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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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    Network

    Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway

    Released1976

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars Faye...  more

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    The Nun's Story

    Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch

    Released1959

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    The Nun's Story is a 1959 Warner Bros film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same title by Kathryn...  more
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    A Town Like Alice

    Peter Finch, Vincent Ball

    Released1956

    Directed byJack Lee

    A Town Like Alice is a 1956 British drama film, based on the 1950 novel by Nevil Shute and with Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch in the leading roles. The film does not follow the whole novel,...  more
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    Lost Horizon

    John Gielgud, George Kennedy

    Released1973

    Directed byCharles Jarrott

    Lost Horizon is a 1973 American musical film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, Sally Kellerman, Bobby Van, George Kennedy, Olivia Hussey,...  more
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    Girl with Green Eyes

    Lynn Redgrave, Peter Finch

    Released1964

    Directed byDesmond Davis

    Girl with Green Eyes is a 1964 British drama film, which Edna O'Brien adapted from her own novel, The Lonely Girl. It was directed by Desmond Davis, and stars Peter Finch, Rita Tushingham, Lynn...  more
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    The Flight of the Phoenix

    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. The...  more

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    The Battle of the River Plate

    Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee

    Released1956

    Directed byEmeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

    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

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    Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Murray Head, Glenda Jackson

    Released1971

    Directed byJohn 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...  more

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    In the Cool of the Day

    Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury

    Released1963

    Directed byRobert Stevens

    In the Cool of the Day is an American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Metrocolor and Panavision. The film is a romantic drama film directed by Robert Stevens and starring Peter Finch, Jane...  more
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    Far from the Madding Crowd

    Julie Christie, Terence Stamp

    Released1967

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Far from the Madding Crowd is a 1967 British drama film adapted from Thomas Hardy's book of the same name. The film, starring Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp, and Peter Finch, and directed...  more
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    No Love for Johnnie

    Oliver Reed, Peter Finch

    Released1961

    Directed byRalph Thomas

    No Love for Johnnie is a 1961 British drama film directed by Ralph Thomas. It was based on the book of the same title by the Member of Parliament Wilfred Fienburgh and stars Peter Finch. The film had...  more
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    Father Brown

    Alec Guinness, Peter Finch

    Released1954

    Directed byRobert Hamer

    Father Brown is a 1954 British mystery comedy film. Technically, the film is a remake of the 1934 Paramount picture Father Brown, Detective, starring Walter Connolly, Paul Lukas and Gertrude Michael,...  more
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    I Thank a Fool

    Susan Hayward, Peter Finch

    Released1962

    Directed byRobert Stevens

    I Thank a Fool is a 1962 British crime film made by Eaton and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Robert Stevens and produced by Anatole de Grunwald from a screenplay by Karl Tunberg based on the...  more
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    The Shiralee

    Peter Finch, Bryan Brown

    Released1957

    Directed byLeslie Norman

    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
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    The Wooden Horse

    Peter Finch, David Greene

    Released1950

    Directed byJack Lee

    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
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    10:30 P.M. Summer

    Romy Schneider, Peter Finch

    Released1966

    Directed byJules 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....  more
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    The Red Tent

    Sean Connery, Claudia Cardinale

    Released1969

    Directed byMikhail Kalatozov

    The Red Tent is a joint Soviet/Italian 1969 film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. The film is based on the story of the mission to rescue Umberto Nobile and the other survivors of the crash of the...  more
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    Make Me an Offer

    Peter Finch

    Released1954

    Directed byCyril Frankel

    Make Me an Offer is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Cyril Frankel and starring Peter Finch as an antique dealer....  more
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    Robbery Under Arms

    David McCallum, Peter Finch

    Released1957

    Directed byJack Lee

    Robbery Under Arms is a 1957 film directed by Jack Lee....  more
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    Operation Amsterdam

    Peter Finch, Eva Bartok

    Released1959

    Directed byMichael McCarthy

    Operation Amsterdam is a 1959 British action film, directed by Michael McCarthy, and featuring Peter Finch, Eva Bartok and Tony Britton. It is based on a true story as described in the book Adventure...  more
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    First Men in the Moon

    Peter Finch, Martha Hyer

    Released1964

    Directed byNathan H. Juran

    First Men in the Moon is a 1964 British science fiction film directed by Nathan Juran and starring Edward Judd, Martha Hyer and Lionel Jeffries. It is an adaptation by the noted science-fiction...  more
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    The Trials of Oscar Wilde

    Peter Finch, Lionel Jeffries

    Released1960

    Directed byKen Hughes

    The Trials of Oscar Wilde also known as The Man with the Green Carnation and The Green Carnation, is a 1960 British film based on the libel and subsequent criminal cases involving Oscar Wilde and the...  more
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    Castle Keep

    Burt Lancaster, Bruce Dern

    Released1969

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Castle Keep is a "firmly pro- and anti-war" 1969 American war film combining surrealism with tragic realism. It was directed by Sydney Pollack and starred Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre...  more
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    Elephant Walk

    Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch

    Released1954

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Elephant Walk is a 1954 Paramount Pictures film, directed by William Dieterle, and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch and Abraham Sofaer. It is based upon the novel Elephant Walk by...  more
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    The Legend of Lylah Clare

    Kim Novak, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1968

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    The Legend of Lylah Clare is a 1968 American drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Robert Aldrich. The film stars Peter Finch, Kim Novak, Ernest Borgnine, Michael Murphy, and...  more