films The Best Movies Directed by David Lean  

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List of all movies directed by David Lean ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by David Lean are listed here and include movie posters and David Lean movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by David Lean as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest David Lean movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top David Lean film is can be factored into this list.

From David Lean's studio films to David Lean's independent films, this David Lean filmography keeps tabs on all David Lean movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List features movies like Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai.

If you’re wondering “what movies did David Lean direct?” or “who is David Lean?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by David Lean?” and “what's a good selection of good David Lean movies?”

If you're wanting to get into David Lean films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent David Lean works.

All David Lean director credits are included. This list of every movie that David Lean has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the David Lean movie is and which actors starred in the David Lean film.

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David Lean was fortunate enough to work with talented actors, including Laurence Olivier and John Wayne. Do you love films directed by David Lean? Check out our lists of the best movies by John Huston and Frank Capra as well.

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

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

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Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

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Great Expectations Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills

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Brief Encounter Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway

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A Passage to India Alec Guinness, Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee

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Ryan's Daughter Robert Mitchum, John Mills, Trevor Howard

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Oliver Twist Alec Guinness, Diana Dors, Anthony Newley

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Hobson's Choice Charles Laughton, John Mills, John Laurie

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Summertime Katharine Hepburn, David Lean, Darren McGavin

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The Greatest Story Ever Told John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

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Blithe Spirit Rex Harrison, Noël Coward, Margaret Rutherford

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This Happy Breed Laurence Olivier, John Mills, Celia Johnson

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In Which We Serve John Mills, Noël Coward, Leslie Howard

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The Passionate Friends Claude Rains, Trevor Howard, Ann Todd

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Madeleine Barbara Everest, André Morell, Barry Jones

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Major Barbara Deborah Kerr, Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller

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The Sound Barrier Denholm Elliott, Leslie Phillips, Ralph Richardson

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