The Best Susannah York Movies

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

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

With films ranging from Falling in Love Again to Kaleidoscope, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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  • Happy Birthday, Wanda June
    Rod Steiger, Susannah York, George Grizzard
    9 votes
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Mark Robson
    Happy Birthday, Wanda June is a play by Kurt Vonnegut, and a 1971 film adaptation, directed by Mark Robson.
  • A Man for All Seasons
    Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles
    18 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
    When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) and his Spanish-born wife, More's clashes with the monarch increase in intensity. A devout Catholic, More stands by his religious principles and moves to leave the royal court. Unfortunately, the King and his loyalists aren't appeased by this, and press forward with grave charges of treason, further testing More's resolve.

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  • Jane Eyre
    George C. Scott, Susannah York, Ian Bannen
    16 votes
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Delbert Mann
    Jane Eyre (Susannah York) is an orphan who is hired to serve as a governess at Thornfield, an English manor lorded over by the strict Edward Rochester (George C. Scott). Sinister things start to occur around the manor, but Jane and the temperamental Rochester come to cherish their time together. They fall in love and decide to marry. But Rochester has yet to inform his bride-to-be about a certain matter. And when his secret emerges, Jane must face an enormous challenge.

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  • Zee and Co.
    Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Susannah York
    14 votes
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
    Zee and Co, also known as X, Y and Zee and Zee and Company, is a 1972 British film released by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Brian G. Hutton, and was based upon a novel by Edna O'Brien. The film starred Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Caine as a middle-aged, bickering couple whose marriage is on its last legs, and Susannah York as the woman who comes between them. Margaret Leighton was also featured in a supporting role as a dizzy socialite. The theme song, "Going in Circles", was covered by Three Dog Night on their album Seven Separate Fools, as well as being the b-side to the single "The Family of Man" from the previous album, "Harmony".
  • Images
    Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois, Cathryn Harrison
    12 votes
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Robert Altman
    Images is a 1972 British-American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Altman and starring Susannah York. The picture follows an unstable children's author who finds herself engulfed in apparitions and hallucinations while staying at her remote vacation home.

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  • The Maids
    Glenda Jackson, Susannah York, Vivien Merchant
    12 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Christopher Miles
    The Maids is a 1974 film that was directed by Christopher Miles. It is based on the play of the same title by the French dramatist Jean Genet. The film stars Glenda Jackson as Solange, Susannah York as Claire, Vivien Merchant as Madame, and Mark Burns as Monsieur. Solange and Claire are two housemaids who construct elaborate sadomasochistic rituals when their mistress is away. The focus of their roleplaying is the murder of Madame and they take turns portraying either side of the power divide. The deliberate pace and devotion to detail guarantees that they always fail to actualize their fantasies by ceremoniously "killing" Madame at the ritual's denouement. Before it was filmed for the American Film Theatre, it ran at the Greenwich Theatre, London, with the same principal cast later used for the film version. The director, Christopher Miles planned the 12 day shoot with a single camera which could track anywhere over the set with the cinematographer Douglas Slocombe and deliberately implemented many of Genet's theatrical devices for the film. The camera was often static, the settings lush and extravagant.