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List of Harold Pinter Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Servant (1963)
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The Servant
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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.

Starring:
Dirk Bogarde, Catherine Lacey, Sarah Miles, James Fox
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
2. The Go-Between (1971)
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2
The Go-Between
PG
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2
Starring:
Julie Christie, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Leighton, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay
4. The Caretaker (1963)
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2
The Caretaker
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2

Based on the play of the same name by Harold Pinter, this British drama film tells the story of a naive and lonely man named Aston, who allows a homeless old man to live with him, out of sympathy for the latter. However, Aston’s brother Mick starts tormenting the old man. 

Role:
Man (uncredited)
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates, Robert Shaw
Directed By:
Clive Donner
5. Betrayal (1983)
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2
Betrayal
R
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2
Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Avril Elgar, Ray Marioni
Directed By:
David Hugh Jones
6. Butley (1974)
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Butley
R
10
2

Ben Butley is a professor of literature at the University of London. On a disastrous day, the alcoholic and cynical professor’s life comes crumbling down around him as his estranged wife Anne decides to divorce him while his long time affair with Joey gets over. Moreover, his career also takes a downward plunge. Will his brilliant wit see him through the crisis?

Starring:
Jessica Tandy, Alan Bates, Michael Byrne, Susan Engel, Georgina Hale
Directed By:
Harold Pinter
7. The Homecoming (1973)
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The Homecoming
PG
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2

Teddy, a professor of philosophy living in California, returns after nine years to his family in North London and introduces his wife Ruth to his father, uncle and two brothers. Though Teddy, now used to a different lifestyle, is not very comfortable with his family; surprisingly, enigmatic Ruth doesn’t have any trouble getting along with the all-men family and their psychological games.   

Starring:
Ian Holm, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers, Michael Jayston, Terence Rigby
Directed By:
Peter Hall
8. Accident (1967)
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2
Accident
10
2
Starring:
Michael York, Dirk Bogarde, Stanley Baker, Jacqueline Sassard
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
9. The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970)
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3
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
R
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3

The satirical film follows Michael Rimmer who joins an insignificant British ad agency where he manipulates his way to a place of authority and taking the company to the top position, he becomes a polling specialist. He enters politics to become MP, and acquires wealth and attractive wife. Ruthlessly, he climbs the ladder of success to procure total power of the country.

Starring:
Peter Edward Cook, John Cleese, Ronnie Corbett, Graham Chapman, Denholm Elliott, Arthur Lowe, James Cossins
Directed By:
Kevin Billington
10. The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
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The French Lieutenant's Woman
R
11
2

The French Lieutenant’s Woman is a romantic drama film which revolves around two romantic affairs; one in the Victorian period, between Charles and Sarah, and the other in the modern day between actors Mike and Anna.      

Starring:
Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Hilton McRae, Emily Morgan, Charlotte Mitchell
Directed By:
Karel Reisz
11. The Birthday Party (1968)
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2
The Birthday Party
G
11
2
Starring:
Moultrie Kelsall, Sydney Tafler, Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Dandy Nichols
Directed By:
William Friedkin
12. Mansfield Park (1999)
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2
Mansfield Park
PG-13
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2

As her parents do not have enough money to support all their children, Fanny is sent to live with her wealthy uncle and aunt at a young age. She soon develops feelings for her uncle’s son, Edmund, and after a few years, though her uncle tries to match her with a neighbor, she refuses.

Starring:
Lindsay Duncan, James Purefoy, Hannah Taylor Gordon, Justine Waddell
Directed By:
Patricia Rozema
13. The Quiller Memorandum (1966)
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2
The Quiller Memorandum
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2
Starring:
Max von Sydow, Alec Guinness, George Segal, Senta Berger, George Sanders
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
14. The Last Tycoon (1976)
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The Last Tycoon
PG
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2

Based on an unfinished novel of the same name by F Scott Fitzgerald, this drama film tells the story of a movie producer, who works tirelessly in a time of turmoil. However, problems arise because he neglects and disrespects the other studio executives, and they feel like they would be better off without him.

Starring:
John Carradine, Ray Milland, Tony Curtis, Jeanne Moreau, Robert De Niro, Robert Mitchum, Jack Nicholson
Directed By:
15. Sleuth (2007)
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2
Sleuth
R
9
2

An aging writer comes to know that his wife is having an affair. Therefore, he comes up with a cunning plan to teach her lover a lesson.

Role:
Man on T.V.
Starring:
Michael Caine, Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Carmel O'Sullivan
Directed By:
16. The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
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2
The Comfort of Strangers
R
9
2
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Christopher Walken, Rupert Everett, Natasha Richardson, Manfredi Aliquo
Directed By:
Paul Schrader
17. The Tailor of Panama (2001)
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2
The Tailor of Panama
R
9
2

The Tailor of Panama is a comedy drama thriller film which tells the story of a tailor living in Panama, who is hired by the British intelligence for espionage activities.

Starring:
Daniel Radcliffe, Pierce Brosnan, Brendan Gleeson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Geoffrey Rush, Leonor Varela
Directed By:
John Boorman
18. The Trial (1993)
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2
The Trial
PG-13
9
2
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Kyle MacLachlan, Alfred Molina, Jason Robards, Jean Stapleton, Juliet Stevenson, Polly Walker
Directed By:
David Hugh Jones
19. The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
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3
The Handmaid's Tale
R
8
3

The Handmaid’s Tale is a romantic drama thriller film which takes us to a dystopian future where women are not allowed to bear children. As for those who can, they are forced to live in a form of slavery to provide children for the elite and the wealthy. The film revolves around such a woman named Kate, who is assigned as a handmaid to the commander.

Starring:
Elizabeth McGovern, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson
Directed By:
Volker Schlöndorff
20. Modesty Blaise (1966)
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2
Modesty Blaise
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2
Starring:
Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews, Terence Stamp, Monica Vitti, Clive Revill
Directed By:
Joseph Losey
21. National Theatre Live: No Man's Land (2016)
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2
National Theatre Live: No Man's Land
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2
Starring:
Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Damien Molony, Owen Teale
Directed By:
Sean Mathias
22. Victoria Station (2003)
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2
Victoria Station
11
2
Starring:
Rufus Sewell, Robert Glenister
Directed By:
Douglas Hodge
23. Turtle Diary (1985)
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2
Turtle Diary
PG
9
2
Starring:
Peter Capaldi, Glenda Jackson, Ben Kingsley, Nigel Hawthorne, Richard Johnson
Directed By:
John Irvin
24. Reunion (1989)
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2
Reunion
PG-13
10
2
Starring:
Jason Robards, Françoise Fabian, Maureen Kerwin, Christien Anholt, Samuel West
Directed By:
Jerry Schatzberg
25. Catastrophe (2000)
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2
Catastrophe
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2
Role:
The Director
Starring:
John Gielgud, Rebecca Pidgeon
Directed By:
David Mamet
26. Mojo (1997)
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2
Mojo
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2
Starring:
Andy Serkis, Alexander Armstrong, Ian Hart, Aidan Gillen
Directed By:
Jez Butterworth

TV Movie(s)

1. Abendkurs (1966)
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Abendkurs
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3
Starring:
Karin Hübner, Martin Hirthe, Rose Renée Roth, Peer Schmidt, Klaus Miedel
Directed By:
Rainer Wolffhardt
2. No Man's Land (1978)
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3
No Man's Land
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3
Starring:
John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Michael Kitchen, Terence Rigby
Directed By:
Julian Aymes
3. The Lover (1963)
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2
The Lover
12
2
Starring:
Alan Badel, Vivien Merchant, Michael Forrest
Directed By:
Joan Kemp-Welch
4. Wit (2001)
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Wit
PG-13
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2
Starring:
Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins, Audra McDonald
Directed By:
Mike Nichols
5. Teekutsut (1965)
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2
Teekutsut
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2
Starring:
Lasse Pöysti, Toivo Mäkelä, Marita Nordberg, Birgitta Ulfsson, Ossi Hyvönen
Directed By:
Seppo Wallin
6. Rogue Male (1976)
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2
Rogue Male
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2
Role:
Saul Abrahams
Starring:
Peter O'Toole, Alastair Sim, John Standing, Michael Byrne
Directed By:
Clive Donner
7. Viceværten (1971)
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2
Viceværten
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2
Starring:
Paul Hagen, Baard Owe, Bent Mejding
Directed By:
Palle Wolfsberg
8. The Birthday Party (1961)
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2
The Birthday Party
12
2
Starring:
Paul Esser, Paul Albert Krumm, Hugo Schrader, Helmut Hildebrand, Maria Krasna
Directed By:
Wolfgang Spier
9. Against the War (1999)
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2
Against the War
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2
Role:
Presenter / Himself
Directed By:
Stuart Urban
10. National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage (2013)
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2
National Theatre Live: 50 Years on Stage
12
2
Starring:
James Corden, Alan Bennett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Roger Allam, Jonathan Bailey, Simon Russell Beale
11. Working with Pinter (2007)
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2
Working with Pinter
12
2
Starring:
Fintan McKeown, Stephen Greif, Sarah Hadland, Patrick Brennan, Harry Burton
Directed By:
Harry Burton
12. The Caretaker (2004)
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2
The Caretaker
11
2
Starring:
Ingvar Hirdwall, Peter Andersson, Johan Rabaeus
Directed By:
Thommy Berggren
13. Der Hausmeister (1973)
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2
Der Hausmeister
10
2
Starring:
Heinz Rühmann, Gerd Baltus, Michael Schwarzmaier
Directed By:
August Everding
14. Krapp's Last Tape (2007)
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2
Krapp's Last Tape
10
2
Role:
Krapp
Directed By:
Ian Rickson
15. The Dumb Waiter (1999)
10
2
The Dumb Waiter
10
2
Starring:
Boris Komnenic, Dragan Petrovic-Pele
Directed By:
Slobodan Z. Jovanovic
16. Breaking the Code (1996)
10
2
Breaking the Code
10
2
Starring:
Derek Jacobi, Prunella Scales, Alun Armstrong, Blake Ritson
Directed By:
Herbert Wise
17. Celebration (2007)
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2
Celebration
9
2
Starring:
Colin Firth, James Bolam, James Fox, Michael Gambon, Janie Dee
Directed By:
John Crowley
18. The Heat of the Day (1989)
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2
The Heat of the Day
9
2
Starring:
Michael York, Ralph Michael, Patricia Hodge, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton
Directed By:
Christopher Morahan
19. Basements (1987)
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1
Basements
7
1
Starring:
Linda Hunt, Tom Conti, John Travolta, Donald Pleasence, Julian Sands, Annie Lennox
Directed By:
Robert Altman

Animation(s)

NBC Experiment in Television (1967)
NBC Experiment in Television
Starring:
Rodney Dangerfield, Nanette Fabray, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence, David Warner, Edward Binns
Directed By:
Ernest Pintoff, Victor Vicas, Guy Fraumeni, Federico Fellini

TV Shows and Videos

Playdate (1961)
Playdate
Starring:
Christopher Plummer, Jackie Mason, Gerard Parkes, Michael Learned, Jack Creley
Arena (1975)
Arena
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Colin Firth, David Lynch, Alan Rickman, Dawn French, Michael Sheen, Indira Varma
Directed By:
Anthony Wall, Nigel Finch, Adam Low, Nigel Williams, David Thompson
ITV Television Playhouse (1955)
ITV Television Playhouse
Starring:
Richard Harris, Sean Connery, Peter Sellers, Laurence Harvey, Rod Taylor, David McCallum, Richard Todd
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, David Boisseau, Tania Lieven, Lionel Harris, Joan Kemp-Welch
Armchair Theatre (1956)
Armchair Theatre
Starring:
Richard Beckinsale, Ronnie Barker, Michael Crawford, Jane Birkin, Jack Wild, Britt Ekland, Judi Dench
Directed By:
Philip Saville, Charles Jarrott, Guy Verney, Ted Kotcheff, Dennis Vance
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Starring:
Kenneth Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Audrey Hepburn, Luise Rainer, Richard Burton, Trevor Howard, Jeremy Brett
Directed By:
Rudolph Cartier, Harold Clayton, Julian Amyes, Stephen Harrison, Wallace Douglas
Camera Three (1955)
Camera Three
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider, Corin Redgrave, Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Peter Falk
Directed By:
Nick Havinga, John J. Desmond, Merrill Brockway, John Musilli, Ivan Cury
Theatre 625 (1964)
Theatre 625
Starring:
Donald Sutherland, Miriam Margolyes, Joss Ackland, Corin Redgrave, Ronnie Barker, Richard Todd, Patrick Stewart
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Stuart Burge, Alvin Rakoff, Christopher Morahan, Bill Hays
Great Performances (1971)
Great Performances
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Kathy Bates, Ed Asner, Jennifer Garner, Charles Grodin, Frank Oz, Amy Irving
Directed By:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
ITV Play of the Week (1955)
ITV Play of the Week
Starring:
John Hurt, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Lois Maxwell, Louis Jourdan, Leslie Caron, Ian McShane
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, John Llewellyn Moxey, Tania Lieven, David Boisseau, Joan Kemp-Welch
Estudio 1 (1965)
Estudio 1
Starring:
José Bódalo, Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, Luisa Sala, José María Escuer
BBC2 Play of the Week (1977)
BBC2 Play of the Week
Starring:
Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Pryce, John Rhys-Davies, Jeremy Irons, Judi Dench, Alan Bennett, Patrick Stewart
Directed By:
Don Taylor, Alan Cooke, Stephen Frears, Leonard Lewis, David Hugh Jones
The Wednesday Play (1964)
The Wednesday Play
Starring:
Joanna Lumley, Barry Humphries, Marty Feldman, Ken Loach, Brian Blessed, Glenda Jackson, Jack Wild
Directed By:
Alan Cooke, Alan Clarke, Moira Armstrong, Don Taylor, Christopher Morahan
The Dick Emery Show (1963)
The Dick Emery Show
Starring:
Richard Todd, Dick Emery
Directed By:
Harold Snoad, Mike Crisp, Colin Charman, Bill Ersser
Theatre Night (1985)
Theatre Night
Starring:
Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Miranda Richardson, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson
Directed By:
Michael Darlow, Michael Simpson, Barry Davis, Nicholas Kent, Kenneth Ives
Summer Season (1985)
Summer Season
Starring:
Gary Oldman, Ian McDiarmid, Alan Rickman, Tim Roth, Tim Wylton, Marion Bailey, Charles Dale
Directed By:
Nicholas Renton, Kenneth Ives, Tom Kinninmont, Mike Vardy
Performance (1992)
Performance
Starring:
Pam Ferris, Hugh Grant, Bob Hoskins, John Malkovich, Charles Durning, Emily Watson, Corin Redgrave
Directed By:
Simon Curtis, David Thacker, Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter Awards

BAFTA Awards
The Go-Between Best Screenplay 1972
The Pumpkin Eater Best British Screenplay 1965