Best Movies of Sam Waterston

Swimming to Cambodia (1987)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: $1.09M

Spalding Gray discusses his participation in the film The Killing Fields (1984) and the background story about the troubles of Cambodia.


Anesthesia (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $0.02M

Multiple lives intersect in the aftermath of the violent mugging of a Columbia University philosophy professor.


The Killing Fields (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 86 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $34.60M

A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.


Mahoney's Estate (1972)

Aggregate Rating: 77 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A man decides to move to the countryside and live on his own piece of land.


Mindwalk (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.77M

A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ...


The Man in the Moon (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $2.85M

A coming of age story set in the South of USA when Elvis was King.


Hopscotch (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.


Capricorn One (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret...


Heaven's Gate (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.50M

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.


Serial Mom (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.88M

A sweet mother takes a little too much at heart for the defense of her family.


The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean (1966)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A girl's abilities as a clairvoyant are used as a roadside attraction. She quickly finds great success, but tragedy ensues.


The Journey of August King (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The Journey of August King is a multi-dimensional drama about a North Carolina farmer in April 1815. August King, a widower, is on his way home as he does every year after selling his ...


Rancho Deluxe (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Two drifters, of widely varying backgrounds, rustle cattle and try to avoid being caught in contemporary Montana.


Warning Sign (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.


Sweet Revenge (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A young woman with a long rap sheet who steals cars for a living is befriended by a public defender who tries to steer her straight. But her goal is to steal and subsequently sell enough ...


Three (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Two American college friends, traveling in Europe near the Mediterranean, meet and fall for a charming English tourist. However, they agree not to test their friendship and just be friends with her. Soon, reality kicks in.


The Commission (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Using transcripts from the Warren Commission Report, this film documents the workings of the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.


Sweet William (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A young woman has a perfect love affair with a zealous writer. When she finds out that he's also a highly manipulative womanizer, it's too late - she's already too much in love to quit him. Things start to get really complicated.


Eagle's Wing (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A white trapper steals a white mustang called Eagle Wing from a Kiowa Indian who pursues him to get his horse back.


Welcome Home (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 57 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $1.03M

Jake died in Vietnam; his family mourned him, then moved on. When he reappears, quite alive, the question is, what must he do and how will his family respond to him?



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