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List of Dirk Bogarde Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Servant (1963)
22
3
The Servant
22
3

Tony is a British aristocrat who hires a mysterious man named Hugo Barrett as his household servant. However, Tony is forced to send him away after Hugo causes unrest in the household and brings his girlfriend to live with him. However, Hugo has a darker side to him, which Tony is yet to experience.

Role:
Barrett
Starring:
Harold Pinter, Catherine Lacey, Sarah Miles, James Fox
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
2. Victim (1961)
23
3
Victim
23
3
Role:
Melville Farr
Starring:
Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls, Sylvia Syms, Peter Copley
Directed By:
Basil Dearden
3. Death in Venice (1971)
24
4
Death in Venice
PG
24
4
Role:
Gustav von Aschenbach
Starring:
Silvana Mangano, Mark Burns, Romolo Valli, Nora Ricci
Directed By:
Luchino Visconti
4. Providence (1977)
12
2
Providence
R
12
2
Role:
Claude Langham
Starring:
John Gielgud, Elaine Stritch, Ellen Burstyn, David Warner
Directed By:
Alain Resnais
5. The Damned (1969)
17
2
The Damned
X
17
2
Role:
Friedrich Bruckmann
Starring:
Ingrid Thulin, Charlotte Rampling, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger
Directed By:
Luchino Visconti
6. The Stranger in Between (1952)
15
2
The Stranger in Between
15
2
Role:
Chris Lloyd
Starring:
Kay Walsh, Frederick Piper, Elizabeth Sellars, Jon Whiteley
Directed By:
Charles Crichton
7. King & Country (1964)
12
2
King & Country
12
2
Role:
Captain Hargreaves
Starring:
Leo McKern, Tom Courtenay, Barry Foster, Peter Copley
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
8. Blackmailed (1951)
12
4
Blackmailed
12
4
Role:
Stephen Mundy
Starring:
Fay Compton, Mai Zetterling, Robert Flemyng, Michael Gough
Directed By:
Marc Allégret
9. Our Mother's House (1967)
12
2
Our Mother's House
12
2
Role:
Charlie Hook
Starring:
Pamela Franklin, Margaret Leclere, Louis Sheldon Williams, John Gugolka
Directed By:
Jack Clayton
10. Quartet (1948)
12
2
Quartet
12
2
Starring:
Ian Fleming, Angela Baddeley, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Jack Raine
Directed By:
Harold French, Arthur Crabtree, Ken Annakin
11. Despair (1978)
14
2
Despair
14
2
Role:
Herman
Starring:
Klaus Löwitsch, Andréa Ferréol, Volker Spengler, Armin Meier
Directed By:
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
12. Darling (1965)
16
3
Darling
TV-MA
16
3

Diana Scott is a beautiful and young model in London, who manages to become popular, after she is acquainted with the well-known TV journalist Robert Gold. Eventually, Robert gets so infatuated with her, that he abandons his family to be with Diana. Things seem to go well, until Diana finds someone who may be able to provide even more money and fun than Robert can.

Role:
Robert Gold
Starring:
Julie Christie, Laurence Harvey, John Schlesinger, José Luis de Vilallonga
Directed By:
John Schlesinger
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
13. The Spanish Gardener (1956)
20
2
The Spanish Gardener
20
2
Role:
Jose
Starring:
Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Maureen Swanson, Jon Whiteley
Directed By:
Philip Leacock
14. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
11
3
A Bridge Too Far
PG
11
3

It is based on the events of ‘Operation Market Garden’ of September, 1944. In order to bring a quick end to the WWII, the allied forces decide to drop thousands of paratroopers to secure strategic bridges in Netherlands to obtain access into Germany. The main bridge was the one to Arnhem. But tough German resistance and faulty allied intelligence led to failure.

Starring:
Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Robert Redford, Anthony Hopkins, Gene Hackman, Richard Attenborough, John Ratzenberger
Directed By:
15. Accident (1967)
16
2
Accident
16
2
Role:
Stephen
Starring:
Michael York, Harold Pinter, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
16. So Long at the Fair (1950)
11
2
So Long at the Fair
11
2
Role:
George Hathaway
Starring:
Jean Simmons, David Tomlinson, Marcel Poncin, Cathleen Nesbitt
Directed By:
Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher
17. H.M.S. Defiant (1962)
13
2
H.M.S. Defiant
13
2
Role:
Lieut. Scott-Padget
Starring:
Alec Guinness, Maurice Denham, Nigel Stock, Richard Carpenter
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
18. Libel (1959)
12
2
Libel
12
2

A World War II veteran, Jeffrey Buckenham, sees Baronet Sir Mark Sebastian Loddon on TV and decides that Loddon is actually an imposter named Frank Wellney. All three were held in a POW camp in Germany. As the matter ends up in court and Loddon’s traumatized memory is tested, the truth finally comes through. 

Role:
Sir Mark Loddon / Frank Welney / Number Fifteen
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, Robert Morley, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Paul Massie
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
19. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)
15
3
A Tale of Two Cities
15
3
Role:
Sydney Carton
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Christopher Lee, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
20. Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)
14
3
Cast a Dark Shadow
14
3
Role:
Edward Bare
Starring:
Kay Walsh, Margaret Lockwood, Robert Flemyng, Kathleen Harrison,
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
21. Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
12
4
Oh! What a Lovely War
G
12
4
Starring:
Sir John Mills, Maggie Smith, Ian Holm, Jane Seymour, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Laurence Olivier
Directed By:
22. I Could Go on Singing (1963)
12
2
I Could Go on Singing
12
2
Role:
David Donne
Starring:
Judy Garland, Jack Klugman, Lorna Luft, Aline MacMahon, Gregory Phillips
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
23. The Night Porter (1974)
15
3
The Night Porter
R
15
3
Role:
Max
Starring:
Giuseppe Addobbati, Gabriele Ferzetti, Philippe Leroy, Charlotte Rampling
Directed By:
Liliana Cavani
24. The Blue Lamp (1950)
12
2
The Blue Lamp
12
2
Role:
Tom Riley
Starring:
Jimmy Hanley, Jack Warner, Bernard Lee, Robert Flemyng,
Directed By:
Basil Dearden
25. Five Angles on Murder (1950)
11
2
Five Angles on Murder
11
2
Role:
R.W. (Bob) Baker
Starring:
Hermione Baddeley, Jean Kent, John McCallum, Susan Shaw,
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
26. Doctor in the House (1954)
15
2
Doctor in the House
15
2
Role:
Simon Sparrow
Starring:
Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, Kay Kendall
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
27. The Fixer (1968)
11
4
The Fixer
M
11
4
Role:
Bibikov
Starring:
Ian Holm, Hugh Griffith, Alan Bates, Elizabeth Hartman, Georgia Brown
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer
28. The Password Is Courage (1962)
12
2
The Password Is Courage
12
2

Based on the true story of Sergeant-Major Charles Coward, the movie follows the British prisoner of war as he is captured by the German Army during World War II. Even after being incarcerated at the horrific German war camps he not only escapes to his own freedom but inspires many others to escape. 

Role:
Sgt. Maj. Charles Coward
Starring:
Charles Durning, Reginald Beckwith, Alfred Lynch, Nigel Stock, Maria Perschy
Directed By:
Andrew L. Stone
29. Ill Met by Moonlight (1957)
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3
Ill Met by Moonlight
17
3
Role:
Major Patrick Leigh Fermor D.S.O. O.B.E. also known to the Cretans and the German Secret Police as PHILEDEM
Starring:
David McCallum, Christopher Lee, Marius Goring, David Oxley, Dimitri Andreas
Directed By:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
30. The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
14
2
The Sleeping Tiger
14
2

After a young thug breaks into a psychotherapist’s home, the doctor surprisingly gains the upper hand. The criminal agrees to rehabilitation at the doctor’s home, rather than jail, but within time, the doctor’s wife becomes infatuated with him. 

Role:
Frank Clemmons
Starring:
Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox, Hugh Griffith, Patricia McCarron
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
31. Desperate Moment (1953)
10
3
Desperate Moment
10
3
Role:
Simon Van Halder
Starring:
Fritz Wendhausen, Philip Friend, Albert Lieven, Mai Zetterling,
Directed By:
Compton Bennett
32. Dancing with Crime (1947)
10
4
Dancing with Crime
10
4

After the end of the Second World War, two soldiers Ted and Peters return to their home in Britain. While Ted becomes a taxi driver, Dave gets involved with the mob. When Dave gets in a fight with his boss over money, he is shot and killed. When Ted finds his body, he decides to take revenge for his friend’s death, and expose the criminal group and their leader.

Starring:
Richard Attenborough, Garry Marsh, Sheila Sim, Barry K. Barnes, John Warwick
Directed By:
John Paddy Carstairs
33. Raiders in the Sky (1953)
13
2
Raiders in the Sky
13
2
Role:
Tim Mason
Starring:
Ian Hunter, Walter Fitzgerald, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes
Directed By:
Philip Leacock
34. The Mind Benders (1963)
12
3
The Mind Benders
12
3
Role:
Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman
Starring:
John Clements, Mary Ure, Wendy Craig, Michael Bryant
Directed By:
Basil Dearden
35. Sebastian (1968)
12
2
Sebastian
12
2

During the Cold War, a former Oxford Professor, who is also now an officer for the British intelligence, falls in love with a woman, after she is able to spell his name backwards. He offers her a job, but soon after she joins, there is a security breach, and everything goes into jeopardy. 

Role:
Sebastian
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Lilli Palmer, John Gielgud, Janet Munro
Directed By:
David Greene
36. Maniacs on Wheels (1949)
10
3
Maniacs on Wheels
10
3
Role:
Bill Fox
Starring:
Renée Asherson, Cyril Cusack, Bonar Colleano, Thora Hird
Directed By:
Jack Lee
37. Dear Mr. Prohack (1949)
10
4
Dear Mr. Prohack
10
4
Role:
Charles Prohack
Starring:
Hermione Baddeley, Cecil Parker, Glynis Johns, Sheila Sim,
Directed By:
Thornton Freeland
38. Campbell's Kingdom (1957)
13
2
Campbell's Kingdom
13
2
Role:
Bruce Campbell
Starring:
Barbara Murray, James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baker, Michael Craig
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
39. The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1954)
10
2
The Sea Shall Not Have Them
10
2
Role:
Flight Sgt. MacKay
Starring:
Michael Redgrave, Bonar Colleano, Nigel Patrick, Anthony Steel
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
40. The Wind Cannot Read (1958)
12
2
The Wind Cannot Read
12
2

During WWII, British RAF Flight Lt. Michael Quinn, stationed in far-east Asia, is asked to join army intelligence and learn Japanese language to interrogate Japanese POWs. He falls in love with his pretty Japanese instructor Sabby, or Suzuki San. She is, however, perceived as an enemy by the British officers, so they marry secretly. But the destiny has different plans!

Role:
Flight Lieutenant Michael Quinn
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Anthony Bushell, John Fraser, Ronald Lewis
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
41. Come on George! (1939)
10
5
Come on George!
10
5

Come on George! is a comedy musical film which tells the story of George, a young stable-hand who discovers that he is the only one who can calm down a nervous horse, and make it win races.

Starring:
George Formby, Cyril Raymond, Meriel Forbes, Pat Kirkwood
Directed By:
Anthony Kimmins
42. Le serpent (1973)
10
4
Le serpent
PG
10
4

High ranking KGB official, Aleksey Teodorovic Vlassov, defects and claims to have a list of double agents embedded in Western Europe, including NATO. During the debriefing, he is questioned by DCI Allan Davies and MI6 representative Philip Boyle who doubt his claims. But as people on the list start mysteriously dying Vlassov’s true intentions are revealed. 

Role:
Philip Boyle
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Yul Brynner, Philippe Noiret, Michel Bouquet
Directed By:
Henri Verneuil
43. The Gentle Gunman (1952)
10
2
The Gentle Gunman
10
2

The Gentle Gunman is a crime drama thriller film which takes us to the UK, and revolves around two Irish brothers working for the IRA, who take a stand against the ruthless methods of their local leader, and also question their own loyalty to the cause.

Role:
Matt Sullivan
Starring:
Sir John Mills, John Mills, Barbara Mullen, Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars
Directed By:
Basil Dearden
44. Boys in Brown (1949)
10
4
Boys in Brown
10
4

A young teen is arrested for driving the getaway car in a robbery. He is sentenced for three years in a reformatory, which is run by a sympathetic governor. However, he soon finds himself in a more complicated situation after he knocks out a man with a lamp.

Role:
Alfie Rawlins
Starring:
Richard Attenborough, Barbara Murray, Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley
Directed By:
Montgomery Tully
45. Simba (1955)
10
3
Simba
10
3
Role:
Alan Howard
Starring:
Basil Sydney, Donald Sinden, Virginia McKenna, Marie Ney
Directed By:
Brian Desmond Hurst
46. Doctor at Large (1957)
12
2
Doctor at Large
12
2
Role:
Dr. Simon Sparrow
Starring:
James Robertson Justice, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden, Shirley Eaton
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
47. Sin of Esther Waters (1948)
10
2
Sin of Esther Waters
10
2
Role:
William Latch
Starring:
Fay Compton, Cyril Cusack, Kathleen Ryan, Ivor Barnard
Directed By:
Ian Dalrymple, Peter Proud
48. The Singer Not the Song (1961)
10
5
The Singer Not the Song
10
5

When a murderous bandit is terrorizing all the residents of a Mexican village, an idealistic priest is the only person who is able to stand up against him.

Role:
Anacleto Comachi
Starring:
Sir John Mills, John Mills, John Bentley, Mylène Demongeot, Laurence Naismith
Directed By:
Roy Ward Baker
49. Penny Princess (1952)
9
2
Penny Princess
9
2
Role:
Tony Craig
Starring:
Mary Clare, A.E. Matthews, Yolande Donlan, Reginald Beckwith
Directed By:
Val Guest
50. Song Without End (1960)
12
3
Song Without End
12
3

Subtitled The Story of Franz Liszt, the film focuses on the life of the famous Hungarian pianist and composer, Franz Liszt. Caught in an unhappy marriage, he is thinking of quitting performances and devoting his life to God, when he meets Princess Carolyne, the wife of Prince Nicholas of Russia and falls in love with her. 

Role:
Franz Liszt
Starring:
Capucine, Patricia Morison, Geneviève Page, Ivan Desny
Directed By:
51. The Doctor's Dilemma (1958)
10
2
The Doctor's Dilemma
10
2

A single doctor who is about to be awarded the knighthood, for his claim of curing tuberculosis, finds himself falling for a beautiful and charming woman, who wants him to save her artist husband. When the doctor finds that her husband has an immoral character, he is unsure whether he should save him or not.  

Role:
Louis Dubedat
Starring:
Leslie Caron, Alastair Sim, Robert Morley, John Robinson
Directed By:
Anthony Asquith
52. Agent 8 3/4 (1964)
9
5
Agent 8 3/4
9
5
Role:
Nicholas Whistler
Starring:
Robert Morley, Roger Delgado, Sylva Koscina, Leo McKern
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
53. Cocktails in the Kitchen (1954)
9
3
Cocktails in the Kitchen
9
3
Role:
Tony
Starring:
Cecil Parker, Athene Seyler, Susan Stephen, Eileen Herlie
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
54. Doctor at Sea (1955)
12
3
Doctor at Sea
12
3

Eager to escape boredom and unwarranted female attention, Dr. Simon Sparrow joins an all-male cargo ship, SS Lotus, as a medical officer, where he encounters quick-tempered, severe, woman-hater skipper, Wentworth Hogg. Simon meets French nightclub singer Hélèn Colbert in Brazilian port, where Capt. Hogg is compelled to take onboard shipping-line owner’s daughter, Muriel, and her friend Hélèn, which pleases Simon no end. 

Role:
Dr. Simon Sparrow
Starring:
Brigitte Bardot, Maurice Denham, James Robertson Justice, Brenda de Banzie, Brigitte Bardot
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
55. McGuire, Go Home! (1965)
10
3
McGuire, Go Home!
10
3

Juno Kozani is an American archeology student visiting Cyprus during the war of independence against Britain. However, he unfortunately finds himself caught between the two sides.

Role:
Maj. McGuire
Starring:
George Chakiris, Grégoire Aslan, Denholm Elliott, Susan Strasberg
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
56. Permission to Kill (1975)
9
2
Permission to Kill
PG
9
2

Alexander Diakim is a revolutionary who has been banished from his country, but he soon sees an opportunity to return and lead an uprising to remove the fascist regime in power in his nation.  

Role:
Alan Curtis
Starring:
Ava Gardner, Timothy Dalton, Bekim Fehmiu, Nicole Calfan
Directed By:
Cyril Frankel
57. Doctor in Distress (1963)
10
2
Doctor in Distress
10
2

Fifth film in the Doctor series, the story focuses on Simon Sparrow, now a senior doctor at a London hospital and Sir Lancelot Spratt, its pompous medical director. Both the doctors are in love. Sparrow has fallen for a model-cum-aspiring actress, who he met while treating her sprain, while Spratt’s object of adulation is his physiotherapist. 

Role:
Dr. Simon Sparrow
Starring:
Ronnie Barker, Barbara Murray, James Robertson Justice, Mylène Demongeot
Directed By:
Ralph Thomas
58. The Angel Wore Red (1960)
9
2
The Angel Wore Red
9
2

Set in the backdrop of Spanish Civil War, the story follows a young Catholic priest, who resigns from priesthood due to the church’s indifference to the poor. Later in the same day, he meets an attractive entertainer and over the time they are drawn towards each other. Meanwhile the civil war continues to rage, engulfing the duo in its orbit. 

Role:
Arturo Carrera
Starring:
Vittorio De Sica, Ava Gardner, Joseph Cotten, Aldo Fabrizi
Directed By:
Nunnally Johnson
59. They Who Dare (1954)
8
2
They Who Dare
8
2
Role:
Lieut. Graham
Starring:
Akim Tamiroff, Denholm Elliott, Gérard Oury, Eric Pohlmann
Directed By:
Lewis Milestone
60. Justine (1969)
9
3
Justine
R
9
3

Justine is a drama film, which tells the story of a widowed single mother who takes up a job as a caretaker for a young girl suffering from spina bifida. Eventually, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them. 

Role:
Pursewarden
Starring:
Anna Karina, Michael York, Anouk Aimée, Philippe Noiret
Directed By:
61. We Joined the Navy (1962)
9
2
We Joined the Navy
9
2

We Joined the Navy is a comedy film which revolves around Lieutenant Commander Robert Badger, who is an excellent naval officer, but he has one big problem in his life, which is speaking the truth at inappropriate times.

Starring:
Jeremy Lloyd, Lloyd Nolan, Mischa Auer, Kenneth More, Joan O'Brien
Directed By:
Wendy Toye
62. Modesty Blaise (1966)
9
2
Modesty Blaise
9
2
Role:
Gabriel
Starring:
Harry Andrews, Terence Stamp, Monica Vitti, Clive Revill
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
63. Daddy Nostalgia (1990)
10
2
Daddy Nostalgia
PG
10
2
Role:
Daddy
Starring:
Jane Birkin, Odette Laure, Emmanuelle Bataille, Charlotte Kady
Directed By:
Bertrand Tavernier

TV Movie(s)

1. Rope (1947)
12
3
Rope
12
3
Role:
Charles Granillo
Starring:
Shelagh Fraser, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Aubrey Mallalieu, George De Warfaz
Directed By:
Stephen Harrison
2. Blithe Spirit (1966)
13
2
Blithe Spirit
13
2
Role:
Charles Condomine
Starring:
Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Roberts, Geoffrey Lumb
Directed By:
George Schaefer
3. The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
12
2
The Patricia Neal Story
12
2
Role:
Roald Dahl
Starring:
Glenda Jackson, Ken Kercheval, Jane Merrow, John Reilly
Directed By:
Anthony Harvey, Anthony Page
4. Upon This Rock (1970)
11
2
Upon This Rock
11
2
Role:
Bonnie Prince Charlie (voice)
Starring:
Orson Welles, Ralph Richardson, Edith Evans
Directed By:
Harry Rasky
5. May We Borrow Your Husband? (1986)
10
2
May We Borrow Your Husband?
10
2
Role:
William Harris
Starring:
Charlotte Attenborough, Claude Coppola, Patricia Davidson, Jacques Diez
Directed By:
Bob Mahoney

TV Shows and Videos

Forty Minutes (1981)
Forty Minutes
Role:
Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1987-1992)
Starring:
Ian Holm, Jane Asher, Roger Mills, Michael Dean
Directed By:
Adam Curtis
Screen Two (1985)
Screen Two
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Tim Roth, Gary Oldman, Rachel Weisz, Alan Cumming, Billy Connolly, Tommy Lee Jones
Directed By:
Tristram Powell, Christopher Morahan, Udayan Prasad, Michael Whyte, Jim Goddard

Dirk Bogarde Awards

BAFTA Awards
Darling Best British Actor 1966
The Servant Best British Actor 1964