Search results for "Sean Penn"


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

DVD release: Mar 2008

After graduating from Emory University in 1992, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity, ...  (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%

Miguel, a heroic Spanish doctor, puts himself in harm's way to deliver medical treatment to the victims of military uprisings in Africa.  (more)

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

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 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

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

Being John Malkovich (1999) RT 93% / Audience 87%

DVD release: May 2000

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters it's mad and ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Spike Jonze
CAST:  John Malkovich  •  John Cusack  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Mary Kay Place




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

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

All the King's Men (2006)

The story of an idealist's rise to power in the world of Louisiana politics and the corruption that leads to his ultimate downfall. Based on the1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Steven Zaillian
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Jude Law  •  Kate Winslet  •  Patricia Clarkson

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 • Thriller
DIRECTION:  James Foley
CAST:  Sean Penn  •  Christopher Walken  •  Mary Stuart Masterson  •  Chris Penn

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

DVD release: Mar 2000

Mick O'Brien is a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend. But when the heist of a local drug dealer goes tragically wrong ...  (more)

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

Before Night Falls (2000) RT 73% / Audience 84%

DVD release: May 2001

Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Julian Schnabel
CAST:  Diego Luna  •  Javier Bardem  •  Olivier Martinez  •  Andrea Di Stefano

Carlito's Way (1993) RT 80% / Audience 91%

DVD release: May 1998

A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Sean Penn  •  Penelope Ann Miller  •  John Leguizamo

Casualties of War (1989) RT 84% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Dec 2001

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • War
DIRECTION:  Brian De Palma
CAST:  Michael J. Fox  •  Sean Penn  •  Don Harvey  •  John C. Reilly

Crackers (1984)

Garvey is a San Francisco pawnshop operator. His unemployed and criminal friends Dillard, Turtle, and Weslake, team up with Boardwalk, a local pimp, to burgle Garvey's shop ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Louis Malle
CAST:  Donald Sutherland  •  Jack Warden  •  Sean Penn  •  Wallace Shawn