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.

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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
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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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner
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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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey, Kyle Richards
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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Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence, Kathleen Kinmont
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
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
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
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
Per salvare la vita di un celebre scienziato, vittima di un attentato, alcuni medici si fanno miniaturizzare ed entrano nel suo corpo. Per arrivare al cervello e operarlo hanno solamente un'ora. ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence
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
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
1984 is a 1956 film, based freely on the novel of the same name by George Orwell, depicting a totalitarian future society. This is the first cinema rendition of the story, directed by Michael ...more

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Jacqueline Bissett, Donald Pleasence, Lionel Stander
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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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Kirk Douglas, Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1973 TV movie.
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Charlton Heston, Bruce Dern, Lee Majors
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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Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland
The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall. Based on the novel The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, the ...more

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Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence, John Vernon
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
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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Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power
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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Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Patrick Bauchau
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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Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, Billie Whitelaw
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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Candice Bergen, Donald Pleasence, Dana Elcar
Soldier Blue is a 1970 American Revisionist Western movie directed by Ralph Nelson and inspired by events of the 1864 Sand Creek massacre in the Colorado Territory. The screenplay was written by ...more

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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury
The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Donald Pleasence
From Beyond the Grave is a 1974 British anthology horror film from Amicus Productions, directed by horror director Kevin Connor, produced by Milton Subotsky and based on stories by R. ...more
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John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence
Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, ...more

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Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, Ray Milland
Escape to Witch Mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain by Alexander Key. It was produced by Walt Disney Productions, released by Buena Vista Distribution Company and ...more

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