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.

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  • Scrooge
    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
  • During a German bombing raid on rural southeast England during World War II, a hospital undergoes heavy shelling. Postman Joseph Higgins (Moore Marriott) dies on the operating table when a bomb ...more
  • Based on the play by J.B. Priestley, this British mystery follows Inspector Poole (Alastair Sim) as he investigates the apparent suicide of Eva Smith (Jane Wenham), a young working-class woman. ...more
  • Unknown to everyone but his shady Middle Eastern bosses, watchmaker Hawkins (Alastair Sim) is actually a professional hired assassin with a predilection for killing his targets with bombs. After ...more
  • When a playful millionaire dies, he leaves a surprise for his loved ones -- in order to claim his fortune, they must complete assignments that will help them become better people. For their ...more
  • 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
  • During World War II, the all-girls St. Swithins school is evacuated from London to avoid the Blitz. Due to an administrative error, the female students and staff are relocated to the Nutborne Boys ...more
  • 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
  • In 1941, 15-year-old Londoner Ronald Mittsby (George Cole) evacuates to a small Scottish village and is placed in the home of inventor John Barrington (Leslie Banks) and his eccentric wife. The nosy ...more
  • 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
  • The police think actor Jonathan Cooper (Richard Todd) is a murderer, and now they're on his tail. He asserts that it was his lover, the famous actress Charlotte Inwood (Marlene Dietrich), who killed ...more
  • London Belongs to Me is a British film released in 1948, directed by Sidney Gilliat, and starring Richard Attenborough and Alastair Sim. It was based on the novel London Belongs to Me by Norman ...more
  • Alf's Button Afloat is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen, Jimmy Nervo, Alastair Sim and Peter Gawthorne. In the film, the Crazy Gang go to ...more
  • When the Earl of Gurney (Harry Andrews) dies in a cross-dressing accident, his schizophrenic son, Jack (Peter O'Toole), inherits the Gurney estate. Jack is not the average nobleman; he sings and ...more
  • When the students of St. Trinian's, an all-girl preparatory school, see their school commandeered by police forces, the devilish girls find ways to turn the situation into bedlam. Soon afterward, ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • Millionairess Epifania Parerga (Sophia Loren) has everything she could ever want, except love. So when she meets brilliant Dr. Kabir (Peter Sellers), she decides to add him to her list of ...more
  • 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
  • In this musical, sailor Steve (Barry MacKay) and Kay (Jessie Matthews), a poor girl who works on barges, are in love with one another. Meanwhile, both have aspirations: She longs to be a music hall ...more
  • This Man in Paris is a 1939 mystery comedy film written by Roger MacDougall and Allan MacKinnon and directed by David MacDonald.
  • In this film adaption of George Bernard Shaw's play, Mrs. Dubedat (Leslie Caron), a devoted wife of a skilled painter (Dirk Bogarde), dedicates herself to saving him from the tuberculosis he has ...more
  • Geordie
    Geordie MacTaggart (Bill Travers) is a slight boy who lives in the Scottish Highlands and is constantly bullied by the other boys, who call him "Wee Geordie." He decides to embark on a bodybuilding ...more
  • Sir Robert Thorndyke (Peter O'Toole) is an aristocrat and hunter who, just for the sport of it, tracks Adolph Hitler to his mountain retreat. With the Fuhrer in his crosshairs, Thorndyke is caught ...more
  • 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