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The Best Richard Attenborough Movies

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

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

Examples of films on this list include And Then There Were None and The Last Grenade.

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  • 1

    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough
    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and...  more

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  • 2

    Sea of Sand

    Richard Attenborough, Michael Craig
    Desert Patrol is a 1958 film directed by Guy Green....  more
  • 3

    I'm All Right Jack

    Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough
    I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy...  more

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  • 4

    Séance on a Wet Afternoon

    Richard Attenborough, Kim Stanley
    Séance on a Wet Afternoon is a 1964 British film directed by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel...  more
  • 5

    Doctor Dolittle

    Richard Attenborough, Norm Macdonald
    Doctor Dolittle is a 1967 American musical film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Rex...  more

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  • 6

    The Angry Silence

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed
    The Angry Silence is a 1960 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Richard...  more
  • 7

    And Then There Were None

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed
    And Then There Were None is a 1974 film version of the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the...  more
  • 8


    John Wayne, Richard Attenborough
    Brannigan is a 1975 British thriller film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring John Wayne...  more

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  • 9

    Private's Progress

    Richard Attenborough, William Hartnell
    Private's Progress is a 1956 British comedy film based on the novel by Alan Hackney. It was...  more
  • 10

    The Guinea Pig

    Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim
    The Guinea Pig is a 1948 British film by Pilgrim Pictures, also known as The Outsider in the...  more
  • 11

    Danger Within

    Richard Attenborough, Richard Todd
    Danger Within is a 1959 British war film set in a prisoner of war camp in Northern Italy...  more
  • 12

    The Flight of the Phoenix

    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough
    The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and...  more

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  • 13

    Guns at Batasi

    Mia Farrow, Richard Attenborough
    Guns at Batasi is a 1964 drama film starring Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson,...  more
  • 14

    Gift Horse

    Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard
    Gift Horse is a 1952 British war film starring Trevor Howard and Richard Attenborough. The...  more
  • 15
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  • 16

    The League of Gentlemen

    Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed
    The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring...  more
  • 17

    Brighton Rock

    Richard Attenborough, William Hartnell
    Brighton Rock is a 1947 British film noir directed by John Boulting and starring Richard...  more
  • 18


    Kim Cattrall, Peter O'Toole
    Rosebud is a 1975 film directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Peter O'Toole, Richard...  more
  • 19

    The Sand Pebbles

    Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen
    The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of...  more
  • 20

    The Ship That Died of Shame

    Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee
    The Ship That Died of Shame released in the United States as PT Raiders is a black-and-white...  more
  • 21

    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum
    Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg....  more

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  • 22

    10 Rillington Place

    John Hurt, Richard Attenborough
    10 Rillington Place is a 1971 British crime drama film, directed by Richard Fleischer. It...  more
  • 23

    London Belongs to Me

    Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim
    London Belongs to Me is a British film released in 1948, directed by Sidney Gilliat, and...  more
  • 24

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure directed by Steven...  more

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  • 25

    The Magic Christian

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee
    The Magic Christian is a 1969 British comedy film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring...  more

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