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Top 100 Classic Historical Movies

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RankTitleCastScore
1 . Ben-Hur (1959)Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd score
2 . All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Ben Alexander score
3 . The Black Swan (1942)Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Laird Cregar, Thomas Mitchell score
4 . Lawrence of Arabia (1962)Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins score
5 . Spartacus (1960)Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton score
6 . The Ten Commandments (1956)Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson score
7 . Anastasia (1956)Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff score
8 . Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin score
9 . Quo Vadis (1951)Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov score
10 . Billy the Kid (1941)Robert Taylor, Brian Donlevy, Ian Hunter, Gene Lockhart score
11 . The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Miles Mander, William Austin score
12 . Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich score
13 . Sergeant York (1941)Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias score
14 . The Lion in Winter (1968)Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle score
15 . Brigham Young (1940)Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Dean Jagger, Brian Donlevy score
16 . The Buccaneer (1938)Fredric March, Akim Tamiroff, Margot Grahame, Walter Brennan score
17 . Marie Antoinette (1938)Norma Shearer, Tyrone Power, John Barrymore, Robert Morley score
18 . Suez (1938)Tyrone Power, Loretta Young, Annabella, J. Edward Bromberg score
19 . Lloyd's of London (1936)Freddie Bartholomew, Madeleine Carroll, Tyrone Power, C. Aubrey Smith score
20 . The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)Sophia Loren, Stephen Boyd, Alec Guinness, James Mason score
21 . A Tale of Two Cities (1935)Ronald Colman, Elizabeth Allan, Edna May Oliver, Reginald Owen score
22 . Prince of Foxes (1949)Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Marina Berti, Everett Sloane score
23 . Inherit the Wind (1960)Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York score
24 . The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Crisp score
25 . Destination Tokyo (1943)Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale Sr., John Ridgely score
26 . Becket (1964)Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole, John Gielgud, Paolo Stoppa score
27 . The Egyptian (1954)Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Bella Darvi score
28 . In Cold Blood (1967)Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, James Flavin score
29 . For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Vladimir Sokoloff score
30 . A Man for All Seasons (1966)Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw score
31 . The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)Louis Hayward, Joan Bennett, Warren William, Joseph Schildkraut score
32 . Richard III (1955)Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson score
33 . Solomon and Sheba (1959)Yul Brynner, Gina Lollobrigida, George Sanders, Marisa Pavan score
34 . The Great Escape (1963)Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald score
35 . Queen Christina (1933)Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Ian Keith, Lewis Stone score
36 . Battle of Britain (1969)Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Kenneth More score
37 . The Birth of a Nation (1915)Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Alden score
38 . Mary of Scotland (1936)Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, John Carradine score
39 . Alexander the Great (1956)Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Danielle Darrieux score
40 . Call Northside 777 (1948)James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Moroni Olsen score
41 . The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods score
42 . Salome (1953)Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger, Charles Laughton, Judith Anderson score
43 . Abraham Lincoln (1930)Lucille La Verne, Walter Huston, Edgar Dearing, Una Merkel score
44 . The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)Max von Sydow, Carroll Baker, Ina Balin, Victor Buono score
45 . Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)Raymond Massey, Gene Lockhart, Ruth Gordon, Minor Watson score
46 . If I Were King (1938)Ronald Colman, Basil Rathbone, Frances Dee, Ellen Drew score
47 . Young Rebel (1967)Horst Buchholz, Gina Lollobrigida, Louis Jourdan, Fernando Rey score
48 . They Came To Cordura (1959)Gary Cooper, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter score
49 . Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)Stewart Granger, Stanley Baker, Aldo Silvani, Anouk Aim?e score
50 . Exodus (1960)Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford score
51 . Wagon Train (1940)Tim Holt, Martha O'Driscoll, Glenn Strange, Martin Garralaga score
52 . The Purple Heart (1944)Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Trudy Marshall score
53 . Tower of London (1939)Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter score
54 . Tower of London (1962)Vincent Price, Michael Pate, Morris Ankrum, Paul Frees score
55 . The Iron Mask (1929)Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte, Dorothy Revier score
56 . Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson score
57 . The Real Glory (1939)Gary Cooper, David Niven, Andrea Leeds, Reginald Owen score
58 . John Paul Jones (1959)Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Bette Davis score
59 . The Plainsman (1936)Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison, Charles Bickford score
60 . Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)Claude Rains, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson score
61 . Santa Fe Trail (1940)Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey, Ronald Reagan score
62 . The Dictator (1935)Clive Brook, Madeleine Carroll, Isabel Jeans, Nicholas Hannen score
63 . Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget score
64 . The Rise of Catherine the Great (1934)Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Elisabeth Bergner, Flora Robson, Gibb McLaughlin score
65 . Nine Hours to Rama (1963)Horst Buchholz, Jos? Ferrer, Robert Morley, Diane Baker score
66 . The Adventures of Quentin Durward (1955)Robert Taylor, Kay Kendall, Robert Morley, George Cole score
67 . King of Kings (1961)Jeffrey Hunter, Hurd Hatfield, Ron Randell, Viveca Lindfors score
68 . The Heroes of Telemark (1965)Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave, Brook Williams score
69 . Saint Joan (1957)Richard Widmark, Richard Todd, John Gielgud, Felix Aylmer score
70 . Les Miserables (1935)Fredric March, Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke, Rochelle Hudson score
71 . The Longest Day (1962)Eddie Albert, Paul Anka, Richard Beymer, Richard Burton score
72 . 55 Days at Peking (1963)Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson score
73 . Tomahawk (1951)Van Heflin, Yvonne De Carlo, Preston Foster, Jack Oakie score
74 . Cardinal Richelieu (1935)George Arliss, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edward Arnold, Cesar Romero score
75 . The Crusades (1935)Loretta Young, Henry Wilcoxon, Ian Keith, C. Aubrey Smith score
76 . Henry V (1944)Leslie Banks, Felix Aylmer, Robert Helpmann, Nicholas Hannen score
77 . Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)Kirk Douglas, Angie Dickinson, James Donald, Luther Adler score
78 . That Hamilton Woman (1941)Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Sara Allgood, Gladys Cooper score
79 . The Sign of the Cross (1932)Fredric March, Elissa Landi, Claudette Colbert, Charles Laughton score
80 . The Last Days of Pompeii (1935)Preston Foster, Alan Hale Sr., Basil Rathbone, Louis Calhern score
81 . Seven Angry Men (1955)Raymond Massey, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter, James Best score
82 . A Night to Remember (1958)Kenneth More, Robert Ayres, Honor Blackman, Anthony Bushell score
83 . Rasputin and the Empress (1932)John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Diana Wynyard score
84 . Allegheny Uprising (1939)Claire Trevor, John Wayne, George Sanders, Brian Donlevy score
85 . Virginia City (1940)Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott, Humphrey Bogart score
86 . The King of Kings (1927)H.B. Warner, Dorothy Cumming, Joseph Schildkraut, James Neill score
87 . I Shot Jesse James (1949)Preston Foster, John Ireland, J. Edward Bromberg, Victor Kilian score
88 . A Woman Rebels (1936)Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Marshall, Elizabeth Allan, Donald Crisp score
89 . Alexander Hamilton (1931)George Arliss, Dudley Digges, Montagu Love, Ralf Harolde score
90 . Wilson (1944)Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell score
91 . Christopher Columbus (1949)Fredric March, Florence Eldridge, Francis L. Sullivan, Linden Travers score
92 . The Fighting Sullivans (1944)Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Trudy Marshall score
93 . Frontier Marshal (1939)Randolph Scott, Nancy Kelly, Cesar Romero, Binnie Barnes score
94 . The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart, Claude Gillingwater, Harry Carey score
95 . The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)Millie Perkins, Joseph Schildkraut, Shelley Winters, Richard Beymer score
96 . The Beloved Rogue (1927)John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day, Slim Summerville score
97 . The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer score
98 . Z (1969)Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant score
99 . Raffles (1939)David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, Dudley Digges, Gilbert Emery score
100 . Julius Caesar (1953)Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud, Louis Calhern score

This chart uses a weighted rating based on the average rating per film and the number of votes per film.


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