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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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Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Don Rickles Kelly's Heroes is a 1970 war comedy film directed by Brian G. Hutton, about a group of World War II soldiers who go AWOL to rob a bank behind enemy lines. The film stars Clint Eastwood, Telly ...more

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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

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Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war 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 ...more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland Klute is a 1971 crime 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 ...more

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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

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Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud Murder by Decree 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

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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

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Donald Sutherland, Geneviève Waïte, Calvin Lockhart Joanna is a 1968 British drama film, directed by Michael Sarne and set in swinging London. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the ...more

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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

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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

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Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Imelda Staunton Citizen X is a 1995 biography crime drama film written by Robert Cullen and Chris Gerolmo and directed by Chris Gerolmo.

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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.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore The Hunger Games is a 2012 action, adventure film written by Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray and directed by Gary Ross.

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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

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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

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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

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Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey A Time to Kill 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 ...more

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Jon Voight, Hank Azaria, Donald Sutherland Uprising is a 2001 war/drama television movie about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The film was directed by Jon Avnet and written by Avnet and Paul Brickman. It was filmed in multiple locations, ...more

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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

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Charlize Theron, Kelly Brook, Mark Wahlberg The Italian Job is a 2003 heist 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, ...more

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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

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Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood An American Haunting is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Courtney Solomon. It stars Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'Arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The film was previewed at the ...more

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Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The film starred Kristy ...more

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Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh Backdraft is a 1991 action thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Stefanie Powers, Tallulah Bankhead Fanatic is a 1965 British thriller directed by Silvio Narizzano for Hammer Films. It stars Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughan, Yootha Joyce, Maurice Kaufmann and Donald ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Kim Cattrall, Cuba Gooding Jr. Instinct is a 1999 American psychological thriller film starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., George Dzundza, Donald Sutherland, and Maura Tierney. It was very loosely inspired by Ishmael, ...more

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Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Lara Flynn Boyle Land of the Blind is a 2006 drama film starring Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander and Lara Flynn Boyle. Land of the Blind is a dark political satire, based on several incidents ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin Virus is a 1999 science fiction action thriller film directed by visual effects artist John Bruno. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland, the film is based on a Dark ...more

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Elijah Wood, Donald Sutherland, Eddie Izzard This two part drama follows the story of Jim Hawkins, who's unexpectedly drawn into the world of piracy when he discovers Flint's treasure map. However, Long John Silver will stop at nothing to ...more

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Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster 1900 is a 1976 Italian epic film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Alida Valli, and Burt Lancaster. Set in ...more

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Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland A Dry White Season is a film released in 1989 by Davros Films and Sundance Productions and distributed by MGM. It was directed by Euzhan Palcy and produced by Paula Weinstein, Mary Selway and ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Alan Arkin, Elliott Gould Little Murders is a 1971 black comedy film starring Elliott Gould and Marcia Rodd, directed by Alan Arkin in his feature directorial debut. It is the story of a girl, Patsy, who brings home her ...more

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Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland, William H. Macy Panic is a 2000 American movie, starring William H. Macy, Neve Campbell, Donald Sutherland and John Ritter.

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Will Smith, Heather Graham, Ian McKellen Six Degrees of Separation is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Fred Schepisi. It serves as a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated John Guare play of the same title, which ...more

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

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Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew Broderick, Donald Sutherland Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 American comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards as the titular Max Dugan, Marsha Mason as his daughter Nora, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, and Matthew ...more

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Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic war drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more

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Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down The First Great Train Robbery – known in the U.S. as The Great Train Robbery – is a 1979 film directed by Michael Crichton, who also wrote the screenplay based on his novel The Great Train ...more

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Juliette Lewis, Donald Sutherland, Joshua Jackson Aurora Borealis is a 2005 romantic drama film directed by James C.E. Burke and starring Joshua Jackson, Donald Sutherland, Juliette Lewis, and Louise Fletcher. The film was produced between ...more

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Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Peter Boyle Steelyard Blues is a 1973 comedy crime film starring Donald Sutherland, Jane Fonda and Peter Boyle. Tagline: If you can't beat 'em ... drive 'em crazy!

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Donald Sutherland, Geneviève Bujold, Claude Jutra The Act of the Heart is a 1970 Canadian film written, directed and produced by Paul Almond.

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Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Karl Malden Billion Dollar Brain is a 1967 British espionage film directed by Ken Russell and based on the novel of the same name by Len Deighton. The film features Michael Caine as secret agent Harry ...more

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Salma Hayek, Colin Farrell, Idina Menzel Ask the Dust is a 2006 American film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante. The film was written and directed by Robert Towne. Tom Cruise served as one of the film's producers. The film ...more

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Donald Sutherland, David Hemmings, Patricia Hodge The Disappearance is a 1997 film directed by Stuart Cooper.

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Gene Wilder, Orson Welles, Donald Sutherland Start the Revolution Without Me is a 1970 film directed by Bud Yorkin, starring Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Hugh Griffith, Jack MacGowran, Billie Whitelaw, Orson Welles and Victor Spinetti. ...more