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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.

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

Christopher Plummer is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron Howard, Terrence Malick and Terry Gilliam. Movie fans who love Christopher Plummer have also been known to enjoy films starring Rod Steiger and Alfred Molina.

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Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. The film is an adaptation of the 1959 Broadway ...more

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Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom

Released: 1975

Directed by: Blake Edwards

The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in 1975. The film stars Peter Sellers in the role of Inspector Clouseau, returning to the part for the ...more

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Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Fincher

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 Swedish-American mystery thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation was directed by David Fincher and ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bob Clark

This film is a 1979 British-Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Bob Clark. It features the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who are ...more

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#51 of 179 The Best Mystery Movies #45 of 106 The Best Detective Fiction Movies

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Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1975

Directed by: John Huston

The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling short story of the same title. It was adapted and directed by John Huston and starred Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Saeed ...more

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Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Rod Steiger

Released: 1970

Directed by: Sergei Bondarchuk

Waterloo is a 1970 Soviet-Italian film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo, and is famous ...more

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Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1967

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British WWII mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ron Howard

A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

Released: 2009

Directed by: Pete Docter

Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1964

Directed by: Anthony Mann

The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel Ferrer and Omar Sharif. It was directed by Anthony Mann ...more

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On Golden Pond Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Glenne Headly

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ernest Thompson

In 2001, CBS aired a live television adaptation of the play, On Golden Pond, that was heavily publicized in the press due to the reunion of former Sound of Music stars Julie Andrews and ...more
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Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Mann

The Insider is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry. The 60 Minutes ...more
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Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent

Released: 2010

Directed by: Mike Mills

Beginners is a 2010 film directed by Mike Mills. "Seventy-five-year-old Hal has found love with a man half his age, and is overjoyed to be dancing to house music at the club. Oliver, his ...more
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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1969

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.

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William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1991

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 American science fiction film. It is the sixth feature film based on Star Trek, is a sequel to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and was the last ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

Released: 1986

Directed by: Don Bluth

An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

National Treasure is a 2004 American adventure film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was written by Jim Kouf, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Cormac Wibberley, and Marianne ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud

Released: 1976

Directed by: Jack Gold

Aces High is a 1976 British-French war film directed by Jack Gold and starring Malcolm McDowell, Peter Firth, Christopher Plummer and Simon Ward. The screenplay was written by Howard Barker. As ...more
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Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, William H. Macy

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

Somewhere in Time is a 1980 romantic fantasy film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is a film adaptation of the 1975 novel Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay. The ...more

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Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti, James McAvoy

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

The Last Station is a 2009 English-language German biographical drama film written and directed by Michael Hoffman, and based on Jay Parini's 1990 biographical novel of the same name, which ...more
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Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1995

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, starring Kathy Bates and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by Taylor Hackford.

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Harrison Ford, Christopher Plummer, Patsy Kensit

Released: 1979

Directed by: Peter Hyams

Hanover Street is a 1979 Anglo-American wartime romantic film, written and directed by Peter Hyams and starring Harrison Ford, Lesley-Anne Down and Christopher Plummer.
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Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

Dreamscape is a 1984 science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Loughery, with Chuck Russell and Ruben co-writing.

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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was ...more
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Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Spike Lee

Inside Man is a 2006 American thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz. The film centers on an elaborate bank on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. It stars Denzel ...more

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