Richard Burton Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
TV-MA

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

(1966)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
George
Director:
Mike Nichols
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Segal, Elizabeth Taylor, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Flanagan
6
0
Becket

Becket

(1964)
8
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Becket / Thomas Becket
Director:
Peter Glenville
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Peter O'Toole, Gino Cervi, Paolo Stoppa
8
0
The Night of the Iguana

The Night of the Iguana

(1964)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Rev. Dr. T. Lawrence Shannon
Director:
John Huston
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Sue Lyon, Skip Ward
6
0
Where Eagles Dare
PG

Where Eagles Dare

(1968)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Smith
Director:
Brian G. Hutton
Genres:
Action, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Clint Eastwood, Mary Ure, Patrick Wymark, Michael Hordern
7
0
Now Barabbas

Now Barabbas

(1949)
3
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Gordon Parry
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cedric Hardwicke, William Hartnell, Ronald Howard, Richard Greene
3
1
Zulu

Zulu

(1964)
4
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Cy Endfield
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Jack Hawkins, James Booth, Stanley Baker
4
1
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

(1965)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alec Leamas
Director:
Martin Ritt
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker, George Voskovec, Oskar Werner
6
1
The Longest Day
G

The Longest Day

(1962)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck
Genres:
Drama, War, Action, History
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Sean Connery, Robert Mitchum, Eddie Albert
2
0
Anne of the Thousand Days
PG

Anne of the Thousand Days

(1969)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
King Henry VIII
Director:
Charles Jarrott
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Anthony Quayle, Irene Papas, Geneviève Bujold, John Colicos
4
1
Hamlet

Hamlet

(1964)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Hamlet
Director:
John Gielgud, Bill Colleran
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, William Redfield, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie
1
1
My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

(1952)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Philip Ashley
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Olivia de Havilland, George Dolenz, Ronald Squire, Audrey Dalton
5
0
Nineteen Eighty-Four
R

Nineteen Eighty-Four

(1984)
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
O'Brien
Director:
Michael Radford
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Gregor Fisher, Cyril Cusack, John Hurt, Suzanna Hamilton
5
1
The Last Days of Dolwyn

The Last Days of Dolwyn

(1949)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gareth
Director:
Emlyn Williams
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Emlyn Williams, Edith Evans, Anthony James, Allan Aynesworth
3
0
Equus
R

Equus

(1977)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin Dysart
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Peter Firth, Colin Blakely, Harry Andrews, Joan Plowright
2
0
Look Back in Anger

Look Back in Anger

(1959)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Porter
Director:
Tony Richardson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claire Bloom, Edith Evans, Mary Ure, Gary Raymond
2
0
The Caretaker

The Caretaker

(1963)
0
1
As:
Producer
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harold Pinter, Donald Pleasence, Alan Bates, Robert Shaw
0
1
The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

(1967)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Petruchio
Director:
Franco Zeffirelli
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack, Michael York, Elizabeth Taylor
1
0
The Medusa Touch
PG

The Medusa Touch

(1978)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Morlar
Director:
Jack Gold
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror
Star Cast:
Lee Remick, Alan Badel, Harry Andrews, Lino Ventura
5
0
Cleopatra
G

Cleopatra

(1963)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Antony
Director:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Darryl F. Zanuck, Rouben Mamoulian
Genres:
History, Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Pamela Brown, George Cole, Elizabeth Taylor, Hume Cronyn
1
1
The Robe

The Robe

(1953)
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcellus Gallio
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Jay Robinson, Michael Rennie, Victor Mature
5
1
Prince of Players

Prince of Players

(1955)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Edwin Booth
Director:
Philip Dunne
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Charles Bickford, Raymond Massey, John Derek, Maggie McNamara
2
0
The Wild Geese
R

The Wild Geese

(1978)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Allen Faulkner
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, Roger Moore, Hardy Krüger, Stewart Granger
2
0
Bitter Victory

Bitter Victory

(1957)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Leith
Director:
Nicholas Ray
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Curd Jürgens, Ruth Roman, Raymond Pellegrin
0
0
Villain
R

Villain

(1971)
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vic Dakin
Director:
Michael Tuchner
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Ian McShane, Donald Sinden, Fiona Lewis, Nigel Davenport
3
2
Sutjeska
PG

Sutjeska

(1973)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Josip Broz Tito
Director:
Stipe Delic
Genres:
War
Star Cast:
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Irene Papas, Milena Dravic, Orson Welles
0
1
The Desert Rats

The Desert Rats

(1953)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, War, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Douglas, James Mason, Robert Newton, Torin Thatcher
1
1
Waterfront

Waterfront

(1950)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Satterthwaite
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Newton, Kathleen Harrison, Avis Scott, Susan Shaw
0
0
Laughter in the Dark
X

Laughter in the Dark

(1969)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Richardson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nicol Williamson, Siân Phillips, Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Drouot
0
0
Rappresaglia
PG

Rappresaglia

(1973)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Col. Herbert Kappler
Director:
George P. Cosmatos
Genres:
History, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Leo McKern, Anthony Steel, Marcello Mastroianni, John Steiner
1
0
Absolution
R

Absolution

(1978)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Goddard
Director:
Anthony Page
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Dominic Guard, David Bradley, Andrew Keir
2
1
Jackpot

Jackpot

(1975)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Reid Lawerence
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Maurice Ronet, James Coburn, Charlotte Rampling, Capucine
1
0
The Comedians

The Comedians

(1967)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Brown
Director:
Peter Glenville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Elizabeth Taylor, Alec Guinness, Peter Ustinov
0
1
The V.I.P.s

The V.I.P.s

(1963)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Andros
Director:
Anthony Asquith
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, Margaret Rutherford, Louis Jourdan
2
0
Ice Palace

Ice Palace

(1960)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Zeb Kennedy
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
History, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Ryan, Martha Hyer, Jim Backus, Carolyn Jones
1
0
The Sandpiper
TV-14

The Sandpiper

(1965)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Edward Hewitt
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Elizabeth Taylor, Charles Bronson, Robert Webber
3
0
Under Milk Wood
PG

Under Milk Wood

(1972)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
First Man
Director:
Andrew Sinclair
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter O'Toole, Glynis Johns, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Merchant
1
0
What's New Pussycat

What's New Pussycat

(1965)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Woody Allen, Peter O'Toole, Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss
0
0
The Woman with No Name

The Woman with No Name

(1950)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Chamerd
Director:
Ladislao Vajda
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Phyllis Calvert, Edward Underdown, Helen Cherry, Anthony Nicholls
0
0
The Rains of Ranchipur

The Rains of Ranchipur

(1955)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Major Rama Safti
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Rennie, Lana Turner, Fred MacMurray, Joan Caulfield
2
0
Il viaggio
PG

Il viaggio

(1974)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cesare Braggi
Director:
Vittorio De Sica
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sophia Loren, Ian Bannen, Barbara Pilavin, Renato Pinciroli
0
0
Hammersmith Is Out
R

Hammersmith Is Out

(1972)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Hammersmith
Director:
Peter Ustinov
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Ustinov, Elizabeth Taylor, Leon Ames, Beau Bridges
0
0
Green Grow the Rushes

Green Grow the Rushes

(1951)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert 'Bob' Hammond
Director:
Derek N. Twist
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
Roger Livesey, Honor Blackman, Frederick Leister, John Salew
0
0
The Assassination of Trotsky
R

The Assassination of Trotsky

(1972)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Leon Trotsky
Director:
Joseph Losey
Genres:
Thriller, History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Valentina Cortese, Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Enrico Maria Salerno
1
1
Circle of Two
PG

Circle of Two

(1981)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ashley St. Clair
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Majors, Tatum O'Neal, Norma Dell'Agnese, Donann Cavin
0
0
Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

(1956)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Alexander
Director:
Robert Rossen
Genres:
War, Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones
2
0
Sea Wife

Sea Wife

(1957)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Biscuit
Director:
Bob McNaught
Genres:
War, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Joan Collins, Basil Sydney, Cy Grant, Ronald Squire
1
1
Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

(1967)
0
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Doctor Faustus
Director:
Richard Burton, Nevill Coghill
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Andreas Teuber, Ram Chopra, Richard Carwardine
0
0
The Bramble Bush

The Bramble Bush

(1960)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Guy Montford
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Rush, Angie Dickinson, Jack Carson, James Dunn
2
0
Bluebeard
R

Bluebeard

(1972)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Kurt Von Sepper
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Nathalie Delon, Virna Lisi, Raquel Welch, Marilù Tolo
1
0
Raid on Rommel
PG

Raid on Rommel

(1971)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Foster
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Wolfgang Preiss, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Danielle De Metz
0
0
Boom
PG

Boom

(1968)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Flanders
Director:
Joseph Losey
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Joanna Shimkus, Elizabeth Taylor, Noël Coward, Michael Dunn
0
1
Lovespell

Lovespell

(1981)
0
2
As:
Cast
Role:
King Mark of Cornwall
Director:
Tom Donovan
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Cyril Cusack, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Kate Mulgrew, Nicholas Clay
0
2
Candy
R

Candy

(1968)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
MacPhisto
Director:
Christian Marquand
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Marlon Brando, Charles Aznavour, James Coburn, John Huston
1
1
Staircase
R

Staircase

(1969)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Leeds
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Rogers, Royston Starr, Jake Kavanagh, Dermot Kelly
0
0
Klansman
R

Klansman

(1974)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Breck Stancill
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
O.J. Simpson, Lee Marvin, Cameron Mitchell, Lola Falana
0
0
Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz, 2. Teil
PG

Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz, 2. Teil

(1979)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Rolf Steiner
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Parks, Rod Steiger, Robert Mitchum, Helmut Griem
1
0
Exorcist II: The Heretic
R

Exorcist II: The Heretic

(1977)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Philip Lamont
Director:
John Boorman
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Paul Henreid, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow
0
0

TV Movie(s)

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm

(1974)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Winston Churchill
Director:
Herbert Wise
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Patrick Stewart, Ian Bannen, Robert Hardy, Virginia McKenna
0
1
The Tempest

The Tempest

(1960)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Caliban
Director:
George Schaefer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Poston, Liam Redmond, Roddy McDowall, Maurice Evans
1
0
The Fifth Column

The Fifth Column

(1960)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Maximilian Schell, Betsy von Furstenberg, Sally Ann Howes, Shaike Ophir
0
0
Divorce His - Divorce Hers

Divorce His - Divorce Hers

(1973)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin Reynolds
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Barry Foster, Carrie Nye, Gabriele Ferzetti
2
1
Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

(1974)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alec Harvey
Director:
Alan Bridges
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Hedley, Sophia Loren, Rosemary Leach, Ann Firbank
2
1
Mooch Goes to Hollywood

Mooch Goes to Hollywood

(1971)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Erdman
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gino Conforti, Vincent Price, Jim Backus, James Darren
1
0

Animation(s)

Sen noci svatojánské

Sen noci svatojánské (1959)

As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Jirí Trnka
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Joss Ackland, Ann Bell, Jean Desailly, Tom Criddle

TV Shows and Videos

BBC Sunday-Night Play

BBC Sunday-Night Play (1960)

As:
Cast
Director:
Naomi Capon, Rudolph Cartier, Darcy Conyers, Vivian A. Daniels, Wallace Douglas
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Rix, Joby Blanshard, Cyril Luckham, John Bennett, Peter Sallis
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)

As:
Cast
Director:
Rudolph Cartier, Harold Clayton, Julian Amyes, Stephen Harrison, Wallace Douglas
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Caldicot, George Woodbridge, Robert Brown, Brian Rix, Michael Brennan
Wagner

Wagner (1981)

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Wagner
Director:
Tony Palmer
Genres:
Drama, History, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, László Gálffi
Great Performances

Great Performances (1971)

As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Large, David Horn, Kirk Browning, Gary Halvorson, Matthew Diamond
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Renée Fleming, Plácido Domingo
Ellis Island

Ellis Island (1984)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jerry London
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, Joan Greenwood, Kate Burton, Claire Bloom, Richard Burton
The DuPont Show of the Month

The DuPont Show of the Month (1957)

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Mulligan, Ralph Nelson, Alex Segal, Sidney Lumet, Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama, Romance, History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shelley Winters, William Shatner, Elizabeth Montgomery, Richard Harris, Tim O'Connor
Celanese Theatre

Celanese Theatre (1951)

As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Segal
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, David Niven, Wendell Corey, Ralph Morgan
The James Mason Show

The James Mason Show (1956)

As:
Cast
Role:
Performer
Star Cast:
James Mason, Pamela Mason
Here's Lucy

Here's Lucy (1968)

As:
Cast
Director:
Coby Ruskin, Jack Donohue, Herbert Kenwith, George Marshall, Jack Baker
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr.

Richard Burton Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Equus Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1978
My Cousin Rachel Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1953
BAFTA Awards
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best British Actor 1967
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Best British Actor 1967
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Recording for Children 1976