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

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Carpenter

Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her ...more

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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards

Released: 1981

Directed by: Rick Rosenthal

Halloween II is a 1981 slasher horror film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written and produced by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. It is the second installment in the Halloween series and is a ...more

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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

Released: 1963

Directed by: John Sturges

The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard ...more

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Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, Kathleen Kinmont

Released: 1988

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little and written by Alan B. McElroy. It is the fourth installment of the Halloween film series and focuses ...more

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Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence, Lois Maxwell

Released: 1967

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

You Only Live Twice is the fifth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film's screenplay was written by Roald Dahl, and ...more

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Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, John Meillon

Released: 1971

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

Wake in Fright is a 1971 Australian-American thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Gary Bond, Donald Pleasence and Chips Rafferty. The screenplay was written by Evan Jones, based ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Carpenter

Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a distopian United States ...more

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Raquel Welch, James Brolin, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1966

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1979

Directed by: John Badham

Dracula is a 1979 American/British horror film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. The film was directed by John Badham and the cinematography ...more
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Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence, Peter Jason

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Carpenter

Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by John Carpenter. The film is the second installment in what Carpenter calls his "Apocalypse ...more

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Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave, Edmond O'Brien

Released: 1956

Directed by: Michael Anderson

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Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1976

Directed by: John Sturges

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Jacqueline Bissett, Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander

Released: 1966

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Cul-de-sac is a 1966 British psychological thriller directed by the Franco-Polish director Roman Polanski. It was his second film in English, written by himself and Gérard Brach. The cast ...more

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Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern, Lee Majors

Released: 1968

Directed by: Tom Gries

Will Penny is a 1968 western film written and directed by Tom Gries starring Charlton Heston and Donald Pleasence. It was based upon an episode of the 1960 Sam Peckinpah television series The ...more

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Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power

Released: 1957

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in London. The film, based on a short story by Agatha Christie, deals with the trial of a man accused. ...more
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Kirk Douglas, Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave

Released: 1973

Directed by: David Winters

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Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, John Vernon

Released: 1974

Directed by: Don Siegel

The Black Windmill is a 1974 British spy thriller directed by Don Siegel and starring Michael Caine, John Vernon, Janet Suzman and Donald Pleasence. It was produced by Richard D. Zanuck and ...more

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Donald Pleasence, Brenda Vaccaro, Herbert Lom

Released: 1989

Directed by: Alan Birkinshaw

Ten Little Indians is a 1989 mystery film, and the fifth screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's famous novel. It was the third version to be produced by Harry Alan Towers, following his 1965 and ...more
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Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau

Released: 1985

Directed by: Dario Argento

Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento and starring Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, and Donald Pleasence. Its plot focuses on a young girl at a remote Swiss ...more
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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1965

Directed by: George Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

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Candice Bergen, Donald Pleasence, Dana Elcar

Released: 1970

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

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Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, Billie Whitelaw

Released: 1960

Directed by: John Gilling

The Flesh and the Fiends is a 1960 British horror film starring Peter Cushing as medical doctor Robert Knox, who purchases human corpses for research from an obliging pair named Burke and Hare.
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Madonna, Jodie Foster, Woody Allen

Released: 1992

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1967

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

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Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

Released: 1971

Directed by: George Lucas

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