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List of Anthony Perkins Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Psycho (1960)
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Psycho
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3

Based on the 1959 novel by Robert Bloch, the movie follows the story of a secretary Marion Crane, who, frustrated with her life, steals $40,000 cash from her employer and leaves Phoenix, Arizona. She checks in at Bates Motel owned by friendly Norman Bates who appears to have a dominating mother.

As:
Cast
Role:
Norman Bates
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, Martin Balsam, John McIntire, John Gavin
2. Le procès (1962)
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2
Le procès
24
2

Le procès is a mystery drama film which tells the story of a man Josef K, who lives in a shared apartment. His life turns upside down one day, when detectives enter his room and put him under arrest. The problem is that he is not even told what his charges are.

As:
Cast
Role:
Josef K.
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Romy Schneider, Jeanne Moreau, Orson Welles, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
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2
Friendly Persuasion
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Josh Birdwell
Director:
Genres:
War, Romance, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Middleton, Richard Eyer
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
4. On the Beach (1959)
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3
On the Beach
23
3

On the Beach is a science fiction film which takes us to 1964, where a third World War has caused total destruction of the World’s Northern Hemisphere, where nuclear fallout has eliminated the life of all humans. Meanwhile, survivors in Australia detect a signal coming from the West Cost of the US.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Peter Holmes
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
Star Cast:
5. The Tin Star (1957)
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2
The Tin Star
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Ben Owens
Director:
Anthony Mann
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Betsy Palmer, Neville Brand, Michel Ray
7. Catch-22 (1970)
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2
Catch-22
R
20
2

Captain John Yossarian is a pilot serving during the World War II, stationed in the Mediterranean. Being fed up of the madness of the ongoing war, he tries to be certified insane, so that he wouldn’t have to fight anymore.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
War, Drama, Comedy
9. Goodbye Again (1961)
23
2
Goodbye Again
23
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Philip Van der Besh
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Diahann Carroll, Yul Brynner, Ingrid Bergman, Jessie Royce Landis, Yves Montand
10. Violent Journey (1965)
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2
Violent Journey
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Milo Bogardus
Director:
Servando González
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Henry Hull, Dana Elcar, Salome Jens, Yvonne Gilbert
11. Phaedra (1962)
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3
Phaedra
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Alexis
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Raf Vallone, Melina Mercouri, Elizabeth Ercy, Tzavalas Karousos
13. Pretty Poison (1968)
15
3
Pretty Poison
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dennis Pitt
Director:
Noel Black
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Beverly Garland, Tuesday Weld, Dick O'Neill, John Randolph
14. The Matchmaker (1958)
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2
The Matchmaker
17
2

Set in 1884 USA, The Matchmaker is the story about a widow who supports herself primarily by matchmaking. But when a wealthy merchant from New York hires her to find him a wife she decides to marry him. Will she succeed? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cornelius Hackl
Director:
Joseph Anthony
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shirley MacLaine, Shirley Booth, Robert Morse, Paul Ford
15. Fear Strikes Out (1957)
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3
Fear Strikes Out
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Piersall
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Edd Byrnes, Karl Malden, Adam Williams, Norma Moore, Perry Wilson
17. Play It As It Lays (1972)
15
2
Play It As It Lays
R
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
B.Z.
Director:
Frank Perry
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ruth Ford, Tuesday Weld, Adam Roarke, Tammy Grimes
18. Desire Under the Elms (1958)
15
2
Desire Under the Elms
15
2

Ephraim Cabot, the old owner of the New England farm, is hated by his three sons from two previous marriages. He has made them work really hard without any promise of a bright future. So when he marries for the third time, two of them leave, while the third, Eben, begins an illicit relationship with Anna, the new bride. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eben Cabot
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sophia Loren, Pernell Roberts, Burl Ives, Frank Overton
19. The Actress (1953)
14
2
The Actress
14
2

Teenager Ruth Gordon Jones wants to drop out of school and move to New York City to pursue a career as a theater actress. However, her father, a former sailor working a menial job, who was once forced to leave school to seek work, wants her to become an instructor and marry handsome Harvard student Fred Whitmarsh.

As:
Cast
Role:
Fred Whitmarsh
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Comedy
20. Psycho II (1983)
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2
Psycho II
R
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Norman Bates
Director:
Richard Franklin
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Vera Miles, Robert Loggia, Dennis Franz, Meg Tilly
21. Remember My Name (1978)
17
2
Remember My Name
R
17
2

Construction worker, Neil Curry, is now a happy man, leading a contented life with his second wife Barbara. But it all comes to end with the arrival of Emily, his chain-smoking first wife, who wants her husband back. Recently been released from prison after serving a twelve-year sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend, she also seeks revenge. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Neil Curry
Director:
Alan Rudolph
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Geraldine Chaplin, Alan Autry, Jeff Goldblum, Moses Gunn, Berry Berenson
22. The Lonely Man (1957)
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2
The Lonely Man
14
2

Gunfighter Jacob Wade tries to find and make peace with his estranged son Riley, who hates Jacob for deserting his mother. Meanwhile his old enemy King Fisher and his gang are on Jacob’s trail, but Jacob’s eyesight is diminishing with age. After a friend clears Riley’s misunderstanding about his father, Riley becomes Jacob’s eyes as he takes on King and his men.

As:
Cast
Role:
Riley Wade
Director:
Henry Levin
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Denver Pyle, Jack Palance, Claude Akins, Lee Van Cleef, Neville Brand, Robert Middleton
23. Le glaive et la balance (1963)
13
2
Le glaive et la balance
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Parsons
Director:
André Cayatte
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Renato Salvatori, Jean-Claude Brialy, Pascale Audret, Anne Tonietti
24. North Sea Hijack (1980)
15
2
North Sea Hijack
PG
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kramer
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Roger Moore, James Mason, Michael Parks, David Hedison
25. The Sea Wall (1957)
14
2
The Sea Wall
14
2

Based on a novel of the same name, this drama film revolves around a widow who attempts to build a barrier against the sea, in order to protect her crops.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Dufresne
Director:
René Clément
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Conte, Silvana Mangano, Guido Celano, Jo Van Fleet
27. Le couteau dans la plaie (1962)
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2
Le couteau dans la plaie
13
2

Also known as Five Miles to Midnight, the movie follows Lisa Macklin who intends to leave her abusive husband, Robert. Soon Robert is reported dead in a plane crash but is alive and wants to collect his life insurance. He convinces Lisa to help but when he refuses to leave her alone, she takes desperate measures. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Macklin
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Sophia Loren, Gig Young, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Yolande Turner
28. La décade prodigieuse (1971)
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2
La décade prodigieuse
PG
15
2

Based on an eponymous novel, this English language French murder mystery is the story of Charles Van Hom, who wakes up in a hotel room with a blank memory and bloodied hand.  Confused, he asks Paul Regis, a university professor for help. The duo then travels to the country house of Charles eccentric father. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Van Horn - le fils déséquilibré de Théo
Director:
Claude Chabrol
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Michel Piccoli, Marlène Jobert, Guido Alberti
29. Crimes of Passion (1984)
14
2
Crimes of Passion
R
14
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Kathleen Turner, Bruce Davison, Gordon Hunt, Dan Gerrity
30. Quelqu'un derrière la porte (1971)
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2
Quelqu'un derrière la porte
GP
15
2

Neurosurgeon Dr. Laurence Jeffries, being engrossed in his research, neglects his wife Frances, who develops a relationship with a French journalist named Paul Damien. When Laurence learns about this, he brings home one of his patients, an amnesiac, and brainwashes him to think of Frances as his own unfaithful wife so that he exacts revenge on her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Laurence Jeffries
Director:
Nicolas Gessner
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Henri Garcin, Jill Ireland, Adriano Magistretti
31. Mahogany (1975)
16
2
Mahogany
PG
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean McAvoy
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Beah Richards
32. Tall Story (1960)
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2
Tall Story
14
2

June Ryder is bent on marrying college basketball star, Ray Blent, eventually making him fall for her. He finally proposes to her; but they do not have money to set up a home. At this juncture, he receives an offer via radio message from a gambling syndicate to lose a key game. Because he does not want to lose the game deliberately he must find other ways out.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Blent
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Ray Walston, Jane Fonda, Anne Jackson, Marc Connelly
33. Twice a Woman (1979)
15
3
Twice a Woman
R
15
3

A middle-aged divorced woman, who is a museum director, falls in love with a young woman. Things get complicated when her ex-husband also begins a relationship with the same girl.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alfred
Director:
George Sluizer
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Bibi Andersson, Kitty Courbois, Sandrine Dumas, Tilly Perin-Bouwmeester
34. The Champagne Murders (1967)
13
2
The Champagne Murders
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Christopher Belling
Director:
Claude Chabrol
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Yvonne Furneaux, Maurice Ronet, Stéphane Audran, Annie Vidal
35. The Black Hole (1979)
15
2
The Black Hole
PG
15
2

The Black Hole is a science fiction action film which revolves around a research vessel that finds a missing spaceship, which is being commanded by a mysterious scientist.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Alex Durant
Director:
Gary Nelson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
36. Lovin' Molly (1974)
14
2
Lovin' Molly
R
14
2

Based on Larry McMurtry's 1962 novel, Leaving Cheyenne, the story is spread over a period of forty years. At the centre are two farm boys, who are good friends; but compete for the love of the rancher’s daughter. She on her part cares for both of them; but finally marries a third man, having three sons from her three suitors. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gid Frye
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Susan Sarandon, Edward Binns, Beau Bridges
37. Une ravissante idiote (1964)
14
2
Une ravissante idiote
14
2

A Soviet Spy is sent on a mission to obtain important information from NATO. However, he is quite clumsy, and therefore has to rely on his partner and love interest Penelope.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Compton / Nicolas Sergueievitch Miloukne
Director:
Édouard Molinaro
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Brigitte Bardot, Grégoire Aslan, Jean-Marc Tennberg, Hans Verner
39. WUSA (1970)
14
2
WUSA
GP
14
2

Rheinhardt, an alcoholic wanderer, accepts an announcer’s job at WUSA, a New Orleans right-wing radio station, although he doesn’t agree with the station’s political views. When friend Geraldine and activist neighbor Rainey question him about WUSA’s involvement in hate propaganda and conspiracy to instigate a riot at a planned rally, Rheinhardt realizes that he can’t insulate himself, and needs to take a stand.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rainey
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
40. Psycho III (1986)
15
2
Psycho III
R
15
2

The second sequel to the popular 1960 film Psycho, this film tells the story of Norman Bates, who runs the Bates Motel. When the people who had visited the Bates Motel start to disappear, suspicions fall on Norman.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Norman Bates
Director:
Anthony Perkins
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Diana Scarwid, Jeff Fahey, Roberta Maxwell, Hugh Gillin
41. Double Negative (1980)
13
2
Double Negative
13
2

Double Negative is a thriller film which tells the story of a mentally tortured photojournalist, who attempts to track down the person who killed his wife, along with his lover.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lawrence Miles
Director:
George Bloomfield
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
John Candy, Eugene Levy, Howard Duff, Kate Reid
42. Edge of Sanity (1989)
13
2
Edge of Sanity
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Jack 'The Ripper' Hyde
Director:
Gérard Kikoïne
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Lodge, Glynis Barber, Sarah Maur Thorp, Ben Cole
43. The Naked Target (1992)
12
2
The Naked Target
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Javier Elorrieta
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Roddy McDowall, José Luis López Vázquez, Clayton Rohner, Rossy de Palma
44. A Demon in My View (1991)
12
1
A Demon in My View
R
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Johnson
Director:
Petra Haffter
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Stratford Johns, Sophie Ward, Brian Bovell, Uwe Bohm
45. Destroyer (1988)
11
1
Destroyer
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Edwards
Director:
Robert Kirk
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Deborah Foreman, Lyle Alzado, Clayton Rohner, Tobias Anderson
46. Lucky Stiff (1988)
12
1
Lucky Stiff
PG
12
1
As:
Director
Director:
Anthony Perkins
Genres:
Horror, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donna Dixon, Fran Ryan, Jeff Kober, Joe Alaskey, William Morgan Sheppard

TV Movie(s)

1. Evening Primrose (1966)
16
2
Evening Primrose
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charles Snell
Director:
Paul Bogart
Genres:
Musical, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Romance, Horror
Star Cast:
Dorothy Stickney, Larry Gates, Charmian Carr, Margaret Bannerman
2. Les Miserables (1978)
17
3
Les Miserables
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Javert
Director:
Glenn Jordan
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, John Gielgud, Claude Dauphin, Celia Johnson, Cyril Cusack
3. First, You Cry (1978)
15
2
First, You Cry
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Heroz
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Don Johnson, Richard Dysart, Jennifer Warren
4. How Awful About Allan (1970)
13
2
How Awful About Allan
PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Allan
Director:
Curtis Harrington
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Kent Smith, Robert H. Harris, Julie Harris, Joan Hackett
5. The Sins of Dorian Gray (1983)
13
2
The Sins of Dorian Gray
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Lord
Director:
Tony Maylam
Genres:
Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Joseph Bottoms, Olga Karlatos, Belinda Bauer, Michael Ironside
6. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
13
2
Psycho IV: The Beginning
R
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Norman Bates
Director:
Mick Garris
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Olivia Hussey, Henry Thomas, CCH Pounder, Warren Frost
7. The Ghost Writer (1990)
14
2
The Ghost Writer
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anthony Strack
Director:
Alan Rafkin
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Leigh Taylor-Young, Juliet Sorci, Joshua John Miller, Pam Matteson
8. Daughter of Darkness (1990)
13
3
Daughter of Darkness
R
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Anton / Prince Constantine
Director:
Stuart Gordon
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Mia Sara, Robert Reynolds, Dezsö Garas, Jack Coleman
9. In the Deep Woods (1992)
12
2
In the Deep Woods
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Miller, P.I.
Director:
Charles Correll
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Rosanna Arquette, D.W. Moffett, Will Patton, Christopher Rydell
10. I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
11
1
I'm Dangerous Tonight
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Tobe Hooper
Genres:
Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
R. Lee Ermey, Natalie Schafer, Dee Wallace, Corey Parker

TV Shows and Videos

Mistress of Suspense (1990)
Mistress of Suspense
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Director:
Damian Harris
Genres:
Mystery, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, Ian McShane, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Assumpta Serna

Anthony Perkins Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Friendly Persuasion Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1957