Best Peter Cushing movies

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Best Peter Cushing movies
We present our ranking of the best Peter Cushing movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Peter Cushing.

TOP 25:
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
Peter Cushing as: Doctor Who
Genre: Science Fiction
Release: 1966
Doctor Who and his companions are hurled into the future and make a horrifying discovery: the Daleks have conquered Earth! The metal fiends have devastated entire continents and turned the survivors into Robomen.

TOP 24:
The Evil of Frankenstein
The Evil of Frankenstein
Peter Cushing as: Baron Frankenstein
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1964
Once hounded from his castle by outraged villagers for creating a monstrous living being, Baron Frankenstein returns to Karlstaad. High in the mountains they stumble on the body of the creature, perfectly preserved in the ice. He is brought back to life with the help of the hypnotist Zoltan who now controls the creature. Can Frankenstein break Zoltan's hypnotic spell that incites the monster to commit these horrific murders or will Zoltan induce the creature to destroy its creator?


TOP 23:
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
Peter Cushing as: Dr. Sandor Schreck (segment "Dr. Terror")
Genre: Horror
Release: 1965
Five strangers board a train and are joined by a mysterious fortune teller who offers to read their Tarot cards. Five separate stories unfold: An architect returns to his ancestoral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire; a huge plant takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand.

TOP 22:
Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Peter Cushing as: Ship's Captain
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Adventure
Release: 1972
The vengeful Doctor rises again, seeking the Scrolls of Life in an attempt to resurrect his deceased wife.

TOP 21:
Captain Clegg
Captain Clegg
Peter Cushing as: Rev. Dr. Blyss
Genre: Horror
Release: 1962
What secret lay behind the dreaded Marsh Phantoms, the ghostly riders whose silent approach in the darkness of the bleak, unwelcoming Romney Marshes causes men to die of fright? Are they a genuine manifestation or a cover for illegal smuggling activities. Perhaps Dr Blyss, the benign vicar of the quiet village of Dymchurch, knows the truth about the ruthless pirate and smuggler who lies buried in the village graveyard and can unravel the phenomenon of the curse of Captain Clegg.


TOP 20:
Torture Garden
Torture Garden
Peter Cushing as: Lancelot Canning (segment 4 "The Man Who Collected Poe")
Genre: Horror
Release: 1967
Five people visit a fairground sideshow run by the sinister Dr. Diabolo. Having shown them a handful of haunted-house-style attractions, he promises them a genuinely scary experience if they will pay extra.

TOP 19:
Horror Express
Horror Express
Original Title: Pánico en el Transiberiano
Peter Cushing as: Dr. Wells
Genre: Horror
Release: 1972
Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.

TOP 18:
The Gorgon
The Gorgon
Peter Cushing as: Dr. Namaroff
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Release: 1964
In the early 20th century a village experienced a series of inexplicable murders. All the victims were young men who had been turned to stone. The perpetrator of these deaths was a being so repulsive that she transformed the onlooker using the power of her deadly stare. Much of the time the creature took the form of a beautiful and seductive woman, but during periods of the full moon she becomes a living horror, vicious and deadly. A professor has come to investigate the deaths, bringing with him his beautiful assistant whose knowledge of the Gorgon is more intimate than anyone would ever realise.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patrick Troughton movies?


TOP 17:
The Vampire Lovers
The Vampire Lovers
Peter Cushing as: General von Spielsdorf
Genre: Horror
Release: 1970
In the heart of Styria the Karnstein Family, even after their mortal deaths, rise from their tombs spreading evil in the countryside in their lust for fresh blood. Baron Hartog whose family are all victims of Karnstein vampirism, opens their graves and drives a stake through their diabolical hearts. One grave he cannot locate is that of the legendary beautiful Mircalla Karnstein. Years of peace follow that grisly night until Mircalla reappears to avenge her family's decimation and satisfy her desire for blood.

TOP 16:
Frankenstein Created Woman
Frankenstein Created Woman
Peter Cushing as: Baron Frankenstein
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1967
A deformed tormented girl drowns herself after her lover is framed for murder and guillotined. Baron Frankenstein, experimenting with the transfer of souls, places the boy's soul into her body, bringing Christina back to life. Driven by revenge, she carries out a violent retribution on those responsible for both deaths.

TOP 15:

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge
Peter Cushing as: Marcel de la Voisier
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 1952
Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.


TOP 14:

The Brides of Dracula

The Brides of Dracula
Peter Cushing as: Dr. J. Van Helsing
Genre: Horror
Release: 1960
A young teacher on her way to a position in Transylvania helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr Van Helsing is already on his way.

TOP 13:

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Peter Cushing as: Baron Victor Frankenstein
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1969
Blackmailing a young couple to assist with his horrific experiments the Baron, desperate for vital medical data, abducts a man from an insane asylum. On route the abductee dies and the Baron and his assistant transplant his brain into a corpse. The creature is tormented by a trapped soul in an alien shell and, after a visit to his wife who violently rejects his monstrous form, the creature wreaks his revenge on the perpetrator of his misery: Baron Frankenstein.

TOP 12:

Twins of Evil

Twins of Evil
Peter Cushing as: Gustav Weil
Genre: Horror
Release: 1971
While dabbling in Satanism, Count Karstein resurrects Mircalla Karnstein who initiates him into vampirism. As a rash of deaths afflicts the village, Gustav the head of Puritan group leads his men to seek out and destroy the pestilence. One of his twin nieces has become inflicted with the witchcraft but Gustav's zeal and venom has trapped the innocent Maria, threatening her with a tortuous execution, whilst Frieda remains free to continue her orgy of evil.

TOP 11:

The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Peter Cushing as: Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Release: 1959
When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Christopher Lee movies?


TOP 10:

The Mummy

The Mummy
Peter Cushing as: John Banning
Genre: Horror
Release: 1959
One by one the archaeologists who discover the 4,000-year-old tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered. Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, has been brought to life by the power of the ancient gods and his sole purpose is to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. But Isobel, wife of one of the explorers, resembles the beautiful princess, forcing the speechless and tormented monster to defy commands and abduct Isobel to an unknown fate.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patricia Velásquez movies?

TOP 9:

The Revenge of Frankenstein

The Revenge of Frankenstein
Peter Cushing as: Dr. Victor Stein
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1958
Baron Frankenstein, working under the protective pseudonym Dr. Victor Stein, together with his assistant Dr. Kleve, transplants a dwarf's brain into another body and unleashes a deranged being.

TOP 8:

Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt
Peter Cushing as: Arthur Edward Grimsdyke
Genre: Horror
Release: 1972
Five people find themselves in a tomb. The Crypt keeper explains why they are there through a series of frightening stories. Based on the classic comic book.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Roy Dotrice movies?

TOP 7:

From Beyond the Grave

From Beyond the Grave
Peter Cushing as: The Proprietor
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 Donald Pleasence movies?

TOP 6:

Top Secret!

Top Secret!
Peter Cushing as: Bookstore Proprietor
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1984
Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Omar Sharif movies?


TOP 5:

The Curse of Frankenstein

The Curse of Frankenstein
Peter Cushing as: Baron Viktor Frankenstein
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1957
Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life's secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill.

TOP 4:

A Chump at Oxford

A Chump at Oxford
Peter Cushing as: Student
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1940
The boys get jobs as a butler and maid (Stan in drag) for a dinner party. When that ends in disaster, they resort to sweeping streets and accidentally capture a bank robber. The thankful bank president sends them to Oxford to get an education. Predictable results ensue.

TOP 3:

Dracula

Dracula
Peter Cushing as: Doctor Van Helsing
Genre: Horror
Release: 1958
After Jonathan Harker attacks Dracula at his castle (apparently somewhere in Germany), the vampire travels to a nearby city, where he preys on the family of Harker's fiancée. The only one who may be able to protect them is Dr. van Helsing, Harker's friend and fellow-student of vampires, who is determined to destroy Dracula, whatever the cost.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dominic Cooper movies?

TOP 2:

Hamlet

Hamlet
Peter Cushing as: Osric
Genre: Drama
Release: 1948
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Billy Crystal movies?

TOP 1:

Star Wars

Star Wars
Peter Cushing as: Grand Moff Tarkin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 1977
Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Warwick Davis movies?



If you like the best Peter Cushing movies, then you will also like the best Christopher Lee movies, where many of their films coincide.