Anthony Quinn Movies

Anthony Quinn appeared in movies for 66 years.....from 1936 to 2002.

Anthony Quinn appeared in movies for 66 years…..from 1936 to 2002.

Want to know the best Anthony Quinn movies?  How about the worst Anthony Quinn movies?  Curious about Anthony Quinn’s box office grosses or which Anthony Quinn movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Anthony Quinn movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) was a Mexican-born American actor, painter and writer. He starred in numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful films, including La Strada, The Guns of Navarone, Zorba the Greek, Guns for San Sebastian, Lawrence of Arabia, The Message and Lion of the Desert. He won two Best Supporting Actor Oscars®: for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956.

His IMDb page shows 168 acting credits from 1936-2002. This page ranks 90 Anthony Quinn movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos movies not released in North America and some of his movies that barely made a dent at the box office were not included in the rankings. (Hey Lyle….since this was your request….if you see a movie that needs to be added just let me know….and we will try and find the actual box office grosses for the missing movie.)

Anthony Quinn and Kirk Douglas in 1956's Lust For Life. Quinn got his 2nd Oscar for this role.

Anthony Quinn and Kirk Douglas in 1956’s Lust For Life. Quinn got his 2nd Oscar for this role.

Anthony Quinn Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

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RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksAdj. B.O. Domestic (mil)Box Office Rank by YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)Peter O'Toole & Alec Guinness$482.004th of 196391.50%10 / 0786.00
Guns of Navarone, The (1961)Gregory Peck & David Niven$423.101st of 196184.33%07 / 0176.29
Road to Morocco (1942)Bob Hope & Bing Crosby$332.204th of 194280.67%02 / 0069.71
Black Swan (1942)Tyrone Power & Maureen O'Hara$249.2010th of 194271.00%03 / 0166.17
Zorba the Greek (1964)Lila Kedrova & Alan Bates$112.7017th of 196481.00%07 / 0365.26
They Died with Their Boots On (1941)Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland$181.7014th of 194277.00%00 / 0064.35
Blood and Sand (1941)Tyrone Power & Rita Hayworth$170.0023rd of 194177.00%02 / 0163.94
Irish Eyes are Smiling (1944)Monte Woolley$191.2029th of 194468.00%01 / 0062.00
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)Preston Foster$240.9014th of 194365.50%00 / 0061.78
Lust for Life (1956)Kirk Douglas$69.8059th of 195783.33%04 / 0161.56
Sinbad, the Sailor (1947)Maureen O'Hara & Douglas Fairbanks Jr.$172.4031st of 194771.00%00 / 0060.09
California (1946)Barbara Stanwyck & Ray Milland$253.9016th of 194761.00%00 / 0059.67
Ghost Breakers, The (1940)Bob Hope$137.6021st of 194078.00%00 / 0057.99
Union Pacific (1939)Barbara Stanwyck & Directed by Cecil B. DeMille$165.6024th of 193966.50%01 / 0057.33
Viva Zapata! (1952)Marlon Brando$80.9053rd of 195273.00%05 / 0156.95
Tycoon (1947)John Wayne$174.0036th of 194861.67%00 / 0055.95
Buccaneer, The (1938)Fredric March & Directed by Cecil B. DeMille$173.5023rd of 193855.50%01 / 0053.37
Back to Baatan (1945)John Wayne$140.2042nd of 194567.00%00 / 0053.22
Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)Henry Fonda & Dana Andrews$60.2095th of 194385.00%01 / 0051.93
Buffalo Bill (1944)Maureen O'Hara$170.0036th of 194453.50%00 / 0051.49
City for Conquest (1940)James Cagney$99.4043rd of 194076.50%00 / 0051.37
Buccaneer, The (1958)Charlton Heston & Yul Brynner$128.5021st of 195965.50%01 / 0051.10
Where Do We Go From Here? (1944)Fred MacMurray$148.7053rd of 194458.00%00 / 0050.31
Waikiki Wedding (1937)Bing Crosby$118.2052nd of 193765.00%02 / 0150.27
Swing High, Swing Low (1937)Carole Lombard & Fred MacMurray$129.7043rd of 193764.00%00 / 0050.18
Barabbas (1961)Arthur Kennedy$94.4036th of 196374.00%00 / 0049.41
Wild Is the Wind (1957)Anna Magnani & Directed by George Cukor$64.5060th of 195871.50%03 / 0049.30
Plainsman, The (1936)Gary Cooper & Directed by Cecil B. DeMille$137.3028th of 193659.00%00 / 0049.01
Last Train from Gun Hill (1959)Kirk Douglas$94.3038th of 195971.00%00 / 0047.99
Imperfect Lady, The (1947)Ray Milland$110.8068th of 194764.50%00 / 0047.49
Message, The (1976)Irene Papas$35.6061st of 197688.00%01 / 0047.28
Portrait in Black (1960)Lana Turner$122.2021st of 196059.50%00 / 0046.90
World in His Arms, The (1952)Gregory Peck & Ann Blyth$125.6016th of 195255.33%00 / 0045.48
Larceny, Inc. (1942)Edward G. Robinson$60.20115th of 194276.50%00 / 0045.29
Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1956)Gina Lollobrigida$98.5043rd of 195763.00%00 / 0044.88
Requiem For a Heavyweight (1962)Mickey Rooney & Jackie Gleason$35.3057th of 196283.00%00 / 0044.48
Jungle Fever (1991)Wesley Snipes & Halle Berry$65.0044th of 199173.00%00 / 0044.38
Ulysses (1954)Kirk Douglas$115.2051st of 195556.00%00 / 0044.18
La Strada (1954)Directed by Federico Fellini$11.80119th of 195486.50%02 / 0143.89
Secret of Santa Vittoria , The (1969)Anna Magnani$45.8041st of 197075.00%02 / 0043.15
China Sky (1945)Randolph Scott$89.2062nd of 194561.00%00 / 0042.50
Across 110th Street (1972)Anthony Franciosa$51.1041st of 197373.00%00 / 0042.23
Lion of the Desert (1981)Olvier Reed$11.7084th of 198185.00%00 / 0041.76
Behold a Pale Horse (1964)Gregory Peck$46.1062nd of 196473.33%00 / 0041.62
Ride, Vaquero! (1953)Robert Taylor & Ava Gardner$78.1074th of 195362.00%00 / 0041.25
Walk in the Clouds, A (1995)Keanu Reeves$96.9037th of 199554.00%00 / 0040.42
Against All Flags (1952)Errol Flynn & Maureen O''''Hara$68.1075th of 195362.50%00 / 0039.94
Warlock (1959)Henry Fonda & Richard Widmark$60.2055th of 195963.50%00 / 0039.17
Last Action Hero (1993)Arnold Schwarzenegger$101.8026th of 199348.50%00 / 0038.57
Seminole (1953)Rock Hudson$59.6088th of 195362.00%00 / 0038.38
Island of Lost Men (1939)Broderick Crawford$38.70119th of 193965.00%00 / 0037.96
Visit, The (1964)Ingrid Bergman$20.5093rd of 196473.00%01 / 0037.89
Hot Spell (1958)Shirley MacLaine$36.1096th of 195868.00%00 / 0037.56
Savage Innocents, The (1960)Peter O'Toole$14.8090th of 196075.00%00 / 0037.54
Last Train from Madrid, The (1937)Dorothy Lamour$34.10115th of 193768.00%00 / 0037.25
Seven Cities of Gold (1955)Richard Egan & Jeffrey Hunter$42.40101st of 195564.00%00 / 0036.65
Black Gold (1947)Katherine DeMille$41.60118th of 194763.00%00 / 0036.06
Only the Lonely (1991)John Candy & Maureen O'Hara$43.7061st of 199161.50%00 / 0035.66
City Beneath The Sea (1953)Robert Ryan$53.20103rd of 195358.00%00 / 0035.51
Wild Party, The (1956)Carol Ohmart$30.70101st of 195664.50%00 / 0035.08
Shoes of the Fisherman, The (1968)Laurence Olivier$29.4057th of 196861.00%02 / 0034.03
Blowing Wild (1953)Gary Cooper & Barbara Stanwyck$81.1049th of 195343.50%00 / 0033.01
Angels of Darkness (1954)Linda Darnell$6.50199th of 195468.00%00 / 0032.97
Guns for San Sebastian (1968)Charles Bronson$17.00112th of 196864.50%00 / 0032.96
High Wind in Jamaica, A (1965)James Coburn$22.3072nd of 196562.50%00 / 0032.84
Brave Bulls, The (1951)Mel Ferrer$48.2098th of 195152.50%00 / 0032.14
Lost Command (1966)George Segal & Alain Delon$22.0070th of 196660.50%00 / 0031.85
Happening, The (1967)Faye Dunaway$13.90125th of 196763.00%00 / 0031.76
Oriundi (2000)Paulo Betti$0.01359th of 200066.50%00 / 0031.26
Passage, The (1979)James Mason$9.7080th of 197862.50%00 / 0030.88
Caravans (1978)Christopher Lee$14.2067th of 197860.00%01 / 0030.80
Thieves Fall Out (1941)Eddie Albert$25.70134th of 194157.00%00 / 0030.77
Texas Rangers Ride Again (1940)John Howard$27.50125th of 194056.00%00 / 0030.58
Rover , The (1967)Rita Hayworth$5.10156th of 196763.00%00 / 0030.40
Mobsters (1991)Christian Slater$40.5064th of 199150.00%00 / 0029.78
Man From Del Rio (1956)Katy Jurado$31.30100th of 195652.50%00 / 0029.52
Heller in Pink Tights (1960)Sophia Loren$33.2069th of 196051.50%00 / 0029.35
Marco the Magnificent (1965)Orson Welles$2.80134th of 196561.00%00 / 0029.10
Greek Tycoon, The (1978)Jacqueline Bisset$52.9040th of 197843.50%00 / 0028.64
Magnificent Matador, The (1955)Maureen O'Hara$39.40103rd of 195547.50%00 / 0028.43
Flap (1970)Shelley Winters$9.90141st of 197056.00%00 / 0027.85
High Risk (1981)James Coburn$6.60134th of 198157.00%00 / 0027.81
Walk in the Spring Rain, A (1970)Ingrid Bergman$11.1088th of 197054.50%00 / 0027.34
Knockout (1941)Arthur Kennedy$22.30129th of 194150.50%00 / 0027.20
Destructors/The Marseille Contract, The (1974)Michael Caine & James Mason$2.1075th of 197456.50%00 / 0026.89
Revenge (1990)Kevin Costner$31.2078th of 199046.50%00 / 0026.87
Magus, The (1968)Michael Caine$18.4087th of 196951.00%00 / 0026.82
Black Orchid, The (1958)Sophia Loren$40.1075th in 195943.50%00 / 0026.66
Somebody to Love (1994)Harvey Keitel & Steve Buscemi$0.01293rd of 199445.50%00 / 0021.38
Ghosts Can't Do It (1990)Bo Derek$0.10221st of 199016.00%00 / 007.56

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Anthony Quinnl Table

  1. Twenty-seven Anthony Quinn movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 30.00% of his movies listed. Lawrence of Arabia (1962) was his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Anthony Quinn movie grosses  $85.30 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  61 Anthony Quinn movies are rated as good movies…or 67.77% of his movies.  Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is his highest rated movie while Ghosts Can’t Do It (1990) is his lowest rated movie.
  4. Twenty-one Anthony Quinn movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 23.33% of his movies.
  5. Nine Anthony Quinn movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 10.00% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  46 Anthony Quinn movies scored higher that average….or 51.11 of his movies.   Lawrence of Arabia (1962) got the the highest UMR Score while Ghosts Can’t Do It (1990) got the lowest UMR Score.
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, Anthony Quinn, 1962

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, Anthony Quinn, 1962

Possibly Interesting Facts About Anthony Quinn

1. Anthony Quinn was born Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca on April 21, 1915 in Chihuahua, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution

2.  Before acting…..Anthony Quinn boxed professionally to earn money, then studied art and architecture under Frank Lloyd Wright.  It was Wright’s suggestion that Quinn go after an acting career.

3. Anthony Quinn appeared in more movies with other Oscar-winning actors than any other Oscar-winning actor – a total of 46 Oscar®-winning co-stars (28 male, 18 female).

4. Anthony Quinn was nominated for four acting Oscars®. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscars® for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956He received two Best Actor Oscar® nominations for 1957’s Wild Is The Wind and 1964’s Zorba the Greek.  Quinn was the first Mexican-American to win an Academy Award®.

5.  Anthony Quinn only appeared on screen for a total of 23 minutes and 40 seconds in 1956’s Lust for Life.  Though his screen time was short…..he did get an Oscar® for those 23 minutes.

6. Anthony Quinn was good friends with actress Maureen O’Hara, they starred together six times. The films are The Black Swan (1942), Buffalo Bill (1944), Sinbad, the Sailor (1947), Against All Flags (1952), The Magnificent Matador (1955) and Only the Lonely (1991).

7. Anthony Quinn was married 3 times.  He had ten children.  Quinn was married to Katharine DeMille from 1937-1965.  That made Quinn the son-in-law of legendary director Cecil B. DeMille.

8. Anthony Quinn and two extremes.  We have 25,103 movies in our database.  Quinn’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) is the 6th highest rated movie in our database.  Meanwhile….coming in 25,101st (or 3rd worst) place is Quinn’s Ghosts Can’t Do It (1990).

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  1. The updated overall gross of almost $7.7 billion for Tony Quinn if taken at face value puts him among the highest grossing actors in history and suggests that he was a more successful box office star than for example Flynn or Power, the likes of whom he always merely supported, whereas he was never in the top box office league at any point in his career. However he was one of the most important supporting actors of his times and well-deserving of this page and its update.

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