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List of Chaim Topol Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
17
2
Fiddler on the Roof
G
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tevye
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Norma Crane, Molly Picon, Topol, Leonard Frey, Paul Mann
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
2. Sallah (1964)
14
2
Sallah
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sallah Shabati (as Haym Topol)
Director:
Ephraim Kishon
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Topol, Gila Almagor, Geula Nuni, Albert Cohen, Shraga Friedman
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
3. Ervinka (1967)
11
2
Ervinka
11
2

Ervinka is a young man who doesn’t believe in hard work, morality or law and order. He earns a living as a con man by various ways. He charges parking fees to a lot that doesn’t belong to him, eats free at events where he isn't invited to, takes advantage of the laziness and stupidity of bureaucrats, etc. He dreams of winning the lottery one day, but things get complicated when he falls in love with a female police officer.

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Ephraim Kishon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Topol, Gila Almagor, Mosko Alkalai, Gabi Amrani, Gavri Banai
4. I Like Mike (1961)
11
2
I Like Mike
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Frye
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Topol, Gideon Singer, Batya Lancet, Zeev Berlinsky, Ilana Rovina
5. Follow Me! (1972)
10
2
Follow Me!
G
10
2

London’s uptight businessman, Charles, suspects that his free-spirited American wife, Belinda, is cheating on him. He hires Julian, an eccentric private detective, to shadow her. As Belinda becomes aware of being tailed, a game of follow-the-leader ensues. She enjoys the attention and fun the detective provides, something which she never received from her husband. When Charles confronts her, Belinda’s reply astonishes him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Julian Cristoforou
Director:
Carol Reed
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mia Farrow, Topol, Michael Jayston, Margaret Rawlings, Annette Crosbie
7. Fish, Football and Girls (1968)
10
2
Fish, Football and Girls
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Uri Zohar
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Shaike Ophir, Yisrael Poliakov, Gavri Banai, Shaike Levi, Gadi Yagil
8. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
12
2
For Your Eyes Only
PG
12
2

Secret agent, James Bond, is assigned to retrieve an encryption device (A.T.A.C.) from the British spy ship that accidently sunk near Greece. He is joined by Melina Havelock, daughter of the murdered oceanographer who was appointed by the British to trace the ship. Seeking revenge for her parents’ murders, she teams up with Bond to find the device before the Russians do.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Milos Columbo
Director:
John Glen
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Roger Moore, Lois Maxwell, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Carole Bouquet, Julian Glover, Topol
9. Galileo (1975)
10
2
Galileo
PG
10
2

The film depicts life of 17th century Italian scientist Galileo Galilei. Using the new scientific instrument, telescope, he confirms the Copernican theory that Sun is at the center of the universe, not the Earth. When he moves to Florence for a teaching position, Galileo faces conflicts with Roman Catholic Church; he is called before Inquisition, and is made to retract his views.

As:
Cast
Role:
Galileo Galilei
Director:
Joseph Losey
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Tom Conti, John Gielgud, Colin Blakely, Clive Revill, Georgia Brown, Topol
10. Every Bastard a King (1968)
10
2
Every Bastard a King
GP
10
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Uri Zohar
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pier Angeli, William Berger, Yehoram Gaon, Oded Kotler, Ori Levy
11. El Dorado (1963)
10
2
El Dorado
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Benny Sherman (as Haim Topol)
Director:
Menahem Golan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Topol, Yossi Yadin, Gila Almagor, Shaike Ophir, Shimon Finkel
12. Boys Will Never Believe It (1971)
10
2
Boys Will Never Believe It
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gadi Zur
Director:
Uri Zohar
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Naomi Chance, Topol, Galia Gofer, Hillit Katmor, Gideon Shemer
13. Flash Gordon (1980)
11
2
Flash Gordon
PG
11
2

Flash Gordon is a sci-fi adventure film, which revolves around a football player and his friends, who travel to the planet Mongo. They eventually have to fight a tyrant named Ming the Merciless, who plans to test the Earth with unnatural disaster. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Hans Zarkov
Director:
Mike Hodges
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
15. Before Winter Comes (1969)
11
2
Before Winter Comes
PG
11
2

After the Second World War, in an Austrian camp for displaced people, a British officer Giles Burnside discovers that his Russian interpreter, Janovic, is actually a deserter, who according to the regulations, should be executed. He offers to help him escape, but Janovic is not sure whether to trust Burnside.

As:
Cast
Role:
Janovic
Director:
J. Lee Thompson
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
David Niven, Anna Karina, John Hurt, Anthony Quayle, Topol
16. A Talent for Loving (1969)
7
1
A Talent for Loving
R
7
1

A Talent for Loving is a Western comedy film which revolves around a gambler named Patten, who wins a deed for a Mexican ranch. Things get complicated when he finds that a curse is put on the place.

As:
Cast
Role:
General Molina
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Cesar Romero, Geneviève Page, Topol, Fran Jeffries
17. Time Elevator (1998)
9
2
Time Elevator
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shalem
Director:
Ehud Baruch Ben Zakkai
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Topol
18. Again, Forever (1985)
9
2
Again, Forever
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Effi Avidar
Director:
Oded Kotler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Topol, Ori Levy, Yahli Bergman, Nathan Dattner, Efrat Lavie

TV Movie(s)

1. The Going Up of David Lev (1973)
12
2
The Going Up of David Lev
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chaim
Director:
James F. Collier
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Melvyn Douglas, Claire Bloom, Brandon Cruz, Topol, Shmuel Segal
2. The House on Garibaldi Street (1979)
10
2
The House on Garibaldi Street
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael
Director:
Peter Collinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Balsam, Leo McKern, Topol, Janet Suzman, Nick Mancuso
3. Great People of the Bible (2003)
7
2
Great People of the Bible
7
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Abraham (uncredited)
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Topol

TV Shows and Videos

The Winds of War (1983)
The Winds of War
As:
Cast
Director:
Dan Curtis
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Peter Graves, Polly Bergen, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman, Ali MacGraw
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979)
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Eiran Baniel, Rolf Brin, Dina Doron, Yehuda Efroni

Chaim Topol Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Fiddler on the Roof Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 1972
Sallah Shabati Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1965