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List of Alan Bennett Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. The Madness of King George (1994)
10
2
The Madness of King George
PG-13
10
2

The Madness of King George is a historical comedy drama film which tells the story of King George III, who goes mentally unstable, after which his Lieutenants try to adjust the rules to run the country without his participation. Meanwhile, an ex-minister attempts to cure him.

As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Genres:
History, Drama, Comedy, Biography
Star Cast:
Helen Mirren, Ian Holm, Nigel Hawthorne, Amanda Donohoe
3. The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)
10
2
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball
R
10
2

Fourth of ‘The Secret Policeman’s Ball,’ the charity benefit show was staged for Amnesty International and was directed by John Cleese. It features music acts by Sting, Phil Collins, Bob Geldof, Donovan, Pete Townsend and re-united ex-Yardbird members Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton. The comedy performances included skits by John Cleese with former Monty Python members, Rowan Atkinson, Barry Humphries and others.

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself / Various Roles
Director:
Julien Temple
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Rowan Atkinson, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graham Chapman, John Bird
4. A Private Function (1984)
10
2
A Private Function
R
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Malcolm Mowbray
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Michael Palin, Denholm Elliott, Tony Haygarth, Richard Griffiths
5. Dreamchild (1985)
9
2
Dreamchild
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Gavin Millar
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, Coral Browne, Peter Gallagher, Steve Whitmire
6. The History Boys (2006)
10
2
The History Boys
R
10
2

The film which revolves around a group of talented but unruly schoolboys whose worlds are changed after they encounter two eccentric ‘teachers with opposing viewpoints. Both the teachers do their best to get the boys accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

As:
Writer
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Corden, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Samuel Anderson
7. The Lady in the Van (2015)
11
2
The Lady in the Van
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Comedy
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, James Corden, Jim Broadbent, Alex Jennings, Clare Hammond
8. Long Shot (1978)
8
2
Long Shot
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Maurice Hatton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Neville Smith, John Boorman, Stephen Frears, Wim Wenders
9. In Love and War (1996)
8
2
In Love and War
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Porter
Genres:
Biography, Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Sandra Bullock, Mackenzie Astin, Chris O'Donnell, Margot Steinberg
10. Every Home Should Have One (1970)
7
1
Every Home Should Have One
R
7
1

Teddy is an executive working at an advertising agency, whose boss gives him an assignment to come up with an attractive campaign for frozen porridge. Teddy decides to put suggestive material into the commercials in order to attract more customers.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Clark
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Marty Feldman, Hy Hazell, Shelley Berman, Judy Cornwell
11. National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art (2010)
11
2
National Theatre Live: The Habit of Art
11
2
As:
Writer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Griffiths, Alex Jennings, Adrian Scarborough, Stephen Wight, Philip Childs

TV Movie(s)

1. One Fine Day (1979)
13
2
One Fine Day
13
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Sands, Robert Stephens, Dominic Guard, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Dave Allen
2. Beyond the Fringe (1964)
12
2
Beyond the Fringe
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various Characters
Director:
Duncan Wood
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Dudley Moore, Peter Edward Cook, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller
3. Afternoon Off (1979)
11
2
Afternoon Off
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Stephen Frears
Star Cast:
Philip Jackson, Benjamin Whitrow, Henry Man, Angela Morant
4. Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1978)
11
2
Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Neville Smith, Frank Middlemass, Julie Walters, Robert Longden
5. An Englishman Abroad (1983)
11
2
An Englishman Abroad
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Coral Browne, Alan Bates, Charles Gray, Vernon Dobtcheff, Harold Innocent
6. A Day Out (1972)
13
2
A Day Out
13
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Stephen Frears
Star Cast:
Philip Locke, James Cossins, David Waller, John Normington
7. Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976)
11
2
Pleasure at Her Majesty's
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Various
Director:
Jonathan Miller, Roger Graef
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Eleanor Bron
8. Doris and Doreen (1978)
10
2
Doris and Doreen
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Stephen Frears
Star Cast:
Prunella Scales, Patricia Routledge, Pete Postlethwaite, Joan Sanderson
10. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1982)
10
2
The Merry Wives of Windsor
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Justice Shallow
Director:
David Hugh Jones
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Bryan Marshall, Judy Davis, Richard O'Callaghan
11. The Old Crowd (1979)
10
2
The Old Crowd
10
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Lindsay Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Jeffrey, Isabel Dean, John Moffatt, Philip Stone, Frank Grimes
13. Julie Walters and Friends (1991)
11
2
Julie Walters and Friends
11
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Alasdair Macmillan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Bleasdale, Julie Walters, Willy Russell, Victoria Wood
14. All Day on the Sands (1979)
11
2
All Day on the Sands
11
2
As:
Writer
Director:
Giles Foster
Star Cast:
Jane Freeman, Marjorie Yates, Alun Armstrong, Gary Carp, Susan Hopkins
15. Portrait or Bust (1994)
10
2
Portrait or Bust
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Jonathan Stedall
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Melvyn Bragg, Lily Bennett, Walter Bennett, Tom Wood
16. The Young Visiters (2003)
9
2
The Young Visiters
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Yates
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Hugh Laurie, Geoffrey Palmer, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent

Animation(s)

The Willows in Winter (1996)
The Willows in Winter
As:
Cast
Role:
Mole (voice)
Director:
Dave Unwin
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Michael Palin, Vanessa Redgrave, Rik Mayall, Enn Reitel
The Wind in the Willows (1995)
The Wind in the Willows
As:
Cast
Role:
Mole (voice)
Director:
Dave Unwin, Dennis Abey
Genres:
Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Michael Palin, Vanessa Redgrave, Rik Mayall, James Villiers
Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time (2013)
Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time
As:
Cast
Role:
Mole (voice)
Director:
Joy Whitby
Genres:
Animation
Star Cast:
Richard Briers, Imelda Staunton
Meg and Mog (2003)
Meg and Mog
As:
Cast
Role:
Owl (18 episodes, 2003-2004)
Genres:
Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Fay Ripley, Paul Shearer, Phil Cornwell

TV Shows and Videos

Objects of Affection (1982)
Objects of Affection
As:
Writer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Thora Hird, Patricia Routledge, Constance Chapman, Marjorie Yates, Elizabeth Spriggs
Fortunes of War (1987)
Fortunes of War
As:
Cast
Director:
James Cellan Jones
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry
Sunday Night (1965)
Sunday Night
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Russell, John Boorman
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Leo McKern, Tony Church, Roddy Maude-Roxby, Robert Gillespie
Telling Tales (2000)
Telling Tales
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself (10 episodes, 2000)
The South Bank Show (1978)
The South Bank Show
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1979-2010)
Director:
Ken Russell
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Lenny Henry, Ian McKellen, Peter Hall, Melvyn Bragg

Alan Bennett Awards

BAFTA Awards
Screen One Best Single Drama 1992