The Best Gregory Peck Movies

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This is a list of the best Gregory Peck movies, ranked best to worst -- with movie trailers when available. Mr. Peck is one of the best actors from Hollywood's golden era, with appearances in films like Roman Holiday, The Guns of NavaroneThe Gunfighter, and of course, To Kill a Mockingbird. Gregory Peck's filmography is wide-ranging and includes dramas, horror flicks, war films, and more. The order of these top Gregory Peck movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only the most highly rated Gregory Peck movies will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Gregory Peck movies?" But if you think the best Gregory Peck role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. 

And if you're a fan of classic Hollywood actors like Gregory Peck, you might also enjoy our list of best Audrey Hepburn movies and best Cary Grant movies.

Notable directors that worked with Gregory Peck include names like Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and John Frankenheimer. Gregory Peck was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Gary Cooper and Rod Steiger in terms of fame and success.

Most divisive: Cape Fear
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Phillip Alford
    714 votes
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Robert Mulligan

    In one of his most iconic roles, Gregory Peck delivers a powerful performance as Atticus Finch, a small-town lawyer defending a black man accused of raping a white woman during the Depression-era South. The film's poignant portrayal of racial injustice, moral development, and social inequality earned it numerous awards, including an Oscar for Peck as Best Actor. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, this classic film still resonates with audiences today as a reminder of the power of empathy and courage in the face of prejudice.

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  • The Guns of Navarone
    Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn
    472 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

    This thrilling World War II action-adventure film stars Peck alongside a stellar ensemble cast including David Niven, Anthony Quinn, and Stanley Baker. Set against the backdrop of a daring mission to destroy the titular German artillery in the Aegean Sea, it's an exhilarating tale of heroism, sacrifice, and camaraderie. The captivating plot and remarkable special effects garnered the movie several Academy Award nominations – truly showcasing Peck's unrivaled talent and screen presence.

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  • Roman Holiday
    Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert
    578 votes
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: William Wyler

    In this delightful romantic comedy, Peck co-stars with Audrey Hepburn in her first Hollywood role as a princess who escapes her royal duties to explore Rome incognito. Their chemistry lights up the screen, making their whirlwind love affair all the more heartwarming and unforgettable. A charming blend of humor, romance, and adventure, this cinematic gem not only launched Hepburn's legendary career but further solidified Peck's leading man status.

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  • Cape Fear
    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Polly Bergen
    379 votes
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

    Peck takes on a darker role as Sam Bowden, a lawyer whose family is relentlessly stalked by a psychopathic ex-convict he helped send to prison. The fear and desperation felt by Bowden shine through in his performance and help create an atmosphere of suspense and dread throughout the movie. With its chilling story and memorable villain, this classic psychological thriller stands as a testament to Peck's versatility as an actor.

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  • Twelve O'Clock High
    Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Gary Merrill
    420 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Henry King

    In this critically acclaimed World War II drama, Peck commands the screen as General Frank Savage, tasked with revitalizing a demoralized bomber squadron. The film is lauded for its accurate depiction of combat stress and the toll it takes on soldiers, with Peck delivering an unforgettable performance. His portrayal of strength, vulnerability, and relentless commitment to duty earned him widespread praise and remains one of his most memorable roles.

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  • The Big Country
    Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker
    449 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: William Wyler

    This epic Western boasts an all-star cast, including Peck as James McKay, a retired sea captain caught in the midst of a brutal family feud. With its breathtaking visuals and gripping storyline, the film explores themes of honor, courage, and coming to terms with one's past. Peck's stoic performance showcases his ability to command attention in any setting – even against a sprawling backdrop.

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