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The Best Robert Shaw Movies

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

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

This list is made up of many different films, including Young Winston and A Hill in Korea.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Robert Shaw movies?" and "What are the greatest Robert Shaw roles of all time?"


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    The Dam Busters

    Robert Shaw, Patrick McGoohan


    Directed byMichael Anderson

    The Dam Busters is a British Second World War war film starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd and directed by Michael Anderson. The film recreates the true story of Operation Chastise when in...  more

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  • 27

    A Reflection of Fear

    Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman


    Directed byWilliam A. Fraker

    A Reflection of Fear is a 1972 thriller film directed by William A. Fraker with a screenplay by Edward Hume and Lewis John Carlino and starring Sondra Locke, Robert Shaw, Mary Ure, Signe Hasso,...  more
  • 28

    The Cracksman

    Robert Shaw, George Sanders


    Directed byPeter Graham Scott

    The Cracksman is a 1963 British comedy film directed by Peter Graham Scott....  more
  • 29

    The Caretaker

    Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence


    Directed byClive Donner

    The Caretaker is a 1963 British drama film directed by Clive Donner and based on the Harold Pinter play of the same name. It was entered into the 13th Berlin International Film Festival where it won...  more
  • 30

    Custer of the West

    Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan


    Directed byRobert Siodmak

    Custer of the West is a 1967 American Western film directed by Robert Siodmak. It tells a highly fictionalised version of the life and death of George Armstrong Custer. It starred Robert Shaw as...  more
  • 31

    Force 10 from Navarone

    Harrison Ford, Barbara Bach


    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 British produced film loosely based on Alistair MacLean's 1968 novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1961 film, The Guns of Navarone. The parts of Mallory and...  more

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  • 32

    A Town Called Hell

    Stella Stevens, Martin Landau


    Directed byRobert Parrish, Irving Lerner

    A Town Called Hell is a 1971 western action comedy drama film written by Richard Aubrey and directed by Robert Parrish and Irving Lerner....  more

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  • 33

    Figures in a Landscape

    Malcolm McDowell, Robert Shaw


    Directed byJoseph Losey

    Figures in a Landscape is a 1970 British film directed by Joseph Losey and written by star Robert Shaw. It is based on the 1968 novel of the same name by Barry England....  more
  • 34

    The Valiant

    Robert Shaw, John Mills


    Directed byRoy Ward Baker

    The Valiant is a 1962 film directed by Roy Ward Baker, and starring John Mills, Ettore Manni, Roberto Risso, Robert Shaw, and Liam Redmond. It is based on the Italian manned torpedo attack which...  more
  • 35

    The Birthday Party

    Robert Shaw, Sydney Tafler


    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

    The Birthday Party is a 1968 British drama film directed by William Friedkin, based on an unpublished screenplay by 2005 Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, which he adapted from his own play The Birthday...  more
  • 36

    Hamlet at Elsinore

    Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer


    Directed byPhilip Saville

    Hamlet at Elsinore is a 1964 television version of Shakespeare's play. Produced by the BBC in association with Danish Radio, it was shown in the U.S. on NET. Winning wide acclaim both for its...  more