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The Best Christopher Plummer Movies

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

If you think the best Christopher Plummer role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Christopher Plummer performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include Malcolm X and National Treasure.

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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
    The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise...  more

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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner
    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar...  more

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    Murder by Decree

    Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer
    This film is a 1979 British-Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Bob Clark. It features...  more

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    The Return of the Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer
    The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in...  more

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    #113 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#33 of 170 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

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    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger
    National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure film produced and released by Walt Disney...  more

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    On Golden Pond

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer
    In 2001, CBS aired a live television adaptation of the play, On Golden Pond, that was heavily...  more
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    The Insider

    Al Pacino, Russell Crowe
    The Insider is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, based on the true story of...  more

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    William Shatner, Kim Cattrall
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 American science fiction film. It is the...  more

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    #556 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#185 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Beginners

    Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer
    Beginners is a 2010 film directed by Mike Mills. "Seventy-five-year-old Hal has found love...  more
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    Aces High

    Christopher Plummer, Malcolm McDowell
    Aces High is a 1976 British-French war film directed by Jack Gold and starring Malcolm...  more
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    Somewhere in Time

    Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer
    Somewhere in Time is a 1980 romantic fantasy film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film...  more

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    The Last Station

    Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti
    The Last Station is a 2009 English-language German biographical drama film written and...  more
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    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and...  more

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    Dolores Claiborne

    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen...  more

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    Nicholas Nickleby

    Anne Hathaway, Charlie Hunnam
    Nicholas Nickleby is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Douglas McGrath. The screenplay...  more

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    Hanover Street

    Harrison Ford, Christopher Plummer
    Hanover Street is a 1979 Anglo-American wartime romantic film, written and directed by Peter...  more
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    Dreamscape

    Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer
    Dreamscape is a 1984 science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David...  more

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    The Man Who Would Be King

    Sean Connery, Michael Caine
    The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the...  more

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    The Scarlet and the Black

    Christopher Plummer, Gregory Peck
    The Scarlet and the Black is a 1983 made for TV movie starring Gregory Peck and Christopher...  more
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis
    12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by...  more

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    Rock-a-Doodle

    Christopher Plummer, Glen Campbell
    Rock-a-Doodle is a 1991 British live-action animated musical comedy fantasy film loosely based...  more

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    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton
    Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist...  more

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    Syriana

    George Clooney, Matt Damon
    Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and...  more

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    The Lake House

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves
    The Lake House is a 2006 American romantic drama directed by Alejandro Agresti and starring...  more

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    The Night of the Generals

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole
    The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British WWII mystery film directed by Anatole...  more

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