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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.

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    Far from the Madding Crowd

    Julie Christie, Terence Stamp
    Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 British drama film adapted from Thomas Hardy's book of...  more
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    Hamlet

    Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter
    Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name directed by...  more

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    #35 of 135 The Best Movies Based On Plays#170 of 207 The Best Historical Drama Movies Of All Time

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    Whistle Down the Wind

    Hayley Mills, Alan Bates
    Whistle Down the Wind is a 1961 British film, directed by Bryan Forbes, screenplay by Keith...  more
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    The Entertainer

    Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney
    The Entertainer is a 1960 drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the stage play of...  more
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    The Mothman Prophecies

    Richard Gere, Debra Messing
    The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based...  more

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    #70 of 231 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#235 of 720 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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    The Running Man

    Lee Remick, Alan Bates
    The Running Man is a 1963 British drama film directed by Carol Reed, starring Laurence Harvey...  more
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    The Go-Between

    Julie Christie, Alan Bates
    The Go-Between is a 1971 British romantic drama film, directed by Joseph Losey. Its...  more
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    The Sum of All Fears

    Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman
    The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden...  more

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    #27 of 90 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives#19 of 23 Great Movies So Patriotic, They Are Basically American Propaganda

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    Zorba the Greek

    Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates
    Zorba the Greek is a 1964 British-Greek drama film directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and...  more

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    #139 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#94 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s

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    Georgy Girl

    Charlotte Rampling, Lynn Redgrave
    Georgy Girl is a 1966 British film based on a novel by Margaret Forster. The film was directed...  more
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    A Kind of Loving

    Alan Bates, Leonard Rossiter
    A Kind of Loving is a 1962 British drama film directed by John Schlesinger, based on the 1960...  more
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    Nothing But the Best

    Denholm Elliott, Alan Bates
    Nothing But the Best is a 1964 British comedy film directed by Clive Donner based on the 1952...  more
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    King of Hearts

    Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold
    King of Hearts is a 1966 French comedy-drama film directed by Philippe de Broca and starring...  more

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    #851 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#55 of 134 The Best French Movies That Are Absolute Masterpieces

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    Nijinsky

    Jeremy Irons, Alan Bates
    Nijinsky is a 1980 American biographical film directed by Herbert Ross. Hugh Wheeler wrote a...  more
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    The Rose

    Bette Midler, Alan Bates
    The Rose is a 1979 American drama film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock...  more

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    #84 of 195 The Best Movies About Music#56 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    Evelyn

    Pierce Brosnan, Julianna Margulies
    Evelyn is a 2002 drama film, loosely based on the true story of Desmond Doyle and his fight in...  more

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    #150 of 157 The Best Family Drama Movies Of All Time#13 of 58 The Best Pierce Brosnan Movies

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    A Prayer for the Dying

    Mickey Rourke, Liam Neeson
    A Prayer for the Dying is a 1987 thriller film about a former IRA member trying to escape his...  more
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    Three Sisters

    Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi
    Three Sisters is a 1970 film starring Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, based...  more
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    Royal Flash

    Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins
    Royal Flash is a 1975 film based on George MacDonald Fraser's second Flashman novel, Royal...  more
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    Silent Tongue

    River Phoenix, Richard Harris
    Silent Tongue is a Western written and directed by Sam Shepard. It was filmed in Spring 1992,...  more
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    The Caretaker

    Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence
    The Caretaker is a 1963 British drama film directed by Clive Donner and based on the Harold...  more
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    The Fixer

    Ian Holm, Dirk Bogarde
    The Fixer is a 1968 British drama film based on the 1966 semi-biographical novel of the same...  more
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    The Cherry Orchard

    Gerard Butler, Charlotte Rampling
    The Cherry Orchard is a 1999 drama film directed by Mihalis Kakogiannis and starring Charlotte...  more
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    Pack of Lies

    Teri Garr, Ellen Burstyn
    Pack of Lies is a 1987 drama film written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Anthony Page....  more
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    Salem Witch Trials

    Kirstie Alley, Shirley MacLaine