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The Best Donald Sutherland Movies

Updated March 6, 2020 4.6k votes 572 voters 64.8k views101 items

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List of the best Donald Sutherland movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Donald Sutherland has about 100 film credits to his name and he is still reaching new audiences with his role as President Snow in the Hunger Games films. Donald Sutherland's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Donald Sutherland movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Donald Sutherland movies will be at the top of the list. Donald Sutherland has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Donald Sutherland movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Donald Sutherland films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Donald Sutherland role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Donald Sutherland performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List films include Kelly's Heroes, Ordinary People and many additional films as well.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Donald Sutherland movies?" and "What are the greatest Donald Sutherland roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Sutherland's films with ensemble casts, you might enjoy our list of best Elliot Gould movies and best Mark Wahlberg movies.
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    Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

    Released1995

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Start the Revolution Without M is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Start the Revolution Without Me

    Gene Wilder, Orson Welles

    Released1970

    Directed byBud Yorkin

    Start the Revolution Without Me is a 1970 film directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Gene Wilder,... more on Wikipedia
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    Billion Dollar Brain is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Billion Dollar Brain

    Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

    Released1967

    Directed byKen Russell

    Billion Dollar Brain is a 1967 British espionage film directed by Ken Russell and based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Aurora Borealis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Aurora Borealis

    Juliette Lewis, Donald Sutherland

    Released2006

    Directed byJames Burke

    Aurora Borealis is a 2005 romantic drama film directed by James C.E. Burke and starring Joshua... more on Wikipedia
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    The Disappearance is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Disappearance

    Donald Sutherland, David Hemmings

    Released1977

    Directed byStuart Cooper

    The Disappearance is a 1997 film directed by Stuart Cooper.amazon_watch buy button
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    Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Space Cowboys

    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm

    Released2000

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2005

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane... more on Wikipedia

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    The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook

    Released2003

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and... more on Wikipedia

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    The First Great Train Robbery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The First Great Train Robbery

    Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland

    Released1979

    Directed byMichael Crichton

    The First Great Train Robbery – known in the U.S. as The Great Train Robbery – is a 1979 film... more on Wikipedia
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    S*P*Y*S is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    S*P*Y*S

    Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould

    Released1974

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    S*P*Y*S is a 1974 comedy about two bumbling men who are spies and targeted for elimination by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Assignment is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Assignment

    Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland

    Released1997

    Directed byChristian Duguay

    The Assignment is a 1997 spy thriller film directed by Christian Duguay and starring Aidan... more on Wikipedia
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    Max Dugan Returns is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Max Dugan Returns

    Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew Broderick

    Released1983

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 American comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards as the titular... more on Wikipedia

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    Steelyard Blues is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Steelyard Blues

    Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

    Released1973

    Directed byAlan Myerson

    Steelyard Blues is a 1973 comedy crime film starring Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda and Peter... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Revolution is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Revolution

    Al Pacino, Annie Lennox

    Released1985

    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Revolution is a 1985 British historical drama film directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert... more on Wikipedia

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    Johnny Got His Gun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Johnny Got His Gun

    Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1971

    Directed byDalton Trumbo

    Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 drama anti-war film written and directed by Dalton Trumbo based... more on Wikipedia
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    Castle Keep is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Castle Keep

    Burt Lancaster, Bruce Dern

    Released1969

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Castle Keep is a "firmly pro- and anti-war" 1969 American war film combining surrealism with... more on Wikipedia
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    Human Trafficking is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Human Trafficking

    Donald Sutherland, Mira Sorvino

    Released2005

    Directed byChristian Duguay

    Human Trafficking is a television miniseries about an American Immigration and Customs... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Trouble with Spies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Trouble with Spies

    Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty

    Released1987

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    The Trouble with Spies is a 1987 film directed by Burt Kennedy. A spy spoof comedy, it stars... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank

    Released1992

    Directed byFran Rubel Kuzui

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl... more on Wikipedia

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    Man on the Train is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Man on the Train

    Donald Sutherland, Larry Mullen

    Released2011

    Directed byMary McGuckian

    Man on the Train is a 2011 crime-drama film directed by Mary McGuckian, starring Donald... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Reign Over Me is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Reign Over Me

    Adam Sandler, Liv Tyler

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Binder

    In Reign Over Me, two former college roommates Charlie Fineman (Adam Sandler) and Alan Johnson... more on Wikipedia

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    Ad Astra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Ad Astra

    Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Gray

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    Blood Relatives is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Blood Relatives

    Donald Sutherland, Donald Pleasence

    Released1978

    Directed byClaude Chabrol

    Blood Relatives is a 1978 French film directed by Claude Chabrol.amazon_watch buy button
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    F.T.A. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    F.T.A.

    Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

    Released1972

    Directed byFrancine Parker

    F.T.A. is a 1972 American documentary film starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Interlude is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Interlude

    John Cleese, Donald Sutherland

    Released1968

    Directed byKevin Billington

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