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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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  • Doctor Dolittle1
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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...  more

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  • My Fair Lady2
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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...  more

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  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir3
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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...  more
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy4
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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...  more
  • Blithe Spirit5
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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...  more

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  • Unfaithfully Yours6
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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...  more
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  • Midnight Lace7
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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,...  more
  • Major Barbara8
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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...  more
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  • Cleopatra9
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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...  more

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  • Night Train to Munich10
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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...  more
  • The Kingfisher11
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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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  • The Citadel12
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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...  more
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  • The Four Poster13
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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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  • Sidewalks of London14
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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...  more
  • Over The Moon15
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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...  more
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  • Escape16
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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...  more
  • A Flea in Her Ear17
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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...  more
  • Staircase18
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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...  more
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  • Ashanti19
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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...  more
  • Time to Die20
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    Time to Die

    Rex Harrison, Rod Taylor

    Released1982

    Directed byMatt Cimber, Joe Tornatore

    A Time to Die is a 1982 crime fiction drama film written by John Goff, Matt Cimber, Willy...  more
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  • The Happy Thieves21
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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...  more
  • I Live in Grosvenor Square22
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    I Live in Grosvenor Square

    Rex Harrison, Dean Jagger

    Released1945

    Directed byHerbert Wilcox

    I Live in Grosvenor Square is a British war film, directed and produced by Herbert Wilcox—a...  more
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  • All at Sea23
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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...  more
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  • Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna24
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    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

    Christian Bale, Omar Sharif

    Released1986

    Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky

    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (NBC, 1986), also titled Anastasia: The Story of Anna, is an...  more
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  • The Honey Pot25
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    The Honey Pot

    Maggie Smith, Susan Hayward

    Released1967

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    The Honey Pot, also known as The Honeypot, is a 1967 crime comedy-drama film written for the...  more