Best Movies of Paul Scofield

Quiz Show (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $24.82M

A young lawyer, Richard Goodwin, investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charles Van Doren, a big time show winner, is under Goodwin's investigation.


Hamlet (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $20.71M

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.


A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Aggregate Rating: 84 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.


The Train (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 82 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.


The Crucible (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 74 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $7.34M

A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.


King Lear (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The Shakespeare tragedy that gave us the expression "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child." King Lear has not one but two ungrateful children, and it's ...


Rashi: A Light After the Dark Ages (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

This animated children's film introduces kids to the life and times of Rashi, history's most studied Biblical commentator. Featuring the voices of Leonard Nimoy and Armand Assante.


A Delicate Balance (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 70 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A well-to-do Connecticut family is upended when the grown daughter's godparents, seized by a nameless terror, decide they've come to live with them.


Utz (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Fisher, a fine art dealer, goes to Prague after the death of a friend, the Baron von Utz, to see if he can obtain some of the pieces of the Baron's priceless Meissen porcelain collection. ...


Summer Lightning (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 67 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Sir Robert Clarke looks back on his life and the summer when as a 16-year-old he first fell in love with Louise St. Leger.


Scorpio (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.


When the Whales Came (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A pair of children befriend an accentric old man, who lives isolated on the far shore of their island home. But it turns out that the old man knows a terrible secret about the island and ...


Bartleby (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 64 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

An asocial and enigmatic office clerk refuses to do his work, leaving it up to his boss to decide what should be done with him.


Nineteen Nineteen (1985)

Aggregate Rating: 58 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Two former patients (Paul Scofield and Maria Schell) of Sigmund Freud meet again and discuss their psychiatric treatment 65 years earlier.