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The Best Oliver Reed Movies

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List of the best Oliver Reed movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Oliver Reed's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Oliver Reed movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Oliver Reed movies will be at the top of the list. Oliver Reed has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Oliver Reed movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Oliver Reed films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Oliver Reed role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Oliver Reed performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List ranges from Severed Ties to Hannibal Brooks, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Oliver Reed movies?" and "What are the greatest Oliver Reed roles of all time?"

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    The Trap

    Oliver Reed, Rita Tushingham

    Released1966

    Directed bySidney Hayers

    The Trap is an adventure/romance film released in 1966, written by David D. Osborn and directed by Sidney Hayers. Shot in the wilderness of the Canadian province of British Columbia, Oliver Reed and...  more
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    The Assassination Bureau

    Diana Rigg, Oliver Reed

    Released1969

    Directed byBasil Dearden

    The Assassination Bureau Limited is a black comedy film made in 1969 based on an unfinished novel, The Assassination Bureau, Ltd by Jack London. It stars Oliver Reed, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, and...  more
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    The Brood

    Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar

    Released1979

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    The Brood is a 1979 Canadian science fiction horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle. The film depicts a series of events committed...  more
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    The Return of the Musketeers

    Christopher Lee, Kim Cattrall

    Released1989

    Directed byRichard Lester

    The Return of the Musketeers is a 1989 film adaptation loosely based on the novel Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, following 1973's...  more
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    The Devils

    Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed

    Released1971

    Directed byKen Russell

    The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama horror film directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell's screenplay is based partially on the 1952 book The Devils of...  more
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    Oliver!

    Oliver Reed, Leonard Rossiter

    Released1968

    Directed byCarol Reed

    Oliver! is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed and based on the stage musical of the same name, with book, music and lyrics written by Lionel Bart. The screenplay was written by...  more

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    The System

    Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews

    Released1964

    Directed byMichael Winner

    The System is a 1964 British drama film directed by Michael Winner and starring Oliver Reed, Jane Merrow and Barbara Ferris. Julie Christie was originally intended to be in the film, but she had to...  more
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    The Three Musketeers

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee

    Released1973

    Directed byRichard Lester

    The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by George MacDonald Fraser. It was originally proposed in the 1960s as a...  more

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    The Jokers

    Oliver Reed, Michael Crawford

    Released1967

    Directed byMichael Winner

    The Jokers is a 1967 comedy film written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and directed by Michael Winner. The film stars Michael Crawford and Oliver Reed as brothers who hatch a plot to steal the...  more
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    Paranoiac

    Oliver Reed, Janette Scott

    Released1963

    Directed byFreddie Francis

    Paranoiac is a 1963 British suspense film from Hammer Films directed by Freddie Francis and starring Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, and Alexander Davion. The screenplay was written by...  more
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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, Derek...  more

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    The Four Musketeers

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Lester

    The Four Musketeers is a 1974 Richard Lester film that is a sequel to The Three Musketeers, and covers the second half of Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers. Fifteen years later, the cast and crew...  more

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    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    Uma Thurman, Robin Williams

    Released1988

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 British adventure fantasy comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, Oliver...  more

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    And Then There Were None

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed

    Released1974

    Directed byPeter Collinson

    And Then There Were None is a 1974 film version of the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name. Two previous films were released in 1945 and 1965, and a videotaped made-for-television version...  more
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    Royal Flash

    Malcolm McDowell, Bob Hoskins

    Released1975

    Directed byRichard Lester

    Royal Flash is a 1975 film based on George MacDonald Fraser's second Flashman novel, Royal Flash. It starred Malcolm McDowell as Flashman. Additionally, Oliver Reed appeared in the role of Otto von...  more
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    Lion of the Desert

    Oliver Reed, John Gielgud

    Released1981

    Directed byMoustapha Akkad

    Lion of the Desert is a 1981 Libyan historical action film starring Anthony Quinn as Libyan tribal leader Omar Mukhtar, a Bedouin leader fighting the Italian army in the years leading up to World War...  more

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    Released1976

    Directed byDon Taylor

    The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday is a 1976 Comedy film directed by Don Taylor starring Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Sylvia Miles and Kay Lenz....  more
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    The Pit and the Pendulum

    Oliver Reed, Lance Henriksen

    Released1991

    Directed byStuart Gordon

    The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1991 horror film directed by Stuart Gordon and based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The film is an amalgamation of several of Poe's tales, including "The Pit and...  more
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    The League of Gentlemen

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed

    Released1959

    Directed byBasil Dearden

    The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, and Richard Attenborough. It is based on the 1958 novel The...  more
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    The Hunting Party

    Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen

    Released1971

    Directed byDon Medford

    The Hunting Party is a 1971 American-British western film directed by Don Medford for Levy-Gardner-Laven and starring Oliver Reed, Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Simon Oakland and Ronald Howard....  more
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    Crossed Swords

    Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston

    Released1977

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Crossed Swords is a 1977 action adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, based on The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. It stars Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Raquel Welch and...  more
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    Revolver

    Oliver Reed, Paola Pitagora

    Released1973

    Directed bySergio Sollima

    Revolver is a poliziottesco film directed by Sergio Sollima and released in 1973. It stars Oliver Reed and Fabio Testi and the film's theme "Un Amico" which was scored by Ennio Morricone was also...  more
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    Burnt Offerings

    Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith

    Released1976

    Directed byDan Curtis

    Burnt Offerings is a 1976 mystery horror film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Robert Marasco. Directed by Dan Curtis, the film stars Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Lee H....  more

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    The Curse of the Werewolf

    Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis

    Released1961

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    The Curse of the Werewolf is a British film based on the novel The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore. The film was made by the British film studio Hammer Film Productions and was shot at Bray Studios....  more
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    Hannibal Brooks

    Oliver Reed, Michael J. Pollard

    Released1969

    Directed byMichael Winner

    Hannibal Brooks is a 1969 British war comedy film directed by Michael Winner and written by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement based on a story by Winner and Tom Wright. The film follows a prisoner of...  more