Best Charlton Heston movies

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Best Charlton Heston movies
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TOP 25:
Khartoum
Khartoum
Charlton Heston as: Gen. Charles 'Chinese' Gordon
Genre: Adventure, History, War
Release: 1966
English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.

TOP 24:
Midway
Midway
Charlton Heston as: Capt. Matthew Garth
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Release: 1976
This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tadanobu Asano movies?


TOP 23:
Major Dundee
Major Dundee
Charlton Heston as: Major Amos Charles Dundee
Genre: Western, War
Release: 1965
During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Coburn movies?

TOP 22:
Will Penny
Will Penny
Charlton Heston as: Will Penny
Genre: Western, Romance
Release: 1967
Will Penny, an aging cowpoke, takes a job on a ranch which requires him to ride the line of the property looking for trespassers or, worse, squatters. He finds that his cabin in the high mountains has been appropriated by a woman whose guide to Oregon has deserted her and her son. Too ashamed to kick mother and child out just as the bitter winter of the mountains sets in, he agrees to share the cabin until the spring thaw. But it isn't just the snow that slowly thaws; the lonely man and woman soon forget their mutual hostility and start developing a deep love for one another.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donald Pleasence movies?

TOP 21:
Armageddon
Armageddon
Charlton Heston as: Narrator
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1998
When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Billy Bob Thornton movies?


TOP 20:
True Lies
True Lies
Charlton Heston as: Spencer Trilby
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1994
A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eliza Dushku movies?

TOP 19:
El Cid
El Cid
Charlton Heston as: El Cid
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Release: 1961
Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz ("El Cid" to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour, still succeeds in taking the initiative and driving the Moors from Spain.

TOP 18:
Soylent Green
Soylent Green
Charlton Heston as: Detective Robert Thorn
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Science Fiction
Release: 1973
In an overpopulated futuristic Earth, a New York police detective finds himself marked for murder by government agents when he gets too close to a bizarre state secret involving the origins of a revolutionary and needed new foodstuff.


TOP 17:
Any Given Sunday
Any Given Sunday
Charlton Heston as: Commissioner
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
A star quarterback gets knocked out of the game and an unknown third stringer is called in to replace him. The unknown gives a stunning performance and forces the aging coach to reevaluate his game plans and life. A new co-owner/president adds to the pressure of winning. The new owner must prove her self in a male dominated world.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ann-Margret movies?

TOP 16:
The Three Musketeers
The Three Musketeers
Charlton Heston as: Cardinal Richelieu
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Release: 1973
The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is invited to join them in their efforts to oppose Cardinal Richelieu, who wishes to increase his already considerable power over the king. D'Artagnan must also juggle affairs with the charming Constance Bonancieux and the passionate Lady De Winter, a secret agent for the cardinal.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Corden movies?

TOP 15:

Gray Lady Down

Gray Lady Down
Charlton Heston as: Captain Paul Blanchard
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Release: 1978
The USS Neptune, a nuclear submarine, is sunk off the coast of Connecticut after a collision with a Norwegian cargo ship. The navy must attempt a potentially dangerous rescue in the hope of saving the lives of the crew.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ronny Cox movies?


TOP 14:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jane Fonda movies?

TOP 13:

The Agony and the Ecstasy

The Agony and the Ecstasy
Charlton Heston as: Michelangelo
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1965
Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tomás Milián movies?

TOP 12:

55 Days at Peking

55 Days at Peking
Charlton Heston as: Maj. Matt Lewis
Genre: History
Release: 1963
Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

TOP 11:

In the Mouth of Madness

In the Mouth of Madness
Charlton Heston as: Jackson Harglow
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1994
With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose...literally! Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane's mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb's End.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jürgen Prochnow movies?


TOP 10:

Hail Satan?

Hail Satan?
Charlton Heston as: Himself (archive footage)
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2019
A look at the intersection of religion and activism, tracing the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple is calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation's soul. But are they for real?

TOP 9:

Hamlet

Hamlet
Charlton Heston as: Player King
Genre: Drama
Release: 1996
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother now marrying the murderer... his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Perdita Weeks movies?

TOP 8:

Hercules

Hercules
Charlton Heston as: Narrator (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Family
Release: 1997
Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Matt Frewer movies?

TOP 7:

Tombstone

Tombstone
Charlton Heston as: Henry Hooker
Genre: Action, Western
Release: 1993
Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.

TOP 6:

Bowling for Columbine

Bowling for Columbine
Charlton Heston as: Himself - NRA President
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2002
This is not a film about gun control. It is a film about the fearful heart and soul of the United States, and the 280 million Americans lucky enough to have the right to a constitutionally protected Uzi. From a look at the Columbine High School security camera tapes to the home of Oscar-winning NRA President Charlton Heston, from a young man who makes homemade napalm with The Anarchist's Cookbook to the murder of a six-year-old girl by another six-year-old. Bowling for Columbine is a journey through the US, through our past, hoping to discover why our pursuit of happiness is so riddled with violence.


TOP 5:

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes
Charlton Heston as: George Taylor
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 1968
An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

TOP 4:

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments
Charlton Heston as: Moses
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1956
Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

TOP 3:

The Big Country

The Big Country
Charlton Heston as: Steve Leech
Genre: Drama, Western, Romance
Release: 1958
Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is spoiled, selfish and controlled by her wealthy father, Major Henry Terrill. The Major is involved in a ruthless civil war, over watering rights for cattle, with a rough hewn clan led by Rufus Hannassey. The land in question is owned by Julie Maragon and both Terrill and Hannassey want it.

TOP 2:

Touch of Evil

Touch of Evil
Charlton Heston as: Ramon Miguel Vargas
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 1958
When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.

TOP 1:

Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur
Charlton Heston as: Judah Ben-Hur
Genre: Adventure, History
Release: 1959
Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.



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