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The Best Denholm Elliott Movies

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

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  • 1

    The Boys from Brazil

    Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck


    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    The Boys from Brazil is a 1978 British-American thriller film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. It stars Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier and features James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen and Steve...  more

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  • 2

    Robin and Marian

    Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery


    Directed byRichard Lester

    Robin and Marian is a 1976 British-American romantic adventure period film directed by Richard Lester and written by James Goldman, based on the legend of Robin Hood. It stars Sean Connery as Robin...  more

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  • 3

    Zulu Dawn

    Peter O'Toole, Bob Hoskins


    Directed byDouglas Hickox

    Zulu Dawn is a 1979 film about the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa. The screenplay was by Cy Endfield, from his book, and Anthony Story. The...  more

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  • 4

    The Razor's Edge

    Bill Murray, Catherine Hicks


    Directed byJohn Byrum

    The Razor's Edge is the second film version of W. Somerset Maugham's 1944 novel, following the 1946 film version with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. This version stars Bill Murray, Theresa Russell,...  more

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  • 5


    Michael Caine, Shelley Winters


    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine. It is an adaptation by Bill Naughton of his own novel and play of the same name. The film was...  more

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  • 6

    Noises Off

    Michael Caine, Carol Burnett


    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Noises Off is a 1992 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The screenplay by Marty Kaplan is based on the 1982 play of the same name by Michael Frayn. An ensemble cast includes Michael Caine,...  more


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  • 7

    King Rat

    George Segal, John Mills


    Directed byBryan Forbes

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  • 8


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 9

    To the Devil a Daughter

    Christopher Lee, Nastassja Kinski


    Directed byPeter Sykes

    To the Devil a Daughter is a 1976 horror film, directed by Peter Sykes and produced by Hammer Film Productions and Terra-Filmkunst. It is based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley, and...  more

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  • 10

    A Bridge Too Far

    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins


    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and directed by...  more

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  • 11

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 12

    Watership Down

    John Hurt, Denholm Elliott


    Directed byJohn Hubley, Martin Rosen

    Watership Down is a 1978 British animated adventure drama film written, produced and directed by Martin Rosen and based on the novel of the same name by Richard Adams. It was financed by a consortium...  more

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  • 13

    Toy Soldiers

    Sean Astin, Louis Gossett


    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Toy Soldiers is a 1991 American action drama film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr., with a screenplay by Petrie and David Koepp. It stars Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton, Louis Gossett, Jr., Andrew Divoff,...  more
  • 14


    Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest


    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 15

    A Doll's House

    Anthony Hopkins, Denholm Elliott


    Directed byPatrick Garland

    A Doll's House is a 1973 British film, directed by Patrick Garland. It is based on Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House. The main character of this film is Nora Helmer, a simple woman married to a...  more
  • 16

    The Night They Raided Minsky's

    Britt Ekland, Elliott Gould


    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    The Night They Raided Minsky's is a 1968 musical comedy film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Norman Lear. It is a fictional account of the invention of the striptease at Minsky's...  more
  • 17

    The Missionary

    Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall


    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    The Missionary is a 1982 British comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine, and starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. It was produced by George Harrison, Denis O'Brien, Palin and Neville C....  more
  • 18

    The Bourne Identity

    Jaclyn Smith, Richard Chamberlain


    Directed byRoger Young

    The Bourne Identity is a 1988 television movie adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Bourne Identity. The film was directed by Roger Young for Warner Bros. Television with Richard Chamberlain in...  more
  • 19

    The Cruel Sea

    Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker


    Directed byCharles Frend

    The Cruel Sea is a 1953 British war film starring Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Liam Redmond, Virginia McKenna and Moira Lister. The film, which was made by Ealing...  more
  • 20

    The Sound Barrier

    Denholm Elliott, Leslie Phillips


    Directed byDavid Lean

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  • 21

    The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

    John Cleese, Denholm Elliott


    Directed byKevin Billington

    The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer is a British 1970 satirical film starring Peter Cook, and co-written by Cook, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and Kevin Billington, who directed the film. The film...  more
  • 22

    Too Late the Hero

    Michael Caine, Henry Fonda


    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Too Late the Hero is a 1970 Anglo-American war film directed by Robert Aldrich, and starring Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Ken Takakura, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Lance Percival,...  more

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  • 23

    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis


    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler...  more

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  • 24

    A Room with a View

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter


    Directed byJames Ivory

    A Room with a View is a British romance drama film directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant of E. M. Forster's 1908 novel of the same name. The film follows closely the novel by use of...  more

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  • 25

    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

    Richard Dreyfuss, Randy Quaid


    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a 1974 Canadian comedy-drama film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Richard Dreyfuss. It is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler....  more