John Gielgud

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1. Who Is the Man? (1924)

60 min | Drama

In Paris, an addicted artist takes the blame for his married sister's lover.

Director: Walter Summers | Stars: Isobel Elsom, Langhorn Burton, Lewis Dayton, John Gielgud

Votes: 10

2. The Clue of the New Pin (1929)

81 min | Crime, Mystery

A rich recluse is killed by his nephew, who tries to burn a reporter.

Director: Arthur Maude | Stars: Benita Hume, Kim Peacock, Donald Calthrop, John Gielgud

Votes: 6

4. The Good Companions (1933)

95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Musical taken from J.B. Priestley's novel about three musicians joining together to save a failing concert party, the Dinky Doos.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Edmund Gwenn, John Gielgud, Mary Glynne

Votes: 168

5. Secret Agent (1936)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

After three British Agents are assigned to assassinate a mysterious German spy during World War I, two of them become ambivalent when their duty to the mission conflicts with their consciences.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Gielgud, Madeleine Carroll, Robert Young, Peter Lorre

Votes: 7,301

7. The Prime Minister (1941)

Approved | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History

A biopic of the legendary Benjamin Disraeli, his rise from a foppish young novelist to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and confidante of Queen Victoria.

Director: Thorold Dickinson | Stars: John Gielgud, Diana Wynyard, Will Fyffe, Owen Nares

Votes: 190

8. An Airman's Letter to His Mother (1941)

5 min | Short, War

Narrated by John Gielgud, the letter in question appeared in The Times of London, written by a pilot who had been killed in the war.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: John Gielgud, Michael Powell

Votes: 93

9. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Votes: 9,657

10. Romeo and Juliet (1954)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Romance

In Shakespeare's classic play, the Montagues and Capulets, two families of Renaissance Italy, have hated each other for years, but the son of one family and the daughter of the other fall desperately in love and secretly marry.

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Susan Shentall, Flora Robson, Norman Wooland

Votes: 448

11. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 3,828

12. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 22,779 | Gross: $42.00M

13. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)

Approved | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna

Votes: 425

14. Saint Joan (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

In 1456, French King Charles VII recalls the story of how he met the seventeen-year-old peasant girl Joan of Arc, entrusted her with the command of the French Army, and ultimately burned her at the stake as a heretic.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, Anton Walbrook, John Gielgud

Votes: 1,015

15. The Cherry Orchard (1962 TV Movie)

130 min | Comedy

Madame Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevsky (Peggy Ashcroft) is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Elliott | Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench

Votes: 42

16. Becket (1964)

PG-13 | 148 min | Biography, Drama, History

68 Metascore

King Henry II of England comes to terms with his affection for his close friend and confidant Thomas Becket, who finds his true honor by observing God's divine will rather than the King's.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Gino Cervi

Votes: 12,912

17. Hamlet (I) (1964)

191 min | Drama

The highly successful 1964 Richard Burton Broadway production of "Hamlet", deliberately staged in the style of a "dress rehearsal", but performed in front of a live audience.

Directors: Bill Colleran, John Gielgud | Stars: Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie

Votes: 381

18. Treasure Island (1965)

Short, Adventure, Drama

Orson Welles' unfinished adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin, Tony Beckley

Votes: 11

19. The Loved One (1965)

Approved | 122 min | Comedy

Satire on the funeral business, in which a young British poet goes to work at a Hollywood cemetery.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Robert Morse, Jonathan Winters, Anjanette Comer, Rod Steiger

Votes: 3,137

20. Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, History

The career of Shakespeare's Sir John Falstaff as a roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400 to 1413.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, John Gielgud

Votes: 7,053 | Gross: $0.12M

21. Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 72 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A girl named Alice (Anne-Marie Mallik) falls down a rabbit-hole and wanders into the strange Wonderland.

Director: Jonathan Miller | Stars: Anne-Marie Mallik, Freda Dowie, Jo Maxwell Muller, Wilfrid Brambell

Votes: 680

22. Sebastian (1968)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Romance

British mathematician Sebastian (Sir Dirk Bogarde), working on code decryption, unexpectedly falls in love with decrypter Rebecca Howard (Susannah York). This leads them to a complicated ... See full summary »

Director: David Greene | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Susannah York, Lilli Palmer, John Gielgud

Votes: 484

24. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War

In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,835

25. Assignment to Kill (1968)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama

A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.

Director: Sheldon Reynolds | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett, John Gielgud, Herbert Lom

Votes: 256

26. The Shoes of the Fisherman (I) (1968)

G | 162 min | Drama

Ukrainian Archbishop Kiril Lakota is set free after twenty years as a political prisoner in Siberia. He is brought to Rome by Father David Telemond, a troubled young priest who befriends ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Laurence Olivier, Oskar Werner, David Janssen

Votes: 3,185

27. 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: 2,503 | Gross: $0.13M

28. Julius Caesar (1970)

G | 117 min | Drama, History, War

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar, but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Stuart Burge | Stars: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Richard Johnson

Votes: 1,416

29. Eagle in a Cage (1972)

GP | 98 min | Drama

In 1815, a soldier becomes the Governor of St. Helena, and jailer of Napoleon.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Kenneth Haigh

Votes: 132

30. Probe (1972 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

High-tech investigations company World Securities uses Agents, called Probes, to solve various international cases, such as the retrieval of a famous diamond collection stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Elke Sommer, Burgess Meredith, Lilia Skala

Votes: 172

31. Lost Horizon (1973)

G | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

While escaping war-torn China, a group of Europeans crash in the Himalayas, where they are rescued and taken to the mysterious Valley of the Blue Moon, Shangri-La.

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Peter Finch, Liv Ullmann, Sally Kellerman, George Kennedy

Votes: 2,029 | Gross: $8.28M

32. Frankenstein: The True Story (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: James Mason, Leonard Whiting, David McCallum, Jane Seymour

Votes: 1,289

33. QB VII (1974)

390 min | Drama, Mystery

A physician (Sir Anthony Hopkins) sues a novelist (Ben Gazzara) for publishing statements implicating the doctor in Nazi war crimes.

Stars: Ben Gazzara, Anthony Hopkins, Leslie Caron, Dan O'Herlihy

Votes: 581

34. Gold (1974)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Thriller

A South African gold mine manager discovers a plot hatched by the mine owners and London bankers to flood the mine in order to curb gold production and consequently manipulate its price on the stock markets.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: Roger Moore, Susannah York, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 1,814

35. 11 Harrowhouse (1974)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Independent diamond broker and his girlfriend attempt a heist at a major Diamond Exchange house in London.

Director: Aram Avakian | Stars: Candice Bergen, Charles Grodin, James Mason, Trevor Howard

Votes: 912

36. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

63 Metascore

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 51,130

37. Galileo (1975)

PG | 145 min | Biography, Drama

This biopic is about Galileo Galilei, the seventeenth century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Topol, Edward Fox, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown

Votes: 440

38. Peter Pan (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Musical, Family, Fantasy

Another live-action musical version of the play, with all-new songs, rather than the ones used in the famous Mary Martin production.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Mia Farrow, Danny Kaye, Paula Kelly, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 161

39. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

In World War I, the high casualty rate amongst the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

Votes: 2,201

40. 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: 2,811

41. Joseph Andrews (1977)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Lady Booby alias "Belle" (Ann-Margret), the lively wife of the fat landed squire Sir Thomas Booby (Peter Bull), has a lusty eye on the attractive, intelligent villager Joseph Andrews (Peter... See full summary »

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Ann-Margret, Peter Firth, Michael Hordern, Beryl Reid

Votes: 488 | Gross: $0.84M

42. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1977)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Stephen Dedalus is a young man growing up in Ireland in the early part of the twentieth century. His search for knowledge and understanding, and the decline of his family's circumstances, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Bosco Hogan, T.P. McKenna, John Gielgud, Rosaleen Linehan

Votes: 185

43. No Man's Land (1978 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

In this television adaptation of the Harold Pinter classic, a seedy poet (Sir John Gielgud) shows up at the house of a rich writer (Sir Ralph Richardson) and they start reminiscing about the "past".

Directors: Julian Aymes, Peter Hall | Stars: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Terence Rigby

Votes: 47

44. Romeo & Juliet (1978 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 168 min | Drama, Romance

Two teenagers fall in love, but their feuding families and fate itself cause the relationship to end in tragedy.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Patrick Ryecart, Rebecca Saire, Celia Johnson, Michael Hordern

Votes: 368

45. Richard II (1978 TV Movie)

158 min | Biography, Drama, History

The incompetent King Richard II is deposed by Henry Bolingbroke and undergoes a crisis of identity once he is no longer King.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Derek Jacobi, John Gielgud, Jon Finch, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 249

46. Les Miserables (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama, History

7.3