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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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  • 1
    Peter Greenaway, Stephen Quay
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    Released1980

    Directed byPeter 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 form...  more
  • 2

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter 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 titular...  more

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  • 3
    Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright
    26
    5

    Released1988

    Directed byPeter 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....  more
  • 4
    Janet Suzman, Anthony Higgins
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    11

    Released1982

    Directed byPeter 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
  • 5
    Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes
    17
    4

    Released2008

    Directed byPeter 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 painting...  more
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    David Attenborough, Joss Ackland
    21
    10

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter 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 Greenaway's work...  more
  • 7
    Darwin is a 1992 film directed by Peter Greenaway....
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  • 8
    John Gielgud, Joanne Whalley
    12
    4

    Released1989

    Directed byRaúl 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
  • 9
    Alan Rickman, Max von Sydow
    12
    4

    Released1995

    Directed byZhang Yimou, David Lynch, John Boorman, Jacques Rivette, Fernando Trueba

    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 Lumière...  more
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  • 10
    Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu
    13
    7

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter 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 film...  more
  • 11

    Released1978

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

    A Walk Through H: The Reincarnation of an Ornithologist is a 1978 film directed by Peter Greenaway....  more
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  • 12
    Brian Dennehy, Lambert Wilson
    13
    11

    Released1987

    Directed byPeter 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
  • 13
    Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond
    12
    11

    Released1993

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

    The Baby of Mâcon is a 1993 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway starring Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond and Philip Stone....  more
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  • 14
    Debbie Harry, Caroline Dhavernas
    7
    2

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter 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 well as Web...  more
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  • 15
    John Gielgud, Erland Josephson
    12
    11

    Released1991

    Directed byPeter 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
  • 16
    Isabella Rossellini, Franka Potente
    7
    2

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter 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
    4
    2

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

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  • 19
    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
  • 20
    Not Mozart is a 1991 short tv film directed by Peter Greenaway....
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  • 21
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    Released2012

    Directed byPeter 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 International...  more
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  • 22
    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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  • 23
    Martin Freeman, Toby Jones
    7
    7

    Released2007

    Directed byPeter 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
  • 24
    Patrick di Santo
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    4

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter 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....  more
  • 25

    Released1978

    Directed byPeter Greenaway

    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
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