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The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked

Updated December 7, 2020 461 votes 202 voters 15.6k views16 items

List RulesOnly 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 Hour1
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    Darkest Hour

    Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn

    Released2017

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Darkest Hour is a 2017 British war drama film directed by Joe Wright. Winston Churchill (Gary...  more

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  • The Gathering Storm2
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    The Gathering Storm

    Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2002

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    The Gathering Storm is a BBC–HBO co-produced television biographical film about Winston...  more
  • Into the Storm3
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    Into the Storm

    Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen

    Released2008

    Directed byThaddeus O'Sullivan

    Into the Storm or Churchill at War is a 2009 biographical film about Winston Churchill and his...  more
  • Churchill's Secret4
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    Churchill's Secret

    Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

    Released2016

    Directed byCharles Sturridge

    Churchill's Secret is a 2016 drama television film directed by Charles Sturridge. British...  more
  • Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny5
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    Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny

    Ben Kingsley, Bryan McArdle

    Released2010

    Directed byRichard Trank

    Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny is a 2010 documentary biography film directed by...  more
  • Young Winston6
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    Young Winston

    Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour

    Released1972

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister...  more
  • The Gathering Storm7
    15
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    The Gathering Storm

    Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna

    Released1974

    Directed byHerbert Wise

    The Gathering Storm is a 1974 American television biopic film, about Winston Churchill's life...  more
  • Churchill and the Generals8
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    Churchill and the Generals

    Timothy West, Arthur Hill

    Released1981

    Directed byAlan Gibson

    Churchill and the Generals is a 1979 BBC television videotaped play concerning the...  more
  • Churchill: When Britain Said No9
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    Churchill: When Britain Said No

    Paul McGann, Christian Rodska

    Released2015

    Directed byChristopher Spencer

    Churchill: When Britain Said No is a 2015 historical documentary film directed by Christopher...  more
  • Churchill's Island10
    2
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    Churchill's Island

    Lorne Greene, Marshall Cole

    Released1941

    Directed byStuart Legg

    This classic propaganda film made during the Second World War was designed to strengthen ties...  more
  • World War II: When Lions Roared11
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    World War II: When Lions Roared

    Michael Caine, John Lithgow

    Released1994

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    World War II: When Lions Roared is a 1994 war television miniseries, directed by Joseph...  more
  • The Eagle Has Landed12
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    The Eagle Has Landed

    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael...  more

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  • Churchill: The Hollywood Years13
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    Churchill: The Hollywood Years

    Neve Campbell, Christian Slater

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Richardson

    Churchill: The Hollywood Years is a 2004 film, directed by Peter Richardson. It stars...  more
  • Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain14
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    Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain

    Phil Davis, Robert Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byMarion Milne

    Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain is a 2015 British TV drama movie directed by Marion...  more
  • Churchill15
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    Churchill

    Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson

    Released2017

    Directed byJonathan Teplitzky

    Churchill is a 2017 British historical war drama film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky about the...  more
  • The Finest Hours16
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    The Finest Hours

    Faith Brook

    Released1964

    Directed byPeter Baylis

    The Finest Hours is a 1964 British documentary film about Winston Churchill, directed by Peter...  more