The Best Peter Finch Movies

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

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  • A Town Like Alice
    Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki
    23 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Jack Lee
    This drama, based on the book by Nevil Shute, focuses on Jean Paget (Virginia McKenna), a British office worker captured by the Japanese in Malaysia during World War II. Kept with other women prisoners, Jean eventually meets Australian soldier Joe Harman (Peter Finch), who secretly aids the weary group by stealing food. When Joe's actions are discovered, he is punished, and Jean assumes him to be dead. However, years later, she finds out he may still be alive, and sets out in search of him.

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  • The Nun's Story
    Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans
    22 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
    Willful and outspoken Gabrielle van der Mal (Audrey Hepburn), the daughter of a prominent Belgian surgeon (Dean Jagger), leaves her upper-class existence to become a nun. As Sister Luke, she is eventually sent to the Belgian Congo, where she excels as a nurse working with a skilled doctor (Peter Finch). However, her willingness to continue as a nun is challenged when her father is killed by the Nazis, and she no longer feels that she can maintain the neutrality of her order.

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  • Network
    Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch, William Holden
    29 votes
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
    Network, a satirical drama, unwraps the world of television news. It's a story about Howard Beale (Peter Finch), an aging TV anchor, who after learning about his imminent dismissal, announces he'll commit suicide on live broadcast. His outburst becomes an unexpected ratings hit and the network exploits his madness for profit. Faye Dunaway plays Diana Christensen, a ruthless programming executive, who orchestrates this spectacle. Directed by Sidney Lumet and written by Paddy Chayefsky, Network won four Academy Awards in 1977 including Best Actor (Finch) and Best Actress (Dunaway). This movie poses poignant questions about media ethics and audience voyeurism.

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  • Far from the Madding Crowd
    Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates
    24 votes
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
    Based on Thomas Hardy's renowned novel, this British drama focuses on Bathsheba Everdene (Julie Christie), a beautiful young woman who inherits a picturesque farm from her uncle and is determined to run it herself. Three very different suitors -- Francis Troy (Terence Stamp), an intense soldier; William Boldwood (Peter Finch), a middle-aged farmer; and Gabriel Oak (Alan Bates), a shepherd of modest means -- all contend for Bathsheba's hand, and conflict is inevitable.

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  • 10:30 P.M. Summer
    Romy Schneider, Peter Finch, Melina Mercouri
    15 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Jules Dassin
    10:30 P.M. Summer is a 1966 American drama film directed by Jules Dassin, husband of star Melina Mercouri. It is based on the novel Ten-Thirty on a Summer Night by Marguerite Duras.
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Murray Head, Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch
    22 votes
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
    Sunday Bloody Sunday is a 1971 British drama film directed by John Schlesinger. A free-spirited young bisexual artist has simultaneous relationships with a female recruitment consultant and a male Jewish doctor.