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The Best Robert Powell Movies

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

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

List films include The First Circle, Jesus of Nazareth and many more.

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  • 1

    Jesus of Nazareth

    James Earl Jones, Laurence Olivier
    44
    5

    Released1977

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth,...  more

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  • 2

    Asylum

    Charlotte Rampling, Britt Ekland
    22
    4

    Released1972

    Directed byPatrick Magee, Roy Ward Baker

    Asylum is a 1972 British horror film made by Amicus Productions. The film was directed by Roy Ward Baker, produced by Milton Subotsky, and scripted by Robert Bloch. Baker had considerable experience...  more

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  • 3

    Mahler

    Oliver Reed, Robert Powell
    20
    4

    Released1974

    Directed byKen Russell

    Mahler is a 1974 biographical film based on the life of composer Gustav Mahler. It was written and directed by Ken Russell for Goodtimes Enterprises, and starred Robert Powell as Gustav Mahler and...  more
  • 4

    Tommy

    Tina Turner, Jack Nicholson
    18
    4

    Released1975

    Directed byKen Russell

    Tommy is a 1975 British musical fantasy film based upon The Who's 1969 rock opera album Tommy. It was directed by Ken Russell and featured a star-studded cast, including the band members themselves....  more
  • 5

    The Asphyx

    Robert Powell, Robert Stephens
    18
    6

    Released1973

    Directed byPeter Newbrook

    The Asphyx is a 1972 British horror film directed by Peter Newbrook. Also known as Spirit of the Dead and The Horror of Death, it stars Robert Stephens and Robert Powell....  more
  • 6

    The Thirty Nine Steps

    John Mills, Robert Powell
    16
    4

    Released1978

    Directed byDon Sharp

    The Thirty Nine Steps is a British 1978 thriller film directed by Don Sharp, with screenplay by British playwright, Michael Robson, based on the novel The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan. It was the...  more
  • 7

    The Four Feathers

    Jane Seymour, Beau Bridges
    16
    4

    Released1977

    Directed byDon Sharp

    The Four Feathers is a 1977 British television film adaptation of the classic novel The Four Feathers by novelist A.E.W. Mason. Directed by Don Sharp, this version starred Beau Bridges, Robert...  more
  • 8

    Harlequin

    Broderick Crawford, David Hemmings
    18
    8

    Released1980

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Harlequin, also known as Dark Forces in United States, is a 1980 Australian thriller film directed by Simon Wincer and starring Robert Powell, Carmen Duncan, David Hemmings and Broderick Crawford....  more
  • 9

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    Freddie Jones, Robert Powell
    12
    2

    Released1993

    Directed byTimothy Forder

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a 1993 film, the fourth film adaptation of the Charles Dickens unfinished novel of the same title....  more
  • 10

    Romeo.Juliet

    John Hurt, Ben Kingsley
    12
    4

    Directed byArmondo Linus Acosta

    Romeo.Juliet is the title of a 1990 film version of William Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet. It was made by American producer, director and cinematographer, Armando Acosta using the feral...  more
  • 11

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Anthony Hopkins, John Gielgud
    12
    4

    Released1982

    Directed byMichael Tuchner, Alan Hume

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1982 British-American TV movie, based on the Victor Hugo novel. It was directed by Michael Tuchner and Alan Hume, and produced by Norman Rosemont and Malcolm J....  more
  • 12

    The Survivor

    Jenny Agutter, Robert Powell
    10
    2

    Released1981

    Directed byDavid Hemmings

    The Survivor is a 1981 Australian Horror Thriller film starring Robert Powell and Jenny Agutter, based on a novel of the same name by James Herbert. It saw the final film appearance of actor Joseph...  more
  • 13

    Imperative

    Leslie Caron, Robert Powell
    6
    0

    Released1982

    Directed byKrzysztof Zanussi

    Imperativ is a 1982 German drama film written and directed by Krzysztof Zanussi. The film entered the competition at the 39th Venice International Film Festival, where it received the Special Jury...  more
  • 14

    Beyond Good and Evil

    Virna Lisi, Erland Josephson
    10
    4

    Released1977

    Directed byLiliana Cavani

    Beyond Good and Evil is a 1977 drama film directed by Liliana Cavani. It stars Dominique Sanda, Erland Josephson and Robert Powell. The film follows the intense relationship formed in the 1880s...  more
  • 15

    Chunuk Bair

    Karl Urban, Robert Powell
    6
    2

    Directed byDale G. Bradley

    Chunuk Bair is a 1992 New Zealand film based on the play Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt. Set in 1915, the film tells of the Wellington Regiment, part of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force...  more
  • 16

    The First Circle

    Christopher Plummer, Victor Garber
    4
    2

    Released1992

    Directed bySheldon Larry

    The First Circle is a 1992 Canadian-French television drama film directed by Sheldon Larry, starring Victor Garber, Christopher Plummer, F. Murray Abraham and Robert Powell. It is an adaptation of...  more
  • 17

    Treasure Island

    Hugh Laurie, Dawn French
    4
    2

    Released1997

    Directed byDiane Eskenazi, Dino Athannassiou

  • 18

    Napoleon's Road to Moscow

    Robert Powell
    4
    2

    Released1999

  • 19

    The Battle of Trafalgar

    Robert Powell
    4
    2

    Released1999

  • 20

    Titanic: The Story

    Robert Powell
    4
    2

    Released1999

  • 21

    Running Scared

    Georgia Brown, Robert Powell
    2
    2

    Released1972

    Directed byDavid Hemmings

    Running Scared is a 1972 film written and directed by David Hemmings. This was the only film written by Hemmings, and his first time directing. It was based on a novel of the same name written by...  more
  • 22

    Mrs. Warren's Profession

    Penelope Wilton, Robert Powell
    2
    2

    Released1972

    Directed byHerbert Wise

  • 23

    Mudan Ting: The Peony Pavilion -A Kunju Opera

    Robert Powell, Yang Song
    0
    2

    Released2001

    Directed bySiân Busby, Derek Bailey

    Mudan Ting: The Peony Pavilion -A Kunju Opera is a 2001 fantasy, romance and drama film written by Xianzu Tang and directed by Derek Bailey....
  • 24

    What Waits Below

    Timothy Bottoms, Richard Johnson
    0
    2

    Released1985

    Directed byDon Sharp

    What Waits Below is a science-fiction adventure film released in 1985. Directed by Don Sharp, produced by the Adams Apple Film Company, the film runs for 88 minutes and starred Robert Powell, Timothy...  more
  • 25

    Jane Austen in Manhattan

    Sean Young, Anne Baxter
    12
    6

    Released1980

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Jane Austen in Manhattan is a Merchant Ivory Film made for LWT in 1980, but released for theatrical in UK and USA. It was the last film appearance of Anne Baxter and the début film of Sean Young. The...  more