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The Best Donald Sutherland Movies

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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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    Eye of the Needle

    Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy
    Eye of the Needle is a 1981 American spy film directed by Richard Marquand and starring Donald...  more
  • 2

    Bear Island

    Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland
    Bear Island is a 1979 British-Canadian thriller film loosely based on the novel Bear Island by...  more
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    Kelly's Heroes

    Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland
    Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of WWII...  more

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    The Italian Job

    Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook
    The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and...  more

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    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman
    JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It...  more

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    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland
    MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by...  more

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    Space Cowboys

    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm
    Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood....  more

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  • 8

    A Time to Kill

    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey
    This film is a 1996 drama film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name,...  more

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    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan
    Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane...  more

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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland
    Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor...  more

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    A Dry White Season

    Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon
    A Dry White Season is a film released in 1989 by Davros Films and Sundance Productions and...  more
  • 12

    The First Great Train Robbery

    Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland
    The First Great Train Robbery – known in the U.S. as The Great Train Robbery – is a 1979 film...  more
  • 13

    The Dirty Dozen

    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland
    The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee...  more

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    The Eagle Has Landed

    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine
    The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael...  more

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    Anthony Hopkins, Kim Cattrall
    Instinct is a 1999 American psychological thriller film starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding...  more
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    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman
    Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is...  more

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    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda
    Klute is a 1971 thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, written by Andy and...  more
  • 18

    Treasure Island

    Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland
    This two part drama follows the story of Jim Hawkins, who's unexpectedly drawn into the world...  more
  • 19

    The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism

    Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland
    The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism is a 1967 film directed by Harald Reinl....  more
  • 20

    An American Haunting

    Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek
    An American Haunting is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Courtney Solomon. It stars...  more

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  • 21


    Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland
    Panic is a 2000 American movie, starring William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland and...  more
  • 22

    Start the Revolution Without Me

    Gene Wilder, Orson Welles
    Start the Revolution Without Me is a 1970 film directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Gene Wilder,...  more
  • 23


    Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland
    Virus is a 1999 science fiction action thriller film directed by visual effects artist John...  more

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    Ask the Dust

    Salma Hayek, Colin Farrell
    Ask the Dust is a 2006 American film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante. The film...  more
  • 25

    Murder by Decree

    Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer
    This film is a 1979 British-Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Bob Clark. It features...  more

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