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The Best Movies Directed by Peter Greenaway 

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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.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Peter Greenaway direct?” or “who is Peter Greenaway?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Peter Greenaway?” and “what's a good selection of good Peter Greenaway movies?”

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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Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon

Released: 1989

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

This film is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the ...more

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Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Bernard Hill

Released: 1988

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Janet Suzman, Anthony Higgins, Hugh Fraser

Released: 1982

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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David Attenborough, Joss Ackland, Jim Davidson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Peter Greenaway, Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay

Released: 1980

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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John Gielgud, Erland Josephson, Mark Rylance

Released: 1991

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Brian Dennehy, Lambert Wilson, Chloe Webb

Released: 1987

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Colin Cantile, Jean Williams

Released: 1978

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist is a 1978 film directed by Peter Greenaway.
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Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond, Jessica Hynes

Released: 1993

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Eisenstein in Guanajuato Stelio Savante

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes, Jodhi May

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Debbie Harry, Caroline Dhavernas, Valentina Cervi

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Darwin

Released: 1992

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

Darwin is a 1992 film directed by Peter Greenaway.
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The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part II Vaux To The Sea Isabella Rossellini, Franka Potente

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Jim van der Woude, Jean-Michel Dagory, Lars Crama

Released: 1989

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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Greenaway: The Shorts

Released: 1969

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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The Coastline

Released: 1983

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Not Mozart

Released: 1991

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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Alan Rickman, Max von Sydow, Lena Olin

Released: 1995

Directed by: Zhang Yimou, David Lynch, John Boorman, Jacques Rivette, Fernando Trueba, + more

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
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John Gielgud, Joanne Whalley, Bob Peck

Released: 1989

Directed by: Raúl Ruiz, Peter Greenaway, Tom Phillips

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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Abraham Murphy, Halina Reijn, Vincent Riotta

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

Goltzius and the Pelican Company is a historical film by writer-director Peter Greenaway.
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Castle Amerongen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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
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Martin Freeman, Toby Jones, Emily Holmes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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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