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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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    Hobson's Choice

    Charles Laughton, John Mills
    Hobson's Choice is a 1954 romantic comedy film directed by David Lean. It is based on the play...  more
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    13

    Ice Cold in Alex

    John Mills, Harry Andrews
    Ice Cold in Alex is a British film based on the novel of the same name by British author...  more
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    9

    Great Expectations

    Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons
    Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by...  more

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    8

    The Colditz Story

    John Mills, David Yates
    The Colditz Story is a 1955 prisoner of war film starring John Mills and Eric Portman and...  more
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    Tunes of Glory

    Alec Guinness, John Mills
    Tunes of Glory is a 1960 British drama film directed by Ronald Neame, based on the novel and...  more
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    55
    10

    In Which We Serve

    John Mills, Noël Coward
    In Which We Serve is a 1942 British patriotic war film directed by Noël Coward and David Lean....  more

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    #200 of 376 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#109 of 222 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

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    Ryan's Daughter

    Robert Mitchum, John Mills
    Ryan's Daughter is a 1970 epic romantic drama film directed by David Lean. The film, set in...  more

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    44
    10

    Swiss Family Robinson

    John Mills, Dorothy McGuire
    Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 British-American family film starring John Mills, Dorothy...  more

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    The Wrong Box

    Michael Caine, Dudley Moore
    The Wrong Box is a British comedy film made by Salamander Film Productions and distributed by...  more
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    44
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    This Happy Breed

    Laurence Olivier, John Mills
    This Happy Breed is a 1944 British Technicolor drama film directed by David Lean. The...  more
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    A Tale of Two Cities

    John Mills, Anna Massey
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    Dunkirk

    Richard Attenborough, John Mills
    Dunkirk is a 1958 British war film directed by Leslie Norman and starring John Mills, Richard...  more

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    Hamlet

    Kate Winslet, Robin Williams
    Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet,...  more

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    38
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    I Was Monty's Double

    John Mills, Cecil Parker
    I Was Monty's Double is a 1958 film made by Associated British Picture Corporation. It was...  more
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    36
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    Scott of the Antarctic

    John Mills, Kenneth More
    Scott of the Antarctic is a 1948 film which depicts Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova...  more
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    32
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    We Dive at Dawn

    John Mills, Eric Portman
    We Dive at Dawn is a 1943 war film directed by Anthony Asquith, starring John Mills and Eric...  more
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    34
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    The Way to the Stars

    Jean Simmons, John Mills
    The Way to the Stars is a 1945 British war drama film made by Two Cities Films. In the United...  more
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    27
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    War and Peace

    Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda
    This film is the first English-language film version of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. It is an...  more

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    The Big Sleep

    James Stewart, Joan Collins
    The Big Sleep is a 1978 film, the second film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the...  more
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    25
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    Sahara

    Brooke Shields, John Mills
    Sahara is a 1983 British-American adventure drama film directed by Andrew McLaglen and...  more
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    So Well Remembered

    John Mills, Trevor Howard
    So Well Remembered is a 1947 British film starring John Mills, Martha Scott, and Trevor...  more
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    Bright Young Things

    David Tennant, Dan Aykroyd
    Bright Young Things is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by Stephen Fry. The...  more
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    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Greer Garson, John Mills
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1939 British romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring...  more
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    28
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    Bean

    Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh
    Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Mr. Bean: The Movie is a 1997 feature...  more

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    The Thirty Nine Steps

    John Mills, Robert Powell
    The Thirty Nine Steps is a British 1978 thriller film directed by Don Sharp, with screenplay...  more