The Best James Stewart Movies Films

The Best James Stewart Movies

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List of the best James Stewart movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. James Stewart'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 James Stewart movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Stewart movies will be at the top of the list. James Stewart has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Stewart movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Stewart films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items here include everything from Navy Blue and Gold to Malaya.

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


James Stewart worked with many famous directors, including big names like Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford. Is James Stewart your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Gregory Peck and Henry Fonda films lists too.


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    It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valan... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Shop Around the Corner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Margaret Sullavan

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    Harvey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Fess Parker, Cecil Kellaway

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    The Philadelphia Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart

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    Winchester '73 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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    The Glenn Miller Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Louis Armstrong, Marion Ross

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    Anatomy of a Murder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    Shenandoah is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

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    The Spirit of St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly

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    Call Northside 777 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Thelma Ritter, Lee J. Cobb

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    The Naked Spur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan

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    Rope is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

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    The Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Destry Rides Again is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Gilbert

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    You Can't Take It With You is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Ann Miller

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    The Shootist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

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    The Man from Laramie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Jack Elam, Arthur Kennedy

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    How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    The Far Country is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

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    Broken Arrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Debra Paget, Will Geer

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    Bend of the River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan

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    Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, John Saxon

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    The Stratton Story is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, June Allyson, Agnes Moorehead

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    The Cheyenne Social Club is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones

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    Bell, Book and Candle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

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    The Greatest Show on Earth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope

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    The FBI Story is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Adam West, Vera Miles

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    Strategic Air Command is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan

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    After the Thin Man is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Myrna Loy, William Powell

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    Night Passage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Jack Elam

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    The Rare Breed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

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    The Mortal Storm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Robert Young, Robert Stack

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    Carbine Williams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, James Arness, Jean Hagen

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    No Highway in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Hawkins

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    Cheyenne Autumn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

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    Made for Each Other is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Carole Lombard, Charles Coburn

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    Two Rode Together is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Shirley Jones, Richard Widmark

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    Navy Blue and Gold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore

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    Firecreek is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens

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    Mr. Krueger's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies
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    Seventh Heaven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Gale Sondergaard, Simone Simon

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    Thunder Bay is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Harry Morgan, Dan Duryea

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    Magic Town is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Regis Toomey

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    The Big Sleep is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Joan Collins, Robert Mitchum

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    Vivacious Lady is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Stewart Movies

    James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Hattie McDaniel

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