Entertainment

The Best Donald Sutherland Movies 

Reference
3.2k votes 552 voters 63.9k views 100 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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.
list ordered by
1
Kelly's Heroes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles
Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of WWII soldiers who go AWOL to rob a bank behind enemy lines. The film stars Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don ...more

More Kelly's Heroes 

#618 of 720 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #42 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #73 of 591 The Best '70s Movies

2
The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including Ernest ...more

More The Dirty Dozen 

#552 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #7 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

3
Eye of the Needle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Kate Nelligan
Eye of the Needle is a 1981 American spy film directed by Richard Marquand and starring Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan. Based on the novel of the same title by Ken Follett, the film is ...more
4
MASH is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould
MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based on Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The ...more

More MASH 

#171 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timefeaturing Dramatic Stories From Behind The Scenes Of ‘M.A.S.H.’listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

5
Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more

More Ordinary People 

#68 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture #170 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Bookslisted on Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

6
Invasion of the Body Sna... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1978 science fiction thriller directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Veronica Cartwright, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy. ...more

More Invasion of the Body Snatchers 

#84 of 192 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made #61 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #29 of 59 The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins

7
The Eagle Has Landed is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland
The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall. Based on the novel The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, the ...more

More The Eagle Has Landed 

#65 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #71 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

8
Klute is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland
Klute is a 1971 thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, written by Andy and Dave Lewis, and starring Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi and Roy Scheider. It tells the ...more
9
Salem's Lot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell
Salem's Lot is a 2004 American 2 part tv mini-series which first aired on TNT from June 20–21, 2004. It is the second television adaptation of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel of the same name. ...more

More Salem's Lot 

#67 of 178 The Best Miniseries in TV History #38 of 95 The Greatest Vampire Movies of All Time

10
Murder by Decree is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud
This film is a 1979 British-Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Bob Clark. It features the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who are ...more

More Murder by Decree 

#53 of 178 The Best Mystery Movies #45 of 106 The Best Detective Fiction Movies

11
Bear Island is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave
Bear Island is a 1979 British-Canadian thriller film loosely based on the novel Bear Island by Alistair MacLean. It was directed by Don Sharp and starred Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, ...more
12
National Lampoon's Anima... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Kevin Bacon, John Belushi, Donald Sutherland
National Lampoon's Animal House is a 1978 American comedy film directed by John Landis. The film was a direct spinoff from National Lampoon magazine. It is about a misfit group of fraternity ...more

More National Lampoon's Animal House 

#170 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #10 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing Behind The Scenes Stories From 'Animal House' That Are Way More Insane Than The Movie

13
Ad Astra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga
Ad Astra is a 2019 American epic science fiction thriller film directed by James Gray. Twenty years after his father (Tommy Lee Jones) left on a one-way mission to Neptune in order to find signs ...more

More Ad Astra 

#35 of 48 The Best Father-Son Movies Ever Made #425 of 565 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Timefeaturing The Most Memorable Quotes From 'Ad Astra'

14
The Hunger Games: Mockin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more

More The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 

#316 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #335 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

15
The Day of the Locust is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Jackie Earle Haley
The Day of the Locust is a 1975 American drama film directed by John Schlesinger, and starring William Atherton, Karen Black, and Donald Sutherland. The screenplay by Waldo Salt is based on the ...more
16
Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman
Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston's non-fiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and ...more

More Outbreak 

#883 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #19 of 69 25+ Great Movies That Have a Ticking Clockfeaturing The Bubonic Plague Ravaged San Francisco In The 1900s—And The Government Tried A Massive Cover Up

17
Citizen X is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton
Citizen X is a 1995 biography drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.
18
Johnny Got His Gun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards Jr., Timothy Bottoms
Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 drama anti-war film written and directed by Dalton Trumbo based on his novel of the same name and starring Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards and Donald Sutherland, with ...more
19
JFK is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon
JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more

More JFK 

#629 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #420 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

20
A Time to Kill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey
This film is a 1996 drama film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey ...more

More A Time to Kill 

#25 of 720 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #286 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #289 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies

21
Pride & Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench
Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, published in 1813. The film depicts five sisters from an English ...more

More Pride & Prejudice 

#79 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #56 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #165 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

22
Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno
Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more

More Space Cowboys 

#32 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood #201 of 565 The Greatest Sci-Fi Movies of All Time #38 of 81 The Best Clint Eastwood Movies

23
Human Trafficking is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Donald Sutherland, Mira Sorvino, Robert Carlyle
Human Trafficking is a television miniseries about an American Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent going undercover to stop an organization from trafficking people, and shows the struggles ...more
24
The Italian Job is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg
The Italian Job is a 2003 film directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Wayne and Donna Powers and produced by Donald DeLine. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Jason Statham, Edward ...more

More The Italian Job 

#52 of 113 The Best Mafia Films #187 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movieslisted on The Very Best Movies About Hackers

25
Ordeal by Innocence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Donald Sutherland Movies
Faye Dunaway, Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer
Ordeal by Innocence is a 1985 mystery film directed by Desmond Davis. It stars Donald Sutherland and Faye Dunaway. It is based on the Agatha Christie novel Ordeal by Innocence.