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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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Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins The Cruel Sea is a 1953 British war film starring Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, Denholm Elliott, Stanley Baker, Liam Redmond, Virginia McKenna and Moira Lister. The film, which was made by Ealing ...more

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Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 World War II epic film directed by David Lean, based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai by Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, and Richard Attenborough. It is based on the 1958 novel ...more

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Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel through his British company, Horizon ...more

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Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith 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

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Jack Hawkins, Dulcie Gray, John Gregson 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 ...more

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Gideon's Day Jack Hawkins, Cyril Cusack, James Hayter 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 ...more

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Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Rod Steiger 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 ...more

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Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins Zulu is a 1964 epic war film depicting the Battle of Rorke's Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War. It depicts 150 British soldiers, many of ...more

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Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson Malta Story is a 1953 British war film, directed by Brian Desmond Hurst, which is based on the heroic air defence of Malta during the Siege of Malta in the Second World War. The film uses real ...more

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The Intruder Jack Hawkins, Dennis Price, George Baker The Intruder is a 1953 British drama film directed by Guy Hamilton and starring Jack Hawkins, George Cole, Dennis Price and Michael Medwin. The film is based on the 1949 novel by Robin Maugham ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins Lord Jim is a 1965 adventure film made by Columbia Pictures. The picture was produced and directed by Richard Brooks with Jules Buck and Peter O'Toole as associate producers, from a screenplay ...more

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The Long Arm Jack Hawkins, Geoffrey Keen, Dorothy Alison The Long Arm is a 1956 British police procedural crime film starring Jack Hawkins. The film, which is based on a screenplay by Robert Barr, was directed by Charles Frend and produced by Michael ...more

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Jack Hawkins, Phyllis Calvert, Nancy Price Mandy was a 1952 Ealing Studios film, based on the book The Day Is Ours by Hilda Lewis, with screenplay by Nigel Balchin and Jack Whittingham, and direction by Alexander Mackendrick and Fred ...more

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Mia Farrow, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins Guns at Batasi is a 1964 drama film starring Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, John Leyton and Mia Farrow. The film was based on the 1962 novel The Siege of Battersea by Robert ...more

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Joan Collins, Jack Hawkins, James Robertson Justice 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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Sid James, Michael Gough, Jack Hawkins The Small Back Room is a film by the British producer-writer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger starring David Farrar and Kathleen Byron and featuring Jack Hawkins and Cyril ...more

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Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Kenneth Griffith The Prisoner is a 1955 drama film directed by Peter Glenville and based on the play by Bridget Boland. The film stars Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins.

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Ralph Richardson, Jack Hawkins, Michèle Morgan 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 ...more

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Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave Oh! What a Lovely War is a 1969 musical film directed by Richard Attenborough, with a cast including Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, John Mills, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Jack Hawkins, Corin ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Brian Cox, Ian Holm Nicholas and Alexandra is a 1971 biographical film which partly tells the story of the last ruling Russian monarch, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra. The film was ...more

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Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan, Eva Bartok Front Page Story is a 1954 black-and-white British drama film directed by Gordon Parry and starring Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan and Eva Bartok.

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Donald Pleasence, Jack Hawkins, Lionel Jeffries 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 ...more

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Claudette Colbert, Jack Hawkins The Planter's Wife is a 1952 British drama film directed by Ken Annakin, and starring Claudette Colbert, Jack Hawkins and Anthony Steel. It is set against the backdrop of the Malayan Emergency ...more

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Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith 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.

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J. Edgar Hoover, Jack Hawkins, Mervyn Johns 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 ...more

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Kenneth Williams, Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns The Seekers is a 1954 British adventure film produced by the Universal-International and directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Noel Purcell, and Kenneth Williams. It ...more

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Dudley Moore, Tony Curtis, Peter Cook Monte Carlo or Bust! is a 1969 comedy film. The story is based on the Monte Carlo Rally – first raced in 1911 – and the film recalls this general era, set in the 1920s. It is a ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Jack Hawkins, Robert Morley 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

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Who Goes Next? Jack Hawkins, Sophie Stewart, Charles Eaton 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 ...more

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Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Honor Blackman 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 ...more

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James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Hawkins No Highway in the Sky is a 1951 British disaster film directed by Henry Koster and starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. The film is based on the novel No Highway by Nevil Shute, and was ...more

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David Niven, Jack Hawkins, Cyril Cusack 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 ...more

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Sophia Loren, Peter Finch, Jack Hawkins Judith is a 1966 drama film made by Command Productions, Cumulus Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Daniel Mann, produced by Kurt Unger from a screenplay by John Michael ...more

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Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews Theater of Blood is a 1973 horror film starring Vincent Price as vengeful actor Edward Lionheart and Diana Rigg as his daughter Edwina. The cast includes such distinguished actors as Harry ...more

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Orson Welles, Peter Sellers, Tyrone Power The Black Rose is a 1950 20th Century-Fox Technicolor film starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles, loosely based on Thomas B. Costain's book. It was filmed partly on location in England and ...more

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Charles Bronson, Honor Blackman, Trevor Howard Lola, is a 1969 film directed by Richard Donner and starring Charles Bronson and Susan George.

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La Fayette Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins, Pascale Audret 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, ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, Elsa Martinelli Rampage is a 1963 adventure film about big game hunters set in Malaysia and starring Robert Mitchum, Jack Hawkins, and Elsa Martinelli. The movie was directed by Phil Karlson from the novel by ...more

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Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, Felix Aylmer The Two-Headed Spy is a 1958 British spy thriller, set in World War II. It starred Jack Hawkins and was directed by Andre De Toth. It also starred Gia Scala, Erik Schumann and Alexander Knox. ...more

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Kim Novak, Joan Collins, Donald Pleasence 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 ...more

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The Frog Jack Hawkins, Noah Beery, Sr. 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 ...more

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Murder Will Out William Hartnell, Jack Hawkins, John Loder 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 ...more

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Fortune Is a Woman Arlene Dahl, Jack Hawkins, Dennis Price 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 ...more

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Judi Dench, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins 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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Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins, Lana Wood Five Finger Exercise is a drama film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Frederick Brisson from a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the ...more

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Peg of Old Drury Jack Hawkins, Cedric Hardwicke, Anna Neagle 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 ...more

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Birds of Prey C. Aubrey Smith, Nigel Bruce, Robert Loraine 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 ...more

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David Niven, Jack Hawkins, John Laurie 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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Beauty and the Barge Jack Hawkins, Ronald Shiner, Gordon Harker 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 ...more