The Best Michael Rennie Movies 

Updated September 24, 2019 249 votes 75 voters 3.6k views 36 items

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

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

Examples of films on this list include Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Third Man on the Mountain.

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Dir. by Robert Wise (1951), starring Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie & Frances Bavier
The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Julian Blaustein, directed by Robert Wise, and starring Michael Rennie, ...more

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Dir. by Irwin Allen (1960), starring Jill St. John, Claude Rains & David Hedison
The Lost World is a 1960 fantasy adventure film loosely based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Conan Doyle and directed by Irwin Allen. The plot of the film revolves around the ...more
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Dir. by Delmer Daves (1954), starring Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar & Ernest Borgnine
Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. The picture was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank ...more

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Dir. by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1952), starring Michael Rennie, Danielle Darrieux & Walter Hampden
5 Fingers, known also as Five Fingers, is a 1952 American spy film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Otto Lang. The screenplay by Michael Wilson was based on the book Operation ...more
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Dir. by Lewis Milestone (1952), starring Elsa Lanchester, Sylvia Sidney & Debra Paget
Les Misérables is a 1952 American film adapted from the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, and featured Michael Rennie as Jean Valjean, Robert ...more
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Dir. by Joseph M. Newman (1953), starring Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie & Max Showalter
Dangerous Crossing is a 1953 black-and-white film noir mystery film, directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Jeanne Crain and Michael Rennie, based on the 1943 play Cabin B-13 by John Dickson
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Dir. by Robert Rossen (1957), starring Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge & Joan Fontaine
Island in the Sun is a 1957 drama film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert Rossen. It features an ensemble cast including James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan ...more
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Dir. by Henry Koster (1953), starring Richard Burton, Jean Simmons & Harry Shearer
The Robe is a 1953 American Biblical epic film that tells the story of a Roman military tribune who commands the unit that crucifies Jesus. The film was made by 20th Century Fox and is notable ...more

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Dir. by John Boulting and Roy Boulting (1953), starring Wendy Hiller, Jeffrey Hunter & Michael Rennie
Single-Handed is a 1953 war film based on the novel Brown on Resolution by C. S. Forester and filmed in the Mediterranean Sea. Jeffrey Hunter stars as a Canadian sailor serving on a British ...more
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Dir. by Henry Koster (1954), starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons & Merle Oberon
Désirée is a 1954 historical film biography made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Henry Koster and produced by Julian Blaustein from a screenplay by Daniel Taradash, based ...more
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Dir. by William Dieterle (1957), starring Debra Paget, Raymond Massey & John Derek
Omar Khayyam is an American movie directed by William Dieterle, filmed in 1956 and released in 1957. It starred Cornel Wilde as Omar Khayyám, the eponymous Persian poet, Michael Rennie as ...more
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Dir. by Henry Hathaway (1950), starring Orson Welles, Peter Sellers & Tyrone Power
The Black Rose is a 1950 20th Century-Fox Technicolor film starring Tyrone Power and Orson Welles, loosely based on Thomas B. Costain's book. It was filmed partly on location in England and ...more
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Dir. by Ken Annakin and Harold French (1950), starring Jean Simmons, Wilfrid Hyde-White & Michael Rennie
Trio is a 1950 British anthology film based on three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham: "The Verger", "Mr. Know-All" and "Sanatorium". Ken Annakin directed ...more
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Dir. by Jean Negulesco (1955), starring Richard Burton, Lana Turner & Fred MacMurray
The Rains of Ranchipur is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Frank Ross from a screenplay by Merle Miller, based on the novel The Rains ...more

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Dir. by Ken Annakin (1959), starring Helen Hayes, Herbert Lom & Michael Rennie
Third Man on the Mountain is a 1959 American Walt Disney Productions film set during the golden age of alpinism about a young Swiss man who conquers the mountain that killed his father. It is ...more
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Dir. by Otto Preminger (1951), starring Charles Boyer, Linda Darnell & Michael Rennie
The 13th Letter is a 1951 film directed by Otto Preminger. The film is a remake of the French film Le Corbeau directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot.
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Dir. by Herbert Brenon (1913), starring Cedric Hardwicke, Michael Rennie & King Baggot
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1913 horror film, directed by Herbert Brenon and Carl Laemmle, written by Brenon and produced by Laemmle. The picture is based on the Robert Louis Stevenson story ...more
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Dir. by Leslie Arliss (1945), starring Michael Rennie, Margaret Lockwood & Felix Aylmer
The Wicked Lady is a 1945 film starring Margaret Lockwood in the title role as a nobleman's wife who secretly becomes a highwayman for the excitement. The film has one of the top audiences ever ...more
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Dir. by Henry Hathaway (1954), starring Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner & Debra Paget
Prince Valiant is a 1954 adventure film in Technicolor and Cinemascope, based on the comic strip of the same name by Hal Foster. A young man seeks to join the Knights of the Round Table in order ...more

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Dir. by Jean Negulesco (1952), starring Bette Davis, Shelley Winters & Keenan Wynn
Phone Call from a Stranger is a 1952 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco, who was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The screenplay by Nunnally Johnson and ...more
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Dir. by Franklin Adreon (1966), starring Michael Rennie, Wendell Corey & Warren Stevens
Cyborg 2087 is a 1966 science fiction film starring Michael Rennie, Karen Steele, Wendell Corey and Warren Stevens.
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The Battle of El Alamein Dir. by Giorgio Ferroni (1969), starring Michael Rennie, Robert Hossein & Sal Borgese
The Battle of El Alamein is a European Macaroni-War film directed in 1969 by Giorgio Ferroni. It was a co-production between Italy and France. The film depicts the Second Battle of El Alamein.
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Dir. by Edward Dmytryk (1955), starring Clark Gable, Susan Hayward & Gene Barry
Soldier of Fortune is a 1955 adventure film about the rescue of an American held prisoner in the People's Republic of China in the 1950s. It was directed by Edward Dmytryk, starred Clark Gable ...more
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Dir. by Hugo Fregonese and Tulio Demicheli (1970), starring Michael Rennie, Paul Naschy & Karin Dor
Los Monstruos del Terror, also known as Dracula vs. Frankenstein, Reincarnator and Assignment Terror, is a 1970 Spanish-German-Italian horror film directed by Tulio Demicheli, Hugo Fregonese and ...more
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Dir. by Leslie Arliss (1948), starring Michael Rennie, Miles Malleson & Henry Oscar
The Idol of Paris is a 1948 film based on the novel Paiva, Queen of Love by Alfred Schirokauer, about a mid-19th century French courtesan Theresa who sleeps her way from poverty to the top of ...more