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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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Denholm Elliott worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen.

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Indiana Jones and the Ra... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Denholm Elliott Movies
Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Judi Dench

Released: 1985

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

Released: 1977

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Richard Harris

Released: 1976

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1983

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

Released: 1989

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg

Released: 1978

Directed by: Franklin 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 ...more
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Bill Murray, Catherine Hicks, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1984

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley

Released: 1987

Directed by: James Ivory

Maurice is a 1987 British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same title by E. M. Forster. It is a tale of homosexual love in early 20th century England, following its main character ...more

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Maggie Smith, Michael Palin, Pete Postlethwaite

Released: 1984

Directed by: Malcolm Mowbray

A Private Function is a 1984 British comedy film starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. The film was predominantly filmed in Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, and Barnoldswick West Yorkshire. The film was ...more
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George Segal, John Mills, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1965

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

King Rat is a 1965 WWII film adapted from the James Clavell novel King Rat. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes and starred George Segal as Corporal King and James Fox as Marlowe, two WWII ...more

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Christopher Lee, Nastassja Kinski, Honor Blackman

Released: 1976

Directed by: Peter Sykes

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Peter O'Toole, Bob Hoskins, Burt Lancaster

Released: 1979

Directed by: Douglas 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. ...more

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Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing

Released: 1971

Directed by: Peter Duffell

The House That Dripped Blood is a 1971 British horror anthology film directed by Peter Duffell and distributed by Amicus Productions. It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, ...more
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Gabriel Byrne, Robbie Coltrane, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Drury, David Drury

Defence of the Realm is a 1986 political thriller directed by David Drury, and starring Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, and Denholm Elliott, with Robbie Coltrane in a supporting role. The film ...more
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Noises Off Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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John Hurt, Denholm Elliott, Richard Briers

Released: 1978

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Sam Waterston

Released: 1987

Directed by: Woody Allen

September is a 1987 film written and directed by Woody Allen. Allen's intention for September was that it be like "a play on film," hence the great number of long takes and few camera ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Denholm Elliott, Claire Bloom

Released: 1973

Directed by: Patrick 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 ...more
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Tom Baker, Denholm Elliott, Anna Massey

Released: 1973

Directed by: Roy Ward Baker

The Vault of Horror is a British anthology horror film made in 1973 by Amicus Productions. Like the 1972 Amicus film Tales from the Crypt, it is based on stories from the EC Comics series ...more

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Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins

Released: 1953

Directed by: Charles 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

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Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1966

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

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Denholm Elliott, Trevor Howard, Peter Finch

Released: 1953

Directed by: George More O'Ferrall

The Heart of the Matter is a 1953 British film based on the book of the same name by Graham Greene. It was directed by George More O'Ferrall for London Films. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes ...more
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Denholm Elliott, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lazenby

Released: 1979

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall, Michael Palin

Released: 1982

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

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