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The Best Peter Ustinov Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.3k votes 207 voters 21.3k views

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

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

Items here include everything from Le Plaisir to The Old Curiosity Shop.

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    Quo Vadis
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    Quo Vadis

    Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren

    Released1951

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

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    Death on the Nile
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    Death on the Nile

    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

    This film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Topkapi
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    Topkapi

    Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell

    Released1964

    Directed byJules Dassin

    Topkapi is a heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Spartacus
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    Spartacus

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

    Released1960

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Evil Under the Sun
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    Evil Under the Sun

    Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg

    Released1982

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Evil Under the Sun is a 1982 British mystery film based on the 1941 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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    We're No Angels
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    We're No Angels

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov

    Released1955

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    We're No Angels is a 1955 Christmas comedy film starring an ensemble cast of Humphrey Bogart,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Thirteen at Dinner
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    Thirteen at Dinner

    Faye Dunaway, Bill Nighy

    Released1985

    Directed byLou Antonio

    Thirteen at Dinner is a 1985 American-British television film featuring the Belgian detective... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Blackbeard's Ghost
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    Blackbeard's Ghost

    Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Ustinov

    Released1968

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    Blackbeard's Ghost is a 1968 live-action fantasy comedy Disney film starring Peter Ustinov,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    The Comedians
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    12

    The Comedians

    Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones

    Released1967

    Directed byPeter Glenville

    The Comedians is a 1967 film directed and produced by Peter Glenville, based on the novel of... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Les Espions
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    10

    Les Espions

    Peter Ustinov, Curd Jürgens

    Released1957

    Directed byHenri-Georges Clouzot

    Les Espions is a 1957 French film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and written by Clouzot... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Private Angelo
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    Private Angelo

    Peter Ustinov, James Robertson Justice

    Released1949

    Directed byPeter Ustinov, Michael Anderson

    Private Angelo is a 1949 British comedy war film directed by Michael Anderson and Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Lorenzo's Oil
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    13

    Lorenzo's Oil

    Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte

    Released1992

    Directed byGeorge Miller

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  • 13
    One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
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    One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

    Peter Ustinov, Bernard Miles

    Released1942

    Directed byEmeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

    One of Our Aircraft is Missing is a 1942 British war film, the fourth collaboration between... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Last Remake of Beau Geste
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    The Last Remake of Beau Geste

    Ann-Margret, James Earl Jones

    Released1977

    Directed byMarty Feldman

    The Last Remake of Beau Geste is a 1977 American historical comedy film. It starred and was... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Sundowners
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    The Sundowners

    Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

    Released1960

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Ashanti
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    Ashanti

    Michael Caine, Omar Sharif

    Released1979

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Ashanti is a 1979 action adventure film, produced by Georges-Alain Vuille, and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    The Goose Steps Out
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    The Goose Steps Out

    Peter Ustinov, Charles Hawtrey

    Released1942

    Directed byBasil Dearden, Will Hay

    The Goose Steps Out is a British comedy film released in 1942. This film starred, and was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Le Plaisir
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    10

    Le Plaisir

    Peter Ustinov, Jean Gabin

    Released1952

    Directed byMax Ophüls

    Le Plaisir, also known by its English title House of Pleasure, is a 1952 French comedy-drama... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Appointment with Death
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    Appointment with Death

    Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Winner

    Appointment with Death is a 1988 mystery film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Robin Hood
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    Robin Hood

    Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov

    Released1973

    Directed byWolfgang Reitherman

    Robin Hood is a 1973 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions which was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Mozart: Don Giovanni
    9
    6

    Mozart: Don Giovanni

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  • 22
    Murder in Three Acts
    12
    10

    Murder in Three Acts

    Tony Curtis, Peter Ustinov

    Released1986

    Directed byGary Nelson

    Murder in Three Acts is a 1986 British-American television film produced by Warner Bros.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    Grendel Grendel Grendel
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    Grendel Grendel Grendel

    Peter Ustinov, Keith Michell

    Released1981

    Directed byAlexander Stitt

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  • 24
    The Bachelor
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    14

    The Bachelor

    Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields

    Released1999

    Directed byGary Sinyor

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  • 25
    Salem Witch Trials
    6
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    Salem Witch Trials

    Kirstie Alley, Shirley MacLaine

    Released2002

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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