The Best Richard Basehart Movies

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Moby Dick and Time Limit.

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  • Warren Quimby (Richard Basehart) manages a drugstore while trying to keep his volatile wife, Claire (Audrey Totter), happy. However, when Claire leaves him for a liquor store salesman, Warren can no ...more
  • The Intimate Stranger is a 1956 British drama film directed by Joseph Losey, under the pseudonym Joseph Walton, and starring Richard Basehart, Mary Murphy, Constance Cummings and Roger Livesey. It ...more
  • Moby Dick is a 1956 film adaptation of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. It was directed by John Huston with a screenplay by Huston and Ray Bradbury. The film starred Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, ...more
  • Los jueves, milagro is a 1957 Spanish comedy film directed by Luis García Berlanga about some people in a small village of Spain who decide to fake a miracle in order to increase the tourism but ...more
  • Exiled to Austria, former French military commander the Marquis de Lafayette (Wilton Graff) orders Charles D'Aubigny (Robert Cummings) to destroy the impending dictatorship of the bloodthirsty ...more
  • La Strada is a 1954 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini from his own screenplay co-written with Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Flaiano. The film portrays a brutish strongman and the naïve young ...more
  • Five Branded Women is a 1960 film directed by Martin Ritt. It featured an international cast including Richard Basehart, Silvana Mangano, and Vera Miles and was Ritt's only war movie, set during the ...more
  • Preparing to jump from the ledge of a skyscraper, Robert Cosick (Richard Basehart), a depressed young man, is spotted by police officer Charlie Dunnigan (Paul Douglas), who attempts to talk him down. ...more
  • The Good Die Young is a crime thriller film made in the United Kingdom by Remus Films, featuring a number of American characters. It was directed by Lewis Gilbert. The screenplay was based on the ...more
  • Upon emerging from a Nazi death camp, Victoria Kowelska (Valentina Cortesa) takes the identity of a friend who died there. She travels to the United States where she meets her friend's son, Chris ...more
  • Roy Morgan (Richard Basehart) is a burglar who listens in to radio police calls, allowing him to stay one step ahead of the cops. After Morgan kills a police officer, Sergeants Brennan (Scott Brady) ...more
  • Titanic
    Titanic is a 1953 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco. Its plot centers on an estranged couple sailing on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which took place in April 1912.
  • During World War II, an American intelligence unit led by Col. Devlin (Gary Merrill) is recruiting German prisoners of war to infiltrate enemy lines and gather vital information. Lt. Rennick (Richard ...more
  • Il bidone is a 1955 Italian film directed by Federico Fellini. It features Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart and Giulietta Masina. Released one year after the director's internationally successful ...more
  • Maj. Cargill (Richard Basehart) is accused of aiding his captors while held in a North Korean prison during the war and brought up on charges of treason. Col. William Edwards (Richard Widmark) has ...more
  • As the health of tyrannical but gravely ill shipping tycoon Matthew Cabot (Lloyd Nolan) declines, he relies on pain medicine injected by his physician, Dr. David Rivera (Anthony Quinn). What Cabot ...more
  • During the Korean War, an entire division of soldiers is forced to withdraw down a mountain, with a few dozen troops left behind to fend off enemy forces. One of the platoon members, Corp. Denno ...more
  • The Andersonville Trial is a 1970 drama TV movie directed by George C. Scott and written by Saul Levitt.
  • Special Agent Lee Barrett (George Maharis) joins forces with Ann Williams (Anne Francis), a general's daughter, to recover a biological weapon stolen from a secret government lab. Learning that the ...more
  • Hitler
    In this biopic, Adolf Hitler (Richard Basehart) is not only obsessed with achieving power over Europe, but also with his impotence and Oedipus complex. After he courts his niece and fails to bed her, ...more
  • In the late 1800s, the longtime feud between the Kentucky McCoy family and the West Virginia Hatfields has lain dormant -- until Johnse Hatfield (Farley Granger) meets charming young Rosemary McCoy ...more
  • Passport to China is a 1961 British adventure film directed by Michael Carreras and starring Richard Basehart, Lisa Gastoni, Eric Pohlmann and Bernard Cribbins. It was based on a story by Gordon ...more
  • Repeat Performance is a film of the film noir style starring Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie and Richard Basehart. The time travel picture combines elements of a 1940s drama with a science fiction twist. ...more
  • The Extra Day is a 1956 British comedy film starring Richard Basehart, Simone Simon, George Baker and Sid James.