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The Very Best Sean Connery Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 15.4k votes 2.1k voters 109.7k 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 Love
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    From Russia with Love

    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw

    Released1963

    Directed byTerence Young

    From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Untouchables
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Goldfinger
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    The Hunt for Red October
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Dr. No
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 7
    Thunderball
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 8
    You Only Live Twice
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The Man Who Would Be King
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    A Bridge Too Far
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    The Rock
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Highlander
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    Highlander

    Sean Connery, Clancy Brown

    Released1986

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    Highlander is a 1986 British-American cult fantasy film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Diamonds Are Forever
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Name of the Rose
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    The Longest Day
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    The Longest Day

    Sean Connery, John Wayne

    Released1962

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

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  • 16
    Entrapment
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Murder on the Orient Express
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    The Presidio
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Medicine Man
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Finding Forrester
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    Finding Forrester

    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • 21
    The First Great Train Robbery
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    The First Great Train Robbery

    Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland

    Released1979

    Directed byMichael Crichton

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  • 22
    Marnie
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    Marnie

    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1964

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    First Knight
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Dragonheart
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    Dragonheart

    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie

    Released1996

    Directed byRob Cohen

    Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis... more on Wikipedia

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    The Wind and the Lion
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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 on Wikipedia