The Best Movies And TV Shows Directed by Ken Russell

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From Ken Russell's studio films to Ken Russell's independent films, this Ken Russell filmography keeps tabs on all Ken Russell movies and shows, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different movies, including Altered States and Women in Love.

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Jack Nicholson and Sean Connery both worked on a Ken Russell directed movie, as have many other great actors.

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  • The Devils
    Film (1971)
    75 votes
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Ken Russell
    • Actors: Oliver Reed, Vanessa Redgrave, Dudley Sutton, Max Adrian, Gemma Jones
    In 17th-century France, Father Grandier (Oliver Reed) is a priest whose unorthodox views on sex and religion influence a passionate following of nuns, including the sexually obsessed Sister Jeanne ...more
  • Women in Love
    Film (1969)
    50 votes
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Ken Russell
    • Actors: Alan Bates, Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Jennie Linden, Eleanor Bron
    Close friends Rupert Birkin (Alan Bates) and Gerald Crich (Oliver Reed) begin romances with siblings Ursula (Jennie Linden) and Gudrun Brangwen (Glenda Jackson). After the couples wed, they take a ...more
  • Mahler
    Film (1974)
    42 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Ken Russell
    • Actors: Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Richard Morant, Lee Montague, Rosalie Crutchley
    After time away spent conducting at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) is returning to Austria by train with his wife, Alma (Georgina Hale). Over the course of the ...more

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  • Lisztomania
    Film (1975)
    37 votes
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Ken Russell
    • Actors: Roger Daltrey, Sara Kestelman, Paul Nicholas
    Composers Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey) and Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas) live wildly, surrounded by groupies and mistresses.

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  • Gothic
    Film (1986)
    37 votes
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Ken Russell
    • Actors: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr, Timothy Spall
    On a warm summer night in 1816 at the Swiss lakeside chateau of Lord Byron (Gabriel Byrne), the poet and his guests -- Percy Bysshe Shelley (Julian Sands) ; his fiancée, Mary Wollstonecraft (Natasha ...more

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  • Salome's Last Dance
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Ken Russell
    • Actors: Glenda Jackson, Ken Russell, David Doyle, Nickolas Grace, Stratford Johns
    Salome's Last Dance is a 1988 film by British film director, Ken Russell. Although most of the action is a verbatim performance of Oscar Wilde's 1893 play Salome, which is itself based on a story ...more