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The Best Ralph Richardson Movies  

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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 WWI, and is ...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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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer
Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 which had first ...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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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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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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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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Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb
Exodus is a 1960 epic 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 Leon ...more
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Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave
The film 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 Redgrave, ...more