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

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This list features The Day That Shook the World, Little Odessa and more.

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Sidney Lumet and John Carpenter are among those who directed Maximilian Schell at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich
Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby Mann and ...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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James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger
Cross of Iron is a British-German 1977 film directed by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason and David Warner. The film is set on the Eastern Front in World War ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley
Topkapi is a heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by the emigre American film director Jules Dassin. The film is based on Eric ...more

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Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave
Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, from a screenplay by Alvin Sargent. It is based on Lillian Hellman's book Pentimento, a chapter of which purports to tell the story of her ...more

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Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell
The Odessa File is a 1974 thriller film adaptation of the novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, about a struggle between a young German reporter and the ODESSA, an organization for ...more

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Robert Shaw, Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton
The Man in the Glass Booth is a 1975 American drama film directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was produced and released as part of the American Film Theatre, which adapted theatrical works for a ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood
Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, ...more

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James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Vampires, also known as John Carpenter's Vampires, is a 1998 American supernatural action-horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter. Adapted from the novel Vampire$ by John Steakley, the ...more

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Lynn Redgrave, Simone Signoret, David Warner
The Deadly Affair is a 1966 British espionage–thriller film, based on John le Carré's first novel Call for the Dead. The film stars James Mason, Harry Andrews, Simone Signoret and ...more

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Charlton Heston, Leslie Nielsen, Maximilian Schell
Counterpoint is an 1968 epic war film starring Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, and Leslie Nielsen. It is based on the novel The General by Alan Sillitoe. In the United States the film was ...more

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Brian Keith, Sal Mineo, Maximilian Schell
Krakatoa, East of Java is a 1969 American disaster film starring Maximilian Schell and Brian Keith. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. During the 1970s, the ...more

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Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, Montgomery Clift
The Young Lions is a 1958 CinemaScope war drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon the 1948 novel of the same name by Irwin Shaw, and starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, and Dean ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux
The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Ruffalo
The Brothers Bloom is a 2008 American caper comedy film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, Ricky Jay, Rinko Kikuchi, and Robbie ...more

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Ricardo Montalbán, Luciana Paluzzi, Maximilian Schell
The Reluctant Saint is a 1962 film which tells a somewhat fictionalized version of the story of Joseph of Cupertino, a 17th-century Italian Conventual Franciscan friar and mystic who is honored ...more

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Rosalind Russell, Jack Hawkins, Lana Wood
Five Finger Exercise is a drama film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Frederick Brisson from a screenplay by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the ...more

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Neil Patrick Harris, Shirley MacLaine, Peter O'Toole
Joan Of Arc is a 1999 adventure biography drama history film written by Michael Alexander Miller, Ronald Parker and directed by Christian Duguay.

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Jean Simmons, Michael Redgrave, Maximilian Schell
Heidi is a 1968 NBC made-for-TV film version of the original 1880 novel of the same name which debuted on November 17, 1968. It starred actress Jennifer Edwards, stepdaughter of Julie Andrews ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Selma Blair, John Salley
Coast to Coast is 2003 television movie starring Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, and Selma Blair, and directed by Paul Mazursky. It is based on the novel by Frederic Raphael, who also wrote film's ...more

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Isabella Rossellini, Laura Fraser, Miriam Margolyes
Left Luggage is a 1998 Dutch film directed by Jeroen Krabbé.

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Edward Furlong, Tim Roth, Vanessa Redgrave
Little Odessa is an American crime film released in 1995 by James Gray, in his directorial debut, featuring Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Moira Kelly and Vanessa Redgrave. The film earned a Silver ...more

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Lee Marvin, Linda Evans, Robert Shaw
Avalanche Express is a 1979 cold war adventure thriller film produced and directed by Mark Robson, about the struggle over a defecting Russian general. It starred Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Maximilian Schell, Ethan Embry
A Far Off Place is a 1993 adventure drama film based on Laurens van der Post's works, A Far-Off Place and its prequel A Story Like the Wind, and stars Reese Witherspoon, Ethan Randall, Jack ...more

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Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller
The Freshman is a 1990 American comedy film starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, in which Brando parodies his portrayal of Vito Corleone in The Godfather. It is written and directed by ...more