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The Best Christopher Lee Movies

Updated October 3, 2020 6.4k votes 352 voters 20.6k views99 items

A list of the best Christopher Lee movies, ranked by the film fans who know him as Dracula, Saruman, and everything in between. Lee's highest grossing movies have earned millions upon millions; he starred in Hammer horror films and mega-franchises like The Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. His career spanned almost 70 years, so there's no shortage of credits in the debate over the greatest Christopher Lee movie of all time.

The order of the list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated movies will be at the top. If you think the best role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but for the purposes of this list, let's assume they go hand in hand.

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

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  • 1
    The Wicker Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Wicker Man

    Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland

    Released1973

    Directed byRobin Hardy

    The Wicker Man is a 1973 British mystery horror film directed by Robin Hardy and written by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Count Dracula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Count Dracula

    Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski

    Released1970

    Directed byJesús Franco

    Count Dracula released in Italy as Il conte Dracula, in Spain as El Conde Drácula and in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Taste the Blood of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Taste the Blood of Dracula

    Christopher Lee, Peter Sallis

    Released1970

    Directed byPeter Sasdy

    Taste the Blood of Dracula is a British horror film produced by Hammer Film Productions and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Devil Rides Out is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Devil Rides Out

    Christopher Lee, Paul Eddington

    Released1968

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    The Devil Rides Out, known as The Devil's Bride in the United States, is a 1968 British horror... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Three Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Three Musketeers

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee

    Released1973

    Directed byRichard Lester

    The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dracula: Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley

    Released1966

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    Dracula: Prince of Darkness is a 1966 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher. The film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The House That Dripped Blood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The House That Dripped Blood

    Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Duffell

    The House That Dripped Blood is a 1971 British horror anthology film directed by Peter Duffell... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dracula is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Dracula

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1958

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    Dracula is a 1958 British horror film. It is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Mummy

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1959

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    The Mummy is a 1959 British horror film, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Scars of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Scars of Dracula

    Christopher Lee, Patrick Troughton

    Released1970

    Directed byRoy Ward Baker

    Scars of Dracula is a 1970 British horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker for Hammer... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    The Lord of the Rings: The Ret is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 14
    Season of the Witch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Season of the Witch

    Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee

    Released2011

    Directed byBrett Ratner, Dominic Sena

    Season of the Witch is a 2011 American fantasy adventure horror film starring Nicolas Cage and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Hugo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    Rasputin the Mad Monk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Rasputin the Mad Monk

    Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley

    Released1966

    Directed byDon Sharp

    Rasputin, the Mad Monk is a 1966 Hammer film directed by Don Sharp. It stars Christopher Lee... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Satanic Rites of Dracula is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Satanic Rites of Dracula

    Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley

    Released1974

    Directed byAlan Gibson

    The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a 1973 horror film directed by Alan Gibson and produced by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dracula Has Risen from the Gra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

    Christopher Lee, Veronica Carlson

    Released1968

    Directed byFreddie Francis

    Dracula Has Risen from the Grave is a 1968 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis for... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Man with the Golden Gun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Man with the Golden Gun

    Christopher Lee, Roger Moore

    Released1974

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth spy film in the James Bond series and the second to... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    House of the Long Shadows is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    House of the Long Shadows

    Christopher Lee, Vincent Price

    Released1983

    Directed byPete Walker

    House of the Long Shadows is a 1983 horror-parody film directed by Pete Walker. It is notable... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Four Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Four Musketeers

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Lester

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    Airport '77 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Airport '77

    Christopher Lee, James Stewart

    Released1977

    Directed byJerry Jameson

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    The Creeping Flesh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    The Creeping Flesh

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1973

    Directed byFreddie Francis

    The Creeping Flesh is a 1973 British horror film. The film was directed by Freddie Francis,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Horror Express is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christopher Lee Movies
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    Horror Express

    Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

    Released1972

    Directed byEugenio Martín

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