The Best 24 Films of Albert Finney

Wonderful, wildly talented actor, Albert Finney is certainly in the discussion of finest actors of all time. Finney's performances are consistently excellent with never a false note. Mr. Finney, along with Olivier, O'Toole, Hopkins and
Burton are the top five movie actors from Great Britain, but this group ranks toward the top in the all time list as well.
Finney has created some truly indelible characterizations on screen over his remarkable career. It is a pleasure to suggest 24 of his best!
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1.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (128 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
2.
The Dresser (1983)
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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear. (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
3.
Under the Volcano (1984)
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The last 24 hours in the life of Geoffrey Firmin, a lonely, depressed English consul who retreats to alcohol for solace. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
4.
Tom Jones (1963)
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The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England. (128 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
5.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
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Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties. (115 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
6.
Shoot the Moon (1982)
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A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated... (124 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
7.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
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An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. (131 mins.)
 
8.
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
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When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax. (117 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
9.
The Browning Version (1994)
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Andrew Crocker-Harris is an embittered and disliked teacher of Greek and Latin at a British public school... (97 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
10.
Washington Square (1997)
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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father... (115 mins.)
 
11.
Two for the Road (1967)
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A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage. (111 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
12.
A Good Year (2006)
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A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
13.
Big Fish (2003)
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A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life. (125 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
 
14.
Night Must Fall (1964)
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A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all. (101 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
15.
Traffic (2000)
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A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business. (147 mins.)
 
16.
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
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Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer. (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
17.
The Entertainer (1960)
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Archie Rice, an old-time British music hall performer sinking into final defeat, schemes to stay in show business. (96 mins.)
Director: Tony Richardson
 
18.
Amazing Grace (2006)
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The idealist William Wilberforce maneuvers his way through Parliament, endeavoring to end the British transatlantic slave trade. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Apted
 
19.
Wolfen (1981)
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A New York cop investigates a series of brutal deaths that resemble animal attacks. (115 mins.)
 
20.
The Picasso Summer (1969)
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A San Francisco couple travels to France in search of Pablo Picasso. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Sallin
 
21.
Breakfast of Champions (1999)
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A portrait of a fictional town in the mid west that is home to a group of idiosyncratic and slightly neurotic characters... (110 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
22.
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
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A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child. (89 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
23.
Skyfall (2012)
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Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. (143 mins.)
Director: Sam Mendes
 
24.
The Bourne Legacy (2012)
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An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. (135 mins.)
Director: Tony Gilroy