Gregory Peck Movies

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in his # 1 movie To Kill A Mockingbird

Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in his # 1 movie To Kill A Mockingbird

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

A couple of years ago, I decided to watch all the movies that had won Academy Awards® for the major categories. As I worked my way through the Oscar® winners from the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, I started to notice that many of these movies starred Gregory Peck.  Movies like Roman Holiday (Audrey Hepburn Best Actress), Twelve O’Clock High (Dean Jagger Best Supporting Actor), The Big Country (Burl Ives Best Supporting Actor), A Gentleman’s Agreement (Best Picture of the Year and Elia Kazan Best Director), and of course To Kill A Mockingbird (Gregory Peck Best Actor). He also was the star in the following Academy Award® Best Picture nominated movies: 1945 Spellbound, 1946 The Yearling, 1949 Twelve O’Clock High, 1953 Roman Holiday, 1961 The Guns of Navarone , and two movies in 1962 How the West Was Won and To Kill A Mockingbird. After seeing all of this great movies I came to the conclusion that Gregory Peck is one of the most under appreciated actors.

His IMDb page shows 58 acting credits from 1944-1998. This page will rank 53 Gregory Peck movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.

Drivel part of the page:  This page was the first of over 320 pages that will received an update.  What is new you ask?  Three big things….first of all a new way to calculate adjusted box office grosses has been implemented.  Secondly for the first time in five years we tweeked our movie ranking formula.  Box office results now represent a smaller percentage of the equation…while critic reviews and audience voting has been given a bigger percentage of the equation.  The award section has remained the same.  The third update revolves the co-star column in the table below….if the co-star has a link….that link will take you to that star’s Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) page.

Gregory Peck in 1947's Gentleman's Agreement

Gregory Peck in 1947’s Gentleman’s Agreement

Gregory Peck Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Gregory Peck movies by co-stars of his movies.
  • Sort Gregory Peck movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
  • Sort Gregory Peck movies by adjusted worldwide domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
  • Sort Gregory Peck movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Gregory Peck movie received.
  • Sort Gregory Peck movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • Use the search and sort buttons to make this a very interactive table.
  • Yellow Hi-lite movies indicated the movie received a Best Picture Oscar® nomination
RankMovie (Year)Co-StarsDomestic Box Office- Actual (Millions)Domestic Box Office-Adjusted (Millions)Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR.com Score
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)Mary Badham & Robert Duvall$22.86$256.908th of 196390.3%08 / 0391.34
The Yearling (1946)Jane Wyman & Directed by Clarence Brown$14.05$338.509th of 194781.3%07 / 0282.48
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)John Garfield & Dorothy McGuire$10.54$240.208th of 194878.7%08 / 0382.47
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)Dean Jagger & Dorothy McGuire & Hugh Marlowe$9.17$179.7010th of 195086.7%04 / 0278.13
The Guns of Navarone (1961)David Niven & Anthony Quinn$37.14$423.101st of 196184.3%07 / 0176.29
Spellbound (1945)Ingrid Bergman & Directed by Alfred Hitchcock$13.58$336.803rd of 194582.0%06 / 0174.79
How the West Was Won (1963)Richard Widmark & James Stewart$45.09$442.001st of 196375.0%08 / 0373.50
Roman Holiday (1953)Audrey Hepburn & Directed by William Wyler$9.09$127.7022nd of 195390.3%10 / 0370.30
The Omen (1976)Lee Remick & David Warner$86.50$342.303rd of 197678.7%02 / 0169.37
The Big Country (1958)Charlton Heston & Burl Ives$10.64$149.5011th of 195889.0%02 / 0166.40
The Keys of the Kingdom (1945)Vincent Price & Thomas Mitchell$6.67$165.30Not in Top 3573.5%04 / 0066.26
The Valley of Decision (1945)Greer Garson & Donald Crisp$11.85$314.904th of 194573.0%02 / 0066.11
Duel in the Sun (1946)Jennifer Jones & Joseph Cotten$18.41$443.402nd of 194770.0%02 / 0064.70
On the Beach (1959)Fred Astaire & Anthony Perkins$13.64$191.708th of 196071.7%02 / 0064.19
Moby Dick (1956)Richard Basehart & Directed by John Huston $13.68$209.709th of 195669.3%00 / 0063.59
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)Susan Hayward & Ava Gardner$18.06$276.704th of 195264.3%02 / 0062.04
Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1950)Virginia Mayo & Robert Beatty$7.86$138.0014th of 195185.0%00 / 0061.34
Cape Fear (1991)Robert DeNiro & Robert Mitchum$79.09$158.4012th of 199174.5%02 / 0060.58
Yellow Sky (1948)Richard Widmark & Anne Baxter$7.37$155.3023rd of 194975.0%00 / 0059.32
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)Jennifer Jones & Frederic March$12.43$190.5014th of 195662.0%00 / 0058.67
David and Bathsheba (1951)Susan Hayward & Raymond Massey$13.49$227.401st of 195150.7%05 / 0056.81
The Gunfighter (1950)Helen Westcott & Karl Malden$5.57$97.8046th of 195087.0%01 / 0056.45
Captain Newman M.D. (1963)Robert Duvall & Bobby Darin$11.43$112.0024th of 196371.3%03 / 0053.34
Night People (1954)Broderick Crawford & Anita Björk$6.14$112.6052nd of 195474.0%01 / 0052.63
The Paradise Case (1947)Charles Laughton & Directed by Alfred Hitchcock$5.95$135.5053rd of 194862.0%01 / 0050.54
Designing Woman (1957)Lauren Bacall $6.43$96.8040th of 195769.7%01 / 0148.74
Cape Fear (1962)Robert Mitchum & Martin Balsam$5.00$56.2048th of 196285.0%00 / 0048.66
The Boys from Brazil (1978)Laurence Olivier & James Mason$22.59$81.4023rd of 197867.7%03 / 0046.87
The Bravados (1958)Joan Collins & Stephen Boyd$6.29$88.3039th of 195868.7%00 / 0045.96
The Great Sinner (1949)Ava Gardner & Melvyn Douglas$5.56$108.9046th of 194961.7%00 / 0045.86
The World in His Arms (1952)Anthony Quinn & Ann Blyth$8.19$125.6016th of 195255.3%00 / 0045.48
The Macomber Affair (1947)Joan Bennett & Robert Preston$2.50$57.00Not in Top 7374.7%00 / 0043.92
Arabesque (1966)Sophia Loren & Alan Badel$10.00$76.6015th of 196667.0%00 / 0043.36
MacArthur (1977)Dan OHerlihy & Ed Flanders$18.26$69.0034th of 197764.0%00 / 0042.03
Behold a Pale Horse (1964)Omar Sharif & Anthony Quinn$5.14$46.1062nd of 196473.3%00 / 0041.62
Mirage (1965)Walter Matthau & Diane Baker$4.05$33.5057th of 196574.7%00 / 0040.28
Only the Vailiant (1951)Ward Bond & Gig Young$5.71$96.3043rd of 195153.3%00 / 0040.00
Marooned (1969)Gene Hackman & Richard Crenna$12.43$73.8033rd of 197054.7%03 / 0138.93
Pork Chop Hill (1959)Rip Torn & Harry Guardino$5.57$78.3045th of 195955.0%00 / 0037.99
The Purple Plain (1954)Bernard Lee & Win Min Than$2.64$48.40Not in Top 5762.0%00 / 0036.64
Man With a Million (1954)Ronald Squire & Jane Griffiths$2.30$42.20Not in Top 5764.0%00 / 0036.62
Days of Glory (1944)Alan Reed & Tamara Toumanova$1.80$47.40Not in Top 6061.0%01 / 0036.42
The Stalking Moon (1968)Eva Marie Saint & Robert Forster$7.43$47.8037th of 196960.3%00 / 0035.77
MacKenna's Gold (1969)Edward G. Robinson & Omar Sharif$8.86$52.6030th of 196957.0%00 / 0034.94
The Chairman (1969)Anne Heywood & Arthur Hill$7.14$42.4040th of 196954.0%00 / 0031.95
Other People's Money (1991)Penelope Ann Miller & Danny DeVito$25.68$51.4036th of 199147.5%00 / 0031.03
Beloved Infidel (1959)Deborah Kerr & Eddie Albert$2.20$30.90Not in Top 8254.7%00 / 0030.48
Shoot Out (1971)Patricia Quinn & Robert F. Lyons$1.80$9.20Not in Top 9350.5%00 / 0025.17
I Walk The Line (1970)Tuesday Weld & Estelle Parsons$1.00$5.40Not in Top 7450.0%00 / 0024.34
Billy Two Hats (1974)Jack Warden & Desi Arnaz Jr.$1.20$5.40Not in Top 9849.0%00 / 0023.87
Old Gringo (1989)Jane Fonda & Jimmy Smits$3.57$7.60126th of 198948.0%00 / 0023.81
Sea Wolves (1981)Roger Moore & David Niven$.22$.70Not in Top 12549.7%00 / 0023.45
Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)Jamie Lee Curtis & William L. Petersen$4.00$8.60113th of 198734.7%00 / 0017.62

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Gregory Peck Table

  1. Twenty-six Gregory Peck movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 49.05% of his movies listed. Duel in the Sun (1946) was his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Gregory Peck movie grosses $136.50 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  38 of Gregory Peck’s movies are rated as good movies…or 71.69% of his movies.  Roman Holiday (1953) is his highest rated movie while Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) was his lowest rated movie.
  4. Twenty-five Gregory Peck movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 47.16% of his movies.
  5. Twelve Gregory Peck movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 22.64% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  37 Gregory Peck movies scored higher than that average….or 69.81% of his movies.  To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) got the the highest UMR Score while Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987) got the lowest UMR Score.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in 1953's Roman Holiday

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in 1953’s Roman Holiday

Check out Gregory Peck’s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

Academy Award® and Oscar® are the registered trademarks of the Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences.

 

 

For comments….all you need is a name and a comment….please ignore the rest.

(Visited 37,545 times)

113 thoughts on “Gregory Peck Movies

  1. 1 After I sent my Jane Fonda post this morning I played an old audio tape of mine on which I had recorded a radio record request show way back in 1989/90. I have many old tapes going back to then. During the record requests guest star Gregory Peck came onto the show to talk about his then new film Old Gringo which he was in the UK to promote.

    2 Old Gringo was produced by Jane through her film company and she had selected Greg for the male lead. In the interview he said they had got on fantastically well and that at the end of a day’s successful shooting they would often give each other a congratulatory kiss or hug; and then Greg quipped “That was the first movie on which I ever kissed my producer!”

    3 No doubt Jane had reciprocal thoughts for she was probably living out the daydream of most of the young girls of the 1950s who would most likely have found to die for a kiss from matinee idol and all round legend Gregory Peck

    [I have copies this from Jane Fonda’s page]

  2. CORRECTION

    1 In my previous post Captain Newman MD should read 112.0 and not 81.7 which changes the totals to $3.637 billion overall /average per movie $134.7 million – apologies.

    2 Incidentally it’s been years since I’ve seen Capt Newman but I have always thought of it as an attempt to cash in on the massive success of Operation Petticoat with Bernie in effect reprising his role from that movie and Peck taking over from Schwartz’s idol

  3. 1 Well Steve you continue to steal marches on the Big Boy with back-to-back videos of possibly Hollywood’s No 1 sweetheart team of the 1950s. Janet enjoyed just a handful of movies where she could be said to be truly THE star but I supposed her status will always be preserved for playing Marion Crane in Psycho and the associated iconic shower scene. My favourite Janet movies were the latter, The Naked Spur with Jimmy Stewart and Holiday Affair with Big Bob.

    2 OTHER COMMENTS (1) very saucy opening still from Jet Pilot ? (2) Great posters for Touch of Evil, The Vikings and Safari my favourite Vic Mature film (3) again no Bruce Top 5 for direct comparison but naturally I was delighted with Naked Spur being your No 4 and Holiday Affair reaching No 8 (4) it was good to see the two mother and daughter films included in your chart.(5)Black Shield of Falworth is often mocked because it comes from Tony’s “Yonda lies de castle of my fadda ” days so in the circs your 6.1 is quite reasonable (another of my fave performers Dick Van Dyke gets an outing in your Top 10 in Bye Bye Birdie..

    3 Super treat Stevewith usual riveting art work. I see that for now at least Janet has more views than Tony. Glancing over a number of the stats for the videos in your catalogue I feel that some of my own people are not doing too badly for views: Widmark 314/Duke 265/Greg 257/Laddie & Crawford 169 and I am delighted for both of us that Tweedie after just 1 week has reached nearly 90 views and Doris over 100. Indeed as you know Widmark is my all time fave movie actor [at least for sheer entertainment value] and the only performers that I immediately detect with more views than him are Burt Lancaster and Robert Taylor ?

    1. Bruce was nice enough to link my Flynn video to a fan site and I think it had well over 1000 views last time I checked. Fan sites do come in useful and Bruce knows where they’re hidden. 🙂

      Once a video takes off it just keeps on going, my Keira Knightley video for instance gets 1000 views each week, no idea why.

      I’m sure I’ve seen Safari, just can’t remember it. I’ve noticed that Tony Curtis starred in a bunch of films with Piper Laurie too, I remember her best as Sissy Spacek’s religious nut of a mother in Brian De Palma’s Carrie.

      Janet Leigh’s naughty opening photo where’s she’s completely naked [cue stampede to view video) except for a towel is supposedly from Jet Pilot, one of the worse rated John Wayne movies. But I remember enjoying it. It’s worth watching for a young Leigh playing I think a Russian spy? Leigh was quite young when she started filming in 1950 and producer Howard Hughes held the film back years before finally releasing it to theaters in 1957 to tepid reviews and box office.

  4. Bob, that’s three actors in a row I’ve ‘scooped’ Bruce on, a 4th coming up on monday. And I thought he was running out of suitable candidates.

    The ‘other’ British Jimmy Stewart is coming up soon too.

    Bruce (and Wife of Cogerson), I like the new comments page, your website needs some sort of forum page for chit-chat and this will do for now, much appreciated.

  5. 1 It seems that for once we’ve both “scooped” Bruce.

    2 Some months ago I did for fun an inflation adjusted project which ranked the 60 highest RENTAL earning stars of the Classic Era according to the Consumer Price Index. I had gotten a large number of the ACTUAL rentals from Wikipedia but there were many gaps in my knowledge so to fill in the gaps and to satisfactorily complete the exercise I made appropriate deductions
    from grosses that Bruce had conveniently provided and out of courtesy I later sent him my findings on about 20 names and he told me that the only performer on that short list on whom he had not done a page was Ms Russell. That of course is still the case.

    BOB

    1. Hey Bob and Steve…..I bow to Steve and his latest classic videos….I will check them out when I finish the catching up on my comments here. Thoughts from your comments.
      (1) Glad the Flynn group has been so supportive to your videos.
      (2) Bob….I liked Naked Spur as well….but I have not seen Holiday Affair.
      (3) I see a mention of Jet Pilot….fingers crossed that it will make the Top 10….lol.
      (4) Yep….I am still ignoring the movie career of Ms. Jane Russell…..one day she will have some UMR glory.
      (5) Three in a row….damn….I guess I need to get working on a new page…lol.
      Congrats on your video success Steve….very glad to see it. Thanks for the comments and the multiple visits.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.