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The Best Errol Flynn Movies

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

If you think the best Errol Flynn role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Errol Flynn 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 Prince and the Pauper and Edge of Darkness.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Errol Flynn movies?" and "What are the greatest Errol Flynn roles of all time?"

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    That Forsyte Woman

    Janet Leigh, Errol Flynn

    Released1949

    Directed byCompton Bennett

    That Forsyte Woman is a 1949 romance film starring Greer Garson, Errol Flynn, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Young and Janet Leigh. It is an adaptation of The Man of Property, the first novel in The Forsyte...  more
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    Kim

    Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell

    Released1950

    Directed byVictor Saville

    Kim is a 1950 adventure film made in Technicolor by MGM. It was directed by Victor Saville and produced by Leon Gordon from a screenplay by Helen Deutsch, Leon Gordon and Richard Schayer, based on...  more
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    Cry Wolf

    Barbara Stanwyck, Errol Flynn

    Released1947

    Directed byPeter Godfrey

    Cry Wolf is a 1947 mystery film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck, based on the novel of the same name by Marjorie Carleton....  more
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    Crossed Swords

    Errol Flynn, Gina Lollobrigida

    Released1954

    Directed byMilton Krims, Vittorio Vassarotti

    Crossed Swords is a 1954 Italian made swashbuckler film starring Errol Flynn. It was also known as Il Maestro di Don Giovanni and The Golden Blade....  more
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    The Roots of Heaven

    Errol Flynn, Trevor Howard

    Released1958

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Roots of Heaven is a 1958 American adventure film in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color made by 20th Century Fox, directed by John Huston and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Romain Gary...  more
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    Footsteps in the Dark

    Errol Flynn, Ralph Bellamy

    Released1941

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Footsteps in the Dark is a light-hearted 1941 mystery film starring Errol Flynn as an amateur detective investigating a murder....  more
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    The Dark Avenger

    Errol Flynn, Peter Finch

    Released1955

    Directed byHenry Levin

    The Dark Avenger is a 1955 English Adventure film directed by Henry Levin. The screenplay was written by Daniel B. Ullman. The film stars Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru and Peter Finch. The music score is...  more
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    Montana

    Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith

    Released1950

    Directed byRay Enright

    Montana is a 1950 film directed by Ray Enright....  more
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    Too Much, Too Soon

    Errol Flynn, Dorothy Malone

    Released1958

    Directed byArt Napoleon

    Too Much, Too Soon is a 1958 biographical film made by Warner Bros.. It was directed by Art Napoleon and produced by Henry Blanke from a screenplay by Art Napoleon and Jo Napoleon, based on the...  more
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    The Big Boodle

    Errol Flynn, Pedro Armendáriz

    Released1957

    Directed byRichard Wilson

    The Big Boodle is a 1957 film starring Errol Flynn set in Cuba....  more
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    The Lady from Shanghai

    Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles

    Released1947

    Directed byOrson Welles

    The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by...  more
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    The Story of William Tell

    Errol Flynn, Bruce Cabot

    Directed byJack Cardiff

    The Story of William Tell is a 1953 short adventure film written by John Dighton and Friedrich Schiller, and directed by Jack Cardiff....  more
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    Cuban Rebel Girls

    Errol Flynn, Beverly Aadland

    Released1959

    Directed byBarry Mahon

    Cuban Rebel Girls is a 1959 semi-dramatic documentary b-movie, notable solely for being the last on-screen performance of Errol Flynn. He stars with his girlfriend of the time, Beverly Aadland. It...  more
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    Rabbit Hood

    Errol Flynn, Mel Blanc

    Released1949

    Directed byChuck Jones

    Rabbit Hood is a 1949 Bugs Bunny cartoon which parodies the Robin Hood story. Originally released on December 24, 1949, the short was directed by Chuck Jones and written by Michael Maltese. As usual,...  more
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    Never Say Goodbye

    Errol Flynn, Hattie McDaniel

    Released1946

    Directed byJames V. Kern

    Never Say Goodbye is a 1946 romantic comedy film about a divorcing couple and the daughter who works to bring them back together. It was Errol Flynn's first purely comedic role since Four's a Crowd,...  more
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    Escape Me Never

    Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker

    Released1947

    Directed byLeRoy Prinz, Peter Godfrey

    Escape Me Never is a 1947 film directed by Peter Godfrey....  more
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    Thank Your Lucky Stars

    Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1943

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Thank Your Lucky Stars is a musical comedy film made by Warner Brothers as a World War II fundraiser, with a slim plot, involving theater producers. The stars donated their salaries to the Hollywood...  more
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    Four's a Crowd

    Olivia de Havilland, Lana Turner

    Released1938

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Four's a Crowd is a romantic comedy directed by Michael Curtiz, starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell and Patric Knowles. It was written by Casey Robinson and Sig Herzig from a...  more
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    Hello God

    Errol Flynn

    Released1951

    Directed byWilliam Marshall

    Hello God is a 1951 semi-documentary film with a pacifist message, starring Errol Flynn as a soldier. For many years this was considered a lost film, but in 2013 a copy was discovered in the basement...  more
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    The Sisters

    Bette Davis, Errol Flynn

    Released1938

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    The Sisters is a 1938 American drama film produced and directed by Anatole Litvak. The screenplay by Milton Krims is based on the 1937 novel of the same title by Myron Brinig....  more
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    Murder at Monte Carlo

    Errol Flynn, Henry Victor

    Released1935

    Directed byRalph Ince

    Murder at Monte Carlo is an English 1934 mystery crime thriller film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Errol Flynn, Eve Gray, Paul Graetz and Molly Lamont, the production was Flynn's debut film in...  more
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    The Perfect Specimen

    Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell

    Released1937

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    The Perfect Specimen is a 1937 film directed by Michael Curtiz. The film is based on a novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams....  more
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    Always Together

    Errol Flynn

    Released1947

    Directed byFred de Cordova

    Always Together is a 1947 film directed by Frederick de Cordova....  more
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    Released1933

    Directed byCharles Chauvel

    In the Wake of the Bounty is an Australian film directed by Charles Chauvel about the 1789 Mutiny on the Bounty. It is notable as the screen debut of Errol Flynn, playing Fletcher Christian. The film...  more
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    Istanbul

    Errol Flynn, Cornell Borchers

    Released1957

    Directed byJoseph Pevney

    Istanbul is a 1957 American adventure–drama film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Errol Flynn, Cornell Borchers and John Bentley. It is a remake of the film Singapore with the location of the...  more