Laurence Olivier Movies List: Best To Worst

Rebecca

Rebecca

(1940)
As:
Cast
Role:
'Maxim' de Winter
Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Alfred Hitchcock, George Sanders, Nigel Bruce, Reginald Denny
Sleuth
PG

Sleuth

(1972)
As:
Cast
Role:
Andrew Wyke
Director:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews, Eve Channing
Spartacus
PG-13

Spartacus

(1960)
As:
Cast
Role:
Crassus
Director:
Stanley Kubrick
Genres:
Adventure, War, Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton, Peter Ustinov
Hamlet

Hamlet

(1948)
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Laurence Olivier
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, John Laurie, Esmond Knight, Anthony Quayle
Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

(1939)
As:
Cast
Role:
Heathcliff
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
David Niven, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson, Merle Oberon
Richard III

Richard III

(1955)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Richard III
Director:
Laurence Olivier
Genres:
War, Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen
Romeo and Juliet
TV-14

Romeo and Juliet

(1968)
As:
Cast
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Stephens, Michael York, Milo O'Shea, John McEnery
A Little Romance
PG

A Little Romance

(1979)
As:
Cast
Role:
Julius
Director:
George Roy Hill
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Diane Lane, Sally Kellerman, Arthur Hill, Thelonious Bernard
Marathon Man
R

Marathon Man

(1976)
As:
Cast
Role:
Szell
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, William Devane, Roy Scheider, Marthe Keller
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

(1940)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
May Beatty, Greer Garson, E.E. Clive, Edward Ashley
A Bridge Too Far
PG

A Bridge Too Far

(1977)
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Attenborough
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Siem Vroom, Marlies van Alcmaer, Erik Wout van 't, Wolfgang Preiss
49th Parallel

49th Parallel

(1941)
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Powell
Genres:
War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Niall MacGinnis, Eric Portman, Richard George, Raymond Lovell
That Hamilton Woman

That Hamilton Woman

(1941)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lord Horatio Nelson
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
History, Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Gladys Cooper, Alan Mowbray, Vivien Leigh, Sara Allgood
Carrie

Carrie

(1952)
As:
Cast
Role:
George Hurstwood
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Miriam Hopkins, Basil Ruysdael, Jennifer Jones
The Devil's Disciple

The Devil's Disciple

(1959)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gen. Burgoyne
Director:
Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, History, War
Star Cast:
Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Janette Scott, Eva Le Gallienne
The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France
TV-G

The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France

(1944)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Laurence Olivier
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History, War
Star Cast:
Felix Aylmer, Leslie Banks, Gerald Case, Griffith Jones
Nicholas and Alexandra
PG

Nicholas and Alexandra

(1971)
As:
Cast
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
War, Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Janet Suzman, Michael Jayston, Lynne Frederick, Roderic Noble
Othello

Othello

(1965)
As:
Cast
Role:
Othello
Director:
Stuart Burge
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Lang, Frank Finlay, Anthony Nicholls, Roy Holder
This Happy Breed

This Happy Breed

(1944)
As:
Cast
Director:
David Lean
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Celia Johnson, John Mills, Robert Newton, Stanley Holloway
Bunny Lake Is Missing

Bunny Lake Is Missing

(1965)
As:
Cast
Role:
Superintendent Newhouse
Director:
Otto Preminger
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anna Massey, Oliver Reed, Martita Hunt, Otto Preminger
The Shoes of the Fisherman
G

The Shoes of the Fisherman

(1968)
As:
Cast
Role:
Premier Piotr Ilyich Kamenev
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Vittorio De Sica, David Janssen, Oskar Werner
Oh! What a Lovely War
G

Oh! What a Lovely War

(1969)
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Attenborough
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, War
Star Cast:
Corin Redgrave, Jane Seymour, Maurice Roëves, Wendy Allnutt
The Magic Box

The Magic Box

(1951)
As:
Cast
Director:
John Boulting
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Attenborough, Edward Chapman, Renée Asherson, Robert Beatty
Term of Trial

Term of Trial

(1962)
As:
Cast
Role:
Graham Weir
Director:
Peter Glenville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Terence Stamp, Sarah Miles, Hugh Griffith, Simone Signoret
The Bounty
PG

The Bounty

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Admiral Hood
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis
The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

(1974)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Olympia Dukakis, Maximilian Schell, Jules Dassin, Melina Mercouri
The Dance of Death
G

The Dance of Death

(1969)
As:
Cast
Role:
Edgar
Director:
David Giles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Lang, Geraldine McEwan, Janina Faye, Malcolm Reynolds
The Entertainer

The Entertainer

(1960)
As:
Cast
Role:
Archie Rice
Director:
Tony Richardson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Albert Finney, Joan Plowright, Alan Bates, Brenda de Banzie
Battle of Britain
G

Battle of Britain

(1969)
As:
Cast
Director:
Guy Hamilton
Genres:
Action, Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
Ian McShane, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews
Perfect Understanding

Perfect Understanding

(1933)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nicholas Randall
Director:
Cyril Gardner
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
John Halliday, Gloria Swanson, Nigel Playfair, Michael Farmer
The Boys from Brazil
R

The Boys from Brazil

(1978)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ezra Lieberman
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Uta Hagen, Gregory Peck
Potiphar's Wife

Potiphar's Wife

(1931)
As:
Cast
Role:
Straker
Director:
Maurice Elvey
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Donald Calthrop, Norman McKinnel, Nora Swinburne, Guy Newall
Clash of the Titans
PG

Clash of the Titans

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Zeus
Director:
Desmond Davis
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Claire Bloom, Ursula Andress, Jack Gwillim
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The Temporary Widow

(1930)
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Bille
Director:
Gustav Ucicky
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Frank Stanmore, Lilian Harvey, Athole Stewart, Gillian Dean
Uncle Vanya

Uncle Vanya

(1963)
As:
Cast
Director:
Stuart Burge
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Lang, Michael Redgrave, Rosemary Harris, Fay Compton
Khartoum

Khartoum

(1966)
As:
Cast
Role:
The Mahdi
Director:
Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon
Genres:
Drama, Action, War, History, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, Charlton Heston, Richard Johnson, Alexander Knox
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
PG

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

(1976)
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor James Moriarty
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin, Nicol Williamson
The Divorce of Lady X

The Divorce of Lady X

(1938)
As:
Cast
Role:
Logan
Director:
Tim Whelan
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, Binnie Barnes, Merle Oberon, Morton Selten
Fire Over England

Fire Over England

(1937)
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Ingolby
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
War, Adventure, Romance, History
Star Cast:
James Mason, Vivien Leigh, Raymond Massey, Leslie Banks
Three Sisters
G

Three Sisters

(1970)
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Laurence Olivier, John Sichel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sheila Reid, Derek Jacobi, Joan Plowright, Alan Bates
Q Planes

Q Planes

(1939)
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony McVane
Director:
Tim Whelan, Arthur B. Woods
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Comedy, War, Mystery
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, George Merritt, Valerie Hobson, George Curzon
The Prince and the Showgirl
PG

The Prince and the Showgirl

(1957)
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
The Regent
Director:
Laurence Olivier
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sybil Thorndike, Marilyn Monroe, Richard Wattis, Jeremy Spenser
The Yellow Ticket

The Yellow Ticket

(1931)
As:
Cast
Role:
Julian Rolfe
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Byron, Lionel Barrymore, Elissa Landi, Arnold Korff
Dracula
R

Dracula

(1979)
As:
Cast
Role:
Prof. Abraham Van Helsing
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Romance, Horror
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan, Frank Langella, Trevor Eve
Too Many Crooks

Too Many Crooks

(1930)
As:
Cast
Role:
The Man
Director:
George King
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Short
Star Cast:
A. Bromley Davenport, Dorothy Boyd, Arthur Stratton, Ellen Pollock
The Demi-Paradise

The Demi-Paradise

(1943)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ivan Kouznetsoff
Director:
Anthony Asquith
Genres:
War, Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Margaret Rutherford, Felix Aylmer, Marjorie Fielding, Penelope Dudley-Ward
The Conquest of the Air

The Conquest of the Air

(1936)
As:
Cast
Role:
Vincent Lunardi
Director:
John Monk Saunders, Zoltan Korda, Donald Taylor, Alexander Esway, Alexander Shaw
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Franklin Dyall, Hay Petrie, Henry Victor, Frederick Culley
21 Days

21 Days

(1940)
As:
Cast
Role:
Larry
Director:
Basil Dean
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Vivien Leigh, Leslie Banks, Francis L. Sullivan, David Horne
The Beggar's Opera

The Beggar's Opera

(1953)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Captain MacHeath
Director:
Peter Brook
Genres:
Musical, Crime, History
Star Cast:
Stuart Burge, George Rose, Hugh Griffith, Cyril Conway
As You Like It

As You Like It

(1936)
As:
Cast
Role:
Orlando
Director:
Paul Czinner
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Bergner, Sophie Stewart, Henry Ainley, Leon Quartermaine
Moscow Nights

Moscow Nights

(1935)
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Ivan Ignatoff
Director:
Anthony Asquith
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Athene Seyler, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Harry Baur, Lilian Braithwaite
The Jazz Singer
PG

The Jazz Singer

(1980)
As:
Cast
Role:
Cantor Rabinovitch
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Music, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lucie Arnaz, Franklyn Ajaye, Catlin Adams, Neil Diamond
Westward Passage

Westward Passage

(1932)
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Allen
Director:
Robert Milton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Irving Pichel, Zasu Pitts, Ann Harding, Juliette Compton
Friends and Lovers

Friends and Lovers

(1931)
As:
Cast
Role:
Lieutenant Ned Nichols
Director:
Victor Schertzinger
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Hugh Herbert, Erich von Stroheim, Adolphe Menjou, Lili Damita
Lady Caroline Lamb
PG

Lady Caroline Lamb

(1972)
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Bolt
Genres:
History, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Chamberlain, John Mills, Pamela Brown, Sarah Miles
The Jigsaw Man
PG

The Jigsaw Man

(1983)
As:
Cast
Role:
Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Charles Gray, Robert Powell, Susan George
No Funny Business

No Funny Business

(1933)
As:
Cast
Role:
Clive Dering
Director:
John Stafford, Victor Hanbury
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gertrude Lawrence, Jill Esmond, Gibb McLaughlin, Edmund Breon
The Betsy
R

The Betsy

(1978)
As:
Cast
Role:
Number One
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones, Katharine Ross, Jane Alexander, Laurence Olivier
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PG

Inchon

(1981)
As:
Cast
Role:
Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
Jacqueline Bisset, Omar Sharif, Ben Gazzara, Richard Roundtree
War Requiem

War Requiem

(1989)
As:
Cast
Role:
The Old Soldier
Director:
Derek Jarman
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Sean Bean, Patricia Hayes
Wild Geese II
R

Wild Geese II

(1985)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rudolf Hess
Director:
Peter R. Hunt
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Barbara Carrera, Scott Glenn, Patrick Stewart, Edward Fox

TV Movie(s)

Hindle Wakes

Hindle Wakes

(1976)
As:
Director
Director:
Laurence Olivier, June Howson
Star Cast:
Roy Dotrice, Jack Hedley, Trevor Eve, Judi Bowker, Rosalind Ayres
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson

Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson

(1983)
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Halpern
Director:
Alvin Rakoff
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jackie Gleason, Laurence Olivier
Love Among the Ruins

Love Among the Ruins

(1975)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Arthur Glanville-Jones
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Pearson, Katharine Hepburn, Colin Blakely, Joan Sims
A Voyage Round My Father

A Voyage Round My Father

(1982)
As:
Cast
Role:
Clifford Mortimer
Director:
Alvin Rakoff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Asher, Michael Aldridge, Alan Bates, Elizabeth Sellars
Male of the Species

Male of the Species

(1969)
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Charles Jarrott, Anthony Page
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Paul Scofield, Anna Calder-Marshall
King Lear

King Lear

(1983)
As:
Cast
Role:
King Lear
Director:
Michael Elliott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Hurt, Leo McKern, Colin Blakely, Dorothy Tutin
The Moon and Sixpence

The Moon and Sixpence

(1959)
As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Strickland
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cyril Cusack, Denholm Elliott, Hume Cronyn, Judith Anderson
Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

(1978)
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Bridges
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frank Finlay, Nicholas Clay, Michael Elphick, Caroline Blakiston
The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice

(1973)
As:
Cast
Role:
Shylock
Director:
John Sichel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Brett, Michael Jayston, Joan Plowright, Anthony Nicholls
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

(1976)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Big Daddy
Director:
Robert Moore
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley
The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

(1961)
As:
Cast
Role:
Priest
Director:
Marc Daniels
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Roddy McDowall, Julie Harris, Martin Gabel, George C. Scott
Come Back, Little Sheba

Come Back, Little Sheba

(1977)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Doc Delaney
Director:
Silvio Narizzano
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joanne Woodward, Carrie Fisher, Nicholas Campbell, Patience Collier
Daphne Laureola

Daphne Laureola

(1978)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Sir Joseph
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Grégoire Aslan, Arthur Lowe, Joan Plowright, Clive Arrindell
A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Anthony Wainwright
Director:
Alvin Rakoff
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Garrick Hagon, Hildegard Neil, Charles Keating
The Ebony Tower

The Ebony Tower

(1984)
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Breasley
Director:
Robert Knights
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Greta Scacchi, Roger Rees, Toyah Willcox, Georgina Melville
David Copperfield

David Copperfield

(1970)
As:
Cast
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Attenborough, Cyril Cusack, Susan Hampshire, Edith Evans

TV Shows and Videos

Brideshead Revisited

Brideshead Revisited (1981)

As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Sturridge, Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, Roger Milner, Phoebe Nicholls
Jesus of Nazareth
TV-G

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

As:
Cast
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Ian McShane, Rod Steiger, Anne Bancroft, Christopher Plummer
NET Playhouse

NET Playhouse (1964)

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Jon Voight, Rene Auberjonois, Frances Sternhagen, James Earl Jones
Wagner

Wagner (1981)

As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Palmer
Genres:
Drama, History, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Richard Burton, László Gálffi
ITV Play of the Week

ITV Play of the Week (1955)

As:
Cast
Director:
Cyril Coke, John Llewellyn Moxey, Tania Lieven, David Boisseau, Joan Kemp-Welch
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Oliver Reed, Sean Connery, John Hurt
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Great Performances (1971)

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo
Peter the Great

Peter the Great (1986)

As:
Cast
Role:
King William III of Orange
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky, Lawrence Schiller, Osman Ragheb
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography, War
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, Trevor Howard, Omar Sharif, Mel Ferrer
Lost Empires

Lost Empires (1986)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Grint
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Gillian Bevan, John Castle, Mike Edmonds, Ted Morris
The Last Days of Pompeii

The Last Days of Pompeii (1984)

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter R. Hunt
Genres:
Action, History, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lesley-Anne Down, Ernest Borgnine, Brian Blessed, Ned Beatty
ITV Saturday Night Theatre

ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Jacobs, Marc Miller, Valerie Hanson, Barry Davis, John Sichel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Michael Balfour, Madoline Thomas, Sandra Bryant, Diane Cilento