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The Best Donald Pleasence Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 2.2k votes 197 voters 15.1k views100 items

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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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    Halloween II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Halloween II

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dana Carvey

    Released1981

    Directed byRick Rosenthal

    Halloween II is a 1981 slasher horror film directed by Rick Rosenthal, and written and... more on Wikipedia
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    Halloween 4: The Return of Mic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

    Danielle Harris, Donald Pleasence

    Released1988

    Directed byDwight H. Little

    Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers is a 1988 horror film directed by Dwight H. Little... more on Wikipedia

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Halloween

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John... more on Wikipedia

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    Dracula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Dracula

    Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella

    Released1979

    Directed byJohn Badham

    Dracula is a 1979 American/British horror film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula, based... more on Wikipedia

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    1984 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    1984

    Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave

    Released1956

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    1984 is a 1956 film, based freely on the novel of the same name by George Orwell, depicting a... more on Wikipedia
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    Cul-de-sac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Cul-de-sac

    Jacqueline Bissett, Donald Pleasence

    Released1966

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Cul-de-sac is a 1966 British psychological thriller directed by the Franco-Polish director... more on Wikipedia
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Kirk Douglas, Donald Pleasence

    Released1973

    Directed byDavid Winters

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1973 TV movie.
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    Ten Little Indians is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Ten Little Indians

    Donald Pleasence, Brenda Vaccaro

    Released1989

    Directed byAlan Birkinshaw

    Ten Little Indians is a 1989 mystery film, and the fifth screen adaptation of Agatha... more on Wikipedia
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    You Only Live Twice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    You Only Live Twice

    Sean Connery, Donald Pleasence

    Released1967

    Directed byLewis Gilbert

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

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    Escape from New York is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Escape from New York

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Witness for the Prosecution is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Witness for the Prosecution

    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

    Released1957

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in... more on Wikipedia
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    The Black Windmill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    The Black Windmill

    Michael Caine, Donald Pleasence

    Released1974

    Directed byDon Siegel

    The Black Windmill is a 1974 British spy thriller directed by Don Siegel and starring Michael... more on Wikipedia
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    Wake in Fright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Wake in Fright

    Donald Pleasence, Jack Thompson

    Released1971

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Wake in Fright is a 1971 Australian-American thriller film directed by Ted Kotcheff and... more on Wikipedia
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    THX 1138 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    THX 1138

    Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence

    Released1971

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    THX 1138 is a 1971 science fiction film directed by George Lucas in his feature directorial... more on Wikipedia

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    The Flesh and the Fiends is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    The Flesh and the Fiends

    Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Gilling

    The Flesh and the Fiends is a 1960 British horror film starring Peter Cushing as medical... more on Wikipedia
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    Soldier Blue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Soldier Blue

    Candice Bergen, Donald Pleasence

    Released1970

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Soldier Blue is a 1970 American Revisionist Western movie directed by Ralph Nelson and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and... more on Wikipedia

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    Oh, God! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Oh, God!

    John Denver, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed byCarl Reiner

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

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    Escape to Witch Mountain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Escape to Witch Mountain

    Kim Richards, Kyle Richards

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Hough

    Escape to Witch Mountain is a 1975 film based on the novel Escape to Witch Mountain by... more on Wikipedia

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    From Beyond the Grave is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    From Beyond the Grave

    Peter Cushing, Diana Dors

    Released1973

    Directed byKevin Connor

    From Beyond the Grave is a 1974 British anthology horror film from Amicus Productions,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Prince of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Prince of Darkness

    Alice Cooper, Donald Pleasence

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Prince of Darkness is a 1987 American supernatural horror film directed, written and scored by... more on Wikipedia

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    Shadows and Fog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Shadows and Fog

    Madonna, Jodie Foster

    Released1992

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars... more on Wikipedia

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    The Monster Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    The Monster Club

    Vincent Price, Britt Ekland

    Released1981

    Directed byRoy Ward Baker

    The Monster Club is a 1980 British horror film directed by Roy Ward Baker and starring Vincent... more on Wikipedia
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    Look Back in Anger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Look Back in Anger

    Richard Burton, Donald Pleasence

    Released1959

    Directed byTony Richardson

    Look Back in Anger is a 1959 British film starring Richard Burton, Claire Bloom and Mary Ure... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Eye of the Devil is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Donald Pleasence Movies
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    Eye of the Devil

    David Niven, Sharon Tate

    Released1967

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Eye of the Devil is a 1966 British crime/horror film with occult and supernatural themes... more on Wikipedia
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