The Best Timothy Dalton Movies

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

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  • Licence to Kill
    Timothy Dalton, Carey Lowell, Robert Davi
    55 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: John Glen
    James Bond (Timothy Dalton) takes on his most-daring adventure after he turns renegade and tracks down one of the international drug cartel's most-brutal and powerful leaders. After the murder of his just-married friend, he is fighting not only for country and justice, but for personal revenge!
  • The Living Daylights
    Timothy Dalton, Maryam D'Abo, Jeroen Krabbé
    54 votes
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: John Glen
    British secret agent James Bond (Timothy Dalton) helps KGB officer Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé) defect during a symphony performance. During his debriefing, Koskov reveals that a policy of assassinating defectors has been instated by new KGB head Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies). But as Bond explores this threat, a counterplot surfaces, involving a shady American arms dealer (Joe Don Baker) and a pair of Russian assassins, Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) and Kara Milovy (Maryam d'Abo).

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  • Jane Eyre
    Timothy Dalton, Zelah Clarke
    63 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Julian Charles Becket Amyes
    Jane Eyre is a 1983 British television serial adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name, produced by BBC and directed by Julian Amyes. The serial stars Zelah Clarke as the title character, and Timothy Dalton as Edward Rochester. Deene Park, located near Corby, Northamptonshire was used as the setting of Rochester's Thornfield Hall.
  • Wuthering Heights
    Anna Calder-Marshall, Timothy Dalton, Ian Ogilvy
    33 votes
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Robert Fuest
    The wealthy Mr. Earnshaw (Harry Andrews) adopts Heathcliff (Timothy Dalton), a young street urchin he meets on a trip to the city, welcoming the boy into his stately rural mansion, Wuthering Heights. Though Earnshaw's daughter Catherine (Anna Calder-Marshall) initially treats Heathcliff with disgust, the two eventually fall in love. But when Catherine's hateful brother Hindley (Julian Glover) returns home in the wake of his father's sudden death, it threatens to tear the young lovers apart.

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  • The Lion in Winter
    Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Merrow
    31 votes
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Anthony Harvey
    In the historical drama, The Lion in Winter, King Henry II of England (Peter O'Toole) gathers his family at his castle for Christmas. His wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn), released from prison just for the holiday, joins their three sons: Richard (Anthony Hopkins), Geoffrey (John Castle), and John (Nigel Terry). The reunion is anything but merry as old wounds are reopened and political maneuvering begins. This 1968 film won three Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Hepburn, and it's noted for its whip-smart dialogue and complex characters. It's a riveting exploration of power, legacy, and familial strife set against a backdrop of medieval intrigue.

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  • Hawks
    Timothy Dalton, Janet McTeer, Anthony Edwards
    28 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Robert Ellis Miller
    Hawks is a 1988 British comedy film about two terminally ill patients, an English lawyer named Bancroft and a young American football player, who decide to sneak out of their hospital rooms and live life to its fullest for whatever time they have left. Their goal is to reach a famous brothel in Amsterdam. Along the way, they encounter various characters including a pair of misfit British women played by Camille Coduri and Janet McTeer. It was filmed on location in London's Charing Cross Hospital and in the Netherlands. The film was directed by Robert Ellis Miller and based on a short story written by Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees and David English, and the screenplay was written by Roy Clarke. The musical score was composed by Gibb. The film has been regarded by some as one of the most overlooked and underrated in Timothy Dalton's career.