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The Best Laurence Olivier Movies  

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

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Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine
Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. ...more
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Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Stanley Baker
Richard III is a 1955 British Technicolor film adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical play of the same name, also incorporating elements from his Henry VI, Part 3. It was directed and ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton, Leslie Banks
Henry V is a 1944 British Technicolor film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play of the same name. The on-screen title is The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fift with His Battell Fought ...more
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Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon
Wuthering Heights is a 1939 American black-and-white film directed by William Wyler and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. It is based on the novel, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The film ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis
Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more
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Christopher Lee, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons
Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier's second film as director, and also ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Sara Allgood
That Hamilton Woman, is a 1941 black-and-white historical film drama, produced and directed by Alexander Korda for his American company during his exile in the United States. Set during the ...more
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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Eve Channing
Sleuth is a 1972 mystery thriller film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. The screenplay by British playwright Anthony Shaffer was based on his 1970 Tony Award-winning play Sleuth. The film stars ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Steve Guttenberg
The Boys from Brazil is a 1978 British-American thriller film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. It stars Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier and features James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen and ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Eddie Albert
Carrie is a 1952 feature film based on the novel Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. Directed by William Wyler, the film stars Jennifer Jones in the title role and Laurence Olivier as Hurstwood. ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson, Maureen O'Sullivan
Pride and Prejudice is a 1940 American film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier. The screenplay ...more
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Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider
Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by William Goldman from his novel of the same name and stars Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney, Alan Bates
The Entertainer is a 1960 drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the stage play of the same name by John Osborne. It starred Laurence Olivier as a failing third-rate music-hall stage ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey
Fire Over England is a 1937 London Film Productions film drama, notable for providing the first pairing of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. It was directed by William K. Howard and written by ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Noël Coward
Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1965 British psychological thriller film starring Laurence Olivier and directed and produced by Otto Preminger, who filmed it in black and white widescreen format in ...more
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Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford
A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and directed ...more
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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer
Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.
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Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, Terence Rattigan
The Prince and the Showgirl is a 1957 British-American Technicolor romantic comedy film produced at Pinewood Studios starring Marilyn Monroe and co-starring Laurence Olivier who also served as ...more
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Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson
Khartoum is a 1966 film written by Robert Ardrey and directed by Basil Dearden. It stars Charlton Heston as British Gen. Charles "Chinese" Gordon and Laurence Olivier as the Mahdi and ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey
49th Parallel is a 1941 British war drama film; it was the third film made by the British writer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It was released in the United States as ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat, Margaret Rutherford
The Magic Box is a 1951 British, Technicolor, biographical drama film, directed by John Boulting. The film stars Robert Donat as William Friese-Greene, with a host of cameo appearances by such ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Joan Sims
Love Among the Ruins is a 1975 British television film directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn and Sir Laurence Olivier. It first aired on ABC-TV, in the U.S. Set in Edwardian ...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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Laurence Olivier, Richard Chamberlain, John Mills
Lady Caroline Lamb is a 1972 film based on the life of the notorious Lady Caroline Lamb, lover of Lord Byron and wife of William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. The film was written and directed ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Michael York, Olivia Hussey
Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 British-Italian romance film based on the tragic play of the same name by William Shakespeare. The film was directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and stars ...more