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1. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

Votes: 1,710

2. Let the People Sing (1942)

105 min | Comedy

A Czech political exile and a washed-up music hall comedian form an unlikely partnership to try and save a town's concert hall from the planners, businessmen, and bureaucrats.

Director: John Baxter | Stars: Alastair Sim, Fred Emney, Edward Rigby, Oliver Wakefield

Votes: 37

3. The Goose Steps Out (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

A bumbling teacher turns out to be the double of a German general. He is flown into Germany to impersonate the general and cause chaos and hilarity in a Hitler Youth college.

Directors: Basil Dearden, Will Hay | Stars: Will Hay, Charles Hawtrey, Peter Croft, Barry Morse

Votes: 367

4. The Way Ahead (1944)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

World War II drama that follows a group of British draftees, starting with their rigorous basic training, and ending with their deployment in North Africa.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: David Niven, Stanley Holloway, James Donald, John Laurie

Votes: 1,596

5. Private Angelo (1949)

106 min | Comedy, War

Private Angelo has been drafted into the Italian Army in World War II. The trouble is that he doesn't like people shooting at him, so he tries all sorts of tricks to avoid being caught up ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Anderson, Peter Ustinov | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, María Denis, Peter Ustinov, Marjorie Rhodes

Votes: 21

6. Odette (1950)

105 min | Drama, History, War

During WW2, a French woman living in England volunteers to work for British Intelligence in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 578

7. Hotel Sahara (1951)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, War

In World War II, desert hotel proprietors Emad (Sir Peter Ustinov) and Yasmin (Yvonne De Carlo) are caught between the warring armies and have to constantly shift their political allegiance to whichever army happens to control the area.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov, David Tomlinson, Roland Culver

Votes: 217

8. Quo Vadis (1951)

Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History

Fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 12,425 | Gross: $24.29M

9. The Magic Box (1951)

Approved | 118 min | Biography, Drama

A chronicle of the life of William Friese-Greene, a British inventor and early pioneer in cinema.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Robert Donat, Maria Schell, Renée Asherson, Richard Attenborough

Votes: 1,030

10. The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird (1952)

G | 63 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

A chimney sweep and his beloved shepherdess are aided by Wonderbird (Sir Peter Ustinov) in their escape from a ruthless dictator.

Director: Paul Grimault | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Anouk Aimée, Serge Reggiani, Max Adrian

Votes: 192

11. The Egyptian (1954)

Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

Votes: 3,262

12. Beau Brummell (1954)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Robert Morley

Votes: 1,199

14. We're No Angels (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the house of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett

Votes: 7,345

15. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Biopic of adventurer Lola Montès who ends up as a circus attraction after being romantically involved with famous European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,447 | Gross: $0.11M

16. The Legend of the Good Beasts (1956)

24 min | Animation, Short

Fabergé animals star in a Russian influenced Easter tale.

Director: Ted Obolensky | Star: Peter Ustinov

17. I girovaghi (1956)

95 min | Drama

Story of a family of wandering puppet makers and the destiny which rules their fate.

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Carla Del Poggio, Abbe Lane, Gaetano Autiero

Votes: 13

18. Les espions (1957)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Mystery

A psychiatrist, desperate for money to keep his faltering practice running, makes a deal with a spy to hide a mysterious person in his clinic in return for a million francs. As soon as the ... See full summary »

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Peter Ustinov, O.E. Hasse, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 715

19. The Man Who Wagged His Tail (1957)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A cold-hearted landlord is turned into a dog by a magician, and will remain a dog until he can find someone who loves him.

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Pablito Calvo, Aroldo Tieri, Silvia Marco

Votes: 171

20. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

87 Metascore

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 114,870 | Gross: $30.00M

21. The Sundowners (1960)

Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Adventure

82 Metascore

In Australia's Outback during the early twentieth century, the impoverished Carmody family lives a nomadic life out of their wagon, but the mom and son want to settle, while the dad is against it.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Peter Ustinov, Glynis Johns

Votes: 3,515

22. Romanoff and Juliet (1961)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy

A tiny, otherwise inconsequential and powerless European country called Concordia holds the deciding vote in a crucial United Nations resolution. As the U.S. and Soviet Union try to ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee, John Gavin, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 394

23. Billy Budd (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Billy Budd (Terence Stamp) is an innocent, naive seaman in the British Navy in 1797. When the ship's sadistic master-at-arms is murdered, Billy is accused and tried.

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Robert Ryan, Peter Ustinov, Melvyn Douglas, Paul Rogers

Votes: 3,661

24. Topkapi (1964)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

A conman gets mixed up with a group of thieves who plan to rob an Istanbul museum to steal a jewelled dagger.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell, Robert Morley

Votes: 7,758

25. John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965)

96 min | Comedy

During the Cold War, John Goldfarb (Richard Crenna) crashes his spy plane in the Middle East and is taken prisoner by the local government. His captor, King Fawz (Sir Peter Ustinov), soon ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Ustinov, Richard Crenna, Jim Backus

Votes: 589

27. Barefoot in Athens (1966 TV Movie)

76 min | Drama

The last few days in the life of Socrates, including his trial.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Geraldine Page, Anthony Quayle, Eric Berry

Votes: 43

28. The Comedians (1967)

Approved | 150 min | Drama

A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti, under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 1,687 | Gross: $5.20M

29. Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

On the Carolina coast, Godolphin College's new track coach lodges at Blackbeard's Inn, run by the Daughters of the Buccaneers, who claim to be descendants of the notorious pirate, and who risk losing their hotel to the local mobster.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 4,609

30. Hot Millions (1968)

G | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

Paroled London fraudster Marcus Pendleton (Sir Peter Ustinov) poses as a computer specialist in order to work for an insurance company that entirely relies on its corporate server.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Maggie Smith, Karl Malden, Bob Newhart

Votes: 1,716

32. Viva Max (1969)

G | 93 min | Comedy

When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos, a General in the Mexican Army, decides to perform some great act of ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Pamela Tiffin, Jonathan Winters, John Astin

Votes: 406

34. Gideon (1971 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

The Angel of God and an ordinary shepherd named Gideon debate obedience versus disobedience to God.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Peter Ustinov, José Ferrer, David Barton, Robert Casper

Votes: 21

36. Hammersmith Is Out (1972)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor (Sir Peter Ustinov) of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Richard Burton) ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ustinov | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Peter Ustinov, Beau Bridges

Votes: 307

37. Burt Bacharach: Opus No. 3 (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

Burt talks modern music with Beethoven portrayed by Peter Ustinov. Burt plays "Moonlight Sonata." Stevie Wonder performs "Alfie" and "Superstition." Gilbert O'Sullivan sings "Out of the ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Robert Arditti, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, Gilbert O'Sullivan

Votes: 8

38. Robin Hood (1973)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

The story of the legendary outlaw is portrayed with the characters as humanoid animals.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Brian Bedford, Phil Harris, Roger Miller, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 105,629 | Gross: $32.06M

39. One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

Lord Southmere escapes from China with a microfilm of the formula for the mysterious "Lotus X", and is captured by Chinese spies who have been instructed to retrieve the microfilm from him.... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Helen Hayes, Derek Nimmo, Hugh Burden

Votes: 1,484

40. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 48,238 | Gross: $25.00M

41. Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

G | 117 min | Adventure, Family, Western

In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Robert Foxworth, Joan Hackett, Peter Ustinov, Vic Morrow

Votes: 391

43. Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

TV-G | 382 min | Biography, Drama, History

Beginning before the Nativity and extending through the Crucifixion and Resurrection, this mini-series brings to life all of the sweeping drama in the life of Jesus, as told by the Gospels.

Stars: Robert Powell, Olivia Hussey, Laurence Olivier, James Mason

Votes: 17,961

44. The Purple Taxi (1977)

R | 107 min | Drama

With his mauve taxi, the old philosopher Dr. Seamus Scully (Fred Astaire) runs around the small green roads of the south of Ireland, becoming confident of his patients, while trying to help them find their way.

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Noiret, Peter Ustinov, Fred Astaire

Votes: 493

45. The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

An aging Sir Hector Geste (Trevor Howard) takes a young greedy wife who's after his famed Blue Water sapphire, but his sons hide the gem and join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Ann-Margret, Michael York, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 2,023

46. The Mouse and His Child (1977)

G | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Adaptation of Russell Hoban's novel about two mechanical toy mice, and their quest to become "self-winding".

Directors: Charles Swenson, Fred Wolf | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Cloris Leachman, Sally Kellerman, Andy Devine

Votes: 386

47. Double Murder (1977)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

A police commissioner and a political activist join to investigate the suspicious death of a playboy Prince.

Director: Steno | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Agostina Belli, Ursula Andress, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 113

48. Metamorphoses (1978)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy

Several animated stories from "Metamorphoses", Roman poet Ovid's narrative of legends, are presented.

Director: Takashi | Star: Peter Ustinov

Votes: 115