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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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Julie Christie, Terence Stamp, Alan Bates
Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 British drama film adapted from Thomas Hardy's book of the same name. The film, starring Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp, and Peter Finch, and ...more

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Charlotte Rampling, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates
Georgy Girl is a 1966 British film based on a novel by Margaret Forster. The film was directed by Silvio Narizzano and starred Lynn Redgrave as Georgy, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, and James ...more

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Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Michael Redgrave
The Go-Between is a 1971 British romantic drama film, directed by Joseph Losey. Its screenplay, by Harold Pinter, is an adaptation of the 1953 novel of the same name by L. P. Hartley. The film ...more

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Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee
Whistle Down the Wind is a 1961 British film, directed by Bryan Forbes, screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, from the novel by Mary Hayley Bell.

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Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas
Zorba the Greek is a 1964 British-Greek drama film directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and starring Anthony Quinn as the title character. It is based on the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos ...more

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Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Jean-Claude Brialy
King of Hearts is a 1966 French comedy-drama film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring Alan Bates. The film is set in a small town in France near the end of World War I. As the Imperial ...more

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Alan Bates, Leonard Rossiter, James Bolam
A Kind of Loving is a 1962 British drama film directed by John Schlesinger, based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Stan Barstow. It stars Alan Bates and June Ritchie as two lovers in 1960s ...more

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Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith
Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, ...more

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Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close
Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as the eponymous character. The film also features Glenn ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney, Alan Bates
The Entertainer is a 1960 drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the stage play of the same name by John Osborne. It starred Laurence Olivier as a failing third-rate music-hall stage ...more

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Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde, Alan Bates
The Fixer is a 1968 British drama film based on the 1966 semi-biographical novel of the same name, written by Bernard Malamud. It was directed by John Frankenheimer and stars Alan Bates.

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Jeremy Irons, Alan Bates, June Brown
Nijinsky is a 1980 American biographical film directed by Herbert Ross. Hugh Wheeler wrote a screenplay that explores the later life and career of Vaslav Nijinsky; it was based largely on the ...more

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Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Laurence Harvey
The Running Man is a 1963 British drama film directed by Carol Reed, starring Laurence Harvey as a man who fakes his own death in a glider accident, then runs into trouble when an insurance ...more

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Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton
The Rose is a 1979 American drama film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless ...more

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Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates
The Caretaker is a 1963 British drama film directed by Clive Donner and based on the Harold Pinter play of the same name. It was entered into the 13th Berlin International Film Festival where it ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi, Alan Bates
Three Sisters is a 1970 film starring Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, based on the 1900 play by Anton Chekhov. Olivier also directed, with co-director John Sichel. The film was ...more

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Tim Curry, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent
The Shout is a 1978 British horror film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski, based on a short story by Robert Graves that was adapted for the screen by Michael Austin. The film was the first to be ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Liam Neeson, Bob Hoskins
A Prayer for the Dying is a 1987 thriller film about a former IRA member trying to escape his past. The film was directed by Mike Hodges, and stars Mickey Rourke, Liam Neeson, Bob Hoskins, and ...more

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Maggie Smith, Isabelle Adjani, Alan Bates
Quartet is a 1981 Merchant Ivory Film, starring Isabelle Adjani, Maggie Smith, Anthony Higgins and Alan Bates, set in 1927 Paris. It premiered at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival and was an entry ...more

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Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney
The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based on the 1975 book of the same name by parapsychologist and Fortean author John Keel. The screenplay ...more

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Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber
The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. The motion picture, which is set in the Jack ...more

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Denholm Elliott, Alan Bates, Gaye Brown
Nothing But the Best is a 1964 British comedy film directed by Clive Donner based on the 1952 short story 'The Best of Everything' by Stanley Ellin.

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Ann-Margret, Julie Christie, Ian Holm
The Return of the Soldier is a 1982 British film starring Alan Bates as Baldry and co-starring Julie Christie, Ian Holm, Glenda Jackson, and Ann-Margret about a shell-shocked officer's return ...more

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Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Kelly Bishop
An Unmarried Woman is a 1978 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Paul Mazursky, and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies, Aidan Quinn
Evelyn is a 2002 drama film, loosely based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his fight in the Irish courts to be reunited with his children. The film stars Sophie Vavasseur in the title ...more