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The Best Richard Chamberlain Movies 

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

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List features films like The Secret of the Purple Reef, The Count of Monte Cristo and more!

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Richard Chamberlain has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Charles Boyer and Ray Milland in terms of fame and success.

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The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years Richard Chamberlain, Amanda Donohoe, Julia Blake

Directed by: Kevin James Dobson

The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years is a CBS miniseries that aired in 1996. It tells the story of the 19 years that are unaccounted for between the birth of Dane and Ralph's return to Australia ...more
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Tony Curtis, Richard Chamberlain, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1975

Directed by: David Greene

The Count of Monte-Cristo is a 1975 television film produced by ITC Entertainment and based upon the book The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by David ...more
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Richard Chamberlain, Annette Crosbie, Michael Hordern

Released: 1976

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

The Slipper and the Rose is a 1976 British musical film retelling the classic fairy tale of Cinderella. This film was chosen as the Royal Command Performance motion picture selection for 1976. ...more

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Orson Welles, Richard Chamberlain, Toshiro Mifune

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jerry London

Shōgun is an American television miniseries based on the international bestselling 1975 novel of the same name by James Clavell, who also was the executive producer of the miniseries. It was ...more

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Richard Chamberlain, Vivean Gray, David Gulpilil

Released: 1977

Directed by: Peter Weir

The Last Wave is an Australian mystery drama from 1977, directed by Peter Weir. It is about a white solicitor in Sydney whose seemingly normal life is disrupted after he takes on a murder case ...more
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Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Richard Chamberlain, Lena Olin, Bibi Andersson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

Wallenberg: A Hero's Story is a 1985 NBC television film starring Richard Chamberlain as Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat instrumental in saving thousands of Hungarian Jews from the ...more
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Jaclyn Smith, Richard Chamberlain, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1988

Directed by: Roger Young

The Bourne Identity is a 1988 television movie adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel The Bourne Identity. The film was directed by Roger Young for Warner Bros. Television with Richard Chamberlain ...more
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Ian Holm, Richard Chamberlain, Jenny Agutter

Released: 1977

Directed by: Mike Newell

The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1977 television film loosely adapted from The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas and presenting several plot similarities with the 1939 film version. It was ...more
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Richard Chamberlain, Yvette Mimieux, Arthur Kennedy

Released: 1965

Directed by: Alex Segal

Joy in the Morning is a 1965 American film directed by Alex Segal. It was adapted from the 1963 novel of the same name by Betty Smith. The film stars Richard Chamberlain as Carl Brown, and ...more
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Richard Chamberlain, Karen Allen, Hal Holbrook

Released: 1996

Directed by: Lamont Johnson

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Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway

Released: 1974

Directed by: Richard Lester

The Four Musketeers is a 1974 Richard Lester film that is a sequel to The Three Musketeers, and covers the second half of Dumas' novel The Three Musketeers. Fifteen years later, the cast and ...more

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Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Faye Dunaway

Released: 1973

Directed by: Richard Lester

The Three Musketeers is a 1973 film based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by Richard Lester and written by George MacDonald Fraser. It was originally proposed in ...more

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O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

Released: 1974

Directed by: Irwin Allen, John Guillermin

The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The picture was directed by John ...more

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Christopher Lee, Kim Cattrall, Oliver Reed

Released: 1989

Directed by: Richard Lester

The Return of the Musketeers is a 1989 film adaptation loosely based on the novel Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third Musketeers film directed by Richard Lester, following ...more

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The Secret of the Purple Reef Peter Falk, Richard Chamberlain, Jeff Richards

Released: 1960

Directed by: William Witney

The Secret of The Purple Reef is a 1960 - 20th Century Fox CinemaScope DeLuxe Color film based on a novel by Dorothy Cottrell entitled The Silent Reefs. It starred soon-to-be-famous actors, ...more
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Linda Evans, Richard Chamberlain, Claude Rains

Released: 1963

Directed by: Boris Sagal

Twilight of Honor, released in the UK as The Charge is Murder, is a 1963 film starring Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains, and featuring Joey Heatherton and Linda Evans in their film ...more
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The Portrait of a Lady Richard Chamberlain, Edward Fox, Kathleen Byron

Released: 1968

Directed by: James Cellan Jones

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Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Richard Chamberlain

Released: 1969

Directed by: Bryan Forbes

The Madwoman of Chaillot is a 1969 American satirical comedy-drama film made by Commonwealth United Entertainment and distributed by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. It was directed by Bryan Forbes and ...more
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Sharon Stone, Richard Chamberlain, John Rhys-Davies

Released: 1985

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

King Solomon's Mines is a 1985 action adventure film, the third of five film adaptations of the 1885 novel by the same name by Henry Rider Haggard. It stars Richard Chamberlain, Sharon Stone, ...more
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Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain

Released: 1968

Directed by: Richard Lester

Petulia is an American drama film directed by Richard Lester. The screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus is based on the novel Me and the Arch Kook Petulia by John Haase. The film stars Julie ...more

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Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Kenneth Colley

Released: 1970

Directed by: Ken Russell

The Music Lovers is a 1970 British drama film directed by Ken Russell. The screenplay by Melvyn Bragg, based on Beloved Friend, a collection of personal correspondence edited by Catherine ...more
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Aftermath: A Test of Love Richard Chamberlain, Michael Learned, Doug Savant

Released: 1991

Directed by: Glenn Jordan

Aftermath: A Test of Love is a 1991 TV film directed by Glenn Jordan.
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Nathan Fillion, Richard Chamberlain, Melanie Mayron

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mark Sobel

Ordeal in the Arctic is a made-for-television film written by Paul F. Edwards and directed by Mark Sobel. The film stars Richard Chamberlain, Catherine Mary Stewart, Melanie Mayron, Scott ...more
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Charles Bronson, Richard Chamberlain, Duane Eddy

Released: 1961

Directed by: Joseph M. Newman

A Thunder of Drums is a 1961 Western directed by Joseph M. Newman, starring Richard Boone, George Hamilton and Luana Patten.
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Vinnie Jones, Richard Chamberlain, Michael Madsen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mark Mahon

Strength and Honour is a boxing film that was shot in Cork, Ireland. Filming took place in the city and county including Kinsale, Rochestown, Passage West and the un-opened maternity ward of the ...more