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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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    The Falls

    Peter Greenaway, Stephen Quay

    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
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    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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    Drowning by Numbers

    Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright

    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
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    The Draughtsman's Contract

    Janet Suzman, Anthony Higgins

    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
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    Rembrandt’s J’Accuse

    Martin Freeman, Emily Holmes

    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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    A Zed & Two Noughts

    David Attenborough, Joss Ackland

    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
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    Darwin

    Darwin is a 1992 film directed by Peter Greenaway....
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    A TV Dante

    John Gielgud, Joanne Whalley

    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
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    Lumière and Company

    Alan Rickman, Max von Sydow

    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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    The Pillow Book

    Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu

    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
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    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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    The Belly of an Architect

    Brian Dennehy, Lambert Wilson

    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
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    The Baby of Mâcon

    Ralph Fiennes, Julia Ormond

    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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    The Tulse Luper Suitcases

    Debbie Harry, Caroline Dhavernas

    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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    Prospero's Books

    John Gielgud, Erland Josephson

    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
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    The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part II Vaux To The Sea

    Isabella Rossellini, Franka Potente

    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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    Greenaway: The Shorts

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    Death in the Seine

    Jim van der Woude, Jean-Michel Dagory

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter 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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    Not Mozart

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

    Stelio Savante

    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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    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
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    Nightwatching

    Martin Freeman, Toby Jones

    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
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    Stairs 1 Geneva

    Patrick di Santo

    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
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    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