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The Best Jean Simmons Movies

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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.

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

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    Home Before Dark

    Jean Simmons, Rhonda Fleming

    Released1958

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Home Before Dark is a 1958 Warner Brothers film, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Jean Simmons, Dan O'Herlihy, Rhonda Fleming and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.. The screenplay was written by Eileen and...  more
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    The Happy Ending

    Tina Louise, Bobby Darin

    Released1969

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    The Happy Ending is a 1969 film written and directed by Richard Brooks, which tells the story of a repressed housewife who longs for liberation from her husband and daughter. It stars Jean Simmons,...  more
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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

    Released1960

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life story...  more

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    Until They Sail

    Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Wise

    Until They Sail is a 1957 American black and white CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on a story by James A. Michener included in his 1951...  more
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    Adam and Evelyne

    Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger

    Released1949

    Directed byHarold French

    Adam and Evelyne, released in the U.S. as Adam and Evalyn, is a 1949 romance film starring Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons. According to Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, this suited...  more
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    All the Way Home

    Jean Simmons, Pat Hingle

    Released1963

    Directed byAlex Segal

    All the Way Home is a 1963 drama film about a young boy and his mother dealing with the sudden death of his father. It stars Jean Simmons, Robert Preston, and Pat Hingle, with the boy being portrayed...  more
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    The Egyptian

    Gene Tierney, Jean Simmons

    Released1954

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    The Egyptian is an American 1954 DeLuxe Color epic film made in CinemaScope by 20th Century Fox, directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It is based on Mika Waltari's novel of...  more
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    Elmer Gantry

    Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones

    Released1960

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    Elmer Gantry is a 1960 drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small town America. Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the 1927 novel of the same...  more

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    Black Narcissus

    Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons

    Released1947

    Directed byEmeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

    Black Narcissus is a 1947 Technicolor film by the British writer-producer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden. It is a psychological drama...  more
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    The Robe

    Richard Burton, Jean Simmons

    Released1953

    Directed byHenry Koster

    The Robe is a 1953 American Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus. The film was made by 20th Century Fox and is notable for...  more

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    Young Bess

    Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Young Bess is a 1953 Technicolor biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about the early life of Elizabeth I, from her turbulent childhood to the eve of her accession to the throne of England....  more
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    Great Expectations

    Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons

    Released1946

    Directed byDavid Lean

    Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by Charles Dickens and starring John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Alec...  more

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    So Long at the Fair

    Honor Blackman, Jean Simmons

    Released1950

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    So Long at the Fair is a 1950 British thriller film directed by Terence Fisher and Anthony Darnborough, and starring Jean Simmons and Dirk Bogarde. It was adapted from the 1947 novel of the same name...  more
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    The Clouded Yellow

    Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard

    Released1951

    Directed byRalph Thomas

    The Clouded Yellow is a 1951 British mystery film directed by Ralph Thomas and produced by Betty E. Box for Carillon Films....  more
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    Uncle Silas

    Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou

    Released1947

    Directed byCharles Frank

    Uncle Silas is a 1947 British drama film directed by Charles Frank and starring Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou and Derrick De Marney. It is an adaptation of the novel Uncle Silas in which an heiress is...  more
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    Angel Face

    Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons

    Released1952

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Angel Face is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger. The drama, filmed on location in Beverly Hills, California, features Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons....  more
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    Footsteps in the Fog

    Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger

    Released1955

    Directed byArthur Lubin

    Footsteps in the Fog is a 1955 British crime film starring Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons, with a screenplay co-written by Lenore Coffee and Dorothy Davenport, and released by Columbia Pictures....  more
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    Désirée

    Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

    Released1954

    Directed byHenry Koster

    Désirée is a 1954 historical film biography made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Henry Koster and produced by Julian Blaustein from a screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based on the best-selling...  more
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    Guys and Dolls

    Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra

    Released1955

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. The film was made by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by MGM. It was directed by...  more

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    The Actress

    Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

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    Androcles and the Lion

    Jean Simmons, Elsa Lanchester

    Released1953

    Directed byNicholas Ray, Chester Erskine

    Androcles and the Lion is a 1952 RKO film produced by Gabriel Pascal from the George Bernard Shaw play of the same name. It was Pascal's last film, made two years after the death of Shaw, his...  more
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    The Blue Lagoon

    Jean Simmons, Cyril Cusack

    Released1949

    Directed byFrank Launder

    The Blue Lagoon is a 1949 British romance and adventure film produced and directed by Frank Launder, starring Jean Simmons and Donald Houston. The screenplay was adapted by John Baines, Michael Hogan...  more
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    Hilda Crane

    Jean Simmons, Guy Madison

    Released1956

    Directed byPhilip Dunne

    Hilda Crane is a 1956 American drama film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Philip Dunne and produced by Herbert B. Swope, Jr. from a screenplay adapted by Dunne from the play by Samson...  more
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    The Big Country

    Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck

    Released1958

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    The Big Country is a 1958 American epic Western film directed by William Wyler and starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston and Burl Ives. The supporting cast features...  more

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    Trio

    Jean Simmons, Wilfrid Hyde-White

    Released1950

    Directed byKen Annakin, Harold French

    Trio is a 1950 British anthology film based on three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham: "The Verger", "Mr. Know-All" and "Sanatorium". Ken Annakin directed "The Verger" and "Mr. Know-All", while...  more