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The Best Tilda Swinton Movies

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

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

Examples include Wittgenstein and We Need to Talk about Kevin.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tilda Swinton movies?" and "What are the greatest Tilda Swinton roles of all time?"

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  • We Need to Talk About Kevin1
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    We Need to Talk About Kevin

    Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly

    Released2011

    Directed byLynne Ramsay

    We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film directed by...  more

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  • Suspiria2
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    Suspiria

    Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton

    Released2018

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

    Suspiria is a 2018 horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and a remake of the 1977 film. A...  more
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    Constantine

    Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves

    Released2005

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence...  more

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  • Adaptation4
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    Adaptation

    Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep

    Released2002

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Adaptation is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by...  more

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe5

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure...  more

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  • Only Lovers Left Alive6
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    Only Lovers Left Alive

    Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt

    Released2013

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and...  more
  • Orlando7
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    Orlando

    Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane

    Released1992

    Directed bySally Potter

    Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed...  more

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  • Deep Water8
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    Deep Water

    Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale

    Released2006

    Directed byLouise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell

    Deep Water is a documentary film, directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, produced by...  more
  • Julia9
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    Julia

    Tilda Swinton, Kate del Castillo

    Released2008

    Directed byErick Zonca

    Julia is a 2008 French crime drama film, directed by Erick Zonca, starring Tilda Swinton. It...  more
  • The Deep End10
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    The Deep End

    Tilda Swinton, Josh Lucas

    Released2001

    Directed byScott McGehee, David Siegel

    The Deep End is a 2001 film written and directed by David Siegel and Scott McGehee. It stars...  more
  • I Am Love11
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    I Am Love

    Tilda Swinton, Marisa Berenson

    Released2009

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

    I Am Love is a 2009 Italian film directed by Luca Guadagnino set around 2000 in Milan. The...  more
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button12
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by...  more

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian13
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    Released2008

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

    The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a 2008 epic fantasy film based on Prince Caspian,...  more

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader14

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Apted

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a 2010 fantasy-adventure film...  more

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  • Michael Clayton15
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    Michael Clayton

    George Clooney, Tilda Swinton

    Released2007

    Directed byTony Gilroy

    Michael Clayton is a 2007 American legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy,...  more

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  • Doctor Strange16
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the...  more

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  • Aria17
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    Aria

    Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt

    Released1987

    Directed byKen Russell, Julien Temple, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard

    Aria is a 1987 British anthology film produced by Don Boyd from Virgin Group's visual section...  more
  • Thumbsucker18
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    Thumbsucker

    Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Mills

    Thumbsucker is a 2005 American independent comedy-drama film directed by Mike Mills and...  more
  • The Beach19
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    The Beach

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton

    Released2000

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel...  more

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  • Edward II20
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    Edward II

    Tilda Swinton, Annie Lennox

    Released1991

    Directed byDerek Jarman

    Edward II is a 1991 film directed by Derek Jarman, starring Steven Waddington, Tilda Swinton...  more
  • Teknolust21
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    Teknolust

    Tilda Swinton, Karen Black

    Released2002

    Directed byLynn Hershman Leeson

    Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a...  more
  • Broken Flowers22
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    Broken Flowers

    Sharon Stone, Bill Murray

    Released2005

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    Broken Flowers is a 2005 French-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim...  more

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  • The Souvenir23
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    The Souvenir

    Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke

    Released2019

    Directed byJoanna Hogg

    The Souvenir is a 2019 American-British drama film, written and directed by Joanna Hogg. A...  more
  • Conceiving Ada24
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    Conceiving Ada

    Tilda Swinton, Karen Black

    Released1997

    Directed byLynn Hershman Leeson

    Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into...  more
  • Moonrise Kingdom25
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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

    Released2012

    Directed byWes Anderson

    Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and...  more

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