The Best Katharine Hepburn Movies Films

The Best Katharine Hepburn Movies

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

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

List films include Stage Door, Olly Olly Oxen Free and more.

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


Notable directors that worked with Katharine Hepburn include names like John Ford, Sidney Lumet and David Lean. Is Katharine Hepburn your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Cary Grant and Paul Newman films lists too.



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    The African Queen

    #5 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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    Bringing Up Baby

    #4 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Barry Fitzgerald

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    The Philadelphia Story

    #2 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart

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    The Lion in Winter

    #3 on the original list
    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole

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    On Golden Pond

    #22 on the original list
    Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda

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    Adam's Rib

    #25 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday

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    Little Women

    Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Edna May Oliver

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    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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    Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy

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    Alice Adams

    #14 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Hattie McDaniel, Fred MacMurray

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    Woman of the Year

    #11 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, William Bendix

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    Stage Door

    #12 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

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    Long Day's Journey Into Night

    #1 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell

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    Holiday

    #10 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Lew Ayres

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    Suddenly, Last Summer

    #23 on the original list
    Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift

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    Desk Set

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Joan Blondell

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    Summertime

    #19 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, David Lean, Darren McGavin

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    Mary of Scotland

    #21 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine

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    Pat and Mike

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Charles Bronson

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    Sylvia Scarlett

    #18 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Edmund Gwenn

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    The Madwoman of Chaillot

    #24 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Yul Brynner, Richard Chamberlain

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    Morning Glory

    Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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    A Bill of Divorcement

    #8 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, John Barrymore, Billie Burke

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    A Delicate Balance

    Katharine Hepburn, Lee Remick, Paul Scofield

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    The Glass Menagerie

    Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Michael Moriarty

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    The Trojan Women

    #16 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Blessed

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    Keeper of the Flame

    #6 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Forrest Tucker

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    Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry

    Katharine Hepburn, Denholm Elliott, David Ogden Stiers

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    Spitfire

    Katharine Hepburn, Robert Young, Ralph Bellamy

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    Christopher Strong

    Katharine Hepburn, Colin Clive

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    Break of Hearts

    Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer

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    Grace Quigley

    #9 on the original list
    Nick Nolte, Katharine Hepburn

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    Love Among the Ruins

    Katharine Hepburn, Laurence Olivier, Joan Sims

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    Quality Street

    Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Franchot Tone

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    Song of Love

    Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, Robert Walker

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    The Rainmaker

    #15 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lloyd Bridges

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    State of the Union

    #20 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Spencer Tracy

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    The Little Minister
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    Dragon Seed

    Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Akim Tamiroff

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    Love Affair

    Pierce Brosnan, Annette Bening, Katharine Hepburn

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    A Woman Rebels

    Katharine Hepburn, Herbert Marshall, Van Heflin

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    Undercurrent

    #17 on the original list
    Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Robert Taylor

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    Laura Lansing Slept Here

    Katharine Hepburn, Kevin McNulty, Joel Higgins

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    This Can't Be Love

    This Can't Be Love Katharine Hepburn, Jason Bateman, Anthony Quinn

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    One Christmas

    One Christmas Katharine Hepburn, Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz

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    The Sea of Grass

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Edgar Buchanan

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    The Corn Is Green

    Katharine Hepburn, Toyah Willcox, Anna Massey

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    Olly Olly Oxen Free

    Katharine Hepburn, Laura Misch, Jayne Marie Mansfield

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    The Man Upstairs

    The Man Upstairs Katharine Hepburn, Ryan O'Neal

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    Without Love

    Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Spencer Tracy

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    The Iron Petticoat

    Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Sid James

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