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The Very Best Sean Connery Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 15.6k votes 2.1k voters 110.1k views73 items

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At last: a list of the best Sean Connery movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sean Connery is synonymous with James Bond, but he has played a diverse range of characters throughout his career: he's been in action flicks, comic book movies, war movies, and plenty of dramatic pictures. Sean Connery'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 Sean Connery movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sean Connery movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sean Connery movies?," "What are the greatest Sean Connery roles of all time?," and "How does Sean Connery's last movie compare to his first?" The greatest Sean Connery performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like Goldfinger and The Untouchables are included on this Sean Connery filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best.  If you think the most worthy Sean Connery role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 
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If you are a fan of Connery's most iconic roles, you might also enjoy our list of the best Daniel Craig movies and best Pierce Brosnan movies, and you should definitely check out these legendary behind-the-scenes stories of Sean Connery.

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  • From Russia with Love1
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    From Russia with Love

    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw

    Released1963

    Directed byTerence Young

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  • The Untouchables2
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    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    The Untouchables is a 1987 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David...  more

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  • Goldfinger3
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    Goldfinger

    Sean Connery, Honor Blackman

    Released1964

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Goldfinger is the third film in the James Bond series and the third to star Sean Connery as...  more

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  • The Hunt for Red October4
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    The Hunt for Red October

    Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery

    Released1990

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American submarine spy-thriller film directed by John...  more

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  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade5
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven...  more

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  • Dr. No6
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    Dr. No

    Sean Connery, Ursula Andress

    Released1962

    Directed byTerence Young

    Dr. No is a 1962 British spy film, starring Sean Connery; it is the first James Bond film....  more

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  • Thunderball7
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    Thunderball

    Sean Connery, Luciana Paluzzi

    Released1965

    Directed byTerence Young

    Thunderball is the fourth spy film in the James Bond series starring Sean Connery as the...  more

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  • The Man Who Would Be King8
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    The Man Who Would Be King

    Sean Connery, Michael Caine

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the...  more

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  • The Rock9
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    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Bay

    The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San...  more

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  • The Name of the Rose10
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    The Name of the Rose

    Sean Connery, Christian Slater

    Released1986

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    The Name of the Rose is a 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on the book of the...  more

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  • A Bridge Too Far11
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    A Bridge Too Far

    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1977

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius...  more

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  • You Only Live Twice12
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    You Only Live Twice

    Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence

    Released1967

    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    You Only Live Twice is the fifth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Sean...  more

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  • Entrapment13
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    Entrapment

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Connery

    Released1999

    Directed byJon Amiel

    Entrapment is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and...  more
  • Highlander14
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    Highlander

    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

    Released1986

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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  • Diamonds Are Forever15
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    Diamonds Are Forever

    Sean Connery, Sammy Davis

    Released1971

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh spy film in the James Bond series by Eon Productions, and...  more

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  • The Longest Day16
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    The Longest Day

    Sean Connery, John Wayne

    Released1962

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Ken Annakin, Bernhard Wicki, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald

    The Longest Day is a 1962 film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius...  more

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  • Murder on the Orient Express17
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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman

    Released1974

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    This film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert...  more

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  • Finding Forrester18
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    Finding Forrester

    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van...  more

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  • Marnie19
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    Marnie

    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1964

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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  • Medicine Man20
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    Medicine Man

    Sean Connery, Lorraine Bracco

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Medicine Man is a 1992 film directed by American action director John McTiernan. The film...  more
  • The Presidio21
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    The Presidio

    Meg Ryan, Sean Connery

    Released1988

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    The Presidio is a 1988 American mystery film, directed by Peter Hyams, starring Sean Connery...  more
  • Darby O'Gill and the Little People22
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    Darby O'Gill and the Little People

    Sean Connery, Janet Munro

    Released1959

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Darby O'Gill and the Little People is a 1959 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring...  more

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  • First Knight23
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    First Knight

    Sean Connery, Richard Gere

    Released1995

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It...  more

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  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves24
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars...  more

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  • The Wind and the Lion25
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    The Wind and the Lion

    Sean Connery, Candice Bergen

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Milius

    The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film written and directed by John Milius. It starred...  more