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The Best Richard Attenborough Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 913 votes 199 voters 23.7k views 57 items

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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.

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

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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Richard Attenborough Movies
Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

Released: 1963

Directed by: John Sturges

The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard ...more

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Richard Attenborough Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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John Hurt, Richard Attenborough, Robert Hardy

Released: 1971

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

10 Rillington Place is a 1971 British crime drama film, directed by Richard Fleischer. It stars Richard Attenborough, John Hurt and Judy Geeson and was adapted by Clive Exton from the book Ten ...more

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James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott

Released: 1994

Directed by: Les Mayfield

Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John Hughes, and directed by Les Mayfield. It stars Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, ...more

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Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1966

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist's Mate, First Class aboard the fictional gunboat USS ...more
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Richard Attenborough, William Hartnell, Hermione Baddeley

Released: 1947

Directed by: John Boulting

Brighton Rock is a 1947 British film noir directed by John Boulting and starring Richard Attenborough as Pinkie, Carol Marsh as Rose, William Hartnell as Dallow and Hermione Baddeley as Ida. It ...more
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Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins

Released: 1959

Directed by: Basil Dearden

The League of Gentlemen is a 1960 British crime drama directed by Basil Dearden and starring Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey, and Richard Attenborough. It is based on the 1958 novel ...more
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Mia Farrow, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins

Released: 1964

Directed by: John Guillermin

Guns at Batasi is a 1964 drama film starring Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson, John Leyton and Mia Farrow. The film was based on the 1962 novel The Siege of Battersea by Robert ...more
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David Niven, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey

Released: 1946

Directed by: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell

This film is a romantic fantasy film created by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, and set in England during the WWII. It stars David Niven, ...more

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Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price

Released: 1959

Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting

I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting from a script by Frank Harvey, John Boulting and Alan Hackney based on the novel Private Life by ...more
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Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Richard Attenborough, John Mills, Bernard Cribbins

Released: 1958

Directed by: Leslie Norman

Dunkirk is a 1958 British war film directed by Leslie Norman and starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee. It was based on two novels: Elleston Trevor's The Big Pick-Up and Lt. ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Michael Craig, John Gregson

Released: 1958

Directed by: Guy Green

Desert Patrol is a 1958 film directed by Guy Green.
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Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal

Released: 1996

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

Released: 1998

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England, alongside Geoffrey Rush, ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Pier Angeli

Released: 1960

Directed by: Guy Green

The Angry Silence is a 1960 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Richard Attenborough. Screenwriter Bryan Forbes won a BAFTA Award and an Oscar nomination for his contribution. ...more
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Richard Attenborough, Kim Stanley, Patrick Magee

Released: 1964

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

Séance on a Wet Afternoon is a 1964 British film directed by Bryan Forbes, based on the novel by Mark McShane, in which an unstable medium convinces her husband to kidnap a child so she ...more
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Richard Attenborough, Norm Macdonald, Rex Harrison

Released: 1967

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer

Released: 1974

Directed by: Peter Collinson

And Then There Were None is a 1974 film version of the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name. Two previous films were released in 1945 and 1965, and a videotaped made-for-television ...more
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John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Lesley-Anne Down

Released: 1975

Directed by: Douglas Hickox

Brannigan is a 1975 British thriller film directed by Douglas Hickox and starring John Wayne and Richard Attenborough. Set principally in London, the film is about a Chicago detective sent to ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Released: 1958

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Danger Within is a 1959 British war film set in a prisoner of war camp in Northern Italy during the summer of 1943. A combination of POW escape drama and whodunnit, the movie is based upon the ...more
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Richard Attenborough, William Hartnell, Dennis Price

Released: 1956

Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting

Private's Progress is a 1956 British comedy film based on the novel by Alan Hackney. It was directed and produced by John and Roy Boulting, from a script by John Boulting and Frank Harvey.
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Richard Attenborough, Sheila Sim

Released: 1948

Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting

The Guinea Pig is a 1948 British film by Pilgrim Pictures, also known as The Outsider in the United States. The film is adapted from the 1946 play of the same name by Warren Chetham-Strode.
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Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan

Released: 1952

Directed by: Compton Bennett

Gift Horse is a 1952 British war film starring Trevor Howard and Richard Attenborough. The film follows the story of the fictional ship HMS Ballantrae and her crew from the time they come ...more