when an old flame turns up and threatens to undermine her efforts and drag her back into the life that she was running away from. The situation soon turns complicated.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid

Votes: 2,023 | Gross: $0.84M

7. Mud (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard

Votes: 153,620 | Gross: $21.59M

8. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

R | 160 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

Robert Ford, who's idolized Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Sam Shepard, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 153,966 | Gross: $3.90M

9. Paris, Texas (1984)

R | 145 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Travis Henderson, an aimless drifter who has been missing for four years, wanders out of the desert and must reconnect with society, himself, his life, and his family.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément

Votes: 70,898 | Gross: $2.18M

10. Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, War

74 Metascore

160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Votes: 331,241 | Gross: $108.64M

11. Frances (1982)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

The story of Frances Farmer's meteoric rise to fame in Hollywood and the tragic turn her life took when she was blacklisted.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Jessica Lange, Kim Stanley, Sam Shepard, Bart Burns

Votes: 6,157 | Gross: $5.00M

12. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

55 Metascore

An aging cowboy movie star deserts a film set and tries to reconnect with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in thirty years, only to learn that he has a child he never knew about.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

Votes: 6,863 | Gross: $0.44M

13. Country (1984)

PG | 105 min | Drama

Gilbert Ivy and his wife Jewell are farmers. They seem to be working against the odds, producing no financial surplus. Gilbert has lost hope of ever becoming prosperous, but his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Pearce | Stars: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Matt Clark

Votes: 1,587 | Gross: $9.64M

14. Crimes of the Heart (1986)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard

Votes: 3,267 | Gross: $22.91M

15. Cold in July (2014)

R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw

Votes: 31,212 | Gross: $0.41M

16. Resurrection (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

Edna Mae Macaulay experiences the afterlife for a brief time after a car accident that kills her husband. As she begins her long process of physical healing, she discovers that she has the ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Votes: 2,443 | Gross: $3.91M

17. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: True West (1984)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A videotaped stage performance of Sam Shepard's play

Director: Allan A. Goldstein | Stars: John Malkovich, Sam Schacht, Gary Sinise, Margaret Thomson

Votes: 422

18. Ruffian (2007 TV Movie)

85 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A look at the life of the thoroughbred filly that dominated horse racing in the early 1970s.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Sam Shepard, Frank Whaley, Mark Adam, Lisa Arnold

Votes: 397

19. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 12,690 | Gross: $22.66M

20. Simpatico (1999)

R | 106 min | Drama, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

As youths in Azusa, Vinnie, Carter, and Rosie pull off a racing scam, substituting winners for plodders and winning big bucks on long odds. When an official uncovers the scam, they set him ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Nick Nolte, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone, Catherine Keener

Votes: 3,156 | Gross: $0.90M

21. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 66,262 | Gross: $3.71M

22. Out of the Furnace (2013)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

When Rodney Baze mysteriously disappears and law enforcement doesn't follow through fast enough, his older brother, Russell, takes matters into his own hands to find justice.

Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 96,901 | Gross: $11.33M

23. The Good Old Boys (1995 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 130 min | Adventure, Western

An aging cowboy must choose between his desire to remain free and the responsibilities of maintaining a family.

Director: Tommy Lee Jones | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Terry Kinney, Frances McDormand, Sam Shepard

Votes: 629

24. Streets of Laredo (1995)

300 min | Drama, Western

Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a ... See full summary »

Stars: James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty

Votes: 1,535

25. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 48,658 | Gross: $19.72M

26. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 68,131 | Gross: $100.77M

27. Voyager (1991)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, Romance

Walter Faber has survived a crash with an airplane. His next trip is by ship. On board this ship he meets the enchanting Sabeth and they have a passionate love affair. Together they travel ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Sam Shepard, Julie Delpy, Barbara Sukowa, Dieter Kirchlechner

Votes: 2,671 | Gross: $0.52M

28. Hamlet (2000)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

70 Metascore

Modern-day New York City adaptation of Shakespeare's immortal story about Hamlet's plight to avenge his father's murder.

Director: Michael Almereyda | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard

Votes: 8,650 | Gross: $1.57M

29. Far North (1988)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

After generations of being apart, an accident brings a family back together and they begin to cope with their original issues.

Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Tess Harper, Donald Moffat

Votes: 550 | Gross: $0.15M

30. Silent Tongue (1993)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Western

Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.

Director: Sam Shepard | Stars: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 965 | Gross: $0.06M

32. All the Pretty Horses (2000)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Western

55 Metascore

Two Texas cowboys head to Mexico in search of work, but soon find themselves in trouble with the law after one of them falls in love with a wealthy rancher's daughter.

Director: Billy Bob Thornton | Stars: Matt Damon, Penélope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Angelina Torres

Votes: 12,274 | Gross: $15.53M

33. Steel Magnolias (1989)

PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A young beautician, newly arrived in a small Louisiana town, finds work at the local salon, where a small group of women share a close bond of friendship, and welcome her into the fold.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Sally Field, Julia Roberts

Votes: 40,589 | Gross: $83.76M

34. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

Votes: 12,263 | Gross: $26.71M

35. Shepard & Dark (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography

66 Metascore

Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters.

Director: Treva Wurmfeld | Stars: Sam Shepard, Johnny Dark, O-Lan Jones, Scarlett Jones

Votes: 151 | Gross: $0.01M



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