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The Best Peter Lorre Movies

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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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  • On medical leave in Los Angeles to recover from injuries sustained on the Pacific front, Cpl. Slim Green (Robert Hutton) and Sgt. Nolan (Dane Clark) discover the Hollywood Canteen, a USO-inspired ...more
  • 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
  • In 1866, Professor Pierre M. Aronnax (Paul Lukas) and his assistant Conseil (Peter Lorre), stranded in San Francisco by reports of a giant sea monster attacking ships in the Pacific Ocean, are ...more
  • 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 Spade ...more
  • Black Angel is a 1946 film noir, based on the novel The Black Angel by Cornell Woolrich. The film was director Roy William Neill's last film.
  • 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 Humphrey ...more
  • Mr. Moto Takes a Chance is the fourth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto, although it was the second one actually filmed, following Think Fast, Mr. Moto. The film is based on ...more
  • Mr. Moto in Danger Island is a 1939 film directed by Herbert I. Leeds.
  • Thank You, Mr. Moto is the second in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto. It was based on the novel of the same name by the detective's creator, John P. Marquand. Mr. Moto ...more
  • Scent of Mystery is a 1960 mystery film that featured the one and only use of Smell-O-Vision, a system that timed odors to points in the film's plot. It was the first film in which aromas were ...more
  • Mr. Moto's Gamble is the third film in the Mr. Moto series starring Peter Lorre as the title character. It is best remembered for originating as a movie in the Charlie Chan series and being changed ...more
  • Mysterious Mr. Moto, produced in 1938 by Twentieth Century Fox, is the fifth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto. The film is based on the character of Mr. Moto created by ...more
  • Invisible Agent is a 1942 American science fiction film from Universal. The film was a wartime propaganda production that was part of a Hollywood effort to boost morale at the home front. It loosely ...more
  • Mr Moto Takes A Vacation is a Norman Foster-directed entry in the Mr Moto film series, with Lionel Atwill and Joseph Schildkraut and George Huntley, as Archie Featherstone, in supporting roles. The ...more
  • Ronnie Jackson (Bob Hope) is a lowly baby photographer who secretly fantasizes about being a private detective. When a lovely baroness (Dorothy Lamour) actually mistakes him for one and asks him to ...more
  • Joe Barton (George Raft) is an American intelligence agent working an undercover mission in Turkey during World War II. Turkey is neutral territory, but the Nazis are developing plans to take control ...more
  • Mr. Moto’s Last Warning is the sixth in a series of eight films starring Peter Lorre as Mr. Moto. The film is an original story featuring the character created by John P. Marquand.
  • When noted gambler Alfred "Gloves" Donahue (Humphrey Bogart) makes a trip to his local bakery to see why his cheesecake hasn't been delivered, he sees nightclub singer Leda Hamilton (Kaaren Verne) ...more
  • When movie producer Steve Canfield (Fred Astaire) attempts to convince respected Russian music composer Peter Illyich Boroff (Wim Sonneveld) to score his next movie, his methods prove a little too ...more
  • 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 P. ...more
  • After escaping from a Nazi prison camp, Martin Richter (Helmut Dantine), a captured member of the German Resistance, poses as a waiter and hides among the guests at the Hotel Berlin. Richter begins ...more
  • British intelligence fakes the death of Edgar Brodie (John Gielgud) to send him on a mission in Switzerland, where as Richard Ashendon he is to locate and kill a Germany spy. Accompanying Brodie are ...more
  • 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 in ...more
  • Janis Bellacrest (Helen Parrish) books Kay Kyser (Kay Kyser) and his big band to play at her 21st birthday party. Between performances, Kyser has a series of disturbing interactions with Bellacrest's ...more
  • When celebrity manager Knapp learns that audiences are bored with the aging lions in his client Schnarzan's (Jimmy Durante) once-popular series of jungle-themed movies, he throws a lavish party at ...more