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The Best Angela Lansbury Movies 

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

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

List is made up of films like The Reluctant Debutante and The Court Jester.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Angela Lansbury include names like Cecil B. DeMille, Terry Hughes and John Frankenheimer. If Angela Lansbury movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Anne Francis and Lillian Gish too.

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Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh

Released: 1962

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, ...more

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Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1978

Directed by: John Guillermin

This film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin and adapted by Anthony Shaffer. The film features the Belgian detective ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1991

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Angela Lansbury, Charles Boyer

Released: 1944

Directed by: George Cukor

Gaslight is an American 1944 mystery-thriller film adapted from Patrick Hamilton's 1938 play Gas Light. It was the second version to be filmed, following the British film Gaslight, directed by ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Novak

Released: 1980

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

The Mirror Crack'd is a 1980 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novel The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side and directed by Guy Hamilton. It starred Angela Lansbury, Kim ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed, George Sanders

Released: 1945

Directed by: Albert Lewin

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a 1945 American horror-drama film based on Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel of the same name. Released in March 1945 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film is directed by Albert ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Roddy McDowall, Bruce Forsyth

Released: 1971

Directed by: Robert Stevenson

This film is a 1971 American musical film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution Company in North America on December 13, 1971. It is based upon the books ...more

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Mrs 'Arris Goes to Paris Omar Sharif, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1992

Directed by: Anthony Pullen Shaw

Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris is a 1992 film directed by Anthony Pullen Shaw.
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Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1944

Directed by: Clarence Brown

National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, published in 1935. It stars Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp and a young Elizabeth Taylor. In 2003, National ...more

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Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse

Released: 1946

Directed by: George Sidney, Robert Alton

The Harvey Girls is a 1946 American musical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey's famous Harvey House ...more
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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1965

Directed by: George Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone

Released: 1956

Directed by: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

The Court Jester is a 1955 musical-comedy film starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury and Cecil Parker. The movie was co-written, co-directed, and co-produced by ...more

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Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth

Released: 2005

Directed by: Kirk Jones

Nanny McPhee is a 2005 British fantasy film directed by Kirk Jones. The film stars Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Thompson also scripted the film, which is adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse ...more

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Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury, Orson Welles

Released: 1958

Directed by: Martin Ritt

The Long, Hot Summer is a 1958 film directed by Martin Ritt. The screenplay was written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., based in part on three works by William Faulkner: the 1931 ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss

Released: 1964

Directed by: George Roy Hill

The World of Henry Orient is a 1964 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Nora Johnson, who co-wrote the screenplay with her father, Nunnally Johnson. It was directed by ...more
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Kirsten Dunst, Meg Ryan, Kelsey Grammer

Released: 1997

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Susan Beak, Geoff Beak

Anastasia is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy drama film produced by Fox Animation Studios and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Directed by former Disney animation directors Don Bluth ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Warren Beatty, Eva Marie Saint

Released: 1962

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

All Fall Down is a 1962 American drama film, adapted from the novel All Fall Down by James Leo Herlihy, the author of Midnight Cowboy. It was directed by John Frankenheimer and produced by John ...more
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Taraji P. Henson, Angela Lansbury, Phylicia Rashād

Released: 2001

Directed by: Anthony Pullen Shaw

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Angela Lansbury, Cybill Shepherd, Elliott Gould

Released: 1979

Directed by: Anthony Page

The Lady Vanishes is a 1979 British comedy mystery film directed by Anthony Page. Its screenplay by George Axelrod was based on the novel The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White. It stars Elliott ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Vincent Price, Lana Turner

Released: 1948

Directed by: George Sidney

The Three Musketeers is a Technicolor adventure film adaptation of the classic novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père which starred Gene Kelly and Lana Turner. The film is ...more
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Angela Lansbury, Kathryn Morris, Daniel Dae Kim

Released: 2000

Directed by: Anthony Pullen Shaw

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A Talent For Murder Angela Lansbury
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Angela Lansbury, Terence Stamp, David Warner

Released: 1984

Directed by: Neil Jordan

The Company of Wolves is a 1984 British Gothic fantasy-horror film directed by Neil Jordan, written by Angela Carter and Jordan, and starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea and ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann

Released: 1996

Directed by: Terry Hughes

Mrs. Santa Claus is a 1996 television musical starring Angela Lansbury as the wife of Santa Claus. The musical score for Mrs. Santa Claus was written by Jerry Herman, the composer of such hit ...more
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State of the Union Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1948

Directed by: Frank Capra

State of the Union is a 1948 drama film written by Myles Connolly and Anthony Veiller of the Russel Crouse, Howard Lindsay play of the same name. Directed by Frank Capra and starring Spencer ...more