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The Best Alastair Sim Movies

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

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

List ranges from Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It to This Man in Paris and more.

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

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    Scrooge

    Patrick Macnee, Alastair Sim

    Released1951

    Directed byBrian Desmond Hurst

    Scrooge is a 1951 film adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. It starred Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and was directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, with a screenplay by Noel Langley. It...  more
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    Cottage to Let

    John Mills, Alastair Sim

    Released1941

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    Cottage to Let is a 1941 spy film starring Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim and John Mills. Set in World War II Scotland, its plot concerns Nazi spies trying to kidnap an inventor....  more
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    Hue and Cry

    Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler

    Released1947

    Directed byCharles Crichton

    Hue and Cry is a British film directed by Charles Crichton and starring Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler and Joan Dowling. It is generally considered to be the first of the "Ealing comedies", although it...  more
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    The Ruling Class

    Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews

    Released1972

    Directed byPeter Medak

    The Ruling Class is a 1972 British black comedy film directed by Peter Medak, and an adaptation of Peter Barnes' satirical stage play. A paranoid schizophrenic British nobleman (Peter O'Toole) who...  more
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    An Inspector Calls

    Alastair Sim, Brian Worth

    Released1954

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    An Inspector Calls is a 1954 film directed by Guy Hamilton and written for the screen by Desmond Davis. It is based upon a play of the same name by J.B. Priestley. It stars Alastair Sim, Jane Wenham...  more
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    Blue Murder at St Trinian's

    Alastair Sim, Terry Scott

    Released1957

    Directed byFrank Launder

    Blue Murder at St Trinian's is British comedy film set in the fictional St Trinian's School. Directed by Frank Launder and written by him and Sidney Gilliat, it was the second of the series of five...  more
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    Green for Danger

    Trevor Howard, Alastair Sim

    Released1946

    Directed bySidney Gilliat

    Green for Danger is a 1946 British thriller film, based on the popular 1944 detective novel of the same name by Christianna Brand. The film was directed by Sidney Gilliat and stars Alastair Sim,...  more
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    School for Scoundrels

    Dennis Price, Alastair Sim

    Released1960

    Directed byCyril Frankel, Robert Hamer

    School for Scoundrels is a 1960 British comedy film, directed by Robert Hamer, starring Ian Carmichael and Terry-Thomas, and inspired by the "Gamesmanship" series of books by Stephen Potter. It has...  more
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    The Millionairess

    Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers

    Released1960

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The Millionairess is a 1960 British romantic comedy film set in London, directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Sophia Loren and Peter Sellers. It is a loose adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's 1936...  more
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    27
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    The Belles of St Trinian's

    Shirley Eaton, Joan Sims

    Released1954

    Directed byFrank Launder

    The Belles of St Trinian's is a comedy film set in the fictional St Trinian's School, released in 1954. It and its sequels were inspired by British cartoonist Ronald Searle. Directed by Frank Launder...  more
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    27
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    The Happiest Days of Your Life

    Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford

    Released1950

    Directed byFrank Launder

    The Happiest Days of Your Life is a 1950 British comedy film directed by Frank Launder, based on the play by John Dighton. The two men also wrote the screenplay. It's one of a stable of classic...  more
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    23
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    Inspector Hornleigh

    Alastair Sim, Edward Underdown

    Released1939

    Directed byEugene Forde

    Inspector Hornleigh is a 1938 British detective film directed by Eugene Forde and starring Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Miki Hood, Peter Gawthorne and Wally Patch. Inspector Hornleigh is called in...  more
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    Geordie

    Alastair Sim, Miles Malleson

    Released1955

    Directed byFrank Launder

    Geordie is a 1955 British film directed and co-produced by Frank Launder, with Bill Travers in the title role as a Scotsman who becomes an athlete and competes at the 1956 Summer Olympics in...  more
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    28
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    The Green Man

    Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe

    Released1956

    Directed byBasil Dearden, Robert Day

    The Green Man is a 1956 British black comedy film based on the play Meet a Body by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, who produced and adapted the big-screen version....  more
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    Folly to Be Wise

    Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman

    Released1953

    Directed byFrank Launder

    Folly to Be Wise is a 1953 British comedy film directed by Frank Launder and starring Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver, Colin Gordon, Martita Hunt and Edward Chapman. It is based on the...  more
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    21
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    Laughter in Paradise

    Audrey Hepburn, Alastair Sim

    Released1951

    Directed byMario Zampi

    Laughter in Paradise is a British comedy film released in 1951. The film stars Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, George Cole and Guy Middleton. The film was remade in 1970 as Some Will, Some Won't....  more
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    20
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    The Doctor's Dilemma

    Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde

    Released1958

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The Doctor's Dilemma is a 1958 British comedy drama film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim, Robert Morley and Terence Alexander. It is based on the...  more
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    Waterloo Road

    John Mills, Stewart Granger

    Released1945

    Directed bySidney Gilliat

    Waterloo Road is a British film based on the Waterloo area of South London, starring John Mills, Stewart Granger, and Alistair Sim, and directed by Sidney Gilliat. Per the British Film Institute...  more
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    A Christmas Carol

    Michael Redgrave, Joan Sims

    Released1971

    Directed byRichard Williams

    A Christmas Carol is an Academy Award-winning animated adaptation of Charles Dickens's venerable 1843 novella. It was a made-for-television production originally broadcast on ABC in the United...  more
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    Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday

    Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman

    Released1939

    Directed byWalter Forde

    Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday is a 1939 British detective film directed by Walter Forde and starring Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim and Linden Travers. It is the sequel to the 1938 film Inspector...  more
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    Rogue Male

    Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter

    Released1976

    Directed byClive Donner

    Rogue Male is a 1976 British television film starring Peter O'Toole, based on Geoffrey Household's novel Rogue Male. Made by the BBC, it was adapted by Frederic Raphael and directed by Clive Donner,...  more
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    Stage Fright

    Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1950

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Stage Fright is a 1950 British crime film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock starring Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding and Richard Todd. Others in the cast include Alastair Sim,...  more
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    Released1976

    Directed byCharles Jarrott

    Escape from the Dark is a 1976 film directed by Charles Jarrott....  more
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    Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It

    Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman

    Released1941

    Directed byWalter Forde

    Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It is a 1941 British detective film directed by Walter Forde and starring Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Phyllis Calvert and Edward Chapman. It was the third and final film...  more
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    This Man Is News

    Alastair Sim, Valerie Hobson

    Released1938

    Directed byDavid MacDonald

    This Man is News is a 1938 British comedy mystery film directed by David MacDonald and starring Barry K. Barnes, Valerie Hobson, Alastair Sim and Edward Lexy. A journalist solves a crime of which he...  more