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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 WWI, ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Anita Ekberg
This film is the first English-language film version of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. It is an American/Italian production, directed by King Vidor and produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Carlo Ponti. ...more
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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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Peter O'Toole, Bob Hoskins, Burt Lancaster
Zulu Dawn is a 1979 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 Story. ...more
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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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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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Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave
The film 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 Redgrave, ...more
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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