Search results for "Sean Penn"


Into the Wild (2007) RT 82% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2008

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  William Hurt  •  Jena Malone

11'09"01 September 11 (2002)

11 directors show their view on the terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn  •  Alejandro González Iñárritu  •  Shôhei Imamura  •  Ken Loach  •  Amos Gitai  •  Danis Tanović  •  Mira Nair  •  Samira Makhmalbaf  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Idrissa Ouedraogo
CAST:  Ernest Borgnine  •  Maryam Karimi  •  Emmanuelle Laborit  •  Jérôme Horry

The Pledge (2001) RT 78% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jun 2001

A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Helen Mirren  •  Robin Wright

The Crossing Guard (1995) RT 75% / Audience 53%

DVD release: Nov 1999

After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  David Morse  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Robin Wright

The Indian Runner (1991) RT 74% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2001

An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  David Morse  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Valeria Golino  •  Patricia Arquette

The Last Face (2016) RT 12% / Audience 40%

A love story set against the backdrop of war-torn Africa. Miguel, a heroic Spanish doctor, puts himself in harm's way to deliver medical treatment to the victims of military ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Sean Penn
CAST:  Charlize Theron  •  Javier Bardem  •  Adèle Exarchopoulos  •  Jared Harris

The Tree of Life (2011)

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Terrence Malick
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Sean Penn  •  Jessica Chastain  •  Fiona Shaw

21 Grams (2003) RT 80% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Mar 2004

This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Alejandro González Iñárritu
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Naomi Watts  •  Benicio del Toro  •  Danny Huston

At Close Range (1986) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Based upon the true story of Bruce Johnston Sr., his son, and his brothers; together, they constituted one of suburban Philadelphia's most notorious crime families during the ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Chris Penn

Bad Boys (1983) RT 89% / Audience 81%

DVD release: Mar 2000

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien has been sent to a juvenile prison for vehicular manslaughter. Most unfortunately, the person he kills is the kid brother of his nemesis Paco ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Reni Santoni  •  Jim Moody  •  Eric Gurry




The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) RT 51% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Apr 2014

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Shirley MacLaine

Dead Man Walking (1995) RT 95% / Audience 86%

DVD release: Sep 1998

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Tim Robbins
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Sean Penn  •  Robert Prosky  •  Raymond J. Barry

The Human Experiment (2013) RT 56% / Audience 67%

DVD release: Sep 2015

A documentary that explores the potential dangers of toxic chemicals in consumer products and the recent spike in unexplained health phenomena.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Dana Nachman
CAST:  Sean Penn

Gangster Squad (2013) RT 31% / Audience 57%

DVD release: Apr 2013

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Ruben Fleischer
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Ryan Gosling  •  Emma Stone  •  Josh Brolin

This Must Be the Place (2011) RT 65% / Audience 58%

DVD release: Mar 2013

A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father's executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Paolo Sorrentino
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Frances McDormand  •  Judd Hirsch  •  Eve Hewson

Fair Game (2010) RT 79% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Mar 2011

Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Naomi Watts  •  Sean Penn  •  Ty Burrell  •  Brooke Smith

Milk (2008) RT 94% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Mar 2009

The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Gus Van Sant
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Emile Hirsch  •  James Franco  •  Josh Brolin