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The Best Anthony Perkins Movies

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

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  • Psycho
    1
    Phoenix secretary Marion Crane (Janet Leigh), on the lam after stealing $40,000 from her employer in order to run away with her boyfriend, Sam Loomis (John Gavin), is overcome by exhaustion during a ...more
  • Middle-aged businesswoman Paula Tessier (Ingrid Bergman) resists the advances of Philip Van der Besh (Anthony Perkins), the 24-year-old son of one of her clients (Jessie Royce Landis). But when her ...more
  • The patriarch of a peace-loving Quaker family, Jess Birdwell (Gary Cooper), begins to question his pacifist values when the Civil War moves toward his close-knit Indiana community. Meanwhile, Jess's ...more
  • Phaedra (Melina Mercouri) is sent by her wealthy older husband, Thanos (Raf Vallone), to London in order to bring his son from a previous marriage, Alexis (Anthony Perkins), home for the summer. ...more
  • When police officers arrive at his home to tell him that he's under "open arrest," unassuming bureaucrat Josef K. (Anthony Perkins) can't imagine what kind of crime he might have committed. He ...more
  • Lisa Macklin (Sophia Loren) tells her abusive, emotionally immature husband, Robert (Anthony Perkins), that she doesn't want to see him again. He leaves on a business flight bound for Casablanca. ...more
  • After World War III, Australia is the only remaining haven for mankind. However, wind currents carrying lingering radiation all but condemn those on the continent to the same fate suffered by the ...more
  • Paranoid parolee Dennis Pitt (Anthony Perkins) strives to fit into everyday life working at a chemical factory but soon comes to believe the company is purposely polluting the town's water supply. ...more
  • When his father is murdered by a corrupt political regime, Abel (Anthony Perkins) flees Caracas and for the Venezuelan forests, searching for hidden gold to fund his revenge. In the jungle, he finds ...more
  • Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered ...more
  • Ever since Jimmy Piersall (Anthony Perkins) was a boy, his baseball-obsessed father (Karl Malden) has pushed the sport on him. Trying to live vicariously through his son, the elder Piersall makes ...more
  • Desire Under the Elms is a 1958 American film version of the 1924 play Desire Under the Elms written by Eugene O'Neill. The film was directed by Delbert Mann from a screenplay by O'Neill and Irwin ...more
  • Former mental patient Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is once again operating his infamous motel. Assisted by the shifty Duane Duke (Jeff Fahey), Norman keeps up the semblance of being sane and ...more
  • Struggling Chicago fashion design student Tracy (Diana Ross) goes from rags to riches when a chance meeting with hotshot fashion photographer Sean (Anthony Perkins) in the department store where she ...more
  • Someone Behind the Door is a French film directed by Nicolas Gessner. The original French title was Quelqu'un derrière la porte, and in the UK it was twice retitled as Two Minds For Murder and ...more
  • Edge of Sanity is a 1989 British horror film, directed by Gérard Kikoïne and starring Anthony Perkins, that is a portrayal of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with aspects of Jack the Ripper.
  • Tall Story is a 1960 American romantic comedy film made by Warner Bros., directed by Joshua Logan and starring Anthony Perkins with Jane Fonda, in her first screen role, at the age of 22. It is based ...more
  • Psycho II
    19
    Two decades after the original murders at the Bates Motel, Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) completes his treatment at a mental institution and returns home to find his hotel run down under the ...more
  • The Lonely Man is a 1957 western film directed by Henry Levin.
  • After years of abuse from his foster parents, 12-year-old George Mellish (Edward Albert) runs away. Wandering the post--Civil War landscape of Tennessee, George is first taken in by Dirty Jim ...more
  • Morgan Hickman (Henry Fonda) is a tough gunslinger with a knack for keeping his cool in tense situations. When he wanders into a town where the local lawman has been killed, he finds callow but eager ...more
  • An English admiral (James Mason) needs an eccentric lord (Roger Moore) and his frogmen to save oil rigs and a ship from a mad bomber (Anthony Perkins).
  • How Awful About Allan is a 1970 television film thriller, directed by Curtis Harrington, the first of two collaborations with writer Henry Farrell, and starring Anthony Perkins and Julie Harris. It ...more
  • Burned-out B-movie actress Maria (Tuesday Weld), depressed and frustrated with her loveless marriage to an ambitious film director, Carter Lang, who would rather work on his career than on his ...more