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List of Orson Welles Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Citizen Kane (1941)
37
5
Citizen Kane
37
5

This classic drama film examines the life and legacy of Charles Foster Kane, a character loosely based on the American newspaper magnates William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. A critical success, it is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Agnes Moorehead, Alan Ladd, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Ruth Warrick
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
2. The Third Man (1949)
37
4
The Third Man
37
4

Struggling American writer Holly Martins arrives in post-WWII Vienna to meet his childhood friend Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, but learns that he died in a road accident recently. Finding inconsistencies in different stories about his friend's death, he begins an investigation into the matter, and also becomes attracted to his lover Anna Schmidt.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Harry Lime
Director:
Carol Reed
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery
Star Cast:
Trevor Howard, Joseph Cotten, Bernard Lee, Alida Valli
3. Touch of Evil (1958)
30
2
Touch of Evil
PG-13
30
2

Mike Vargas, a Mexican narcotics officer, gets involved in a car bomb blast case as the car has crossed from Mexico to America. The local American police chief, Hank Quinlan, is a former alcoholic and corrupt officer, who suspects a Mexican named Sanchez. When Vargas confronts Quinlan for planting evidence against Sanchez, Vargas inadvertently puts his new wife Susan’s life at risk. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Police Captain Hank Quinlan
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
4. The Green Goddess (1939)
14
5
The Green Goddess
14
5
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Rajah / Narrator
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
John Barrymore, William Alland, John Berry, Susan Fox
5. Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight) (1965)
21
2
Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight)
21
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Falstaff
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, History, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Margaret Rutherford, Jeanne Moreau, Marina Vlady
6. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
22
4
A Man for All Seasons
G
22
4

This biographical history drama film tells the story of Sir Thomas More, who supported King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cardinal Wolsey
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
John Hurt, Corin Redgrave, Vanessa Redgrave, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Paul Scofield
7. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
22
4
The Lady from Shanghai
22
4

An Irish sailor Michael O’Hara meets a gorgeous blonde Elsa as she rides a horse-drawn coach.  He rescues her from a few hoodlums who try to trouble her, and escorts her home. When he comes to know that Elsa and her husband Arthur Bannister, are on their way to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, Michael agrees to sign on as a sailor aboard Bannister’s yacht.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Michael O'Hara
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery
Star Cast:
Rita Hayworth, Errol Flynn, Everett Sloane, Ted de Corsia
8. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
16
4
The Magnificent Ambersons
16
4

George is a spoiled brat whose father passes away. After his death, his mother Isabel thinks of reuniting with her former lover named Eugene. However, George stands in the way of their reunion.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Wise, Orson Welles, Fred Fleck
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Ray Collins, Anne Baxter
9. Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
12
3
Monsieur Verdoux
12
3

Monsieur Verdoux is a family man who loses his job. In order to support his family, he decides to marry rich widows using various aliases, and then murder them for their money. Although his scheme works, problem arises when his fourteenth victim seems impossible to kill.

As:
Writer
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Charlie Chaplin, William Frawley, Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz
10. The Stranger (1946)
22
2
The Stranger
22
2

Wilson is a member of the War Crimes Commission, who travels to Harper, hoping to find Franz Kindler, whom he believes to the mastermind who planned the Holocaust. However, now he has taken on a new identity.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Professor Charles Rankin
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Film-Noir, Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Richard Long, Philip Merivale
11. F for Fake (1973)
15
3
F for Fake
PG
15
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself - Narrator
Director:
Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Gary Graver, François Reichenbach
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Laurence Harvey, Clifford Irving, Oja Kodar, François Reichenbach
12. Jane Eyre (1943)
19
4
Jane Eyre
19
4
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Edward Rochester
Director:
Robert Stevenson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, Agnes Moorehead, Peggy Ann Garner, Margaret O'Brien, John Sutton
13. The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice (1951)
14
3
The Tragedy of Othello: The Moor of Venice
14
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Othello
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Romance, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Fontaine, Robert Coote, Micheál MacLiammóir, Hilton Edwards
14. Le procès (1962)
13
4
Le procès
13
4

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, Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Anthony Perkins, Jeanne Moreau, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn
15. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
20
4
Tomorrow Is Forever
20
4
As:
Cast
Role:
John Andrew MacDonald / Erik Kessler
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Claudette Colbert, Natalie Wood, Richard Long, Lucile Watson, George Brent
16. Filming 'The Trial' (1981)
11
2
Filming 'The Trial'
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Richard Wilson, Joseph McBride, Todd McCarthy, Myron Meisel
17. Macbeth (1948)
14
2
Macbeth
14
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Macbeth
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Dan O'Herlihy, Jeanette Nolan, Roddy McDowall, Edgar Barrier
18. Compulsion (1959)
15
2
Compulsion
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Wilk
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Thriller, Crime, History
Star Cast:
Gavin MacLeod, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi
19. The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)
10
2
The Little World of Don Camillo
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Julien Duvivier
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sylvie, Gino Cervi, Fernandel, Vera Talchi
20. The Muppet Movie (1979)
13
3
The Muppet Movie
G
13
3

The Muppet Movie is a musical road comedy film, which tells the story of Kermit the Frog, who is told by a talent agent, to try his luck in Hollywood. He soon sets out on a journey to Los Angeles, California, but on the way, he is pursued by an entrepreneur who wants him to be a new spokesperson for his restaurant.

As:
Cast
Director:
James Frawley
Genres:
Musical, Family, Comedy, Adventure
22. The Unthinking Lobster (1950)
9
2
The Unthinking Lobster
9
2

Hired to play Saint Anne in a film on Saint Bernadette, a starlet is supposed to bless a group of malformed and miserable people. But to the dismay of the moviemaker, they get cured as soon as she actually blesses them, leading to chaos and loss of business for MGM. 

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Suzanne Cloutier, Marcel Achard, Gaby André, Maurice Bessy, Pierre Beteille
23. London (1971)
9
2
London
9
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Winston Churchill / George Bernard Shaw
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Charles Gray, Graeme Garden, Oja Kodar
24. The Golden Honeymoon (1970)
9
2
The Golden Honeymoon
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short
25. Filming 'Othello' (1978)
10
2
Filming 'Othello'
10
2

Filming 'Othello' is a 1978 documentary film which is about the production of the 1951 award winning film Othello which was based on the famous play of the same name by William Shakespeare.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Host / Othello
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Robert Coote, Bhob Stewart, Micheál MacLiammóir, Hilton Edwards
26. South Seas Adventure (1958)
10
2
South Seas Adventure
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Francis D. Lyon, Carl Dudley, Richard Goldstone, Walter Thompson, Basil Wrangell
Genres:
Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Diane Beardmore, Marlene Lizzio, Tommy Zahn, Igor Allan
27. Mr. Arkadin (1955)
15
4
Mr. Arkadin
15
4
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Gregory Arkadin
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Redgrave, Akim Tamiroff, Mischa Auer, Patricia Medina
28. Tajna Nikole Tesle (1980)
10
3
Tajna Nikole Tesle
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
J.P. Morgan
Director:
Krsto Papic
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Patrick, Strother Martin, Oja Kodar, Petar Bozovic
29. Moby Dick (1956)
12
2
Moby Dick
12
2

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship starts narrating how the Captain of his ship had led them all to self-destruction due to his obsession with hunting a white whale.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, John Huston, Leo Genn, Richard Basehart, Harry Andrews, James Robertson Justice
30. I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
11
2
I'll Never Forget What's'isname
11
2

Andrew Quint is an advertising executive disillusioned with his life and career and works for his corrupt boss Jonathan Lute. He attempts to get back at his boss by creating a satirical commercial for a Super-8 camera but the commercial ends up being hailed as a masterpiece much to his disappointment. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Lute
Director:
Michael Winner
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Marianne Faithfull, Michael Hordern, Oliver Reed, Harry Andrews, Carol White
31. To Build a Fire (1969)
9
2
To Build a Fire
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
David Cobham
Star Cast:
Ian Hogg
32. Catch-22 (1970)
13
2
Catch-22
R
13
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
33. Waterloo (1970)
11
2
Waterloo
G
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Louis XVIII
Director:
Sergey Bondarchuk
Genres:
History, Drama, Action, Biography, War
Star Cast:
Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna
34. Bitka na Neretvi (1969)
9
3
Bitka na Neretvi
G
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Senator
Director:
Veljko Bulajic
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Franco Nero, Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Sylva Koscina
35. Prince of Foxes (1949)
13
2
Prince of Foxes
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cesare Borgia
Director:
Henry King
Genres:
History, Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Everett Sloane, Wanda Hendrix, Tyrone Power, Marina Berti
36. The Finest Hours (1964)
10
2
The Finest Hours
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Peter Baylis
Genres:
Documentary, War, Biography
Star Cast:
George Baker, Faith Brook, David Healy, George Westbury
37. King of Kings (1961)
11
2
King of Kings
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Nicholas Ray
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Viveca Lindfors, Jeffrey Hunter, Ron Randell, Siobhan McKenna
38. Return to Glennascaul (1953)
10
2
Return to Glennascaul
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Hilton Edwards
Genres:
Mystery, Short, Horror
Star Cast:
Michael Laurence, Shelah Richards, Helena Hughes, John Dunne
39. Crack in the Mirror (1960)
9
2
Crack in the Mirror
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hagolin / Lamerciere
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Bradford Dillman, Alexander Knox, Juliette Gréco, Catherine Lacey
41. L'uomo la bestia e la virtù (1953)
9
2
L'uomo la bestia e la virtù
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Perella - the Beast
Director:
Steno
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Totò, Viviane Romance, Franca Faldini, Mario Castellani
43. La isla del tesoro (1965)
9
2
La isla del tesoro
9
2

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic adventure novel ‘Treasure Island’ the movie revolves around pirates, secret islands, and sea adventures that lead to hidden pirate gold. 

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Long John Silver
Director:
Jesús Franco
Genres:
Adventure, Short
Star Cast:
Tony Beckley, Kim Burfield, Jean Lefebvre, Jim MacIntosch
44. Si Versailles m'était conté (1954)
9
2
Si Versailles m'était conté
9
2

This French-Italian historical drama film, shows the history of the Palace of the Versailles from its founding to the present. It also portrays some of the personalities who lived in the Palace throughout the years. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Sacha Guitry
Genres:
History, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Brigitte Bardot, Claudette Colbert, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Michel Auclair, Jean-Louis Barrault
45. Hot Tomorrows (1977)
9
2
Hot Tomorrows
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Martin Brest
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Hervé Villechaize, Victor Argo, Ray Sharkey, George Memmoli,
46. Some Call It Greed (1977)
9
2
Some Call It Greed
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Tim Forbes
Star Cast:
Robert MacNeil, Lowell Thomas
47. Malpertuis (1971)
9
2
Malpertuis
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cassavius
Director:
Harry Kümel
Genres:
Horror, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Susan Hampshire, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Mathieu Carrière, Michel Bouquet
48. History of the World: Part I (1981)
10
2
History of the World: Part I
R
10
2

Starting from the events of the Old Testament to the Spanish Inquisition to the French Revolution, and lastly the future, this film explains the story of mankind in a comical way. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bea Arthur, Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks, Cloris Leachman, John Hurt, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn
50. The Sailor from Gibraltar (1967)
9
2
The Sailor from Gibraltar
9
2

Anna, a wealthy French widow, sets out in her yacht in search of an old sailor friend she had known years earlier. Alan, a holidaying Englishman who has recently broken-up with girlfriend Sheila, joins Anna in her search. Some other enigmatic characters are also intrigued by her strange quest. Gradually, Alan gets attracted towards Anna, but will she forget her old love?

As:
Cast
Role:
Louis de Mozambique
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
John Hurt, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Bannen, Jeanne Moreau
51. Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
9
2
Swiss Family Robinson
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Edward Ludwig
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Thomas Mitchell, Tim Holt, Edna Best, Freddie Bartholomew
53. Sutjeska (1973)
9
2
Sutjeska
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Stipe Delic
Genres:
War
Star Cast:
Richard Burton, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Irene Papas, Milena Dravic
54. Man in the Shadow (1957)
9
3
Man in the Shadow
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Virgil Renchler
Director:
Jack Arnold
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Western, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Jeff Chandler, Barbara Lawrence, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander
55. Three Cases of Murder (1955)
10
3
Three Cases of Murder
10
3

Three Cases of Murder is a 1955 British horror film which is a trilogy of three different stories which involves mystery, murder as well as the supernatural.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Lord Mountdrago
Director:
George More O'Ferrall, Orson Welles, David Eady, Wendy Toye
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Horror, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Alan Badel, Elizabeth Sellars, John Gregson, Emrys Jones
56. Tepepa (1969)
8
2
Tepepa
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Cascorro
Director:
Giulio Petroni
Genres:
Western, Drama, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Tomas Milian, John Steiner, José Torres, Luciano Casamonica
57. No Exit (1962)
8
2
No Exit
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Orson Welles, Tad Danielewski
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Viveca Lindfors, Rita Gam, Morgan Sterne, Ben Piazza, Susana Mayo
58. Orson Welles' The Dreamers (1982)
8
2
Orson Welles' The Dreamers
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Marcus Kleek
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Oja Kodar
59. Black Magic (1949)
13
2
Black Magic
13
2

Gypsy-boy, Joseph Balsamo, vows to avenge his parents’ killings by king’s courtier. He becomes a charlatan and learns hypnotism from Dr. Mesmer. With the name Count Cagliostro, he gets involved in a plot to disgrace Marie Antoinette by using her look-alike, Lorenza, and avenges the King’s courtier. Though Lorenza doesn’t love him, he marries her; but finally, where does this take him? 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Joseph Balsamo aka Count Cagliostro
Director:
Orson Welles, Gregory Ratoff
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Akim Tamiroff, Valentina Cortese, Nancy Guild, Frank Latimore
60. Oedipus the King (1968)
8
2
Oedipus the King
G
8
2

Based on a Greek folk tale, this drama film tells the story of a noble youth who marries his own mother accidentally, and later kills his father as well. Eventually, his actions invoke the wrath of the Gods.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tiresias
Director:
Philip Saville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, Cyril Cusack, Lilli Palmer, Richard Johnson
61. Journey Into Fear (1942)
12
3
Journey Into Fear
12
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Norman Foster, Orson Welles
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Agnes Moorehead, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Everett Sloane, Ruth Warrick
62. The Roots of Heaven (1958)
9
2
The Roots of Heaven
9
2

The movie follows eco-conservationist and environmentalist, Morel, who will do anything to protect the African wildlife from extinction in French Equatorial Africa. He is helped by nightclub hostess, Minna, and a disgraced former British officer, Major Forsythe, who wants to redeem himself. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cy Sedgewick
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
63. The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
9
2
The Other Side of the Wind
R
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, John Huston, Natalie Wood, Norman Foster, Lilli Palmer
64. Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
9
3
Start the Revolution Without Me
PG
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Comedy, History
Star Cast:
Gene Wilder, Donald Sutherland, Billie Whitelaw, Hugh Griffith
65. The Black Rose (1950)
12
2
The Black Rose
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bayan
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Adventure, War, History, Romance
Star Cast:
Laurence Harvey, Peter Sellers, Jack Hawkins, Michael Rennie, Tyrone Power
66. The Double McGuffin (1979)
8
2
The Double McGuffin
PG
8
2

Four schoolchildren uncover a plot to assassinate a visiting dignitary from the Middle East. They inform the police, but they refuse to believe their story. Therefore, they try to save the dignitary’s life and put the bad guys in jail, all by themselves. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Joe Camp
Genres:
Family, Mystery
Star Cast:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Browning, George Kennedy, Elke Sommer
67. The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh (1984)
8
2
The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh
8
2

The Spirit of Charles Lindbergh is a short film which was made by Orson Welles. It was meant as a private video letter from Welles to his longtime friend Bill Cronshow, who was ill.

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short
69. Austerlitz (1960)
11
2
Austerlitz
11
2

Austerlitz is a 1960 historical war drama film, which tells the story of Napoleon’s coronation as emperor, and his victory in the Battle of Austerlitz, against Austrian and Russian forces. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Abel Gance
Genres:
Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, Claudia Cardinale, Leslie Caron, Vittorio De Sica, Pierre Mondy
70. The Deep (1970)
10
3
The Deep
10
3

John and Rae take their yacht for a cruise through the Indian Ocean, on the occasion of their honeymoon. They rescue a young man named Hughie, who claims to have escaped from another vessel after three of its crew members died due to food poisoning. John finds Hughie’s story unconvincing, and when Hughie is sleeping, he goes to inspect the sinking ship. He is surprised to find two passengers still alive.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Russ Brewer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Harvey, Jeanne Moreau, Oja Kodar, Michael Bryant
71. The Kremlin Letter (1970)
8
2
The Kremlin Letter
M
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Max von Sydow, John Huston, Dean Jagger, Richard Boone, Lila Kedrova
72. La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo (1965)
9
2
La fabuleuse aventure de Marco Polo
9
2

This biographical adventure film revolves around Marco Polo, who travels to China,  in order to help Kublai Khan fight against rebels. The rebels are, however, headed by his own son, and they are using a new invention, gunpowder.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Denys de La Patellière, Noël Howard, Raoul Lévy
Genres:
Biography, Adventure
Star Cast:
Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Grégoire Aslan, Horst Buchholz, Akim Tamiroff
74. La décade prodigieuse (1971)
8
2
La décade prodigieuse
PG
8
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:
Théo Van Horn - un multimillionnaire qui vit en despote dans sa maison
Director:
Claude Chabrol
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Perkins, Michel Piccoli, Marlène Jobert, Guido Alberti
75. Vienna (1968)
8
2
Vienna
8
2

Vienna is a short documentary film in which its director Orson Welles presents a tour of the city Vienna, and comments on its city and its people.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Senta Berger, Arte Johnson
76. Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat (1969)
8
2
Kampf um Rom II - Der Verrat
8
2

A Roman leader Cethegus attempts to start a war between two kingdoms. However, things don’t according to his plan.

As:
Cast
Role:
Justinian
Director:
Andrew Marton, Robert Siodmak, Sergiu Nicolaescu
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Harvey, Sylva Koscina, Harriet Andersson, Robert Hoffmann
78. Too Much Johnson (1938)
9
2
Too Much Johnson
9
2

Too Much Johnson is a silent comedy film, which tells the story of a man, who finds out that the woman he loves, is seeing another man. Therefore, he acts like a villain and starts to chase him down. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Judy Holliday, Joseph Cotten, Mary Wickes, Edgar Barrier, Virginia Nicolson
79. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow (1981)
10
2
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Robert Guenette
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Philip L. Clarke, Ray Laska, Bob Ruggiero, Roy Edmonds
80. Napoléon (1955)
9
2
Napoléon
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sacha Guitry
Genres:
Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur, Gianna Maria Canale
81. Kampf um Rom I (1968)
8
2
Kampf um Rom I
8
2

Cethergus, who is leader of the Roman nobility, travels to Bizantium, hoping to raise an army to attack the Goths.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Emperor Justinian
Director:
Andrew Marton, Robert Siodmak, Sergiu Nicolaescu
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Harvey, Honor Blackman, Sylva Koscina, Harriet Andersson
82. La Fayette (1962)
8
4
La Fayette
8
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Jean Dréville
Genres:
War, Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Wolfgang Preiss, Jack Hawkins, Pascale Audret, Michel Le Royer
83. Les seigneurs de la forêt (1958)
8
2
Les seigneurs de la forêt
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Heinz Sielmann, Henry Brandt
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Georges Aminel, Jean Desailly, Bert Brauns, Jørn Jeppesen
84. Hot Money (1983)
8
2
Hot Money
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Paisley
Director:
George McCowan, Zale Magder
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Michael Murphy, Ann Lange, Daniel Buccos, Lu M. Dishart
85. Follow the Boys (1944)
8
2
Follow the Boys
8
2

A Hollywood actor, who is a former vaudeville performer, tries to enlist in the army after the Second World War breaks out, but is refused due to his knee. He eventually finds himself organizing the Hollywood Victory Committee, an association of motion picture, theatrical and radio personalities, dedicated to help the efforts of the war. 

As:
Cast
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical, War
Star Cast:
W. C. Fields, Dinah Shore, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Butterworth, George Raft, Vera Zorina
86. Trent's Last Case (1952)
8
2
Trent's Last Case
8
2

Reporter Philip Trent is assigned to investigate the death of wealthy financier Sigsbee Manderson. Though Inspector Murch and the coroner conclude it to be a suicide, Trent suspects that Manderson was murdered. He has a hunch that Manderson’s widow Margaret and his secretary Marlowe are hiding something. Trent falls in love with Margaret, but focuses on the case to unravel surprising truths. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sigsbee Manderson
Director:
Herbert Wilcox
Genres:
Mystery
Star Cast:
Kenneth Williams, Michael Wilding, Margaret Lockwood, John McCallum, Miles Malleson
87. Treasure Island (1972)
8
2
Treasure Island
G
8
2

Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1883 novel inspires yet another movie about a courageous young boy Jim Hawkins who comes across a map of pirate Flint's buried treasure. Along with Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Captain Smollett, Jim sets out to get the treasure and defeat the ruthless pirates.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Long John Silver
Director:
John Hough, Andrea Bianchi, Antonio Margheriti
Genres:
Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Lionel Stander, Walter Slezak, Kim Burfield, Ángel del Pozo
88. 12 + 1 (1969)
8
2
12 + 1
R
8
2

Italian-American barber, Mario Beretti, reaches England to collect the inheritance left by his aunt. Disappointed to find just few antique chairs, he sells them only to realize that one of them contained a fortune. As he tries to get those chairs back, antique-dealer Pat joins him in this quest. They travel around Europe, encounter some interesting characters….but do they get the chair?

As:
Cast
Role:
Maurice Markau
Director:
Nicolas Gessner, Luciano Lucignani
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Sharon Tate, Vittorio Gassman, Vittorio De Sica, Terry-Thomas
89. Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab (1974)
7
1
Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Collinson
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Charles Aznavour, Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Stéphane Audran
90. The Greenstone (1980)
7
1
The Greenstone
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Kevin Irvine
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Short, Family
Star Cast:
John Riley, Joseph Cory, Nancy Pascoe, Candace Coster
91. House of Cards (1968)
7
1
House of Cards
G
7
1

Retired boxer Reno Davis, presently in France, meets Anne de Villemont, affluent widow of French general, who appoints him as tutor for her son Paul. Growing closer to Anne, Reno discovers that her late husband was part of a fascist group conspiring to take over Europe. As Reno and Anne are hunted down, they try to protect Paul while dodging their chasers. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Leschenhaut
Director:
John Guillermin
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
George Peppard, Inger Stevens, Keith Michell, Perrette Pradier
92. The Hearts of Age (1934)
7
1
The Hearts of Age
7
1

An early film made by Orson Welles, the movie is a short clip that explores dark themes, such as abandonment and death. The film is believed to be an imitation of the early surrealist films of Luis Buñuel and Jean Cocteau. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Death
Director:
Orson Welles, William Vance
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Virginia Nicolson, William Vance, Edgerton Paul
93. Ferry to Hong Kong (1959)
7
1
Ferry to Hong Kong
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Hart
Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Curd Jürgens, Noel Purcell, Sylvia Syms, Jeremy Spenser
94. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972)
7
1
Get to Know Your Rabbit
R
7
1

Tired of his corporate job, business executive Donald Beeman spontaneously decides to leave his work, take training from master magician Mr. Delasandro, and turn tap-dancing magician. Beeman’s boss Mr. Turnbull follows him to clubs to get him back, and then with Beeman’s help launches ‘Tap-Dancing Magicians’ course for pressured executives, which gains wide popularity bringing Beeman back to where he started from. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Katharine Ross, John Astin, Allen Garfield, Tom Smothers
95. The Southern Star (1969)
7
1
The Southern Star
PG
7
1

In 1912, a fortune hunter named Dan Rockland, comes to West Africa pretending to be a geologist. However, he is actually hired by Kramer, a diamond tycoon. Things get messy when a huge diamond is found, and everyone wants to steal it. 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Plankett
Director:
Orson Welles, Sidney Hayers
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ursula Andress, George Segal, Ian Hendry, Johnny Sekka
96. Trouble in the Glen (1954)
7
1
Trouble in the Glen
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sanin Cejador y Mengues
Director:
Herbert Wilcox
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Victor McLaglen, Forrest Tucker, Margaret Lockwood, John McCallum
97. A Safe Place (1971)
7
1
A Safe Place
PG
7
1

A fragile young woman Noah, who lives alone in a New York apartment, prefers to lose herself in the past and looks for a ‘safe place.’ She treasures three supposedly magical objects given to her by a magician during her childhood. Though involved with two men, one of whom is practical while the other is vivacious; she is far from feeling content. 

As:
Cast
Role:
The Magician
Director:
Henry Jaglom
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Nicholson, Tuesday Weld, Phil Proctor, Gwen Welles
99. Casino Royale (1967)
9
1
Casino Royale
TV-14
9
1

In this spy spoof, a retired James Bond is persuaded to rejoin the secret service to counter shadowy organization SMERSH, allegedly responsible for murdering secret agents. Sir James devises a plan to assemble a group of agents, all named James Bond 007, to confuse SMERSH. Each new Bond is assigned a specific role. Now Sir James must nab the brain behind SMERSH.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Le Chiffre
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
100. I tartari (1961)
6
1
I tartari
6
1

A war breaks out between the Tartars and the Vikings in the harsh landscape of the Russian Steppe, after Oleg, the Viking leader kills the Tartar leader and kidnaps his daughter. The dead man's brother retaliates by holding Oleg’s wife Helga as hostage.

As:
Cast
Role:
Burundai
Director:
Richard Thorpe, Ferdinando Baldi
Genres:
Drama, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Arnoldo Foà, Liana Orfei, Luciano Marin
101. David e Golia (1960)
7
1
David e Golia
7
1

This Italian drama film tells the story of David, a young shepherd, who sets out on a quest to defeat an evil tyrant who is accompanied by a fearsome giant Goliath.  

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
King Saul
Director:
Orson Welles, Ferdinando Baldi, Richard Pottier
Genres:
History, Family, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Ivica Pajer, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Massimo Serato, Giulia Rubini
102. Il grande attacco (1978)
6
1
Il grande attacco
PG
6
1

This war drama film takes us to the time of the Second World War. The film revolves around two families, one German and one American. Sons and fathers of both families are fighting in the war, and the film portrays how it affects their lives. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Umberto Lenzi
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, John Huston, Stacy Keach, Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar
103. Butterfly (1982)
6
1
Butterfly
R
6
1

When a pregnant Kady Tyler returns home to her estranged father figure Jess Tyler, who is the caretaker of an unused silver mine, she plans to steal silver from the mine. She begins an incestuous relationship with Jess but things get complicated when her past catches up and true identities are revealed. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Rauch
Director:
Matt Cimber
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
James Franciscus, Stacy Keach, Lois Nettleton, Edward Albert, Pia Zadora
104. Necromancy (1972)
6
2
Necromancy
PG
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Cato
Director:
Bert I. Gordon
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Michael Ontkean, Harvey Jason, Pamela Franklin, Lee Purcell
105. Slapstick (Of Another Kind) (1982)
3
2
Slapstick (Of Another Kind)
PG
3
2

Wealthy, beautiful couple, Caleb and Lutetia Swain, gives birth to deformed ugly twins, Wilbur and Eliza, who actually are an alien brother-sister team sent to solve our planet’s problems. The twins, when their heads are together, are invincible super-intelligent force capable of dealing with any problem. As their circumstances try to keep them apart, will the two continue to help the earth?   

As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Paul
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, Marty Feldman, John Abbott, Madeline Kahn, Jim Backus, Jerry Lewis
106. Treasure Island (1965)
15
7
Treasure Island
15
7
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Long John Silver
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Tony Beckley, Keith Baxter, McIntosh Fergusin
107. Moby Dick (2000)
10
3
Moby Dick
10
3
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Captain Ahab / Starbuck / Ishmael
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, Short
108. The Way to Santiago (1998)
9
3
The Way to Santiago
9
3
As:
Writer
Director:
Jack Swanstrom
Genres:
Short, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
John Billingsley, David Acosta, Aka, Michael Vincent Allen, Carlos Alvarado
109. It's All True (1993)
9
2
It's All True
G
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Norman Foster, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson, Myron Meisel, Bill Krohn
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima, Manuel 'Preto' Pereira da Silva, Jose Sobrinho
110. F for favor (2008)
8
2
F for favor
8
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short
111. High Journey (1959)
8
2
High Journey
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Peter Baylis
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Per Buckhøj
112. Don Quijote de Orson Welles (1992)
8
1
Don Quijote de Orson Welles
8
1
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Akim Tamiroff, Francisco Reiguera, Pepe Mediavilla, Juan Carlos Ordóñez, Constantino Romero
113. Someone to Love (1987)
7
1
Someone to Love
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Jaglom
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Andrea Marcovicci, Henry Jaglom, Sally Kellerman, Michael Emil
114. The Big Brass Ring (1999)
6
1
The Big Brass Ring
R
6
1
As:
Writer
Director:
George Hickenlooper
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Miranda Richardson, Nigel Hawthorne, William Hurt, Irène Jacob, Gregg Henry
115. Citizen Vader (2014)
7
1
Citizen Vader
7
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Aidan Duffy
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Aidan Duffy
116. The Big Brass Ring (1997)
6
1
The Big Brass Ring
6
1
As:
Writer
Director:
George Hickenlooper
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Malcolm McDowell, George Hickenlooper, Ivana Milicevic, Peter Heilrath, Jay Kanzler
117. The Hitchhiker (2007)
4
1
The Hitchhiker
4
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Leigh Scott
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jeff Denton, Sarah Lieving, Shaley Scott, Sarah Hall, Jessica Bork

TV Movie(s)

1. Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina (1958)
11
2
Orson Welles at Large: Portrait of Gina
11
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Gina Lollobrigida, Vittorio De Sica, Paola Mori, Anna Gruber
3. NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look (1976)
10
2
NBC: The First Fifty Years - A Closer Look
10
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / Narrator
Director:
Greg Garrison
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Milton Berle, Jack Albertson, Johnny Carson
4. The Merchant of Venice (1969)
10
3
The Merchant of Venice
10
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Shylock
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Charles Gray, Jonathan Lynn, Oja Kodar, Irina Maleeva
5. The Fountain of Youth (1958)
10
2
The Fountain of Youth
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Nancy Kulp, Marjorie Bennett, Madge Blake, Billy House
6. Moby Dick Rehearsed (1955)
10
2
Moby Dick Rehearsed
10
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Kenneth Williams, Gordon Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Wensley Pithey
7. Wagner e Venezia (1982)
9
2
Wagner e Venezia
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Wagner
Director:
Petr Ruttner
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Marla Frumkin
9. Histoire immortelle (1968)
9
2
Histoire immortelle
9
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Mr. Charles Clay
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Fernando Rey, Jeanne Moreau, Roger Coggio, Norman Eshley
10. The Orson Welles Show (1979)
9
2
The Orson Welles Show
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Orson Welles, Stanley Sheff
Genres:
Talk-Show
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, Burt Reynolds, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jim Henson
11. Orson Welles and People (1956)
8
2
Orson Welles and People
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself - Narrator
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Talk-Show
12. Upon This Rock (1970)
8
2
Upon This Rock
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michelangelo
Director:
Harry Rasky
Star Cast:
Dirk Bogarde, Ralph Richardson, Edith Evans
14. An Arabian Night (1960)
10
2
An Arabian Night
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Storyteller
Director:
Mark Lawton
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Loggia, Henry Kendall, Stanley Holloway, Martin Benson
15. Orson Welles' Magic Show (1985)
8
2
Orson Welles' Magic Show
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, Allen Bracken, Gary Graver, Roger Hill

Animation(s)

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975)
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator / Nag / Chuchundra
Director:
Chuck Jones
Genres:
Thriller, Short, Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
June Foray, Les Tremayne, Michael LeClair, Shepard Menken
Gurikku no bouken (1984)
Gurikku no bouken
As:
Cast
Role:
Pippo
Director:
Hideo Nishimaki
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Star Cast:
Jim Backus, Peter Fernandez, Corinne Orr, Lionel Wilson
Freedom River (1971)
Freedom River
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Sam Weiss
Genres:
Short, Animation
The Transformers: The Movie (1986)
The Transformers: The Movie
PG
Plot:

After a shattering attack on Autobot City that results in death of Optimus Prime, the Autobots valiantly try to fight off the Deceptrons and Galvatron, a regenerated form of Deceptron leader, Megatron. But both Autobots and Deceptrons are at a risk as Unicron, a gigantic planet-devouring transformer, is heading towards Cybertron. Only Autobot’s Matrix of Leadership has the power to stop Unicron.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Nelson Shin
Genres:
Action, Family, Sci-Fi, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
Eric Idle, Scatman Crothers, Leonard Nimoy, Judd Nelson, Gregg Berger, Michael Bell, Arthur Burghardt
Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1977)
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Larry Jordan
Genres:
Short, Animation
Is It Always Right to Be Right? (1970)
Is It Always Right to Be Right?
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Lee Mishkin
Genres:
Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Diana Hale

TV Shows and Videos

Orson Welles' Sketch Book (1955)
Orson Welles' Sketch Book
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Orson Welles, Huw Wheldon
Genres:
Biography, Talk-Show
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis (1979)
The New Media Bible: Book of Genesis
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Chaim Topol, Eiran Baniel, Rolf Brin, Dina Doron, Yehuda Efroni
A Woman Called Moses (1978)
A Woman Called Moses
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Cicely Tyson, John Getz, Jason Bernard, Judyann Elder
Around the World with Orson Welles (1955)
Around the World with Orson Welles
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Documentary
Nella terra di Don Chisciotte (1964)
Nella terra di Don Chisciotte
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Orson Welles
Genres:
Documentary
Tempo (1961)
Tempo
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Jim Goddard, Orson Welles, Mike Hodges, Helen Standage, Pamela Lonsdale
Star Cast:
Franco Zeffirelli, David Mahlowe, Alan Dell, Antony Hopkins, Derek Hart
Tales of the Klondike (1981)
Tales of the Klondike
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Peter Pearson, David Cobham, Claude Fournier, Janine Manatis, Peter Rowe
Genres:
Adventure, Drama

Orson Welles Awards

Academy Awards
Citizen Kane Best Writing, Original Screenplay 1942
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Recording 1979
Winner Best Spoken Word Recording 1977
Winner Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording 1982