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The Best Robert Donat Movies  

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

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

This list contains films like The Inn of the Sixth Happiness and The Cure for Love.

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Alfred Hitchcock, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Donat
The 39 Steps is a 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll. Loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John ...more
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Greer Garson, John Mills, Paul Henreid
Goodbye, Mr. Chips is a 1939 British romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Robert Donat and Greer Garson. Based on the 1934 novel Goodbye, Mr. Chips by James Hilton, the film is ...more
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Cedric Hardwicke, Robert Donat, Kathleen Harrison
The Winslow Boy is a 1948 film adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play The Winslow Boy. It was made by De Grunwald Productions and distributed by the British Lion Film Corporation. It was directed ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Robert Donat, Burt Kwouk
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness is a 1958 20th Century Fox film based on the true story of Gladys Aylward, a tenacious British maid, who became a missionary in China during the tumultuous years ...more
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Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Glynis Johns
The Adventures of Tartu aka Tartu, is a 1943 British Second World War spy film starring Robert Donat. It was a typical "flag waver" of the era, portraying Nazis as highly corruptible ...more
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Robert Donat, Eugene Pallette, Jean Parker
The Ghost Goes West is a British romantic comedy/fantasy film starring Robert Donat, Jean Parker, and Eugene Pallette, and directed by René Clair, his first English-language film. The ...more
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Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Richardson
The Citadel is a British film based on the novel of the same name by A. J. Cronin, first published in 1937. The film was directed by King Vidor and produced by Victor Saville at Denham Studios, ...more
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Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester
The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 United Kingdom historical film directed and co-produced by Alexander Korda and starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon and Elsa Lanchester. ...more
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Robert Donat, nm0129894, Elissa Landi
The Count of Monte Cristo is a 1934 American adventure film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Robert Donat and Elissa Landi. Based on the 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat, Margaret Rutherford
The Magic Box is a 1951 British, Technicolor, biographical drama film, directed by John Boulting. The film stars Robert Donat as William Friese-Greene, with a host of cameo appearances by such ...more
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Lease of Life Denholm Elliott, Robert Donat, Adrienne Corri
Lease of Life is a 1954 drama film written by Eric Ambler and directed by Charles Frend.
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Roger Moore, Deborah Kerr, Robert Donat
Perfect Strangers, is a 1945 British drama film made by London Films. It stars Robert Donat and Deborah Kerr as a married couple whose relationship is shaken by their service in the Second World ...more
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Herbert Lom, Robert Donat, Robert Morley
The Young Mr Pitt is a 1942 British biographical film, directed by Carol Reed and starring Robert Donat, Robert Morley and John Mills. Made in black-and-white, it was produced by Edward Black ...more
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Cash Robert Donat, Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie
Cash is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Zoltan Korda and starring Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie and Robert Donat. It was made by Alexander Korda's London Film Productions.
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Merle Oberon, Robert Donat, Emlyn Williams
Men of Tomorrow is a British drama film, directed by Zoltan Korda and Leontine Sagan, and starring Maurice Braddell and Joan Gardner. This featured Robert Donat's movie debut.
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Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh
Knight Without Armour is a 1937 British historical drama film made by London Films and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Jacques Feyder and produced by Alexander Korda from a ...more
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Robert Donat, Thora Hird, Marjorie Rhodes
British actor Robert Donat's one-and-only film directorial effort was Cure for Love. Adapted from a popular stage play by Walter Greenwood, the film stars Donat as Jack, an army sergeant who ...more
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If I Were Rich Robert Donat, Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie
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Robert Donat, Miles Mander, Laurence Hanray
That Night in London is a 1932 British crime film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Robert Donat, Pearl Argyle, Miles Mander and Roy Emerton.