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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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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre
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
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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Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen, Georg John
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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Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey
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
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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Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck, Peter Lorre
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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Peter Lorre, Edna Best, Pierre Fresnay
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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Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas
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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Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook, Jr.
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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Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Faye Emerson
The Mask of Dimitrios is a 1944 American film noir directed by Jean Negulesco and written by Frank Gruber, based on the 1939 novel of the same name written by Eric Ambler. Ambler is known as a ...more

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Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes, Don Beddoe
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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Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price, Boris Karloff
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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Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Ian Wolfe
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
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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Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone
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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Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre
The Comedy of Terrors is an American International Pictures comedy horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, and Joe E. ...more

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Peter Lorre, Robert (Tex) Allen, Edward Arnold
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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Peter Lorre, Colin Clive, Sara Haden
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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Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre, Charles Boyer
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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Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre
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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Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Gleason, Peter Lorre
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

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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Claude Rains
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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Peter Lorre, Johanna Hofer, Karl John
Der Verlorene is a German language art film in the film noir style. Based on a true story, Peter Lorre wrote, directed, and starred in this film, his only film as director or writer. The film's ...more

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Peter Lorre, J. Carrol Naish, Sig Ruman
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, George Raft, Sydney Greenstreet
Background to Danger is a 1943 World War II spy film starring George Raft and featuring Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, and Peter Lorre. Based on the novel of the same title by Eric Ambler ...more