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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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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more

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The Sting Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw 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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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw 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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From Russia with Love Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Released in 1963, the film was produced by ...more

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The Lavender Hill Mob Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw The Lavender Hill Mob is a 1951 comedy film from Ealing Studios, written by T.E.B. Clarke, directed by Charles Crichton, starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway and featuring Sid James and ...more

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A Man for All Seasons John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British biographical drama film based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. It was released on 12 December 1966. Paul Scofield, who had ...more

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The Dam Busters Robert Shaw, Patrick McGoohan, Michael Redgrave 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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The Deep Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett, Eli Wallach The Deep is a 1977 adventure film directed by Peter Yates and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The film stars Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset, and Nick Nolte.

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

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Battle of Britain Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.

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Robin and Marian Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Richard Harris Robin and Marian is a 1976 British-American romantic adventure period film directed by Richard Lester and written by James Goldman, based on the legend of Robin Hood. It stars Sean Connery as ...more

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Black Sunday Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern, Robert Shaw 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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Force 10 from Navarone Harrison Ford, Barbara Bach, Robert Shaw Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 British produced war 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 ...more

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The Hireling Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan 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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The Caretaker Robert Shaw, Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates 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 ...more

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Young Winston Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour, Anne Bancroft Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The film was based on the book My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill. ...more

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End of the Game Jon Voight, Jacqueline Bissett, Robert Shaw 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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The Luck of Ginger Coffey Robert Shaw, Liam Redmond, Mary Ure The Luck of Ginger Coffey is a 1964 film directed by Irvin Kershner. It was filmed in Montreal by Crawley Films. It is based on the Governor General's Award winning novel by Northern ...more

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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad Caroline Munro, Tom Baker, Robert Shaw The Golden Voyage of Sinbad is a fantasy film released in 1973 and starring John Phillip Law as Sinbad. It includes a score by composer Miklós Rózsa and is known mostly for the ...more

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Swashbuckler James Earl Jones, Anjelica Huston, Robert Shaw 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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Sea Fury Robert Shaw, Luciana Paluzzi, Stanley Baker Sea Fury is a 1958 British action film directed by Cy Endfield and starring Stanley Baker, Victor McLaglen, Luciana Paluzzi and Grégoire Aslan. A violent rivalry develops between two ...more

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Figures in a Landscape Malcolm McDowell, Robert Shaw, Roger Lloyd-Pack 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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The Birthday Party Robert Shaw, Sydney Tafler, Patrick Magee 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 ...more

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The Royal Hunt of the Sun Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw, Nigel Davenport 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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Hamlet at Elsinore Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer, Robert Shaw 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

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Avalanche Express Lee Marvin, Linda Evans, Robert Shaw Avalanche Express is a 1979 cold war adventure thriller film produced and directed by Mark Robson, about the struggle over a defecting Russian general. It starred Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, ...more

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Diamonds Shelley Winters, Barbara Hershey, Robert Shaw Diamonds is a 1975 Israeli-American heist film. Robert Shaw stars in a dual role as twin brothers. Richard Roundtree, Barbara Hershey and Shelley Winters are co-stars. The film was also released ...more

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A Hill in Korea Michael Caine, Robert Shaw, Stanley Baker Hell In Korea is a 1956 drama war film directed by Julian Amyes and written by Max Catto, Ian Dalrymple, Ronald Spencer and Anthony Squire.

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Tomorrow at Ten Robert Shaw, William Hartnell, Kenneth Cope Tomorrow at Ten is a 1962 British thriller film directed by Lance Comfort and starring John Gregson, Robert Shaw, Kenneth Cope and William Hartnell in his final film appearance.

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Libel Olivia de Havilland, Robert Shaw, Dirk Bogarde Libel is a 1959 British drama film. It stars Olivia de Havilland, Dirk Bogarde, Paul Massie, Wilfrid Hyde-White and Robert Morley. The film's screenplay was written by Anatole de Grunwald and ...more

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The Cracksman Robert Shaw, George Sanders, Dennis Price The Cracksman is a 1963 British comedy film directed by Peter Graham Scott.

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A Carol for Another Christmas Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Eva Marie Saint A Carol for Another Christmas is a 1964 American television movie, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation between ...more

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A Reflection of Fear Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Sondra Locke 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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A Town Called Hell Stella Stevens, Martin Landau, Robert Shaw A Town Called Hell is a 1971 western action comedy drama film written by Richard Aubrey and directed by Robert Parrish and Irving Lerner.

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Custer of the West Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Jeffrey Hunter 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

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The Valiant Robert Shaw, John Mills, Ettore Manni 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