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The Best Omar Sharif Movies

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List of the best Omar Sharif movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Omar Sharif'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 Omar Sharif movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Omar Sharif movies will be at the top of the list. Omar Sharif has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Omar Sharif movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Omar Sharif films to end the squabble once and for all.

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  • 1


    Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif


    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and his mustang Hidalgo. It recounts Hopkins' racing his horse in Arabia in 1891 against Bedouins riding...  more
  • 2

    The 13th Warrior

    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas


    Directed byJohn McTiernan, Michael Crichton

    The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf. It stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Diane Venora and...  more

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  • 3

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole


    Directed byDavid Lean

    Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the...  more

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  • 4

    The Pink Panther Strikes Again

    Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif


    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and picks up where The Return of the Pink Panther leaves off. Released in 1976, Strikes Again is the third entry to include...  more

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  • 5

    Doctor Zhivago

    Omar Sharif, Julie Christie


    Directed byDavid Lean

    Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to WWI, and is based on...  more

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  • 6

    The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif


    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Fall of the Roman Empire is a 1964 epic film starring Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason, Christopher Plummer, Mel Ferrer and Omar Sharif. It was directed by Anthony Mann and...  more

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  • 7

    The Ten Commandments

    Omar Sharif, Padma Lakshmi


    Directed byRobert Dornhelm

    The Ten Commandments is a 2006 miniseries that dramatizes the biblical story of Moses. It ran on the ABC TV network....  more
  • 8

    Genghis Khan

    Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach


    Directed byHenry Levin

    Genghis Khan is a 1965 film depicting the life and conquests of the Mongol emperor Genghis Khan. It was released in the United Kingdom and the United States in 1965 by Columbia Pictures, it was...  more
  • 9

    Top Secret!

    Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif


    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Top Secret! is a 1984 action comedy film directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, whose previous picture had been Airplane! It stars Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter...  more

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  • 10

    The Yellow Rolls-Royce

    Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif


    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1964 dramatic composite film written by Terence Rattigan, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith, the trio responsible for The V.I.P.s. Apparently...  more
  • 11

    The Tamarind Seed

    Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif


    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Tamarind Seed is a 1974 American-British romantic drama film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. Based on the 1971 novel The Tamarind Seed by Evelyn...  more
  • 12

    Monsieur Ibrahim

    Omar Sharif, Isabelle Adjani


    Directed byFrançois Dupeyron

    Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, also known as Monsieur Ibrahim in English, is a 2003 French movie starring Omar Sharif, and directed by François Dupeyron. The movie is based on a book and a...  more

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  • 13

    Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior

    David Hasselhoff, Omar Sharif


    Directed byJoshua Sinclair

    Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior is the true story of the legendary African warrior and his struggle to unite his people against the largest empire in the world. As England expands its colonies...  more
  • 14

    The Horsemen

    Omar Sharif, Jack Palance


    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    The Horsemen is a 1971 film starring Omar Sharif, directed by John Frankenheimer; screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. Based on a novel by French writer Joseph Kessel, Les Cavaliers shows Afghanistan and its...  more
  • 15

    Rambo III

    Sylvester Stallone, Omar Sharif


    Directed byPeter MacDonald

    Rambo III is a 1988 American action film. It is the third film in the Rambo series following First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II. Sixty-five seconds of the film were cut in the UK version for...  more

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  • 16

    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

    Christian Bale, Omar Sharif


    Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky

    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (NBC, 1986), also titled Anastasia: The Story of Anna, is an American-Austrian-Italian made-for-television biographical film broadcast in two parts. The film was...  more
  • 17

    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif


    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Funny Girl, the film, is a 1968 American biographical romantic musical comedy-drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the eponymous stage...  more

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  • 18

    10,000 BC

    Camilla Belle, Omar Sharif


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    10,000 BC is a 2008 American epic fantasy adventure film from Warner Bros. Pictures set in the prehistoric era. It was directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Steven Strait and Camilla Belle. The world...  more
  • 19

    The Parole Officer

    Lena Headey, Omar Sharif


    Directed byJohn Duigan

    The Parole Officer is a 2001 British comedy film, directed by John Duigan. It was the first feature film to star comedian Steve Coogan. The film follows a diverse group of former criminals as they...  more
  • 20


    Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier


    Directed byTerence Young

    Inchon is a 1981 South Korean-American film about the Battle of Inchon. The film was directed by Terence Young and financed by Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon. It stars Laurence Olivier as...  more
  • 21

    One Night with the King

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole


    Directed byMichael O. Sajbel

    One Night with the King is a historical epic film that was released in 2006 in the United States. Based on the novel Hadassah: One Night with the King by Tommy Tenney and Mark Andrew Olsen, One Night...  more

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  • 22

    The Burglars

    Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon


    Directed byHenri Verneuil

    Le Casse is a 1971 movie directed by French director Henri Verneuil, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Omar Sharif, Dyan Cannon and Robert Hossein. It is based on the 1953 novel by David Goodis and...  more
  • 23

    The Night of the Generals

    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole


    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British WWII mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence,...  more
  • 24

    Ayyamna al-Holwa

    Omar Sharif, Abdel Halim Hafez


    Directed byHelmy Halim

    Ayyamna al-Holwa is a 1955 Egyptian romance/musical film directed and co-written by the Egyptian film director and writer Helmy Halim. It starred Abdel Halim Hafez, Ahmed Ramzy, Omar Sharif, and...  more
  • 25

    Imperium: Saint Peter

    Omar Sharif, Marco Leonardi


    Directed byGiulio Base

    Imperium: Saint Peter is a 2005 Italian television-film about the life and work of Saint Peter. The film stars Omar Sharif as Peter, and was originally released as San Pietro....  more