The Best Kiefer Sutherland Movies 

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

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kiefer Sutherland Movies
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kiefer Sutherland Movies
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

Released: 1986

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age comedy-drama adventure film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell. Based on the novella ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Emilio Estevez

Released: 1988

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Young Guns is a 1988 Western action film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. The film was the first to be produced by Morgan Creek Productions. The film stars Emilio Estevez, ...more

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Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1990

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Flatliners is a 1990 American sci-fi horror thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin and Oliver Platt. Five medical ...more

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Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

Released: 1992

Directed by: Rob Reiner

A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play by Aaron Sorkin. Military lawyer Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee (Tom Cruise) defends Marines accused of ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater

Released: 1990

Directed by: Geoff Murphy

Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen. It was ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Tim Curry, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1993

The Three Musketeers is a 1993 Austrian-American action-adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures and Caravan Pictures, directed by Stephen Herek from a screenplay by David Loughery and starring ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub

Released: 2013

24 is a 2013 action drama thriller film written by Robert Cochran, Joel Surnow and Mark Bomback.
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Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1996

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

This film is a 1996 drama film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1993

Directed by: George Sluizer

The Vanishing is a 1993 thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Nancy Travis. It is an American remake of a 1988 Franco-Dutch film also called The Vanishing, and also directed by ...more

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Katie Holmes, Colin Farrell, Jared Leto

Released: 2002

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Phone Booth is a 2002 American psychological thriller film about a man who is held hostage in a telephone booth by a sniper. It stars Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart

Released: 2008

Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Mirrors is a 2008 supernatural horror film directed by Alexandre Aja, and stars Kiefer Sutherland. The film was first titled Into the Mirror, but the name was later changed to Mirrors. Filming ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Voight, Robert Carlyle

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon Cassar

24 is a television film based on the series 24.
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Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Marg Helgenberger

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gregg Champion

The Cowboy Way is a 1994 comedy film directed by Gregg Champion and starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland.

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Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Eye for an Eye is a 1996 American crime thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film stars Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper, Carol Kane

Released: 1990

Directed by: Franco Amurri

Flashback is a 1990 action comedy film starring Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland and Carol Kane, written by David Loughery and directed by Franco Amurri. The film received an R rating by the ...more
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Kiefer Sutherland, Liv Ullmann, Peter Donat

Released: 1984

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

The Bay Boy is a 1984 Canadian film. It is a semi-autobiographical film based on director Daniel Petrie's experiences of growing up in Glace Bay, a mining town on Cape Breton Island, during the ...more
Dark City is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kiefer Sutherland Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

Released: 1998

Directed by: Alex Proyas

Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, ...more

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Freeway Reese Witherspoon, Brooke Shields, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1996

Directed by: Matthew Bright

Freeway is a 1996 crime film written and directed by Matthew Bright, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Reese Witherspoon and Brooke Shields. The plot of this film resembles the fairy tale Little Red ...more
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Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas

Released: 2006

Directed by: Clark Johnson

The Sentinel is a 2006 crime thriller film directed by Clark Johnson about a veteran United States Secret Service bodyguard who is suspected as a traitor after an attempted assassination of the ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Kyra Sedgwick, Stockard Channing

Released: 2003

Directed by: Matia Karrell

Behind the Red Door is a 2003 film written by Matia Karrell and C.W. Cressler, and directed by Matia Karrell.
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Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Danny Trejo

Released: 1993

Directed by: Kiefer Sutherland

Last Light is a 1993 film starring Forest Whitaker, Kiefer Sutherland and Danny Trejo. The film was directed by Sutherland.
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Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Melancholia is a 2011 Danish art film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Cameron Spurr, and Kiefer Sutherland. The ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ernest Thompson

1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. It was written and directed by Ernest Thompson. The original music score is composed by Michael Small. ...more
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Kiefer Sutherland, Rachel Ticotin, Beth Grant

Released: 2002

Desert Saints is a 2002 crime thriller film starring Kiefer Sutherland as a hitman named Arthur Banks, alongside Melora Walters as Agent Bennie Harper.