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The Best Movies Directed by Peter Weir

Updated September 20, 2019 711 votes 189 voters 8.1k views17 items

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.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Peter Weir direct?” or “who is Peter Weir?” 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 Weir?” and “what's a good selection of good Peter Weir movies?”

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

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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  • The Truman Show1
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    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed...  more

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  • Witness2
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    Witness

    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and...  more

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  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World3

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film...  more

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  • Dead Poets Society4
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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke

    Released1989

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film written by Tom Schulman, directed by Peter...  more

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  • Picnic at Hanging Rock5
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    Picnic at Hanging Rock

    Jacki Weaver, Rachel Roberts

    Released1975

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Picnic at Hanging Rock is a 1975 Australian mystery drama film directed by Peter Weir and...  more

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  • Gallipoli6
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    Gallipoli

    Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter

    Released1981

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian film directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson and Mark...  more

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  • The Year of Living Dangerously7
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    The Year of Living Dangerously

    Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1982

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1982 drama film directed by Peter Weir and adapted from...  more
  • The Last Wave8
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    The Last Wave

    Richard Chamberlain, Vivean Gray

    Released1977

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Last Wave is an Australian mystery drama from 1977, directed by Peter Weir. It is about a...  more
  • Fearless9
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    Fearless

    Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1993

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Fearless is a 1993 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Jeff Bridges,...  more
  • The Mosquito Coast10
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    The Mosquito Coast

    Harrison Ford, Helen Mirren

    Released1986

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Mosquito Coast is a 1986 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison...  more
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  • The Way Back11
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    The Way Back

    Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan

    Released2010

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Way Back is a 2010 epic drama film directed by Peter Weir, from a screenplay by Weir and...  more

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  • Green Card12
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    Green Card

    Andie MacDowell, Gérard Depardieu

    Released1990

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy film written, produced, directed by Peter Weir and...  more

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  • The Plumber13
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    The Plumber

    Ivar Kants, Judy Morris

    Released1979

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Plumber is a 1979 Australian psychological thriller film. Written and directed by Peter...  more
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  • The Cars That Ate Paris14
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    The Cars That Ate Paris

    Bruce Spence, Chris Haywood

    Released1974

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Cars That Ate Paris is a 1974 Australian horror comedy film. Directed by Peter Weir, it...  more
  • Homesdale15
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    Homesdale

    Peter Weir, Phillip Noyce

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Homesdale is a 1971 Australian film directed by Peter Weir. Homesdale is a black comedy about...  more
  • Shantaram16
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    Shantaram

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Directed byPeter Weir, Mira Nair

  • Three to Go17
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    Three to Go

    Judy Morris

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Weir, Oliver Howes, Brian Hannant

    Three to Go is a 1971 drama film written by Peter Weir, Oliver Howes, Brian Hannant and Bob...  more
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