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The Best Jack Hawkins Movies

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

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

These films, like Five Finger Exercise and The Bridge on the River Kwai include images when available.

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

John Ford and Richard Brooks both worked with Jack Hawkins over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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  • Adaptation of the Pierre Bouelle novel about POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American officers plot to blow up the structure, but ...more
  • Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs ...more
  • The horrors of war come back to haunt Col. Wolf Merton (Jack Hawkins) in unexpected ways. Now a successful businessman, the former military colonel is surprised in his home by a burglar, whom he ...more
  • Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starring Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Jack Hawkins, Hugh ...more
  • In 1879, the Zulu nation hands colonial British forces a resounding defeat in battle. A nearby regiment of the British Army takes over a station run by a missionary (Jack Hawkins) and his daughter ...more
  • In this British crime caper, Hyde (Jack Hawkins), a bitter former military officer, decides to rob a bank and recruits a number of ex-army men to join in on the scheme. Along with Lexy (Richard ...more
  • Gideon's Day is a 1958 police procedural crime film starring Jack Hawkins, Dianne Foster and Cyril Cusack. The film, which was directed by John Ford, was adaptated from John Creasey's novel of the ...more
  • Waterloo is a 1970 Soviet-Italian film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo, and is famous for ...more
  • Young merchant seaman Jim (Peter O'Toole) signs onto a ship bound for Mecca. During a storm, the crew flees, and Jim goes with them, leaving the passengers to fend for themselves. A guilty Jim ...more
  • After an elusive burglar robs a safe and leaves innocent victims in his wake, police detective Tom Halliday (Jack Hawkins) is on the case, meticulously following up every possible lead. Halliday ...more
  • Despite his guilt over a recent harrowing sea battle in which many of his men were lost, Lt. Cmdr. George Ericson (Jack Hawkins) is assigned to helm the new H.M.S. Compass Rose with the help of ...more
  • During World War II, British photo-reconnaissance pilot Peter (Alec Guinness) discovers that the Italians are planning a secret invasion of Malta, a strategically important island nation critical to ...more
  • Man in the Sky is a 1957 film starring Jack Hawkins and produced by Ealing Studios, although the on - screen credit was changed to Ealing Films as this was the first Ealing production to be made at ...more
  • World War I gets the musical treatment in a series of a song-and-dance vignettes. Throughout it follows the Smith family -- stand-ins for the British working class -- who initially view the war with ...more
  • Obsessed with his fate in the afterlife, the egotistical Pharaoh Khufu (Jack Hawkins) recruits oppressed architect Vashtar (James Robertson Justice) and forces him to design the most lavish and ...more
  • In the early post-World War II years, a cardinal (Alec Guinness) in an unnamed eastern European country is thrown in jail for treason. While there, he is subject to an intense degree of torture, both ...more
  • The young son of a diplomat, Phillipe (Bobby Henrey), often finds himself alone. To entertain the boy, the household butler, Baines (Ralph Richardson), creates adventurous stories of his past. As a ...more
  • In the midst of World War II, an unusual revelation about Gen. Alex Schottland (Jack Hawkins), a prominent member of the Third Reich's inner circle, raises the eyebrows of the obsessive Lt. Reinisch ...more
  • When Eight Bells Toll is a 1971 action film set in Scotland, based upon Scottish author Alistair MacLean's 1965 novel of the same name. Producer Elliott Kastner planned to produce a string of ...more
  • Angels One Five is a 1952 British film directed by George More O'Ferrall, and starring Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, John Gregson, Cyril Raymond and Veronica Hurst. Based on the book ...more
  • The East African nation of Batasi is tearing apart at the seams, and a group of British soldiers are caught in the middle. As fighting breaks out between two rival factions in the former British ...more
  • The Third Secret is a 1964 British drama film directed by Charles Crichton. The screenplay by Robert L. Joseph focuses on an American newscaster who investigates the mysterious death of his ...more
  • Who Goes Next? is a 1938 British war film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Barry K. Barnes, Sophie Stewart and Jack Hawkins. During the First World War, a number of captured British officers ...more
  • Theodore Honey (James Stewart) is a mathematician charged with discovering what caused the crash of a "Reindeer" airliner. As he travels to investigate, he realizes en route that he's flying on the ...more
  • Six-year-old Mandy Garland (Mandy Miller) was born deaf and has been mute all her life. Postwar English society sees her as disabled, but her mother, Christine (Phyllis Calvert), believes she can ...more