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The Best Michael Redgrave Movies

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

If you think the best Michael Redgrave role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Michael Redgrave performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list is made up of films like Kipps and Thunder Rock.

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    The Browning Version

    Michael Redgrave, Wilfrid Hyde-White

    Released1951

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The Browning Version is a 1951 British film based on the 1948 play of the same name by Terence Rattigan. It was directed by Anthony Asquith and starred Michael Redgrave....  more
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    The Dam Busters

    Robert Shaw, Patrick McGoohan

    Released1954

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    The Dam Busters is a British Second World War war film starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd and directed by Michael Anderson. The film recreates the true story of Operation Chastise when in...  more

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    #10 of 24 Great Movies About Inventors & Innovators#15 of 111 The Best Aviation Movies

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    The Way to the Stars

    Jean Simmons, John Mills

    Released1945

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    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 Anatole...  more
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    The Hill

    Sean Connery, Ossie Davis

    Released1965

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    The Hill is a 1965 film directed by Sidney Lumet, set in a British army prison in North Africa in the Second World War. It stars Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis, Ian Hendry,...  more

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    #147 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s#79 of 114 The Best Prison Movies

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    The Stars Look Down

    Michael Redgrave, Margaret Lockwood

    Released1940

    Directed byCarol Reed

    The Stars Look Down is a British film from 1940, based on A. J. Cronin's 1935 novel of the same name, about injustices in a mining community in North East England. The film, co-scripted by Cronin and...  more

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    #304 of 320 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#152 of 205 The Best Movies of 1940

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    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark

    Released1969

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1969 American musical film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Terence Rattigan is based on James Hilton's 1934 novella of the same name, which was first adapted for...  more
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    The Lady Vanishes

    Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Redgrave

    Released1938

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Lady Vanishes is a 1938 British comic thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas and Dame May Whitty. Written by Sidney Gilliat and...  more
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    The Heroes of Telemark

    Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris

    Released1965

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Heroes of Telemark is a 1965 war film directed by Anthony Mann based on the true story of the Norwegian heavy water sabotage during World War II. It was filmed on location in Norway....  more

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    #231 of 377 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#117 of 223 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

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    Mr. Arkadin

    Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave

    Released1955

    Directed byOrson Welles

    Mr. Arkadin, known in Britain as Confidential Report, is a French-Spanish-Swiss coproduction film, written and directed by Orson Welles and shot in several Spanish locations, including Costa Brava,...  more
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    The Captive Heart

    Michael Redgrave, Gordon Jackson

    Released1946

    Directed byBasil Dearden

    The Captive Heart is a 1946 British war drama, directed by Basil Dearden and starring Michael Redgrave. The film was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival....  more
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    Battle of Britain

    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

    Released1969

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Battle of Britain is a 1969 British action film directed by Guy Hamilton. In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the...  more

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    #736 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#9 of 46 The Best 60s War Movies

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    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay

    Released1962

    Directed byTony Richardson

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a 1962 film, based on the short story of the same name. The screenplay, like the short story, was written by Alan Sillitoe. The film was directed by Tony...  more
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    The Innocents

    Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave

    Released1961

    Directed byJack Clayton

    The Innocents is a 1961 British supernatural gothic horror film directed and produced by Jack Clayton, and starring Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave and Megs Jenkins. Based on the novella The Turn of...  more

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    Mourning Becomes Electra

    Kirk Douglas, Rosalind Russell

    Released1947

    Directed byDudley Nichols

    Mourning Becomes Electra is a 1947 American film by Dudley Nichols adapted from the 1931 Eugene O'Neill play of the same title. The film stars Rosalind Russell, Michael Redgrave, Raymond Massey,...  more
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    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Michael Redgrave, Margaret Rutherford

    Released1952

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a British film adaptation of the play by Oscar Wilde. It was directed by Anthony Asquith, who also adapted the screenplay, and was produced by Teddy Baird....  more
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    Uncle Vanya

    Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

    Released1963

    Directed byStuart Burge

    Uncle Vanya is a 1963 British film adaptation of the work Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. The film was directed by Stuart Burge. It was a filmed version of the Chichester Festival production, directed...  more
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    The Go-Between

    Julie Christie, Alan Bates

    Released1970

    Directed byJoseph Losey

    The Go-Between is a 1971 British romantic drama film, directed by Joseph Losey. Its screenplay, by Harold Pinter, is an adaptation of the 1953 novel of the same name by L. P. Hartley. The film stars...  more
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    1984

    Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave

    Released1956

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    1984 is a 1956 film, based freely on the novel of the same name by George Orwell, depicting a totalitarian future society. This is the first cinema rendition of the story, directed by Michael...  more
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    Oh! What a Lovely War

    Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier

    Released1969

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Oh! What a Lovely War is a 1969 British comedy musical film directed by Richard Attenborough (in his directorial debut), with an ensemble cast including Maggie Smith, Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, John...  more
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    The Sea Shall Not Have Them

    Dirk Bogarde, Michael Redgrave

    Released1954

    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    The Sea Shall Not Have Them is a 1954 British war film starring Michael Redgrave, Dirk Bogarde and Anthony Steel. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert and is based on the 1953 novel by John Harris, set...  more
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    David Copperfield

    Laurence Olivier, Richard Attenborough

    Released1969

    Directed byDelbert Mann

    David Copperfield is a 1969 British American international co-production television film directed by Delbert Mann based on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens adapted by Jack Pulman, who...  more
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    The Quiet American

    Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave

    Released1958

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    The Quiet American is a 1958 American film and the first film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name, and the first major American attempt to deal with the geo-politics of...  more
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    Thunder Rock

    Michael Redgrave, Lilli Palmer

    Released1942

    Directed byJohn Boulting, Roy Boulting

    Thunder Rock is a 1942 British drama film with supernatural elements, directed by Roy Boulting and starring Michael Redgrave and Barbara Mullen, with James Mason and Lilli Palmer in supporting roles....  more
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    The Night My Number Came Up

    Denholm Elliott, Michael Redgrave

    Released1955

    Directed byLeslie Norman

    The Night My Number Came Up is a 1955 British supernatural drama film directed by Leslie Norman and starring Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim and Alexander Knox. The screenplay was written by R. C....  more
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    Atlantic Ferry

    Michael Redgrave, Bessie Love

    Released1941

    Directed byWalter Forde

    Atlantic Ferry is a 1941 British film starring Michael Redgrave and Valerie Hobson. It was made at Teddington Studios....  more