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The Best Movies About Winston Churchill, Ranked

Updated June 1, 2021 472 votes 220 voters 17.1k views16 items

List RulesOnly movies that feature Winston Churchill as a main character.

This list covers good Churchilll documentaries and biopics from best to worst. Fans, just like you, are ranking the best movies about Winston Churchill by voting up their favorites. 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? You get to help decide!

If you've ever asked yourself "What is the best Churchill movie?" Chances are it's one of the top movies on this list. 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 vote down the ones you think other fans of Churchill movies should skip. 

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    Darkest Hour

    Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn

    Released2017

    Directed byJoe Wright

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    The Gathering Storm

    Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2002

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

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    Into the Storm

    Brendan Gleeson, Iain Glen

    Released2008

    Directed byThaddeus O'Sullivan

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    Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny

    Ben Kingsley, Bryan McArdle

    Released2010

    Directed byRichard Trank

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    Churchill's Secret

    Michael Gambon, Romola Garai

    Released2016

    Directed byCharles Sturridge

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    Young Winston

    Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour

    Released1972

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

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    The Gathering Storm

    Richard Burton, Virginia McKenna

    Released1974

    Directed byHerbert Wise

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    The Eagle Has Landed

    Robert Duvall, Michael Caine

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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    Churchill and the Generals

    Timothy West, Arthur Hill

    Released1981

    Directed byAlan Gibson

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    Churchill: When Britain Said No

    Paul McGann, Christian Rodska

    Released2015

    Directed byChristopher Spencer

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    Churchill's Island

    Lorne Greene, Marshall Cole

    Released1941

    Directed byStuart Legg

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    World War II: When Lions Roared

    Michael Caine, John Lithgow

    Released1994

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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    Churchill: The Hollywood Years

    Neve Campbell, Christian Slater

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Richardson

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    Churchill: 100 Days That Saved Britain

    Phil Davis, Robert Hardy

    Released2015

    Directed byMarion Milne

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    Churchill

    Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson

    Released2017

    Directed byJonathan Teplitzky

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    The Finest Hours

    Faith Brook

    Released1964

    Directed byPeter Baylis