The Best James Mason Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like Hatter's Castle and A Dangerous Summer, in it.

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  • A Star Is Born
    Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Lolita
    James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
  • Odd Man Out
    James Mason, Robert Newton, Kathleen Ryan
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Carol Reed
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Pat Boone, James Mason, Arlene Dahl
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Henry Levin
  • The Boys from Brazil
    Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Georgy Girl
    James Mason, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Silvio Narizzano
  • North by Northwest
    Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Julius Caesar
    Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
  • Bigger Than Life
    James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • 5 Fingers
    James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
    James Mason, Ava Gardner, Nigel Patrick
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Albert Lewin
  • The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
    Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Henry Hathaway
  • The Shooting Party
    James Mason, Edward Fox, John Gielgud
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Alan Bridges
  • Evil Under the Sun
    Peter Ustinov, Colin Blakely, Jane Birkin
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
  • The Fall of the Roman Empire
    Sophia Loren, Alec Guinness, Stephen Boyd
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Anthony Mann
  • The Desert Rats
    Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • The Verdict
    Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • The Reckless Moment
    James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Max Ophuls
  • The Man in Grey
    Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Phyllis Calvert
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Leslie Arliss
  • The Deadly Affair
    James Mason, Simone Signoret, Maximilian Schell
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • The Wicked Lady
    Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Leslie Arliss
  • The Seventh Veil
    James Mason, Ann Todd, Herbert Lom
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Compton Bennett
  • Cross of Iron
    James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • Murder by Decree
    Christopher Plummer, James Mason, Donald Sutherland
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Bob Clark