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List of John Osborne Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Get Carter (1971)
16
5
Get Carter
R
16
5

Ruthless London gangster Jack Carter, who suspects that his brother’s death was not an accident, goes to his hometown, Newcastle, for the funeral. While investigating the Newcastle’s underworld, he receives a warning from local boss Kinnear to return to London, which makes him more resolute. As a porno film provides him with the required evidence, Carter sets out to take revenge, triggering a trail of violence. 

Role:
Cyril Kinnear
Starring:
Michael Caine, Britt Ekland, Ian Hendry, Tony Beckley
Directed By:
Mike Hodges
2. First Love (1970)
6
3
First Love
R
6
3

A 16-year old young boy Alexander falls for a 21-year old woman Sinaida. However, she doesn’t show much affection towards him. Alexander soon learns that she has fallen for his father.  

Starring:
Maximilian Schell, Valentina Cortese, Marius Goring, John Moulder-Brown
Directed By:
3. Flash Gordon (1980)
18
10
Flash Gordon
PG
18
10

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. 

Directed By:
Mike Hodges
4. Tomorrow Never Comes (1978)
4
4
Tomorrow Never Comes
PG
4
4

After returning from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Jamie is now working at a resort hotel, where the owner seems to have bought her affection, in exchange for various gifts.  As tensions rise, he holds her hostage. However, as the police negotiations try to talk him into giving himself up, Frank feels being pushed further and further into a corner. 

Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Raymond Burr, Oliver Reed, John Ireland
Directed By:
Peter Collinson
5. A Better Class of Person (1985)
7
3
A Better Class of Person
7
3
Starring:
Eileen Atkins, Spencer Banks, Daniel Beales, Gary Capelin
Directed By:
Frank Cvitanovich

Narrator/Dubbing

A Better Class of Person (1985)
11
4
A Better Class of Person
11
4
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Eileen Atkins, Spencer Banks, Daniel Beales, Gary Capelin
Directed By:
Frank Cvitanovich

TV Shows

Au théâtre ce soir
11
3
Au théâtre ce soir
11
3
Starring:
Nathalie Baye, Danielle Darrieux, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Emmanuelle Riva, Claude Jade
Estudio 1
10
3
Estudio 1
10
3
Starring:
José Bódalo, Ana María Vidal, Fernando Delgado, Luisa Sala, José María Escuer
Play for Today
22
7
Play for Today
22
7
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Billy Connolly, Tim Curry, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen
ITV Play of the Week
10
3
ITV Play of the Week
10
3
Starring:
Richard Harris, John Hurt, Vivien Leigh, Mel Ferrer, Louis Jourdan, Anthony Quinn, James Mason
Directed By:
Thirty-Minute Theatre
9
3
Thirty-Minute Theatre
9
3
Starring:
Phil Collins, Peter Edward Cook, Marianne Faithfull, Jack Wild, Shelley Winters, Jeremy Lloyd, Bob Monkhouse
BBC Play of the Month
13
5
BBC Play of the Month
13
5
Starring:
Vincent Price, Jeremy Irons, Joss Ackland, Pam Ferris, Rod Steiger, Tom Conti, Christopher Plummer
Directed By:
Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, John Gorrie, Waris Hussein, Alan Cooke
ITV Playhouse
9
3
ITV Playhouse
9
3
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Miriam Margolyes, Maggie Smith, Ian Holm, Ian McDiarmid, Chris Langham, Lorne Greene
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School
8
3
Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School
8
3
Starring:
Michael Crawford, Gerald Campion, Jack Melford, Julian Yardley, Kynaston Reeves
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
9
4
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
9
4
Starring:
Richard Beckinsale, Connie Booth, Glenda Jackson, George C. Scott, Ian McShane, Alan Bennett, Richard Chamberlain
Directed By:
Performance
8
4
Performance
8
4
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Les Dawson, Miranda Richardson, Bob Hoskins, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, John Malkovich
Directed By:

John Osborne Awards

Academy Awards
Tom Jones Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium 1964
BAFTA Awards
Tom Jones Best British Screenplay 1964