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The Best Trevor Howard Movies

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

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

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  • 1

    Golden Salamander

    Trevor Howard, Anouk Aimée
    72
    0

    Released1950

    Directed byRonald Neame

    Golden Salamander is a 1950 adventure film directed by Ronald Neame and starring Trevor Howard as an archaeologist in North Africa who runs afoul of a crime sydicate. It won an award at the 1950...  more
  • 2

    The Heart of the Matter

    Denholm Elliott, Trevor Howard
    70
    4

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge More O'Ferrall

    The Heart of the Matter is a 1953 British film based on the book of the same name by Graham Greene. It was directed by George More O'Ferrall for London Films. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes Film...  more
  • 3

    Brief Encounter

    Trevor Howard, Celia Johnson
    79
    21

    Released1945

    Directed byDavid Lean

    Brief Encounter is a 1945 British film directed by David Lean about British suburban life, centering on Laura, a married woman with children whose conventional life becomes increasingly complicated...  more

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  • 4

    The Third Man

    Orson Welles, Trevor Howard
    64
    13

    Released1949

    Directed byCarol Reed

    The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. It is considered one of the greatest films of all time,...  more

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  • 5

    The Clouded Yellow

    Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard
    49
    2

    Released1951

    Directed byRalph Thomas

    The Clouded Yellow is a 1951 British mystery film directed by Ralph Thomas and produced by Betty E. Box for Carillon Films....  more
  • 6

    They Made Me a Fugitive

    Trevor Howard, Maurice Denham
    51
    4

    Released1947

    Directed byAlberto Cavalcanti

    They Made Me a Fugitive is a 1947 British film noir set in postwar England. Based on the Jackson Budd novel A Convict has Escaped, the black-and-white film was directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, with...  more
  • 7

    I See a Dark Stranger

    Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard
    49
    2

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Launder

    I See a Dark Stranger – released as The Adventuress in the United States – is a British 1946 World War II spy film with touches of light comedy, by the team of Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, and...  more
  • 8

    So Well Remembered

    John Mills, Trevor Howard
    50
    4

    Released1947

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    So Well Remembered is a 1947 British film starring John Mills, Martha Scott, and Trevor Howard. The film was based on the James Hilton novel of the same name and tells the story of a reformer and the...  more
  • 9

    Manuela

    Donald Pleasence, Trevor Howard
    49
    3

    Released1957

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Manuela, released as Stowaway Girl in the United States, is a 1957 British drama film directed by Guy Hamilton. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival....  more
  • 10

    Green for Danger

    Trevor Howard, Alastair Sim
    59
    12

    Released1946

    Directed bySidney Gilliat

    Green for Danger is a 1946 British thriller film, based on the popular 1944 detective novel of the same name by Christianna Brand. The film was directed by Sidney Gilliat and stars Alastair Sim,...  more
  • 11

    Windwalker

    Trevor Howard, James Remar
    64
    21

    Released1980

    Directed byKieth Merrill

    Windwalker is a 1981 western adventure film, based on a novel by Blaine M. Yorgason, starring Trevor Howard and Nick Ramus. It was shot in various outdoor locations in Utah. To maintain authenticity...  more
  • 12

    Light Years Away

    Trevor Howard, Mick Ford
    43
    5

    Released1981

    Directed byAlain Tanner

    Light Years Away is a 1981 film directed by Alain Tanner. It tells the story of a young man who meets an old man who says he was taught by birds how to fly and is building a flying machine. It is...  more
  • 13

    Sir Henry at Rawlinson End

    Trevor Howard, Liz Smith
    34
    0

    Released1980

    Directed bySteve Roberts

    Sir Henry at Rawlinson End is a 1980 British film based on the eponymous character created by Vivian Stanshall. It starred Trevor Howard as Sir Henry and Stanshall himself as Henry's brother Hubert....  more
  • 14

    Battle of Britain

    Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier
    54
    19

    Released1969

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Battle of Britain is a 1969 British action film directed by Guy Hamilton. In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the...  more

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  • 15

    Sons and Lovers

    Donald Pleasence, Dean Stockwell
    46
    14

    Released1960

    Directed byJack Cardiff

    Sons and Lovers is a 1960 CinemaScope British film adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence 1913 novel of the same name. It was adapted by T. E. B. Clarke and Gavin Lambert, directed by Jack Cardiff. and...  more
  • 16

    Von Ryan's Express

    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin
    40
    10

    Released1965

    Directed byMark Robson

    Von Ryan's Express is a 1965 WWII adventure film about a group of Allied prisoners who after Italy's armistice with the Allies in September 1943, conduct a daring mass escape by hijacking a freight...  more

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  • 17

    Outcast of the Islands

    Trevor Howard, Wendy Hiller
    34
    4

    Released1952

    Directed byCarol Reed

    Outcast of the Islands is a 1951 film directed by Carol Reed based on Joseph Conrad's novel An Outcast of the Islands. The film features Robert Morley, Trevor Howard, Ralph Richardson, and Wendy...  more
  • 18

    God Rot Tunbridge Wells!

    Trevor Howard, Simon Donald
    28
    0

    Released1985

    Directed byTony Palmer

    God Rot Tunbridge Wells! is a 1985 British musical television film directed by Tony Palmer, written by John Osborne and starring Trevor Howard, Christopher Bramwell and Dave Griffiths. It was aired...  more
  • 19

    Operation Crossbow

    Sophia Loren, George Peppard
    31
    4

    Released1965

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Operation Crossbow, later re-released as The Great Spy Mission, is a 1965 British spy thriller and WWII film, directed by Michael Anderson and written by Emeric Pressburger, under the pseudonym...  more

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  • 20

    Moment of Danger

    Dorothy Dandridge, Trevor Howard
    26
    0

    Released1960

    Directed byLászló Benedek

    Malaga is a film directed by László Benedek released on Oct 14, 1960....  more
  • 21

    Odette

    Peter Ustinov, Trevor Howard
    40
    14

    Released1950

    Directed byHerbert Wilcox

    Odette is a 1950 film British war film based on the true story of Special Operations Executive French-born agent Odette Sansom, who was captured by the Germans in 1943, condemned to death and sent to...  more
  • 22

    Interpol

    Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard
    25
    0

    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Gilling

    Interpol known in the USA as Pickup Alley is a 1957 British Warwick Films crime film shot in CinemaScope starring Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano and Sid James. It concerns...  more
  • 23

    Mutiny on the Bounty

    Marlon Brando, Richard Harris
    30
    6

    Released1962

    Directed byLewis Milestone, Carol Reed

    Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1962 historical drama film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard based on the novel Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. The film retells the...  more
  • 24

    Father Goose

    Cary Grant, Leslie Caron
    30
    6

    Released1964

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to Grant's character. The...  more
  • 25

    Man in the Middle

    Robert Mitchum, Trevor Howard
    25
    2

    Released1963

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Man in the Middle is a 1964 CinemaScope film, starring Robert Mitchum and directed by Guy Hamilton. The movie, set in World War II India, tells the story of the murder trial of an American Army...  more