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The Best George Sanders Movies

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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?"


  • 1

    All About Eve

    Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis


    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    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 Mary Orr,...  more

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  • 2

    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    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
  • 3


    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock


    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    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. The...  more

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  • 4

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed


    Directed byAlbert Lewin

    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 Lewin...  more

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  • 5

    While the City Sleeps

    Vincent Price, George Sanders


    Directed byFritz Lang

    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 "Lipstick...  more
  • 6

    The Lodger

    George Sanders, Merle Oberon


    Directed byJohn Brahm

    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
  • 7

    The Jungle Book

    Clint Howard, George Sanders


    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    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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  • 8

    Village of the Damned

    George Sanders, Barbara Shelley


    Directed byWolf Rilla

    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 Gordon...  more

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  • 9

    A Shot in the Dark

    Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer


    Directed byBlake Edwards

    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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  • 10

    Hangover Square

    George Sanders, Linda Darnell


    Directed byJohn Brahm

    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 to the...  more
  • 11


    Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine


    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    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 Sanders,...  more

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  • 12


    Lucille Ball, Boris Karloff


    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Lured is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff....  more
  • 13

    Confessions of a Nazi Spy

    Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders


    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    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. Robinson,...  more
  • 14

    The Quiller Memorandum

    Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow


    Directed byMichael Anderson

    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 Pinter, directed by...  more

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  • 15

    The Black Swan

    Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn


    Directed byHenry King

    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
  • 16

    Samson and Delilah

    Angela Lansbury, Hedy Lamarr


    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    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 strongman...  more
  • 17

    The Falcon Takes Over

    George Sanders, James Gleason


    Directed byIrving Reis

    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 Falcon,...  more
  • 18

    Witness to Murder

    Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders


    Directed byRoy Rowland

    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
  • 19

    Man Hunt

    George Sanders, Roddy McDowall


    Directed byFritz Lang

    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 prior to...  more
  • 20

    Lancer Spy

    Peter Lorre, George Sanders


    Directed byGregory Ratoff

    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 him...  more
  • 21

    The Last Voyage

    George Sanders, Robert Stack


    Directed byAndrew L. Stone

    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 in the...  more

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  • 22

    Solomon and Sheba

    Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner


    Directed byKing Vidor

    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 Lollobrigida...  more
  • 23

    Journey to Italy

    Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders


    Directed byRoberto Rossellini

    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. It is...  more
  • 24

    Things to Come

    George Sanders, Raymond Massey


    Directed byWilliam Cameron Menzies

    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 Argyle...  more
  • 25

    Children of the Damned

    George Sanders, Ian Hendry


    Directed byAnton Leader

    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