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List of Peter Finch Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Network (1976)
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Network
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Aging Howard Beale, the longtime anchor of UBS Evening News, learns that he will be fired in two weeks due to declining ratings and decides to go on a rant about his feelings on live television. Noticing the spike in viewership and ratings, network executives decide to exploit his emotional outbursts by taking the show to a new extreme.

As:
Cast
Role:
Howard Beale
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Holden, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, Wesley Addy, William Holden
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor
2. The Nun's Story (1959)
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2
The Nun's Story
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Fortunati
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Audrey Hepburn, Edith Evans, Peggy Ashcroft, Dean Jagger
3. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
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The Flight of the Phoenix
13
2

The Flight of the Phoenix is a survival drama film which is based on a novel of the same name. It revolves around a small group of men who try to survive, after their aircraft is forced to land in the Sahara Desert. Things take a turn when one of the survivors says that he can build a new airplane from the wreckage.

As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Harris
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
5. No Love for Johnnie (1961)
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2
No Love for Johnnie
12
2

A cynical and burnt-out middle-aged Labour MP finds himself in a stalled career and failed marriage, all thanks to his stubbornly leftist leanings. After a brief affair with a younger woman, he has the chance to salvage his marriage but it may come at the cost of his career.

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnnie Byrne
Director:
Ralph Thomas
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Oliver Reed, Stanley Holloway, Billie Whitelaw
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
6. Girl with Green Eyes (1964)
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2
Girl with Green Eyes
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2

This 1964 British film revolves around a naïve, young girl named Kate who moves to Dublin, where she meets Eugene Gaillard, a middle-aged author. Things take a turn when she starts developing an attraction for him, despite their age and martial status. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eugene Gaillard
Director:
Desmond Davis
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lynn Redgrave, Rita Tushingham, Marie Kean, Arthur O'Sullivan
7. Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)
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2
Gilbert and Sullivan
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard D'Oyly Carte
Director:
Sidney Gilliat
Genres:
Musical, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Maurice Evans, Robert Morley, Eileen Herlie, Martyn Green
8. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)
11
2
Far from the Madding Crowd
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
William Boldwood
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Julie Christie, Robert Powell, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp
9. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
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2
Sunday Bloody Sunday
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10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel Hirsh
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Glenda Jackson, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor
10. A Town Like Alice (1956)
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3
A Town Like Alice
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Harman
Director:
Jack Lee
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jean Anderson, Virginia McKenna, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
11. The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
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2
The Trials of Oscar Wilde
PG
10
2

Renowned Irish author, Oscar Wilde, lands up in court clashing with the powerful Marquess of Queensberry, who is father to Wilde’s young lover, Lord Alfred Douglas. What starts as a libel case by Wilde turns in to the writer’s own trial for indecency and homosexuality. The subsequent imprisonment and humiliation start the downfall of Oscar Wilde.

As:
Cast
Role:
Oscar Wilde
Director:
Ken Hughes
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
James Mason, Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Lionel Jeffries
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor
12. Krasnaya palatka (1969)
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2
Krasnaya palatka
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11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gen. Nobile
Director:
Mikhail Kalatozov
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Claudia Cardinale, Sean Connery, Mario Adorf, Luigi Vannucchi, Eduard Martsevich
13. The Wooden Horse (1950)
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The Wooden Horse
12
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Ian Dalrymple, Jack Lee
Genres:
War, Drama, History
Star Cast:
David Tomlinson, Leo Genn, Anthony Steel, David Greene
14. The Heart of the Matter (1953)
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2
The Heart of the Matter
10
2

This drama film takes us to the time of the Second World War. It revolves around a Catholic police officer stationed in Sierra Leone, who is going through a loveless marriage. He eventually falls in love with a young Austrian woman and starts an affair with her. However, he soon starts feeling guilty due to his religion.

As:
Cast
Role:
Father Rank
Director:
George More O'Ferrall
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Trevor Howard, Elizabeth Allan, Denholm Elliott, Maria Schell
15. Father Brown (1954)
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Father Brown
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2

A professional art thief and a master of disguise, Flambeau, successfully manages to steal holy relic from Father Brown. Father Brown can figure out how a criminal mind works and therefore lays out a trap to catch Flambeau. His aim is to not only get the priceless relic back, but also save the soul of the thief.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gustave Flambeau
Director:
Robert Hamer
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Bernard Lee
16. Train of Events (1949)
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2
Train of Events
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Basil Dearden, Sidney Cole, Charles Crichton
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Warner, Anthony Quayle, Susan Shaw, Gladys Henson,
17. Make Me an Offer (1955)
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2
Make Me an Offer
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie
Director:
Cyril Frankel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Finlay Currie, Adrienne Corri, Rosalie Crutchley, Meier Tzelniker
18. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)
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The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men
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2

After defeating overbearing Sheriff of Nottingham at an archery contest, the Earl of Huntington is deprived of his title and property, and his father is murdered. He turns into an outlaw, Robin Hood, who along with other oppressed men, rises against the tyrannical rule and over-taxation of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Prince John, who has held his lady-love, Maid Marian, hostage. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff of Nottingham
Director:
Ken Annakin
Genres:
Action, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Richard Todd, James Hayter, James Robertson Justice, Joan Rice
19. The Shiralee (1957)
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2
The Shiralee
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Macauley
Director:
Leslie Norman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Sellars, George Rose, Rosemary Harris, Dana Wilson
20. 10:30 P.M. Summer (1966)
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2
10:30 P.M. Summer
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Romy Schneider, Melina Mercouri, Julián Mateos, Isabel María Pérez
21. First Men in the Moon (1964)
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2
First Men in the Moon
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Nathan Juran
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Miles Malleson, Martha Hyer, Lionel Jeffries, Edward Judd
22. The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
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2
The Battle of the River Plate
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Hans Langsdorff - 'Admiral Graf Spee'
Director:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter
23. Mr. Chedworth Steps Out (1939)
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2
Mr. Chedworth Steps Out
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken G. Hall
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Cecil Kellaway, James Raglan, Joan Deering, Rita Pauncefort
24. Kidnapped (1960)
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2
Kidnapped
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Breck Stewart
Director:
Robert Stevenson
Genres:
Drama, Family, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Peter O'Toole, John Laurie, Niall MacGinnis, Bernard Lee
25. The Nelson Affair (1973)
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2
The Nelson Affair
PG
10
2

The Nelson Affair is a historical drama film which depicts the relationship between Admiral Lord Nelson and his mistress Lady Hamilton during the era of the Napoleonic Wars.

As:
Cast
Role:
Adm. Lord Horatio Nelson
Director:
James Cellan Jones
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Glenda Jackson, Margaret Leighton, Anthony Quayle, Michael Jayston
26. Massacre Hill (1949)
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3
Massacre Hill
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Watt
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Gordon Jackson, Peter Illing, Chips Rafferty, Jane Barrett
27. The Farmer Goes to Town (1938)
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2
The Farmer Goes to Town
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken G. Hall
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ann Richards, Bert Bailey, Fred MacDonald, Billy Rayes
28. The Miniver Story (1950)
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2
The Miniver Story
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2

After WWII, the Miniver family reunites, as Kay, husband Clem, daughter Judy return from their war-service and young Toby is back from America. Clem plans to move to Brazil, and Judy loves a senior married general, though Tom Foley waits to marry her. Kay conceals her fatal heart issue as she has only a year to make everything right for her family.

As:
Cast
Director:
Victor Saville, H.C. Potter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Leo Genn, Cathy O'Donnell
29. Simon and Laura (1955)
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2
Simon and Laura
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2

TV producers select Simon and his wife Laura to be the subject for a live TV series that documents a complete happy marriage, as they find the couple to be the perfect choice. Although, on camera the couple is quite caring and supporting, the reality is actually different.

As:
Cast
Role:
Simon Foster
Director:
Muriel Box
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nicholas Parsons, Maurice Denham, Muriel Pavlow, Hubert Gregg, Kay Kendall
30. Operation Amsterdam (1959)
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2
Operation Amsterdam
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jan Smit
Director:
Michael McCarthy
Genres:
History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Malcolm Keen, Alexander Knox, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton
31. Elephant Walk (1954)
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2
Elephant Walk
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Wiley
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Abraham Sofaer, Abner Biberman
32. England Made Me (1973)
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2
England Made Me
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Erich Krogh
Director:
Peter Duffell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joss Ackland, Michael York, Michael Hordern, Hildegard Neil
33. I Thank a Fool (1962)
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2
I Thank a Fool
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2

I Thank a Fool is a crime drama mystery film, which tells the story of a doctor who is prosecuted for mercy killing by a district attorney. However, he also hires the same doctor to care for the victim's mentally-ill wife.

As:
Cast
Role:
Stephen Dane
Director:
Robert Stevens
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Cilento, Susan Hayward, Cyril Cusack, Kieron Moore
34. Robbery Under Arms (1957)
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2
Robbery Under Arms
11
2

Robbery Under Arms is a Western action adventure drama film which tells the story of two brothers, who become gunfighters, following in their father’s footsteps.  Without expecting the consequences, they soon join a gang led by the notorious Captain Starlight.

As:
Cast
Role:
Starlight
Director:
Jack Lee
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Western, History, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
David McCallum, Maureen Swanson, Ronald Lewis, Jill Ireland
35. The Fighting Rats of Tobruk (1944)
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2
The Fighting Rats of Tobruk
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Linton
Director:
Charles Chauvel
Genres:
War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Chips Rafferty, Grant Taylor, Pauline Garrick, Mary Gay
36. Windom's Way (1957)
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2
Windom's Way
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alec Windom
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Flemyng, Natasha Parry, Michael Hordern, Mary Ure
37. The Abdication (1974)
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2
The Abdication
PG
9
2

The Abdication is a historical drama film which takes us to 1654, and revolves around Swedish Queen Christina’s conversion to Roman Catholicism.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cardinal Azzolino
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Liv Ullmann, Cyril Cusack, Paul Rogers, Graham Crowden
38. The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968)
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2
The Legend of Lylah Clare
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2

Arrogant Hollywood director Lewis Zarkan, who had made lowly German prostitute Lylah Clare a star, has lost his footing since her mysterious death two decades ago. When he finds Elsa Brinkmann, the spitting image of Lylah, he makes a film on Lylah starring Elsa, but the latter becomes obsessed with the former's personality as filming continues.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lewis Zarken / Louie Flack
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, George Kennedy, Kim Novak, Rossella Falk
39. The Dark Avenger (1955)
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2
The Dark Avenger
9
2

Also known as The Warriors in the United States, the story is set during the 100 Years War.  It shows the French plotting to kill Edward the Black Prince, son of King Edward III, after being routed by him. Failing in this, they kidnap his paramour, Lady Joan Holland, requiring the prince to go through numerous adventures to rescue his lady love. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Comte De Ville
Director:
Henry Levin
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Christopher Lee, Joanne Dru, Yvonne Furneaux
40. The Sins of Rachel Cade (1961)
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2
The Sins of Rachel Cade
9
2

Loosely based on Charles Mercer’s novel Rachel Cade, the story revolves around a protestant missionary doctor, serving in a small medical station in Congo during the WWII.  Although initially skeptical, the military administrator is soon attracted towards her. But drawn towards an injured RAF pilot, she makes love to him the night before he leaves.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Henry Derode
Director:
Gordon Douglas
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Scatman Crothers, Angie Dickinson, Roger Moore, Woody Strode, Errol John
41. Passage Home (1955)
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2
Passage Home
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Lucky Ryland
Director:
Roy Ward Baker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Cilento, Cyril Cusack, Hugh Griffith, Geoffrey Keen, Anthony Steel
42. Josephine and Men (1955)
9
2
Josephine and Men
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Hewer
Director:
Roy Boulting
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Buchanan, Glynis Johns, Heather Thatcher, Donald Sinden
43. Judith (1966)
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2
Judith
8
2

This drama film tells the story of a Jewish woman who survived a concentration camp, and decides to track down her Nazi ex-husband who had betrayed her. She soon comes to know that a British major may know where her ex-husband is located.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Aaron Stein
Director:
Daniel Mann
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Sophia Loren, Jack Hawkins, Hans Verner, Frank Wolff
44. Something to Hide (1972)
9
2
Something to Hide
9
2

Something to Hide is a British crime drama thriller film which tells the story of a man who is harassed by his bad-tempered wife. After his wife disappears, he picks up a pretty hitchhiker who is pregnant. Before he knows it, he finds himself involved in violence and murder.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Field
Director:
Alastair Reid
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, Colin Blakely, Linda Hayden, John Stride
45. Come Spy with Me (1967)
8
2
Come Spy with Me
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Marshall Stone
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Albert Dekker, Troy Donahue, Valerie Allen, Mart Hulswit
47. In the Cool of the Day (1963)
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1
In the Cool of the Day
7
1

Although Sam is very devoted and overly protective about his chronically ill wife Christine, their marriage is not working, mainly because she wants a little space. At this juncture, she is introduced to Sam’s co-worker, Murray, who is also unhappy in his marriage. They quickly develop a bond and decide to go for a vacation in Greece. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Murray Logan
Director:
Robert Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Jane Fonda, Arthur Hill, Constance Cummings
48. The Greatest Mother of Them All (1969)
11
2
The Greatest Mother of Them All
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean Howard
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Ann Sothern, Katherine Woodville, Alexandra Hay, Barry Russo

TV Movie(s)

1. Raid on Entebbe (1976)
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2
Raid on Entebbe
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Yitzhak Rabin
Director:
Irvin Kershner
Genres:
Drama, Action, History
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, James Woods, Martin Balsam, Horst Buchholz, Yaphet Kotto

Peter Finch Awards

Academy Awards
Network Best Actor in a Leading Role 1977
Golden Globe Awards
Network Best Actor in Motion Picture - Drama 1977
BAFTA Awards
Network Best Actor 1978
Sunday Bloody Sunday Best Actor 1972
No Love for Johnnie Best British Actor 1962
The Trials of Oscar Wilde Best British Actor 1961
A Town Like Alice Best British Actor 1957