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.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films, like Friendly Persuasion and Daughter of Darkness, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Anthony Perkins movies?" and "What are the greatest Anthony Perkins roles of all time?"

Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles are among those who directed Anthony Perkins at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Anthony Perkins was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rod Steiger and Fred Gwynne in terms of fame and success.

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Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

Released: 1960

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Psycho is a 1960 American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film centers on an encounter between a secretary, Marion Crane, who ends up at a secluded motel after taking money from ...more

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Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Dorothy McGuire

Released: 1956

Directed by: William Wyler

Friendly Persuasion is a 1956 Civil War film starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. The screenplay was adapted by Michael Wilson ...more
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Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland

Released: 1968

Directed by: Noel Black

Pretty Poison is a psychological thriller/black comedy film directed by Noel Black, starring Anthony Perkins and Tuesday Weld, about an ex-convict and high school cheerleader who commit a series ...more
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Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire

Released: 1959

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and ...more
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Anthony Perkins, Dennis Franz, Vera Miles

Released: 1983

Directed by: Richard Franklin

Psycho II is a 1983 American psychological horror slasher film directed by Richard Franklin and written by Tom Holland. It is the first sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and second film in the ...more

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Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

Released: 1974

Directed by: Sidney 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.

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Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider

Released: 1962

Directed by: Orson Welles

The Trial is a 1962 film directed by Orson Welles, who also wrote the screenplay based on the novel of the same name by Franz Kafka. Welles stated immediately after completing the film: ...more
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Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey

Released: 1986

Directed by: Anthony Perkins

Psycho III is an American 1986 horror/slasher film. It is the second sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and the third film in the Psycho series. The film stars Anthony Perkins, Diana Scarwid, ...more

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Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Adam Williams

Released: 1957

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Fear Strikes Out is a dramatic feature film depicting the life and career of American baseball player Jimmy Piersall. It is based on Piersall's biography Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall ...more
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Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Anthony Perkins

Released: 1960

Directed by: Joshua Logan

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 ...more
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Anthony Perkins, Melina Mercouri, Raf Vallone

Released: 1962

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Phaedra was a 1962 motion picture directed by Jules Dassin as a vehicle for his partner Melina Mercouri, after her world-wide hit Never on Sunday. The film was the fourth collaboration between ...more
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Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1959

Directed by: Mel Ferrer

Green Mansions is a 1959 American romantic adventure film directed by Mel Ferrer. It is based upon the 1904 novel Green Mansions by William Henry Hudson, the film starred Audrey Hepburn as Rima, ...more
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Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Lee Van Cleef

Released: 1957

Directed by: Anthony Mann

The Tin Star was first a short story then a 1957 American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins, in one of Perkins' first roles. The film became one ...more

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Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Perkins, Shirley Booth

Released: 1958

Directed by: Joseph Anthony

The Matchmaker is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Joseph Anthony. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes is based on the 1955 play of the same name by Thornton Wilder. Costumes by Edith
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Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, Yul Brynner

Released: 1961

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Goodbye Again, released in Europe as Aimez-vous Brahms?, is a 1961 romantic drama film produced and directed by Anatole Litvak. The screenplay was written by Samuel A. Taylor, based on the novel ...more

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Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives

Released: 1958

Directed by: Delbert Mann

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 ...more
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Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Gig Young

Released: 1962

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Five Miles to Midnight is a 1962 French-Italian-American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak. It was produced through Filmsonor S.A., Dear Film Produzione and Mercury, and distributed by ...more
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Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Tammy Grimes

Released: 1972

Directed by: Frank Perry

Play It as It Lays is a 1972 American drama film directed by Frank Perry. The screenplay by married couple Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne is based on Didion's novel of the same name. The ...more
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Edge of Sanity Anthony Perkins, Glynis Barber, David Lodge

Released: 1989

Directed by: Gerard Kikoine

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
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Charles Bronson, Anthony Perkins, Jill Ireland

Released: 1971

Directed by: Nicolas Gessner

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 ...more
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Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

Released: 1970

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Catch-22 is a 1970 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. In creating a black comedy revolving around the "lunatic characters" of Heller's satirical novel set ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins, Jean Simmons

Released: 1953

Directed by: George Cukor

The Actress is an 1953 American comedy-drama film based on Ruth Gordon's autobiographical play Years Ago. Gordon herself wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by George Cukor and stars ...more
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Anthony Perkins, Blythe Danner, Beau Bridges

Released: 1974

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Lovin' Molly is a 1974 drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner in the title role, Ed Binns, and Susan Sarandon. The film is based on one of ...more
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Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Bissett

Released: 1972

Directed by: John Huston

The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman. It was loosely based on the real-life, ...more

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Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman, Anthony Perkins

Released: 1970

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

WUSA is a 1970 American drama film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It was written by Robert Stone, based on his novel A Hall of Mirrors. The story involves a radio station in New Orleans with the ...more