The Best Richard Burton Movies

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

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

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  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • Becket
    Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Peter Glenville
  • Where Eagles Dare
    Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
  • The Night of the Iguana
    Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: John Huston
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Oskar Werner
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Martin Ritt
  • Cleopatra
    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Rex Harrison
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Equus
    Richard Burton, Peter Firth, Colin Blakely
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
  • Anne of the Thousand Days
    Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold, Irene Papas
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Charles Jarrott
  • Look Back in Anger
    Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Edith Evans
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Tony Richardson
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four
    John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Michael Radford
  • My Cousin Rachel
    Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Henry Koster
  • The Comedians
    Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, Richard Burton
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Peter Glenville
  • The Taming of the Shrew
    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
  • The Robe
    Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Henry Koster
  • The Medusa Touch
    Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Jack Gold
  • Wild Geese
    Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
  • The V.I.P.s
    Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Anthony Asquith
  • The Longest Day
    John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
  • The Sandpiper
    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Eva Marie Saint
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • The Desert Rats
    Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Massacre in Rome
    Richard Burton, Marcello Mastroianni, Leo McKern
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
  • The Assassination of Trotsky
    Richard Burton, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Joseph Losey
  • Hamlet
    Richard Burton, John Gielgud, Hume Cronyn
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: John Gielgud, Bill Colleran
  • Boom!
    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Noel Coward
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Joseph Losey
  • Bitter Victory
    Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray