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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.

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

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  • 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 ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • 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.
  • 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 ...more
  • 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 ...more
  • Innocent Kate Brady (Rita Tushingham) leaves her family farm and heads for Dublin, where she lives with her former convent friend Baba Brennan (Lynn Redgrave). She soon meets older man Eugene (Peter ...more
  • In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live ...more
  • Middle-aged Johnnie Byrne (Peter Finch) is a member of the British House of Commons. Johnnie's life is in disarray -- not only has his marriage failed, but he has just lost out on a top advisory ...more
  • Young couple Sam (Arthur Hill) and Christine Bonner (Jane Fonda) are struggling in their marriage. Sam's devotion to his wife is intense, but Christine wants a little bit of breathing room. When he ...more
  • After mercifully killing her terminally ill lover, Dr. Christine Allison (Susan Hayward) loses her medical license and spends two years in prison. Once she has completed her sentence, the lawyer who ...more
  • Renowned for his flamboyant and witty persona, Irish writer Oscar Wilde (Peter Finch) clashes in court with the powerful Marquess of Queensberry (Lionel Jeffries), the father of his young lover, Lord ...more
  • When amateur detective Father Brown (Alec Guinness) is put in charge of shipping an extremely valuable religious artifact -- a crucifix -- from London to Rome, a master thief and master of disguise ...more
  • When John Wiley (Peter Finch), an affluent plantation owner, brings his new wife, Ruth (Elizabeth Taylor), to his estate in the jungles of Ceylon, she's overjoyed by the exotic location and luxurious ...more
  • Idealistic British surgeon Alec Windom (Peter Finch) travels to Burma, where he quickly becomes embroiled in the politics of the region. Favoring the native interests over the imperialists when the ...more
  • The Wooden Horse is a 1950 British Second World War war film starring Leo Genn, Anthony Steel and David Tomlinson and directed by Jack Lee. It is based on the book of the same name by Eric Williams, ...more
  • Tense tale about a group of men who are left stranded in the middle of the Arabian desert after a plane crash. Their only hope of survival is to rebuild the craft so that, phoenix-like, she may fly ...more
  • The Battle of the River Plate is a 1956 British war film by director-writer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, starring John Gregson, Anthony Quayle and Peter Finch. In the United States ...more
  • The Shiralee is a 1957 British film made by Ealing Studios, directed by Leslie Norman and based on the novel by D'Arcy Niland. Although all exterior scenes were filmed in Australia and Australian ...more
  • In 1940s Sierra Leone, expatriate Harry Scobie (Trevor Howard), a Catholic police officer, is trapped in a loveless marriage. While his unhappy wife is out of town, Harry quickly falls in love with ...more
  • Jo (Anne Bancroft) leaves the banality of her marriage to second husband Giles (Richard Johnson) to wed her screenwriter lover, Jake Armitage (Peter Finch), but insists her new husband adhere to her ...more
  • Judith
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    Judith is a 1966 drama film made by Command Productions, Cumulus Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Daniel Mann, produced by Kurt Unger from a screenplay by John Michael Hayes ...more
  • Under the rule of Prince John (Hubert Gregg), fledgling hero Robin Hood (Richard Todd) is forced to relinquish his property after beating the Sheriff of Nottingham (Peter Finch) in an archery ...more
  • The Fighting Rats of Tobruk is a 1944 Australian film directed by Charles Chauvel. The film follows three drover friends who enlist in the Australian Army together during World War II. Their story is ...more
  • Kidnapped is a 1960 Walt Disney Productions film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel, Kidnapped. It stars Peter Finch and James MacArthur, and was Disney's second production based on ...more
  • In this dramatization, members of the Revolutionary Cells and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijack an Air France flight, and the airplane makes its way to a Ugandan airport. The ...more