The Best Peter Lorre Movies 

Updated September 23, 2019 8.5k votes 1.1k voters 20.5k views 64 items

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

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

List films range from Hotel Berlin to Five Weeks in a Balloon.

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

If you're a fan of Peter Lorre, then check out our lists of the best Charles Laughton and Edward G. Robinson movies as well.

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Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Peter Lorre

Released: 1944

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Hollywood Canteen is a 1944 American musical romantic comedy film starring Joan Leslie, Robert Hutton, and Dane Clark and distributed by Warner Bros. The film was written and directed by Delmer ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

Released: 1942

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars ...more

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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

Released: 1941

Directed by: John Huston

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. Directed by John Huston, the film stars Humphrey Bogart as private investigator Sam ...more

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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains

Released: 1944

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Passage to Marseille is a 1944 war film made by Warner Brothers, directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis with Jack L. Warner as executive producer. The screenplay was by Casey ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre. It was the first CinemaScope science fiction film and ...more

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Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

Released: 1944

Directed by: Frank Capra

Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The script adaptation was by ...more

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Peter Lorre, Robert Alda, Andrea King

Released: 1946

Directed by: Robert Florey

The Beast with Five Fingers is a horror film directed by Robert Florey and with a screenplay by Curt Siodmak, based on a short story by W. F. Harvey first published in the New Decameron. The ...more
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Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Ian Wolfe

Released: 1946

Directed by: Don Siegel

The Verdict is a 1946 film noir mystery drama directed by Don Siegel and written by Peter Milne, based on Israel Zangwill's novel The Big Bow Mystery. It stars Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre ...more
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Peter Lorre, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Sydney Greenstreet

Released: 1946

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Three Strangers is a Warner Bros. film noir crime drama, starring Sydney Greenstreet, Geraldine Fitzgerald, and Peter Lorre, and featuring Joan Lorring and Alan Napier. It was directed by Jean ...more
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Don Rickles, Annette Funicello, Peter Lorre

Released: 1964

Directed by: William Asher

Muscle Beach Party is the second of seven beach party films produced by American International Pictures. It stars Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and was directed by William Asher, who also ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre, Charles Boyer

Released: 1945

Directed by: Herman Shumlin

Confidential Agent is a 1945 spy film starring Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall, and made by Warner Bros. The movie was directed by Herman Shumlin and produced by Robert Buckner with Jack L. ...more
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Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen, Georg John

Released: 1931

Directed by: Fritz Lang

M is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. It was written by Lang and his wife Thea von Harbou and was the director's first sound film. Now ...more


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Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook, Jr.

Released: 1940

Directed by: Boris Ingster

Stranger on the Third Floor is a 1940 film noir, starring Peter Lorre and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film was directed by Boris Ingster and co-written by Nathaniel West. Stranger on the ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre

Released: 1953

Directed by: John Huston

Beat the Devil is a 1953 film directed by John Huston. The screenplay was by Huston and Truman Capote, loosely based upon a novel of the same name by British journalist Claud Cockburn, writing ...more

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Peter Lorre, Edna Best, Pierre Fresnay

Released: 1934

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

The Man Who Knew Too Much is a British suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring Peter Lorre, and released by Gaumont British. It was one of the most successful and critically ...more
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Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe

Released: 1941

Directed by: Wallace MacDonald, Robert Florey

The Face Behind the Mask is a crime-drama film released by Columbia Pictures in 1941. It stars Peter Lorre and Evelyn Keyes and was directed by Robert Florey. The screenplay was adapted by Paul ...more
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Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine, Peter Lorre

Released: 1961

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is an American science fiction film, produced and directed by Irwin Allen, released by 20th Century Fox in 1961. The story was written by Irwin Allen and Charles ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff

Released: 1963

Directed by: Roger Corman

The Raven is a 1963 American independent B movie/horror-comedy film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff as a trio of rival ...more

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Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Red Buttons

Released: 1962

Directed by: Irwin Allen

Five Weeks in a Balloon is a 1962 film directed by Irwin Allen.
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Casbah Eartha Kitt, Peter Lorre, Yvonne De Carlo

Released: 1948

Directed by: John Berry

Casbah is a musical film directed by John Berry, starring Yvonne DeCarlo and Tony Martin, and released by Universal Studios.
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Peter Lorre, Colin Clive, Sara Haden

Released: 1935

Directed by: Karl Freund

Mad Love is a 1935 American horror film, an adaptation of Maurice Renard's story The Hands of Orlac. It was directed by German-émigré film maker Karl Freund, and stars Peter Lorre ...more
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Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone

Released: 1962

Directed by: Roger Corman

Tales of Terror is an American International Pictures horror film starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Basil Rathbone; it is the fourth in the so-called Corman-Poe cycle of eight films ...more
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Peter Lorre, J. Carrol Naish, Sig Ruman

Released: 1937

Directed by: Norman Foster

Think Fast, Mr. Moto is a 1937 film featuring a mysterious Japanese detective named Mr. Moto. It is the first of eight films in the Mr. Moto series, all based on Mr. Moto novels written by John ...more
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Peter Lorre, Robert (Tex) Allen, Edward Arnold

Released: 1935

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Crime and Punishment is a 1935 film directed by Josef von Sternberg for Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was adapted by Joseph Anthony and S.K. Lauren from Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel of the same ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Gleason, Peter Lorre

Released: 1942

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

All Through the Night is a light-hearted thriller film released by Warner Brothers in 1941, starring Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt and Kaaren Verne, and featuring many of the Warner Bros. ...more