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List of Alec Guinness Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
28
4
Kind Hearts and Coronets
28
4
As:
Cast
Role:
The D'Ascoyne Family: The Duke / The Banker / The Parson / The General / The Admiral / Young Ascoyne / Young Henry / Lady Agatha
Director:
Robert Hamer
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Audrey Fildes
2. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
36
6
The Bridge on the River Kwai
36
6

After Japanese commandant Colonel Saito orders British POWs to build a railway bridge over the River Kwai, senior British officer Colonel Nicholson initially opposes illegal use of prisoners but later convinces fellow soldiers against delay-tactics in order to prove British superiority. Meanwhile, escaped US commander Shears is forced to join a four-man commando mission to destroy the bridge.

As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Nicholson
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, War
Star Cast:
William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins, James Donald
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
37
6
Lawrence of Arabia
PG
37
6

The movie is based on the life of T.E. Lawrence who was sent to Arabia to aide Prince Faisal. He becomes a liaison between the British and the Arabs who are fighting the Turks. His daring victories against the Turks makes Lawrence the hero, but his own exploits weigh heavily on his soul. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Prince Feisal
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, War, Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
4. Tunes of Glory (1960)
18
3
Tunes of Glory
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Major Jock Sinclair, D.S.O., M.M.
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sir John Mills, John Mills, Dennis Price, Kay Walsh, John Fraser
5. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
96
18
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
PG
96
18

Fleeing from a brutal imperial attack on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker and his R2-D2 crash-lands on Dagobah, where he trains under Master Yoda. Meanwhile, Han Solo and Princess Leia flee to Bespin, where they are captured by Darth Vader as baits to eventually lure in Luke, whom he plans to seduce to the dark side.

As:
Cast
Director:
Irvin Kershner
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
6. The Ladykillers (1955)
26
5
The Ladykillers
26
5

The Ladykillers is a black comedy crime film which tells the story of five criminals who rent rooms in an elderly widow’s home and plan and execute a bank robbery. However, when the widow discovers that they have committed a robbery, they decide that one of them needs to kill and silence her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Marcus
Director:
Alexander Mackendrick
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Danny Green
7. Oliver Twist (1948)
17
3
Oliver Twist
17
3

Based on the popular novel by Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist is a drama film which tells the story of an orphaned boy, and his involvement with various criminals in his search of a true home.

As:
Cast
Role:
Fagin
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Newley, John Howard Davies, Robert Newton, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan
8. Star Wars (1977)
95
18
Star Wars
PG
95
18

Captured by the diabolical Darth Vader, resistance leader Princess Leia sends two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, with the blueprint of planet-destroying Death Star to Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. He trains simple moisture farmer Luke Skywalker, who teams up with smuggler Han Solo, his first mate Chewbacca, and the two robots, and embarks on an epic rebel mission.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
Director:
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Harrison Ford, James Earl Jones, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Cushing
9. Scrooge (1970)
16
4
Scrooge
G
16
4

Scrooge is a musical film which revolves around Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter money-lender, who does not share the merriment of Christmas, unlike all people around him. He exploits his employees and even treats his own nephew and acquaintances bitterly. His life takes a turn when he is visited by the doomed ghost of his former partner, who tells him that he would be visited by three spirits on Christmas.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Albert Finney, Edith Evans, Kenneth More, Laurence Naismith
10. The Gift of Friendship (1974)
8
2
The Gift of Friendship
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jocelyn Broome
Director:
Mike Newell
Star Cast:
Sarah Badel, Michael Gough, Leueen MacGrath, John Rolfe
11. The Captain's Paradise (1953)
16
4
The Captain's Paradise
16
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Henry St. James
Director:
Anthony Kimmins
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Yvonne De Carlo, Celia Johnson, Charles Goldner, Miles Malleson
12. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
70
17
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
PG
70
17

The conclusion film of the original Star Wars trilogy, the movie sees the rebel heroes undertake a risky mission to save Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt before launching an attack to destroy the powerful mobile space station, Death Star, and ultimately defeat the evil empire. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Marquand
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
Star Cast:
13. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
13
3
Doctor Zhivago
PG-13
13
3

The age-old tale of romance is set against the backdrop of World War I, the 1917 Russian revolution, and the Russian Civil War. Yuri Zhivago is in love with Lara, who ends up marrying Pasha Antipov. Zhivago marries Tonya. Years later, fate brings Yuri and Lara back together again only to cruelly tear them apart. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Yevgraf
Director:
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
14. Great Expectations (1946)
9
3
Great Expectations
9
3

Philip is an orphan who lives with his older sister and her husband who is a blacksmith. He falls for Estella, a beautiful and cruel teenage girl. However, after some time, he is unable to meet her anymore as she leaves for France, and Philip begins his apprenticeship as a blacksmith. His life takes an interesting turn when a mysterious benefactor offers to transform him into a gentleman.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Mystery, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sir John Mills, Jean Simmons, John Mills, Tony Wager, Valerie Hobson
15. Baker's Dozen (1955)
7
2
Baker's Dozen
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Major
Director:
Desmond Davis
Star Cast:
Robert Morley, Pamela Brown, Faith Brook
16. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
8
3
The Lavender Hill Mob
8
3

Henry is a meek bank clerk who is in charge of overseeing the shipments of gold. Along with his eccentric neighbor, he soon plans to steal gold bars, and smuggle them out of the country.

As:
Cast
Role:
Holland
Director:
Charles Crichton
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Audrey Hepburn, Stanley Holloway, Sidney James, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding
17. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980)
7
3
Little Lord Fauntleroy
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Earl of Dorincourt
Director:
Jack Gold
Genres:
Drama, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Connie Booth, Patrick Stewart, Ricky Schroder, Eric Porter, Colin Blakely
18. Murder by Death (1976)
9
3
Murder by Death
PG
9
3

Eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain invites five renowned private detectives to his castle for a ‘dinner and murder,’ and after sealing off his house, he challenges them to find the killer of a murder that will occur at midnight. He announces 1million for solving the case. Long before midnight, Twain’s blind butler, Bensonmum, is found dead. What is the mystery behind the tricky set-up?

As:
Cast
Role:
Bensonmum
Director:
Robert Moore
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Mystery
19. A Passage to India (1984)
9
3
A Passage to India
PG
9
3

A Passage to India is an adventure drama film which takes us to the 20th century when India was still under British rule. The film revolves around Adela Quested who is sailing from England to India, with Mrs Moore, the mother of her intended bridegroom. She soon gets acquainted with Dr Aziz, whom she later accuses of attempting to rape her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Godbole
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History, Adventure
Star Cast:
Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee, Peggy Ashcroft, James Fox
20. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
7
3
The Man in the White Suit
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sidney Stratton
Director:
Alexander Mackendrick
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger
21. Our Man in Havana (1959)
7
3
Our Man in Havana
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Wormold
Director:
Carol Reed
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Noël Coward
22. The Horse's Mouth (1958)
9
4
The Horse's Mouth
9
4
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Gulley Jimson
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kay Walsh, Renee Houston, Mike Morgan, Robert Coote
23. The Card (1952)
6
3
The Card
6
3

The movie revolves around the life of Edward Henry Machin who uses his wits to advance in the society from a poor man to a Mayor, gaining the reputation of being a ‘card’. However, his machinations are put to test by his lover, Ruth Earp, and his true love for Nellie Cotterill. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Henry 'Denry' Machin
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Petula Clark, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Edward Chapman
24. Fratello sole, sorella luna (1972)
7
3
Fratello sole, sorella luna
PG
7
3
As:
Cast
Genres:
War, History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker, Leigh Lawson, Kenneth Cranham
25. H.M.S. Defiant (1962)
7
3
H.M.S. Defiant
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Crawford
Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Dirk Bogarde, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock, Richard Carpenter
26. Caesar and Cleopatra (1976)
6
3
Caesar and Cleopatra
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Julius Caesar
Director:
James Cellan Jones
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Geneviève Bujold, Margaret Courtenay, Iain Cuthbertson, Noel Willman
27. The Mudlark (1950)
6
3
The Mudlark
6
3

Queen Victoria is in mourning for last fifteen years.  Meanwhile, a street urchin finds a piece of jewelry containing her image and learns that she is the “mother of all England”. Taking this to be true, he goes to Windsor Castle, where he slips past the guards; but is ultimately caught and taken as an assassin. Luckily, help comes from an unlikely place 

As:
Cast
Role:
Benjamin Disraeli
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Irene Dunne, Andrew Ray, Beatrice Campbell, Finlay Currie
28. Edwin (1984)
6
3
Edwin
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Fennimore Truscott
Director:
Rodney Bennett
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Renée Asherson, Paul Rogers
29. Cromwell (1970)
7
3
Cromwell
G
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
King Charles 'Stuart' I
Director:
Ken Hughes
Genres:
War, Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, Timothy Dalton, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay
30. A Majority of One (1961)
6
3
A Majority of One
6
3

Bertha Jacoby, a widow who lost her son in World War II hates the Japanese. But while relocating to Tokyo, she meets Japanese Buddhist and businessman Koichi Asano on the ship. As her views change, she falls in love with Asano and plans to marry him much to the dismay of her daughter and son-in-law. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Koichi Asano
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
George Takei, Rosalind Russell, Ray Danton, Madlyn Rhue, Mae Questel
31. The Prisoner (1955)
6
3
The Prisoner
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
The Cardinal
Director:
Peter Glenville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Hawkins, Wilfrid Lawson, Kenneth Griffith, Jeanette Sterke
32. Kafka (1991)
6
3
Kafka
PG-13
6
3

Kafka is a clerk working for an insurance company, who is drawn into a strange world of mystery and danger when a close friend and colleague disappears all of a sudden. Eventually, this event leads him to discover a mysterious and underground society, having strange objectives.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
33. The Scapegoat (1959)
6
3
The Scapegoat
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
John Barratt / Jacques De Gue
Director:
Robert Hamer
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Nicole Maurey, Irene Worth, Pamela Brown
34. Barnacle Bill (1957)
8
4
Barnacle Bill
8
4

Though descended from a family of celebrated sailors, Royal Navy Captain Ambrose, is troubled with chronic seasickness. After the war, he buys a crumbling amusement pier in a small British coastal town of Sandcastle-on-sea, but encounters strong opposition from local authorities. However, he finds a way through the storm to save the Victorian pier from demolition and makes it a thriving venture.

As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. William Horatio Ambrose
Director:
Charles Frend
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Harry Locke, Frederick Piper, Fred Griffiths, Gerald Case
35. Father Brown (1954)
6
3
Father Brown
6
3

A professional art thief and a master of disguise, Flambeau, successfully manages to steal holy relic from Father Brown. Father Brown can figure out how a criminal mind works and therefore lays out a trap to catch Flambeau. His aim is to not only get the priceless relic back, but also save the soul of the thief.

As:
Cast
Role:
Father Brown
Director:
Robert Hamer
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Finch, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee
36. The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
6
3
The Fall of the Roman Empire
6
3

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius decides that his loyal and trustworthy General Livius should be the one to succeed him. However, before he could announce this, the friends of his son Commodus, poisons him, so that they can secure their political futures. Commodus becomes the new leader, but he turns out to be quite corrupt, arrogant and ineffectual. Livius accepts him as the ruler, but changes his mind, after he threatens to kill Aurelius’s daughter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marcus Aurelius
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
History, War, Drama
37. Mute Witness (1995)
6
3
Mute Witness
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Waller
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Marina Zudina, Fay Ripley, Evan Richards, Oleg Yankovskiy
39. Malta Story (1953)
5
3
Malta Story
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Flight Lt. Peter Ross
Director:
Brian Desmond Hurst
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Hawkins, Anthony Steel, Muriel Pavlow, Renée Asherson
40. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
5
3
Hitler: The Last Ten Days
PG
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Adolf Hitler
Director:
Ennio De Concini
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Joss Ackland, Diane Cilento, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Gabriele Ferzetti
41. Last Holiday (1950)
8
4
Last Holiday
8
4
As:
Cast
Role:
George Bird
Director:
Henry Cass
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Grégoire Aslan, Jean Colin
42. A Run for Your Money (1949)
5
3
A Run for Your Money
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Whimple
Director:
Charles Frend
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Houston, Meredith Edwards, Moira Lister, Hugh Griffith
44. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
5
3
The Quiller Memorandum
5
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Pol
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, George Segal, Senta Berger, George Sanders
46. Hotel Paradiso (1966)
5
3
Hotel Paradiso
5
3

Playwright Feydeau tries to overcome his writer’s block by observing people around. Benedict Boniface, husband of domineering Angelique, adores next-door neighbor Marcelle, ignored wife of architect Henri Cot. Boniface and Marcelle decide on a rendezvous at the ‘no-tell’ Hotel Paradiso, the place that Henri is assigned to inspect. More characters add to the ensuing confusion giving the playwright story for successful play.

As:
Cast
Role:
Benedict Boniface
Director:
Peter Glenville
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peggy Mount, Duggie Byng
47. Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965)
4
3
Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious
4
3

As the Second World War is ending, two officers are forced to parachute into enemy territory, while flying over Nazi Germany. They are captured by a lonely German warden who keep them prisoner in his basement. However, even after the war has ended, he decides not to tell them, as he is delighted to have their company.                

As:
Cast
Role:
Wilhelm Frick
Director:
Gottfried Reinhardt
Genres:
War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Mike Connors, Anita Höfer, Mady Rahl
48. To Paris with Love (1955)
4
3
To Paris with Love
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Sir Edgar Fraser
Director:
Robert Hamer
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Odile Versois, Vernon Gray, Elina Labourdette, Jacques François
49. Lovesick (1983)
3
3
Lovesick
PG
3
3

Psychiatrist Saul Benjamin is smitten by a new patient, Chloe Allen, and becomes jealous of anyone else who comes close to her. He also starts neglecting his other patients, ending up being reviewed by a board of inquiry. Throughout the movie, he is warned and advised by the ghost of Dr. Sigmund Freud. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sigmund Freud
Director:
Marshall Brickman
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
50. Raise the Titanic (1980)
3
3
Raise the Titanic
PG
3
3
As:
Cast
Role:
John Bigalow
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer
51. Eskimo Day (1996)
8
2
Eskimo Day
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Piers Haggard
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Maureen Lipman, David Ross, Benedict Sandiford, Tom Wilkinson
52. Little Dorrit (1987)
7
3
Little Dorrit
G
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
William Dorrit
Director:
Christine Edzard
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Derek Jacobi, Miriam Margolyes, Alan Bennett, Joan Greenwood, Max Wall, Patricia Hayes

TV Shows

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
36
6
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
TV-14
36
6
As:
Cast
Role:
George Smiley
Director:
John Irvin
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Joss Ackland, Patrick Stewart, Michael Jayston, Anthony Bate, George Sewell, Bernard Hepton
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
Smiley's People
22
4
Smiley's People
22
4
As:
Cast
Role:
George Smiley
Director:
Simon Langton
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Patrick Stewart, Eileen Atkins, Bill Paterson, Vladek Sheybal
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
The Morecambe & Wise Show
10
3
The Morecambe & Wise Show
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
John Ammonds, Keith Beckett
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicholas Parsons, Glenda Jackson, Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise

Special Appearance/Cameo

Evensong (1934)
10
5
Evensong
10
5
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Soldier in Concert Audience (Extra) (uncredited)
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Evelyn Laye, Fritz Kortner, Emlyn Williams, Carl Esmond

Alec Guinness Awards

Academy Awards
The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Actor in a Leading Role 1958
Golden Globe Awards
The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Actor - Drama 1958
BAFTA Awards
Smiley's People Best Actor 1983
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Best Actor 1980
The Bridge on the River Kwai Best British Actor 1958