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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?"


  • 1

    The Deep

    Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett
    The Deep is a 1977 adventure film directed by Peter Yates and based on Peter Benchley's novel...  more

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    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss
    Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter...  more

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    Battle of Britain

    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier
    Battle of Britain is a 1969 British action film directed by Guy Hamilton. In 1940, the British...  more

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    Black Sunday

    Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern
    Black Sunday is a 1977 American thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer, based on Thomas...  more
  • 5

    Robin and Marian

    Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery
    Robin and Marian is a 1976 British-American romantic adventure period film directed by Richard...  more
  • 6

    The Hireling

    Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles
    The Hireling is a 1973 British drama film directed by Alan Bridges, based on a 1957 novel by...  more
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    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford
    The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by...  more

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    The Lavender Hill Mob

    Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness
    The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 comedy film from Ealing Studios, written by T.E.B. Clarke,...  more
  • 9

    The Caretaker

    Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence
    The Caretaker is a 1963 British drama film directed by Clive Donner and based on the Harold...  more
  • 10

    From Russia with Love

    Sean Connery, Robert Shaw
    From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to...  more

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    Figures in a Landscape

    Malcolm McDowell, Robert Shaw
    Figures in a Landscape is a 1970 British film directed by Joseph Losey and written by star...  more
  • 12

    Battle of the Bulge

    Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson
    Battle of the Bulge is an American widescreen epic film produced in Spain that was released in...  more

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  • 13

    A Reflection of Fear

    Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman
    A Reflection of Fear is a 1972 thriller film directed by William A. Fraker with a screenplay...  more
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    A Man for All Seasons

    John Hurt, Orson Welles
    A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film based on Robert Bolt's play of...  more

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  • 15

    The Royal Hunt of the Sun

    Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw
    The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a 1969 British-US film based on the play of the same name by...  more
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    Young Winston

    Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour
    Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister...  more
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    James Earl Jones, Anjelica Huston
    Swashbuckler is a romantic adventure film produced in the U.S. by Universal Studios and...  more
  • 18

    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau
    The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a 1974 American thriller film directed by Joseph...  more

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  • 19

    End of the Game

    Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bissett
    End of the Game is a 1975 German thriller film directed by Maximilian Schell and starring Jon...  more
  • 20

    The Birthday Party

    Robert Shaw, Sydney Tafler
    The Birthday Party is a 1968 British drama film directed by William Friedkin, based on an...  more
  • 21

    The Luck of Ginger Coffey

    Robert Shaw, Liam Redmond
    The Luck of Ginger Coffey is a 1964 film directed by Irvin Kershner. It was filmed in Montreal...  more
  • 22

    Tomorrow at Ten

    Robert Shaw, William Hartnell
    Tomorrow at Ten is a 1962 British thriller film directed by Lance Comfort and starring John...  more
  • 23

    A Hill in Korea

    Michael Caine, Robert Shaw
    Hell In Korea is a 1956 drama war film directed by Julian Amyes and written by Max Catto, Ian...  more
  • 24

    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    Caroline Munro, Tom Baker
    The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is a fantasy film released in 1973 and starring John Phillip Law...  more

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    Sea Fury

    Robert Shaw, Luciana Paluzzi
    Sea Fury is a 1958 British action film directed by Cy Endfield and starring Stanley Baker,...  more