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

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

This is a list that features films like The Stratford Adventure and The Bridge on the River Kwai.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden Jack Hawkins

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Kind Hearts and Coronets Alec Guinness, Dennis Price Hugh Griffith

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The Ladykillers Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness Frankie Howerd

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole Alec Guinness

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The Lavender Hill Mob Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness Robert Shaw

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill

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Oliver Twist Alec Guinness, Diana Dors Anthony Newley

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Great Expectations Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons John Mills

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Tunes of Glory Alec Guinness, John Mills Susannah York

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The Man in the White Suit Alec Guinness, Michael Gough Cecil Parker

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Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie Alec Guinness

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Murder by Death Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers Alec Guinness

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Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Mark Hamill

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Father Brown Alec Guinness, Peter Finch Cecil Parker

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The Horse's Mouth Alec Guinness, Robert Coote Kay Walsh

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Our Man in Havana Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness Burl Ives

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Smiley's People Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins Bill Paterson

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H.M.S. Defiant Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde Dick Gregory

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The Card Alec Guinness, Petula Clark Joan Hickson

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The Fall of the Roman Empire Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif Christopher Plummer

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Cromwell Alec Guinness, Richard Harris Timothy Dalton

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The Captain's Paradise Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo Celia Johnson

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Malta Story Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins Flora Robson

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Little Lord Fauntleroy Patrick Stewart, Alec Guinness Ricky Schroder

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A Passage to India Alec Guinness, Judy Davis Victor Banerjee

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The Quiller Memorandum Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow George Sanders

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Last Holiday Alec Guinness, Sid James Wilfrid Hyde-White

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Scrooge Alec Guinness, Albert Finney Kenneth More

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The Mudlark Alec Guinness, Irene Dunne Finlay Currie

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Little Dorrit Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi Miriam Margolyes

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The Comedians Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones Richard Burton

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A Majority of One Alec Guinness, Rosalind Russell Mae Questel

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The Prisoner Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins Kenneth Griffith

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The Scapegoat Bette Davis, Alec Guinness Nicole Maurey

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Barnacle Bill Alec Guinness, Wallace Beery Charles Lane

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Hitler: The Last Ten Days Alec Guinness, Julian Glover Peter Sallis

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The Swan Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness Agnes Moorehead

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Kafka Jeremy Irons, Alec Guinness Ian Holm

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A Foreign Field Lauren Bacall, Alec Guinness Jeanne Moreau

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A Run for Your Money Alec Guinness, Hugh Griffith Joyce Grenfell

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Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious Robert Redford, Alec Guinness Mike Connors

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A Handful of Dust Judi Dench, Anjelica Huston Alec Guinness

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon Alec Guinness, Judi Bowker Peter Firth

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Hotel Paradiso Alec Guinness, Gina Lollobrigida Robert Morley

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Mute Witness Alec Guinness, Oleg Yankovsky Fay Ripley

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To Paris with Love Alec Guinness, Austin Trevor Jacques Brunius

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Edwin Alec Guinness, Paul Rogers Renée Asherson

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Twelfth Night Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright Ralph Richardson

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Lovesick Alec Guinness, Dudley Moore John Huston