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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Susannah York movies?" and "What are the greatest Susannah York roles of all time?"
  • 1

    Tom Jones

    Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave


    Directed byTony Richardson

    Tom Jones is a 1963 British adventure comedy film, an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, starring Albert Finney as the titular hero. It was one of the...  more

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  • 2

    A Man for All Seasons

    John Hurt, Orson Welles


    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. It was released on 12 December 1966. Paul Scofield, who had played...  more

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  • 3

    Zee and Co.

    Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine


    Directed byBrian 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...  more
  • 4

    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?

    Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern


    Directed bySydney Pollack

    They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by Horace...  more

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  • 5

    Jane Eyre

    George C. Scott, Susannah York


    Directed byDelbert Mann

    Jane Eyre is a 1970 television film directed by Delbert Mann starring George C. Scott and Susannah York. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. The film had its theatrical debut...  more
  • 6

    The Killing of Sister George

    Susannah York, Hugh Paddick


    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was later adapted into a 1968 film directed by Robert Aldrich....  more

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  • 7


    Susannah York, Rene Auberjonois


    Directed byRobert 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...  more
  • 8

    The Maids

    Glenda Jackson, Susannah York


    Directed byChristopher 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...  more
  • 9

    The Greengage Summer

    Susannah York, Jane Asher


    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    The Greengage Summer is a 1961 British drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Kenneth More and Susannah York. It was based on the novel, Greengage Summer, by Rumer Godden. Set in Épernay,...  more
  • 10

    The Shout

    Tim Curry, John Hurt


    Directed byJerzy Skolimowski

    The Shout is a 1978 British horror film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on a short story by Robert Graves that was adapted for the screen by Michael Austin. The film was the first to be produced...  more
  • 11

    The 7th Dawn

    William Holden, Susannah York


    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    The 7th Dawn is a 1964 drama film starring William Holden, Capucine and Tetsuro Tamba. The film set in the Malayan Emergency was based on the novel The Durian Tree by Michael Keon and filmed on...  more
  • 12

    Country Dance

    Peter O'Toole, Susannah York


    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Country Dance is a 1970 British drama film based on the novel Household Ghosts by James Kennaway which became a three-act stage play in 1967. The film was released on 22 April 1970; it was directed...  more
  • 13

    Happy Birthday, Wanda June

    Rod Steiger, Susannah York


    Directed byMark Robson

    Happy Birthday, Wanda June is a play by Kurt Vonnegut, and a 1971 film adaptation, directed by Mark Robson....  more
  • 14


    Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman


    Directed byRichard Donner

    Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Glenn...  more

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  • 15

    Battle of Britain

    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier


    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Battle of Britain is a 1969 British action film directed by Guy Hamilton. In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the...  more

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  • 16

    Eliza Fraser

    Susannah York, Trevor Howard


    Directed byTim Burstall

    Eliza Fraser is a 1976 Australian bawdy adventure drama film, directed by Tim Burstall and starring Susannah York, Trevor Howard, Noel Ferrier and John Castle. The screenplay was written by David...  more
  • 17

    Freud: The Secret Passion

    Montgomery Clift, David McCallum


    Directed byJohn Huston

    Freud: The Secret Passion, also known as Freud, is a 1962 American biographical film drama based on the life of the Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, directed by John Huston and starring...  more
  • 18

    Sands of the Kalahari

    Susannah York, Stanley Baker


    Directed byCy Endfield

    Sands of the Kalahari is a 1965 British adventure film starring Stuart Whitman, Stanley Baker, Susannah York, Harry Andrews and Theodore Bikel, based on the 1960 novel by William Mulvihill. The...  more
  • 19

    Conduct Unbecoming

    Christopher Plummer, Richard Attenborough


    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Conduct Unbecoming is a 1975 British drama film, an adaptation of the Barry England play Conduct Unbecoming first staged in 1969. It was directed by Michael Anderson and starred an ensemble cast of...  more
  • 20

    Superman II

    Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve


    Directed byRichard Lester, Richard Donner

    Superman II is a 1980 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is a sequel to the 1978 film Superman and stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, Sarah...  more

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  • 21

    St. Patrick: The Irish Legend

    Malcolm McDowell, Susannah York


    Directed byRobert Hughes

    St. Patrick: The Irish Legend is a 2000 historical drama film about the life of St. Patrick who was born in Wales., the man who brought Christianity to Ireland....  more
  • 22

    Oh! What a Lovely War

    Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier


    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Oh! What a Lovely War is a 1969 British comedy musical film directed by Richard Attenborough (in his directorial debut), with an ensemble cast including Maggie Smith, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, John...  more
  • 23

    The Silent Partner

    John Candy, Christopher Plummer


    Directed byDaryl Duke

    The Silent Partner is a 1978 Canadian heist film directed by Daryl Duke. It stars Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer and Susannah York. The film was the first to be produced by Carolco Pictures and...  more
  • 24

    A Summer Story

    Susannah York, James Wilby


    Directed byPiers Haggard

    A Summer Story is a 1988 drama film directed by Piers Haggard....  more
  • 25

    Mio in the Land of Faraway

    Christian Bale, Christopher Lee


    Directed byVladimir Grammatikov

    Mio in the Land of Faraway is a 1987 fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov and starring Christopher Lee, Christian Bale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms and Susannah York. Based on the 1954...  more