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The Best David Suchet Movies 

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

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

These films, like Cause Celebre and Maxwell include images when available.

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

If you're a fan of David Suchet, then check out our lists of the best Ian Holm and Alastair Sim movies as well.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

Released: 1998

Directed by: Andrew Davis

This film is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. Loosely based on the play by Frederick Knott, the ...more

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Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Executive Decision is a 1996 American action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut. The film stars Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo. The ...more

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Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Schlesinger

The Falcon and the Snowman is a 1985 spy film directed by John Schlesinger about two young American men, Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, who sold U.S. security secrets to the Soviet Union. ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Candice Bergen

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

The In-Laws is a 2003 American comedy film starring Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen, Robin Tunney, Maria Ricossa, Lindsay Sloane and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a remake of the ...more
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Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sam Fell, David Bowers

Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell. It was made in the partnership between Aardman Animations and ...more

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Charles Dance, David Suchet, Tamsin Greig

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jon Jones

Terry Pratchett's Going Postal is a two-part television adaptation of Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, adapted by Richard Kurti and Bev Doyle and produced by The Mob, which was first broadcast ...more
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Russell Tovey, David Suchet, Philip Jackson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brian Farnham

After collapsing in front of his 'rival' Japp, being rushed into hospital and diagnosed with a weight problem that could cause a heart problem, private society detective Hercule Poirot, who must ...more
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Michael Fassbender, Stephen Fry, David Suchet

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Kent Harrison

A Bear Named Winnie is a 2004 TV movie written by John Goldsmith and John Kent Harrison and directed by John Kent Harrison.
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Louis Gossett, Jr., Melora Hardin

Released: 1986

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

Iron Eagle is a 1986 American-Canadian action film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Jason Gedrick and Louis Gossett, Jr. While it received mixed reviews, the film earned US$24,159,872 at ...more
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Margot Kidder, David Suchet, Jennifer Darling

Released: 1983

Directed by: Michael Tuchner

Trenchcoat is a 1983 American action/comedy film starring Margot Kidder and Robert Hays.

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Madonna, David Bowie, Robert De Niro

Released: 2006

Directed by: Luc Besson

Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American CGI animated/live-action feature film adaptation of the 2002 children's book Arthur and the Minimoys, and the 2003 sequel Arthur and the Forbidden ...more
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Tim Roth, Barbara Hershey, David Suchet

Released: 1988

Directed by: Chris Menges

A World Apart is a 1988 anti-Apartheid drama, written by Shawn Slovo and directed by Chris Menges. It is based on the lives of Slovo's parents, Ruth First and Joe Slovo. The film was a ...more
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John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet

Released: 1987

Directed by: William Dear

Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film directed and produced by William Dear, and starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche, David Suchet, Margaret Langrick, ...more

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Carroll Baker, David Suchet, David Kelly

Released: 1983

Directed by: Jack Gold

Red Monarch is a 1983 British TV film starring Colin Blakely as Joseph Stalin. It is directed by Jack Gold and features David Suchet as Lavrentiy Beria and David Threlfall as Stalin's son ...more
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Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm, Richard Griffiths

Released: 1984

Directed by: Hugh Hudson

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes. Christopher Lambert stars as Tarzan ...more
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Mick Jagger, Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows

Released: 2008

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

The Bank Job is a 2008 British film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Jason Statham, based on the 1971 Baker Street in central London, from ...more

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Maxwell Dan Stevens, David Suchet, Daniela Denby-Ashe

Released: 2007

Directed by: Colin Barr

Maxwell is a 2007 drama about the last days of media magnate Robert Maxwell, played by David Suchet. The drama chronicles some of the events prior to Maxwell's mysterious death and the discovery ...more
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Cause Celebre Helen Mirren, David Morrissey, David Suchet

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Gorrie

Cause Celebre is a 1987 film directed by John Gorrie.
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Act of God Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jenny Agutter, David Suchet

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ezna Sands, Sean Faughnan

Act of God is a 2009 thriller film written and directed by Sean Faughnan and Ezna Sands
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Richard II Patrick Stewart, David Morrissey, James Purefoy

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rupert Goold

Richard II is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Rupert Goold.
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Thomas Kretschmann
Dracula is a British-American horror drama television series that premiered on NBC on October 25, 2013. It was produced by London-based Carnival Films. The series was created by Cole Haddon, and ...more
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Schiele in Prison David Suchet, Edward Petherbridge, Nicholas Selby

Released: 1980

Directed by: Mick Gold

Schiele in Prison is a 1980 British independent film directed by Mick Gold and starring David Suchet as Gustav Klimt, Grant Cathro as Egon Schiele and Nicholas Selby as The Judge. The film ...more
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Faye Dunaway, Bill Nighy, Peter Ustinov

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lou Antonio

Thirteen at Dinner is a 1985 American-British television film featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Adapted by Rod Browning from the Agatha Christie novel Lord Edgware Dies, it was ...more
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Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley, Frank Langella

Released: 1995

Directed by: Roger Young

Moses is a 1995 biography adventure TV movie directed by Roger Young and written by Lionel Chetwynd.
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Diverted David Suchet, Joanne Whalley, Shawn Ashmore

Released: 2009

Directed by: Alex Chapple

Diverted is a 2009 CBC made-for-TV miniseries. The film was directed by Alex Chapple based on the screenplay by Tony Marchant. Diverted is a fictionalized account inspired by what actually ...more