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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 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
The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner The Great Escape is a 1963 American World War II epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, ...more

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Dracula 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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You Only Live Twice 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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Wake in Fright 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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Escape from New York 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 crime-ridden United ...more

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Fantastic Voyage 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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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
Halloween II 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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The Black Windmill 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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Cul-de-sac 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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Prince of Darkness 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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1984 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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The Eagle Has Landed 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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Ten Little Indians 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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Will Penny 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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Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 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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The Flesh and the Fiends 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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Soldier Blue 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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Creepers 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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Shadows and Fog Madonna, Jodie Foster, Woody Allen Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen and based on his one-act play Death. It stars Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Madonna, and ...more

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Witness for the Prosecution 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 of ...more

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Telefon Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence Telefon is a 1977 spy film, starring Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence and Lee Remick. It was directed by Don Siegel. The film is based on a 1975 novel about mind control, by Walter Wager.

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Look Back in Anger Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence, Claire Bloom Look Back in Anger is a 1959 British film starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom and Mary Ure and directed by Tony Richardson. It is based on John Osborne's play of the same name about a love ...more

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The Night of the Generals Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Christopher Plummer The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British Second World War crime mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, ...more

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The Greatest Story Ever Told 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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Eye of the Devil David Niven, Sharon Tate, Deborah Kerr Eye of the Devil is a 1966 British crime/horror film with occult and supernatural themes directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Deborah Kerr and David Niven. The film is set in rural France ...more

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The Madwoman of Chaillot Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Richard Chamberlain The Madwoman of Chaillot is a 1969 American satirical comedy-drama film made by Commonwealth United Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. It was directed by Bryan Forbes and ...more

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The Last Tycoon Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American dramatic film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon, ...more

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THX 1138 Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig THX 1138 is a 1971 science fiction film directed by George Lucas in his feature directorial debut. The film was produced by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Lucas and Walter Murch. It stars ...more

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Oh, God! John Denver, Teri Garr, Carl Reiner Oh, God! is a 1977 comedy film starring George Burns and John Denver. Based on a novel by Avery Corman, the film was directed by Carl Reiner from a screenplay written by Larry Gelbart. The story ...more

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Escape to Witch Mountain 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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Alone in the Dark Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Donald Pleasence Alone in the Dark is a 1982 slasher film directed by Jack Sholder. It was the director's debut film and was an early production of New Line Cinema. The film's tagline is: "They're out ...more

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The Thief and the Cobbler Sean Connery, Matthew Broderick, Toni Collette The Thief and the Cobbler is a British animated fantasy film directed, co-written and co-produced by Canadian animator Richard Williams. The film is famous for its animation and its long, ...more

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The Monster Club Vincent Price, Britt Ekland, Donald Pleasence The Monster Club is a 1980 British horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Vincent Price and John Carradine. An anthology film, it is based on the works of the British horror author ...more

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Jesus of Nazareth 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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Man in the Sky Donald Pleasence, Jack Hawkins, Lionel Jeffries Man in the Sky is a 1957 film starring Jack Hawkins and produced by Ealing Studios, although the on - screen credit was changed to Ealing Films as this was the first Ealing production to be made ...more

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From Beyond the Grave 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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Sons and Lovers Donald Pleasence, Dean Stockwell, Trevor Howard Sons and Lovers is a 1960 CinemaScope British film adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence 1913 novel of the same name. It was adapted by T. E. B. Clarke and Gavin Lambert, directed by Jack Cardiff. ...more

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Buried Alive Nia Long, Ginger Lynn, Robert Vaughn Buried Alive is a 1990 film, directed by Gerard Kikoine and based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe. It stars Donald Pleasence and John Carradine in his final performance.

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Death Line Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence, Clive Swift Death Line is a 1972 British horror film, distributed as Raw Meat in the United States. The film stars Donald Pleasence as Inspector Calhoun, and was directed by the American filmmaker Gary

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Race for the Yankee Zephyr George Peppard, Lesley Ann Warren, Donald Pleasence Race for the Yankee Zephyr is a 1981 New Zealand suspense-action-thriller film directed by David Hemmings and starring Ken Wahl, Lesley Ann Warren, George Peppard and Donald Pleasence.

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Django Franco Nero, José Bódalo, José Canalejas Django is a 1966 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring Franco Nero in the eponymous role. The film earned a reputation as being one of the most violent films ...more

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The Count of Monte Cristo Tony Curtis, Richard Chamberlain, Donald Pleasence The Count of Monte-Cristo is a 1975 television film produced by ITC Entertainment and based upon the book The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by David ...more

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Mr. Freedom Donald Pleasence, Simone Signoret, Serge Gainsbourg Mr. Freedom is a 1969 film by the expatriate American photographer and filmmaker William Klein. Starring the popular French actor Delphine Seyrig, this anti-imperialist satirical farce has ...more

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Terror in the Aisles Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John ...more

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Circus of Horrors Donald Pleasence, Kenneth Griffith, Anton Diffring Circus of Horrors is a 1960 British horror film directed by Sidney Hayers. It stars Anton Diffring, Yvonne Monlaur, Erika Remberg, Kenneth Griffith, Jane Hylton, Conrad Phillips, Yvonne Romain ...more

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Dien Bien Phu Donald Pleasence, Jean-François Balmer, Patrick Chauvel Diên Biên Phu is a 1992 film written and directed by French veteran Pierre Schoendoerffer. With its huge budget, all-star cast, and realistic war scenes produced with the cooperation ...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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The Caretaker Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates The Caretaker is a 1963 British drama film directed by Clive Donner and based on the Harold Pinter play of the same name. It was entered into the 13th Berlin International Film Festival where it ...more

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All Quiet on the Western Front Ernest Borgnine, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence All Quiet on the Western Front is a television film produced by ITC Entertainment, released on November 14, 1979, starring actors Richard Thomas of The Waltons fame as Paul Baumer, and Ernest ...more