Film The Best Movies Directed by Peter Weir  

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List of all movies directed by Peter Weir ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Peter Weir are listed here and include movie posters and Peter Weir movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Peter Weir as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Peter Weir 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 Weir film is can be factored into this list.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of movies, like Dead Poets Society and Witness, in it.

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

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Who has Peter Weir worked with as a director? Talent includes the likes of Johnny Depp, Harrison Ford, and Russell Crowe.

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Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura ...more

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Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen ...more

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Jacki Weaver, Rachel Roberts, Tony Llewellyn-Jones Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian mystery drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Anne-Louise Lambert, Helen Morse, Rachel Roberts, Vivean Gray and Dominic Guard. The film was ...more

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Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter Weir and starring Robin Williams. Set at the conservative and aristocratic Welton Academy in the ...more

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Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. The screenplay by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, and Earl W. Wallace focuses on a ...more

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Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Robert Grubb Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian film directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, about several young men from rural Western Australia who enlist in the Australian Army during the ...more

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Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1982 drama film directed by Peter Weir and adapted from the novel The Year of Living Dangerously by Christopher Koch. The story is about a love affair set in ...more

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Richard Chamberlain, Vivean Gray, David Gulpilil The Last Wave is an Australian mystery drama from 1977, directed by Peter Weir. It is about a white solicitor in Sydney whose seemingly normal life is disrupted after he takes on a murder case ...more

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Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris The Way Back is a 2010 epic drama film directed by Peter Weir, from a screenplay by Weir and Keith Clarke. The film is inspired by The Long Walk, the memoir by former Polish POW Sławomir Rawicz, ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Benicio del Toro Fearless is a 1993 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez and John Turturro. It was written by Rafael Yglesias from his novel of ...more

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Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, River Phoenix The Mosquito Coast is a 1986 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren, Andre Gregory, and River Phoenix. It is based on the novel of the same name by ...more

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Ivar Kants, Judy Morris, Robert Coleby The Plumber is a 1979 Australian psychological thriller film. Written and directed by Peter Weir, The Plumber was originally made and broadcast as a television film in Australia in 1979 but was ...more

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Andie MacDowell, Gérard Depardieu, Bebe Neuwirth Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by Peter Weir and starring Gérard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell. The screenplay focuses on an American woman who ...more

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Bruce Spence, Chris Haywood, John Meillon The Cars That Ate Paris is a 1974 Australian horror comedy film. Directed by Peter Weir, it was his first feature film. Shot mostly in the rural town of Sofala, New South Wales, the film is set ...more

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Homesdale Peter Weir, Phillip Noyce, Kate Fitzpatrick Homesdale is a 1971 Australian film directed by Peter Weir. Homesdale is a black comedy about visitors at a guest-house acting out their violent private fantasies and games under the control of ...more

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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Amitabh Bachchan

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Three to Go Judy Morris Three to Go is a 1971 drama film written by Peter Weir, Oliver Howes, Brian Hannant and Bob Ellis. It is also directed by Peter Weir, Oliver Howes and Brian Hannant.