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List of all movies directed by Peter Greenaway ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Peter Greenaway are listed here and include movie posters and Peter Greenaway movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Peter Greenaway as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Peter Greenaway movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Peter Greenaway film is can be factored into this list.

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

This list contains movies like The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover and The Draughtsman's Contract.

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If you're wanting to get into Peter Greenaway films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Peter Greenaway works.

All Peter Greenaway director credits are included. This list of every movie that Peter Greenaway has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Peter Greenaway movie is and which actors starred in the Peter Greenaway film.

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Who has Peter Greenaway worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, and Helen Mirren.

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy crime drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, ...more

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Drowning by Numbers Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Bernard Hill Drowning by Numbers is a 1988 British-Dutch film directed by Peter Greenaway. It won the award for Best Artistic Contribution at the Cannes Film Festival of 1988.

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The Draughtsman's Contract Janet Suzman, Anthony Higgins, Hugh Fraser The Draughtsman's Contract is a 1982 British film written and directed by Peter Greenaway – his first conventional feature film. Originally produced for Channel 4 the film is a form of murder ...more

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A Zed & Two Noughts David Attenborough, Joss Ackland, Jim Davidson A Zed & Two Noughts is a 1985 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. This film was Greenaway's first with cinematography by Sacha Vierny, who went on to shoot virtually all of ...more

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The Falls Peter Greenaway, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay The Falls is a 1980 film directed by Peter Greenaway. It was Greenaway's first feature-length film after many years making shorts. It does not have a traditional dramatic narrative; it takes the ...more

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The Belly of an Architect Brian Dennehy, Lambert Wilson, Chloe Webb The Belly of an Architect is a 1987 film drama written and directed by Peter Greenaway, featuring original music by Glenn Branca and Wim Mertens. The movie stars Brian Dennehy and Chloe Webb and ...more

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The Pillow Book Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata The Pillow Book is a 1996 film by British director Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. The ...more

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Prospero's Books John Gielgud, Erland Josephson, Mark Rylance Prospero's Books, written and directed by Peter Greenaway, is a cinematic adaptation of The Tempest, by William Shakespeare. John Gielgud is Prospero, the protagonist who provides the off-screen ...more

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A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist Colin Cantile, Jean Williams A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist is a 1978 film directed by Peter Greenaway.

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The Baby of Mâcon Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond, Jessica Hynes The Baby of Mâcon is a 1993 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond and Philip Stone.

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Rembrandt’s J’Accuse Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Jodhi May Rembrandt's J'Accuse is a 2008 Dutch, German, Finnish documentary directed by Peter Greenaway about criticism of today's visual illiteracy argued by means of a forensic search of Rembrandt's ...more

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Lumière and Company Alan Rickman, Max von Sydow, Lena Olin Lumière and Company was a collaboration between forty-one international film directors in which each made a short film using the original Cinématographe camera invented by the ...more

The Best Movies Directed by Women

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A TV Dante John Gielgud, Joanne Whalley, Bob Peck A TV Dante is a 1989 film directed by Tom Phillips and Peter Greenaway. It covers eight of the 34 cantos in Dante Alighieri's Inferno, part of his 14th century epic poem Divine Comedy. Peter ...more

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Goltzius and the Pelican Company Abraham Murphy, Halina Reijn, Vincent Riotta Goltzius and the Pelican Company is a historical film by writer-director Peter Greenaway.

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Eisenstein in Guanajuato Stelio Savante Eisenstein in Guanajuato is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. It was screened in the main competition section of the 65th Berlin ...more

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Darwin Darwin is a 1992 film directed by Peter Greenaway.

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Vertical Features Remake Colin Cantlie Vertical Features Remake is a film by Peter Greenaway. It portrays the work of a fictional Institute of Reclamation and Restoration as they attempt to assemble raw footage taken by ornithologist ...more

The Best Biopics About Real Comedians

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Nightwatching Martin Freeman, Toby Jones, Emily Holmes Nightwatching is a 2007 film about the artist Rembrandt and the creation of his painting The Night Watch. The film is directed by Peter Greenaway and stars Martin Freeman as Rembrandt, with Eva ...more

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The Tulse Luper Suitcases Debbie Harry, Caroline Dhavernas, Valentina Cervi The Tulse Luper Suitcases is a multimedia project by Peter Greenaway, initially intended to comprise four films, three "source" and one feature, a 16-episode TV series, and 92 DVDs, as ...more

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The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part II Vaux To The Sea Isabella Rossellini, Franka Potente The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part II Vaux To The Sea is a 2004 adventure biography comedy film directed and written by Peter Greenaway.

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Death in the Seine Jim van der Woude, Jean-Michel Dagory, Lars Crama

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Not Mozart Not Mozart is a 1991 short tv film directed by Peter Greenaway.

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The Coastline The Coastline is a film by Peter Greenaway, made in 1983. Also known as The Sea in Their Blood, and exhibited at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, as Beside the Sea. It is a ...more

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8½ Women Toni Collette, Vivian Wu, Amanda Plummer 8½ Women is a 1999 comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, and starring John Standing, Matthew Delamere, and Vivian Wu. The international co-production was entered into ...more

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Stairs 1 Geneva Patrick di Santo Stairs 1 Geneva is a film by Peter Greenaway. It is also a large-scale art installation, an exhibition, a catalogue and a CD album.

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Castle Amerongen The Castle Amerongen was built between 1674 and 1680 on the site of a medieval castle that had been burned down by the French in 1673. The gardens still contain historic elements such as a ...more