The Best James Mason Movies Films

The Best James Mason Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like Hatter's Castle and A Dangerous Summer, in it.

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


James Mason was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Michael Powell. If you're a fan of James Mason, then check out our lists of the best Richard Attenborough and George C. Scott movies as well.


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    North by Northwest

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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    Lolita

    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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    Odd Man Out

    William Hartnell, Cyril Cusack, Robert Newton

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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    A Star Is Born

    Judy Garland, Amanda Blake, Laurindo Almeida

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    The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

    Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll

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    The Desert Rats

    Richard Burton, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

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    The Verdict

    Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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    Cross of Iron

    James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger

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    Bigger Than Life

    Walter Matthau, Barbara Rush, Kipp Hamilton

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    5 Fingers

    Michael Rennie, Danielle Darrieux, Walter Hampden

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    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer

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    Julius Caesar

    Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud

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    The Boys from Brazil

    Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg

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    The Seventh Veil

    Herbert Lom

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    Evil Under the Sun

    Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov

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    The Reckless Moment

    Joan Bennett, Shepperd Strudwick, Geraldine Brooks

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    Georgy Girl

    Charlotte Rampling, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates

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    Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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    Murder by Decree

    Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud

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    Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Ava Gardner, John Laurie, Nigel Patrick

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    The Shooting Party

    John Gielgud, Edward Fox, Robert Hardy

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    The Wicked Lady

    Michael Rennie, Margaret Lockwood, Felix Aylmer

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    Age of Consent

    Helen Mirren, Frank Thring, Jack MacGowran

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    The Man in Grey

    Stewart Granger, Margaret Lockwood, Martita Hunt

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    The Deadly Affair

    Lynn Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner

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    The Blue Max

    Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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    The Last of Sheila

    Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Ian McShane

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    Lord Jim

    Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins

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    Caught

    Robert Ryan, Barbara Bel Geddes, Natalie Schafer

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    Hotel Reserve

    Herbert Lom, Patricia Medina, Patricia Hayes

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    Candlelight in Algeria Walter Rilla, Raymond Lovell, Meinhart Maur

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    The Prisoner of Zenda

    David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Douglas Fairbanks

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    Spring and Port Wine

    Spring and Port Wine Diana Coupland

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    Salem's Lot

    David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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    Frankenstein: The True Story

    Jane Seymour, John Gielgud, David McCallum

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    Prince Valiant

    Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

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    The Tell-Tale Heart
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    Ivanhoe

    Sam Neill, Olivia Hussey, John Rhys-Davies

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    The Water Babies

    Jon Pertwee, Bernard Cribbins, Billie Whitelaw

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    The Man Between

    The Man Between Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone

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    11 Harrowhouse

    Candice Bergen, John Gielgud, Charles Grodin

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    Charade

    Charade Scott Forbes, Paul Cavanagh, Bruce Lester

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    One Way Street

    Rock Hudson, Dan Duryea, Märta Torén

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    Alibi

    Alibi Margaret Lockwood, Raymond Lovell

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    Yellowbeard

    David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn

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    A Touch of Larceny

    George Sanders, Vera Miles, Harry Andrews

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    Genghis Khan

    Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas

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    The Pumpkin Eater

    Maggie Smith, Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch

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