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

    James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur

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    - 43
    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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  4. 4
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    - 32
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin

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    - 21
    The Shop Around the Corner

    James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Margaret Sullavan

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    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Harvey

    James Stewart, Fess Parker, Cecil Kellaway

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    - 32
    The Philadelphia Story

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart

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    Winchester '73

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

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  10. 10
    + 169
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    The Glenn Miller Story

    James Stewart, Louis Armstrong, Marion Ross

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    The Man Who Knew Too Much

    James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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    Anatomy of a Murder

    James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

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    Shenandoah

    James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy

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    The Spirit of St. Louis

    James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly

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    The Naked Spur

    James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan

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    The Flight of the Phoenix

    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine

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    Call Northside 777

    James Stewart, Thelma Ritter, Lee J. Cobb

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    Rope

    James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock, Cedric Hardwicke

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    Destry Rides Again

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Gilbert

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    You Can't Take It With You

    James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Ann Miller

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    The Man from Laramie

    James Stewart, Jack Elam, Arthur Kennedy

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    The Shootist

    John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

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    How the West Was Won

    John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds

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    Bend of the River

    James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Harry Morgan

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    Broken Arrow

    James Stewart, Debra Paget, Will Geer

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    - 16
    The Far Country

    James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan

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    The Stratton Story

    James Stewart, June Allyson, Agnes Moorehead

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    Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, John Saxon

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    The Cheyenne Social Club

    James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones

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    The FBI Story

    James Stewart, Adam West, Vera Miles

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    Bell, Book and Candle

    James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

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    - 18
    The Greatest Show on Earth

    James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope

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    Strategic Air Command

    James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan

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    - 11
    After the Thin Man

    James Stewart, Myrna Loy, William Powell

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    - 12
    Night Passage

    James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Jack Elam

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    - 17
    The Rare Breed

    James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith

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    The Mortal Storm

    James Stewart, Robert Young, Robert Stack

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    - 13
    No Highway in the Sky

    James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Hawkins

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    - 11
    Carbine Williams

    James Stewart, James Arness, Jean Hagen

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    Cheyenne Autumn

    James Stewart, Edward G. Robinson, Ricardo Montalbán

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    - 10
    Made for Each Other

    James Stewart, Carole Lombard, Charles Coburn

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    Two Rode Together

    James Stewart, Shirley Jones, Richard Widmark

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    - 9
    Navy Blue and Gold

    James Stewart, Robert Young, Lionel Barrymore

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    + 43
    - 17
    Firecreek

    James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens

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    - 14
    Mr. Krueger's Christmas
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    + 28
    - 7
    Seventh Heaven

    James Stewart, Gale Sondergaard, Simone Simon

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    - 10
    Thunder Bay

    James Stewart, Harry Morgan, Dan Duryea

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    - 9
    The Shopworn Angel

    James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Hattie McDaniel

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    - 9
    Magic Town

    James Stewart, Jane Wyman, Regis Toomey

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    - 14
    The Big Sleep

    James Stewart, Joan Collins, Robert Mitchum

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