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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?"

If Rex Harrison movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Deborah Kerr and Claudette Colbert too.

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Natalie Wood, Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison
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, ...more

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#727 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #329 of 992 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #165 of 241 The Most Inspirational Movies Ever

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Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett
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 ...more

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#520 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Every Song in My Fair Lady, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Rex Harrison, Noël Coward, Margaret Rutherford
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 ...more
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Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Harry Andrews
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 ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau
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. ...more

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#168 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #77 of 601 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallée
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 ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller
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 ...more
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Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Margaret Lockwood
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 ...more
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Richard Attenborough, Norm Macdonald, Rex Harrison
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 ...more

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#128 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Timefeaturing 'Doctor Dolittle' Was A Production Nightmare That Nearly Destroyed 20th Century Foxlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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Doris Day, Myrna Loy, Rex Harrison
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 ...more
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Maggie Smith, Susan Hayward, Rex Harrison
The Honey Pot, also known as The Honeypot, is a 1967 crime comedy-drama film written for the screen and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It stars Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, ...more
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Rex Harrison, Irene Dunne, Lee J. Cobb
Anna and the King of Siam is a 1946 drama film directed by John Cromwell. An adaptation of the 1944 novel of the same name by Margaret Landon, it was based on the fictionalized diaries of Anna ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, Rex Harrison, Gene Lockhart
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
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Angela Lansbury, Rex Harrison, Sandra Dee
The Reluctant Debutante is a 1958 Metrocolor comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman from a screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and William ...more
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The Kingfisher Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Cyril Cusack
The Kingfisher is a 1983 television film directed by James Cellan Jones.
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The Four Poster Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer
The Four Poster is a 1952 film directed by Irving Reis.
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Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Jean Kent
The Rake's Progress is a 1945 British comedy-drama film. In the United States, the title was changed to Notorious Gentleman.
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Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine
The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1964 dramatic composite film written by Terence Rattigan, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith, the trio responsible for The V.I.P.s. ...more
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Rex Harrison, William Hartnell, Peggy Cummins
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 ...more
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Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Ernest Borgnine
Crossed Swords is a 1977 action adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, based on The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. It stars Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Raquel Welch ...more
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Rex Harrison, Merle Oberon, Robert Douglas
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.
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Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton, Rex Harrison
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 ...more
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Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Michael Hordern
The Constant Husband is a 1955 British comedy film, directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Rex Harrison, Margaret Leighton, Kay Kendall, Cecil Parker, George Cole and Raymond Huntley. The story ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Sara Allgood
Storm in a Teacup is a 1937 British romantic comedy film starring Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison in his first starring role, Cecil Parker and Sara Allgood. It is based on the German play Sturm im ...more