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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.

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

James Mason was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Michael Powell. If you're a fan of James Mason, then check out our lists of the best Richard Attenborough and George C. Scott movies as well.

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North by Northwest Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

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Lolita Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

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A Star Is Born Judy Garland, Amanda Blake, Laurindo Almeida

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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Journey to the Center of the Earth Pat Boone, Bernard Herrmann, Arlene Dahl

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Odd Man Out William Hartnell, Cyril Cusack, Robert Newton

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5 Fingers Michael Rennie, Danielle Darrieux, Walter Hampden

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The Seventh Veil Herbert Lom

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll

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Bigger Than Life Walter Matthau, Barbara Rush, Kipp Hamilton

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The Boys from Brazil Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg

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The Fall of the Roman Empire Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Christopher Plummer

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The Verdict Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling

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Cross of Iron James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger

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Evil Under the Sun Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov

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Julius Caesar Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud

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The Desert Rats Richard Burton, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

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The Reckless Moment Joan Bennett, Shepperd Strudwick, Geraldine Brooks

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Heaven Can Wait is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Mason Movies
Heaven Can Wait Deacon Jones, Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

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Georgy Girl Charlotte Rampling, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates

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Murder by Decree Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Ava Gardner, John Laurie, Nigel Patrick

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The Shooting Party John Gielgud, Edward Fox, Robert Hardy

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The Deadly Affair Lynn Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner

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The Blue Max Ursula Andress, George Peppard, Peter Woodthorpe

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The Man in Grey Stewart Granger, Margaret Lockwood, Martita Hunt

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Age of Consent Helen Mirren, Frank Thring, Jack MacGowran

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Lord Jim Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins

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The Wicked Lady Michael Rennie, Margaret Lockwood, Felix Aylmer

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The Last of Sheila Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Ian McShane

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Candlelight in Algeria is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Mason Movies
Candlelight in Algeria Walter Rilla, Raymond Lovell, Meinhart Maur

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Hotel Reserve Herbert Lom, Patricia Medina, Patricia Hayes

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Caught Robert Ryan, Barbara Bel Geddes, Natalie Schafer

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The Man Between Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone

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The Prisoner of Zenda David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Douglas Fairbanks

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East Side, West Side Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Cyd Charisse

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Genghis Khan Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach, Telly Savalas

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Salem's Lot David Soul, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres

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Prince Valiant Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget

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Mayerling Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, Ava Gardner

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Island in the Sun Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Fontaine

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Madame Bovary Jennifer Jones, Louis Jourdan, Harry Morgan

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Thunder Rock Michael Redgrave, Lilli Palmer, Barbara Mullen

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The Marriage-Go-Round Julie Newmar, Susan Hayward, Robert Paige

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Charade Scott Forbes, Paul Cavanagh, Bruce Lester

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Tiara Tahiti John Mills, Herbert Lom, Rosenda Monteros

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The Upturned Glass Pamela Mason, Rosamund John

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Cold Sweat Charles Bronson, Liv Ullmann, Jill Ireland

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Yellowbeard David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn