From his humble beginnings in the mid-50s, Sean Connery attained stardom
with his first James Bond movie, Dr. No, in 1962. Since
then, Sean Connery has a remained a movie star of the first rank,
winning multiple film awards, including the Oscar for Best Supporting
Actor for The Untouchables (1987).
The following Sean Connery movies list (all sixty-six to date) is
in reverse chronological order beginning with the League of
Extraordinary Gentlemen back to his first appearance in No
Road Back (1956). Highlighted Sean Connery movies are available
for purchase on DVD or VHS.
Of Extraordinary Gentlemen - Connery plays Allan Quatermain
in this "extraordinary" movie based on a comics
series featuring 19th century literary characters who band
together to best "the Fantom". Other characters
include Dr. Jekyll, Captain Nemo, Mina Harker (heroine of
Dracula), and Tom Sawyer.
Forrester - Connery plays a reclusive writer mentoring
a talented young black man in this heart-warming film.
- Suspense-filled caper movie, co-star and fellow thief Catherine
Zeta-Jones is arguably the most beautiful woman alive
by Heart - Highly underrated and well-acted comedy-drama
entwining various stories of love, it's mysteries and difficulties.
Connery's partner is the incomparable Gena Rowlands. Recommended.
Avengers - Connery plays the "diabolical madman"
set on taking over the world in this tribute to the classic
TV series. Mixed reviews.
Rock - Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage foil terrorists on
Alcatraz - truly outstanding action and terrific performances.
- We'd know his voice anywhere! Connery plays a dragon in
this delightful family film. Co-stars Dennis Quaid. 5 stars.
Knight - Impossible to imagine Connery as an over-the-hill
King Arthur. Co-stars Richard Gere and Julia Ormond provide
the rest of the scenary. Not his best (but not his fault).
Cause - Connery and Laurence Fishburne team up to identify
and capture a child killer. Lots of plot twists; we really
liked it. Co-stars Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Kate Capshaw.
Good Man in Africa - Connery gives a gem performance in
his small role in this comedy about diplomats in an under-developed
African country. Very mixed reviews - love it or hate it.
Sun - Connery and Wesley Snipes are cops investigating
a prostitute's murder tied in with Japanese international
Man - Connery plays a scientist working in the South American
rainforest. This movie was shown to our daughter's social
studies class for its wonderful portrayal of the Brazilian
natives. Connery gives an outstanding performance.
II: The Quickening - Sequel to the original movie, only
hard-care Connery fans or Highlander afficionados will enjoy
Hood: Prince of Thieves - Connery has a very small cameo
as King Richard the Lionheart in Kevin Costner's take on the
Russia House - Based on John Le Carré's novel,
Connery teams with the lovely Michelle Pfeiffer in this love
story, spy thriller.
Hunt for Red October - Masterpiece of suspense with Connery
playing a Russian submarine commander with plans to defect.
Co-stars Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan (before Ford took over
the Ryan movies). Outstanding, very highly recommended.
Business - Crime and family ties feature in this beautifully
crafted and acted caper movie starring Connery as grandfather,
Dustin Hoffman as son, and Matthew Broderick as grandson -
who could ask for more?
Jones and the Last Crusade - Absolutely perfect in his
role of absent-minded professor, Connery, along with Denholm
Elliot, furnishes lots of laughs in this third Indiana Jones
movie. Perhaps the best of the three.
of Me - Sean Connery has a bit as "himself"
in this bittersweet comedy about an estranged father and son
(Alan King, Billy Crystal). One of the reviewers at Amazon
says he was an extra and shares a Connery anecdote, if you
want to go read it.
Presidio - Military honor versus get 'em at all costs.
Co-stars Meg Ryan and Mark Harmon. Harmon never became a big
star - watch this and you'll know why.
Untouchables - Sean Connery took home the Oscar for Best
Supporting Actor, playing a cop in this G-men versus Al Capone
(Robert de Niro) gangster movie that made Kevin Costner a
Name of the Rose - Umberto Eco's famous novel of medieval
murder comes to life in this marvelous film. A young Christian
- Connery plays an "immortal" instructing Christopher
Lambert on his destiny and how to stay alive long enough to
enjoy it. Now in a great new edition.
Say Never Again - Title says it all: after a 12-year hiatus,
Connery returns as James Bond, agent 007, one final time.
Kim Basinger and Barbara Carrera are the eye candy.
of the Valiant - Connery plays the magical Green Knight, while
Miles O'Keefe is Gawain in this fantasy movie.
Days One Summer - A middle-aged Scottish doctor has an
affair with his niece while staying in the Swiss Alps. Not
an especially nice movie.
Is Right - Poorly received at the time, this satire on
media frenzy and terrorism may strike new chords today. Connery
is a TV newsman.
- Classic sci-fi adventure with Connery as a lawman on one
of Jupiter's moons up against an evil mine owner (Peter Boyle).
Bandits - Connery plays King Agamemnon in this cult classic
comedy directed by Terry Gilliam (Monty Python).
Great Train Robbery - Wonderfully exciting and humorous
crime caper set in Victorian England; directed by Michael
Crichton from his book. Co-stars Donald Sutherland. A great
- Set during the Cuban revolution in the 50s, Connery plays
a mercenary unsure which side to take.
- Connery is a scientist trying to convince everyone that
a meteor is going to stike the earth (now we know where the
ideas for Deep Impact and Armegeddon came from).
Co-stars Natalie Wood in one of her last appearances.
Bridge Too Far - Sean Connery is just one of the many,
many great actors in this famous (deservedly) World War II
film. Directed by Richard Attenborough; co-stars Michael Caine,
James Caan, Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins,
Laurence Olivier, et al. A must-have for any movie collection.
Next Man - Middle East politics and adventure with Sean Connery
as a Saudi Arabian ambassador who falls in love with the woman
hired to assassinate him (and vice versa).
and Marian - Connery and the exquisite Audrey Hepburn
star in this middle-aged love story, as Robin returns from
Crusade to find Marian a nun. Very highly recommended.
Man Who Would Be King - Perhaps the best of all. Sean
Connery and Michael Caine co-star as Empire-era British soldiers
out to gain an Indian kingdom - absolutely delightful, filled
with high humor and adventure. Don't miss it!
Wind and the Lion - Set during Teddy Roosevelt's age of
American imperialism, this is a rousing adventure tale with
Connery as a Berber sheik and Candace Bergen as a kidnapped
American. Brian Keith is just perfect as Teddy. Very much
Terrorists - Connery plays a Norwegian security chief
up against terrorists in this action-adventure movie.
on the Orient Express - Every name in Hollywood starred
in this fun adaptation of the famous Agatha Christie novel.
Albert Finney is Hercule Poirot. Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar.
- Directed by John Boorman, Zardoz was considered one
of the worst sci-fi movies ever made - hence, it is now a
cult classic. Only for sci-fiers or hard-core Connery fans.
Offence - Dark thriller with Connery as an over-the-edge
cop hunting down a child molester. Well-acted, but very heavy.
Co-stars Trevor Howard.
are Forever - Bond, James Bond. Returning after a hiatus,
Connery served up a good one here. Jill St. John as Tiffany
Case. The names are the best part, right? Bambi and Thumper
are in this one. One of the best songs ever.
Anderson Tapes - Very well-done and entertaining caper
movie with Connery as the head honcho of the heist team. Christopher
Walken made his screen debut.
Red Tent - Psychological drama with Peter Finch as the
doomed leader of a North Pole expedition, responsible for
many deaths and much suffering. Connery plays famed real-life
explorer Roald Amundsen.
Molly Maguires - Story of Irish immigrants working the
coal mines in 19th century America. Connery leads the rebellious
miners; Richard Harris is out to catch him.
- I liked this movie. It's a western with Connery as the Indian-wise
hero and Brigitte Bardot as a French countess on a trip to
the West. She's very spunky. Really, it's quite good.
Only Live Twice - Machine gun toting ninjas help James
Bond foil a plot by SPECTRE to start World War III. Donald
Pleasance is the bad guy. Nancy Sinatra sang the song.
Fine Madness - Connery at his comic best (and he can be
so funny) as a nonconformist poet in 60s New York. A great
mid-60s comedy (there were lots, we love the 60s). Joanne
- Possibly the best James Bond of all, Connery gets to battle
sharks and scuba-equipped bad guys off the coast of the Bahamas.
Fantastic underwater action. Tom Jones sang the song.
Hill - Powerful WWII film about a prison camp for errant
soldiers - their suffering and degradation - in the North
African desert. Connery gives an outstanding performance as
an unjustly busted sergeant.
- Alfred Hitchcock's story of a mentally troubled young woman
(Tippi Hedren), wooed, won and restored by Sean Connery's
love. Mixed reviews, yet a classic.
of Straw - Crime thriller with Connery as a greedy nephew
bent on securing uncle's fortune. Co-stars Ralph Richardson
and Gina Lollobrigida.
- Who can forget the woman covered in gold? One of the best,
starring the best James Bond ever. Honor Blackman as Pussy
Galore (and that was 1964!).
Russia with Love - Another one considered to be the best.
Who can say? We each have our favorites. Certainly, James
Bond, our Agent 007, is at the top of his form.
No - The film that catapulted Sean Connery to stardom.
Agent 007 James Bond begins his reign as the world's most
famous spy. Gorgeous Ursula Andress sports a bikini.
Longest Day - The classic D-Day movie starred many very
famous actors including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum,
Richard Burton, and, of course, Sean Connery.
Snafu (aka On the Fiddle) - Light-hearted WWII story about
two British pals who get into trouble but end up as heroes.
Co-stars Alfred Lynch.
Karenina - Sean Connery stars as the dashing Count Vronsky with Claire Bloom as the unhappy Anna in this
BBC production of Tolstoy's classic, now available on DVD.
Frightened City - Sean Connery stars as a mob enforcer
who becomes a target of the big boys in this British crime
Greatest Adventure - No, Connery didn't play Tarzan (Gordon
Scott did). Rather, he has a small role as one of the bad
guys destroying native villages. One of the better Tarzan
films, it's a shame it's not currently available.
O'Gill & The Little People- Disney movie about an old
man and his adventures with the leprechauns. Connery as an
Time, Another Place - Lana Turner stars with Connery in
this story of forbidden love and "doing the right thing."
of the Tiger - Van Johnson stars in this Cold War thriller
about a planned rescue of a man held by Albanian communists.
We love Van Johnson, but if you can spot Connery, let me know.
Lock - Suspense movie about a little boy locked in a supposedly
impenetrable time-locked bank vault. Can Connery and the others
get him out?
Drivers (aka Hard Drivers) - Ex-con trying to go straight
discovers his truck-driving buddies are pulling a scam. The
fun in this British crime drama are the bit roles by many
now famous names: Connery, Jill Ireland, Patrick McGoohan,
David McCallum. Connery's role is so small it has no last
name - he is "Johnny."
for a Heavyweight - Connery has a small part in this drama
about the underside of the fight business. Originally produced
for TV, it was released in theaters in 1962. Stars Anthony
Quinn, Jackie Gleason.
Road Back - British thriller about a deaf and blind nightclub
owner who becomes involved with jewel thieves who try to pin
a murder rap on her son. I think Connery plays the son, but
I'm not sure. His film debut.