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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.

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw
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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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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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer
Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.
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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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Harrison Ford, Barbara Bach, Robert Shaw
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 ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.