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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.

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Patrick Macnee, Alastair Sim, Jack Warner

Released: 1951

Directed by: Brian 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. ...more
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Dennis Price, Alastair Sim, John Le Mesurier

Released: 1960

Directed by: Cyril 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 ...more
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Alastair Sim, Brian Worth, Jane Wenham

Released: 1954

Directed by: Guy 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 ...more
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Trevor Howard, Alastair Sim, Leo Genn

Released: 1946

Directed by: Sidney 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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Shirley Eaton, Joan Sims, Alastair Sim

Released: 1954

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more
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Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, Richard Wattis

Released: 1950

Directed by: Frank 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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Alastair Sim, Arthur Lowe, Dora Bryan

Released: 1956

Directed by: Basil 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.
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John Mills, Alastair Sim, Michael Wilding

Released: 1941

Directed by: Anthony 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.
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Audrey Hepburn, Alastair Sim, Hugh Griffith

Released: 1951

Directed by: Mario 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.
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Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler, Frederick Piper

Released: 1947

Directed by: Charles 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 ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane Wyman

Released: 1950

Directed by: Alfred 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 ...more
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Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews, Alastair Sim

Released: 1972

Directed by: Peter Medak

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Alastair Sim, Terry Scott, Lionel Jeffries

Released: 1957

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more
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Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Hugh Griffith

Released: 1948

Directed by: Sidney Gilliat

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
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Michael Redgrave, Joan Sims, Alastair Sim

Released: 1971

Directed by: Richard 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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Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers, Vittorio De Sica

Released: 1960

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more
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Alastair Sim, Miles Malleson, Raymond Huntley

Released: 1955

Directed by: Frank 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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Inspector Hornleigh Alastair Sim, Edward Underdown, Steven Geray

Released: 1939

Directed by: Eugene 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 ...more
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Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman, Elizabeth Allan

Released: 1953

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more
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John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim

Released: 1945

Directed by: Sidney 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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Leslie Caron, Dirk Bogarde, Alastair Sim

Released: 1958

Directed by: Anthony 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 ...more
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Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman, Kynaston Reeves

Released: 1939

Directed by: Walter 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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Alastair Sim

Released: 1976

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

Escape from the Dark is a 1976 film directed by Charles Jarrott.
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Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter, Alastair Sim

Released: 1976

Directed by: Clive 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 ...more
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Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman, Phyllis Calvert

Released: 1941

Directed by: Walter 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 ...more