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List of Yul Brynner Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein (1954)
12
2
General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
12
2
Starring:
Florence Henderson, Jack Benny, Mary Martin, Anna Lee
Directed By:
Ralph Levy
2. The Ten Commandments (1956)
50
13
The Ten Commandments
G
50
13

Infant Moses, set adrift in Nile to escape slaughter of first-born Hebrew males, is raised by Pharaoh Sethi’s sister and is disliked by Prince Ramses II. After discovering his Hebrew origins, he is banished from Egypt. As his divine mission is revealed, Moses returns to Egypt to liberate enslaved Hebrews and leads them to Mount Sinai where he receives God’s Ten Commandments.

Role:
Rameses
Directed By:
3. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
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18
The Magnificent Seven
TV-PG
61
18

After repeated terrorizing attacks from pillaging bandits led by Calvera, farmers of an oppressed Mexican village hire seven master gunmen to defend their village. The gunslingers train the villagers and help them fight off the goons. The next time, Calvera’s men capture and drive the gunmen away. The seven men decide not to run off, but to return and confront the outlaws. 

Role:
Chris Larabee Adams
Starring:
Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Eli Wallach, Steven McQueen, Robert Vaughn, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz
Directed By:
John Sturges
4. The King and I (1956)
22
8
The King and I
G
22
8

Academy Awards-winning film follows the widowed Welsh teacher Anna Leonowen who is appointed English tutor for the children of King Mongkut of Siam. Their different outlooks lead to frequent conflicts as King frowns on influence of foreign culture. She convinces the King to host the visiting British delegation in European style and helps make preparation. Despite their differences, eventually Anna earns his respect. 

Role:
King Mongkut of Siam
Starring:
Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders
Directed By:
Walter Lang
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
5. Anastasia (1956)
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6
Anastasia
11
6

Despite the fact that the last Tsar of Russia and his family were executed in 1918, rumors continued to persist that the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the Tsar's youngest daughter, somehow survived. Anna, an ailing woman resembling Anastasia, is brought to the attention of former White Russian General Bounine, who is now running a successful nightclub. Bouvine soon comes to know that Anna claimed to be Anastasia while being treated in a mental asylum. However, when Bounin approaches her, she refuses to tell him anything.

Role:
General Sergei Pavlovich Bounine
Starring:
Ingrid Bergman, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff, Martita Hunt
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
7. Bitka na Neretvi (1969)
9
4
Bitka na Neretvi
G
9
4
Role:
Vlado
Starring:
Franco Nero, Orson Welles, Hardy Krüger, Sylva Koscina
Directed By:
Veljko Bulajic
8. Westworld (1973)
36
16
Westworld
PG
36
16

At the innovative high-tech amusement park, ‘Westworld,’ rich patrons pay to experience their fantasies through life-like robots. Two friends, Blaine and Martin, arrive at the park to enjoy wild actions of West with gunslinger robots. But when the park’s computer system develops fault, Blaine and Martin find their vacation turning into nightmare as they are stalked by the indestructible, menacing gunslinger robot.

Role:
Gunslinger
Starring:
James Brolin, Dick Van Patten, Majel Barrett, Richard Benjamin, Norman Bartold, Alan Oppenheimer
Directed By:
10. The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
8
4
The Brothers Karamazov
TV-PG
8
4
Role:
Dmitri Karamazov
Starring:
William Shatner, Lee J. Cobb, Claire Bloom, Maria Schell
Directed By:
Richard Brooks
11. The Buccaneer (1958)
7
4
The Buccaneer
7
4

The Buccaneer is an adventure historical war film which takes us to the war of 1812, when the British forces target New Orleans. Jean Lafitte, a former pirate, is approached by the Americans, and they ask for his help in defending themselves. Lafitte agrees, as he seems to have taken a liking to the daughter of the Governor.  

Role:
Jean Lafitte
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Lorne Greene, Inger Stevens, Charlton Heston, Majel Barrett, Cecil B. DeMille, Claire Bloom
Directed By:
12. Taras Bulba (1962)
8
4
Taras Bulba
8
4
Role:
Taras Bulba
Starring:
Tony Curtis, Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker, Brad Dexter
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
13. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
7
4
Cast a Giant Shadow
7
4
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra, Chaim Topol, John Wayne, Michael Douglas, Senta Berger
Directed By:
Melville Shavelson
14. Triple Cross (1966)
7
4
Triple Cross
7
4
Starring:
Romy Schneider, Christopher Plummer, Claudine Auger, Trevor Howard, Gert Fröbe
Directed By:
Terence Young
15. Villa Rides (1968)
7
4
Villa Rides
R
7
4
Role:
Pancho Villa
Starring:
Robert Mitchum, Herbert Lom, Charles Bronson, Maria Grazia Buccella
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
16. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)
7
5
Invitation to a Gunfighter
7
5
Role:
Jules Gaspard d'Estaing
Starring:
Janice Rule, Clifford David, George Segal, Alfred Ryder
Directed By:
Richard Wilson
17. Le serpent (1973)
6
4
Le serpent
PG
6
4

High ranking KGB official, Aleksey Teodorovic Vlassov, defects and claims to have a list of double agents embedded in Western Europe, including NATO. During the debriefing, he is questioned by DCI Allan Davies and MI6 representative Philip Boyle who doubt his claims. But as people on the list start mysteriously dying Vlassov’s true intentions are revealed. 

Role:
Col. Alexei Vlassov
Starring:
Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde, Philippe Noiret, Michel Bouquet
Directed By:
Henri Verneuil
18. The Sound and the Fury (1959)
7
4
The Sound and the Fury
7
4

Based on the 1929 novel of the same name by William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury is a 1959 American drama film which tells us the story of the Compson Family, as they are going through a financial and economic ruin. 

Role:
Jason Compson
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, Ethel Waters, Margaret Leighton, Stuart Whitman
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
19. Once More, with Feeling! (1960)
6
4
Once More, with Feeling!
6
4
Role:
Victor Fabian
Starring:
Mervyn Johns, Geoffrey Toone, Kay Kendall, Maxwell Shaw
Directed By:
Stanley Donen
20. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
7
4
Solomon and Sheba
7
4
Role:
Solomon
Starring:
Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, David Farrar, Marisa Pavan
Directed By:
21. Kings of the Sun (1963)
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4
Kings of the Sun
7
4
Role:
Chief Black Eagle
Starring:
George Chakiris, James Coburn, Richard Basehart, Brad Dexter, Shirley Anne Field
Directed By:
J. Lee Thompson
22. The Light at the Edge of the World (1971)
7
4
The Light at the Edge of the World
PG
7
4

A group of sadistic pirates take over an isolated lighthouse on a rocky island, overpowering its small crew, and turn off the light with the aim of salvaging the wrecked ships. However, one of the lighthouse crew, Will Denton, manages to escape and teams with an Italian wreck survivor in an attempt to stop the wreckers.

Role:
Kongre
Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Samantha Eggar, Jean-Claude Drouot, Fernando Rey
Directed By:
Kevin Billington
23. The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)
6
4
The Madwoman of Chaillot
G
6
4

Adapted from Jean Giraudoux’s 1945 play La Folle de Chaillot, the movie follows Countess Aurelia and her three friends as they learn about a big conspiracy to drill oil from beneath the streets of Paris. The women decide to take action against the powerful men that include financiers, military men, and a religious opportunist by putting them on trial for crime against society.

Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Danny Kaye, Donald Pleasence, Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer, Paul Henreid
Directed By:
Bryan Forbes
24. Port of New York (1949)
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4
Port of New York
6
4
Role:
Paul Vicola
Starring:
K.T. Stevens, Scott Brady, Richard Rober, Arthur Blake
Directed By:
Laslo Benedek
25. Escape from Zahrain (1962)
6
4
Escape from Zahrain
6
4

Escape from Zahrain is an action adventure film, which tells the story of a group of revolutionary college students who rescue a captured guerrilla fighter after his execution is order by the leader of the country.  After the rescue, they attempt to get him to a safe location outside the country. 

Role:
Sharif
Starring:
Sal Mineo, James Mason, Anthony Caruso, Jack Warden
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
26. The Double Man (1967)
6
4
The Double Man
6
4

This 1967 spy thriller film revolves around a CIA agent investigating a fatal ‘accident’ that killed his son. Upon realizing that it is not an accident but a murder, he also discovers a big Russian conspiracy. 

Role:
Dan Slater / Kalmar
Starring:
Britt Ekland, Moira Lister, Anton Diffring, Clive Revill
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner
27. The Long Duel (1967)
5
4
The Long Duel
5
4

In order to protest against British oppression and tyranny, a tribal leader becomes a bandit.  The policeman assigned to the case is quite impressed by his integrity and ingenuity, and is determined to arrest him alive, rather than dead, as his superiors might wish. 

Role:
Sultan
Starring:
Jeremy Lloyd, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Andrew Keir, Charlotte Rampling
Directed By:
Ken Annakin
28. Adiós, Sabata (1970)
6
4
Adiós, Sabata
GP
6
4
Role:
Sabata / Indio Black
Starring:
Gérard Herter, Ignazio Spalla, Dean Reed, Sal Borgese
Directed By:
Gianfranco Parolini
29. Surprise Package (1960)
5
4
Surprise Package
5
4

Due to his criminal activities, a gangster is exiled from the United States, and is sent back to the Greek island which is his place of birth.  There, a corrupt local police chief keeps an eye on him. Meanwhile he meets a king and attempts to purchase few jewels for a million dollars. However, when he wires for the money to his associates back in the US, they decide to double cross him.

Role:
Nico March
Starring:
Mitzi Gaynor, Noël Coward, George Coulouris, Eric Pohlmann
Directed By:
Stanley Donen
30. Futureworld (1976)
9
7
Futureworld
PG
9
7

An employee working at a futuristic theme park is killed after uncovering its dark secrets. However, before his death, he manages to tip off two reporters named Chuck and Tracy. They try to do an undercover investigation and get to the bottom of the nefarious agenda, which includes human cloning and robotics.  

Role:
The Gunslinger
Starring:
Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Arthur Hill, John P. Ryan
Directed By:
Richard T. Heffron
31. Catlow (1971)
5
4
Catlow
PG-13
5
4

Catlow is a Western comedy film which revolves around an outlaw who is making his way to Mexico, to pull off a robbery worth $ 2 million. However, his friend Marshall and a ruthless bounty hunter is in pursuit of him.

Role:
Catlow
Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Richard Crenna, Daliah Lavi, Jo Ann Pflug
Directed By:
Sam Wanamaker
32. The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
5
4
The Ultimate Warrior
R
5
4
Role:
Carson
Starring:
Max von Sydow, William Smith, Joanna Miles, Richard Kelton
Directed By:
Robert Clouse
33. The File of the Golden Goose (1969)
4
4
The File of the Golden Goose
PG-13
4
4
Role:
Peter Novak
Starring:
Adrienne Corri, Charles Gray, Edward Woodward, John Barrie
Directed By:
Sam Wanamaker
34. Return of the Magnificent Seven (1966)
6
5
Return of the Magnificent Seven
6
5
Role:
Chris
Starring:
Claude Akins, Robert Fuller, Warren Oates, Julián Mateos
Directed By:
Burt Kennedy
35. Fuzz (1972)
5
4
Fuzz
PG
5
4
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Tom Skerritt, Brian Doyle-Murray, Raquel Welch, James McEachin
Directed By:
Richard A. Colla
36. Flight from Ashiya (1964)
5
4
Flight from Ashiya
5
4

Set in the 1960s, this film revolves around a flight crew’s mission to rescue the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan, during a typhoon. 

Role:
TSgt. Mike Takashima
Starring:
Richard Widmark, George Chakiris, Paul Frees, Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
37. Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966)
4
4
Poppies Are Also Flowers
GP
4
4

This television film revolves around Narcotics agents who work for the UN, as they attempt to trace heroin shipments from the Afghanistan-Iran border to the main European distributor. 

Role:
Colonel Salem
Starring:
Rita Hayworth, Marcello Mastroianni, Omar Sharif, Trevor Howard, Eli Wallach, Angie Dickinson, Senta Berger
Directed By:
Terence Young
38. Death Rage (1976)
4
4
Death Rage
R
4
4
Role:
Peter Marciani
Starring:
Martin Balsam, Giacomo Furia, Massimo Ranieri, Barbara Bouchet
Directed By:
Antonio Margheriti
39. Romance of a Horsethief (1971)
4
4
Romance of a Horsethief
PG
4
4

In 1905, a Russian battalion under Capt. Stoloff takes over a Polish town on the Russian border. The Jewish residents, who deal in horse-stealing under Kifke’s leadership, suddenly find their livelihood taken away when the Cossacks requisition all horses for the Russia-Japan war. Naomi, Just back from France, motivates the town to repel, in which Zanvill, who is in love with Naomi, supports her.

Role:
Captain Stoloff
Starring:
Jane Birkin, Eli Wallach, David Opatoshu, Lainie Kazan
Directed By:
Abraham Polonsky

Special Appearance/Cameo

Le testament d'Orphée, ou ne me demandez pas pourquoi! (1960)
11
4
Le testament d'Orphée, ou ne me demandez pas pourquoi!
11
4
Role:
L'huissier (uncredited)
Starring:
Claudine Auger, Charles Aznavour, Jean Cocteau, Brigitte Bardot, Roger Vadim
Directed By:
Goodbye Again (1961)
10
4
Goodbye Again
10
4
Role:
Extra in nightclub scene (uncredited)
Starring:
Anthony Perkins, Diahann Carroll, Yves Montand, Ingrid Bergman, Jessie Royce Landis
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
The Magic Christian (1969)
8
6
The Magic Christian
PG
8
6
Role:
Transvestite Cabaret Singer (uncredited)
Starring:
Peter Sellers, Christopher Lee, Roman Polanski, John Cleese, Spike Milligan, Richard Attenborough, Raquel Welch
Directed By:
Joseph McGrath

TV Shows

Omnibus
17
3
Omnibus
17
3
Starring:
Mike Nichols, Walter Matthau, Peter Falk, Hume Cronyn, Ethel Barrymore, Buddy Ebsen, Sorrell Booke
Directed By:
Starlight Theatre
9
2
Starlight Theatre
9
2
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Jackie Cooper, Jean Stapleton, John Forsythe, Doris Roberts, George Reeves, Barry Nelson
Directed By:
Yul Brynner, Curt Conway
Fireside Theatre
11
2
Fireside Theatre
11
2
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine, John Banner, Peter Graves, Angela Lansbury, Jane Wyatt, Amanda Blake, Lee Marvin
Directed By:
Danger
10
3
Danger
10
3
Starring:
James Dean, Lee Grant, Ben Gazzara, Paul Newman, Art Carney, Carroll Baker, Rod Steiger
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet, John Frankenheimer, Yul Brynner, John Peyser, Ted Post
Mr. Jones and His Neighbors
7
2
Mr. Jones and His Neighbors
7
2
Role:
Mr. Jones (unknown episodes)
Studio One
17
5
Studio One
17
5
Starring:
Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft, Warren Beatty, Grace Kelly, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Montgomery
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Anna and the King
23
8
Anna and the King
23
8
Role:
King Mongkut / ... (13 episodes, 1972)
Starring:
Mako Iwamatsu, Keye Luke, Samantha Eggar, Mako, Eric Shea
Sure As Fate
7
3
Sure As Fate
7
3
Starring:
Arlene Francis, Leslie Nielsen, John Carradine, John McQuade
Directed By:
Yul Brynner
Actor's Studio
9
3
Actor's Studio
9
3
Starring:
Eva Marie Saint, Jack Klugman, James Doohan, Jessica Tandy, Cloris Leachman, Mary Wickes, Marlon Brando
Directed By:
Yul Brynner, David Pressman, Alex Segal, Ralph Warren, Fred Carr
Mr. I. Magination
6
3
Mr. I. Magination
6
3
Starring:
Paul Tripp, Donald Harris, Robin Morgan, Ted Tiller, Richard Trask
Directed By:
Yul Brynner

Yul Brynner Awards

Academy Awards
The King and I Best Actor in a Leading Role 1957