The 40 Best films of Gregory Peck.

Kind hearted, generous and wonderful Gregory Peck, in his
marvelous film career produced a number of indelible characters, including Atticus Finch, in the timeless "To Kill a Mockingbird." Each performance by Mr. Peck was sheer excellence. Eldred Gregory Peck hails from my own hometown, San Diego, having been born and raised in the beautiful La Jolla district of San Diego. Along with gentle fellow citizens and actors, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer, Peck founded the wonderful La Jolla Playhouse. His memory is revered by his family, his many friends and his community. Here are 40 of my favorite films of the great Gregory Peck.
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1.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
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Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice. (129 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
2.
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
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A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred. (118 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
3.
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich. (125 mins.)
 
4.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
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A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel. (158 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
5.
Spellbound (1945)
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. (111 mins.)
 
6.
The Gunfighter (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner. (85 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
7.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
8.
The Big Country (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (165 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young priest, Father Chisholm is sent to China to establish a Catholic parish among the non-Christian Chinese... (137 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
 
10.
Moby Dick (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
11.
Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. (118 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
12.
The Paradine Case (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending. (125 mins.)
 
13.
Mirage (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it? (108 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
14.
MacArthur (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War. (130 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
15.
Cape Fear (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A lawyer's family is stalked by a man he once helped put in jail. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
16.
Yellow Sky (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town. (98 mins.)
 
17.
The Yearling (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A boy persuades his parents to allow him to adopt a young deer, but what will happen if the deer misbehaves? (128 mins.)
Director: Clarence Brown
 
18.
On the Beach (1959)
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After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months. (134 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
19.
Night People (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
During the Cold War, an American soldier is abducted by Soviet agents in West Berlin, sparking a recovery effort led by Colonel Steve Van Dyke. (93 mins.)
 
20.
How the West Was Won (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion in the nineteenth century - including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads. (164 mins.)
 
21.
Arabesque (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics. (105 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
22.
The Omen (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son? (111 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
23.
Marooned (1969)
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Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out? (134 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
24.
Old Gringo (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When school teacher Harriet Winslow goes to Mexico to teach, she is kidnapped by Gen. Tomas Arroyo and his revolutionaries... (119 mins.)
Director: Luis Puenzo
 
25.
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A bandit kidnaps a Marshal who has seen a map showing a gold vein on Indian lands, but other groups are looking for it too, while the Apache try to keep the secret location undisturbed. (128 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
26.
The Sea Wolves (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A true WW2 story: the British must attack a German ship but it's safe in neutral Goa. So they send civilians, ex-soldiers about 60 years old. (120 mins.)
 
27.
The Stalking Moon (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sympathetic retired army scout takes-in a white woman and her half-Apache son, not knowing that the boy's father, a murderous renegade Apache, is after them. (109 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
28.
Behold a Pale Horse (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Famous Spanish bandit Artiguez returns to his native Spanish village after 20 years in French exile but Spanish cop Vinolas is setting a trap for him. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
29.
Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1944, an Army doctor is in charge of a neuropsychiatric ward at an Army Air Corps hospital in Arizona and he must deal with a variety of tough cases. (126 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
30.
Beloved Infidel (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Toward the end of his life, F. Scott Fitzgerald is writing for Hollywood studios to be able to afford the cost of an asylum for his wife. He is also struggling against alcoholism. Into his life comes the famous gossip columnist. (123 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
31.
The Bravados (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Jim Douglas has been relentlessly pursuing the four outlaws who murdered his wife, but finds them in jail about to be hanged... (98 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
32.
Designing Woman (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common. (118 mins.)
 
33.
The Purple Plain (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air raid, bomber pilot Forrester becomes a solitary killing machine... (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
34.
Other People's Money (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a "mom and pop" company. The patriarch of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter... (103 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
35.
I Walk the Line (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Henry Tawes is the sheriff in a small town in Tennessee. A man of strong moral fibre, he is always quick to judge others and follows the law zealously... (97 mins.)
 
36.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro. (114 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
37.
Only the Valiant (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A despised cavalry commander is unfairly blamed by his troop for the death of a popular officer and must redeem himself in front of his men during an Indian attack on the fort. (105 mins.)
Director: Gordon Douglas
 
38.
The Great Sinner (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young writer goes to Wiesbaden to write about gambling and gamblers, only to ultimately become a compulsive gambler himself... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
39.
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters. (117 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
40.
David and Bathsheba (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After King David sees the beautiful Bathsheba bathing from the palace roof, he enters into an adulterous affair which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel. (116 mins.)
Director: Henry King