The Best 25 films of Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston has been described as a man from a different era, not of the present. Mr. Heston's list of film credits support this observation. However, Heston's performances have been consistently excellent, whether portraits of the past or the future. He has created many indelible film characterizatons over his long and distinguished career. Here are 25 of his very best.
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1.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
2.
Ben-Hur (1959)
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When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (212 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
3.
The Big Country (1958)
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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
 
4.
The Buccaneer (1958)
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During the War of 1812 against the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland: General Andrew Jackson... (119 mins.)
Director: Anthony Quinn
 
5.
Soylent Green (1973)
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In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO. (97 mins.)
 
6.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle. (152 mins.)
 
7.
The Omega Man (1971)
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Army doctor Robert Neville struggles to create a cure for the plague that wiped out most of the human race. (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
8.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
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An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved. (112 mins.)
 
9.
Will Penny (1967)
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Aging cowboy Will Penny gets a line camp job on a large cattle spread and finds his isolated cabin is already occupied by a husbandless woman and her young son. (108 mins.)
Director: Tom Gries
 
10.
El Cid (1961)
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The fabled Spanish hero Rodrigo Diaz (a.k.a. El Cid) overcomes a family vendetta and court intrigue to defend Christian Spain against the Moors. (182 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
11.
The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)
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The life of Jesus Christ. (225 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
12.
The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)
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A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name. (105 mins.)
 
13.
Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
14.
The Far Horizons (1955)
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United States has just acquired Louisiana from France. An expedition led by Lewis and Clark is sent... (108 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
15.
Major Dundee (1965)
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In 1864, due to frequent Apache raids from Mexico into the US, a Union officer decides to illegally cross the border and destroy the Apache, using a mixed army of Union troops, Confederate POWs, civilian mercenaries and scouts. (123 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
16.
55 Days at Peking (1963)
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives. (154 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
17.
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
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A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game... (115 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
18.
Gray Lady Down (1978)
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A Navy Captain uses his experimental Snark to reach a nuclear submarine stuck on an ocean ledge. (111 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
19.
Three Violent People (1956)
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When Confederate officer Colt Saunders returns to his Texas ranch after the war he finds his lands wanted by carpetbaggers and by corrupt provisional government commissioners Harrison and Cable. (100 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
20.
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
21.
Ruby Gentry (1952)
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A sexy but poor young girl marries a rich man she doesn't love, but carries a torch for another man. (82 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
 
22.
Midway (1976)
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A dramatization of the battle that was heralded as the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (132 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
23.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them. (162 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
24.
Lucy Gallant (1955)
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The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Parrish
 
25.
Pony Express (1953)
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Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it. (101 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper