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The Best Anthony Quinn Movies 

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

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

Everything from The Happening to The Black Swan is included on this list.

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

Anthony Quinn was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Federico Fellini, Tony Scott and Chris Columbus. If Anthony Quinn movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Robert Mitchum and Gary Cooper too.

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Anthony Quinn, Audra McDonald, David Warner

Released: 1996

Directed by: Daryush Shokof

Seven Servants is a USA — Germany co-production 1996 German drama — comedy film directed by Daryush Shokof. The movie is about a man named Archie, portrayed by Anthony Quinn, who wishes to unite ...more

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Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas

Released: 1964

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

Zorba the Greek is a 1964 British-Greek drama film directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and starring Anthony Quinn as the title character. It is based on the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos ...more

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Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

Released: 1962

Directed by: David Lean

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the ...more

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Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1961

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson, Alexander Mackendrick

The Guns of Navarone is a 1961 British-American action/adventure film directed by J. Lee Thompson. The screenplay by producer Carl Foreman was based on Alistair MacLean's 1957 novel The Guns of ...more

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Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart

Released: 1954

Directed by: Federico Fellini

La Strada is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini from his own screenplay co-written with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. The film portrays a brutish strongman and the ...more

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Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters

Released: 1952

Directed by: Elia Kazan

Viva Zapata! is a 1952 biographical film starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by John Steinbeck, using as a guide Edgcomb Pinchon's book, Zapata the ...more
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Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Palance

Released: 1961

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Barabbas is a 1961 religious epic film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian Passion narrative in the Gospel of Mark and other gospels. The film stars Anthony Quinn as ...more

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Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Anna Magnani

Released: 1969

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

The Secret of Santa Vittoria is a 1969 film, and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and co-produced by George Glass from a screenplay by Ben Maddow and ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Jack Dempsey, Jackie Gleason

Released: 1962

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Requiem for a Heavyweight was a teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the live television show Playhouse 90 on 11 October 1956. Six years later, it was adapted as a 1962 feature film ...more
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Kevin Costner, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tony Scott

Revenge is a 1990 romantic thriller film directed by Tony Scott, starring Kevin Costner, Anthony Quinn, Madeleine Stowe, Miguel Ferrer and Sally Kirkland. Some scenes were filmed in Mexico. The ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

Released: 1959

Directed by: John Sturges

Last Train from Gun Hill is a 1959 Western by action director John Sturges. It stars Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones and Earl Holliman. Douglas and Holliman had previously appeared ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Debra Messing, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1995

Directed by: Alfonso Arau

A Walk in the Clouds is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Giancarlo Giannini, and Anthony Quinn. Written ...more

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Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1968

Directed by: Michael Anderson

The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1968 drama film directed by Michael Anderson.
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Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Margaret Hamilton

Released: 1943

Directed by: William A. Wellman

The Ox-Bow Incident is a 1943 American western film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews and Mary Beth Hughes, and featuring Anthony Quinn, William Eythe, Harry ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Power

Released: 1941

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Blood and Sand is a Technicolor film produced by 20th Century Fox, directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, and Alla Nazimova. It is based on the ...more
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Oliver Reed, John Gielgud, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1981

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

Lion of the Desert is a 1981 Libyan historical action film starring Anthony Quinn as Libyan tribal leader Omar Mukhtar, a Bedouin leader fighting the Italian army in the years leading up to ...more

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Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Richard Widmark

Released: 1959

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Warlock is a 1959 film, released by Twentieth Century Fox and shot in DeLuxe Color and CinemaScope. It is a Western adapted from the novel by Oakley Hall. Directed by Edward Dmytryk, it stars ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marion Ross

Released: 1956

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor

Lust for Life is a MGM biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone and adapted by Norman Corwin. It was directed by Vincente ...more
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Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Alain Cuny

Released: 1956

Directed by: Jean Delannoy

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1956 French film version of Victor Hugo's novel of the same name, directed by Jean Delannoy and produced by Raymond Hakim and Robert Hakim. The film is the first ...more
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Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Michael Redgrave

Released: 1967

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

La Vingt-cinquième Heure is a 1967 war drama film, starring Anthony Quinn and Virna Lisi. It was produced by Italian producer Carlo Ponti and directed by French director Henri Verneuil. ...more
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Peter O'Toole, Anthony Quinn, Lee Montague

Released: 1960

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

The Savage Innocents is a 1960 film, adapted from the novel Top of the World by Swiss writer Hans Rüesch. The screenplay was mainly written by its director, Nicholas Ray, who shot the film ...more
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Anthony Quinn, Michael Ansara, Irene Papas

Released: 1977

Directed by: Moustapha Akkad

The Message is a 1976/1977 film and Quranic epic directed by Moustapha Akkad chronicling the life and times of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. Released in Arabic and English, The Message serves ...more
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Charles Bronson, Anthony Quinn, Silvia Pinal

Released: 1968

Directed by: Henri Verneuil

Guns for San Sebastian is an 1968 French action-adventure film based on the 1962 novel A Wall for San Sebastian, written by Rev. Fr. William Barnaby "Barby" Faherty, S.J. The film is ...more
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Jacqueline Bissett, Anthony Quinn, Charles Durning

Released: 1978

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

The Greek Tycoon is a 1978 American drama film, of the roman à clef type, directed by J. Lee Thompson. The screenplay by Morton S. Fine is based on a story by Fine, Nico Mastorakis, and ...more
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Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1941

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

This film is a 1941 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Written by Æneas MacKenzie and Wally Kline, the film is a highly ...more

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