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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?"

Notable directors that have worked with Tilda Swinton include names like Robert Altman, Terry Gilliam and Joel Coen. Is Tilda Swinton your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Maggie Smith and Brenda Blethyn films lists too.

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We Need to Talk About Ke... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tilda Swinton Movies
Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lynne Ramsay

We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film directed by Lynne Ramsay, adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name. Kevin's mother (Tilda Swinton) ...more

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Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, and ...more
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Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf

Released: 2005

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence as his feature film directorial debut, starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, with Rachel Weisz, ...more

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Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure film directed by Andrew Adamson and based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first published ...more

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Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Fincher

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher. The storyline by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sally Potter

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

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Suspiria Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

Released: 2018

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Suspiria is a 2018 horror film directed by Luca Guadagnino, and a remake of the 1977 film. A young American aspiring dancer (Dakota Johnson) begins attending a prestigious dance academy, only to ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Marisa Berenson, Waris Ahluwalia

Released: 2009

Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

I Am Love is a 2009 Italian film directed by Luca Guadagnino set around 2000 in Milan. The film follows an haute bourgeoisie family through changing times and fortunes, and its disruption by the ...more
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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and ...more

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Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more

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George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tony Gilroy

Michael Clayton is a 2007 American legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack. The film chronicles the ...more

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Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Simon Pegg

Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael Apted

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a 2010 fantasy-adventure film based on The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the third novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series The ...more

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Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage

Released: 2008

Directed by: Andrew Adamson

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is a 2008 epic fantasy film based on Prince Caspian, the second published, fourth chronological novel in C. S. Lewis's epic fantasy series, The ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Released: 2002

Directed by: Spike Jonze

Adaptation is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more

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Sharon Stone, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Broken Flowers is a 2005 French-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and produced by Jon Kilik and Stacey Smith. The film focuses on an aging "Don Juan" who ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle

Released: 2000

Directed by: Danny Boyle

The Beach is a 2000 adventure drama film directed by Danny Boyle and based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Alex Garland, which was adapted for the film by John Hodge. The film stars ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale, Jean Badin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Louise Osmond, Jerry Rothwell

Deep Water is a documentary film, directed by Jerry Rothwell and Louise Osmond, produced by Jonny Persey, opening in the UK on 15 December 2006. It is based on the true story of Donald Crowhurst ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Kate del Castillo, Saul Rubinek

Released: 2008

Directed by: Erick Zonca

Julia is a 2008 French crime drama film, directed by Erick Zonca, starring Tilda Swinton. It was shot in California and Mexico. The film was inspired by the John Cassavetes film Gloria.
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Tilda Swinton, Josh Lucas, Goran Višnjić

Released: 2001

Directed by: Scott McGehee, David Siegel

The Deep End is a 2001 film written and directed by David Siegel and Scott McGehee. It stars Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker and Josh Lucas and was released by Fox Searchlight ...more
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Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane

Released: 1986

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Caravaggio is a British film directed by Derek Jarman. The film is a fictionalised re-telling of the life of Baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.

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Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz

Released: 2001

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

Vanilla Sky is a 2001 American science fiction thriller film directed, written, and co-produced by Cameron Crowe. It is an English-language remake of Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 Spanish ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Michael Gough, Karl Johnson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Derek Jarman

Wittgenstein is a 1993 film by the English director Derek Jarman. It is loosely based on the life story as well as the philosophical thinking of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. The adult ...more
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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Tilda Swinton Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2016

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

Released: 1987

Directed by: Ken Russell, Julien Temple, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, + more

Aria is a 1987 British anthology film produced by Don Boyd from Virgin Group's visual section consisting of ten short films by a variety of directors. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film ...more
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Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn, Tilda Swinton

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Mills

Thumbsucker is a 2005 American independent comedy-drama film directed by Mike Mills and adapted from the Walter Kirn novel of the same name. It stars Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent ...more