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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.

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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness, William Holden
    The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WWII epic film directed by David Lean, based on the...  more

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    The Long Arm

    Jack Hawkins, Geoffrey Keen
    The Long Arm is a 1956 British police procedural crime film starring Jack Hawkins. The film,...  more
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    The Cruel Sea

    Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker
    The Cruel Sea is a 1953 British war film starring Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Denholm...  more
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    Ben-Hur

    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins
    Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by...  more

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    Guns at Batasi

    Mia Farrow, Richard Attenborough
    Guns at Batasi is a 1964 drama film starring Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson,...  more
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    Mandy

    Jack Hawkins, Phyllis Calvert
    Mandy was a 1952 Ealing Studios film, based on the book The Day Is Ours by Hilda Lewis, with...  more
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    Angels One Five

    Jack Hawkins, Dulcie Gray
    Angels One Five is a 1952 British film directed by George More O'Ferrall, and starring Jack...  more
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole
    Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E....  more

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    The Intruder

    Jack Hawkins, Dennis Price
    The Intruder is a 1953 British drama film directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Jack Hawkins,...  more
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    The League of Gentlemen

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed
    The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring...  more
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    The Small Back Room

    Sid James, Michael Gough
    The Small Back Room is a film by the British producer-writer-director team of Michael Powell...  more
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    Waterloo

    Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer
    Waterloo is a 1970 Soviet-Italian film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De...  more

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    Zulu

    Michael Caine, Stanley Baker
    Zulu is a 1964 epic film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and...  more

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    Gideon's Day

    Jack Hawkins, Cyril Cusack
    Gideon's Day is a 1958 police procedural crime film starring Jack Hawkins, Dianne Foster and...  more
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    Oh! What a Lovely War

    Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier
    Oh! What a Lovely War is a 1969 British comedy musical film directed by Richard Attenborough...  more
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    Lord Jim

    Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach
    Lord Jim is a 1965 adventure film made by Columbia Pictures. The picture was produced and...  more
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    When Eight Bells Toll

    Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins
    When Eight Bells Toll is a 1971 action film set in Scotland, based upon Scottish author...  more
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    Malta Story

    Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
    Malta Story is a 1953 British war film, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, which is based on the...  more
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    Man in the Sky

    Donald Pleasence, Jack Hawkins
    Man in the Sky is a 1957 film starring Jack Hawkins and produced by Ealing Studios, although...  more
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    The Planter's Wife

    Claudette Colbert, Jack Hawkins
    The Planter's Wife is a 1952 British drama film directed by Ken Annakin, and starring...  more
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    The Two-Headed Spy

    Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins
    The Two-Headed Spy is a 1958 British spy thriller, set in World War II. It starred Jack...  more
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    Who Goes Next?

    Jack Hawkins, Sophie Stewart
    Who Goes Next? is a 1938 British war film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Barry K....  more
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    Front Page Story

    Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan
    Front Page Story is a 1954 black-and-white British drama film directed by Gordon Parry and...  more
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    The Seekers

    Kenneth Williams, Jack Hawkins
    The Seekers is a 1954 British adventure film produced by the Universal-International and...  more
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    Rampage

    Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins
    Rampage is a 1963 adventure film about big game hunters set in Malaysia and starring Robert...  more