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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.


  • 1
    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry


    Directed byJim Sharman

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  • 2
    The Client is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The Client

    Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    The Client is a 1994 American legal thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byRon Shelton

    Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Dead Man Walking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Dead Man Walking

    Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byTim Robbins

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

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  • 5
    Stepmom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies


    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byChris Columbus

    Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byRidley Scott

    Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Witches of Eastwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The Witches of Eastwick

    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer


    Directed byGeorge Miller

    The Witches of Eastwick is a 1987 American comedy-fantasy film based on John Updike's novel of... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Little Women is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale


    Directed byGillian Armstrong

    Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Lorenzo's Oil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte


    Directed byGeorge Miller

    Lorenzo's Oil is a 1992 American drama film directed by George Miller. It is based on the true... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Atlantic City

    Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster


    Directed byLouis Malle

    Atlantic City is a 1980 French-Canadian romantic film directed by Louis Malle. Filmed in late... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies


    Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byKevin Lima

    Enchanted is a 2007 American musical live-action/animated fantasy romantic comedy film,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    The Banger Sisters is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The Banger Sisters

    Goldie Hawn, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byBob Dolman

    The Banger Sisters is a 2002 American comedy film produced by Fox Searchlight Pictures about... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The Lovely Bones

    Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Shall We Dance? is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Shall We Dance?

    Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Arbitrage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies


    Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere


    Directed byNicholas Jarecki

    Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring... more on Wikipedia


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  • 16
    Joe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies


    Susan Sarandon, Peter Boyle


    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Joe is a 1970 drama film distributed by Cannon Films and starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Anywhere but Here is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Anywhere but Here

    Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byWayne Wang

    Anywhere but Here is a 1999 American dramatic film, based on the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Pretty Baby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Pretty Baby

    Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byLouis Malle

    Pretty Baby is a 1978 American historical fiction and drama film directed by Louis Malle, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    James and the Giant Peach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    James and the Giant Peach

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss


    Directed byHenry Selick

    James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    The Big Wedding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The Big Wedding

    Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro


    Directed byJustin Zackham

    The Big Wedding is a 2013 American comedy film written and directed by Justin Zackham. It is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Romance & Cigarettes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Romance & Cigarettes

    Kate Winslet, Mandy Moore


    Directed byJohn Turturro

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  • 22
    The Great Waldo Pepper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The Great Waldo Pepper

    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford


    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    The January Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    The January Man

    Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline


    Directed byPat O'Connor

    The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film, directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Twilight is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies


    Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byRobert Benton

    Twilight is a 1998 thriller/Neo-noir film directed by Robert Benton. It stars Paul Newman,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Cradle Will Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Susan Sarandon Movies

    Cradle Will Rock

    Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byTim Robbins

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