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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.

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

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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 The Great Escape is a 1963 American World War II epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth prisoners of war from a German POW camp during World War II, starring Steve McQueen, ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Jack Hawkins 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 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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Richard Attenborough, Michael Craig, John Gregson Desert Patrol is a 1958 film directed by Guy Green.

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Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen, Richard Attenborough The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period war 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 ...more

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James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine 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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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Richard Attenborough Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough 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 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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Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price 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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Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott 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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Richard Attenborough, William Hartnell, Hermione Baddeley 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, Kim Stanley, Patrick Magee 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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David Niven, Richard Attenborough, Raymond Massey A Matter of Life and Death 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 Second World ...more

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Richard Attenborough, John Mills, Bernard Cribbins 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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Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. The film was produced by ...more

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Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen 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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Joan Collins, Donny Osmond, Christopher Biggins Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a 1999 musical film directed by David Mallet.

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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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Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Pier Angeli 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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John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Lesley-Anne Down 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, Sheila Sim 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, Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer 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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Richard Attenborough, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding 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 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, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan 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

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Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Bill Owen The Ship That Died of Shame released in the United States as PT Raiders is a black-and-white 1955 Ealing Studios crime film starring George Baker, Richard Attenborough and Bill Owen. It is based ...more

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Kim Cattrall, Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough Rosebud is a 1975 film directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, and Peter Lawford. The script was by Otto's son, Erik Lee Preminger, based on the novel by ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Hugh Griffith London Belongs to Me is a British film released in 1948, directed by Sidney Gilliat, and starring Richard Attenborough and Alastair Sim. It was based on the novel London Belongs to Me by Norman ...more

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Michael Caine, Richard Attenborough, John Mills Morning Departure is a 1950 British naval drama film about life aboard a sunken submarine, directed by Roy Ward Baker, and starring John Mills and Richard Attenborough. It is based on a stage ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Eva Bartok SOS Pacific is a 1959 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Richard Attenborough and Pier Angeli. The film was shot in black and white, but later underwent colourisation.

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Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ringo Starr The Magic Christian is a 1969 British comedy film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr, with noteworthy appearances by John Cleese, Raquel Welch, Christopher ...more

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Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings, Calvin Lockhart Only When I Larf is a 1968 British comedy film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings and Alexandra Stewart. It is adapted from the novel Only When I Larf by ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Richard Attenborough, Michael Redgrave David Copperfield is a 1969 British American international co-production television film directed by Delbert Mann based on the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens adapted by Jack Pulman, ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Richard Attenborough, Susannah York Conduct Unbecoming is a 1975 British drama film, an adaptation of the Barry England play Conduct Unbecoming first staged in 1969. It was directed by Michael Anderson and starred an ensemble cast ...more

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The Hundred Pound Window Richard Attenborough, David Farrar, Frederick Leister The Hundred Pound Window is a 1944 British crime film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Anne Crawford, David Farrar, Frederick Leister and Richard Attenborough. The film follows an ...more

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Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough, Frank Thornton The Dock Brief is a 1962 black-and-white British legal satire directed by James Hill, starring Peter Sellers and Richard Attenborough, and based on the play of the same name written by John ...more

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David Attenborough, Joss Ackland, Jim Davidson A Zed & Two Noughts is a 1985 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway. This film was Greenaway's first with cinematography by Sacha Vierny, who went on to shoot virtually all of ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Eric Barker, Miles Malleson Brothers in Law is a 1957 British comedy film directed by Roy Boulting and starring Richard Attenborough, Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas and Jill Adams. It is an adaptation of the novel Brothers ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley Jet Storm is a 1959 British thriller film directed and co-written by Cy Endfield. Richard Attenborough stars with Stanley Baker, Hermione Baddeley and Diane Cilento. The film has many of the ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Patrick McGoohan, Charles Mingus All Night Long is a 1962 British drama film directed by Basil Dearden, and starring Patrick McGoohan, Marti Stevens, Paul Harris, Keith Michell, Richard Attenborough and Betsy Blair. The story, ...more

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Mother Teresa Mother Teresa is a 1986 biographical documentary film directed by Ann and Jeanette Petrie.

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A Severed Head is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Richard Attenborough Movies
A Severed Head Richard Attenborough, Ian Holm, Lee Remick A Severed Head is a 1970 British drama film starring Claire Bloom, Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough and Ian Holm, based on a novel of the same name by Iris Murdoch.

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Richard Attenborough, Ian Hunter, Maurice Denham Eight O'Clock Walk is a 1954 British drama film directed by Lance Comfort and starring Richard Attenborough, Cathy O'Donnell, Derek Farr and Maurice Denham. Its plot involves a taxi-driver who ...more

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The Man Upstairs Richard Attenborough, Dorothy Alison, Bernard Lee The Man Upstairs is a 1958 film directed by Don Chaffey. It stars Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee. The film was produced by Robert Dunbar for Act Films Ltd.

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Judi Dench, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins The Third Secret is a 1964 British drama film directed by Charles Crichton. The screenplay by Robert L. Joseph focuses on an American newscaster who investigates the mysterious death of his ...more

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Richard Attenborough, Honor Blackman, Stanley Baker The Last Grenade is a 1970 British war film directed by Gordon Flemyng and starring Stanley Baker and Alex Cord as two soldiers of fortune, formerly comrades, who now find themselves on opposite ...more

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Light Keeps Me Company is a 1999 documentary film directed by Carl-Gustaf Nykvist.

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Daryl Hannah, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story is a 2001 American television miniseries. It was directed by Brian Henson and was a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and Jim Henson Television. It ...more

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Boys in Brown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Richard Attenborough Movies
Boys in Brown Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Warner Boys in Brown is a 1949 British drama film directed by Montgomery Tully. Depicting life in a borstal for young offenders, it starred Jack Warner, Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde and Jimmy