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The Best Albert Finney Movies

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

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

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    Scrooge

    Alec Guinness, Albert Finney

    Released1970

    Directed byRonald Neame

    Scrooge is a 1970 musical film adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic 1843 story, A Christmas Carol. It was filmed in London between January and May 1970 and directed by Ronald Neame, and starred...  more

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    Tom Jones

    Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave

    Released1963

    Directed byTony Richardson

    Tom Jones is a 1963 British adventure comedy film, an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, starring Albert Finney as the titular hero. It was one of the...  more

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    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

    Albert Finney, Rachel Roberts

    Released1960

    Directed byKarel Reisz

    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a 1960 British film produced by Tony Richardson. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name by Alan Sillitoe. Sillitoe wrote the screenplay adaptation...  more
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    Under the Volcano

    Jacqueline Bissett, Albert Finney

    Released1984

    Directed byDanny Huston, John Huston

    Under the Volcano is a 1984 film directed in Mexico by John Huston written by Guy Gallo with Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Andrews and Katy Jurado heading the cast. The film received...  more
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    Annie

    Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters

    Released1982

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Annie is a 1982 American musical comedy-drama film adapted from Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on Little Orphan Annie,...  more

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    Skyfall

    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2012

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. It was...  more

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    Shoot the Moon

    Diane Keaton, Albert Finney

    Released1982

    Directed byAlan Parker

    Shoot the Moon is a 1982 drama film directed by Alan Parker, written by Bo Goldman and starring Albert Finney and Diane Keaton, in their Golden Globe-nominated performances. The film also features...  more
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    Wolfen

    Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos

    Released1981

    Directed byMichael Wadleigh

    Wolfen is a 1981 American horror film directed by Michael Wadleigh and starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos. It is an adaptation of Whitley Strieber's 1978 novel...  more
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    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke

    Released2007

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    This film is a 2007 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film was written by Kelly Masterson, and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Marisa Tomei and Albert Finney. The film unfolds...  more

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    Night Must Fall

    Albert Finney, Susan Hampshire

    Released1964

    Directed byKarel Reisz

    Night Must Fall is a remake of the 1937 film of the same name, which was in turn based on the 1935 play by Emlyn Williams. It was directed by Karel Reisz from a script by Clive Exton and starred...  more
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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Burton

    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup,...  more

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    The Bourne Ultimatum

    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Greengrass

    The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony...  more

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    Two for the Road

    Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released1967

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Two for the Road is a 1967 British comedy drama film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn. Written by Frederic Raphael, the film is about a husband and wife who...  more
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    Charlie Bubbles

    Liza Minnelli, Albert Finney

    Released1967

    Directed byAlbert Finney

    Charlie Bubbles is a British film of 1967 starring Billie Whitelaw and Albert Finney, and also featuring a young Liza Minnelli. It was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the...  more
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    A Man of No Importance

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michael Gambon

    Released1994

    Directed bySuri Krishnamma

    A Man of No Importance is a 1994 comedy drama film directed by Suri Krishnamma and starring Albert Finney....  more
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    Traffic

    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Traffic is a 2000 American drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. It explores the trade from a number of perspectives: a user, an enforcer, a politician and a...  more

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    The Duellists

    Harvey Keitel, Albert Finney

    Released1977

    Directed byRidley Scott

    The Duellists is a 1977 historical drama film and the directorial debut of Ridley Scott. It won the Best Debut Film award at the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. The basis of the screenplay is the Joseph...  more

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    The Dresser

    Albert Finney, Michael Gough

    Released1983

    Directed byPeter Yates

    The Dresser is a successful 1980 West End and Broadway play by Ronald Harwood, which tells the story of an aging actor's personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charge's life together. It was...  more
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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman

    Released1974

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    This film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. ...  more

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    The Gathering Storm

    Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2002

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    The Gathering Storm is a BBC–HBO co-produced television biographical film about Winston Churchill in the years just prior to World War II. The title of the film is that of the first volume of...  more
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    The Entertainer

    Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney

    Released1960

    Directed byTony Richardson

    The Entertainer is a 1960 drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the stage play of the same name by John Osborne. It stars Laurence Olivier as a failing third-rate music-hall stage...  more
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    A Good Year

    Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard

    Released2006

    Directed byRidley Scott

    A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander...  more
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    Looker

    James Coburn, Susan Dey

    Released1981

    Directed byMichael Crichton

    Looker is a 1981 science fiction film written and directed by Michael Crichton. It starred Albert Finney, Susan Dey, and James Coburn. Former NFL linebacker Tim Rossovich was featured as the...  more
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    Corpse Bride

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton, Mike Johnson

    Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional...  more

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    Gumshoe

    Albert Finney, Wendy Richard

    Released1971

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Gumshoe is a 1971 film, and was the directorial debut of British director Stephen Frears. Written by local author Neville Smith, who appears as Arthur, the film is set in Liverpool with Albert Finney...  more