Alan Bates.

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Another actor who successfully alternated between film and the theatre, Alan Bates was one of the leading performers of the times.

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1. A Kind of Loving (1962)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance

After his girlfriend's pregnancy forces him to marry her, a young man must adjust to his new life and contend with his domineering mother-in-law.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird, Bert Palmer

Votes: 2,016 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Butley (1974)

R | 129 min | Drama, Romance

An English professor finds his life crumbling around him.

Director: Harold Pinter | Stars: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Richard O'Callaghan, Georgina Hale

Votes: 726

3. Women in Love (1969)

R | 131 min | Drama, Romance

Two best friends fall in love with a pair of women, but the relationships soon go in very different directions.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Jennie Linden

Votes: 7,425 | Gross: $1.03M

4. The Go-Between (1971)

GP | 116 min | Drama, Romance

A tale of torrid and forbidden love between a couple in the English countryside.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Julie Christie, Alan Bates, Dominic Guard, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 5,536 | Gross: $0.75M

5. Far from the Madding Crowd (1967)

GP | 168 min | Drama, History, Romance

55 Metascore

Bathsheba Everdene, a willful, flirtatious, young woman, unexpectedly inherits a large farm and is romantically pursued by three very different men.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Julie Christie, Peter Finch, Alan Bates, Terence Stamp

Votes: 5,534

6. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish

Votes: 510

7. The Guest (1963)

105 min | Drama

While renovating his house in London, Aston, out of pity, lodges a homeless man, but Aston's brother taunts and harasses the cranky old bum.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Alan Bates, Donald Pleasence, Robert Shaw, Harold Pinter

Votes: 801

8. Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owner's three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Hayley Mills, Norman Bird

Votes: 3,282

9. The Fixer (1968)

M | 132 min | Drama

In Czarist Russia, around 1911, a Russian-Jewish handyman, Yakov Bok (Sir Alan Bates), is wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 1,301

10. Three Sisters (1970)

G | 165 min | Drama

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, Chekhov's Three Sisters live in virtual exile. Olga , a schoolmistress, attempts to support her siblings and the home that is the sole legacy of their late father.

Directors: Laurence Olivier, John Sichel | Stars: Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 407

11. Royal Flash (1975)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

Ne'er-do-well Captain Harry Flashman (Malcolm McDowell) is coerced by Otto Von Bismarck (Oliver Reed) into impersonating a Prince.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Alan Bates, Florinda Bolkan, Oliver Reed

Votes: 2,097

12. Georgy Girl (1966)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A traditional girl (Lynn Redgrave) resists the advances of a swinger (James Mason) who wants her as his mistress in 1960s London.

Director: Silvio Narizzano | Stars: James Mason, Alan Bates, Lynn Redgrave, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 3,692 | Gross: $16.87M

13. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

Set in the 1930s, this movie brings a group of pretentious rich and famous together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 83,826 | Gross: $41.31M

14. The Entertainer (1960)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Brenda de Banzie, Roger Livesey, Joan Plowright

Votes: 3,236

15. The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978– )

TV-14 | 350 min | Drama

In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again, he realizes what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Maw, Jack Galloway, Anna Massey

Votes: 306

16. Zorba the Greek (1964)

Not Rated | 142 min | Comedy, Drama

An uptight English writer travelling to Crete, on a matter of business, finds his life changed forever when he meets the gregarious Alexis Zorba.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova

Votes: 21,743

17. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo-Nazi faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's President by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore, Maryland.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

Votes: 110,522 | Gross: $118.91M

18. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 78,338 | Gross: $35.75M

19. The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)

75 min | Drama

Series of one-off plays made by BBC television, which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 1960s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer, and John ... See full summary »

Stars: Edwin Brown, Neville Smith, Tony Selby, Michael Robbins

Votes: 110

20. Armchair Theatre (1956–1974)

60 min | Drama

This show was a British television drama anthology series of single plays that ran on the ITV network from 1956 to 1974. It was originally produced by Associated British Corporation, and later by Thames Television from mid 1968.

Stars: Harry H. Corbett, Billie Whitelaw, Neil McCallum, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 210

21. ITV Play of the Week (1955–1974)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

An anthology series from the U.K., from 1955 to 1974, producing about five hundred ninety-minute episodes from Granada Television.

Stars: Derek Francis, Alfred Burke, Arthur Hewlett, Esther Lawrence

Votes: 68

22. ITV Television Playhouse (1955–1967)

60 min | Drama

Richard O. Sullivan as a child genius in the play "Honour Bright".

Stars: Campbell Singer, Thomas Heathcote, Richard Caldicot, June Brown

Votes: 54

23. The Running Man (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

An Englishman with a grudge against an insurance company for a disallowed claim fakes his own death, but is soon pursued by an insurance investigator.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 1,328

24. Story of a Love Story (1973)

110 min | Drama

Harry is a married writer who has an affair with a woman whose husband knows that she is unfaithful. As a result of his work, Harry has trouble distinguishing between fantasy and reality ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Alan Bates, Dominique Sanda, Michel Auclair, Evans Evans

Votes: 136

25. An Unmarried Woman (1978)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of sixteen years leaves her for a younger woman.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 5,129 | Gross: $24.00M

26. An Englishman Abroad (1983 TV Movie)

61 min | Drama

The actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow and meets a mysterious Englishman. It turns out that he's the notorious spy Guy Burgess.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Alan Bates, Coral Browne, Charles Gray, Harold Innocent

Votes: 476

27. The Wicked Lady (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 1,244 | Gross: $0.72M

28. Hard Times (1994)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama

In the first part of this adaptation by Peter Barnes, we are introduced to Tom and Louisa.

Stars: Harriet Walter, Bill Paterson, Alan Bates, Beatie Edney

Votes: 280

29. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 21,972 | Gross: $20.71M

30. Great Performances (1971– )

TV-G | Drama

Filmed and televised versions of theater productions, such as plays, musicals, operas, ballets, and concerts from around the world.

Stars: Julie Andrews, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo, Walter Cronkite

Votes: 731

31. Play for Today (1970–1984)

75 min | Comedy, Drama

A British television anthology drama series that aired on BBC1 between 1970 and 1984.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nigel Hawthorne, Tony Caunter, David Daker

Votes: 290

32. King of Hearts (1966)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Comedy, War

During World War I, a British private, sent ahead to a French town to scout for enemy presence, is mistaken for a King by the colorful patients of an insane asylum.

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Marc Dudicourt, Daniel Boulanger

Votes: 3,859 | Gross: $0.02M

33. Nothing But the Best (1964)

99 min | Comedy

Success has James Brewster's name written all over it, and he also has his heart set on his boss' daughter. A con artist hires him to help out on a bank scheme, but then again, James will ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Alan Bates, Denholm Elliott, Harry Andrews, Millicent Martin

Votes: 344

34. Piccadilly Circus (1976–1977)

90 min

Monthly public television series presenting a variety of programs produced in Great Britain, dramas, comedies, documentaries, and family films.

Stars: Georgina Hale, Tom Baker, Alan Bates, Simon Cadell

35. The Shout (1978)

86 min | Drama, Horror

A traveller by the name of Crossley forces himself upon a musician and his wife in a lonely part of Devon, and uses the aboriginal magic he has learned to displace his host.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt, Robert Stephens

Votes: 4,112

36. The Four Just Men (1959–1960)

30 min | Drama

Four men: a British politician, an American journalist in Paris, a lawyer in the U.S., and a Roman hotelier, band together to fight injustice wherever they find it.

Stars: Richard Conte, Dan Dailey, Jack Hawkins, Lisa Gastoni

Votes: 98



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