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The Best Peter Lorre Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 8.6k votes 1.1k voters 20.7k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Hollywood Canteen

    Bette Davis, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1944

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    Hollywood Canteen is a 1944 American musical romantic comedy film starring Joan Leslie, Robert... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Casablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on... more on Wikipedia

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    The Maltese Falcon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    The Maltese Falcon

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

    Released1941

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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    Passage to Marseille is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Passage to Marseille

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

    Released1944

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Passage to Marseille is a 1944 war film made by Warner Brothers, directed by Michael Curtiz... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre

    Released1954

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk... more on Wikipedia

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    Arsenic and Old Lace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre

    Released1944

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring... more on Wikipedia

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    The Beast with Five Fingers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    The Beast with Five Fingers

    Peter Lorre, Robert Alda

    Released1946

    Directed byRobert Florey

    The Beast with Five Fingers is a horror film directed by Robert Florey and with a screenplay... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    The Verdict

    Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet

    Released1946

    Directed byDon Siegel

    The Verdict is a 1946 film noir mystery drama directed by Don Siegel and written by Peter... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Three Strangers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Three Strangers

    Peter Lorre, Geraldine Fitzgerald

    Released1946

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Three Strangers is a Warner Bros. film noir crime drama, starring Sydney Greenstreet,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Muscle Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Muscle Beach Party

    Don Rickles, Annette Funicello

    Released1964

    Directed byWilliam Asher

    Muscle Beach Party is the second of seven beach party films produced by American International... more on Wikipedia
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    Confidential Agent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Confidential Agent

    Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre

    Released1945

    Directed byHerman Shumlin

    Confidential Agent is a 1945 spy film starring Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall, and made by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    M is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    M

    Peter Lorre, Theo Lingen

    Released1931

    Directed byFritz Lang

    M is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. It was... more on Wikipedia

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    Stranger on the Third Floor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Stranger on the Third Floor

    Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook

    Released1940

    Directed byBoris Ingster

    Stranger on the Third Floor is a 1940 film noir, starring Peter Lorre and released by RKO... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Face Behind the Mask is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    The Face Behind the Mask

    Peter Lorre, Evelyn Keyes

    Released1941

    Directed byWallace MacDonald, Robert Florey

    The Face Behind the Mask is a crime-drama film released by Columbia Pictures in 1941. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Beat the Devil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Beat the Devil

    Humphrey Bogart, Gina Lollobrigida

    Released1953

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Beat the Devil is a 1953 film directed by John Huston. The screenplay was by Huston and Truman... more on Wikipedia
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    Peter Lorre, Edna Best

    Released1934

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    The Man Who Knew Too Much is a British suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, featuring... more on Wikipedia
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    Voyage to the Bottom of the Se is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

    Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine

    Released1961

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is an American science fiction film, produced and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Raven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    The Raven

    Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price

    Released1963

    Directed byRoger Corman

    The Raven is a 1963 American independent B movie/horror-comedy film produced and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Five Weeks in a Balloon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Five Weeks in a Balloon

    Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre

    Released1962

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    Five Weeks in a Balloon is a 1962 film directed by Irwin Allen.amazon_watch buy button
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    Tales of Terror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Tales of Terror

    Vincent Price, Peter Lorre

    Released1962

    Directed byRoger Corman

    Tales of Terror is an American International Pictures horror film starring Vincent Price,... more on Wikipedia
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    Casbah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Casbah

    Eartha Kitt, Peter Lorre

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn Berry

    Casbah is a musical film directed by John Berry, starring Yvonne DeCarlo and Tony Martin, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Mad Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Mad Love

    Peter Lorre, Colin Clive

    Released1935

    Directed byKarl Freund

    Mad Love is a 1935 American horror film, an adaptation of Maurice Renard's story The Hands of... more on Wikipedia

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    Think Fast, Mr. Moto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Think Fast, Mr. Moto

    Peter Lorre, J. Carrol Naish

    Released1937

    Directed byNorman Foster

    Think Fast, Mr. Moto is a 1937 film featuring a mysterious Japanese detective named Mr. Moto.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Crime and Punishment is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    Crime and Punishment

    Peter Lorre, Robert (Tex) Allen

    Released1935

    Directed byJosef von Sternberg

    Crime and Punishment is a 1935 film directed by Josef von Sternberg for Columbia Pictures. The... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Comedy of Terrors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Peter Lorre Movies
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    The Comedy of Terrors

    Vincent Price, Boris Karloff

    Released1963

    Directed byJacques Tourneur

    The Comedy of Terrors is an American International Pictures comedy horror film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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