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The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

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List of the best Susan Sarandon movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Susan Sarandon was a cult-film icon before she became an Oscar-winning actress, as one of her first roles was in the 1975 film The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Susan Sarandon'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 Susan Sarandon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Susan Sarandon movies will be at the top of the list. Susan Sarandon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Susan Sarandon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Susan Sarandon films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Susan Sarandon role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Susan Sarandon performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

These films, like Dead Man Walking and Stepmom, include images when available.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Susan Sarandon movies?" and "What are the greatest Susan Sarandon roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Sarandon's strong characters, you might also enjoy our list of best Geena Davis movies and best Sean Penn movies.


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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox...  more

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  • 2

    The Client

    Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones
    The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, based on the...  more
  • 3

    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon
    Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor...  more

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    Dead Man Walking

    Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon
    This film is a 1995 American drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced...  more

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    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon
    Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley...  more

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    The Big Wedding

    Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro
    The Big Wedding is a 2013 American comedy film written and directed by Justin Zackham. It is...  more

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    Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere
    Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring...  more


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    Pretty Baby

    Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon
    Pretty Baby is a 1978 American historical fiction and drama film directed by Louis Malle, and...  more

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  • 9

    The Witches of Eastwick

    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer
    The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedy-fantasy film based on John Updike's novel of...  more

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  • 10

    The Great Waldo Pepper

    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford
    The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy...  more
  • 11

    Cradle Will Rock

    Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon
    Cradle Will Rock is a 1999 drama film written, directed, and produced by Tim Robbins. The film...  more
  • 12

    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale
    Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by...  more

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  • 13

    Romance & Cigarettes

    Kate Winslet, Mandy Moore
    Romance & Cigarettes is a 2005 American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by...  more
  • 14

    Cats & Dogs

    Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon
    Cats & Dogs is a 2001 American-Australian action-comedy film, directed by Lawrence Guterman....  more

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  • 15


    Jessica Biel, Kirsten Dunst
    Elizabethtown is a 2005 American romantic tragicomedy-drama film written and directed by...  more
  • 16

    Atlantic City

    Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster
    Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late...  more
  • 17

    Middle of Nowhere

    Susan Sarandon, Willa Holland
    Middle of Nowhere is a comedy-drama film directed by John Stockwell and written by Michelle...  more
  • 18


    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon
    Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film,...  more

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    In the Valley of Elah

    Charlize Theron, James Franco
    In the Valley of Elah is a 2007 film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee...  more

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  • 20

    Bob Roberts

    Susan Sarandon, Jack Black
    Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim...  more

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  • 21

    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry
    Rugrats in Paris: The Movie is a 2000 American animated comedy-drama film and the sequel to...  more


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    Susan Sarandon, Beau Bridges
    Dragonfly is a 1976 drama film directed by Gilbert Cates....  more
  • 23


    Emily Blunt, Susan Sarandon
    Irresistible is a 2006 drama thriller film written and directed by Ann Turner....  more
  • 24

    The January Man

    Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline
    The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film, directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by...  more
  • 25

    Mr. Woodcock

    Tyra Banks, Amy Poehler
    Mr. Woodcock is a 2007 sports comedy film directed by Craig Gillespie, and starring Seann...  more