Sean Penn Movies List: Best To Worst

Bad Boys
R

Bad Boys

(1983)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mick O'Brien
Director:
Rick Rosenthal
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Esai Morales, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry
Mystic River
R

Mystic River

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Markum
Director:
Clint Eastwood
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden
Into the Wild
R

Into the Wild

(2007)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Biography
Star Cast:
Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Jena Malone
The Game
R

The Game

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Conrad
Director:
David Fincher
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
James Rebhorn, Carroll Baker, Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger
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R

Carlito's Way

(1993)
As:
Cast
Role:
Kleinfeld
Director:
Brian De Palma
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Marc Anthony, John Leguizamo, Penelope Ann Miller
21 Grams
R

21 Grams

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Rivers
Director:
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston, Carly Nahon
I Am Sam
PG-13

I Am Sam

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Dawson
Director:
Jessie Nelson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Loretta Devine
Dead Man Walking
R

Dead Man Walking

(1995)
As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew Poncelet
Director:
Tim Robbins
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Celia Weston, Susan Sarandon, Raymond J. Barry
The Thin Red Line
TV-MA

The Thin Red Line

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
1st Sgt. Edward Welsh
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Thomas Jane, John Cusack, Elias Koteas, John Travolta, Nick Nolte
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
R

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeff Spicoli
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus
Milk
R

Milk

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Harvey Milk
Director:
Gus Van Sant
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna
State of Grace
TV-MA

State of Grace

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Noonan
Director:
Phil Joanou, Michael Lee Baron
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gary Oldman, Robin Wright, Ed Harris, John Turturro
At Close Range
R

At Close Range

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Brad Jr.
Director:
James Foley
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn, Millie Perkins
Sweet and Lowdown
PG-13

Sweet and Lowdown

(1999)
As:
Cast
Director:
Woody Allen
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Uma Thurman, Woody Allen, Tony Darrow, John Waters
Before Night Falls
R

Before Night Falls

(2000)
As:
Cast
Director:
Julian Schnabel
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Olatz López Garmendia, Giovanni Florido, Loló Navarro
The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

(2018)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. William Chester Minor
Director:
Farhad Safinia
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mel Gibson, Natalie Dormer, Ioan Gruffudd, Stephen Dillane
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
PG

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

(2013)
As:
Cast
Director:
Ben Stiller
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Jon Daly, Kathryn Hahn, Terence Bernie Hines
Risky Business
R

Risky Business

(1983)
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Brickman
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur
Racing with the Moon
PG

Racing with the Moon

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry 'Hopper' Nash
Director:
Richard Benjamin
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, Elizabeth McGovern, John Karlen
Taps
PG

Taps

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Cadet Captain Alex Dwyer
Director:
Harold Becker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox
Casualties of War
R

Casualties of War

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Tony Meserve
Director:
Brian De Palma
Genres:
Crime, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Michael J. Fox, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo
U Turn
R

U Turn

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Cooper
Director:
Oliver Stone
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Billy Bob Thornton, Abraham Benrubi, Richard Rutowski, Jon Voight
Colors
R

Colors

(1988)
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny McGavin
Director:
Dennis Hopper
Genres:
Romance, Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks, Grand L. Bush
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
TV-MA

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

(2004)
As:
Cast
Role:
Samuel J. Bicke
Director:
Niels Mueller
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, Crime, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle, Jack Thompson, Brad William Henke
The Indian Runner
R

The Indian Runner

(1991)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Benicio Del Toro, David Morse, Patricia Arquette, Valeria Golino, Viggo Mortensen
This Must Be the Place
R

This Must Be the Place

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
Cheyenne
Director:
Paolo Sorrentino
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Frances McDormand, Olwen Fouere, Eve Hewson, Johnny Ward
11'09''01 - September 11

11'09''01 - September 11

(2002)
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Sean Penn, Ken Loach, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mira Nair, Youssef Chahine
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Maryam Karimi, Mohamad Dolati, Agelem Habibi, Esmat Vahedi
The Pledge
R

The Pledge

(2001)
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels, Benicio Del Toro, Dale Dickey
The Falcon and the Snowman
R

The Falcon and the Snowman

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Daulton Lee
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Timothy Hutton, Joyce Van Patten, Pat Hingle, Rob Reed
Gangster Squad
R

Gangster Squad

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey Cohen
Director:
Ruben Fleischer
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, Holt McCallany, Wade Williams
The Tree of Life
PG-13

The Tree of Life

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler
Fair Game
PG-13

Fair Game

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Wilson
Director:
Doug Liman
Genres:
Thriller, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong, Anand Tiwari
The Interpreter
PG-13

The Interpreter

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tobin Keller
Director:
Sydney Pollack
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen, Yvan Attal
The Crossing Guard
R

The Crossing Guard

(1995)
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, David Morse, Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston, Piper Laurie
We're No Angels
PG-13

We're No Angels

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim
Director:
Neil Jordan
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Demi Moore, Hoyt Axton, Bruno Kirby
All the King's Men
PG-13

All the King's Men

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Willie Stark
Director:
Steven Zaillian
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Mark Ruffalo
I'm Still Here
R

I'm Still Here

(2010)
As:
Cast
Director:
Casey Affleck
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Joaquin Phoenix, Antony Langdon, Carey Perloff, Larry McHale
The Gunman
R

The Gunman

(2015)
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Terrier
Director:
Pierre Morel
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ray Winstone, Javier Bardem, Mark Rylance, Jasmine Trinca
The Weight of Water
R

The Weight of Water

(2000)
As:
Cast
Director:
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Ciarán Hinds, Sarah Polley, Ulrich Thomsen, Richard Donat
She's So Lovely
R

She's So Lovely

(1997)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Eddie Quinn
Director:
Nick Cassavetes
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Susan Traylor
Up at the Villa
PG-13

Up at the Villa

(2000)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rowley Flint
Director:
Philip Haas
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Jeremy Davies
Hurlyburly
R

Hurlyburly

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie
Director:
Anthony Drazan
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, Meg Ryan, Anna Paquin, Garry Shandling
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The Beaver Kid 2

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Groovin' Larry
Director:
Trent Harris
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Sean Penn
What Just Happened
R

What Just Happened

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean Penn
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Catherine Keener, John Turturro
Crackers
PG

Crackers

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dillard
Director:
Louis Malle
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Wallace Shawn, Donald Sutherland, Jack Warden, Larry Riley
It's All About Love
R

It's All About Love

(2003)
As:
Cast
Role:
Marciello
Director:
Thomas Vinterberg
Genres:
Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Douglas Henshall, Alun Armstrong
Summerspell

Summerspell

(1983)
As:
Cast
Director:
Lina Shanklin
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Louise Davis, Edna Wisdom, Vernon Lafon, Ed Wright
Hugo Pool
R

Hugo Pool

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Strange Hitchhiker
Director:
Robert Downey Sr.
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alyssa Milano, Robert Downey Jr., Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Dempsey
Pauly Shore Is Dead
R

Pauly Shore Is Dead

(2003)
As:
Cast
Director:
Pauly Shore
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Bill Maher, Corey Feldman, Ashley L. Anderson, Pamela Anderson
The Last Face
R

The Last Face

(2016)
As:
Director
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charlize Theron, Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Jean Reno
Shanghai Surprise
PG-13

Shanghai Surprise

(1986)
As:
Cast
Role:
Glendon Wasey
Director:
Jim Goddard
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Richard Griffiths, Madonna, Paul Freeman, Philip Sayer
Witch Hunt

Witch Hunt

(2008)
As:
Producer
Director:
Dana Nachman, Don Hardy Jr.
Genres:
Documentary, Crime
Star Cast:
Jack Cummings, Jackie Cummings, Allen Grafton, Ed Jagels, Brenda Kniffen
The Human Experiment

The Human Experiment

(2013)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Dana Nachman, Don Hardy Jr.
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Sean Penn
Love Hate Love

Love Hate Love

(2011)
As:
Producer
Director:
Dana Nachman
Genres:
Documentary
Judgment in Berlin
PG

Judgment in Berlin

(1988)
As:
Cast
Director:
Leo Penn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Max Gail, Martin Sheen, Sam Wanamaker, Carl Lumbly
Sound of Sun

Sound of Sun

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Man
Director:
Eva Dolezalova
Genres:
Short, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Suki Waterhouse, Eva Dolezalova
Americans

Americans

(2012)
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Commie
Director:
Jameson Stafford
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Kid Rock, Bianca Siavoshy, Rod Simmons, Shanna Collins
Loved
PG-13

Loved

(1997)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Man on the Hill
Director:
Erin Dignam
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, William Hurt, Evelyn Dignam, Anthony Lucero
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Cruise Control

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeffrey
Director:
Matt Palmieri
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Max Perlich, Harry Dean Stanton, Ed Begley Jr., C.M. Talkington

TV Movie(s)

The Killing of Randy Webster

The Killing of Randy Webster

(1981)
As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Wanamaker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, James Whitmore Jr.
Hellinger's Law

Hellinger's Law

(1981)
As:
Cast
Director:
Leo Penn
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Telly Savalas, Rod Taylor, Ja'net DuBois, Roy Poole

Animation(s)

Family Guy
TV-14

Family Guy (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Shin, James Purdum, Dominic Bianchi, Pete Michels, John Holmquist
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Ben Stiller, Bill Maher, Craig Ferguson, Dakota Fanning
Persepolis
PG-13

Persepolis (2007)

As:
Cast
Director:
Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud
Genres:
Drama, Biography, War, Animation
Star Cast:
Catherine Deneuve, Chiara Mastroianni, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian
Angry Birds
PG

Angry Birds (2016)

As:
Cast
Director:
Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Maya Rudolph, Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader

TV Shows and Videos

Friends
TV-14

Friends (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Halvorson, Kevin Bright, Michael Lembeck, James Burrows, Gail Mancuso
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Peter Gabriel: Play

Peter Gabriel: Play (2004)

As:
Director
Director:
Sean Penn, Peter Medak, David Mallet, Brett Leonard, Marcelo Anciano
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Christopher McDonald, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Kevan Allen, Youssou N'Dour
The Larry Sanders Show
TV-MA

The Larry Sanders Show (1992)

As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Holland, Ken Kwapis, Alan Myerson, Michael Lehmann, Garry Shandling
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, Bill Maher, Chris Farley, Garry Shandling, Jeffrey Tambor
Little House on the Prairie
TV-PG

Little House on the Prairie (1974)

As:
Cast
Director:
Leo Penn, William F. Claxton, Victor French, Michael Landon, Maury Dexter
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Western, Family
Star Cast:
Michael Landon, Jason Bateman, Ernest Borgnine, Melissa Gilbert
Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000

Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (2001)

As:
Director
Director:
Brian De Palma, Sean Penn, Adam Bernstein, Tim Robbins, Jonathan Demme
Genres:
Biography, Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen, Roy Bittan, Danny Federici
Barnaby Jones

Barnaby Jones (1973)

As:
Cast
Director:
Leo Penn, Walter Grauman, Seymour Robbie, Corey Allen, Michael Caffey
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Tommy Lee Jones, James Woods, William Shatner, Lee Meriwether
Two and a Half Men
TV-14

Two and a Half Men (2003)

As:
Cast
Director:
James Widdoes, Gary Halvorson, Pamela Fryman, Jeff Melman, Rob Schiller
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell
Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé: Part II - On the Run

Jay-Z Feat. Beyoncé: Part II - On the Run (2014)

As:
Cast
Director:
Melina Matsoukas
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Don Cheadle, Guillermo Díaz
Ellen
TV-PG

Ellen (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gil Junger, Robby Benson, Tom Cherones, Gail Mancuso, Rob Schiller
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bruce Campbell, Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher, Clea Lewis
Cool Blue
R

Cool Blue (1990)

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Shepard, Mark Mullin
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hank Azaria, Woody Harrelson, Paul Lussier, Ely Pouget
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Shania Twain: Dance with the One That Brought You (1993)

As:
Director
Director:
Sean Penn
Genres:
Romance, Western, Short, Music
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Shania Twain