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

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This is a list that features films like The Stratford Adventure and The Bridge on the River Kwai.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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Kind Hearts and Coronets Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith

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Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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The Ladykillers Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, Frankie Howerd

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Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Oliver Twist Alec Guinness, Diana Dors, Anthony Newley

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The Lavender Hill Mob Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Alec Guinness Movies
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Tunes of Glory Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York

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Great Expectations Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills

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Doctor Zhivago Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness

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The Man in the White Suit Alec Guinness, Michael Gough, Cecil Parker

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Father Brown Alec Guinness, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

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Murder by Death Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

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The Horse's Mouth Alec Guinness, Robert Coote, Kay Walsh

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Return of the Jedi Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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Our Man in Havana Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness, Burl Ives

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The Fall of the Roman Empire Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer

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Smiley's People Alec Guinness, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson

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H.M.S. Defiant Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Dick Gregory

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Cromwell Alec Guinness, Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton

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The Card Alec Guinness, Petula Clark, Joan Hickson

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The Quiller Memorandum Alec Guinness, Max von Sydow, George Sanders

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Malta Story Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson

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The Captain's Paradise Alec Guinness, Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson

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A Passage to India Alec Guinness, Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee

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Little Lord Fauntleroy Patrick Stewart, Alec Guinness, Ricky Schroder

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Little Dorrit Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi, Miriam Margolyes

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The Prisoner Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth Griffith

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The Comedians Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, Richard Burton

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The Scapegoat Bette Davis, Alec Guinness, Nicole Maurey

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Scrooge Alec Guinness, Albert Finney, Kenneth More

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A Majority of One Alec Guinness, Rosalind Russell, Mae Questel

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Last Holiday Alec Guinness, Sid James, Wilfrid Hyde-White

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The Mudlark Alec Guinness, Irene Dunne, Finlay Currie

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Kafka Jeremy Irons, Alec Guinness, Ian Holm

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Barnacle Bill Alec Guinness, Wallace Beery, Charles Lane

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Brother Sun, Sister Moon Alec Guinness, Judi Bowker, Peter Firth

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Hotel Paradiso Alec Guinness, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

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A Handful of Dust Judi Dench, Anjelica Huston, Alec Guinness

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A Foreign Field Lauren Bacall, Alec Guinness, Jeanne Moreau

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Hitler: The Last Ten Days Alec Guinness, Julian Glover, Peter Sallis

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A Run for Your Money Alec Guinness, Hugh Griffith, Joyce Grenfell

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To Paris with Love Alec Guinness, Austin Trevor, Jacques Brunius

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Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious Robert Redford, Alec Guinness, Mike Connors

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Twelfth Night Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson

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The Stratford Adventure is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Alec Guinness Movies
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Mute Witness Alec Guinness, Oleg Yankovsky, Fay Ripley

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The Swan Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Agnes Moorehead

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Edwin Alec Guinness, Paul Rogers, Renée Asherson