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The Best Peter Lorre Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 12.6k votes 1.2k voters 21.1k views64 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?"

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    Hollywood Canteen

    Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck
    Hollywood Canteen is a 1944 American musical romantic comedy film starring Joan Leslie, Robert...  more
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    The Maltese Falcon

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre
    The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by...  more

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    #9 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#627 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart
    Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on...  more

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    #30 of 376 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#93 of 155 The Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk...  more

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    #89 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels#41 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Peter Lorre, Edna Best
    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a British suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring...  more
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    Casbah

    Eartha Kitt, Peter Lorre
    Casbah is a musical film directed by John Berry, starring Yvonne DeCarlo and Tony Martin, and...  more
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    Mr. Moto's Gamble

    Peter Lorre, Ward Bond
    Mr. Moto's Gamble is the third film in the Mr. Moto series starring Peter Lorre as the title...  more
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    Mysterious Mr. Moto

    Peter Lorre, Leon Ames
    Mysterious Mr. Moto, produced in 1938 by Twentieth Century Fox, is the fifth in a series of...  more
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    Mr. Moto's Last Warning

    Peter Lorre, George Sanders
    Mr. Moto’s Last Warning is the sixth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr....  more
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    Mr. Moto Takes a Chance

    Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson
    Mr. Moto Takes a Chance is the fourth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr....  more
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    Mr. Moto in Danger Island

    Peter Lorre, Ward Bond
    Mr. Moto in Danger Island is a 1939 film directed by Herbert I. Leeds....  more
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    Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation

    Peter Lorre, Joseph Schildkraut
    Mr Moto Takes A Vacation is a Norman Foster-directed entry in the Mr Moto film series, with...  more
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    Thank You, Mr. Moto

    Peter Lorre, John Carradine
    Thank You, Mr. Moto is the second in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto....  more
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    Hotel Berlin

    Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey
    Hotel Berlin is a drama film set in Berlin near the close of World War II, made by Warner...  more
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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre
    Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring...  more

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    #126 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#221 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

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    Passage to Marseille

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre
    Passage to Marseille is a 1944 war film made by Warner Brothers, directed by Michael Curtiz...  more
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    Hollywood Party

    Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney
    Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by...  more
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    Casino Royale

    Peter Lorre, Linda Christian
    Casino Royale is a 1954 television adaptation of the novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. An...  more
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    Double Confession

    Peter Lorre, William Hartnell
    Double Confession is a 1950 British crime film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Derek...  more
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    Muscle Beach Party

    Don Rickles, Annette Funicello
    Muscle Beach Party is the second of seven beach party films produced by American International...  more
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    Rope of Sand

    Burt Lancaster, Peter Lorre
    Rope of Sand is a 1949 adventure-suspense film noir produced by Hal Wallis and directed by...  more
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    Scent of Mystery

    Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Lorre
    Scent of Mystery is a 1960 mystery film that featured the one and only use of Smell-O-Vision,...  more
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    Think Fast, Mr. Moto

    Peter Lorre, J. Carrol Naish
    Think Fast, Mr. Moto is a 1937 film featuring a mysterious Japanese detective named Mr. Moto....  more
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    Around the World in 80 Days

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine
    Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring...  more

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    Stranger on the Third Floor

    Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook
    Stranger on the Third Floor is a 1940 film noir, starring Peter Lorre and released by RKO...  more