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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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Alan Bates, Charles Gray, Coral Browne An Englishman Abroad is a 1983 BBC television drama film, based on the true story of a chance meeting of an actress, Coral Browne, with Guy Burgess, a member of the Cambridge spy ring who spied ...more

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Faye Dunaway, John Gielgud, Marina Sirtis The Wicked Lady is a 1983 British drama film directed by Michael Winner. It was screened out of competition at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival. It is a remake of the 1945 film of the same name, ...more

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Sting, Lena Headey, Alan Bates The Grotesque is a 1995 British film by John-Paul Davidson, adapted from the 1989 novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath. It stars Alan Bates, Lena Headey, Theresa Russell and Sting. Academy ...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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Teri Garr, Ellen Burstyn, Alan Bates Pack of Lies is a 1987 drama film written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Anthony Page.

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Gerard Butler, Charlotte Rampling, Melanie Lynskey The Cherry Orchard is a 1999 drama film directed by Mihalis Kakogiannis and starring Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates and Owen Teale. It was based on the 1904 play The Cherry Orchard by Anton ...more

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Ed Harris, Joe Strummer, Marlee Matlin Walker is a 1987 American-Mexican Acid Western film directed by Alex Cox and starring Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Peter Boyle, Sy Richardson, Xander Berkeley, Alfonso Arau, ...more

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Andy Serkis, Dougray Scott, John Leguizamo Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins, Oliver Reed Royal Flash is a 1975 film based on George MacDonald Fraser's second Flashman novel, Royal Flash. It starred Malcolm McDowell as Flashman. Additionally, Oliver Reed appeared in the role of Otto ...more

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Rhona Mitra, Alan Bates, James Frain Spartacus is a 2004 North American miniseries directed by Robert Dornhelm and produced by Ted Kurdyla from a teleplay by Robert Schenkkan. It aired over two nights on the USA Network, and stars ...more

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Alan Bates, Joan Hickson, Janet Suzman A Day in the Death of Joe Egg is a 1972 film based on the play of the same name by Peter Nichols, directed by Peter Medak. It stars Alan Bates and Janet Suzman. It was nominated for a BAFTA ...more

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River Phoenix, Richard Harris, Dermot Mulroney Silent Tongue is a Western written and directed by Sam Shepard. It was filmed in Spring 1992, but not released until 1994. It was filmed near Roswell, New Mexico and features Richard Harris, ...more

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Brian Cox, Alan Bates, James Bolam In a Yorkshire mining town, three educated brothers return to their blue-collar home to celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary of their parents, but dark secrets come to the fore."Anderson ...more

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Alan Bates, Dominique Sanda Story of a Love Story, also known as Impossible Object, is a 1973 drama film starring Alan Bates and Dominique Sanda. It was directed by John Frankenheimer and based on a novel by Nicholas ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Michael Caine, Charlotte Rampling The Statement is a 2003 drama film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Michael Caine. It is based on a 1996 novel by Brian Moore, with a screenplay written by Ronald Harwood. The plot was ...more

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Dr. Fischer of Geneva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Alan Bates Movies
Dr. Fischer of Geneva Barry Humphries, Alan Bates, Greta Scacchi Dr. Fischer of Geneva is a 1985 film written by Richard Broke and directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

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Dr. M Jennifer Beals, Alan Bates, Hanns Zischler Dr. M. is a 1990 film co-written and directed by Claude Chabrol. The film is a remake of 1922's Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, which was in turn based on Mabuse der Spieler by Norbert

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Kirstie Alley, Shirley MacLaine, Rebecca De Mornay

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Alan Bates, Jane Asher, Bruno Ganz Ręce do góry is a Polish drama film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. It is the fourth of a series of semi-autobiographical films in which Skolimowski himself plays his alter ego, Andrzej ...more

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Gary Oldman, Alan Bates, Liz Smith We Think the World of You is a 1988 film directed by Colin Gregg, starring Gary Oldman and Alan Bates, adapted from the J.R. Ackerley novel of the same name. It was produced by Tomasso Jandelli ...more

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Alan Bates, Eileen Atkins, James Wilby Bertie & Elizabeth is a 2002 television film produced by Carlton Television. The film explores the relationship between King George VI and his wife Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Susannah York, Alan Bates St. Patrick: The Irish Legend is a 2000 historical drama film about the life of St. Patrick who was born in Wales., the man who brought Christianity to Ireland.

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Jennifer Tilly, Matthew Modine, Alan Bates Hollywood North is a 2003 film starring Matthew Modine and Jennifer Tilly. It is a mockumentary detailing the struggles of two Canadian movie producers in Toronto circa 1979. The title is a ...more

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Liam Neeson, Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow Duet for One is a film adapted from a British play, a two-hander by Tom Kempinski, about a world-famous concert violinist named Stephanie Anderson who is suddenly struck with multiple sclerosis. ...more

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Alan Bates, Janet McTeer, Celia Imrie

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Secret Friends Gina Bellman, Alan Bates, Ian McNeice Secret Friends is a 1991 British film written and directed by Dennis Potter and starring Alan Bates, Gina Bellman and Ian McNeice. It was based on Potter's novel Ticket to Ride. During a train ...more