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The Best Peter Sellers Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 4.1k votes 1.0k voters 80.2k views57 items

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

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

Items on this list include Dr. Stranglelove and The Party.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Peter Sellers movies?" and "What are the greatest Peter Sellers roles of all time?" If you are a fan of the comedy of Peter Sellers, you might also enjoy our list of best Steve Martin movies and best George C. Scott movies.

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as...  more

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    #69 of 376 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#11 of 14 Movies That Threw Book Endings Out The Window Completely

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    Being There

    Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers
    Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Adapted from the 1970...  more

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    A Shot in the Dark

    Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer
    A Shot in the Dark is a 1964 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and is the second...  more

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    #224 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#55 of 247 The Best Whodunit Movies

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    The Return of the Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer
    The Return of the Pink Panther is the fourth film in The Pink Panther series, released in...  more

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    #55 of 135 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series#32 of 170 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies

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    Heavens Above!

    Peter Sellers, Steve Marriott
    Heavens Above! is a 1963 British satirical comedy film starring Peter Sellers, directed by...  more
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    The Party

    Peter Sellers, Peter Falk
    The Party is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine...  more

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    The Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale
    The Pink Panther is a 1963 Technicolor American comedy film filmed in 70mm Super Technirama...  more

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    The Wrong Arm of the Law

    Michael Caine, Peter Sellers
    The Wrong Arm of the Law is a 1963 British comedy film directed by Cliff Owen and starring...  more
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    The Pink Panther Strikes Again

    Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif
    The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the fifth film in The Pink Panther series and picks up where...  more

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    #32 of 165 The Funniest Slapstick Movies Ever Made#4 of 72 The Best Omar Sharif Movies

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    The Naked Truth

    Peter Sellers, Shirley Eaton
    The Naked Truth is a 1957 British film comedy starring Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers and Dennis...  more
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    Only Two Can Play

    Peter Sellers, John Le Mesurier
    Only Two Can Play is a 1962 comedy film based on the novel That Uncertain Feeling by Kingsley...  more
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    The Ladykillers

    Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness
    The Ladykillers is a 1955 British black comedy film made by Ealing Studios. Directed by...  more

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    Revenge of the Pink Panther

    Peter Sellers, Dyan Cannon
    Revenge of the Pink Panther is the sixth film in The Pink Panther film series. Released in...  more

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    The Mouse That Roared

    Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg
    The Mouse That Roared is a 1959 comedy film written by Roger MacDougall and Stanley Mann...  more

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    #61 of 340 The Best Political Films Ever Made#50 of 64 The Best Comedy Movies Of The 1950s

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    Murder by Death

    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers
    This film is a 1976 American mystery comedy film with a cast featuring Eileen Brennan, Truman...  more

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    #762 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#96 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

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    The Battle of the Sexes

    Peter Sellers, Donald Pleasence
    The Battle of the Sexes is a 1959 British black and white comedy film starring Peter Sellers...  more
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    Lolita

    Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers
    Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same...  more

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    #8 of 45 The Most Controversial Movies of All Time#20 of 30 20+ Great Movies About Teen Life in the 1950s

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    There's a Girl in My Soup

    Goldie Hawn, Peter Sellers
    There's a Girl in My Soup is a 1970 British comedy film, directed by Roy Boulting and starring...  more
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    I'm All Right Jack

    Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough
    I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy...  more
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    Soft Beds, Hard Battles

    Peter Sellers, Lila Kedrova
    Undercovers Hero is a 1974 film directed by Roy Boulting....  more
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    Carlton-Browne of the F.O.

    Peter Sellers, Luciana Paluzzi
    Carlton-Browne of the F.O. is a 1959 British comedy film made by the Boulting Brothers. It...  more
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    Two-Way Stretch

    Peter Sellers, Wilfrid Hyde-White
    Two-Way Stretch, sometimes titled Nothing Barred, is a 1960 British comedy film, about a group...  more
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    What's New Pussycat?

    Woody Allen, Ursula Andress
    What's New Pussycat? is a 1965 comedy film directed by Clive Donner and starring Peter...  more

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    #145 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s#52 of 60 The Best Woody Allen Movies

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    The Dock Brief

    Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough
    The Dock Brief is a 1962 black-and-white British legal satire directed by James Hill, starring...  more
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    After the Fox

    Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland
    After the Fox is a 1966 British–Italian comedy film starring Peter Sellers and directed by...  more