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List of Robert Donat Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
14
2
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Chips
Director:
Sidney Franklin, Sam Wood
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Greer Garson, John Mills, Terry Kilburn, Paul Henreid
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2. The 39 Steps (1935)
13
2
The 39 Steps
13
2

This mystery thriller film tells the story of Richard Hannay, who while vacationing in London, gets involved with a counter-espionage Agent and tries to help him. However, when the agent is killed, and the man is accused, he must not only save himself from the police, but also stop a spy ring from stealing top secret information. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Hannay
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Alfred Hitchcock, John Laurie, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim
3. The Winslow Boy (1948)
13
2
The Winslow Boy
G
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Robert Morton
Director:
Anthony Asquith
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cedric Hardwicke, Margaret Leighton, Basil Radford, Kathleen Harrison
4. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
12
2
The Count of Monte Cristo
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edmond Dantes
Director:
Rowland V. Lee
Genres:
Action, Adventure, History, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Sidney Blackmer, Louis Calhern, Elissa Landi, Raymond Walburn
5. The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
11
2
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Mandarin of Yang Cheng
Director:
Mark Robson
Genres:
Biography, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Athene Seyler, Michael David
6. The Cure for Love (1949)
10
2
The Cure for Love
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Sergeant Jack Hardacre
Director:
Robert Donat, Alexander Shaw
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Renée Asherson, Thora Hird, Charles Victor, Marjorie Rhodes
7. The Private Life of Henry VIII. (1933)
11
2
The Private Life of Henry VIII.
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Culpeper
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama, History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester, Charles Laughton, Miles Mander, Franklin Dyall
8. The Citadel (1938)
11
2
The Citadel
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Andrew Manson
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Emlyn Williams, Ralph Richardson, Rosalind Russell, Rex Harrison
9. The Magic Box (1951)
10
2
The Magic Box
10
2

This biographical drama captures the life of British inventor, William Friese-Greene, as he tirelessly works to successfully project moving images to create the world's first motion picture camera. His obsession with his work bankrupts him, damages his health, and ruins his personal relationships, while greedy businessmen of the film industry fail to recognize the novelty of his creation.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Boulting
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Attenborough, Laurence Olivier, Edward Chapman, Renée Asherson, Robert Beatty
10. Perfect Strangers (1945)
10
2
Perfect Strangers
10
2

Married couple Robert and Catherine lead a staid, somewhat indifferent marital life. During WWII, Robert enlists in British Navy while Catherine joins WRENs, and are separated for over three years. As their personalities evolve following various experiences; both realize how drab their life was. Now they are afraid to re-unite and face the earlier life. What does the future hold for them?

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Wilson
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Deborah Kerr, Roger Moore, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd
11. The Adventures of Tartu (1943)
10
2
The Adventures of Tartu
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Terence Stevenson
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Star Cast:
Walter Rilla, Valerie Hobson, Glynis Johns, Phyllis Morris
12. Lease of Life (1954)
9
2
Lease of Life
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
William Thorne
Director:
Charles Frend
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kay Walsh, Walter Fitzgerald, Denholm Elliott, Adrienne Corri
13. The New Lot (1943)
9
2
The New Lot
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Actor (uncredited)
Director:
Carol Reed
Genres:
Drama, War, Short
Star Cast:
Ian Fleming, Eric Ambler, Ivor Barnard, Philip Godfrey
14. Knight Without Armour (1937)
10
2
Knight Without Armour
10
2

British agent, A.J. Fothergill, disguises himself as a Russian to keep an eye on the Russian revolutionaries. Later, he is imprisoned in Siberia. He is set free post the 1917 revolution and is assigned to take Alexandra, daughter of a Russian nobleman, for trial in Petrograd. However, civil war has broken out between the Red Army and White Army.

As:
Cast
Role:
A.J. Fothergill
Director:
Jacques Feyder
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Marlene Dietrich, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas, Austin Trevor
15. The Ghost Goes West (1935)
9
2
The Ghost Goes West
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Murdoch Glourie / Donald Glourie
Director:
René Clair
Genres:
Fantasy, Horror, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elsa Lanchester, Eugene Pallette, Jean Parker, Ralph Bunker
16. Captain Boycott (1947)
9
2
Captain Boycott
9
2

Based on true events of the 19th century Irish history. British landlord Captain Boycott of County Mayo extorts exorbitant high rents from his tenant farmers and enforces eviction on any lapse. Farmer Hugh Davin, inspired by President of Irish Land League Charles Parnell, organizes the oppressed farmers into a non-violent rebellion against the landowner by refusing to cooperate with him in any way. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Launder
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns
17. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)
9
2
The Young Mr. Pitt
9
2

This biopic revolves around William Pitt who was appointed as the Prime Minister of England by King George III, at just the age of 24. However, members of the Parliament refuses to take him seriously, and therefore an election is conducted, in which he wins. He works on reforming the country, at the same time when Napoleon begins his conquest of Europe.

As:
Cast
Role:
William Pitt / The Earl of Chatham
Director:
Carol Reed
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
John Mills, Robert Morley, Herbert Lom, Phyllis Calvert
18. For Love or Money (1933)
9
2
For Love or Money
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Martin
Director:
Zoltan Korda
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Edmund Gwenn, Wendy Barrie, Lawrence Grossmith, Morris Harvey
19. Men of Tomorrow (1932)
9
2
Men of Tomorrow
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julian Angell
Director:
Zoltan Korda, Leontine Sagan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Merle Oberon, Emlyn Williams, Joan Gardner, Maurice Braddell

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Robert Donat Awards

Academy Awards
Goodbye, Mr. Chips Best Actor in a Leading Role 1940