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.

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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

Released: 1975

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw

Released: 1973

Directed by: George Roy Hill

The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had ...more

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Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi

Released: 1963

Directed by: Terence Young

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Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw

Released: 1965

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Battle of the Bulge is an American widescreen epic film produced in Spain that was released in 1965. It was directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, Robert ...more

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Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

Released: 1974

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a 1974 American thriller film directed by Joseph Sargent, produced by Edgar J. Scherick, and starring Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, Martin Balsam and ...more

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John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

Released: 1966

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

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Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett, Eli Wallach

Released: 1977

Directed by: Peter Yates

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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1969

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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Harrison Ford, Barbara Bach, Robert Shaw

Released: 1978

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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Robert Shaw, Patrick McGoohan, Michael Redgrave

Released: 1954

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern, Robert Shaw

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Black Sunday is a 1977 American thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer, based on Thomas Harris' novel of the same name. The film was produced by Robert Evans and starred Robert Shaw, Bruce ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Richard Harris

Released: 1976

Directed by: Richard Lester

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Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan

Released: 1973

Directed by: Alan Bridges

The Hireling is a 1973 British drama film directed by Alan Bridges, based on a 1957 novel by LP Hartley, which starred Robert Shaw and Sarah Miles. It tells the story of a chauffeur who falls in ...more
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Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw

Released: 1951

Directed by: Charles Crichton

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Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates

Released: 1963

Directed by: Clive Donner

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Malcolm McDowell, Robert Shaw, Roger Lloyd-Pack

Released: 1969

Directed by: Joseph 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.
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Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1972

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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James Earl Jones, Anjelica Huston, Robert Shaw

Released: 1976

Directed by: James Goldstone

Swashbuckler is a romantic adventure film produced in the U.S. by Universal Studios and released in 1976. The film is based on the story “The Scarlet Buccaneer”, written by Paul Wheeler and ...more
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Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Nigel Davenport

Released: 1969

Directed by: Irving Lerner

The Royal Hunt of the Sun is a 1969 British-US film based on the play of the same name by Peter Shaffer. It stars Robert Shaw as Francisco Pizarro and Christopher Plummer as the Inca leader ...more
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A Reflection of Fear Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Sondra Locke

Released: 1973

Directed by: William 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
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Robert Shaw, Liam Redmond, Mary Ure

Released: 1964

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

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End of the Game Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bissett, Robert Shaw

Released: 1975

Directed by: Maximilian Schell

End of the Game is a 1975 German thriller film directed by Maximilian Schell and starring Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bisset, Martin Ritt and Robert Shaw. Co-written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, the ...more
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Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Robert Shaw

Released: 1974

Directed by: Gordon Hessler

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Robert Shaw, Sydney Tafler, Patrick Magee

Released: 1968

Directed by: William Friedkin

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Michael Caine, Robert Shaw, Stanley Baker

Released: 1956

Directed by: Julian Charles Becket Amyes

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