The Best Michael Rennie Movies

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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.

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

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  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
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    Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe
    31 votes
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
    In the cinematic spectacle The Day the Earth Stood Still, alien emissary Klaatu (Michael Rennie) arrives on Earth with a dire warning. Accompanied by his ominous, ironclad sentinel Gort (Lock Martin), they bring a message that could alter the world's fate forever. Patricia Neal plays Helen Benson, a humble human who finds herself at the epicenter of this interstellar incident. As military forces react with fear and hostility, it's a race against time to comprehend Klaatu's mission before calamity strikes. This 1951 film is a memorable blend of science fiction and political allegory that has left an indelible mark in cinema history.
  • 5 Fingers
    2
    James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie
    14 votes
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
    Known as "Cicero" to his Nazi handlers, mercenary spy Ulysses Diello (James Mason) poses as valet to Sir Frederic (Walter Hampden), the British ambassador to Turkey. Learning that widowed Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux) is broke and offering her services as a spy, Diello persuades her to stash his ill-gotten gains for him in exchange for putting her back into the luxury she desires. Dreaming of a gentleman's exile in Rio de Janeiro, he pushes the espionage game to the limit.

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  • Sailor of the King
    3
    Wendy Hiller, Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie
    10 votes
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
    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 warship who battles single-handedly to delay a German World War II warship long enough for the Royal Navy to bring it to battle. The film was released in the United States as Sailor of the King.
  • Les Misérables
    4
    Elsa Lanchester, Sylvia Sidney, Debra Paget
    14 votes
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Lewis Milestone
    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 Newton as Javert, and Sylvia Sidney as Fantine.
  • The Robe
    5
    Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature
    9 votes
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Henry Koster
    In this biblical epic, a drunk and disillusioned Roman, Marcellus Gallio (Richard Burton), wins Jesus' robe in a dice game after the crucifixion. Marcellus has never been a man of faith like his slave, Demetrius (Victor Mature), but when Demetrius escapes with the robe, Marcellus experiences disturbing visions and feels guilty for his actions. Convinced that destroying the robe will cure him, Marcellus sets out to find Demetrius -- and discovers his Christian faith along the way.

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  • Demetrius and the Gladiators
    6
    Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie
    11 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Delmer Daves
    In this sequel to "The Robe," the corrupt emperor Caligula (Jay Robinson) believes that the sacred robe of Christ has magical powers, and will stop at nothing to obtain it. When Demetrius (Victor Mature) refuses to help Caligula find the holy object, Caligula has him arrested and forces him to fight in the arena in battles to the death. As Demetrius faces trial after trial, his faith in Christ is pushed to its limits, as he sees no point in the endless suffering he is forced to endure.

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