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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 Next of Kin

    J. Edgar Hoover, Jack Hawkins

    Released1942

    Directed byThorold Dickinson

    The Next of Kin, also known as Next of Kin, is a 1942 World War II propaganda film produced by Ealing Studios. The film was originally commissioned by the British War Office as a training film to...  more
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    Shalako

    Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot

    Released1968

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Shalako is a 1968 Western film directed by American Edward Dmytryk, starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot. The British production was filmed in Almería, Spain. The cast also includes Stephen...  more
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    The Third Secret

    Judi Dench, Richard Attenborough

    Released1964

    Directed byCharles Crichton

    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
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    Tales That Witness Madness

    Kim Novak, Joan Collins

    Released1973

    Directed byFreddie Francis

    Tales That Witness Madness is a 1973 British horror film produced by Norman Priggen, directed by veteran horror director Freddie Francis, and written by actress Jennifer Jayne. It was one of several...  more
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    The Lost Chord

    Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan

    Released1933

    Directed byMaurice Elvey

    The Lost Chord is a 1933 British drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring John Stuart, Elizabeth Allan and Jack Hawkins. A musician becomes embroiled in the domestic rows of an aristocratic...  more
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    The Fallen Idol

    Ralph Richardson, Jack Hawkins

    Released1948

    Directed byCarol Reed

    The Fallen Idol is a 1948 film directed by Carol Reed and based on the short story "The Basement Room", by Graham Greene. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and Best...  more
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    Fortune Is a Woman

    Arlene Dahl, Jack Hawkins

    Released1957

    Directed bySidney Gilliat

    Fortune Is a Woman is a 1957 British crime film directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl and Dennis Price. Its plot concerns an attempted insurance fraud goes badly wrong. In...  more
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    Murder Will Out

    William Hartnell, Jack Hawkins

    Released1940

    Directed byRoy William Neill

    Murder Will Out is a 1939 British crime film directed by Roy William Neill, starring John Loder, Jane Baxter and Jack Hawkins, and released by Warner Brothers. A jade collector is given a piece by a...  more
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    The Frog

    Jack Hawkins, Noah Beery

    Released1937

    Directed byJack Raymond

    The Frog is a 1937 British crime film directed by Jack Raymond and starring Noah Beery, Jack Hawkins and Richard Ainley. The film is about the police chasing a criminal mastermind who goes by the...  more
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    Great Catherine

    Peter O'Toole, Jeanne Moreau

    Released1968

    Directed byGordon Flemyng

    Great Catherine is a 1968 British comedy film directed by Gordon Flemyng, based on a one act play by George Bernard Shaw, and starring Peter O'Toole, Zero Mostel, Jeanne Moreau and Jack Hawkins. Like...  more
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    Birds of Prey

    C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce

    Released1930

    Directed byBasil Dean

    Birds of Prey, also known in the United States as The Perfect Alibi, is a 1930 British mystery film produced and directed by Basil Dean, from a screenplay he co-wrote with A.A. Milne from Milne's...  more
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    Peg of Old Drury

    Jack Hawkins, Cedric Hardwicke

    Released1935

    Directed byHerbert Wilcox

    Peg of Old Drury is a 1935 British historical film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke and Margaretta Scott. The film is a biopic of eighteenth-century Irish actress...  more
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    Lola

    Charles Bronson, Honor Blackman

    Released1970

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lola, is a 1969 film directed by Richard Donner and starring Charles Bronson and Susan George....  more
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    The Pigeon That Took Rome

    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins

    Released1962

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    The Pigeon That Took Rome is a 1962 film directed and written by Melville Shavelson and starring Charlton Heston. The film was based on the 1961 novel The Easter Dinner by Donald Downes....  more
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    The Last Lion

    Jack Hawkins, Karen Spies

    Released1972

    Directed byElmo De Witt

    The Last Lion is a 1972 South African action film directed by Elmo De Witt and starring Jack Hawkins, Karen Spies and Dawid Van Der Walt. The screenplay was written by Wilbur Smith, one of his rare...  more
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    Beauty and the Barge

    Jack Hawkins, Ronald Shiner

    Released1937

    Directed byHenry Edwards

    Beauty and the Barge is a 1937 British comedy film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Gordon Harker, Judy Gunn and Jack Hawkins. It was produced by Julius Hagen's production company Twickenham...  more
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    The Elusive Pimpernel

    David Niven, Jack Hawkins

    Released1950

    Directed byEmeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

    The Elusive Pimpernel is a 1950 British period adventure film by the British-based director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, based on the novel The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness...  more
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    The Beloved

    Raquel Welch, Jack Hawkins

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge P. Cosmatos

    The Beloved is a 1970 film written and directed by George P. Cosmatos and marks his directorial debut. It was filmed on location in Cyprus....  more
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    Touch and Go

    Jack Hawkins, June Thorburn

    Released1955

    Directed byMichael Truman

    Touch and Go is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Michael Truman and starring Jack Hawkins, Margaret Johnston, and June Thorburn. The film was made by Ealing Studios. The film was indifferently...  more
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    Bonnie Prince Charlie

    David Niven, Jack Hawkins

    Released1948

    Directed byAlexander Korda, Anthony Kimmins, Robert Stevenson, Leslie Arliss

    Bonnie Prince Charlie is a 1948 British historical film depicting the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion and the role of Bonnie Prince Charlie within it. Filmed in Technicolor, it starred David Niven, Jack...  more
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    Land of the Pharaohs

    Joan Collins, Jack Hawkins

    Released1955

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Land of the Pharaohs is a 1955 American epic film in Cinemascope, directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring the two British actors Jack Hawkins and Joan Collins as Pharaoh Khufu and his...  more
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    The Adventures of Gerard

    Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach

    Released1970

    Directed byJerzy Skolimowski

    The Adventures of Gerard is a 1970 British-Italian-Swiss adventure comedy film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Peter McEnery, Claudia Cardinale, Eli Wallach and Jack Hawkins. It was based...  more
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    Masquerade

    Cliff Robertson, Michel Piccoli

    Released1965

    Directed byBasil Dearden

    Masquerade is a 1965 British comedy thriller film directed by Basil Dearden based on the 1954 novel Castle Minerva by Victor Canning. It stars Cliff Robertson and Jack Hawkinsand was filmed in Spain....  more
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    A Shot in the Dark

    Jack Hawkins, Michael Shepley

    Released1933

    Directed byGeorge Pearson

    A Shot in the Dark is a 1933 British mystery film directed by George Pearson and starring Dorothy Boyd, O. B. Clarence, Jack Hawkins and Michael Shepley. When a wealthy old man dies suddenly, a local...  more
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    La Fayette

    Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

    Released1961

    Directed byJean Dréville

    La Fayette is a 1961 French-Italian biographical film directed by Jean Dréville and starring Pascale Audret, Jack Hawkins and Orson Welles. The film depicts the life of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de...  more