The Best Alan Bates Movies

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

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

Items here include everything from Hollywood North to Evelyn.

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

Notable directors that worked with Alan Bates include names like Robert Altman, Phil Alden Robinson and John Frankenheimer.

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  • The Go-Between
    Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Joseph Losey
  • We Think the World of You
    Alan Bates, Gary Oldman, Max Wall
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Colin Gregg
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
    Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
  • A Kind of Loving
    Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
  • Whistle Down the Wind
    Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Bryan Forbes
  • The Cherry Orchard
    Gerard Butler, Charlotte Rampling, Melanie Lynskey
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis
  • Zorba the Greek
    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Mihalis Kakogiannis
  • In Celebration
    Alan Bates, James Bolam, Brian Cox
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Lindsay Anderson
  • The Caretaker
    Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Clive Donner
  • The Shout
    Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
  • The Return of the Soldier
    Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Alan Bridges
  • Georgy Girl
    James Mason, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
  • The Grotesque
    Sting, Lena Headey, Alan Bates
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: John-Paul Davidson
  • Story of a Love Story
    Alan Bates, Dominique Sanda
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: John Frankenheimer
  • Gosford Park
    Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Robert Altman
  • An Englishman Abroad
    Alan Bates, Charles Gray
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
  • An Unmarried Woman
    Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Paul Mazursky
  • King of Hearts
    Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Philippe de Broca
  • The Running Man
    Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Carol Reed
  • The Rose
    Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Mark Rydell
  • Duet for One
    Julie Andrews, Alan Bates, Max von Sydow
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy
  • The Fixer
    Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: John Frankenheimer
  • The Entertainer
    Laurence Olivier, Brenda De Banzie, Albert Finney
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Tony Richardson
  • Three Sisters
    Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Alan Bates
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel
  • Pack of Lies
    Ellen Burstyn, Teri Garr, Alan Bates
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Anthony Page