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The Best Movies With Sun in the Title

Updated June 14, 2019 0 votes 150 voters 33.3k views

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with sun in the name? This list ranks the best movies with sun in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with sun in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with sun in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with sun in the title includes movies like Empire of the Sun, A Place in the Sun, and Under the Tuscan Sun. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word sun in it.
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    Empire of the Sun

    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller

    Released1987

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. Steven Spielberg directed the film, which stars Christian Bale, John...  more

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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Sidney Poitier, Louis Gossett

    Released1961

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    A Raisin in the Sun is a 1961 drama film, starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Roy Glenn, and Louis Gossett, and adapted from the play of the same name by Lorraine...  more

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    Tears of the Sun

    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci

    Released2003

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

    Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K. Waters commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr....  more

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    A Place in the Sun

    Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift

    Released1951

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film loosely based on the 1925 novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play, also titled An American Tragedy. It tells the story of a...  more

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    Rising Sun

    Sean Connery, Steve Buscemi

    Released1993

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    Rising Sun is a 1993 American action film written and directed by Philip Kaufman, starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Michael Crichton and Michael Backes...  more
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    Red Sun

    Ursula Andress, Charles Bronson

    Released1971

    Directed byTerence Young

    Red Sun aka Soleil rouge is a Western film with an international cast. It stars U.S.-born actor Charles Bronson, Japanese actor Toshirō Mifune, French actor Alain Delon and Swiss actress Ursula...  more
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    Under the Sun

    Helena Bergström, Rolf Lassgård

    Released1998

    Directed byColin Nutley

    Under the Sun is a 1998 Swedish film directed by Colin Nutley, adapted from the short story The Little Farm by H. E. Bates. The film stars Rolf Lassgård, Helena Bergstrom, and Johan Widerberg. Set in...  more
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    Duel in the Sun

    Orson Welles, Gregory Peck

    Released1946

    Directed byJosef von Sternberg, William Dieterle, William Cameron Menzies, King Vidor, Sidney Franklin

    Duel in the Sun is a Technicolor 1946 Western film directed by King Vidor, produced and written by David O. Selznick, which tells the story of a Mestiza girl who goes to live with her caucasian...  more

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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Danny Glover, Esther Rolle

    Released1989

    Directed byBill Duke

    A Raisin In The Sun is a TV program....  more
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    A Raisin in the Sun

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Combs

    Released2008

    Directed byKenny Leon

    A Raisin in the Sun is a 2008 television film directed by Kenny Leon. The teleplay by Paris Qualles is based on the award-winning 1959 play of the same name by Lorraine Hansberry. The film debuted at...  more
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    Journey to the Far Side of the Sun

    Herbert Lom, Ian Hendry

    Released1969

    Directed byRobert Parrish

    Doppelgänger is a 1969 British science-fiction film directed by Robert Parrish and starring Roy Thinnes, Ian Hendry, Lynn Loring and Patrick Wymark. Outside Europe, it is known as Journey to the Far...  more
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    Race the Sun

    Halle Berry, Eliza Dushku

    Released1996

    Directed byCharles T. Kanganis

    Race the Sun is a 1996 comedy-drama movie starring Halle Berry and James Belushi. The plot is loosely based on the true story of the Konawaena High School Solar Car Team, which finished 18th in the...  more
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    The Dark Side of the Sun

    Brad Pitt, Guy Boyd

    Released1988

    Directed byBozidar "Bota" Nikolić

    The Dark Side of the Sun is a 1988 American - Yugoslavian drama film starring a young Brad Pitt about a young man in search of a cure for a dreaded skin disease. It is directed by Božidar...  more
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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh

    Released2003

    Directed byAudrey Wells

    Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Audrey Wells and starring Diane Lane. Based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun,...  more

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    White Sun of the Desert

    Anatoly Borisovich Kuznetsov, Spartak Mishulin

    Released1970

    Directed byVladimir Motyl

    White Sun of the Desert is a classic 'Eastern' or Ostern film of the Soviet Union. The film is one of the most popular Russian films of all time. Its blend of action, comedy, music and drama, as well...  more
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    The Sun Also Rises

    Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn

    Released1957

    Directed byHenry King

    The Sun Also Rises is a 1957 film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name directed by Henry King. The screenplay was written by Peter Viertel and it starred Tyrone Power, Ava...  more
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    Men Behind the Sun

    Wang Gang, Runsheng Wang

    Released1988

    Directed byMou Tun-fei

    Men Behind the Sun is a 1988 drama film written by Mei Liu, Wen Yuan Mou and Dun Jing Teng and directed by T.F. Mou....  more

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    Theft Under the Sun

    Michael Wong, Julian Cheung

    Released1997

    Directed byChuen-Yee Cha

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    The Vertical Ray of the Sun

    Đỗ Thị Hải Yến, Le Khanh

    Released2000

    Directed byTran Anh Hung

    The Vertical Ray of the Sun is the third feature film by Vietnamese-born French director Trần Anh Hùng. It was released in 2000 and is the final part of what many now consider to be Tran's "Vietnam...  more
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    Evil Under the Sun

    Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg

    Released1982

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Evil Under the Sun is a 1982 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie....  more
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    A Year of the Quiet Sun

    Scott Wilson, Jerzy Stuhr

    Released1984

    Directed byKrzysztof Zanussi

    A Year of the Quiet Sun is a 1984 Polish film written and directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. It tells the story of a romance between a Polish refugee and an American soldier. The film was nominated for...  more
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    Raiders of the Sun

    Richard Norton, Rick Dean

    Released1992

    Directed byCirio H. Santiago

    Raiders of the Sun is a 1992 action, adventure, science fiction film written by Frederick Bailey and Thomas McKelvey Cleaver and directed by Cirio H. Santiago....  more
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    Prisoners of the Sun

    Russell Crowe, George Takei

    Released2013

    Directed byRoger Christian

    Prisoners of the Sun is a film directed by Roger Christian starring John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet, Carmen Chaplin, Emily Holmes, Nick Moran, Joss Ackland, Michael Higgs and Gulshan Grover....  more
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    Sun Sajna

    Mithun Chakraborty, Iftekhar

    Released1982

    Directed byChander H. Bahl

    Sun Sajna is a 1982 Hindi-language Indian feature film directed by Chander Bahl for Rajshri Productions, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta Kaur, Iftekhar, Ram Mohan and Jagdeep...  more
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    Into the Sun

    Anthony Michael Hall, Michael Paré

    Released1992

    Directed byFritz Kiersch

    Into the Sun is a 1992 action comedy film starring Michael Paré and Anthony Michael Hall....  more