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The Best Donald Sutherland Movies

Updated March 6, 2020 5.0k votes 573 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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    Murder by Decree is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Murder by Decree

    Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer

    Released1979

    Directed byBob Clark

    This film is a 1979 British-Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Bob Clark. It features... more on Wikipedia

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    Bear Island is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Bear Island

    Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland

    Released1979

    Directed byDon Sharp

    Bear Island is a 1979 British-Canadian thriller film loosely based on the novel Bear Island by... more on Wikipedia
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    Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Kelly's Heroes

    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byBrian G. Hutton

    Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of WWII... more on Wikipedia

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    Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 4 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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    Eye of the Needle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Eye of the Needle

    Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Marquand

    Eye of the Needle is a 1981 American spy film directed by Richard Marquand and starring Donald... more on Wikipedia
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    The Day of the Locust is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Day of the Locust

    Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    The Day of the Locust is a 1975 American drama film directed by John Schlesinger, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

    Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor... more on Wikipedia

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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1978

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction thriller directed by Philip Kaufman,... more on Wikipedia

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    Human Trafficking is listed (or ranked) 9 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 Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Dirty Dozen

    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland

    Released1967

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Eagle Has Landed is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Eagle Has Landed

    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael... more on Wikipedia
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    Ordeal by Innocence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Ordeal by Innocence

    Faye Dunaway, Donald Sutherland

    Released1985

    Directed byDesmond Davis

    Ordeal by Innocence is a 1985 mystery film directed by Desmond Davis. It stars Donald... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    MASH is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    MASH

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland

    Released1970

    Directed byRobert Altman

    MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Klute is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Klute

    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda

    Released1971

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Klute is a 1971 thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, written by Andy and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Fanatic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Fanatic

    Donald Sutherland, Stefanie Powers

    Released1965

    Directed bySilvio Narizzano

    Fanatic is a 1965 British thriller directed by Silvio Narizzano for Hammer Films. It stars... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Panic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Panic

    Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland

    Released2000

    Directed byHenry Bromell

    Panic is a 2000 American movie, starring William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland and... more on Wikipedia
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    Salem's Lot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Salem's Lot

    Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland

    Released2004

    Directed byMikael Salomon

    Salem's Lot is a 2004 American 2 part tv mini-series which first aired on TNT from June 20–21,... more on Wikipedia

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    Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman

    Released2003

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is... more on Wikipedia

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    Ask the Dust is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Ask the Dust

    Salma Hayek, Colin Farrell

    Released2006

    Directed byRobert Towne

    Ask the Dust is a 2006 American film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    National Lampoon's Animal Hous is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    National Lampoon's Animal House

    Kevin Bacon, John Belushi

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Landis

    National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,  is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2014

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure... more on Wikipedia

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    The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism

    Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland

    Released1967

    Directed byHarald Reinl

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    Fool's Gold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Fool's Gold

    Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2008

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Fool's Gold is an 2008 American-Australian adventure-romance film from Warner Bros. Pictures... more on Wikipedia
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    The Act of the Heart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    The Act of the Heart

    Donald Sutherland, Geneviève Bujold

    Released1970

    Directed byPaul Almond

    The Act of the Heart is a 1970 Canadian film written, directed and produced by Paul Almond.amazon_watch buy button
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    Little Murders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
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    Little Murders

    Donald Sutherland, Alan Arkin

    Released1971

    Directed byAlan Arkin

    Little Murders is a 1971 black comedy film starring Elliott Gould and Marcia Rodd, directed by... more on Wikipedia

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