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

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List ranges from O. Henry's Full House to This Land Is Mine, plus much more.

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

Charles Laughton worked with many famous directors, including big names like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick. Movie fans who love Charles Laughton have also been known to enjoy films starring Fredric March and Peter Lorre.

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Edmond O'Brien The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1939 American film starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo and Maureen O'Hara as Esmeralda. Directed by William Dieterle and produced by Pandro S. Berman, the ...more

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Witness for the Prosecution Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in London. The film, based on a short story by Agatha Christie, deals with the trial of a man accused of ...more

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Mutiny on the Bounty Clark Gable, David Niven, James Cagney Mutiny on the Bounty is an American 1935 drama film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the ...more

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Hobson's Choice Charles Laughton, John Mills, John Laurie Hobson's Choice is a 1954 romantic comedy film directed by David Lean. It is based on the play of the same name by Harold Brighouse. It stars Charles Laughton in the role of Victorian bootmaker ...more

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Ruggles of Red Gap Charles Laughton, Sam Lufkin, Roland Young Ruggles of Red Gap is a 1935 comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Charles Laughton, Mary Boland, Charlie Ruggles and ZaSu Pitts, and featuring Roland Young and Leila Hyams. It was ...more

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more

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Advise & Consent Frank Sinatra, Betty White, Henry Fonda Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by ...more

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Les Misérables Charles Laughton, Fredric March, Cedric Hardwicke Les Misérables is a 1935 American drama film starring Fredric March and Charles Laughton based upon the famous Victor Hugo novel of the same name. The movie was adapted by W. P. Lipscomb ...more

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The Private Life of Henry VIII Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 United Kingdom historical film directed and co-produced by Alexander Korda and starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon and Elsa Lanchester. ...more

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Jamaica Inn Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, Robert Newton Jamaica Inn is a 1939 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock adapted from Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel of the same name, the first of three of du Maurier's works that Hitchcock adapted. It stars ...more

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Island of Lost Souls Bela Lugosi, Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott Island of Lost Souls is a 1932 American science fiction horror film starring Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, Bela Lugosi and Kathleen Burke as the Panther Woman. The film was ...more

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The Big Clock Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan The Big Clock is a 1948 film noir thriller directed by John Farrow, and adapted by renowned novelist-screenwriter Jonathan Latimer from the novel of the same name by Kenneth Fearing. The ...more

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The Sign of the Cross Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March The Sign of the Cross is a pre-Code epic film released by Paramount Pictures, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille from a screenplay by Waldemar Young and Sidney Buchman, and based on the ...more

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The Paradine Case Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Laughton The Paradine Case is a 1947 American courtroom drama film, set in England, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick. The screenplay was written by Selznick and an ...more

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This Land Is Mine Maureen O'Hara, Charles Laughton, George Sanders This Land Is Mine is a 1943 American war drama film directed by Jean Renoir and starring Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara and George Sanders. The film is set in an unspecified Nazi-occupied ...more

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Rembrandt Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Edward Chapman Rembrandt is a 1936 British biographical film made by London Film Productions of the life of 17th-century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. The film was produced and directed by Alexander Korda ...more

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The Old Dark House Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Gloria Stuart The Old Dark House is an American comedy and horror film directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff. The film is based on the 1927 novel Benighted by J. B. Priestley. The supporting cast ...more

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The Barretts of Wimpole Street Charles Laughton, Norma Shearer, Fredric March The Barretts of Wimpole Street is a 1934 American film depicting the real-life romance between poets Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, despite the opposition of her father Edward ...more

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O. Henry's Full House Marilyn Monroe, Charles Laughton, Anne Baxter Full House is a 1952 film directed by Henry Hathaway.

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The Canterville Ghost Charles Laughton, Margaret O'Brien, Robert Young The Canterville Ghost is a 1944 fantasy/comedy film directed by Jules Dassin, loosely based on the short story of the same title by Oscar Wilde. It starred Charles Laughton as a ghost doomed to ...more

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Sidewalks of London Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton, Rex Harrison Sidewalks of London, also known as St. Martin's Lane, London After Dark, and Partners of the Night, is a 1938 British, black-and-white, comedy drama starring Charles Laughton as a busker or ...more

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Tales of Manhattan Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen writers, including Ben Hecht, Alan Campbell, Ferenc Molnár, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Donald Ogden ...more

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The Suspect Charles Laughton, Maude Eburne, Ella Raines The Suspect is a 1944 film noir directed by Robert Siodmak, set in London in 1902, in Edwardian times. It is based on the novel This Way Out, by James Ronald, and was released by Universal ...more

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It Started with Eve Charles Laughton, Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings It Started with Eve is a 1941 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Deanna Durbin, Robert Cummings, and Charles Laughton. Based on a story by Hanns ...more

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The Blue Veil Natalie Wood, Charles Laughton, Jane Wyman The Blue Veil is a 1951 American drama film directed by Curtis Bernhardt. The screenplay by Norman Corwin is based on a story by François Campaux, which was adapted for the French ...more

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If I Had a Million Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, W. C. Fields If I Had a Million is a Pre-Code Paramount Studios anthology film. There were seven directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Norman Taurog, Stephen Roberts, Norman Z. McLeod, James Cruze, William A. Seiter, ...more

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The Bribe Ava Gardner, Vincent Price, Charles Laughton The Bribe is a 1949 American crime film noir directed by Robert Z. Leonard and written by Marguerite Roberts, based on a story written by Frederick Nebel. The drama features Robert Taylor, Ava ...more

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Payment Deferred Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan Payment Deferred is a film starring Charles Laughton as a man so desperate for money, he resorts to murder. It was based on the play of the same name by Jeffrey Dell, which was in turn based on ...more

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Forever and a Day Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Claude Rains Forever and a Day is a 1943 drama film, a collaborative effort employing seven directors/producers and 22 writers, including an uncredited Alfred Hitchcock, with an enormous cast of well-known

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Captain Kidd Charles Laughton, John Carradine, Randolph Scott Captain Kidd is a 1945 adventure film starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, and John Carradine, directed by Rowland V. Lee, produced by Benedict Bogeaus and James Nasser, ...more

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Piccadilly Charles Laughton, Ray Milland, Anna May Wong Piccadilly is a 1929 British silent drama film directed by Ewald André Dupont, written by Arnold Bennett and starring Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, and Jameson Thomas. The film was produced ...more

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Arch of Triumph Ingrid Bergman, Charles Laughton, Charles Boyer Arch of Triumph is a 1948 American war romance film starring Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer and Charles Laughton. It was directed by Lewis Milestone and is based on the 1945 novel Arch of Triumph ...more

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The Man on the Eiffel Tower Burgess Meredith, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone The Man on the Eiffel Tower is a 1950 American mystery film directed by Burgess Meredith and starring Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Meredith, and Robert Hutton. It is based on the 1931 novel ...more

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I, Claudius Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Flora Robson I, Claudius is an unfinished 1937 film of the book I, Claudius. The abandoned project was being produced by Alexander Korda, directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Charles Laughton, Emlyn ...more

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Stand By for Action Charles Laughton, Robert Taylor, Walter Brennan Stand By for Action is a 1942 American war film directed by Robert Z. Leonard, starring Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, and Charles Laughton, and featuring Walter Brennan. Suggested by a story by ...more

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Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Charles Laughton, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is a 1952 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, along with Charles Laughton, who reprised his role as the infamous pirate from the 1945 film ...more

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Young Bess Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton Young Bess is a 1953 Technicolor biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about the early life of Elizabeth I, from her turbulent childhood to the eve of her accession to the throne of ...more

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The Man from Down Under Donna Reed, Charles Laughton, Richard Carlson The Man from Down Under is a 1943 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard.

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They Knew What They Wanted Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Karl Malden They Knew What They Wanted is a 1940 film with Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton and William Gargan, directed by Garson Kanin. It is based on the 1924 Pulitzer Prize winning play with the same ...more

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The Tuttles of Tahiti Charles Laughton, Gene Reynolds, Jon Hall The Tuttles of Tahiti is a 1942 film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Charles Laughton and Jon Hall. It was based on the novel No More Gas by James Norman Hall and Charles Nordhoff.

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Devil and the Deep Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton Devil and the Deep is a 1932 American drama film directed by Marion Gering and starring Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, and Cary Grant. Based on the novel Sirenes et Tritons by ...more

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Salome Rita Hayworth, Charles Laughton, Stewart Granger Salome is a Biblical epic film made in Technicolor by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by William Dieterle and produced by Buddy Adler from a screenplay by Harry Kleiner and Jesse Lasky Jr. ...more

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Under Ten Flags Charles Laughton, Mylène Demongeot, Van Heflin Under Ten Flags is a 1960 Italian-American war film directed by Duilio Coletti. It was entered into the 10th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Down River Charles Laughton, Donald Wolfit, Harold Huth Down River is a 1931 British crime film directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Charles Laughton, Jane Baxter and Harold Huth.

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The Girl from Manhattan Charles Laughton, Dorothy Lamour, William Frawley The Girl from Manhattan is a 1948 film directed by Alfred Green.

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White Woman Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton, Charles Bickford White Woman is a 1933 film directed by Stuart Walker.

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Wolves Charles Laughton, Dorothy Gish, Malcolm Keen Wolves is a 1930 British crime film directed by Albert de Courville and starring Charles Laughton, Dorothy Gish and Malcolm Keen. A woman is captured by a gang of criminals operating in the ...more

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The Strange Door Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Allison Hayes The Strange Door is a period drama cross horror film, released by Universal-International. The film starred Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest and Richard Stapley. Karloff's role is ...more