Dirk Bogarde, ranked

by barbararudge | created - 28 Jul 2013 | updated - 28 Jul 2013 | Public

As from the 45th (including it), they're movies in which Bogarde doesn't have an extensive role and so I decided to rank separately.

Not seen yet: 1949 • Dear Mr. Prohack 1951 • Blackmailed 1953 • Desperate Moment 1954 • The Sea Shall not Have Them 1959 • The Doctor's Dilemma 1960 • The Angel Wore Red 1962 • The Password is Courage 1968 • Sebastian 1969 • Justine 1975 • Permission to Kill

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1. Death in Venice (1971)

GP | 130 min | Drama

While recovering in Venice, sickly Composer Gustav von Aschenbach becomes dangerously fixated with teenager Tadzio.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Romolo Valli, Mark Burns, Nora Ricci

Votes: 16,997

2. The Servant (1963)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama

93 Metascore

Upper-class Tony hires servant Hugo Barrett, who turns out to have a hidden agenda.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, James Fox

Votes: 8,206 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Accident (1967)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

At Oxford, Austrian student Anna von Graz (Jacqueline Sassard) is dating fellow student William (Michael York), whom she plans to marry, but she ends up sleeping with two unhappily married Oxford professors instead.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard, Michael York

Votes: 2,977

4. The Damned (1969)

R | 156 min | Drama, War

The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger

Votes: 6,829

5. Providence (1977)

R | 104 min | Drama

A dying writer bases his last book on his own perception of his family.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner

Votes: 2,790

6. The Night Porter (1974)

R | 118 min | Drama

After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, Holocaust survivor Lucia and Nazi officer Max, who tortured her, resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 10,325

7. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

85 Metascore

The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against several gay men in 1960s London.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 4,501

8. Despair (1978)

119 min | Drama

In early-1930s Berlin, an elegant Russian émigré and eccentric chocolatier convinces himself that he has seen his doppelgänger, and hatches a murderous plan to trade his existence for an entirely new one. Will he get over the deep despair?

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Andréa Ferréol, Klaus Löwitsch, Volker Spengler

Votes: 1,860

9. King & Country (1964)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

Votes: 1,720

10. Daddy Nostalgia (1990)

PG | 105 min | Drama

The setting is the Riviera in autumn. A retired English businessman (Sir Dirk Bogarde) has just been through heart surgery, but it has, apparently, done little to relieve his constant pain ... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jane Birkin, Odette Laure, Emmanuelle Bataille

Votes: 590 | Gross: $1.11M

11. The Mind Benders (1963)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

Dedicated British scientist Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman (Sir Dirk Bogarde) tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife Oonagh (Mary Ure).

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Michael Bryant

Votes: 398

12. Our Mother's House (1967)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears...

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Leclere, Pamela Franklin, Louis Sheldon Williams

Votes: 1,520

13. Darling (1965)

TV-MA | 128 min | Drama, Romance

Beautiful, but amoral, model Diana Scott (Julie Christie) sleeps her way to the top of the London fashion scene at the height of the Swinging Sixties.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey, José Luis de Vilallonga

Votes: 5,350

14. The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 656

15. Libel (1959)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

A shell-shocked World War II veteran with memory problems is accused of being an impostor by a former comrade.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Massie, Robert Morley

Votes: 908

16. Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Thriller

Clever fortune-hunter Edward Bare (Sir Dirk Bogarde), with a penchant for murder, does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife, and manages to get away with it. After an investigation results... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison

Votes: 1,153

17. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

117 min | Drama, History, Romance

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette (Dorothy Tutin) falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay (Paul Guers), who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,242

18. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The daily routine of two London Policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 1,427

19. Modesty Blaise (1966)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A spy spoof in the 1960s tradition, featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise (Monica Vitti) set in the Italian Mediterranean.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,381

20. The Singer Not the Song (1961)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Western

In a small Mexican town, a Catholic priest (Sir John Mills) and a local bandit (Sir Dirk Bogarde) clash, but the brave priest ultimately wins the outlaw's respect.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, John Mills, Mylène Demongeot, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 483

21. So Long at the Fair (1950)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

Vicky Barton visits Paris with her brother Johnny, only to discover the following morning he has gone missing, and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.

Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher | Stars: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson, Marcel Poncin

Votes: 1,417

22. Five Angles on Murder (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Mystery

A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Jean Kent, Dirk Bogarde, John McCallum, Susan Shaw

Votes: 581

23. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

A violent fugitive and a mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 806

24. I Could Go on Singing (1963)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Musical

Jenny Bowman (Judy Garland) is a successful singer who, while on an engagement at the London Palladium, visits David Donne (Sir Dirk Bogarde) to see her son Matt (Gregory Phillips) again, ... See full summary »

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 1,205

25. Damn the Defiant! (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

On the H.M.S. Defiant, during the French Revolutionary War, fair Captain Crawford is locked in a battle of wills against his cruel second-in-command Lieutenant Scott-Padget, whose heavy-handed command style pushes the crew to mutiny.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock

Votes: 2,153

26. Night Ambush (1957)

Unrated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo, Egypt to embarrass the occupiers.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 1,298

27. Raiders in the Sky (1953)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

War drama about the dangerous and stressful work of Lancaster bomber British crews during World War II.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 499

28. The Spanish Gardener (1956)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

Rather undiplomatic British diplomat Harrington Brande (Sir Michael Hordern) takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas (Jon Whiteley). The posting is something of a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 689

29. Agent 8 3/4 (1964)

98 min | Comedy

Czech-speaking, out-of-work Briton Nicholas Whistler (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is unwittingly sent on a secret mission to Prague by British Intelligence.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylva Koscina, Robert Morley, Leo McKern

Votes: 668

30. Boys in Brown (1949)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

A slice of life in a British Borstal reform institution for young criminals.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Jack Warner, Richard Attenborough, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley

Votes: 173

31. Campbell's Kingdom (1957)

102 min | Adventure, Drama

Englishman Bruce Campbell (Sir Dirk Bogarde) takes possession of his grandfather's Canadian land, but he faces various challenges such as disgruntled locals, a ruthless contractor, a new power dam, and his own bad health.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig, Barbara Murray

Votes: 573

32. Maniacs on Wheels (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Factory worker Bill Fox (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is fired from a reliable job and becomes a successful motorbike racer, until his wife threatens to leave him unless he comes to his senses.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Bonar Colleano, Bill Owen, Renée Asherson

Votes: 191

33. McGuire, Go Home! (1965)

114 min | Adventure, Drama, War

During Cyprus' war of independence against Britain, Juno Kozani (Susan Strasberg), an American archeology student visiting Cyprus, is caught between the two warring sides.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, George Chakiris, Susan Strasberg, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 229

34. The Gentle Gunman (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In 1941, in wartime U.K., two Irish brothers working for the I.R.A. come against their local leader's ruthless methods.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: John Mills, Dirk Bogarde, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 246

35. The Wind Cannot Read (1958)

115 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, Flight Lieutenant Michael Quinn (Sir Dirk Bogarde), a British officer stationed in Asia, is recruited by Army Intelligence, is tasked with learning Japanese to interrogate Japanese P.O.W.s and he falls in love with his pretty Japanese teacher "Sabby" (Suzuki San) (Yôko Tani).

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Yôko Tani, Ronald Lewis, John Fraser

Votes: 285

36. Sin of Esther Waters (1948)

Passed | 108 min | Drama

Esther (Kathleen Ryan) goes into service in Victorian England, only to be seduced by the sweet talking groom William (Sir Dirk Bogarde), who then takes off with his employer's daughter. ... See full summary »

Directors: Ian Dalrymple, Peter Proud | Stars: Kathleen Ryan, Dirk Bogarde, Cyril Cusack, Ivor Barnard

Votes: 164

37. Simba (1955)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Virginia McKenna, Basil Sydney, Donald Sinden

Votes: 339

38. Song Without End (1960)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Sir Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences.

Directors: Charles Vidor, George Cukor | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Capucine, Geneviève Page, Patricia Morison

Votes: 554

39. Penny Princess (1952)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

A ordinary young American woman learns that she has become the owner of a tiny European country.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Yolande Donlan, Dirk Bogarde, A.E. Matthews, Reginald Beckwith

Votes: 211

40. Doctor in the House (1954)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) is a newly arrived medical student at St. Swithin's hospital in London, England. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls, he is soon immersed in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden

Votes: 1,165

41. Doctor at Large (1957)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

Dr. Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 627

42. Doctor at Sea (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

Bachelor Dr. Simon Sparrow (Dirk Bogarde) goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Hélène Colbert (Brigitte Bardot) is around.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda de Banzie, Brigitte Bardot, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 729

43. Doctor in Distress (1963)

102 min | Comedy

Dr. Simon Sparrow's (Sir Dirk Bogarde's) love life improves dramatically when the lovely Delia Mallory (Samantha Eggar) is brought into casualty with a sprained ankle. She's relieved at the... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Samantha Eggar, Barbara Murray

Votes: 505

44. They Who Dare (1954)

107 min | Drama, History, War

During World War II, British commandos are sent to destroy a Luftwaffe airfield on a Greek island.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Denholm Elliott, Akim Tamiroff, Gérard Oury

Votes: 538

45. Quartet (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance

Four of W. Somerset Maugham's short stories are brought to the screen with each introduced by the author. In the first story, "The Facts of Life", a young man with great potential on the ... See full summary »

Directors: Ken Annakin, Arthur Crabtree, Harold French, Ralph Smart | Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Ian Fleming, Jack Raine

Votes: 790

46. The Fixer (1968)

M | 132 min | Drama

In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok (Sir Alan Bates), is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 1,110

47. The Serpent (1973)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

A Soviet diplomat hatches a complicated plan to enable him to defect to the West.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 866

48. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

G | 144 min | Comedy, Musical, War

The working-class Smiths change their initially sunny views on World War I after the three boys of the family witness the harsh reality of trench warfare.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Wendy Allnutt, Colin Farrell, Malcolm McFee, John Rae

Votes: 2,470

49. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 48,102 | Gross: $50.80M