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The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked 

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Updated October 13, 2018 283 votes 167 voters 12k views 11 items

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.

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Darkest Hour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, John Hurt

Directed by: Joe Wright

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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

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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Into the Storm is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen, Janet McTeer

Released: 2008

Directed by: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

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: Walki... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Released: 2010

Directed by: Richard Trank

Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny is a 2010 documentary biography film directed by Richard Trank.
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Churchill's Secret is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Michael Gambon, Romola Garai, Lindsay Duncan

Released: 2016

Directed by: Charles Sturridge

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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Young Winston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1972

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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
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The Gathering Storm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
The Gathering Storm Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna

Released: 1974

Directed by: Herbert Wise

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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Churchill and the Genera... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Churchill and the Generals Timothy West, Arthur Hill, Eric Porter

Released: 1981

Directed by: Alan Gibson

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... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Michael Caine, John Lithgow, Bob Hoskins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

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 Finest Hours is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Faith Brook

Released: 1964

Directed by: Peter Baylis

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) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked
Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery

Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky

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.