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The Best Rex Harrison Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like Night Train to Munich and King Richard and the Crusaders, in it.

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

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    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    Natalie Wood, Gene Tierney

    Released1947

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a romantic fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. In 1945, 20th...  more

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    #321 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#741 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    My Fair Lady

    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison

    Released1964

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical of the same name based on the 1938 film adaptation of the original 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George...  more

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    Blithe Spirit

    Rex Harrison, Noël Coward

    Released1945

    Directed byDavid Lean

    Blithe Spirit is a 1945 English fantasy-comedy film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by Lean, cinematographer Ronald Neame and associate producer Anthony Havelock-Allan is based on producer...  more
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    Doctor Dolittle

    Richard Attenborough, Norm Macdonald

    Released1967

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 American musical film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Richard Attenborough. It was adapted by Leslie Bricusse...  more

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    The Agony and the Ecstasy

    Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison

    Released1965

    Directed byCarol Reed

    The Agony and the Ecstasy is a 1965 film directed by Carol Reed, starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo and Rex Harrison as Pope Julius II. The film was partly based on Irving Stone's biographical...  more

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    #1320 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#537 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    Major Barbara

    Deborah Kerr, Rex Harrison

    Released1941

    Directed byDavid Lean, Harold French, Gabriel Pascal

    Major Barbara is a 1941 British film starring Wendy Hiller and Rex Harrison. The film was produced and directed by Gabriel Pascal and edited by David Lean. It was adapted for the screen by Marjorie...  more
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    Night Train to Munich

    Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid

    Released1940

    Directed byCarol Reed

    Night Train to Munich is a 1940 British thriller film directed by Carol Reed and starring Margaret Lockwood and Rex Harrison. Written by Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, based on the novel Report on...  more
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    Cleopatra

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1963

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

    Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz...  more

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    The Rake's Progress

    Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer

    Released1945

    Directed bySidney Gilliat

    The Rake's Progress is a 1945 British comedy-drama film. In the United States, the title was changed to Notorious Gentleman....  more
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    The Kingfisher

    Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller

    Released1983

    Directed byJames Cellan Jones

    The Kingfisher is a 1983 television film directed by James Cellan Jones....
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    Sidewalks of London

    Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton

    Released1938

    Directed byTim Whelan

    Sidewalks of London, also known as St. Martin's Lane, London After Dark, and Partners of the Night, is a 1938 British, black-and-white, comedy drama starring Charles Laughton as a busker or street...  more
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    Unfaithfully Yours

    Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell

    Released1948

    Directed byPreston Sturges

    Unfaithfully Yours is a 1948 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges and starring Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee and Barbara Lawrence. The film is a black...  more
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    The Citadel

    Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell

    Released1938

    Directed byKing Vidor

    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, with...  more
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    The Four Poster

    Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer

    Released1952

    Directed byIrving Reis

    The Four Poster is a 1952 film directed by Irving Reis....
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    Staircase

    Richard Burton, Rex Harrison

    Released1969

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Staircase is a 1969 film adaptation of a two-character play, also called Staircase, by Charles Dyer. The film, like the play, is about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of...  more
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    Ashanti

    Michael Caine, Omar Sharif

    Released1979

    Directed byRichard 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 release....  more
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    Midnight Lace

    Doris Day, Myrna Loy

    Released1960

    Directed byDavid Miller

    Midnight Lace is a 1960 American mystery-thriller film starring Doris Day and Rex Harrison, directed by David Miller. The screenplay by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts is based on the play Matilda Shouted...  more
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    Over The Moon

    Rex Harrison, Merle Oberon

    Released1939

    Directed byThornton Freeland, William K. Howard

    Over the Moon is a 1939 British Technicolor comedy film directed by Thornton Freeland and starring Merle Oberon, Rex Harrison, Ursula Jeans and Herbert Lomas....  more
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    All at Sea

    Rex Harrison, Googie Withers

    Directed byAnthony Kimmins

    All at Sea is a 1935 British comedy film starring Googie Withers, Tyrell Davis and Rex Harrison. Its plot follows a young man who falls on love during a cruise, and takes up a false identity as a...  more
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    Escape

    Rex Harrison, William Hartnell

    Released1948

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Escape is a 1948 British-American thriller film directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It follows a RAF Second World War veteran who goes to prison and then escapes and meets a woman who persuades him to...  more
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    A Flea in Her Ear

    Rex Harrison, Louis Jourdan

    Released1968

    Directed byJacques Charon

    A Flea in Her Ear is a 1968 film written by John Mortimer directed by Jacques Charon, based on the play by Georges Feydeau....  more
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    The Happy Thieves

    Rita Hayworth, Britt Ekland

    Released1961

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    The Happy Thieves is a 1961 American crime/comedy-drama film starring Rex Harrison and Rita Hayworth and directed by George Marshall. The film is based on the novel The Oldest Confession by Richard...  more
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    The Foxes of Harrow

    Maureen O'Hara, Rex Harrison

    Released1947

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    The Foxes of Harrow is a 1947 adventure film directed by John M. Stahl. The film stars Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara and Richard Haydn. The film was nominated an Academy Award for Best Art Direction....  more
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    Men Are Not Gods

    Rex Harrison, Gertrude Lawrence

    Released1936

    Directed byWalter Reisch

    Men Are Not Gods is a 1936 British film starring Miriam Hopkins and co-starring Gertrude Lawrence, Sebastian Shaw and Rex Harrison. It was a success in the UK when released largely due to the...  more
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    Shalimar

    Rex Harrison, Dharmendra

    Released1978

    Directed byKrishna Shah

    Shalimar is a 1978 Bollywood film. The movie starred Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Shammi Kapoor, Prem Nath and Aruna Irani. English actor Sir Rex Harrison and American actors John Saxon and Sylvia Miles...  more