Best Movies of Sean Penn

Mystic River (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 191 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $90.14M

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.


The Tree of Life (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 177 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $13.30M

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.


The Game (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 172 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $48.27M

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.


The Thin Red Line (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $36.39M

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.


Milk (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $31.84M

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.


Dead Man Walking (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $39.03M

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.


21 Grams (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 162 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $16.25M

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.


Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: null

A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll.


Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 145 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $4.20M

In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman.


Fair Game (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $9.53M

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.


Colors (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $46.62M

An experienced cop and his rookie partner patrol the streets of East Los Angeles while trying to keep the gang violence under control.


The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $0.70M

Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.


The Interpreter (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 134 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $72.52M

Political intrigue and deception unfold inside the United Nations, where a U.S. Secret Service agent is assigned to investigate an interpreter who overhears an assassination plot.


This Must Be the Place (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $0.14M

Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II.


Gangster Squad (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 40 | Earnings: $46.00M

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.


U Turn (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $6.63M

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.


Taps (1981)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 49 | Earnings: null

Military cadets take extreme measures to insure the future of their academy when its existence is threatened by local condo developers.


Up at the Villa (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $2.93M

Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the ...


I Am Sam (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 28 | Earnings: $40.27M

A mentally handicapped man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold hearted lawyer the value of love and family.


The Weight of Water (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 105 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 45 | Earnings: $0.10M

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ...



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