The Best Edward Fox Movies

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List of the best Edward Fox movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Edward Fox'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 Edward Fox movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Edward Fox movies will be at the top of the list. Edward Fox has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Edward Fox movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Edward Fox films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Examples of films on this list include The Bounty and A Bridge Too Far.

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  • Soldier of Orange
    1
    Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon
    12 votes
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
    A Dutch aristocrat (Rutger Hauer) and his university friends resist the Nazis in Holland.
  • The Day of the Jackal
    2
    Edward Fox, Michaël Lonsdale, Tony Britton
    40 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
    An underground French paramilitary group is intent on eliminating President Charles de Gaulle (Adrien Cayla-Legrand), but when numerous attempts on his life fail, they resort to hiring the infamous hit man known as "The Jackal" (Edward Fox). As the enigmatic assassin prepares to shoot de Gaulle, he takes out any problematic people along the way. Meanwhile, Lebel (Michel Lonsdale), a savvy Parisian police detective, begins to solve the mystery of the killer's identity.

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  • Edward and Mrs Simpson
    3
    17 votes
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Waris Hussein
    Edward & Mrs. Simpson is a seven-part British television series that dramatises the events leading to the 1936 abdication of King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, who gave up his throne to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson. The series, made by Thames Television for ITV, was originally broadcast in 1978. Edward Fox played Edward, and Cynthia Harris portrayed Mrs. Simpson. The series was scripted by Simon Raven, based on Fox's maternal aunt Frances Donaldson's biography of the King, Edward VIII. It was produced by Andrew Brown, overseen by Head of Drama Thames Television Verity Lambert and directed by Waris Hussein. The incidental music was by Ron Grainer. The series won the 1980 Emmy award for Outstanding Limited Series, and BAFTA Awards in 1979 for Best Actor, Best Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Series or Serial. It has been released on DVD in Region 2 by Network, and in Region 1 by A&E.
  • A Bridge Too Far
    4
    Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine
    25 votes
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Richard Attenborough
    In the epic war film A Bridge Too Far, Operation Market Garden, an ambitious World War II military strategy, is meticulously brought to life. Led by Lieutenant General Browning (Dirk Bogarde), the plan aims to seize a series of bridges in the Netherlands to outflank German defenses. Colonel Frost (Anthony Hopkins) and Major Cook (Robert Redford) play key roles in this daring mission. However, as the title suggests, their reach may have exceeded their grasp. Directed by Richard Attenborough, this star-studded spectacle won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor and showcases both strategic brilliance and human folly in equal measure.

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  • The Dresser
    5
    Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox
    6 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Peter Yates
    During World War II, an embittered actor known to others as Sir (Albert Finney) is well past his prime. Formerly a renowned performer, Sir must now settle for leading a shoddy troupe of aged actors and army rejects in performances of Shakespeare's greatest plays. His anxiety, regret and age begin to get the better of him, and his work starts to suffer. Only Norman (Tom Courtenay), a timid set dresser who is unfailingly devoted to Sir, can hold the show together as it threatens to collapse.

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  • Galileo
    6
    Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely
    6 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Joseph Losey
    Revolutionary Italian scientist Galileo Galilei (Topol) makes a series of observations of the Venetian night sky that he believes confirm the veracity of the Copernican model of the universe -- a model that places the sun, rather than the Earth, at its center. As Galileo rises to prominence, he moves his base of operations to Florence, where his ideas, considered blasphemous, come under the increased scrutiny of officials in the higher echelons of the Roman Catholic Church.

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