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The Best Ealing Comedies Movies  

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A list of all the best ealing comedies movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This ealing comedies movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of ealing comedies films also contains ealing comedies movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This ealing comedies films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best ealing comedies movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This ealing comedies movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Vote for your favorite movies by giving them a thumbs up.

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These are the top films in the ealing comedies genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the ealing comedies genre in it. Be it the motifs of the ealing comedies genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

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List includes Who Done It?, The Titfield Thunderbolt, more.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these ealing comedies movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good ealing comedies movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest ealing comedies movies, here is the full ealing comedies movies list, ordered from best to worst.

Ealing Comedies movies have been directed by some pretty famous names, including Basil Dearden and Charles Crichton.

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Alec Guinness, Dennis Price, Hugh Griffith
Kind Hearts and Coronets is a British black comedy film of 1949 starring Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, and Valerie Hobson. Guinness famously plays eight members of the D'Ascoyne ...more
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Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw
The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 comedy film from Ealing Studios, written by T.E.B. Clarke, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway and featuring Sid James and ...more
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Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, Frankie Howerd
The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy film made by Ealing Studios. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick, it stars Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, ...more
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Margaret Rutherford, Hermione Baddeley, Stanley Holloway
Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford and Hermione Baddeley. It was directed by Henry Cornelius. The script ...more
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Alec Guinness, Michael Gough, Cecil Parker
The Man In The White Suit is a 1951 science-fiction satirical comedy film made by Ealing Studios. It starred Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood and Cecil Parker and was directed by Alexander ...more
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Sid James, Hugh Griffith, Stanley Holloway
The Titfield Thunderbolt is a 1953 British comedy film about a group of villagers trying to keep their branch line operating after British Railways decided to close it. The film was written by ...more
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Joan Greenwood, James Robertson Justice, Gordon Jackson
Whisky Galore! is a 1949 Ealing comedy film from the novel Whisky Galore by Compton MacKenzie. Both the film and the novel are based on the real-life 1941 shipwreck of the S.S. Politician near ...more
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Geoffrey Keen, Paul Douglas, Dorothy Alison
The Maggie is a 1954 British comedy film. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick and written by William Rose, it is a story of a clash of cultures between a hard-driving American businessman and a ...more
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Hue and Cry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ealing Comedies Movies
Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler, Frederick Piper
Hue and Cry is a British film directed by Charles Crichton and starring Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler and Joan Dowling. It is generally considered to be the first of the "Ealing ...more
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Alec Guinness, Wallace Beery, Charles Lane
Barnacle Bill is a 1957 Ealing Studios comedy film, starring Alec Guinness. He plays an unsuccessful Royal Navy officer, and six of his maritime ancestors. This was the last film Guinness made ...more
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richard-rowley added Thora Hird, Elizabeth Allan, Edward Rigby
Went the Day Well? is a 1942 British war film adapted from a story by Graham Greene and directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. It was produced by Michael Balcon of Ealing Studios and served as ...more
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Alec Guinness, Hugh Griffith, Joyce Grenfell
A Run for Your Money is a 1949 Ealing Studios comedy film starring Donald Houston and Meredith Edwards as two Welshmen visiting London for the first time. The supporting cast includes Alec ...more
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richard-rowley added Jack Warner, Edward Chapman, Googie Withers
It Always Rains on Sunday is a 1947 British film adaptation of Arthur La Bern's novel by the same name, directed by Robert Hamer. The film has been compared with the Poetic realism movement in ...more
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Stanley Holloway, Gordon Jackson, Peggy Cummins
Meet Mr. Lucifer is a black and white British comedy satire film released in 1953 starring Stanley Holloway. It was filmed at Ealing Studios, London, and is one of the Ealing Comedies. The film ...more
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James Fox, Thora Hird, Kay Walsh
The Magnet is a 1950 Ealing Studios comedy film, and gave James Fox his first starring role. The story revolves around a young Wallasey boy, Johnny Brent, whose deceptive obtaining of the ...more
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Benny Hill, Stratford Johns, Ernest Thesiger
Who Done It? is a 1956 British comedy film starring comedian Benny Hill and Belinda Lee.
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The Love Lottery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ealing Comedies Movies
David Niven, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins
The Love Lottery is an Ealing Studios comedy film, directed by Charles Crichton and starring David Niven. The film examines celebrity and fan worship with an international setting including Lake ...more