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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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Mogambo Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner

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On the Beach Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire

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The Barefoot Contessa Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien

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The Killers Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien

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Show Boat Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson, Agnes Moorehead

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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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The Snows of Kilimanjaro Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward

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Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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Bhowani Junction Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, George Cukor

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The Great Sinner Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Ethel Barrymore

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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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Tam-Lin Ava Gardner, Ian McShane, Stephanie Beacham

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The Hucksters Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr

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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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Whistle Stop Ava Gardner, George Raft, Victor McLaglen

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Bissett

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The Cassandra Crossing Sophia Loren, O. J. Simpson, Martin Sheen

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Shadow of the Thin Man Ava Gardner, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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Lone Star Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Lionel Barrymore

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Knights of the Round Table Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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My Forbidden Past Ava Gardner, Robert Mitchum, Melvyn Douglas

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The Bible: In the Beginning... Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris

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55 Days at Peking Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven

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The Little Hut Ava Gardner, David Niven, Stewart Granger

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Earthquake Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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Priest of Love Ian McKellen, Ava Gardner, John Gielgud

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The Angel Wore Red Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten

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Ride, Vaquero! Ava Gardner, Anthony Quinn, Robert Taylor

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The Long Hot Summer Ava Gardner, Don Johnson

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City on Fire Ava Gardner, Henry Fonda, Leslie Nielsen

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Maisie Goes to Reno Ava Gardner, Ann Sothern, Donald Meek

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The Sentinel Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner

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Permission to Kill Ava Gardner, Timothy Dalton, Dirk Bogarde

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The Blue Bird Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner

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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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H. M. Pulham, Esq. Ava Gardner, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young

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Du Barry Was a Lady Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Red Skelton

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Sunday Punch Ava Gardner, Dichen Lachman, William Lundigan

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

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3 Men in White Ava Gardner, Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson

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Hitler's Madman Ava Gardner, John Carradine, Edgar Kennedy

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Babes on Broadway Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Ava Gardner

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Singapore Ava Gardner, Fred MacMurray, Richard Haydn

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Kid Glove Killer Ava Gardner, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt