Want to know the best Yul Brynner movies? How about the worst Yul Brynner movies? Curious about Yul Brynner’s box office grosses or which Yul Brynner movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Yul Brynner movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
Yul Brynner (1920-1985) was a Russian-born stage and Oscar® winning actor. His IMDb page shows 48 acting credits from 1944 to 1976. This page will rank 37 Yul Brynner movies. Movies will be ranked from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters in North America were not included in the rankings.
Yul Brynner 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 Yul Brynner movies by co-stars of his movies
- Sort Yul Brynner movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Yul Brynner movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Yul Brynner 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 Yul Brynner movie received.
- Sort Yul Brynner 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.
|Rank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adjusted B.O. Domestic (mils)||Domestic Box Office Rank By Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|The King and I (1956)||Deborah Kerr||$372.20||2nd of 1956||77.0%||09 / 05||86.04|
|The Ten Commandments (1956)||Charlton Heston & Vincent Price||$1091.90||1st of 1957||85.0%||07 / 01||76.60|
|Anastasia (1956)||Ingrid Bergman||$219.00||8th of 1957||79.5%||02 / 01||69.76|
|Solomon and Sheba (1959)||Gina Lollobrigida||$208.70||7th of 1960||61.5%||00 / 00||59.90|
|The Magnificent Seven (1960)||Steve McQueen & Charles Bronson||$78.50||36th of 1960||85.3%||01 / 00||52.68|
|The Buccaneer (1958)||Charlton Heston & Directed by Anthony Quinn||$128.50||21st of 1959||65.5%||01 / 00||51.10|
|Westworld (1973)||Richard Benjamin & James Brolin||$101.00||33rd of 1973||74.5%||00 / 00||50.68|
|Taras Bulba (1962)||Tony Curtis||$109.20||30th of 1963||67.0%||01 / 00||48.82|
|The Brothers Karamazov (1958)||Claire Bloom||$104.40||30th of 1958||59.5%||01 / 00||44.54|
|The Journey (1959)||Deborah Kerr & Ron Howard||$51.20||64th of 1959||72.5%||00 / 00||42.01|
|Morituri (1965)||Marlon Brando||$46.90||62nd of 1965||67.0%||02 / 00||39.56|
|The Sound And The Fury (1959)||Joanne Woodward||$68.20||54th of 1959||54.5%||00 / 00||36.19|
|Escape from Zahrain (1962)||Sal Mineo & Jack Warden||$44.50||57th of 1962||61.5%||00 / 00||35.80|
|Cast A Giant Shadow (1966)||John Wayne & Frank Sinatra||$60.80||35th of 1966||56.0%||00 / 00||35.74|
|The Light at the End of the World (1971)||Kirk Douglas||$23.20||69th of 1971||68.0%||00 / 00||35.56|
|The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)||Orson Welles||$10.20||Not in Top 100||70.0%||01 / 00||34.88|
|Kings of the Sun (1963)||George Chakiris||$44.80||49th of 1964||58.5%||00 / 00||34.43|
|Once More With Feeling! (1960)||Directed by Stanley Donen||$52.40||62nd of 1960||55.0%||00 / 00||33.97|
|Flight from Ashiya (1964)||Richard Widmark & George Chakiris||$20.50||Not in Top 100||63.0%||00 / 00||32.79|
|Surprise Package (1960)||Mitzi Gaynor & Noël Coward||$38.40||75th of 1960||56.0%||00 / 00||32.27|
|The Serpent (1973)||Henry Fonda||$11.50||Not in Top 100||63.0%||00 / 00||31.39|
|Futureworld (1976)||Peter Fonda||$48.00||70th of 1976||50.0%||00 / 00||30.94|
|Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)||George Segal||$28.20||68th of 1964||54.5%||00 / 00||29.99|
|Villa Rides (1968)||Robert Mitchum & Charles Bronson||$22.10||75th of 1968||56.5%||00 / 00||29.99|
|Triple Cross (1966)||Christopher Plummer & Trevor Howard||$8.10||115th of 1966||60.5%||00 / 00||29.70|
|Port of New York (1949)||Scott Brady||$15.00||Not in Top 100||54.5%||00 / 00||27.95|
|Adios Sabata (1970)||Dean Reed||$6.60||Not in Top 100||56.0%||00 / 00||27.34|
|Return Of The Seven (1966)||Warren Oates||$24.90||80th of 1966||46.5%||00 / 00||25.72|
|The Ultimate Warrior (1975)||Max von Sydow||$10.00||Not in Top 100||51.0%||00 / 00||25.52|
|Romance of a Horsethief (1971)||Eli Wallach||$9.50||Not in Top 100||50.0%||00 / 00||24.97|
|The Long Duel (1967)||Trevor Howard||$9.10||Not in Top 100||49.5%||00 / 00||24.67|
|Catlow (1971)||Leonard Nimoy||$10.10||Not in Top 100||49.0%||00 / 00||24.60|
|Fuzz (1972)||Burt Reynolds & Raquel Welch||$45.10||42nd of 1972||36.5%||00 / 00||24.14|
|The File of the Golden Goose (1969)||Edward Woodward||$8.70||Not in Top 100||47.5%||00 / 00||23.67|
|The Double Man (1967)||Britt Ekland||$10.90||Not in Top 100||45.5%||00 / 00||23.07|
|The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969)||Katharine Hepburn & Danny Kaye||$11.10||108th of 1969||39.5%||00 / 00||20.28|
|Death Rage (1976)||Martin Balsam||$1.20||Not in Top 100||41.0%||00 / 00||19.46|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Yul Brynner Table
- Eight Yul Brynner movie crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 21.62% of his movies listed. The Ten Commandments (1956) is his biggest box office hit.
- An average Yul Brynner movie grosses $85.30 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 16 of Yul Brynner’s movies are rated as good movies…or 43.24% of his movies. The Magnificent Seven (1960) is his highest rated movie while Fuzz (1972) is his lowest rated movie.
- Nine Yul Brynner movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 24.32% of his movies.
- Three Yul Brynner movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 8.10% of his movies.
- An good Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00. 10 Yul Brynner movie scored higher that average….or 27.02% of his movies. The King and I (1956) got the the highest UMR Score while Death Rage (1976) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Yul Brynner
1.Yuliy Borisovich Briner was born in Russia in 1920.
2. Yul Brynner and his mother emigrated to the United States in 1940. During World War 2, Brynner worked as a French-speaking radio announcer and commentator for the US Office of War Information, broadcasting propaganda to occupied France.
3. After the war Yul Brynner struggled as a stage actor. One of his few successes during this time period was appearing in the 1946 play Lute Song with Mary “Peter Pan” Martin.
4. In 1951, Yul Brynner, won the role of King Mongkut in the play The King and I. Brynner would play King Mongkut for the rest of his life….which turned out to be 4,625 performances over 30 plus years.
5. Yul Brynner won the Best Actor Oscar® for 1956’s The King And I. It was his only Oscar® nomination.
6. Yul Brynner and superheroes part 1: Marvel’s Stan Lee used his physical likeness (noticeably his bald head and intense stare) as the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of Professor Charles Xavier in the ”X-Men” comics…this was in 1963.
7. Yul Brynner and superheroes part 2: He was the visual inspiration for the original illustrations of the superhero Green Lantern/Abin Sur….this was in 1959.
8. Yul Brynner was married four times. He had four children.
9. Yul Brynner died on the same day as his The Battle on the River Neretva (1969) co-star Orson Welles: October 10, 1985.
10. Check out Yul Brynner‘s career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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