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The Best Peter Ustinov Movies 

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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.

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

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Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Guillermin

This film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin and adapted by Anthony Shaffer. The film features the Belgian detective ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Deborah Kerr

Released: 1951

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Quo Vadis is a 1951 American epic film made by MGM in Technicolor. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sam Zimbalist, from a screenplay by John Lee Mahin, S. N. Behrman and Sonya ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

Released: 1960

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was inspired by the life ...more

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Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov

Released: 1982

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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

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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Basil Rathbone

Released: 1955

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

We're No Angels is a 1955 Christmas comedy film starring an ensemble cast of Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, and Leo G. Carroll. Shot in both VistaVision ...more
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Topkapi Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley

Released: 1964

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Topkapi is a heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by the emigre American film director Jules Dassin. The film is based on Eric ...more
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Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Ustinov, Elsa Lanchester

Released: 1968

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

Blackbeard's Ghost is a 1968 live-action fantasy comedy Disney film starring Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, and Suzanne Pleshette, directed by Robert Stevenson. It is based upon the novel of the ...more

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Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman

Released: 1973

Directed by: Wolfgang Reitherman

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Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud

Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael Winner

Appointment with Death is a 1988 mystery film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced and directed by Michael Winner. It is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Appointment with ...more
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Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter

Released: 1976

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Logan's Run is a 1976 American science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne, Farrah Fawcett and Peter Ustinov. ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov

Released: 1960

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the father's desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife's and son's desire to ...more
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Maggie Smith, Bob Newhart, Cesar Romero

Released: 1968

Directed by: Eric Till

Hot Millions is a 1968 caper story made by MGM. It was directed by Eric Till and produced by Mildred Freed Alberg, from a collaborative screenplay by Ira Wallach and star Peter Ustinov. The ...more
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Terence Stamp, Peter Ustinov, David McCallum

Released: 1962

Directed by: Peter Ustinov

Billy Budd is a 1962 CinemaScope film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. Adapted from the stage play version of Herman Melville's short novel Billy Budd, it starred Terence ...more
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Murder in Three Acts Tony Curtis, Peter Ustinov, Emma Samms

Released: 1986

Directed by: Gary Nelson

Murder in Three Acts is a 1986 British-American television film produced by Warner Bros. Television, featuring Peter Ustinov as Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Directed by ...more
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Gene Tierney, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov

Released: 1954

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1999

Directed by: Nick Willing

Alice in Wonderland is a television film first broadcast in 1999 on NBC and then shown on British television on Channel 4. It is based upon Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...more
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Helen Hayes, Peter Ustinov, Jon Pertwee

Released: 1975

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing is a 1975 comedy film, which is set in the early 1920s, about the theft of a dinosaur skeleton from the Natural History Museum. The film was produced by Walt ...more
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Alfred Molina, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Ustinov

Released: 2003

Directed by: Eric Till

Luther is a 2003 biopic about the life of Martin Luther starring Joseph Fiennes. It was an independent film partially funded by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The film covers Luther's life ...more

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Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, William Holden

Released: 1979

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

Ashanti is a 1979 action adventure film, produced by Georges-Alain Vuille, and directed by Richard Fleischer. Despite its impressive cast and setting, it was widely panned by critics upon ...more
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The Old Curiosity Shop Peter Ustinov, James Fox, Ricci Harnett

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kevin Connor

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Dead Man's Folly Nicollette Sheridan, Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton

Released: 1986

Directed by: Clive Donner

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John Cleese, Diana Rigg, Jim Henson

Released: 1981

Directed by: Jim Henson

The Great Muppet Caper is a 1981 mystery musical comedy film directed by Jim Henson. It is the second of a series of live-action musical feature films, starring Jim Henson's Muppets. This film ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Stephenson

Animal Farm is a made-for-TV film released in 1999 by Hallmark Films. It is an adaptation of the 1945 George Orwell novel of the same name. The film tells the story of farm animals successfully ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Stewart Granger

Released: 1955

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Angie Dickinson, Peter Ustinov

Released: 1981

Directed by: Clive Donner

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen is a 1981 film directed by Clive Donner that stars Peter Ustinov, Angie Dickinson and Lee Grant.

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