The Best Charles Laughton Movies Films

The Best Charles Laughton Movies

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

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

List ranges from O. Henry's Full House to This Land Is Mine, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Charles Laughton movies?" and "What are the greatest Charles Laughton roles of all time?"


Charles Laughton worked with many famous directors, including big names like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. Movie fans who love Charles Laughton have also been known to enjoy films starring Fredric March and Peter Lorre.



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    Witness for the Prosecution

    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Edmond O'Brien

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    Mutiny on the Bounty

    Clark Gable, David Niven, James Cagney

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    Hobson's Choice

    Charles Laughton, John Mills, John Laurie

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    Ruggles of Red Gap

    Charles Laughton, Sam Lufkin, Roland Young

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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    Les Misérables

    Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Cedric Hardwicke

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    Advise & Consent

    Frank Sinatra, Betty White, Henry Fonda

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    The Paradine Case

    Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Laughton

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    The Private Life of Henry VIII

    Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester

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    Island of Lost Souls

    Bela Lugosi, Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott

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    The Big Clock

    Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan

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    Captain Kidd

    Charles Laughton, John Carradine, Randolph Scott

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    The Suspect

    Charles Laughton, Maude Eburne, Ella Raines

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    If I Had a Million

    Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W. C. Fields

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    The Sign of the Cross

    Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

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    The Barretts of Wimpole Street

    Charles Laughton, Norma Shearer, Fredric March

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    Rembrandt

    Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman

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    Tales of Manhattan

    Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers

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    Jamaica Inn

    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Robert Newton

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    The Canterville Ghost

    Charles Laughton, Margaret O'Brien, Robert Young

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    The Bribe

    Ava Gardner, Vincent Price, Charles Laughton

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    The Old Dark House

    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart

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    Forever and a Day

    Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Claude Rains

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    This Land Is Mine

    Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, George Sanders

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    O. Henry's Full House

    Marilyn Monroe, Charles Laughton, Anne Baxter

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    Arch of Triumph

    Ingrid Bergman, Charles Laughton, Charles Boyer

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    The Man on the Eiffel Tower

    Burgess Meredith, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone

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    It Started with Eve

    Charles Laughton, Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings

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    The Tuttles of Tahiti

    Charles Laughton, Gene Reynolds, Jon Hall

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    Salome

    Rita Hayworth, Charles Laughton, Stewart Granger

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    Young Bess

    Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

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    The Blue Veil

    Natalie Wood, Charles Laughton, Jane Wyman

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    Sidewalks of London

    Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton, Rex Harrison

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    They Knew What They Wanted

    Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Karl Malden

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    I, Claudius

    Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Flora Robson

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    The Man from Down Under Donna Reed, Charles Laughton, Richard Carlson

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    Payment Deferred

    Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan

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    Stand By for Action

    Charles Laughton, Robert Taylor, Walter Brennan

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    Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd

    Charles Laughton, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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    Devil and the Deep

    Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton

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    The Girl from Manhattan

    The Girl from Manhattan Charles Laughton, Dorothy Lamour, William Frawley

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    White Woman

    Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Charles Bickford

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    The Strange Door

    Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Allison Hayes

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    Piccadilly

    Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Anna May Wong

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    Under Ten Flags

    Charles Laughton, Mylène Demongeot, Van Heflin

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    Wolves

    Wolves Charles Laughton, Dorothy Gish, Malcolm Keen

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    Down River

    Down River Charles Laughton, Donald Wolfit, Harold Huth

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