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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.

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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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Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Jig-Saw Angie Dickinson, Donald Pleasence, Lino Ventura
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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 4 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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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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Arthur? Arthur! Shelley Winters, Donald Pleasence, Tammy Grimes
Arthur? Arthur! is a 1969 British comedy film directed by Samuel Gallu and starring Shelley Winters, Donald Pleasence and Terry-Thomas. The plot follows a dull and unsuccessful inventor who ...more
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Christopher Plummer, Donald Pleasence, Klaus Kinski
Vampire in Venice, also known as Nosferatu in Venice, is an Italian horror film released in 1988 and directed by Augusto Caminito, starring Klaus Kinski, Christopher Plummer and Donald
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Diana Rigg, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence
Witness for the Prosecution is a 1982 TV version of Agatha Christie's short story and play, and also a remake of the classic Billy Wilder 1957 film Witness for the Prosecution. The film was ...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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Peter Cushing, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence
The Uncanny is a 1977 British anthology horror film, concerning feline revenge. The film was written by Michael Parry, directed by Denis Héroux and stars Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, ...more
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What a Carve Up! Donald Pleasence, Sid James, Shirley Eaton
What a Carve Up! is a 1961 British comedy horror film directed by Pat Jackson. It was released in the United States in 1962 as No Place Like Homicide. The film was loosely based on the novel The ...more
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Trial by Combat Barbara Hershey, Peter Cushing, John Mills
Trial by Combat is a 1976 film directed by Kevin Connor. It stars John Mills and Donald Pleasence.
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Oliver Reed, Donald Pleasence, Fernando Rey
Black Arrow is a Disney television film filmed in 1984 and released in 1985, based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses. It was a Panatlantic Pictures ...more
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Donald Pleasence, David Hemmings, Johnny Briggs
The Wind of Change is a 1961 British drama, directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Donald Pleasence, Johnny Briggs and Ann Lynn. Taking its title from the famous "Wind of Change" ...more
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Peter Sellers, Donald Pleasence, Robert Morley
The Battle of the Sexes is a 1959 British black and white comedy film starring Peter Sellers and directed by Charles Crichton, based on the short story The Catbird Seat, by James Thurber. The ...more
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Robert Vaughn, Doris Roberts, Donald Pleasence
Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff is a 1979 American drama film directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. The screenplay by Polly Platt is based on the 1970 novel of the same title by William Inge. Inge wrote two ...more
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Millions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
Millions Carol Alt, Alexandra Paul, Billy Zane
Millions is a 1991 drama film written by Enrico and Carlo Vanzina and directed by Carlo Vanzina.
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Ground Zero Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson, Colin Friels
Ground Zero is a 1987 Australian drama-thriller about a cinematographer who, prompted by curiosity about some old film footage taken by his father, embarks on a quest to find out the truth about ...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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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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Noah Wyle, Donald Pleasence, Sean Patrick Flanery
Guinevere is a 1994 Lifetime Television movie based on the Arthurian legend. The story is told from Queen Guinevere's point of view, presenting her as the driving force behind the success of ...more
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John Hurt, Donovan, Diana Dors
The Pied Piper is a 1972 drama film directed by Jacques Demy.
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Christopher Lee, Barbara Bach, John Huston
Jaguar Lives! is a 1979 Spanish-American action film directed by Ernest Pintoff and starring Joe Lewis, Christopher Lee, Donald Pleasence and Barbara Bach. Its plot follows a secret agent who ...more
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The Passover Plot Donald Pleasence, Dan Hedaya, Harry Andrews
The Passover Plot is a 1976 drama film adapted from the controversial 1965 book of the same name by Hugh J. Schonfield. It was directed by Michael Campus and stars Zalman King as Yeshua, Harry ...more