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

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

Items on this list include Frankenstein: The True Story and The Passionate Stranger.

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

Ralph Richardson worked with many famous directors, including big names like Orson Welles and Michael Powell.

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Ralph Richardson, Jack Hawkins, Michèle Morgan - The Fallen Idol is a 1948 film directed by Carol Reed and based on the short story "The Basement Room", by Graham Greene. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director ...more

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Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Stanley Baker - Richard III is a 1955 British Technicolor film adaptation of William Shakespeare's historical play of the same name, also incorporating elements from his Henry VI, Part 3. It was directed and ...more

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Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness - Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to World War I and ...more

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Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith - The Four Feathers is a 1939 Technicolor adventure film directed by Zoltan Korda, starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, C. Aubrey Smith. Set during the reign of Queen Victoria, ...more

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Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson - The Heiress is a 1949 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Olivia de Havilland as Catherine Sloper, Montgomery Clift as Morris Townsend, and Ralph Richardson as Dr. Sloper. ...more

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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer - Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.

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Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson - The Citadel is a British film based on the novel of the same name by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937. The film was directed by King Vidor and produced by Victor Saville at Denham Studios, ...more

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George Sanders, Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson - Things to Come is a British science fiction film produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies. The film stars Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl ...more

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Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson - Tales from the Crypt is a 1972 British horror film, directed by Freddie Francis. It is an anthology film consisting of five separate segments, based on stories from EC Comics. Only two of the ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Sally Ann Howes - Anna Karenina [p] is a 1948 British film based on the 19th-century novel, Anna Karenina, by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The film was directed by Julien Duvivier, and starred Vivien Leigh in ...more

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Ian McDiarmid, Ralph Richardson, Peter MacNicol - Dragonslayer is a 1981 American fantasy film directed by Matthew Robbins, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Hal Barwood. It starrs Peter MacNicol, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam and Caitlin ...more

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Maureen O'Hara, Alec Guinness, Burl Ives - Our Man in Havana is a 1959 British film shot in CinemaScope, directed and produced by Carol Reed and starring Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ralph Richardson, Noël Coward and ...more

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Sean Connery, John Cleese, Ian Holm - Time Bandits is a 1981 British fantasy film co-written, produced, and directed by Terry Gilliam, and starring Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian ...more

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Denholm Elliott, Leslie Phillips, Ralph Richardson - The Sound Barrier is a British 1952 film directed by David Lean. It is a fictional story about attempts by aircraft designers and test pilots to break the sound barrier. In the U.S. it was ...more

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Trevor Howard, Wendy Hiller, Ralph Richardson - Outcast of the Islands is a 1951 film directed by Carol Reed based on Joseph Conrad's novel An Outcast of the Islands. The film features Robert Morley, Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, and Wendy ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson - The Divorce of Lady X is a 1938 British colour romantic comedy film made by London Films; it stars Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Binnie Barnes. It was directed by Tim ...more

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Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm, Richard Griffiths - Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes. Christopher Lambert stars as Tarzan ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell - Long Day's Journey into Night is a film by Canadian director David Wellington, released in 1996. An adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into Night, the film starred William ...more

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James Caan, Maud Adams, Ralph Richardson - Rollerball is a 1975 dystopian sports action science fiction film, which Norman Jewison directed from a screenplay dramatized by William Harrison, who adapted his own short story, "Roller ...more

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Shelley Winters, Ralph Richardson, Hugh Griffith - Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? is a 1971 British horror-thriller film directed by Curtis Harrington and starring Ralph Richardson, Shelley Winters and Mark Lester. Like What's the Matter with Helen? ...more

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Orson Welles, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau - Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centers on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John ...more

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Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson - Khartoum is a 1966 film written by Robert Ardrey and directed by Basil Dearden. It stars Charlton Heston as British Gen. Charles "Chinese" Gordon and Laurence Olivier as the Mahdi and ...more

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Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb - Exodus is a 1960 epic war film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus, by ...more

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Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave - Oh! What a Lovely War is a 1969 musical film directed by Richard Attenborough, with a cast including Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, John Mills, Kenneth More, Laurence Olivier, Jack Hawkins, Corin ...more

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Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez - The Lion Has Wings is a 1939 British, black-and-white, documentary-style, propaganda war film. The film was directed by Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Alexander Korda and Michael Powell. It ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Denholm Elliott, Claire Bloom - A Doll's House is a 1973 British film, directed by Patrick Garland. It is based on Henrik Ibsen's 1879 play A Doll's House. The main character of this film is Nora Helmer, a simple woman married ...more

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Michael Caine, Dudley Moore, John Mills - The Wrong Box is a British comedy film made by Salamander Film Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. It was produced and directed by Bryan Forbes from a screenplay by Larry Gelbart ...more

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John Hurt, Denholm Elliott, Richard Briers - Watership Down is a 1978 British animated adventure drama film written, produced and directed by Martin Rosen and based on the novel of the same name by Richard Adams. It was financed by a ...more

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Sean Connery, Gina Lollobrigida, Ralph Richardson - Woman of Straw is a 1964 British crime thriller starring Gina Lollobrigida and Sean Connery. It was directed by Basil Dearden and written by Robert Muller and Stanley Mann, adapted from the 1964 ...more

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Helen Mirren, Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson - O Lucky Man! is a 1973 British comedy-drama fantasy film, intended as an allegory on life in a capitalist society. Directed by Lindsay Anderson, it stars Malcolm McDowell as Mick Travis, whom ...more

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Jane Seymour, John Gielgud, David McCallum - Frankenstein: The True Story is a 1973 British and American made-for-television horror film loosely based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was directed by Jack Smight, and the ...more

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Peter Sellers, Dudley Moore, Michael Crawford - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a 1972 British musical film based on the Lewis Carroll novel of the same name. It had an ensemble cast and a score composed by John Barry. In 1973, the film ...more

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George Sanders, Ralph Richardson, Joan Hickson - The Man Who Could Work Miracles is a 1936 British fantasy-comedy film. It is a greatly expanded version of H. G. Wells’s story of the same name.

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The Passionate Stranger Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton - The Passionate Stranger is a 1957 British drama film, directed by Muriel Box and starring Margaret Leighton and Ralph Richardson. It uses the film within a film device, with the "real" ...more

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Dudley Moore, Marty Feldman, Peter Cook - The Bed-Sitting Room is a 1969 British comedy film directed by Richard Lester and based on the play of the same name. It was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival. The film is ...more

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Ian Holm, Richard Chamberlain, Jenny Agutter - The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1977 television film loosely adapted from The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas and presenting several plot similarities with the 1939 film version. It was ...more

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Ralph Richardson, Diane Baker, Donald Houston - The 300 Spartans is a 1962 CinemaScope film depicting the Battle of Thermopylae. Made with the cooperation of the Greek government, it was shot in the village of Perachora in the Peloponnese. It ...more

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Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight - The Silver Fleet is a British film written and directed by Vernon Sewell and Gordon Wellesley and produced by Powell & Pressburger under the banner of The Archers.

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Boris Karloff, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke - The Ghoul is a British horror film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, and Ralph Richardson, making his film debut.

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Anthony Hopkins, Anna Massey, Ralph Richardson - The Looking Glass War is a 1969 film based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré. The book is a spy novel about a British Intelligence agency, known as 'The Department ' and its ...more

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Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton - The Holly and the Ivy is a 1952 British drama film directed by George More O'Ferrall and produced by Anatole de Grunwald. Adapted from a play by Wynyard Browne, it is about an English clergyman ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Valerie Hobson - Q Planes is a 1939 British spy film directed by Tim Whelan and Arthur B. Woods starring Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier and Valerie Hobson. The film was produced by Irving Asher with ...more

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Diana Rigg, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence - Witness for the Prosecution is a 1982 TV version of Agatha Christie's short story and play, and also a remake of the classic Billy Wilder 1957 film Witness for the Prosecution. The film was ...more

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Ralph Richardson, Jessie Matthews, Max Miller - Friday the Thirteenth is a 1933 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale and Muriel Aked. The film depicts the lives of several passengers in the ...more

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Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson, Gibb McLaughlin - Bulldog Jack is a 1935 film produced by Gaumont International, directed by Walter Forde, and starring Jack Hulbert, Fay Wray, Ralph Richardson; it also starred Atholl Fleming as Bulldog ...more

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Ralph Richardson - The Volunteer is a short black-and-white British film by the filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger for the U.K. Ministry of Information. Made during World War II as recruitment ...more

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach - Give My Regards to Broad Street is a 1984 film directed by Peter Webb.

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Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn, Edna Best - South Riding is a 1938 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and produced by Alexander Korda, starring Edna Best, Ralph Richardson, Edmund Gwenn and Ann Todd. A squire becomes involved ...more

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Deborah Kerr, Ralph Richardson, Griffith Jones - The Day Will Dawn, released in the US as The Avengers, is a 1942 war film set in Norway during World War II. It stars Ralph Richardson, Deborah Kerr, Hugh Williams and Griffith Jones, and was ...more

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Ralph Richardson, Bud Tingwell, John McCallum - Smiley is an American-British film made in 1956 and set in Australia. It tells the story of a young Australian boy who is determined to buy a bicycle for four pounds. Along the way he gets into ...more