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The Best Christopher Plummer Movies

Updated January 24, 2020 3.0k votes 270 voters 33.7k views101 items

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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 Music1
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    The Sound of Music

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Wise

    The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise...  more
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  • Up2
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    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar...  more
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  • Murder by Decree3
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    Murder by Decree

    Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer

    Released1979

    Directed byBob Clark

    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 Panther4
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    The Return of the Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer

    Released1975

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in...  more
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  • National Treasure5
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    National Treasure

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger

    Released2004

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure film produced and released by Walt Disney...  more
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  • On Golden Pond6
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    On Golden Pond

    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer

    Released2001

    Directed byErnest Thompson

    In 2001, CBS aired a live television adaptation of the play, On Golden Pond, that was heavily...  more
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  • The Insider7
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    The Insider

    Al Pacino, Russell Crowe

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Mann

    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 Country8
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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

    William Shatner, Kim Cattrall

    Released1991

    Directed byNicholas Meyer

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 American science fiction film. It is the...  more
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  • Beginners9
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    Beginners

    Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer

    Released2010

    Directed byMike Mills

    Beginners is a 2010 film directed by Mike Mills. "Seventy-five-year-old Hal has found love...  more
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  • Aces High10
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    Aces High

    Christopher Plummer, Malcolm McDowell

    Released1976

    Directed byJack Gold

    Aces High is a 1976 British-French war film directed by Jack Gold and starring Malcolm...  more
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  • Somewhere in Time11
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    Somewhere in Time

    Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer

    Released1980

    Directed byJeannot Szwarc

    Somewhere in Time is a 1980 romantic fantasy film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film...  more
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  • The Last Station12
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    The Last Station

    Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

    The Last Station is a 2009 English-language German biographical drama film written and...  more
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  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus13
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    Released2009

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and...  more
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  • Dolores Claiborne14
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    Dolores Claiborne

    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1995

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen...  more
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  • Nicholas Nickleby15
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    Nicholas Nickleby

    Anne Hathaway, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2002

    Directed byDouglas McGrath

    Nicholas Nickleby is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Douglas McGrath. The screenplay...  more
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  • Hanover Street16
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    Hanover Street

    Harrison Ford, Christopher Plummer

    Released1979

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    Hanover Street is a 1979 Anglo-American wartime romantic film, written and directed by Peter...  more
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  • Dreamscape17
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    Dreamscape

    Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer

    Released1984

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    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 King18
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    The Man Who Would Be King

    Sean Connery, Michael Caine

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Huston

    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 Black19
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    The Scarlet and the Black

    Christopher Plummer, Gregory Peck

    Released1983

    Directed byJerry London

    The Scarlet and the Black is a 1983 made for TV movie starring Gregory Peck and Christopher...  more
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  • 12 Monkeys20
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by...  more
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  • Rock-a-Doodle21
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    Rock-a-Doodle

    Christopher Plummer, Glen Campbell

    Released1992

    Directed byDon Bluth

    Rock-a-Doodle is a 1991 British live-action animated musical comedy fantasy film loosely based...  more
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  • Malcolm X22
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    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton

    Released1992

    Directed bySpike Lee

    Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist...  more
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  • Syriana23
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    Syriana

    George Clooney, Matt Damon

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Gaghan

    Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and...  more
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  • The Lake House24
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    The Lake House

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released2006

    Directed byAlejandro Agresti

    The Lake House is a 2006 American romantic drama directed by Alejandro Agresti and starring...  more
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  • The Night of the Generals25
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    The Night of the Generals

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole

    Released1967

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British WWII mystery film directed by Anatole...  more
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