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Top 10 Susan Sarandon movies of all time

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Besides being one of the greatest actors on the silver screen, Susan Sarandon starred in some of the greatest films ever made. Over the past 50 years, the lovely, ageless beauty has racked up over 160 credits on both the big and small screens. She made her cinematic debut in 1970. Over the course of her career, she received five Oscar nominations and one win for her outstanding performance in the 1995 prison drama Dead Man Walking.

In addition to her on-screen appeal, Susan has long been well-known for her social activism and outspoken political opinions. In 1999, she took the post of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and worked nonstop to advance human rights problems. Fortress of Solitude reports her net worth of $60 million today. Here are her top 10 movies:

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  1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Year: 1975

Genre: Horror, Comedy, Musical

Director: Jim Sharman

Sarandon portrays Janet Weiss in the lead role. Her character gets stuck on a roadside with her fiance, Brad Majors. Later, they find themselves in Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s home with his crew of eccentrics. Unfortunately, the couple’s lives will never be the same after they get into the castle. Despite the movie’s financial failure, its re-release as midnight screenings elevated the movie to the renowned cult status.

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  1. Thelma & Louise

Year: 1991

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Crime

Director: Ridley Scott

Sarandon portrays Louise, the titular role in this crime-drama film. What kicks off as an adventure with Geena Davis’ Thelma becomes a cat-and-mouse game with the police. After Louise kills to save Thelma, their innocent adventure from ordinary life turns for the worse. The police and Thelma’s abusive husband are pursuing the two as they attempt to flee to Mexico. For their respective roles, Sarandon and Davis received Oscar nominations.

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  1. Little Women

Year: 1994

Genre: Drama, Romance, Family

Director: Gillian Armstrong

The movie is an adaptation of the well-known book Little Women. It was a magnificent production with an all-star ensemble that remained loyal to the narrative. The Hollywood Reporter claims that this movie, certainly the greatest of the bunch, is the 5th version of the narrative to have been produced when it was published. The story centers on the March sisters as they are brought up in Concord, Massachusetts, during the Civil War. Their life is supervised by their mother, who is portrayed by Sarandon.

The Client (1994)

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  1. The Client

Year: 1994

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama

Director: Joel Schumacher

The crime thriller centers on a young child (Brad Renfro) who has witnessed a suicide and requires the protection of a lawyer (Sarandon) when dealing with the mafia lawyer Tommy Lee Jones’ dubious treatment.

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  1. Stepmom

Year: 1998

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director: Chris Columbus

In Stepmom, Sarandon is a mother who is near death. So, she is forced to trust her children’s new stepmother for their brought after her. Jackie, portrayed by Sarandon, and her husband have been separated for enough time for him to locate Isabel (Julia Roberts) as a new love interest. Isabel is kind and kind to the kids. Still, she doesn’t understand how much more she needs to be until Jackie is unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer.

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  1. Dead Man Walking

Year: 1995

Genre: Crime, Drama

Director: Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins, who you may recognize as Andy from The Shawshank Redemption, wrote and directed the crime drama Dead Man Walking. Sarandon won an Oscar for her role as Sister Helen Prejean, a nun who befriends a murderer on death row. However, sister Helen experiences a conundrum as the execution draws nearer. She is growing closer to the convicted murderer while simultaneously feeling sympathy for the victims’ relatives.

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  1. Bull Durham

Year: 1988

Genre: Comedy, Sports, Drama

Director: Ron Shelton

In the sense of a baseball fan, Annie Savoy (Sarandon) selects one player each season and mentors them. The young pitcher who can’t take criticism and the 12-year veteran catcher who needs to work with the rookie pitcher are the two guys who have the best chance of helping her this year. As their connections develop, this unexpected trio is in for a season of growth, love, and maturity. Unlike her typical performances in crime drama movies, Sarandon’s lightheartedness is highlighted in Bill Durham.

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  1. Atlantic City

Year: 1980

Genre: Crime, Romance, Drama

Director: Louis Malle

Five Oscars were nominated for the 1980s crime drama Atlantic City, including one for Susan Sarandon as Best Actress. People travel to Atlantic City to fulfill their aspirations. Sarandon’s character Sally Matthews will be able to realize her ambition of working in the casinos in Monte Carlo thanks to Atlantic City. Lou, another daydreamer, imagines himself as a powerful mob boss despite actually being a small-town gangster. However, the dreams of both Sally and her estranged husband are in danger when he pays her a visit.

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  1. Blackbird

Year: 2012

Genre: Drama

Director: Roger Michell

Sarandon portrays the terminally sick Lily in this 2019 movie. Lily gathers her family for the last time before she goes away with just a weekend to live. But, like in every family, stress looms over the final weekend of memories. The cast of Sarandon’s family is tiny. Still, it includes well-known actors like Sam Neil, Kate Winslet, Rainn Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, and Mia Wasikowska.

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  1. Enchanted

Year: 2007

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Animation

Director: Kevin Lima

When Enchanted debuted in 2007, it quickly rose to the top of Disney’s most talked-about films. Sarandon portrays the villainous Queen Narissa in the movie, and she is the one who sends Amy Adams’ Giselle to New York. Giselle is exiled from her home in the musical, animated world of Andalasia. She is forced to live in present-day Manhattan. While there, she meets and falls in love with a divorce attorney (Patrick Dempsey). However, this connection becomes problematic when her Andalasian Prince Charming (James Marsden) arrives to save her and is closely followed by the evil queen herself.



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