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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?"

Notable directors that worked with Jean Simmons include names like Stanley Kubrick, Otto Preminger and Richard Brooks. If you're a fan of Jean Simmons, then check out our lists of the best Deborah Kerr and Vera Miles movies as well.

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Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis 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 ...more

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Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons 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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Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons 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 ...more

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Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills 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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Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Harry Shearer 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 ...more

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Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson 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 ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins, Jean Simmons The Actress is an 1953 American comedy-drama film based on Ruth Gordon's autobiographical play Years Ago. Gordon herself wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by George Cukor and stars ...more

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Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons 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 ...more

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Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons 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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Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton 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 ...more

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Gene Tierney, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov 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 ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Jim Backus 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.

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Home Before Dark Jean Simmons, Rhonda Fleming, Dan O'Herlihy 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 ...more

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Jean Simmons, Cyril Cusack, James Hayter 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 ...more

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Christopher Lee, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier's second film as director, and also ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Roger Moore, Jean Simmons Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1945 British Technicolor film directed by Gabriel Pascal and starring Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh. It was adapted from the play Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard ...more

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Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger 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 ...more

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Tina Louise, Bobby Darin, Shirley Jones 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 ...more

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Honor Blackman, Jean Simmons, Laurence Harvey Life at the Top is a 1965 drama film, a production of Romulus Films released by Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was by Mordecai Richler, based on the novel Life at the Top by John Braine, and ...more

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Honor Blackman, Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde 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 ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. The picture was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank ...more

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Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon 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 ...more

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Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons. The film was adapted by Hugh Williams and Margaret ...more

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Jean Simmons, Elsa Lanchester, Woody Strode 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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Uncle Silas Jean Simmons, Katina Paxinou, Esmond Knight 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 ...more

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Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Barry Jones The Clouded Yellow is a 1951 British mystery film directed by Ralph Thomas and produced by Betty E. Box for Carillon Films.

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Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Wilfrid Hyde-White 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 ...more

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Dean Martin, Jean Simmons, George Peppard Rough Night in Jericho is a 1967 western film starring Dean Martin, George Peppard and Jean Simmons, directed by Arnold Laven. It was based on the novel The Man in Black, written by Marvin H. ...more

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Jean Simmons, Joan Blondell, Paul Douglas This Could Be the Night is a 1957 MGM comedy-drama film directed by Robert Wise. The movie is based on the short stories by Cornelia Baird Gross and stars Jean Simmons and Paul Douglas. Actor ...more

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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons Divorce American Style is a 1967 American satirical comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and starring Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards and Van Johnson. Norman Lear ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Jean Simmons, John Rhys-Davies Great Expectations is a British television serial based on Charles Dickens' novel of the same title. The six-part serial was first broadcast on the ITV network in 1991 though it was distributed ...more

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Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons She Couldn't Say No is a 1954 comedy-drama film starring Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons. This was the last film in the long directing career of Lloyd Bacon. It was later re-released as ...more

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Rock Hudson, Jean Simmons, Claude Rains This Earth Is Mine is a 1959 American drama film directed by Henry King and starring Rock Hudson and Jean Simmons. The film portrays the lives and loves of the Rambeau family, a California ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards Jr. Inherit the Wind is a 1988 television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The original 1955 play was written as a parable which fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial ...more

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Jean Simmons, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell Heidi is a 1968 NBC made-for-TV film version of the original 1880 novel of the same name which debuted on November 17, 1968. It starred actress Jennifer Edwards, stepdaughter of Julie Andrews ...more

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Jean Simmons, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Rennie 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 ...more

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December Flower Jean Simmons, Jim Carter, Bryan Forbes December Flower is a British single drama first broadcast at Christmas 1984. It featured the first acting appearance for 17 years by Bryan Forbes.

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The Woman in the Hall Jean Simmons, Cecil Parker, Joan Miller The Woman in the Hall is a 1947 British drama film, directed by Jack Lee, with a screenplay by Jack Lee, Ian Dalrymple and Gladys Bronwyn Stern, from Stern's novel. It was released in 1947. ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods Film Production NotesFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to deliver an exciting new breed of motion picture adventure. A fresh, provocative take ...more

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Jean Simmons, John Mills, Trevor Howard The Way to the Stars is a 1945 British war drama film made by Two Cities Films. In the United States it was known as Johnny in the Clouds and distributed by United Artists.It was produced by ...more

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Say Hello to Yesterday Jean Simmons, Derek Francis, Susan Penhaligon Say Hello to Yesterday is a 1970 British drama film directed by the Canadian born Alvin Rakoff, on whose original story the film is based. Starring Jean Simmons and Leonard Whiting, it is ' a ...more

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Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont 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 ...more

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Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Dabbs Greer Affair with a Stranger is a 1953 American comedy-drama starring Jean Simmons and Victor Mature. It was directed by Roy Rowland, and was originally to be released as Kiss and Run. The film ...more

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On Cukor Jack Lemmon, Shelley Winters, Jean Simmons

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Shadows in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jean Simmons Movies
Shadows in the Sun Jamie Dornan, Jean Simmons, Ophelia Lovibond "Jean Simmons’ fans will be delighted to see her back on the big screen for the first time in 15 years in this gentle family drama. She stars as an ailing widow living along the Norfolk ...more

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Jean Simmons, Pat Hingle, Robert Preston 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 ...more

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Jean Simmons, Dennis Price, Cecil Parker Hungry Hill is a 1947 British film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Margaret Lockwood, Dennis Price and Cecil Parker with a screenplay by Terence Young and Daphne du Maurier, from ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Grant, Jean Simmons The Dawning is a 1988 British film, based on Jennifer Johnston's novel, The Old Jest which depicts the Irish War of Independence through the eyes of the Anglo-Irish landlord class. It starred ...more