The Complete Christopher Lee Feature Filmography (1948-2016)

by GusF | created - 10 Jan 2015 | updated - 26 Jul 2016 | Public

From his film debut in 1948 until his death in 2015, Christopher Lee appeared in at least one film in every year except for 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000 and 2006. His final film, "The Hunting of the Snark", will be released posthumously in 2016.

The most films in which he appeared in any year was 11 in 1970.

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1. Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen, Hugh Sinclair

Votes: 240

2. One Night with You (1948)

92 min | Comedy, Musical

Two strangers meet when they both miss their trains, and end up spending a penniless day and night together. An English version of 'It Happened One Night'.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Nino Martini, Patricia Roc, Bonar Colleano, Hugh Wakefield

Votes: 56

3. Hamlet (1948)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 13,192

This was the first of 24 films that Christopher Lee made with Peter Cushing.

4. A Song for Tomorrow (1948)

62 min | Drama, Romance

Derek Wardell is struck with amnesia, and the last thing he remembers is the beautiful voice of the opera singer Helen Maxwell. When he regains consciousness, Wardell thinks that he's in love with her.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Evelyn McCabe, Ralph Michael, Shaun Noble, James Hayter

Votes: 46

5. Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

47 min | Drama, Mystery

A glamour model helps Scotland Yard to catch a criminal gang.

Director: Slim Hand | Stars: Ralph Michael, Peggy Evans, Christopher Lee, Diana Dors

Votes: 73

This is the first of many, many films in which Christopher Lee played a villain.

6. My Brother's Keeper (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Roome | Stars: Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, George Cole, Bill Owen

Votes: 178

7. Saraband (1948)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

A young woman marries Prince George but it's far from a love match. Then she falls for a Swedish Count.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood, Flora Robson, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 300

8. Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

PG | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

The story of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 expedition and his quest to be the first to reach the South Pole in Antarctica.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: John Mills, Derek Bond, Diana Churchill, Harold Warrender

Votes: 1,298

9. The Gay Lady (1949)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

In the 1890s, Trottie True moves from bit theatre parts to stardom, and from balloonist Sid Skinner to more prominent men. Later on, she wonders if Sid wasn't better after all, and seeks to... See full summary »

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Jean Kent, James Donald, Hugh Sinclair, Lana Morris

Votes: 79

10. They Were Not Divided (1950)

102 min | War

The film begins in a WW II training depot of a British Guards armoured regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together before ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry, Stella Andrew

Votes: 172

11. Prelude to Fame (1950)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

While vacationing in Italy, Nick Morell, son of John Morell, a famous English philosopher and amateur musician and his wife Catherine, becomes friendly with young Guido, and Morell ... See full summary »

Director: Fergus McDonell | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Kathleen Byron, Kathleen Ryan, Jeremy Spenser

Votes: 77

12. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 5,306

13. Valley of the Eagles (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Drama

A Norwegian scientist builds a device that can convert sound waves into electrical energy. However, the machine is stolen by the scientist's wife and assistant, who head across the frozen ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Jack Warner, Nadia Gray, John McCallum, Anthony Dawson

Votes: 159

14. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 4,930

15. Mr. Potts Goes to Moscow (1952)

93 min | Comedy

Potts (George Cole), a British Sanitary Engineer (a plumber in the Colonies), leaves on vacation (holiday in the Empire) with a set of plans for a new secret weapon which he has mistaken ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: George Cole, Oskar Homolka, Nadia Gray, Frederick Valk

Votes: 89

16. Bombay Waterfront (1952)

71 min | Mystery

The Temples investigate a series of gruesome murders attributed to a mysterious figure known as "The Marquis."

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: John Bentley, Patricia Dainton, Grey Blake, Peter Gawthorne

Votes: 70

17. Babes in Bagdad (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney, John Boles

Votes: 55

18. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier

Votes: 4,281 | Gross: $11.81M

20. Innocents in Paris (1953)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy

A selection of passengers catch the plane from London for an early 1950's weekend in Paris. The Scotsman in his kilt, the elderly lady painter, the international negotiator, and the pretty ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Peter Illing, Gaby Bruyère, James Copeland, Monique Gérard

Votes: 253

22. Destination Milan (1954)

78 min | Drama

Compilation of three episodes of "Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents" television series: "Lowland Fling," "The Guilty Person," and "Destination Milan."

Directors: Leslie Arliss, John Gilling, Lawrence Huntington | Stars: Lorraine Clewes, Yusef Crandall, Cyril Cusack, Tommy Duggan

Votes: 12

23. Cross-Roads (1955)

22 min | Short, Crime, Drama

A young man returns from the grave to avenge himself on an impresario who caused the death of his sister.

Director: John Fitchen | Stars: Christopher Lee, Ferdy Mayne, Mercy Haystead, Janet Richards

Votes: 75

24. That Lady (1955)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Ana, the Princess of Eboli, wears a black patch over her right eye, where she was blinded as a youth when fighting a duel in defense of her king, the despotic Philip. Thereafter she and the... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Gilbert Roland, Paul Scofield, Françoise Rosay

Votes: 102

25. The Dark Avenger (1955)

Unrated | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, History

During the 14th century when the Hundred-Year War between France and England ends with the English occupation of French Aquitainia rebel French knights vow to oust Prince Edward of Walles, ruler of Aquitainia.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 413

26. Police Dog (1955)

70 min | Crime, Drama

When his colleague is killed during a chase in Kentish Town, London bobby Frank volunteers to become a dog-handler. Rex, his new companion, starts to take over his home life more than ... See full summary »

Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Joan Rice, Tim Turner, Sandra Dorne, Charles Victor

Votes: 60

27. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama

During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

Votes: 1,326

28. Alias John Preston (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He invests in local businesses and gets involved in community affairs. Eventually, he meets a local belle, Sally, and wins her from ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Betta St. John, Alexander Knox, Christopher Lee, Sandra Dorne

Votes: 140

29. Storm Over the Nile (1955)

107 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

A CinemaScope remake of "The Four Feathers"

Directors: Zoltan Korda, Terence Young | Stars: Anthony Steel, Laurence Harvey, James Robertson Justice, Mary Ure

Votes: 399

30. Private's Progress (1956)

102 min | Comedy, War

In WW2, a failed British officer is selected by his uncle, a Brigadier with the War Office, to participate in a secret operation to "recover" looted artworks from the Nazis.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Ronald Adam, Henry B. Longhurst, Peter Jones

Votes: 583

31. Alexander the Great (1956)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Votes: 2,890

32. Port Afrique (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Rip Reardon, ex-Army flier, returns to his home in French Morocco and finds his wife dead, and he suspects she has been murdered. Police Colonel Moussac insists she committed suicide. Rip ... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Pier Angeli, Philip Carey, Dennis Price, Eugene Deckers

Votes: 90

33. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the first major naval battle of the Second World War, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,235

34. Beyond Mombasa (1956)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Donna Reed, Leo Genn, Ron Randell

Votes: 207

35. Night Ambush (1957)

Unrated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Led by British officers, partisans on Crete plan to kidnap the island's German commander and smuggle him to Cairo to embarrass the occupiers.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Marius Goring, David Oxley, Dimitri Andreas

Votes: 1,199

36. The Accursed (1957)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Mystery

A German Jewish doctor, who is a former resistance fighter against the Nazis during the war, attends an annual reunion at the home of a former British officer. However, when he discovers ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael McCarthy, Gilbert Gunn | Stars: Donald Wolfit, Robert Bray, Jane Griffiths, Anton Diffring

Votes: 147

37. She Played with Fire (1957)

95 min | Crime, Drama

An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price, Violet Farebrother

Votes: 242

38. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee

Votes: 7,493 | Gross: $7.00M

This was Christopher Lee's first of 22 Hammer films.

39. Stowaway Girl (1957)

87 min | Drama

A middle-aged steamboat captain who believes in a rigorous self-control when it comes to needs, desires and emotions slowly falls for a pretty female stowaway.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Trevor Howard, Leslie Weston, Donald Pleasence, Jack MacGowran

Votes: 58

40. Bitter Victory (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, War

A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Richard Burton, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,468

41. The Truth About Women (1957)

Unrated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

A man recalls his relationships with the women he loved as he tries to help another man try to understand them as well.

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Julie Harris, Diane Cilento, Mai Zetterling

Votes: 117

42. A Tale of Two Cities (1958)

117 min | Drama, History, Romance

During the turbulent days of the French Revolution, Frenchwoman Lucie Manette falls in love with Englishman Charles Darnay who's hiding his true identity and purpose.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Cecil Parker, Stephen Murray

Votes: 1,145

43. Horror of Dracula (1958)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

Jonathan Harker begets the ire of Count Dracula after he accepts a job at the vampire's castle under false pretenses.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Michael Gough, Melissa Stribling

Votes: 17,436

44. Missiles from Hell (1958)

82 min | Drama, War

This forgotten war adventure centres on the secret Nazi missile installation of the V1 Rocket. Rennie is a guerilla fighter who leads a group of Polish fighters on a mission to destroy the ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Medina, Milly Vitale, David Knight

Votes: 198

45. Corridors of Blood (1958)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

Dr. Thomas Bolton fights for the use of anesthetic in surgery and uses himself as a guinea pig but soon finds himself addicted.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Christopher Lee, Finlay Currie

Votes: 1,382

46. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi

Votes: 7,746

47. The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A centenarian artist and scientist in 1890 Paris maintains his youth and health by periodically replacing a gland with that of a living person.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee, Arnold Marlé

Votes: 1,162

48. Hot Money Girl (1959)

81 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Hidden somewhere inside St. Teresa's Convent in Czechoslovakia is a box containing a fortune in jewels. A lot of people are after it.

Director: Alvin Rakoff | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Dawn Addams, Marius Goring, Christopher Lee

Votes: 56

49. The Mummy (1959)

Unrated | 88 min | Adventure, Horror

In 1895, British archaeologists find and open the tomb of Egyptian Princess Ananka with nefarious consequences.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux, Eddie Byrne

Votes: 6,427

50. Tempi duri per i vampiri (1959)

85 min | Comedy, Horror

5.2