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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, John Laurie Hobson's Choice is a 1954 romantic comedy film directed by David Lean. It is based on the play of the same name by Harold Brighouse. It stars Charles Laughton in the role of Victorian bootmaker ...more

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Ice Cold in Alex John Mills, Harry Andrews, Anthony Quayle Ice Cold in Alex is a British film based on the novel of the same name by British author Christopher Landon, and described as a true story in the film's opening credits. Directed by J. Lee ...more

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Great Expectations Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons, John Mills Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by Charles Dickens and starring John Mills, Bernard Miles, Finlay Currie, Jean Simmons, Martita Hunt, Alec ...more

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In Which We Serve John Mills, Noël Coward, Leslie Howard In Which We Serve is a 1942 British patriotic war film directed by Noël Coward and David Lean. It was made during the Second World War with the assistance of the Ministry of Information. ...more

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Ryan's Daughter Robert Mitchum, John Mills, Trevor Howard 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 World ...more

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The Colditz Story John Mills, David Yates, Theodore Bikel 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

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Tunes of Glory Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York Tunes of Glory is a 1960 British drama film directed by Ronald Neame, based on the novel and screenplay by James Kennaway. The film is a "dark psychological drama" focusing on events ...more

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This Happy Breed Laurence Olivier, John Mills, Celia Johnson This Happy Breed is a 1944 British Technicolor drama film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by Lean, Anthony Havelock-Allan and Ronald Neame is based on the 1939 play of the same title by ...more

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Goodbye, Mr. Chips Greer Garson, John Mills, Paul Henreid Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1939 British romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson. Based on the 1934 novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton, the film is ...more

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Scott of the Antarctic John Mills, Kenneth More, James Robertson Justice Scott of the Antarctic is a 1948 film which depicts Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition and his attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole in Antarctica. John Mills played ...more

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Swiss Family Robinson John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk Swiss Family Robinson is a 1960 British-American family film starring John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro and Tommy Kirk in a tale of a shipwrecked family building an ...more

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The Way to the Stars Jean Simmons, John Mills, Trevor Howard The Way to the Stars is a 1945 British war drama film made by Two Cities Films. In the United States it was known as Johnny in the Clouds and distributed by United Artists.It was produced by ...more

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We Dive at Dawn John Mills, Eric Portman, Ronald Millar We Dive at Dawn is a 1943 war film directed by Anthony Asquith, starring John Mills and Eric Portman as Royal Navy submariners in the Second World War. It was written by Val Valentine and J. B. ...more

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Dunkirk Richard Attenborough, John Mills, Bernard Cribbins Dunkirk is a 1958 British war film directed by Leslie Norman and starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee. It was based on two novels: Elleston Trevor's The Big Pick-Up and Lt. ...more

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Gandhi Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Martin Sheen Gandhi is a 1982 epic biographical film which dramatises the life of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the leader of India's non-violent, non-cooperative independence movement against the United ...more

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The History of Mr. Polly John Mills, Juliet Mills, Finlay Currie The History of Mr. Polly is a 1949 British film, based on the 1910 comic novel The History of Mr. Polly by H.G. Wells. It was directed by Anthony Pelissier and stars John Mills, Betty Ann ...more

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War and Peace Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Anita Ekberg War and Peace is the first English-language film version of the novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. It is an American/Italian production, directed by King Vidor and produced by Dino De ...more

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I Was Monty's Double John Mills, Cecil Parker, M. E. Clifton James I Was Monty's Double is a 1958 film made by Associated British Picture Corporation. It was directed by John Guillermin. The screenplay was adapted by Bryan Forbes from the autobiography of M. E. ...more

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Tiger Bay John Mills, Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz Tiger Bay is a 1959 British crime drama film based on the short story "Rodolphe et le Revolver", by Noel Calef. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, produced by John Hawkesworth, and ...more

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Zulu Dawn Peter O'Toole, Bob Hoskins, Burt Lancaster Zulu Dawn is a 1979 war film about the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa. The screenplay was by Cy Endfield, from his book, and Anthony ...more

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The Long Memory John Mills, Geoffrey Keen, John McCallum 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 ...more

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Oh! What a Lovely War 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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The Thirty Nine Steps John Mills, Robert Powell, Timothy West The Thirty Nine Steps is a British 1978 thriller film directed by Don Sharp, with screenplay by British playwright, Michael Robson, based on the novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. It ...more

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The Family Way John Mills, Hayley Mills, Liz Fraser The Family Way is a 1966 British comedy-drama film based on Bill Naughton's play All in Good Time. It began life in 1961 as a television play, Honeymoon Postponed. The film was produced and ...more

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Around the World in 80 Days Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The ...more

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Morning Departure Michael Caine, Richard Attenborough, John Mills Morning Departure is a 1950 British naval drama film about life aboard a sunken submarine, directed by Roy Ward Baker, and starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough. It is based on a stage ...more

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Above Us the Waves John Mills, Theodore Bikel, Donald Sinden 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 ...more

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Cottage to Let John Mills, Alastair Sim, Michael Wilding Cottage to Let is a 1941 spy film starring Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim and John Mills. Set in World War II Scotland, its plot concerns Nazi spies trying to kidnap an inventor.

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Operation Crossbow Sophia Loren, George Peppard, John Mills Operation Crossbow, later re-released as The Great Spy Mission, is a 1965 British spy thriller and World War II film, directed by Michael Anderson and written by Emeric Pressburger, under the ...more

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King Rat George Segal, John Mills, Denholm Elliott King Rat is a 1965 World War II film adapted from the James Clavell novel King Rat. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes and starred George Segal as Corporal King and James Fox as Marlowe, two ...more

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Waterloo Road John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim Waterloo Road is a British film based on the Waterloo area of South London, starring John Mills, Stewart Granger, and Alistair Sim, and directed by Sidney Gilliat. Per the British Film Institute ...more

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A Tale of Two Cities John Mills, Anna Massey, James Wilby

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The Wrong Box Michael Caine, Dudley Moore, John Mills The Wrong Box is a British comedy film made by Salamander Film Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was produced and directed by Bryan Forbes from a screenplay by Larry Gelbart ...more

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Young Winston Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour, Anne Bancroft Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The film was based on the book My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill. ...more

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It's Great to Be Young John Mills, Cecil Parker, Richard O'Sullivan It's Great to Be Young is a 1956 musical comedy film about a school music teacher, starring Cecil Parker and John Mills.

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Mr. Denning Drives North John Mills, Herbert Lom, Wilfrid Hyde-White Mr. Denning Drives North is a 1952 British mystery film directed by Anthony Kimmins and starring John Mills, Phyllis Calvert and Eileen Moore. The plot concerns an aircraft manufacturer who ...more

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The October Man John Mills, Juliet Mills, Joan Greenwood The October Man is a 1947 mystery film starring John Mills and Joan Greenwood, written by novelist Eric Ambler, who also produced. A man is suspected of murder, and due to the lingering effects ...more

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The Rocking Horse Winner John Mills, Valerie Hobson, John Howard Davies The Rocking Horse Winner is a 1949 fantasy film about a young boy who can pick winners in horse races with complete accuracy. It is an adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence short story "The ...more

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Hamlet Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince ...more

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The Big Blockade John Mills, Michael Redgrave, Ronald Shiner The Big Blockade is a 1942 British black-and-white war propaganda film in the style of dramatised documentary. It is directed by Charles Frend and stars Will Hay, Leslie Banks, Michael Redgrave ...more

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The Gentle Gunman Dirk Bogarde, John Mills The Gentle Gunman is a black-and-white 1952 Ealing Studios drama film, directed by Basil Dearden and starring John Mills and Dirk Bogarde.

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The Vicious Circle John Mills, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Lionel Jeffries The Vicious Circle is a 1957 British thriller film directed by Gerald Thomas and starring John Mills, Noelle Middleton, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Lionel Jeffries. A leading Harley Street specialist ...more

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Bean Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Mr. Bean: The Movie is a 1997 feature film based on the television series Mr. Bean. It stars Rowan Atkinson in the title role and Peter ...more

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Those Were the Days John Mills, Will Hay, Claud Allister Those Were the Days is a 1934 British film primarily remembered as Will Hay's first major screen role. It was based on Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's 1885 farce The Magistrate and was the first of two ...more

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The Black Sheep of Whitehall John Mills, Thora Hird, Felix Aylmer The Black Sheep of Whitehall is a 1942 British black-and-white comedy war film, directed by Will Hay and Basil Dearden, and; starring Will Hay as Professor Will Davis, John Mills and Basil ...more

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The Big Sleep James Stewart, Joan Collins, Robert Mitchum The Big Sleep is a 1978 film, the second film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The picture was directed by Michael Winner and stars Robert Mitchum in his second feature ...more

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Bright Young Things David Tennant, Dan Aykroyd, James McAvoy Bright Young Things is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by Stephen Fry. The screenplay, based on the 1930 novel Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, provides satirical social commentary ...more

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So Well Remembered John Mills, Trevor Howard, Juliet Mills So Well Remembered is a 1947 British film starring John Mills, Martha Scott, and Trevor Howard. The film was based on the James Hilton novel of the same name and tells the story of a reformer ...more

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Charing Cross Road John Mills, Coral Browne, Garry Marsh Charing Cross Road is a 1935 British drama film directed by Albert de Courville and starring John Mills, June Clyde, Derek Oldham and Belle Baker. The film takes its title from the Charing Cross ...more

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Brown on Resolution John Mills, Jimmy Hanley, Barry MacKay Brown on Resolution is a 1935 film adaptation of the CS Forester novel Brown on Resolution. The plot is centred on the illegitimate son of a British naval officer singlehandedly bringing about ...more