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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Movies

Updated on October 8, 2014
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection
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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Made Twelve Movies Together

Elizabeth Taylor passed away recently on March 23, 2011 and her two-time husband and movie co-star Richard Burton passed away on August 5, 1984. They left behind a legend in real life and on the big screen. Some called them the Cleopatra and Anthony of the 1960s. They may be gone now but they will live on forever on DVD.

This page is dedicated to the movies that Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton made together. I have managed to find twelve Taylor-Burton films, including one television program and excluding their Broadway show, Private Lives.

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Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton made a total of 12 films together.

The Sandpiper (1965)

The Sandpiper
The Sandpiper

The Sandpiper is a 1965 movie which, in addition to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, also stars Eva Marie Saint and Charles Bronson and is directed by Vincent Minnelli. The story is of an illicit love between a single mother and a married minister in a small town. The Episcopalian priest is at first put off by her ways but eventually falls for her.

 
The V.I.P.s
The V.I.P.s

The V.I.P.s (1963)

The VIPs
The VIPs

The V.I.P.s is a 1963 movie starring Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Orson Welles, Louis Jourdan and Rod Taylor. It tells the story of a group of people waiting for a flight from London to the United States…for whom takeoff cannot occur soon enough. As you might guess, fog arrives and the flight is unable to takeoff. The night seems the passengers facing their problems. Amazon says, this is a "romantic melodrama mixed with wry comic flourishes." Margaret Rutherfor won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a National Board of Review for her performance as a dotty dutchess.

 
The Comedians
The Comedians | Source

The Comedians (1967)

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Alec Guinness and Peter Ustinov

The Comedians is a 1967 film based on a novel by Graham Greene who also created the screenplay. It is set in Haiti and tells the story of a white hotel owner and his fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism. Despite having a great cast, plenty of international intrigue and good widescreen photography, this film was not extremely well received at the time of its release.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf starred Elizabeth Taylor as a drunken, frustrated wife to Richard Burton, who played a university academic. This film showcases Taylor's talent more than her beauty as it portrays her as a desparate, middle-aged woman and Burton's role saw him as a hen-pecked husband.Nominated for thirteen Academy Awards, one in EVERY CATEGORY, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf went on to win five of them including Taylor's for Best Actress.

 

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection includes four movies: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 2-Disc Special Edition, The Comedians, The Sandpiper and The V.I.P

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection | Source


The Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection includes five discs with four movies -- the four movies discussed above -- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 2-Disc Special Edition, The Comedians, The Sandpiper and The V.I.P.s.

Sometimes boxed sets represent tremendous values; other times, they are not so great, at least price wise. Tonight, however, I have added the individual price of these DVDs up and, if you were to buy them all separately NEW, they would cost $94, making the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Film Collection an amazing deal since it is priced at about half that price. If you want to own a couple of these movies, it is well worth buying them as part of this set.

You will find that Amazon has one of the most impressive Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton movie selections available. I find that Amazon's price is almost always discounted from the suggested retail price plus I like the fact that they always include FREE shipping on purchases worth $25 or more.

More Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Movies

Doctor Faustus

Boom! [VHS]

Anne of the Thousand Days - Elizabeth Taylor made an un-credited cameo appearance in this movie.

Cleopatra

The Taming of the Shrew

Under Milk Wood

Hammersmith is Out

Divorce His, Divorce Hers

© 2011 Treasures By Brenda

Are you familiar with any of these Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton movies?

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      I had not realized they made so many movies together. I must look for these.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I liked them both as actors, and together they were wonderful. I ought to try and watch these movies over again, now that they are out on DVD. The stage show of War Of The Worlds, which Richard Burton narrated on the 1970's album, features a huge hologram of Richard Burton who still narrates.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Oh yes, I am familiar with each and everyone of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton movies. Great idea for a lens, for sure! They were super together.

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      duongst72 6 years ago

      Good movies!

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      Joan4 6 years ago

      It seems every time Taylor and Burton made a film, it was unforgettable! what a talented couple!

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      Susan Deppner 6 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've heard of most of the movies but I, too, didn't realize there were so many. I think I figured out why I haven't seen them - the timing. I was a bit young for these movies when they came out and then just never got around to them later. Of course now with Elizabeth gone, it would be interesting to watch some of these. Richard and Elizabeth certainly made a striking couple!

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      Dianne Loomos 6 years ago

      Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were quite the item in their day.

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      MediaMom 6 years ago

      I love their version of Taming the Shrew! I didn't realize Liz had made a cameo in Anne of the 1000 Days, though. I'll have to watch it again and look for her.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      @ChrisDay LM: You're dating yourself...Cleopatra must have been a phenomenal movie when it was made.

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      @jolou: Nor did I! I would have guessed they had made maybe five movies together...

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Some absolute classic movies which we will be enjoying for many years to come I am sure

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      jolou 6 years ago

      I didn't realize they had made that many movies together. I've seen Cleopatra, as well as Virginia Wolfe.

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Yes a few, you did a nice job on the lens!!.

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      I had to stop by to check out the answer to how many movies did Taylor and Burton make. 12 is a lot of movies and I'm 0 for 12. I haven't seen any of these but Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf sounds really good.

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      MarkFashionista 6 years ago

      My favorite is Cleopatra! hands down :)

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Saw Cleopatra in its day - it was pretty amazing at the time.

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      I have seen quite a few of their movies. They were both great actors. Beautiful lens.