Historical Figures The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked  

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List Rules Only movies that feature Winston Churchill as a main character.

From documentaries to biopics, we're ranking the best movies about Winston Churchill. The UK Prime Minister has been depicted numerous times in film and TV, but this list only features movies where Winston Churchill is the central character. What is the best Winston Churchill movie?

In one of his greatest roles, Gary Oldman won a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Churchill in Darkest Hour. Other good Winston Churchill documentaries and biographical films include Into the Storm, The Finest Hours, and The Gathering Storm.

Vote up the best movies about Winston Churchill, and feel free to add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Darkest Hour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Darkest Hour Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, John Hurt Darkest Hour is a 2017 British war drama film directed by Joe Wright. Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) faces a crucial moment against Adolf Hitler's army in the beginning of the Second World

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The Gathering Storm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
The Gathering Storm Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston, Vanessa Redgrave 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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Churchill's Secret is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Churchill's Secret Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan Churchill's Secret is a 2016 drama television film directed by Charles Sturridge. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Michael Gambon) suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953, which is ...more

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The Finest Hours is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
The Finest Hours Faith Brook The Finest Hours is a 1964 British documentary film about Winston Churchill, directed by Peter Baylis. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

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Churchill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Churchill Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery Churchill is a 2017 British historical war drama film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky about the actions of Winston Churchill in the hours leading up to D-Day.

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Churchill and the Generals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Churchill and the Generals Timothy West, Arthur Hill, Eric Porter Churchill and the Generals is a 1979 BBC television videotaped play concerning the relationship between Winston Churchill and generals of the Allied forces, set in the Cabinet Office and War ...more

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World War II: When Lions Roare... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
World War II: When Lions Roared Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins World War II: When Lions Roared is a 1994 war television miniseries, directed by Joseph Sargent, and starring Michael Caine, John Lithgow and Bob Hoskins as the three major Allied leaders, ...more

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The Gathering Storm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
The Gathering Storm Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna The Gathering Storm is a 1974 American television biopic film, about Winston Churchill's life in the years just prior to, and at the start of, World War II, from 1936 to 1940. It was a joint ...more

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Into the Storm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Into the Storm Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen, Janet McTeer Into the Storm or Churchill at War is a 2009 biographical film about Winston Churchill and his days in office during World War II. The movie is directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan and stars Brendan ...more

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Winston Churchill: Walking wit... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny is a 2010 documentary biography film directed by Richard Trank.

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Young Winston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Young Winston Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour, Anne Bancroft Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The film was based on the book My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill. ...more