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The Best Peter O'Toole Movies 

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

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

This list is made up of many different films, including Lassie and Venus.

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

Peter O'Toole was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ridley Scott, Otto Preminger and Richard Brooks. If you're a fan of Peter O'Toole, then check out our lists of the best Alec Guinness and Rod Steiger movies as well.

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Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

Released: 1962

Directed by: David Lean

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. The film stars Peter O'Toole in the ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

Released: 1968

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film made by Avco Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey and produced by Joseph E. Levine ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, John Gielgud

Released: 1964

Directed by: Peter Glenville

Becket is a 1964 British-American dramatic film adaptation of the play Becket or the Honour of God by Jean Anouilh made by Hal Wallis Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. It was ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Gloria Stuart, Bill Macy

Released: 1982

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

My Favorite Year is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin and written by Norman Steinberg and Dennis Palumbo, which tells the story of a young comedy writer. It stars Peter ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

Released: 1966

Directed by: William Wyler

This film is a 1966 comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach and Hugh Griffith. The picture is set and was filmed in France, though the ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Jack Hawkins

Released: 1965

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Lord Jim is a 1965 adventure film made by Columbia Pictures. The picture was produced and directed by Richard Brooks with Jules Buck and Peter O'Toole as associate producers, from a screenplay ...more
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Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Siân Phillips

Released: 1971

Directed by: Peter Yates

Murphy's War is a 1971 war film starring Peter O'Toole. It was directed by Peter Yates and, while it has much in common with The African Queen, it is based on a novel by Max Catto. The ...more
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Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1967

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

The Night of the Generals is a 1967 Franco-British WWII mystery film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, ...more

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Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole

Released: 1965

Directed by: Clive Donner, Richard Talmadge

What's New Pussycat? is a 1965 comedy film directed by Clive Donner and starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss and Ursula Andress. It was Woody Allen's ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Petula Clark, Michael Redgrave

Released: 1969

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1969 American musical film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Terence Rattigan is based on James Hilton's 1934 novella of the same name, which was first adapted ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

Released: 1980

Directed by: Richard Rush

The Stunt Man is a 1980 American film directed by Richard Rush, starring Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, and Barbara Hershey. The movie was adapted by Lawrence B. Marcus and Rush from the novel ...more
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Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews, Alastair Sim

Released: 1972

Directed by: Peter Medak

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Peter O'Toole, Bob Hoskins, Burt Lancaster

Released: 1979

Directed by: Douglas Hickox

Zulu Dawn is a 1979 film about the historical Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu forces in 1879 in South Africa. The screenplay was by Cy Endfield, from his book, and Anthony Story. ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen, Vivian Wu

Released: 1987

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

The Last Emperor is a 1987 biographical film about the life of Puyi, the last Emperor of China, whose autobiography was the basis for the screenplay written by Mark Peploe and Bernardo ...more

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Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2004

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's Iliad. After Paris smuggles Queen Helen to Troy, Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Barbara Carrera, David Warner

Released: 1981

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Masada is an American television miniseries that aired on ABC in April 1981. Advertised by the network as an "ABC Novel for Television," it was a fictionalized account of the ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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Sophia Loren, Peter O'Toole, Brian Blessed

Released: 1972

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Man of La Mancha is a 1972 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Man of La Mancha by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. The musical was suggested by the ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Vanessa Redgrave, Ashley Madekwe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Roger Michell

Venus is a 2006 British comedy-drama film starring Peter O'Toole, Leslie Phillips, Vanessa Redgrave and Jodie Whittaker. It is directed by Roger Michell and written by Hanif Kureishi. The film ...more
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Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Peter O'Toole

Released: 1967

Directed by: Val Guest, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, John Huston, Ken Hughes, + more

Casino Royale is a 1967 spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an ensemble cast of directors and actors. It is loosely based on Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. ...more
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Peter O'Toole, Virginia Madsen, Mariel Hemingway

Released: 1985

Directed by: Ivan Passer

Creator is a 1985 film directed by Ivan Passer, starring Peter O'Toole, Vincent Spano, Mariel Hemingway, and Virginia Madsen. It is based on a book of the same title by Jeremy Leven.
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Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris

Released: 1966

Directed by: John Huston

The Bible: In the Beginning... is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Huston. It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam

Released: 2008

Directed by: Toa Fraser

Dean Spanley is a 2008 New Zealand and British comedy-drama film, with fantastic elements, from Miramax Films, Atlantic Film Group and General Film Corporation, directed by Fijian New Zealander ...more
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High Spirits Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly, Peter O'Toole

Released: 1988

Directed by: Neil Jordan

High Spirits is a 1988 fantasy comedy film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Steve Guttenberg, Daryl Hannah, Beverly D'Angelo, Liam Neeson and Peter O'Toole. Set in a remote Irish castle ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

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