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The Best Sid James Movies

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

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

List films include Carry On Cabby, Paper Orchid and many additional films as well.

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    Carry On... Up the Khyber

    Kenneth Williams, Sid James

    Released1968

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Up the Khyber is the sixteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made, released in 1968. It stars Carry On regulars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Bernard...  more
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    Carry On Constable

    Kenneth Williams, Sid James

    Released1960

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Constable is the fourth film from the Carry On series, with 31 entries. It was released in February 1960. Of the regular team, it featured Kenneth Connor, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey,...  more
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    What a Carve Up!

    Donald Pleasence, Sid James

    Released1961

    Directed byPat Jackson

    What a Carve Up! is a 1961 British comedy horror film directed by Pat Jackson. It was released in the United States in 1962 as No Place Like Homicide. The film was loosely based on the novel The...  more
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    Carry On at Your Convenience

    Kenneth Williams, Sid James

    Released1971

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry on at Your Convenience, released in 1971, is the 22nd in the series of Carry On films to be made, and was the first box office failure of the series. This failure has been attributed to the...  more
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    Carry On Dick

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor

    Released1974

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Dick is the 26th in the series of Carry On films to be made. The story is based on the Dick Turpin legend and features Turpin as an antihero, attempting to evade capture by the...  more
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    Carry On Cleo

    Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams

    Released1964

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Cleo is a British film comedy which was released in 1964. It is the tenth in the series of Carry On films to be made, and the website ICONS.a portrait of England describes Carry On Cleo as...  more

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    The Lavender Hill Mob

    Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness

    Released1951

    Directed byCharles Crichton

    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 Alfie...  more
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    Carry On Henry

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor

    Released1971

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Henry is the 21st of the in the series of Carry On films to be made and was released in 1971. It tells a fictionalised story involving Sid James as Henry VIII, who chases after Barbara...  more
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    Carry On Cowboy

    Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams

    Released1965

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Cowboy is the eleventh in the series of Carry On films to be made. It was released in 1965 and was the first film to feature series regulars Peter Butterworth and Bernard Bresslaw. Series...  more
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    Carry On Up the Jungle

    Frankie Howerd, Sid James

    Released1970

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Up the Jungle is the nineteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made, released in 1970. The film marked Frankie Howerd's second and final appearance in the series. He stars alongside...  more
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    Carry On Regardless

    Kenneth Williams, Sid James

    Released1961

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Regardless was the fifth in the series of Carry On films to be made being released in 1961. By now a fairly regular team was established with Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey, Joan...  more
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    The Pure Hell of St Trinian's

    Sid James, Cecil Parker

    Released1960

    Directed byFrank Launder

    The Pure Hell of St Trinian's was a 1960 British comedy film set in the fictional St Trinian's School. Directed by Frank Launder and written by him and Sidney Gilliat, it was the third in a series of...  more
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    The 39 Steps

    Sid James, Kenneth More

    Released1959

    Directed byRalph Thomas

    The 39 Steps is a 1959 British thriller film produced by Betty Box, directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Kenneth More and Taina Elg. It is a remake of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film, loosely based...  more

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    23
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    Too Many Crooks

    Sid James, Bernard Bresslaw

    Released1959

    Directed byMario Zampi

    Too Many Crooks is a 1959 British comedy film about a bunch of inept crooks who kidnap the wrong woman. It stars George Cole as the leader of the gang, Brenda De Banzie as the victim, and...  more
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    Carry On Again Doctor

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor

    Released1969

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Again Doctor is the eighteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made. It was released in 1969 and was the third to feature a medical theme. The film features series regulars Sid James,...  more
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    Last Holiday

    Alec Guinness, Sid James

    Released1950

    Directed byHenry Cass

    Last Holiday is a 1950 British film featuring Alec Guinness in his sixth starring role. The low-key, dark comedy was written and co-produced by J. B. Priestley and directed by Henry Cass, featuring...  more
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    Quatermass 2

    Sid James, Brian Donlevy

    Released1957

    Directed byVal Guest

    Quatermass II is a 1957 sci-fi-horror film written by Val Guest and Nigel Kneale and directed by Val Guest....  more

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    A Kid for Two Farthings

    Diana Dors, Sid James

    Released1955

    Directed byCarol Reed

    A Kid For Two Farthings is a 1955 film, directed by Carol Reed. The screenplay was adapted by Wolf Mankowitz from his own novel of the same name....  more
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    Carry On Doctor

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor

    Released1967

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Doctor is the fifteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made. It is the second in the series to have a medical theme. Frankie Howerd makes the first of his two appearances in the film...  more
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    Make Mine a Million

    Sid James, Bernard Cribbins

    Released1959

    Directed byLance Comfort

    Make Mine a Million is a 1959 British comedy film starring Arthur Askey, Sid James, and Bernard Cribbins. It was directed by Lance Comfort. The film parodies the stuffiness of the 1950s BBC and the...  more
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    Carry On Camping

    Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor

    Released1969

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Camping is a 1969 comedy film and the seventeenth in the series of Carry On films to be made. It features series regulars Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims, Terry...  more
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    Orders Are Orders

    Peter Sellers, Sid James

    Released1954

    Directed byDavid Paltenghi

    Orders Are Orders is a 1954 British comedy film directed by David Paltenghi, and featuring Peter Sellers, Sid James, Tony Hancock, Raymond Huntley, Donald Pleasence and Eric Sykes. It was a remake of...  more
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    Carry On Cabby

    Sid James, Charles Hawtrey

    Released1963

    Directed byGerald Thomas

    Carry On Cabby is the seventh in the series of Carry On films to be made. Released in 1963, it was the first to be written by Talbot Rothwell from a story by Dick Hills and Sid Green. Regulars Sid...  more
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    The Tall Headlines

    Sid James, Dennis Price

    Released1952

    Directed byTerence Young

    The Tall Headlines is a 1952 British film directed by Terence Young and starring André Morell, Flora Robson, Peter Burton, Sid James and Dennis Price. In the USA the film was retitled The Frightened...  more
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    What a Whopper

    Sid James, Spike Milligan

    Released1961

    Directed byGilbert Gunn

    What a Whopper is a 1961 British comedy film, written by Terry Nation, from a story by Jeremy Lloyd and Trevor Peacock. It treats the subject of the Loch Ness Monster in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. It...  more