Best Donald Pleasence movies

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Best Donald Pleasence movies
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TOP 25:
The Count of Monte-Cristo
The Count of Monte-Cristo
Donald Pleasence as: Danglars
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, TV Movie
Release: 1975
A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbe dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbe told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him.

TOP 24:
The Black Windmill
The Black Windmill
Donald Pleasence as: Cedric Harper
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Release: 1974
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best John Vernon movies?


TOP 23:
The Eagle Has Landed
The Eagle Has Landed
Donald Pleasence as: Himmler
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Action, Thriller, War
Release: 1976
When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jenny Agutter movies?

TOP 22:
Halloween II
Halloween II
Donald Pleasence as: Dr. Sam Loomis
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1981
After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis, Michael Myers has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dana Carvey movies?

TOP 21:
The Last Tycoon
The Last Tycoon
Donald Pleasence as: Boxley
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1976
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sammo Hung movies?


TOP 20:
THX 1138
THX 1138
Donald Pleasence as: SEN
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction
Release: 1971
People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

TOP 19:
1984
1984
Donald Pleasence as: R. Parsons
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 1956
In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patrick Troughton movies?

TOP 18:
Will Penny
Will Penny
Donald Pleasence as: Preacher Quint
Genre: Adventure, Action
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 Charlton Heston movies?


TOP 17:
Look Back in Anger
Look Back in Anger
Donald Pleasence as: Hurst
Genre: Drama
Release: 1959
A disillusioned, angry university graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Claire Bloom movies?

TOP 16:
You Only Live Twice
You Only Live Twice
Donald Pleasence as: Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Release: 1967
A mysterious spacecraft captures Russian and American space capsules and brings the two superpowers to the brink of war. James Bond investigates the case in Japan and comes face to face with his archenemy Blofeld.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mie Hama movies?

TOP 15:

Telefon

Telefon
Donald Pleasence as: Nicolai Dalchimsky
Genre: Thriller
Release: 1977
Nicolai Dalchimski, a mad KGB agent steals a notebook full of names of "sleeping" undercover KGB agents sent to the U.S. in the 1950's. These agents got their assignments under hypnosis, so they can't remember their missions until they're told a line of a Robert Frost poem. Dalchimski flees to the U.S. and starts phoning these agents who perform sabotage acts against military targets.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charles Bronson movies?


TOP 14:

From Beyond the Grave

From Beyond the Grave
Donald Pleasence as: Jim Underwood
Genre: Horror
Release: 1974
Four customers purchase (or take) items from Temptations Limited, an antiques shop whose motto is "Offers You Cannot Resist". A nasty fate awaits all of them—particularly those who cheat the shop's Proprietor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Peter Cushing movies?

TOP 13:

The Night of the Generals

The Night of the Generals
Donald Pleasence as: General Kahlenberge
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Release: 1967
An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also involved in a plot to kill Hitler
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Omar Sharif movies?

TOP 12:

Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness
Donald Pleasence as: Vater Loomis
Genre: Horror
Release: 1987
A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

TOP 11:

Phenomena

Phenomena
Donald Pleasence as: Professor John McGregor
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1985
A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Davide Marotta movies?


TOP 10:

Fantastic Voyage

Fantastic Voyage
Donald Pleasence as: Dr. Michaels
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 1966
The science of miniaturization has been unlocked, and the army has big plans. But when a scientist carrying the secret of the process is injured in a surprise attack, a life-threatening blood clot puts him into a coma. Now, a team of adventurers will have to use the technology to travel inside his body and destroy the clot.

TOP 9:

Shadows and Fog

Shadows and Fog
Donald Pleasence as: Doctor
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Release: 1991
With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lily Tomlin movies?

TOP 8:

Cul-de-sac

Cul-de-sac
Donald Pleasence as: George
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1966
A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.

TOP 7:

The Thief and the Cobbler

The Thief and the Cobbler
Donald Pleasence as: Phido the Vulture (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Release: 1993
It is written among the limitless constellations of the celestial heavens, and in the depths of the emerald seas, and upon every grain of sand in the vast deserts, that the world which we see is an outward and visible dream, of an inward and invisible reality ... Once upon a time there was a golden city. In the center of the golden city, atop the tallest minaret, were three golden balls. The ancients had prophesied that if the three golden balls were ever taken away, harmony would yield to discord, and the city would fall to destruction and death. But... the mystics had also foretold that the city might be saved by the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things. In the city there dwelt a lowly shoemaker, who was known as Tack the Cobbler. Also in the city... existed a Thief, who shall be... nameless.

TOP 6:

Soldier Blue

Soldier Blue
Donald Pleasence as: Isaac Q. Cumber
Genre: Western, Action, Drama
Release: 1970
After a cavalry group is massacred by the Cheyenne, only two survivors remain: Honus, a naive private devoted to his duty, and Cresta, a young woman who had lived with the Cheyenne two years and whose sympathies lie more with them than with the US government. Together, they must try to reach the cavalry's main base camp. As they travel onward, Honus is torn between his growing affection for Cresta.


TOP 5:

Escape from New York

Escape from New York
Donald Pleasence as: President of the United States
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Release: 1981
In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict to rescue him.

TOP 4:

Watch Out, We're Mad

Watch Out, We're Mad
Original Title: ...altrimenti ci arrabbiamo!
Donald Pleasence as: The Doctor
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1974
After a tied 1st place in a local stunt race, two drivers start a contest to decide who of them will own the prize, a dune buggy. But when a mobster destroys the car, they are determined to get it back.

TOP 3:

Wake in Fright

Wake in Fright
Donald Pleasence as: Doc Tydon
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1971
Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into his own destruction.

TOP 2:

Halloween

Halloween
Donald Pleasence as: Dr. Sam Loomis
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1978
On a black and unholy Halloween night years ago, little Michael Myers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold bold. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital – until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighbourhood to relive his grisly murder again…and again…and again. For this is a night of evil. Tonight is Halloween!

TOP 1:

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
Donald Pleasence as: Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Release: 1963
The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.



If you like the best Donald Pleasence movies, then you will also like the best John Vernon movies, where many of their films coincide.