The Best Ava Gardner Movies Films

The Best Ava Gardner Movies

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List of the best Ava Gardner movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ava Gardner's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ava Gardner movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ava Gardner movies will be at the top of the list. Ava Gardner has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ava Gardner movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ava Gardner films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Ava Gardner role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ava Gardner performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of a variety of films, including Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Singapore.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ava Gardner movies?" and "What are the greatest Ava Gardner roles of all time?"


Movie fans who love Ava Gardner have also been known to enjoy films starring Rita Hayworth and Lauren Bacall.



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    The Night of the Iguana

    Ava Gardner, Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr

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    On the Beach

    Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire

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    Mogambo

    Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner

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    Show Boat

    Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson, Agnes Moorehead

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    The Killers

    Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien

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    The Barefoot Contessa

    Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

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    Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

    Ava Gardner, John Laurie, Nigel Patrick

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    One Touch of Venus

    Ava Gardner, Eve Arden, Sara Allgood

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    Tam-Lin

    Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Stephanie Beacham

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    The Snows of Kilimanjaro

    Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward

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    Bhowani Junction

    Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, George Cukor

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    Seven Days in May

    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    The Cassandra Crossing

    Sophia Loren, O. J. Simpson, Martin Sheen

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    The Sun Also Rises

    Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power

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    East Side, West Side

    Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck, Cyd Charisse

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    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Bissett

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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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    55 Days at Peking

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

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    The Long Hot Summer

    The Long Hot Summer Ava Gardner, Don Johnson

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    The Bribe

    Ava Gardner, Vincent Price, Charles Laughton

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    Mayerling

    Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, Ava Gardner

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    The Bible: In the Beginning...

    Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris

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    Knights of the Round Table

    Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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    Lone Star

    Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Lionel Barrymore

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    Whistle Stop

    Ava Gardner, George Raft, Victor McLaglen

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    The Hucksters

    Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr

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    Earthquake

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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    My Forbidden Past

    Ava Gardner, Robert Mitchum, Melvyn Douglas

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    The Great Sinner

    Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Ethel Barrymore

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    Shadow of the Thin Man

    Ava Gardner, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed

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    Ride, Vaquero!

    Ava Gardner, Anthony Quinn, Robert Taylor

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    The Angel Wore Red

    Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten

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    The Little Hut

    Ava Gardner, David Niven, Stewart Granger

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    Priest of Love

    Ian McKellen, Ava Gardner, John Gielgud

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    City on Fire

    Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Leslie Nielsen

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    The Sentinel

    Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner

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    Maisie Goes to Reno

    Ava Gardner, Ann Sothern, Donald Meek

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    The Blue Bird

    Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner

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    Permission to Kill

    Ava Gardner, Timothy Dalton, Dirk Bogarde

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    She Went to the Races

    Ava Gardner, Edmund Gwenn, Reginald Owen

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    Reunion in France

    John Wayne, Ava Gardner, Joan Crawford

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    Babes on Broadway

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Ava Gardner

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    H. M. Pulham, Esq.

    Ava Gardner, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young

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    Calling Dr. Gillespie

    Calling Dr. Gillespie Ava Gardner, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Sunday Punch

    Sunday Punch Ava Gardner, Dichen Lachman, William Lundigan

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    Du Barry Was a Lady

    Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Red Skelton

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    Singapore

    Ava Gardner, Fred MacMurray, Richard Haydn

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    Kid Glove Killer

    Ava Gardner, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt

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    3 Men in White

    Ava Gardner, Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson

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    Ghosts on the Loose

    Ava Gardner, Bela Lugosi, Huntz Hall

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