Martin Sheen Movies

sheen-1st-photoWant to know the best Martin Sheen movies?  How about the worst Martin Sheen movies?  Curious about Martin Sheen’s box office grosses or which Martin Sheen movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Martin Sheen movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

A few years ago Sunshine625 requested a movie page that ranked all of the Sheen family’s movies.  So I put them all on one huge movie page.  It turned out well but it was probably a little too long….and the Google search gods never liked the page….so the views were pretty bad.  Well now that we are moving to a new website….I figured I give each Sheen/Estevez their very own page.  Their new individual links….Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen.

Martin Sheen (1940-) was born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez in 1940.  His acting career is now almost 60 years long.  His IMDb page shows 249 acting credits from 1956-2017. This page will rank 40 Martin Sheen movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.

Martin Sheen in 2010's The Way

Martin Sheen in 2010’s The Way

Martin Sheen Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Martin Sheen movies by co-stars of his movies.
  • Sort Martin Sheen movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Martin Sheen movies by domestic yearly box office rank
  • Sort Martin Sheen movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Martin Sheen movie received.
  • Sort Martin Sheen movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • Use the search button and sort button to make this table very interactive.
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksAdjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)Box Office Rank by YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Apocalypse Now (1979)Marlon Brando & Harrison Ford$335.5013th of 197992.33%08 / 0281.68
Departed, The (2006)Jack Nicholson & Matt Damon$169.6016th of 200687.00%05 / 0476.73
Gandhi (1982)Ben Kingsley$151.3012th of 198285.00%11 / 0873.90
Catch Me if You Can (2002)Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hanks$239.3011th of 200287.00%02 / 0072.19
Catch-22 (1970)Alan Arkin & Orson Welles$206.008th of 197079.00%00 / 0068.13
Amazing Spider-Man, The (2012)Sally Field$277.507th of 201275.00%00 / 0066.25
American President, The (1995)Michael Douglas & Annette Bening$116.4029th of 199579.00%01 / 0055.94
Wall Street (1987)Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen$94.5026th of 198775.50%01 / 0150.99
Dead Zone, The (1983)Christopher Walken$55.6037th of 198381.00%00 / 0046.91
Subject Was Roses, The (1968)Jack Albertson$25.3069th of 196978.50%02 / 0142.21
Badlands (1973)Sissy Spacek$14.40114th of 197384.50%00 / 0041.94
Gettysburg (1993)Tom Berenger$21.90106th of 199382.00%00 / 0041.93
Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane, The (1976)Jodie Foster$7.20145th of 197678.00%00 / 0037.78
Talk to Me (2007)Don Cheadle$5.60184th of 200777.50%00 / 0037.29
Way, The (2010)Directed by Emilio Estevez$4.70152nd of 201076.50%00 / 0036.69
Monument Ave. (1998)Denis Leary$0.60241st of 199877.50%00 / 0036.51
Popstar:Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)Andy Samberg$9.50129th of 201672.00%00 / 0035.31
Final Countdown, The (1980)Kirk Douglas$50.4042nd of 198058.00%00 / 0035.07
O (2001)Josh Hartnett$23.90111th of 200162.50%00 / 0033.08
Spawn (1997)Michael Jai White$100.8034th of 199734.50%00 / 0031.84
Da (1988)Barnard Hughes$1.30191st of 198865.00%00 / 0030.75
War at Home, The (1996)Emilio Estevez$0.10282nd of 199665.00%00 / 0030.59
Bobby (2006)Anthony Hopkins & Directed by Emilio Estevez$14.40154th of 200658.50%00 / 0030.38
Seeking a Friend For the End of the World (2012)Steve Carell & Keira Knightley$7.50143rd of 201262.00%00 / 0030.36
Firestarter (1984)Drew Barrymore & George C. Scott$42.9061st of 198449.50%00 / 0029.91
That Championship Season (1982)Robert Mitchum & Bruce Dern$7.40116th of 198260.50%00 / 0029.59
Rules Don't Apply (2016)Warren Beatty$4.20Too Soon For Ranking61.50%00 / 0029.55
Cassandra Crossing, The (1976)Burt Lancaster & Sophia Loren$50.2065th of 197745.50%00 / 0029.16
Rage (1972)George C. Scott$10.50134th of 197258.50%00 / 0029.12
Believers, The (1987)Helen Shaver$40.4059th of 198746.00%00 / 0027.88
Man, Woman and Child (1983)Blythe Danner$6.20122nd of 198354.50%00 / 0026.58
Cadence (1991)Charlie Sheen$4.10144th of 199152.00%00 / 0025.08
Imagine That (2009)Eddie Murphy$18.10133rd of 200946.00%00 / 0024.51
Eagle's Wing (1979)Sam Waterson$5.30165th of 197947.50%00 / 0023.14
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)Keifer Sutherland$0.20256th of 199747.50%00 / 0022.35
Enigma (1983)Sam Neill$2.40147th of 198344.50%00 / 0021.29
Love Happens (2009)Jennifer Aniston$25.80105th of 200936.50%00 / 0021.27
Beverly Hills Brats (1989)Peter Billingsley & Burt Young$0.40208th of 198940.00%00 / 0018.86
Loophole (1981)Albert Finney$1.60199th of 198139.00%00 / 0018.58
Echelon Conspiracy (2009)Edward Burns$0.70221st of 200937.50%00 / 0017.73
Siesta (1987)Ellen Barkin$1.50197th of 198736.00%00 / 0017.15
Hear No Evil (1993)Marlee Matlin$11.60137th of 199530.50%00 / 0016.14
Lost and Found (1999)David Spade$10.90144th of 199930.00%00 / 0015.79

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Martin Sheen Table

  1. Eight Martin Sheen movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 18.60% of his movies listed. Apocalypse Now (1979) is his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Martin Sheen movie grosses $50.60 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using’s 60% fresh meter.  23 of Martin Sheen’s movies are rated as good movies…or 53.48% of his movies.  Apocalypse Now (1979) is his highest rated movie while Lost and Found (1999) was his lowest rated movie.
  4. Seven Martin Sheen movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 16.27% of his movies.
  5. Five Martin Sheen movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 11.62% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  12 Martin Sheen movies scored higher than that average….or 27.90% of his movies.  Apocalypse Now (1979) got the the highest UMR Score while Lost and Found (1999) got the lowest UMR Score.
Martin Sheen in 1979's Apocalypse Now

Martin Sheen in 1979’s Apocalypse Now

10 Possibly Interesting Facts About the Sheen/Estevez Family

1. Ramon Estevez came up with his screen name Martin Sheen, by using the name of a casting director that gave him his first big break, Robert Martin, with a televangelist archbishop that he admired, Fulton J. Sheen.

2. Three of Martin Sheen’s acting children kept the family name, while Carlos became Charlie Sheen.

3. The Sheen/Estevez acting family has appeared in three Best Picture Oscar® winners…..those movies are 1982’s Gandhi, 1986’s Platoon and 2006’s The Departed. The Sheen/Estevez acting family has also starred in the two greatest Vietnam movies ever: Apocalypse Now and Platoon.

4. The Sheen/Estevez acting family has appeared in three Stephen King novels turned into movies…those movies are 1983’s The Dead Zone, 1984’s Firestarter and 1986’s Maximum Overdrive.

5. Martin Sheen has never been nominated for an Oscar®…but does have one Golden Globe® nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1968’s The Subject Was Roses. On the TV side he has 7 Golden Globe® nominations with one win and 10 Emmy® nominations with one win. Charlie Sheen also is without an Oscar® nomination. He has starred in three television programs. He won a Golden Globe® for Spin City and received 2 Golden Globe® nominations and 4 Emmy® nominations for Two and Half Men. His current show is called Anger Management.

6. Emilio Estevez has moved from acting in movies to directing movies over the last decade. He has directed 5 motion pictures so far. This includes directing his dad in 2010’s The Way which got Martin Sheen excellent reviews.

7. Emilio Estevez was an original member of the 1980’s Brat Pack. As a child he was friends with Rob Lowe, Sean Penn, and Chris Penn. They would regularly make movies using a movie camera….I bet those would be interesting to see.

8. Not to exclude the other Estevez actors…..Ramon Estevez has 19 acting credits on IMDB….his next project is called Whispers. Renee Estevez has 43 acting credits on IMDB…her last project was The Way which starred Martin and was directed by Emilio.

9. Projects that were turned down or seriously considered for: Martin Sheen was in the running to play Michael in The Godfather, Al Pacino got the part and screen history. Emilio Estevez was signed to play the lead role in Platoon….but a two year delay in production meant Charlie Sheen got the role. Charlie Sheen was considered for the Tom Cruise role in Born on the Fourth of July.

10. The Sheens/Estevezs have worked together in many many projects….some of the most successful collarborations were: Martin and Charlie played father and son in the Oscar® winning movie Wall Street, Charlie and Emilio both appeared in Young Guns which is one of their bigger box office hits. Martin appeared in the Golden Globe® Best Picture nominee Bobby which was directed by Emilio Estevez.

Check out Martin Sheen’s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

Thanks to my wife....I have this Martin Sheen autograph

Thanks to my wife….I have this Martin Sheen autograph

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31 thoughts on “Martin Sheen Movies

    1 For most of us the mention of certain celebs or other VIPs will often remind us of significant events to us in our own lives and in 1980 the one screen giant Belfast cinema The Ritz where I had spent many happy boyhood hours was converted to a 4 screen complex in keeping with the times.

    2 To mark the opening of the converted theatre Bo Derek/Dudley Moore’s 10 and Coppola’s Apocalypse Now were shown and of course the latter made Martin a star and indeed he said back in the 1980s “If I’m remembered for just two films I’ll be content if they are Badlands and Apocalypse Now.” The latter was the first time I’d seen Martin in movies.

    3 He would be pleased to see the excellent ratings that this site has given those two films but he must today have some other happy memories of his movies since he made that statement because he has turned in many subsequent fine performances

    4 In Apocalypse Now he got to share film-historic scenes with one of his own, mumbling idols and he said in an article in Rolling Stone in the 1980s that the latter actor along with Dean and Elvis were his own personal favourites and then added “But towering above them all is GEORGE [C Scott]”

    5 As two of Marty’s idols George and Mr. Mumbles both turned down Oscars to display social conscience about one thing or another I wonder what Marty thought about Bad Boy Hirschhorn [the Russel Crowe of critics] turning up and meekly accepting an award in those times and groveling to the Academy for honouring him with a shared award.***

    6 I have always liked Martin as an actor and a person and for me his most entertaining performance was as the benevolent wise-owl senior Presidential aide “A J” whose advice was so valued by Mike Douglas’ President Andrew Shepherd in the 1995 The American President and of course Martin himself plays the President in the hit TV series The West Wing. So happy birthday Mr. President!

    **Moviegoers are always wary of shared awards for a joint achievement because they are never sure which of the duo/group really was the driving force

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