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The Best Jean Simmons Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 1.8k votes 206 voters 15.6k views

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

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

Spartacus and Angel Face are included in this list.

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    Elmer Gantry

    Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones
    Elmer Gantry is a 1960 drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to...  more

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    Great Expectations

    Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons
    Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by...  more

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    #979 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#660 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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    Black Narcissus

    Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons
    Black Narcissus is a 1947 Technicolor film by the British writer-producer-director team of...  more
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    The Actress

    Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins
    The Actress is an 1953 American comedy-drama film based on Ruth Gordon's autobiographical play...  more
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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier
    Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The...  more

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    The Egyptian

    Gene Tierney, Jean Simmons
    The Egyptian is an American 1954 DeLuxe Color epic film made in CinemaScope by 20th Century...  more
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    Hamlet

    Christopher Lee, Laurence Olivier
    Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and...  more

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    So Long at the Fair

    Honor Blackman, Jean Simmons
    So Long at the Fair is a 1950 British thriller film directed by Terence Fisher and Anthony...  more
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    Footsteps in the Fog

    Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger
    Footsteps in the Fog is a 1955 British crime film starring Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons,...  more
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    Caesar and Cleopatra

    Vivien Leigh, Roger Moore
    Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1945 British Technicolor film directed by Gabriel Pascal and...  more

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    Life at the Top

    Honor Blackman, Jean Simmons
    Life at the Top is a 1965 drama film, a production of Romulus Films released by Columbia...  more
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    Rough Night in Jericho

    Dean Martin, Jean Simmons
    Rough Night in Jericho is a 1967 western film starring Dean Martin, George Peppard and Jean...  more
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    Great Expectations

    Anthony Hopkins, Jean Simmons
    Great Expectations is a British television serial based on Charles Dickens' novel of the same...  more
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    The Big Country

    Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck
    The Big Country is a 1958 American epic Western film directed by William Wyler and starring...  more

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    Home Before Dark

    Jean Simmons, Rhonda Fleming
    Home Before Dark is a 1958 Warner Brothers film, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Jean...  more
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    The Clouded Yellow

    Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard
    The Clouded Yellow is a 1951 British mystery film directed by Ralph Thomas and produced by...  more
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    This Could Be the Night

    Jean Simmons, Joan Blondell
    This Could Be the Night is a 1957 MGM comedy-drama film directed by Robert Wise. The movie is...  more
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    Inherit the Wind

    Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons
    Inherit the Wind is a 1988 television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The...  more
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    The Robe

    Richard Burton, Jean Simmons
    The Robe is a 1953 American Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military...  more

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    Mister Buddwing

    Angela Lansbury, James Garner
    Mister Buddwing is a 1966 American film drama directed by Delbert Mann and starring James...  more
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    She Couldn't Say No

    Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons
    She Couldn't Say No is a 1954 comedy-drama film starring Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons. This...  more
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    Adam and Evelyne

    Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger
    Adam and Evelyne, released in the U.S. as Adam and Evalyn, is a 1949 romance film starring...  more
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    This Earth Is Mine

    Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons
    This Earth Is Mine is a 1959 American drama film directed by Henry King and starring Rock...  more
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    Divorce American Style

    Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke
    Divorce American Style is a 1967 American satirical comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and...  more
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    Androcles and the Lion

    Jean Simmons, Elsa Lanchester
    Androcles and the Lion is a 1952 RKO film produced by Gabriel Pascal from the George Bernard...  more