Looking for the five best Robert Mitchum movies? Robert Mitchum dominated the screen during the 1950’s and 1960’s. He then went on to have a successful music career. Here are five of the best Robert Mitchum movies of his career.
“The Night of the Hunter” (1955): The film “The Night of the Hunter” is by far one of Robert Mitchum’s best movies. In this movie, he plays the role of Reverend Harry Powell. This film was been selected by the United States Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in 1992.
“Not as a Stranger” (1995): Released the same year as “The Night of the Hunter," the movie “Not as a Stranger” ended up being one of the most talked about films of Robert Mitchum’s career. In this film, Mitchum acted alongside Frank Sinatra and Broderick Crawford.
“Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison” (1956): Robert Mitchum’s successful career continued into the following year when he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role in “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison.” He played the role of one of two individuals stranded on an island during the Second World War.
“The Sundowners” (1960): Robert Mitchum’s role in the film “The Sundowners” earned him an award for Best Actor by the National Board of Review. This movie, based in Australia, occurs during the time of the depression. It also featured Deborah Kerr.
- “Cape Fear” (1962): In the film “Cape Fear,” Robert Mitchum played the lead role of Max Cady, a terrifying rapist. This role brought him a great deal of attention as well as the openings to many more roles in the near future. This popular film was remade in 1991 sans Mitchum.