Sam Shepard Movies List: Best To Worst

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Paris, Texas

(1984)
As:
Writer
Director:
Wim Wenders
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Aurore Clément, Hunter Carson
The Right Stuff
PG

The Right Stuff

(1983)
As:
Cast
Role:
Chuck Yeager
Director:
Philip Kaufman
Genres:
History, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Quaid, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Jeff Goldblum
Days of Heaven
PG

Days of Heaven

(1978)
As:
Cast
Role:
The Farmer
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Brooke Adams, Richard Gere, Robert J. Wilke, Linda Manz
Frances
R

Frances

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry York
Director:
Graeme Clifford
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
Jessica Lange, Jonathan Banks, Kevin Costner, Bonnie Bartlett
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PG-13

The Notebook

(2004)
As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Garner, Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Tim Ivey, Gena Rowlands
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PG

Resurrection

(1980)
As:
Cast
Role:
Cal
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Clifford David, Ellen Burstyn, Roberts Blossom, Richard Farnsworth
Black Hawk Down
R

Black Hawk Down

(2001)
As:
Cast
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
History, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Orlando Bloom, Jeremy Piven, Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore
Zabriskie Point
R

Zabriskie Point

(1970)
As:
Writer
Director:
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
R

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

(2007)
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Western, Crime, History
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck
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Felon

(2008)
As:
Cast
Director:
Ric Roman Waugh
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Val Kilmer, Anne Archer, Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols
Mud
PG-13

Mud

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Jeff Nichols
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Paulson, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland
Me and My Brother

Me and My Brother

(1969)
As:
Writer
Director:
Robert Frank
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Julius Orlovsky, Peter Orlovsky, John Coe, Allen Ginsberg
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PG

Country

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gil Ivy
Director:
Richard Pearce
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Lange, Matt Clark, Wilford Brimley, Theresa Graham
Raggedy Man
PG

Raggedy Man

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bailey
Director:
Jack Fisk
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, William Sanderson, Eric Roberts, Tracey Walter
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Brand X

(1970)
As:
Cast
Director:
Win Chamberlain
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Abbie Hoffman, Tally Brown, Taylor Mead, Sally Kirkland
August: Osage County
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August: Osage County

(2013)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Wells
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Ewan McGregor, Margo Martindale
Steel Magnolias
PG

Steel Magnolias

(1989)
As:
Cast
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah
Brothers
R

Brothers

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Hank Cahill
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman, Mare Winningham
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Renaldo and Clara

(1978)
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Bob Dylan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harry Dean Stanton, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Bob Dylan
Thunderheart
R

Thunderheart

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Coutelle
Director:
Michael Apted
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Val Kilmer, Graham Greene, Fred Ward, Fred Dalton Thompson
Safe House
R

Safe House

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Harlan Whitford
Director:
Daniel Espinosa
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard
Out of the Furnace
R

Out of the Furnace

(2013)
As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Cooper
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Dendrie Taylor
The Pledge
R

The Pledge

(2001)
As:
Cast
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey
Fair Game
PG-13

Fair Game

(2010)
As:
Cast
Director:
Doug Liman
Genres:
Thriller, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong, Anand Tiwari
Cold in July
R

Cold in July

(2014)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Mickle
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Don Johnson, Michael C. Hall, Nick Damici, Vinessa Shaw, Ken Holmes
Snow Falling on Cedars
PG-13

Snow Falling on Cedars

(1999)
As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Hicks
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ethan Hawke, Rick Yune, Yûki Kudô, Reeve Carney, Anne Suzuki
Don't Come Knocking
R

Don't Come Knocking

(2005)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Howard Spence
Director:
Wim Wenders
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Marley Shelton, Tim Roth, James Roday, George Kennedy
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PG-13

Voyager

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Faber
Director:
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Deborra-Lee Furness, Julie Delpy, Traci Lind, Barbara Sukowa
The Pelican Brief
PG-13

The Pelican Brief

(1993)
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Callahan
Director:
Alan J. Pakula
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, Tony Goldwyn, Cynthia Nixon
Midnight Special
PG-13

Midnight Special

(2016)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jeff Nichols
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kirsten Dunst, Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Jaeden Lieberher
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Blackthorn

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
James
Director:
Mateo Gil
Genres:
Western, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Stephen Rea, Eduardo Noriega, Magaly Solier
Inhale

Inhale

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
James Harrison
Director:
Baltasar Kormákur
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jordi Mollà, Mia Stallard, Dermot Mulroney, Diane Kruger
Swordfish
R

Swordfish

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Senator Reisman
Director:
Dominic Sena
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Don Cheadle, Drea de Matteo, Halle Berry
Crimes of the Heart
PG-13

Crimes of the Heart

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Doc Porter
Director:
Bruce Beresford
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek, Tess Harper
Safe Passage
PG-13

Safe Passage

(1994)
As:
Cast
Role:
Patrick
Director:
Robert Allan Ackerman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Susan Sarandon, Sean Astin, Robert Sean Leonard, Marcia Gay Harden
Charlotte's Web
G

Charlotte's Web

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Winick
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey
Killing Them Softly
R

Killing Them Softly

(2012)
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, James Gandolfini, Richard Jenkins
Baby Boom
PG

Baby Boom

(1987)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Jeff Cooper
Director:
Charles Shyer
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, James Spader, Kristina Kennedy
Fool for Love
R

Fool for Love

(1985)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Eddie
Director:
Robert Altman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton, Randy Quaid, Martha Crawford
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In Dubious Battle

(2016)
As:
Cast
Director:
James Franco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Zach Braff, James Franco, Robert Duvall, Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff
Hamlet
R

Hamlet

(2000)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ghost
Director:
Michael Almereyda
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Ethan Hawke, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Venora, Sam Shepard
Curse of the Starving Class
R

Curse of the Starving Class

(1994)
As:
Writer
Director:
J. Michael McClary
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Woods, Kathy Bates, Henry Thomas, Randy Quaid, Kristin Fiorella
Savannah
PG-13

Savannah

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Stubbs
Director:
Annette Haywood-Carter
Genres:
History, Romance, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Hal Holbrook, Bradley Whitford
All the Pretty Horses
PG-13

All the Pretty Horses

(2000)
As:
Cast
Director:
Billy Bob Thornton
Genres:
Western, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penélope Cruz, Angelina Torres, J.D. Young
Bandidas
PG-13

Bandidas

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Action, Western
Star Cast:
Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Denis Arndt, Dwight Yoakam
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Oh! Calcutta!

(1972)
As:
Writer
Director:
Jacques Levy
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Bill Macy, Raina Barrett, Mark Dempsey, Samantha Harper, Patricia Hawkins
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Savage/Love

(1981)
As:
Writer
Director:
Shirley Clarke
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Joseph Chaikin
The Accidental Husband
PG-13

The Accidental Husband

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Wilder
Director:
Griffin Dunne
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lindsay Sloane
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Blind Horizon

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Jack Kolb
Director:
Michael Haussman
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Faye Dunaway, Neve Campbell, Amy Smart, Val Kilmer
Ithaca
PG

Ithaca

(2015)
As:
Cast
Role:
Willie Grogan
Director:
Meg Ryan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Jack Quaid, Molly Gordon
Darling Companion
PG-13

Darling Companion

(2012)
As:
Cast
Director:
Lawrence Kasdan
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Moss, Diane Keaton, Richard Jenkins, Dianne Wiest, Kevin Kline
Stealth
PG-13

Stealth

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. George Cummings
Director:
Rob Cohen
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jamie Foxx, Josh Lucas, Wentworth Miller, Richard Roxburgh
The Return
PG-13

The Return

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ed Mills
Director:
Asif Kapadia
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Kate Beahan, Adam Scott, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Peter O'Brien
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Simpatico

(1999)
As:
Writer
Director:
Matthew Warchus
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Nolte, Albert Finney, Catherine Keener, Jeff Bridges, Sharon Stone
Buried Child

Buried Child

(2016)
As:
Writer
Director:
David Horn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Taissa Farmiga, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Larry Pine, Rich Sommer
Leo
R

Leo

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Vic
Director:
Mehdi Norowzian
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Shue, Joseph Fiennes, Dennis Hopper, Justin Chambers
Trudell
PG

Trudell

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Heather Rae
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Kris Kristofferson, Amy Ray, Val Kilmer
Walker Payne
R

Walker Payne

(2006)
As:
Cast
Director:
Matt Williams
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Patric, Drea de Matteo, Bill McCreight, Jon Stafford, Michael Harding
The Only Thrill
R

The Only Thrill

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Reece McHenry
Director:
Peter Masterson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Keaton, Robert Patrick, Tate Donovan, Diane Lane
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R

Defenseless

(1991)
As:
Cast
Role:
Det. Beutel
Director:
Martin Campbell
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
J.T. Walsh, Barbara Hershey, Mary Beth Hurt, Kellie Overbey
Curtain Call
PG-13

Curtain Call

(1998)
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Yates
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Polly Walker, James Spader, Buck Henry
Bright Angel
R

Bright Angel

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack
Director:
Michael Fields
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Burt Young, Lili Taylor, Valerie Perrine, Benjamin Bratt
Silent Tongue
PG-13

Silent Tongue

(1993)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sam Shepard
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Western
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Alan Bates, Dermot Mulroney, Sheila Tousey
Far North
PG-13

Far North

(1988)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sam Shepard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Lange, Charles Durning, Patricia Arquette, Donald Moffat, Tess Harper
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Never Here

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Stark
Director:
Camille Thoman
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Goran Visnjic, Vincent Piazza, Mireille Enos, Nina Arianda

TV Movie(s)

Purgatory
TV-14

Purgatory

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill Hickock
Director:
Uli Edel
Genres:
Fantasy, Western
Star Cast:
Peter Stormare, Brad Rowe, Eric Roberts, Donnie Wahlberg
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Ruffian

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Whiteley
Director:
Yves Simoneau
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Frank Whaley, Laura Bailey, Mark Adam, Lisa Arnold
The Good Old Boys

The Good Old Boys

(1995)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tarnell
Director:
Tommy Lee Jones
Genres:
Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Frances McDormand, Terry Kinney
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Tough Trade

(2010)
As:
Cast
Director:
Gavin Hood
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Boyd Holbrook, Lucas Black, Trace Adkins, Joey Lauren Adams
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See You in My Dreams

(2004)
As:
Writer
Director:
Graeme Clifford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jacinda Barrett, Cheech Marin, Aidan Quinn, Will Estes, Marcia Gay Harden
Shot in the Heart
R

Shot in the Heart

(2001)
As:
Cast
Director:
Agnieszka Holland
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Giovanni Ribisi, Paul Wesley, Anne Kathryn Parma, Ashley Edwards, Evyn Clark
Dash and Lilly

Dash and Lilly

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dashiell Hammett
Director:
Kathy Bates
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bebe Neuwirth, Judy Davis, David Paymer, Zeljko Ivanek
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After the Harvest

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Caleb Gare
Director:
Jeremy Podeswa
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alberta Watson, Evan Sabba, Nadia Litz, Liane Balaban
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True West

(2002)
As:
Writer
Director:
Gary Halvorson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Chad Smith, Andrew Alburger, Danielle Kennedy, Rohit Bal
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PG-13

One Kill

(2000)
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Nelson Gray
Director:
Christopher Menaul
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Eric Stoltz, Kate McNeil, Anne Heche, Bill MacDonald
Lily Dale
PG

Lily Dale

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Pete Davenport
Director:
Peter Masterson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stockard Channing, John Slattery, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tim Guinee

TV Shows and Videos

American Playhouse

American Playhouse (1981)

As:
Writer
Director:
Kirk Browning, Jack O'Brien, Jeff Bleckner, Bill Duke, Michael Roemer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Christopher Walken, Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan
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Great Performances (1971)

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo
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Welcome to the Basement (2012)

As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Barry Bostwick, Matt Sloan, Aaron Yonda, Craig Johnson, Tona Williams
Bloodline
TV-MA

Bloodline (2015)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jean de Segonzac, Mario Van Peebles, Mikael Håfström, Michael Morris, Ed Bianchi
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Jacinda Barrett, Linda Cardellini, Kyle Chandler, Norbert Leo Butz
Klondike

Klondike (2014)

As:
Cast
Director:
Simon Cellan Jones
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Madden, Ian Hart, Abbie Cornish, Marton Csokas, Tim Roth
Streets of Laredo

Streets of Laredo (1995)

As:
Cast
Role:
Pea Eye / ... (3 episodes, 1995)
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
James Garner, Sissy Spacek, Randy Quaid, Ned Beatty
ITV Saturday Night Theatre

ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)

As:
Writer
Director:
John Jacobs, Marc Miller, Valerie Hanson, Barry Davis, John Sichel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento
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Tongues (1982)

As:
Writer
Director:
Shirley Clarke
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Joseph Chaikin