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The Best Yul Brynner Movies

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

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

Items on this list include The Ultimate Warrior and Futureworld.

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  • The Magnificent Seven1
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul... more on Wikipedia

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    #337 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#7 of 176 The Best Movies of the '60s

  • The King and I2
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    The King and I

    Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner

    Released1956

    Directed byWalter Lang

    The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and... more on Wikipedia

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    #57 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#16 of 206 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

  • The Ten Commandments3
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    The Ten Commandments

    Charlton Heston, Vincent Price

    Released1956

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    The Ten Commandments is a 1956 American religious epic film produced and directed by Cecil B.... more on Wikipedia
  • Anastasia4
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    Anastasia

    Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner

    Released1956

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    Anastasia is a 1956 drama history film written by Arthur Laurents, Marcelle Maurette and Guy... more on Wikipedia

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  • Solomon and Sheba5
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    Solomon and Sheba

    Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner

    Released1959

    Directed byKing Vidor

    Solomon and Sheba is a 1959 American epic historical romance film directed by King Vidor, shot... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Journey6
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    The Journey

    Ron Howard, Deborah Kerr

    Released1959

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    The Journey is a 1959 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak. A group of Westerners... more on Wikipedia
  • The Brothers Karamazov7
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    The Brothers Karamazov

    William Shatner, Yul Brynner

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The... more on Wikipedia
  • Once More, with Feeling!8
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    Once More, with Feeling!

    Yul Brynner, Shirley Anne Field

    Released1960

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Once More, with Feeling! is a British comedy film directed and produced by Stanley Donen from... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Buccaneer9
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    The Buccaneer

    Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner

    Released1958

    Directed byAnthony Quinn

    The Buccaneer is a 1958 War film, made by Paramount Pictures like the 1938 version, starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Return of the Seven10
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    Return of the Seven

    Yul Brynner, Warren Oates

    Released1966

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    Return of the Seven is the first sequel to the western, The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner is... more on Wikipedia
  • Westworld11
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    Westworld

    Yul Brynner, James Brolin

    Released1973

    Directed byMichael Crichton

    Westworld is a 1973 science fiction western-thriller film written and directed by novelist... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Poppy Is Also a Flower12
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    The Poppy Is Also a Flower

    Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed byTerence Young

    The Poppy Is Also a Flower is an ABC made-for-television spy and anti-drug film. The film was... more on Wikipedia
  • Taras Bulba13
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    Taras Bulba

    Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner

    Released1962

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Taras Bulba is a 1962 film loosely based on Nikolai Gogol's short novel, Taras Bulba, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • The Sound and the Fury14
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    The Sound and the Fury

    Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward

    Released1959

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    The Sound and the Fury is a film directed by Martin Ritt that was released in 1959.Amazon_watch buy button
  • His Majesty O'Keefe15
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    His Majesty O'Keefe

    Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster

    Released1954

    Directed byByron Haskin

    His Majesty O'Keefe is a 1954 adventure film starring Burt Lancaster. The film was directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Invitation to a Gunfighter16
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    Invitation to a Gunfighter

    Yul Brynner, George Segal

    Released1964

    Directed byRichard Wilson

    Invitation to a Gunfighter is a 1964 film directed by Richard Wilson.
  • Kings of the Sun17
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    Kings of the Sun

    Yul Brynner, Victoria Vetri

    Released1963

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Kings of the Sun is a 1963 DeLuxe Color film directed by J. Lee Thompson for Mirisch... more on Wikipedia
  • The Ultimate Warrior18
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    The Ultimate Warrior

    Max von Sydow, Yul Brynner

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Clouse

    The Ultimate Warrior is a 1975 science fiction action-adventure film directed by Robert... more on Wikipedia
  • Catlow19
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    Catlow

    Leonard Nimoy, Yul Brynner

    Released1971

    Directed bySam Wanamaker

    Catlow is a 1971 western film based on a 1963 novel by Louis L'Amour. It stars Yul Brynner as... more on Wikipedia
  • Morituri20
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    Morituri

    Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner

    Released1965

    Directed byBernhard Wicki

    Morituri is a 1965 film about the sabotage of a German merchant ship full of rubber. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • Surprise Package21
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    Surprise Package

    Yul Brynner, Noël Coward

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Surprise Package is a 1960 American comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Yul... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Villa Rides22
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    Villa Rides

    Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson

    Released1968

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    Villa Rides is a 1968 film starring Yul Brynner in toupee in the title role and Robert Mitchum... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Night Flight from Moscow23
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    Night Flight from Moscow

    Henry Fonda, Yul Brynner

    Released1973

    Directed byHenri Verneuil

    Night Flight from Moscow is a French thriller made in 1973. It was produced and directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Escape from Zahrain24
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    Escape from Zahrain

    Yul Brynner, Jack Warden

    Released1962

    Directed byRonald Neame

    Escape from Zahrain is a 1962 American action film directed by Ronald Neame and starring Yul... more on Wikipedia
  • Futureworld25
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    Futureworld

    Peter Fonda, Yul Brynner

    Released1976

    Directed byRichard T. Heffron

    Futureworld is a 1976 American science fiction thriller film directed by Richard T. Heffron... more on Wikipedia