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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?"

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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