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

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

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough Dracula is a 1958 British horror film. It is the first in the series of Hammer Horror films inspired by the Bram Stoker novel Dracula. It was directed by Terence Fisher, and stars Christopher ...more

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The Curse of Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Peter Cushing Movies
Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions, loosely based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was Hammer's first colour horror film, and the ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Felix Aylmer The Mummy is a 1959 British horror film, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. It was written by Jimmy Sangster and produced by Michael Carreras and Anthony ...more

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Peter Cushing, Martita Hunt, Freda Jackson The Brides of Dracula is a 1960 British Hammer Film Productions Horror film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Peter Cushing as Van Helsing; David Peel as Baron Meinster, a disciple of Count ...more

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Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Derek Fowlds Frankenstein Created Woman is a 1967 British Hammer Horror film directed by Terence Fisher. It stars Peter Cushing as Baron Frankenstein and Susan Denberg as his new creation. It is the fourth ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, John Le Mesurier The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1959 British gothic horror and mystery film, directed by Terence Fisher and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It is based on the novel of the same name by ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton The Gorgon is a 1964 British horror film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Films. It stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard Pasco. The film was photographed by ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas Horror Express, also known as Pánico en el Transiberiano/Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express, is a 1972 Spanish/British horror film directed by Eugenio Martín and starring ...more

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Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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Christopher Lee, Donald Sutherland, Peter Cushing Dr. Terror's House of Horrors is a 1965 British horror film from Amicus Productions, directed by veteran horror director Freddie Francis, written by Milton Subotsky, and starring Peter Cushing ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Gough The Skull is a 1965 British horror film directed by Freddie Francis for Amicus Productions. It starred the frequently paired horror actors Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, alongside Patrick ...more

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Peter Cushing, Patrick Troughton, Madeline Smith Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell is a 1974 British horror film, directed by Terence Fisher and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It stars Peter Cushing, Shane Briant and David Prowse. ...more

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Peter Cushing, Lionel Jeffries, Arnold Diamond The Revenge of Frankenstein is a 1958 British horror film made by Hammer Film Productions. Directed by Terence Fisher, the film stars Peter Cushing, Francis Matthews, Michael Gwynn and Eunice ...more

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Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is a British horror film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions from 1969. The cast includes Peter Cushing, Freddie Jones, Veronica Carlson and ...more

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Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson Tales from the Crypt is a 1972 British horror film, directed by Freddie Francis. It is an anthology film consisting of five separate segments, based on stories from EC Comics. Only two of the ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Duncan Lamont The Creeping Flesh is a 1973 British horror film. The film was directed by Freddie Francis, and stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Lorna Heilbron.

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Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing The House That Dripped Blood is a 1971 British horror anthology film directed by Peter Duffell and distributed by Amicus Productions. It stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Nyree Dawn Porter, ...more

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Christopher Lee, Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing She is a 1965 Metrocolor film made by Hammer Film Productionsin CinemaScope, based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard. It was directed by Robert Day and stars Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, ...more

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Peter Cushing, Donald Pleasence, Billie Whitelaw The Flesh and the Fiends is a 1960 British horror film starring Peter Cushing as medical doctor Robert Knox, who purchases human corpses for research from an obliging pair named Burke and Hare.

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Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland, Peter Cushing Asylum is a 1972 British horror film made by Amicus Productions. The film was directed by Roy Ward Baker, produced by Milton Subotsky, and scripted by Robert Bloch. Baker had considerable ...more

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Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont The Evil of Frankenstein is a 1964 British Hammer Film Productions film directed by Freddie Francis. It stars Peter Cushing and New Zealand wrestler Kiwi Kingston. The film's version of the ...more

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Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing House of the Long Shadows is a 1983 horror-parody film directed by Pete Walker. It is notable because four iconic horror film stars, Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John ...more

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Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Judy Geeson A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys' school, but finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man - and nobody believes her.

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Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker, Robert Brown The Abominable Snowman is a 1957 British horror film directed by Val Guest. Made by Hammer Film Productions, it is based on a 1955 BBC television play, The Creature, written by Nigel Kneale, who ...more

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Peter Cushing, Diana Dors, Donald Pleasence From Beyond the Grave is a 1974 British anthology horror film from Amicus Productions, directed by horror director Kevin Connor, produced by Milton Subotsky and based on stories by R. ...more

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Michael Gambon, Peter Cushing, Charles Gray The Beast Must Die is a 1974 horror film directed by Paul Annett. The screenplay was written by Michael Winder, based on the short story "There Shall Be No Darkness" by James Blish. ...more

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Burgess Meredith, Jack Palance, Peter Cushing Torture Garden is a 1967 British horror film made by Amicus Productions. It was directed by Freddie Francis and scripted by Robert Bloch. It stars Burgess Meredith, Jack Palance, Michael Ripper, ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Kenneth Cope Night of the Big Heat is a 1967 British sci-fi horror film released by Planet Film Productions. Based on the 1959 novel of the same name by John Lymington, the film was directed by Terence ...more

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Oliver Reed, Peter Cushing, Patrick Allen Captain Clegg is a 1962 Hammer Film Productions film. In the United States, it is known as Night Creatures. It is loosely based on Doctor Syn and stars Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, and Patrick

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Christopher Lee, Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing Dracula A.D. 1972 is a 1972 horror film, directed by Alan Gibson and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It was written by Don Houghton and stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Stephanie ...more

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Peter Cushing, Eddie Byrne, Edward Judd Island of Terror is a 1966 British horror film released by Planet Film Productions. The film was released in the US by Universal Studios on a double bill with The Projected Man. The idea for the ...more

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Oliver Reed, Peter Sallis, Warren Mitchell 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 ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing Nothing But the Night is a 1973 British horror film directed by Peter Sasdy, starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

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Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Joseph Cotten Dr. Phibes Rises Again! is a sequel to The Abominable Dr. Phibes. It was directed by Robert Fuest, and stars Vincent Price as Dr. Anton Phibes.

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Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Michael Parkinson Madhouse is a 1974 British horror film directed by Jim Clark for Amicus Productions in association with American International Pictures. It stars Vincent Price, Natasha Pyne, Peter Cushing, ...more

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Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Peter Cushing The Satanic Rites of Dracula is a 1973 horror film directed by Alan Gibson and produced by Hammer Film Productions. It is the eighth film in Hammer's Dracula series, and the seventh and final ...more

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Zsa Zsa Gábor, José Ferrer, Peter Cushing Moulin Rouge is a 1952 British drama film directed by John Huston, produced by John and James Woolf for their Romulus Films company and released by United Artists. The film is set in Paris in ...more

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Christopher Lee, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons Hamlet is a 1948 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted and directed by and starring Sir Laurence Olivier. Hamlet was Olivier's second film as director, and also ...more

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John Hurt, Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson The Ghoul is a 1975 British Tyburn Film Productions horror film starring Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, John Hurt and Alexandra Bastedo. In the United States, the film was released as Night Of ...more

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Deborah Kerr, Peter Cushing, John Mills The End of the Affair is a black and white 1955 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Peter Cushing and John Mills. It is based on the novel The End of the ...more

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Stan Laurel, Peter Cushing, Oliver Hardy A Chump at Oxford, directed in 1939 by Alfred J. Goulding and released in 1940 by United Artists, was the penultimate Laurel and Hardy film made at the Hal Roach studios. Originally released as ...more

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Peter Cushing, John Carradine, Brooke Adams Shock Waves, is a 1977 horror movie written and directed by Ken Wiederhorn. A group of tourists encounter aquatic Nazi zombies when they become shipwrecked. It stars Peter Cushing as a former SS ...more

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Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Barrie Ingham Dr. Who and the Daleks was the first of two Doctor Who films made by Amicus Productions in the 1960s. It was followed by Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. The film features Peter Cushing as Dr. ...more

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Peter Cushing, Julie Ege, David Chiang The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires is a 1974 horror film produced by Hammer Studios and Shaw Brothers Studio. It was released in North America in an edited version as The Seven Brothers Meet ...more

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Christopher Lee, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing Scream and Scream Again is a 1970 conspiracy-thriller / science fiction film. It marks the second teaming, after The Oblong Box, of actors Vincent Price and Christopher Lee with director Gordon ...more

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Oliver Reed, Peter Cushing, Nigel Green Sword of Sherwood Forest is a 1960 British adventure film directed by Terence Fisher for Hammer Film Productions. Richard Greene reprises the role of Robin Hood, which he played in The ...more

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Caroline Munro, Peter Cushing, Doug McClure At the Earth's Core is a 1976 fantasy-science fiction film produced by Britain's Amicus Productions. It was directed by Kevin Connor and starred Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro, Philippa Herring ...more

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Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Andrew Keir Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. is a 1966 British science fiction film and the second of two films based on the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. It was the sequel to Dr. ...more

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Cash on Demand Peter Cushing Cash on Demand is a 1961 British thriller film directed by Quentin Lawrence and starring Peter Cushing. The film company Hammer Film Productions invested the equivalent of £37,000 in 2009 ...more

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Peter Cushing, Robert Flemyng, Glynn Edwards The Blood Beast Terror is a 1967 British horror film released by Tigon in February 1968. In the United States it was released by Pacemaker Pictures on a double-bill with Slaughter of the ...more