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List of the best George Sanders movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. George Sanders'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 George Sanders movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated George Sanders movies will be at the top of the list. George Sanders has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest George Sanders movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining George Sanders films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items on this list include The Quiller Memorandum and Witness to Murder.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best George Sanders movies?" and "What are the greatest George Sanders roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with George Sanders include names like Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille. If you're a fan of George Sanders, then check out our lists of the best Claude Rains and Rod Steiger movies as well.

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All About Eve Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter All About Eve is a 1950 American drama film written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It was based on the 1946 short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by ...more

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Rebecca Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. ...more

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Foreign Correspondent Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Joel McCrea Foreign Correspondent is a 1940 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It tells the story of an American reporter who tries to expose enemy spies in Britain, a series of events ...more

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The Picture of Dorian Gray Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed, George Sanders The Picture of Dorian Gray is a 1945 American horror-drama film based on Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel of the same name. Released in March 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film is directed by Albert ...more

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Natalie Wood, Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a romantic fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. In 1945, ...more

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The Jungle Book Clint Howard, George Sanders, Louis Prima The Jungle Book is a 1967 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions. Inspired by the Rudyard Kipling's book of the same name, it is the 19th animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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While the City Sleeps Vincent Price, George Sanders, Rhonda Fleming While the City Sleeps is a 1956 film noir directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Casey Robinson, the newspaper drama was based on The Bloody Spur by Charles Einstein, which depicts the story of ...more

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Hangover Square George Sanders, Linda Darnell, Alan Napier Hangover Square is a 1945 film noir directed by John Brahm, based on the novel Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton. The screenplay was written by Barré Lyndon who made a number of changes ...more

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Village of the Damned George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn Village of the Damned is a 1960 British science fiction film by German director Wolf Rilla. The film is adapted from the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. The lead role of Professor ...more

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A Shot in the Dark Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second installment in The Pink Panther series. Peter Sellers is featured again as Inspector Jacques Clouseau of the ...more

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The Quiller Memorandum Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, George Sanders The Quiller Memorandum is an Anglo-American Eurospy film adapted from the 1965 spy novel The Berlin Memorandum, by Elleston Trevor under the name "Adam Hall", screenplay by Harold ...more

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The Lodger George Sanders, Merle Oberon, Cedric Hardwicke The Lodger is a 1944 horror film about Jack the Ripper, based on the novel of the same name by Marie Belloc Lowndes. It stars Merle Oberon, George Sanders and Laird Cregar, features Sir Cedric ...more

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Ivanhoe Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM. The cast features Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George ...more

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Journey to Italy Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Paul Muller Journey to Italy is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders. The film has English dialogue; the Italian version was originally cut. ...more

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Children of the Damned George Sanders, Ian Hendry, Barbara Shelley Children of the Damned is a 1964 science fiction film, a thematic sequel to the 1960 version of Village of the Damned. It is about a group of children, with similar psi-powers to those in the ...more

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Things to Come George Sanders, Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson Things to Come is a British science fiction film produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies. The film stars Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl ...more

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Samson and Delilah Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr, George Sanders Samson and Delilah is a 1949 American romantic religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and released by Paramount Pictures. It depicts the biblical story of Samson, a ...more

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The Falcon Takes Over George Sanders, James Gleason, Lynn Bari The Falcon Takes Over, also known as The Falcon Steps Out, is a 1942 black-and-white mystery film directed by Irving Reis. The film was the third, following The Gay Falcon and A Date with the ...more

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The Black Swan Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Power The Black Swan is a 1942 American swashbuckler Technicolor film by Henry King, based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini, and starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O'Hara. It was nominated for two Academy ...more

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Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power, George Sanders Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake is a 1942 adventure film directed by John Cromwell, starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. The film was adapted from Edison Marshall's 1941 historical ...more

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The Last Voyage George Sanders, Robert Stack, Edmond O'Brien The Last Voyage is a 1960 American disaster film written and directed by Andrew L. Stone. It stars Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. The screenplay centers on the sinking of an aged ocean liner ...more

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Lured Lucille Ball, Boris Karloff, George Sanders Lured is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff.

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Lancer Spy Peter Lorre, George Sanders, Dolores del Río Lancer Spy is a 1937 film about an Englishman who impersonates a German officer, receiving fame upon arriving in Germany. A female German spy is instructed to check on him but falls in love with ...more

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Confessions of a Nazi Spy Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders, Paul Lukas Confessions of a Nazi Spy is a 1939 American spy thriller film and the first blatantly anti-Nazi film produced by a major Hollywood studio prior to World War II. The film stars Edward G. ...more

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The Kremlin Letter Orson Welles, Max von Sydow, George Sanders The Kremlin Letter is an American spy film directed by John Huston, starring Richard Boone, Orson Welles, Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Patrick O'Neal and George Sanders. It was released in ...more

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Endless Night Britt Ekland, George Sanders, Hayley Mills Endless Night is a 1972 British crime film directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Hayley Mills, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson, Hywel Bennett and George Sanders. It is based on the novel Endless ...more

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Slave Ship Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Wallace Beery Slave Ship is a 1937 film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Warner Baxter and Wallace Beery. The supporting cast features Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Jane Darwell, and Joseph Schildkraut. ...more

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Solomon and Sheba Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner, George Sanders Solomon and Sheba is a 1959 American epic historical romance film directed by King Vidor, shot in Technirama, and distributed by United Artists. It stars Yul Brynner as Solomon and Gina ...more

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Rage in Heaven Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Robert Montgomery Rage in Heaven is a 1941 American psychological thriller film noir about the destructive power of jealousy. It was directed by W.S. Van Dyke and based on the novel by James Hilton. It features ...more

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Forever Amber George Sanders, Jessica Tandy, Linda Darnell Forever Amber is a 1947 American romantic drama film starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde. It was based on the book of the same name by Kathleen Winsor. It also starred Richard Greene, George ...more

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Psychomania George Sanders, Robert Hardy, Beryl Reid Psychomania is a British horror-cult film starring Nicky Henson, Beryl Reid, George Sanders and Robert Hardy. Frequently revisited by nostalgic modern audiences for scenes filmed in the Hepworth ...more

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Man Hunt George Sanders, Roddy McDowall, Joan Bennett Man Hunt is a 1941 American thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett. It is based on the 1939 novel Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household and is set just ...more

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Jupiter's Darling George Sanders, Esther Williams, Howard Keel Jupiter's Darling is a musical romance film released by MGM in 1955 and directed by George Sidney. It starred Esther Williams as the Roman woman Amytis, Howard Keel as Hannibal, the Carthaginian ...more

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I Can Get It for You Wholesale Susan Hayward, George Sanders, Sam Jaffe I Can Get It for You Wholesale is a 1951 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Gordon. The screenplay by Abraham Polonsky is based on Vera Caspary's loose adaptation of the 1937 novel ...more

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Doomwatch George Sanders, Judy Geeson, John Paul Doomwatch is a 1972 science fiction/thriller film directed by Peter Sasdy. The film is based on the BBC series Doomwatch. The screenplay was written by Clive Exton.

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From the Earth to the Moon George Sanders, Joseph Cotten, Debra Paget From the Earth to the Moon is a Technicolor science fiction film adaptation of the Jules Verne novel From the Earth to the Moon. It stars Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, and Don ...more

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Witness to Murder Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Harry Shannon Witness to Murder is a 1954 suspense film starring Barbara Stanwyck. While the film received moderately positive reviews, it ended up as an also-ran to Alfred Hitchcock's somewhat similar Rear ...more

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Green Hell Vincent Price, George Sanders, Douglas Fairbanks Green Hell is a 1940 jungle adventure film directed by James Whale with photography by Karl Freund. The cast includes Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett, John Howard, George Sanders, Alan Hale, ...more

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The Saint's Double Trouble Bela Lugosi, George Sanders The Saint's Double Trouble is a 1940 action-adventure film produced by RKO Pictures. The film stars George Sanders as Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint", a master criminal turned ...more

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The Saint Takes Over George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale The Saint Takes Over, released in 1940 by RKO Pictures, was the fifth of eight films in RKO's film series about Simon Templar, a.k.a. "The Saint", the Robin Hood-inspired crimefighter ...more

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Moonfleet George Sanders, Stewart Granger, Jack Elam Moonfleet is a 1955 Eastman Color film filmed in CinemaScope directed by Fritz Lang which was inspired by the novel Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner, although significant alterations were made in ...more

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The Saint in London George Sanders, Sally Gray The Saint in London is a British crime film, the third of eight films in RKO's film series featuring the adventures of Simon Templar, alias "The Saint". The film starred George Sanders ...more

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The Saint in Palm Springs George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale The Saint in Palm Springs is a crime melodrama released by RKO Pictures in early 1941. The film continued the screen adventures of the Robin Hood-inspired anti-hero, Simon Templar, alias ...more

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Call Me Madam George Sanders, Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor Call Me Madam is a 1953 American Technicolor musical film directed by Walter Lang, with songs by Irving Berlin, based on the stage musical of the same name. The film, with a screenplay by Arthur ...more

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Allegheny Uprising John Wayne, George Sanders, Claire Trevor Allegheny Uprising is an American 1939 film produced by RKO Pictures, and starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne. Based on the 1937 novel The First Rebel by Neil H. Swanson, with a screenplay by ...more

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Warning Shot Joan Collins, Stefanie Powers, Lillian Gish Warning Shot is a 1967 film about a police sergeant who kills a man while on a stakeout, then must prove that it was self-defense. It is based on the novel 711 - Officer Needs Help by Whit ...more

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Summer Storm is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best George Sanders Movies
Summer Storm George Sanders, Linda Darnell, Edward Everett Horton Summer Storm is film directed by Douglas Sirk released on July 14, 1944.

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The House of the Seven Gables Vincent Price, George Sanders, Margaret Lindsay The House of the Seven Gables is a film directed by Joe May released on Apr 12, 1940.

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The Saint Strikes Back George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale The Saint Strikes Back, is a 1939 American crime film, directed by John Farrow. It marks the second cinematic incarnation of the antihero crimefighting character Simon Templar, alias "The ...more

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This Land Is Mine Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, George Sanders This Land Is Mine is a 1943 American war drama film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara and George Sanders. The film is set in an unspecified Nazi-occupied ...more