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

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

Examples include Macbeth and The Third Man.

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

If Orson Welles movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and William Powell too.

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Orson Welles Movies
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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Touch of Evil Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich

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The Third Man Orson Welles, Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten

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The Lady from Shanghai Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn

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The Magnificent Ambersons Orson Welles, Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead

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The Trial Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Romy Schneider

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Chimes at Midnight Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau

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The Stranger Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young

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Othello Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Hilton Edwards

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Mr. Arkadin Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Akim Tamiroff

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Jane Eyre Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien

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A Man for All Seasons John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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Macbeth Orson Welles, Roddy McDowall, Alan Napier

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The Long, Hot Summer Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury, Orson Welles

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Moby Dick Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, John Huston

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Journey into Fear Orson Welles, Dolores del Río, Joseph Cotten

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Waterloo Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Rod Steiger

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Compulsion Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod

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The Immortal Story Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Fernando Rey

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The V.I.P.s Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles

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Tomorrow Is Forever Natalie Wood, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert

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Casino Royale Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole

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Ten Days' Wonder Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli

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Prince of Foxes Orson Welles, Tyrone Power, Marina Berti

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Don Quixote Orson Welles, Fernando Rey, Akim Tamiroff

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The Man Who Saw Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Orson Welles Movies
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow Orson Welles

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The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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Duel in the Sun Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones

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In the Land of Don Quixote Orson Welles, Arnoldo Foà, Paola Mori

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Catch-22 Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

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The Kremlin Letter Orson Welles, Max von Sydow, George Sanders

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Is Paris Burning? Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins

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King Lear is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Orson Welles Movies
King Lear Orson Welles, Beatrice Straight, Alan Badel

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Mr. Arkadin: The Comprehensive... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Orson Welles Movies
Mr. Arkadin: The Comprehensive Version Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Akim Tamiroff

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Three Cases of Murder Orson Welles, Alan Badel, André Morell

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Treasure Island Orson Welles, Maria Rohm, Lionel Stander

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A Safe Place Jack Nicholson, Orson Welles, Tuesday Weld

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Battle of Neretva Orson Welles, Yul Brynner, Franco Nero

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Trent's Last Case Orson Welles, Michael Wilding, Margaret Lockwood

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Genocide Orson Welles

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The Other Side of the Wind Orson Welles, Dennis Hopper, John Huston

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History of the World, Part I Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

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Black Magic Orson Welles, Raymond Burr, Silvana Mangano

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The Black Rose Orson Welles, Peter Sellers, Tyrone Power

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David and Goliath Orson Welles, Hilton Edwards, Massimo Serato

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Too Much Johnson Joseph Cotten, Mary Wickes, Arlene Francis

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Start the Revolution Without Me Gene Wilder, Orson Welles, Donald Sutherland

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Filming Othello Orson Welles, Hilton Edwards, Robert Coote

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Ferry to Hong Kong Orson Welles, Sylvia Syms, Curd Jürgens

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A Woman Called Moses Orson Welles, Cicely Tyson, Will Geer