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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?"

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
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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