5 Highest Grossing Movies by Charles Laughton of All Time

Best Movies With Charles Laughton as Lead Actor

Here is our list of movies starring Charles Laughton that we are sure you will enjoy.

Charles Laughton Mini Bios

Born: July 1, 1899

Charles was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, to Eliza (Conlon) and Robert Laughton, hotel keepers of Irish and English descent, respectively. He was educated at Stonyhurst (a highly esteemed Jesuit college in England) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (received gold medal). His first stage appearance was in 1926. In 1937, he founded Mayflower Pictures Corp. with Erich Pommer. American citizen since 1950. A consummate artist, Laughton achieved great success on stage and screen, with many staged readings (particularly of George Bernard Shaw). At 63, Laughton died in Hollywood, California.

Charles Laughton Best Movies List


Year: 1960

Director: Stanley Kubrick

A slave Spartacus rebels against the decadent Roman Republic, as the ambitious Crassus tries to crush the rebellion.

Under Ten Flags

Year: 1960

Director: Duilio Coletti

German raider, using various disguises, forces British ship to surrender. Story told from German point of view.

Witness for the Prosecution

Year: 1957

Director: Billy Wilder

A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial full of surprises.

Hobson’s Choice

Year: 1954

Director: David Lean

The widower Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) has three daughters who want to leave him by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Young Bess

Year: 1953

Director: George Sidney

From Elizabeth I’s childhood until her accession to the English throne in 1558, the early years of her life.

The Best Movies Starring Charles Laughton

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