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List of Paul Scofield Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

2. The Train (1964)
17
5
The Train
17
5

The Train is a war thriller film which takes us to the time of the Second World War. It revolves around Paul Labiche, a member of the French resistance, who tries to stop Franz Waldheim, a German Colonel, from moving stolen art pieces to Germany by train.

Role:
Colonel Franz Von Waldheim
Starring:
Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon, Michel Simon
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn
3. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
26
8
A Man for All Seasons
G
26
8

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.

Role:
Thomas More
Starring:
Directed By:
Fred Zinnemann
4. Quiz Show (1994)
43
14
Quiz Show
PG-13
43
14

Based on 1950s’ scandal about rigged TV quiz show ’21,’ the film follows Congressional investigator Richard Goodwin as he probes the scam. The former champion Herbert Stempel claimed that the show was fraud when the network’s new contestant, member of renowned literary family, Charles Van Doren became a national celebrity with his consistent wins on ’21.’ But Goodwin uncovered the network’s deception. 

Role:
Mark Van Doren
Directed By:
5. Henry V (1989)
23
8
Henry V
PG-13
23
8

The historical drama based on Shakespeare’s play about the British monarch features young Henry who sets out in 1415 to conquer France. But Henry falters with self-doubt, and the sinking morale of his troops doesn’t help either. However, a resolute Henry emboldens his army with impassioned words and leads them into the battle of Agincourt, conquering France and winning Princess Katherine as his Queen. 

Directed By:
6. Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)
8
3
Carve Her Name with Pride
8
3
Role:
Tony Fraser
Starring:
Michael Caine, Maurice Ronet, Jack Warner, Virginia McKenna
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
7. Nijinsky: Unfinished Project (1970)
7
3
Nijinsky: Unfinished Project
7
3
Role:
Sergei Diaghilev
Starring:
Rudolf Nureyev, Claude Jade
Directed By:
8. The Crucible (1996)
24
11
The Crucible
PG-13
24
11

The Crucible is a historical drama film, which tells the story of John Proctor, a married man, who decides to break off his affair with his young lover, Abigail Williams. She leads other local girls in an occult rite to wish death upon Elizabeth, Proctor’s wife, but when the ritual is discovered, the girls try to frame Elizabeth for witchcraft. 

Role:
Judge Thomas Danforth
Starring:
Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis, Joan Allen, Bruce Davison
Directed By:
Nicholas Hytner
9. Hamlet (1990)
16
8
Hamlet
PG
16
8

Based on the Shakespearean tragedy, it follows Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, who returns home after his father King Hamlet’s death. He finds that his mother, Gertrude, has married his uncle Claudius, the new king. When King’s ghost appears and reveals that he was murdered by Claudius, Prince seethes to take revenge, but is also aware of the tragedy it may ensue.

Role:
The Ghost
Directed By:
10. A Delicate Balance (1973)
6
3
A Delicate Balance
PG
6
3

An uneasy yet peaceful relationship is preserved by the well-to-do couple Agnes and Tobias as they share house with Agnes’s alcoholic sister Claire. Then their 36-year-old daughter Julia returns home after her 4th divorce, and their friends Harry and Edna turn up unexpectedly with an intention to stay on. The presence of new arrivals prompts each one to discover their inner selves. 

Role:
Tobias
Starring:
Lee Remick, Katharine Hepburn, Joseph Cotten, Kate Reid
Directed By:
11. Scorpio (1973)
8
4
Scorpio
PG
8
4
Role:
Zharkov
Starring:
Alain Delon, Burt Lancaster, Gayle Hunnicutt, John Colicos
Directed By:
Michael Winner
12. Animal Farm (1999)
7
5
Animal Farm
PG
7
5
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Ormond, Pete Postlethwaite
Directed By:
John Stephenson
13. That Lady (1955)
4
3
That Lady
4
3

This historical adventure romantic drama film revolves around the life of widowed Princess Ana de Mendoza who becomes the object of rivalry between three men. They include her cousin Don Inigo, King Phillip II of Spain, and lastly, Antonio Perez, his secretary of state.

Role:
King Philip II of Spain
Starring:
Olivia de Havilland, Christopher Lee, Gilbert Roland, Françoise Rosay
Directed By:
Terence Young
14. The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)
3
3
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
3
3
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Raymond Burr, Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews
Directed By:
Philip Leacock
15. Ill Fares the Land (1983)
7
3
Ill Fares the Land
7
3
Starring:
Morag Hood, Fulton Mackay, James Ellis, Ron Donachie
Directed By:
Bill Bryden
16. Mister Corbett's Ghost (1987)
7
3
Mister Corbett's Ghost
7
3
Role:
Mr. Corbett
Starring:
John Huston, Burgess Meredith, Alexei Sayle, Mark Farmer
Directed By:
17. King Lear (1971)
7
3
King Lear
GP
7
3
Role:
King Lear
Starring:
Cyril Cusack, Irene Worth, Susan Engel, Tom Fleming
Directed By:
Peter Brook
18. The Little Riders (1996)
6
3
The Little Riders
6
3
Role:
Grandpa Roden
Starring:
Malcolm McDowell, Rosemary Harris, Noley Thornton, Benedick Blythe
Directed By:
Kevin Connor
19. The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
6
3
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank
PG
6
3
Role:
Otto Frank
Starring:
Mary Steenburgen, Eleanor Bron, Huub Stapel, Frances Cuka
Directed By:
John Erman
20. Summer Lightning (1984)
6
3
Summer Lightning
6
3
Role:
Old Robert Clarke
Starring:
Tom Bell, Leonie Mellinger, Dearbhla Molloy, Edward Rawle-Hicks
Directed By:
Paul Joyce
21. Utz (1992)
6
3
Utz
6
3
Role:
Doctor Vaclav Orlik
Starring:
Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gaye Brown, Peter Riegert, Brenda Fricker
Directed By:
George Sluizer
22. Bartleby (1970)
6
3
Bartleby
PG
6
3
Role:
The Accountant
Starring:
Thorley Walters, John McEnery, Colin Jeavons, Raymond Mason
Directed By:
Anthony Friedman
23. Anna Karenina (1985)
5
3
Anna Karenina
PG
5
3
Role:
Karenin
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Christopher Reeve, Anna Massey, Ian Ogilvy
Directed By:
Simon Langton
24. When the Whales Came (1989)
5
3
When the Whales Came
PG
5
3
Role:
The Birdman
Starring:
Helen Mirren, David Suchet, David Threlfall, Helen Pearce
Directed By:
Clive Rees
25. Nineteen Nineteen (1985)
5
3
Nineteen Nineteen
5
3
Role:
Alexander Scherbatov
Starring:
Colin Firth, Maria Schell, Frank Finlay, Diana Quick
Directed By:
Hugh Brody
26. Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)
4
4
Genesis: The Creation and the Flood
4
4
Role:
(voice)
Starring:
Omero Antonutti, Annabi Abdelialil, Sabir Aziz, B. Haddan Mohammed
Directed By:
Ermanno Olmi

Narrator/Dubbing

Ill Fares the Land (1983)
8
3
Ill Fares the Land
8
3
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Morag Hood, Fulton Mackay, James Ellis, Ron Donachie
Directed By:
Bill Bryden
Animal Farm (1999)
18
12
Animal Farm
PG
18
12
Role:
Boxer (voice)
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer, Ian Holm, Julia Ormond, Pete Postlethwaite
Directed By:
John Stephenson
Genesis: The Creation and the Flood (1994)
6
5
Genesis: The Creation and the Flood
6
5
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Omero Antonutti, Annabi Abdelialil, Sabir Aziz, B. Haddan Mohammed
Directed By:
Ermanno Olmi
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb (1980)
4
4
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
4
4
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Raymond Burr, Wendy Hiller, Harry Andrews
Directed By:
Philip Leacock

Animation Movies

Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages (1999)
11
4
Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages
11
4
Role:
(voice)
Starring:
Armand Assante, Leonard Nimoy
Directed By:
Ashley Lazarus

TV Shows

Theatre Night
12
1
Theatre Night
12
1
Starring:
Peter Sellers, Leslie Caron, Albert Finney, Ian Holm, Peter O'Toole, Ronnie Barker, Vanessa Redgrave
Directed By:
Shades of Greene
9
2
Shades of Greene
9
2
Starring:
John Gielgud, Elaine Stritch, Donald Pleasence, John Hurt, Denholm Elliott, Shane Briant, Neville Phillips
Directed By:
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
12
3
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
12
3
Starring:
Nicholas Parsons, Diane Cilento, Albert Finney, Eli Wallach, Luise Rainer, Laurence Harvey, Peter O'Toole
Directed By:
Arena
14
4
Arena
14
4
Starring:
Andy Serkis, Dawn French, Jeremy Irons, Michael Sheen, Indira Varma, Dennis Hopper, Harold Pinter
Directed By:
Anthony Wall, Nigel Finch, Adam Low, Nigel Williams, David Thompson
ITV Play of the Week
8
3
ITV Play of the Week
8
3
Starring:
Vivien Leigh, Richard Harris, Benny Hill, Ian McShane, Lois Maxwell, David McCallum, Mel Ferrer
Directed By:
BBC Play of the Month
9
4
BBC Play of the Month
9
4
Starring:
Vincent Price, Ian McKellen, Jeremy Brett, Maggie Smith, Anthony Perkins, Glenda Jackson, Ronnie Barker
Directed By:
Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, John Gorrie, Waris Hussein, Alan Cooke
BBC2 Playhouse
8
4
BBC2 Playhouse
8
4
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Deborah Kerr, Joss Ackland, Jonathan Pryce, Claudine Auger, Ben Kingsley, Donald Pleasence
Directed By:
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
7
3
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
7
3
Starring:
Michael Crawford, Martin Sheen, Tim Curry, Shelley Winters, Alec Guinness, Richard Beckinsale, Connie Booth
Directed By: