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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 Kevin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tilda Swinton Movies
We Need to Talk About Kevin Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly, Ezra Miller We Need to Talk About Kevin is a 2011 British-American psychological thriller film, directed by Lynne Ramsay and adapted from Lionel Shriver's novel of the same name. A long process of ...more

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy 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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Only Lovers Left Alive is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tilda Swinton Movies
Only Lovers Left Alive Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton 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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Orlando Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed by Sally Potter.

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Constantine Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf 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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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning 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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I Am Love Tilda Swinton, Marisa Berenson, Waris Ahluwalia 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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Burn After Reading Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich 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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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Simon Pegg 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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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Liam Neeson, Tilda Swinton, Peter Dinklage 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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Moonrise Kingdom Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton 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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Michael Clayton George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson 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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Adaptation Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal 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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The Beach Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle 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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Broken Flowers Sharon Stone, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange 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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Deep Water Tilda Swinton, Simon Russell Beale, Jean Badin 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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The Deep End Tilda Swinton, Josh Lucas, Goran Višnjić 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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Julia Tilda Swinton, Kate del Castillo, Saul Rubinek 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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Caravaggio Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean, Robbie Coltrane 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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Vanilla Sky Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz 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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Aria Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton 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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Thumbsucker Keanu Reeves, Vince Vaughn, Tilda Swinton 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

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Wittgenstein Tilda Swinton, Michael Gough, Karl Johnson 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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The Statement Tilda Swinton, Michael Caine, Charlotte Rampling The Statement is a 2003 drama film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Michael Caine. It is based on a 1996 novel by Brian Moore, with a screenplay written by Ronald Harwood. The plot was ...more

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The Last of England Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Jonathan Phillips The Last of England is a British film directed by Derek Jarman. It is a poetic, rather than realistic, depiction of what Jarman felt was the loss of traditional English culture in the 1980s. It ...more

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The Limits of Control Bill Murray, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton The Limits of Control is a 2009 American film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Isaach De Bankolé as a lone wolf assassin, carrying out a job in Spain. Filming began in ...more

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Blue Tilda Swinton, Derek Jarman, Nigel Terry Blue is the twelfth and final feature film by director Derek Jarman, released four months before his death from AIDS-related complications. Such complications had already rendered him partially ...more

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Conceiving Ada Tilda Swinton, Karen Black, Timothy Leary Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a ...more

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Edward II Tilda Swinton, Annie Lennox, Jerome Flynn Edward II is a 1991 film directed by Derek Jarman, starring Steven Waddington, Tilda Swinton and Andrew Tiernan. It is based on the play of the same name by Christopher Marlowe. The plot ...more

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The Man from London Tilda Swinton, Gyula Pauer, Miroslav Krobot The Man from London is a 2007 film by Hungarian director Béla Tarr. It is an adaptation by Tarr and his collaborator-friend László Krasznahorkai of the 1934 French language ...more

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The War Zone Colin Farrell, Tilda Swinton, Ray Winstone The War Zone is a 1999 drama film directed by Tim Roth in his directorial debut and starring Ray Winstone, Tilda Swinton, Lara Belmont and Freddie Cunliffe. The film is written by Alexander ...more

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Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Derek Jacobi Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon is a 1998 film made for television by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was written and directed by John Maybury and stars Derek ...more

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Strange Culture Tilda Swinton, Thomas Jay Ryan, Larissa Clayton Strange Culture is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. It stars Tilda Swinton and Thomas Jay Ryan. It premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film

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Teknolust Tilda Swinton, Karen Black, Jeremy Davies Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part ...more

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The Garden Tilda Swinton, Spencer Leigh The Garden is a 1990 British arthouse film by director Derek Jarman produced by James Mackay for Basilisk Communications in association with Channel 4, British Screen and ZDF. It focuses on ...more

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War Requiem Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean, Laurence Olivier War Requiem is a film adaptation of Benjamin Britten's musical piece of the same name. It was shot in 1988 by the British film director Derek Jarman with the 1963 recording as the soundtrack, ...more

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Possible Worlds Tilda Swinton, Jessica Paré, Sean McCann Possible Worlds is a 2000 Canadian film adaptation of the play of the same name. The film is directed by Robert Lepage, and stars Tom McCamus and Tilda Swinton. Music is by George Koller.

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Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll Evan Rachel Wood, Tilda Swinton, Daryl Hannah Phantasmagoria: The Visions of Lewis Carroll was a planned fantasy-horror film by Marilyn Manson with Geoffrey Cox and Anthony Silva that had been in development hell since 2004. It would be ...more

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Derek Tilda Swinton Derek is a 2008 film directed by Isaac Julien.

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Cinema Is Everywhere is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Tilda Swinton Movies
Cinema Is Everywhere Tilda Swinton, Javed Akhtar, Sudhir Mishra Cinema is Everywhere is a 2011 documentary film by writer, director and cinematographer Teal Greyhavens that weaves together three stories from India, Scotland and Tunisia, each featuring ...more

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Man to Man Tilda Swinton

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Stephanie Daley Tilda Swinton, Jim Gaffigan, Amber Tamblyn Stephanie Daley — retitled What She Knew for US television — is a 2006 film starring Amber Tamblyn, Melissa Leo, Tilda Swinton and Timothy Hutton. The film, which received a limited release in ...more

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Die Blutgräfin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Tilda Swinton Movies
Die Blutgräfin Tilda Swinton, Isabelle Huppert, Udo Kier Die Blutgräfin is a German-Austrian film about Elizabeth Báthory. The screenplay is by the director of the film Ulrike Ottinger with additional writing by Elfriede Jelinek.