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The Best Donald Pleasence Movies

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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.

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

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  • 1

    Halloween II

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey
    Halloween II is a 1981 slasher horror film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written and...  more

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    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence
    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little...  more

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  • 3

    You Only Live Twice

    Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence
    You Only Live Twice is the fifth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Sean...  more

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  • 4

    Fantastic Voyage

    Raquel Welch, James Brolin
    Per salvare la vita di un celebre scienziato, vittima di un attentato, alcuni medici si fanno...  more
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    Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella
    Dracula is a 1979 American/British horror film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula, based...  more

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards
    Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John...  more

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    Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave
    1984 is a 1956 film, based freely on the novel of the same name by George Orwell, depicting a...  more
  • 8


    Jacqueline Bissett, Donald Pleasence
    Cul-de-sac is a 1966 British psychological thriller directed by the Franco-Polish director...  more
  • 9

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Kirk Douglas, Donald Pleasence
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1973 TV movie....
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    Ten Little Indians

    Donald Pleasence, Brenda Vaccaro
    Ten Little Indians is a 1989 mystery film, and the fifth screen adaptation of Agatha...  more
  • 11

    Witness for the Prosecution

    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
    Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in...  more

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    The Black Windmill

    Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence
    The Black Windmill is a 1974 British spy thriller directed by Don Siegel and starring Michael...  more

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  • 13

    Shadows and Fog

    Madonna, Jodie Foster
    Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars...  more
  • 14


    Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence
    Phenomena is a 1985 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento and starring Jennifer...  more

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  • 15

    THX 1138

    Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence
    THX 1138 is a 1971 science fiction film directed by George Lucas in his feature directorial...  more
  • 16

    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough
    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and...  more

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  • 17

    The Flesh and the Fiends

    Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence
    The Flesh and the Fiends is a 1960 British horror film starring Peter Cushing as medical...  more
  • 18

    Soldier Blue

    Candice Bergen, Donald Pleasence
    Soldier Blue is a 1970 American Revisionist Western movie directed by Ralph Nelson and...  more

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  • 19

    Oh, God!

    John Denver, Teri Garr
    Oh, God! is a 1977 comedy film starring George Burns and John Denver. Based on a novel by...  more

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    From Beyond the Grave

    Peter Cushing, Diana Dors
    From Beyond the Grave is a 1974 British anthology horror film from Amicus Productions,...  more
  • 21

    Jesus of Nazareth

    James Earl Jones, Laurence Olivier
    Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco...  more

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    Escape to Witch Mountain

    Kim Richards, Kyle Richards
    Escape to Witch Mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain by...  more

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    Eye of the Devil

    David Niven, Sharon Tate
    Eye of the Devil is a 1966 British crime/horror film with occult and supernatural themes...  more
  • 24

    The Monster Club

    Vincent Price, Britt Ekland
    The Monster Club is a 1980 British horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Vincent...  more
  • 25

    Look Back in Anger

    Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence
    Look Back in Anger is a 1959 British film starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom and Mary Ure...  more