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The Best John Mills Movies

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

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

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  • Robert Falcon Scott (John Mills) is a determined explorer whose ambition is to be the first man to reach the South Pole. He starts off well, with three modes of transportation -- dogs, ponies and ...more
  • Following World War II in peacetime Scotland, brigade headquarters replaces commanding officer Major Jock Sinclair (Alec Guinness), a boisterous battalion leader, with the strict, temperamental ...more
  • Ryan's Daughter is a 1970 epic romantic drama film directed by David Lean. The film, set in 1916, tells the story of a married Irish woman who has an affair with a British officer during WWI, despite ...more
  • In this Dickens adaptation, orphan Pip (John Mills) discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers (Francis L. Sullivan) that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with ...more
  • In this family film, the Robinson clan -- mother (Dorothy McGuire), father (John Mills) and their three sons, Fritz, Ernst and Francis -- flee the reign of Napoleon to start afresh in New Guinea. ...more
  • Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton), a British widower, is the overbearing owner of a shoe shop. His three daughters -- Alice, Vicky and Maggie (Brenda De Banzie) -- work for him and all are eager to get ...more
  • After recovering from a traumatic head injury, young scientist Jim Ackland (John Mills) relocates to a rundown boarding house while he continues to undergo treatment for blackouts, during which he ...more
  • Captain Anson (John Mills) is tired and thirsty. Forced to leave his North African post when it becomes clear it will be invaded, Anson is on his way to Alexandria, Egypt, and looking forward to a ...more
  • In London, Terence Sullivan (John Mills), a longtime gunman for the Irish Republican Army, has started questioning his loyalty to the cause, which disturbs his younger brother, Matt (Dirk Bogarde), ...more
  • Een sociaal onhandige jingle-componist zingt een lied voor zijn vrienden dat op YouTube belandt en hem ineens hartstikke populair maakt. Hij ziet hier niet op te wachten, maar vormt toch een duo dat ...more
  • Shy, young Paul (John Howard Davies) escapes his mother's incessant whining about his family's lack of wealth by riding his rocking horse. While rocking at a lightning speed, Paul discovers he has ...more
  • Rough-and-tumble street urchin Gillie (Hayley Mills) witnesses the brutal killing of a young woman at the hands of visiting Polish sailor Korchinsky (Horst Buchholz). Instead of reporting the crime ...more
  • Young newlyweds Arthur (Hywel Bennett) and Jenny Fitton (Hayley Mills) want nothing more than to get their marriage started on the right foot. But before they can depart for their honeymoon in Spain, ...more
  • The Colditz Story is a 1955 prisoner of war film starring John Mills and Eric Portman and directed by Guy Hamilton. It is based on the book written by Pat Reid, a British army officer who was ...more
  • The Long Memory is a black and white 1953 film directed by Robert Hamer and based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Howard Clewes. A crime thriller filmed on the North Kent Marshes on the Thames ...more
  • Young schoolteacher Charles Edward Chipping (Robert Donat) imposes strict discipline on his young charges at a Victorian-era English public school, becoming a fearsome presence on the campus grounds. ...more
  • Brett Aimsley (James Mason) is a high-class smooth operator who always gets what he wants. Clifford Southey (John Mills), on the other hand, is a lowly bounder trying his best to imitate and one-up ...more
  • Dr. Howard Latimer (John Mills) heads to a London airport accompanied by a strange journalist en route to pick up a German actress as a favor. The next day, she's found dead in his apartment, the ...more
  • Co-directors David Lean and Noel Coward (in his sole filmmaking effort) created this patriotic World War II drama under the auspices of Great Britain's Ministry of Information. After the sinking of ...more
  • Above Us the Waves is a 1955 British war film directed by Ralph Thomas, about human torpedo and midget submarine attacks on the German battleship Tirpitz. It is based on two true-life attacks on the ...more
  • In 1919, Frank Gibbons (Robert Newton) returns home from army duty and moves into a middle-class row house, bringing with him wife Ethel (Celia Johnson), carping mother-in-law Mrs. Flint (Amy ...more
  • Screen adaptation of James Clavell's best-selling novel about a group of English, American and Australian prisoners in a Singapore POW camp during World War II. When an American officer bribes the ...more
  • As D-Day approaches during World War II, British officers Major Harvey (John Mills) and Colonel E.F. Logan (Cecil Parker) plot to give the Germans misinformation about their military strategy. When ...more
  • Philip Ransome (Mark Lester) is a young boy who has spent most of his life mute, even though there is nothing wrong with his vocal cords. One day, Philip meets a retiree (John Mills) who understands, ...more
  • A group of soldiers lead by Corporal "Tubby" Bins (John Mills), stranded in France, must make their way to the shores of Dunkirk in hopes of a rescue. Back in Britain, Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee), ...more