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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?"

If Peter Ustinov movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and Alec Guinness too.

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Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury Death on the Nile 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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Deborah Kerr 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 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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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Basil Rathbone 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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Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Peter Ustinov 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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Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley 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 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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Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud 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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Ringo Starr, Peter Ustinov, Graham Chapman Robin Hood is a 1973 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Productions which was first released in the United States on November 8, 1973. The 21st animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov 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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Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov, Jenny Agutter 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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Maggie Smith, Bob Newhart, Cesar Romero 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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Gene Tierney, Jean Simmons, Peter Ustinov The Egyptian is an American 1954 DeLuxe Color epic film made in CinemaScope by 20th Century Fox, directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. It is based on Mika Waltari's novel ...more

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Murder in Three Acts Tony Curtis, Peter Ustinov, Emma Samms 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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Terence Stamp, Peter Ustinov, David McCallum 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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Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, William Holden 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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Alfred Molina, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Ustinov 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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Helen Hayes, Peter Ustinov, Jon Pertwee 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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Faye Dunaway, Bill Nighy, Peter Ustinov Thirteen at Dinner is a 1985 American-British television film featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Adapted by Rod Browning from the Agatha Christie novel Lord Edgware Dies, it was ...more

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Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd 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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The Old Curiosity Shop Peter Ustinov, James Fox, Ricci Harnett The Old Curiosity Shop is a 1995 drama directed by Kevin Connor.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Stewart Granger Beau Brummell is a historical film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Curtis Bernhardt and produced by Sam Zimbalist from a screenplay by Karl Tunberg, based on the play Beau ...more

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Dead Man's Folly Nicollette Sheridan, Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton Dead Man's Folly is a 1986 British-American television film featuring Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It is based on Christie's novel Dead Man's Folly. The film was directed ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Bernard Miles, Pamela Brown One of Our Aircraft is Missing is a 1942 British war film, the fourth collaboration between the British writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the first film ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Laura Linney Lorenzo's Oil is a 1992 American drama film directed by George Miller. It is based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart 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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Romanoff and Juliet Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee, John Gavin Romanoff and Juliet is a 1961 American film adaptation of the play of the same name released by Universal Pictures. Peter Ustinov wrote the screenplay, directed, and starred in the film. It ...more

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Ann-Margret, James Earl Jones, Peter Ustinov The Last Remake of Beau Geste is a 1977 American historical comedy film. It starred and was also directed and co-written by Marty Feldman. It is a satire loosely based on the novel Beau Geste, a ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, Richard Burton The Comedians is a 1967 film directed and produced by Peter Glenville, based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, who also wrote the screenplay. The stars were Richard Burton, ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Curd Jürgens, Sam Jaffe Les Espions is a 1957 French film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and written by Clouzot with Jerôme Géronim and Egon Hostovsky. The cast includes Gérard Séty, Peter ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Keith Michell, Arthur Dignam Grendel Grendel Grendel is a 1981 Australian animated film written, directed and designed by Alexander Stitt and starring Peter Ustinov. It was based on John Gardner's novel Grendel. The music ...more

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John Cleese, Diana Rigg, 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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Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Sarah Silverman The Bachelor is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Gary Sinyor and written by Steve Cohen. It is a remake of the 1925 film Seven Chances and stars Chris O'Donnell and Renée ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Jean Gabin, Anton Walbrook Le Plaisir, also known by its English title House of Pleasure, is a 1952 French comedy-drama anthology film directed by Max Ophüls adapting three stories by Guy de Maupassant. Le Plaisir ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Angie Dickinson, Peter Ustinov 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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Peter Ustinov, Charles Hawtrey, Barry Morse The Goose Steps Out is a British comedy film released in 1942. This film starred, and was co-directed by, the British comedian Will Hay. He shared directorial credit with Basil Dearden whose ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Vic Morrow, Robert Foxworth Treasure of Matecumbe is a Walt Disney Productions family adventure film released in 1976, directed by Vincent McEveety. It was based on the novel A Journey to Matecumbe by Robert Lewis Taylor. ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov Hammersmith Is Out is a 1972 comedy film based on the legend of Faust. It is directed by Peter Ustinov, who starred in the film alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Beau Bridges, Leon ...more

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Private Angelo Peter Ustinov, James Robertson Justice, Marjorie Rhodes Private Angelo is a 1949 British comedy war film directed by Michael Anderson and Peter Ustinov. It starred Ustinov, Godfrey Tearle, Maria Denis and Marjorie Rhodes. It depicts the misadventures ...more

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Mozart: Don Giovanni

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Tarka the Otter Peter Ustinov, Edward Underdown, Stanley Lebor Tarka the Otter is a film released in 1979, based on the novel of the same name by Henry Williamson. Tarka the Otter was voted 98th in Channel 4’s poll of the 100 Greatest Family Films.

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Peter Ustinov The True Glory is a co-production of the US Office of War Information and the British Ministry of Information, documenting the victory on the Western Front, from Normandy to the collapse of the ...more

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Hotel Sahara is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Peter Ustinov Movies
Peter Ustinov, Yvonne De Carlo, David Tomlinson Hotel Sahara is a 1951 British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov and David Tomlinson. It was produced and co-written by George Hambley Brown.

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Kirstie Alley, Shirley MacLaine, Rebecca De Mornay

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Fred Astaire, Charlotte Rampling, Peter Ustinov The Purple Taxi is a 1977 French-Irish-Italian film directed by Yves Boisset, based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Michel Déon. It was entered into the 1977 Cannes Film Festival. ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Winters, Keenan Wynn Viva Max! is a 1969 comedy film starring Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Winters and John Astin, directed by Jerry Paris. The film was written by Elliott Baker and based on a 1966 novel by Jim Lehrer.

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Cloris Leachman, Peter Ustinov, Sally Kellerman The Mouse and His Child is a 1977 animated film based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Russell Hoban. In United States, the film is also known as The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Oskar Werner Lola Monts is a 1955 film directed by Max Ophuls.

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Peter Ustinov, Trevor Howard, Bernard Lee Odette is a 1950 film British war film based on the true story of Special Operations Executive French-born agent Odette Sansom, who was captured by the Germans in 1943, condemned to death and ...more

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Peter Ustinov, Sean Pertwee, Sindhu Tolani Stiff Upper Lips is a broad parody of British period films, especially the lavish Merchant-Ivory productions of the 'eighties and early 'nineties. Although it specifically targets A Room with a ...more