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The Best Barbara Hale Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 428 votes 36 voters 3.9k views49 items

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

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

Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen and Unchained are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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  • 1

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Lang

  • 2

    Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo

    Robin Tunney, Geraldo Rivera
    18
    2

    Released1992

    Directed byChristian I. Nyby II

  • 3

    Released1994

    Directed byMax Tash

  • 4

    The Clay Pigeon

    Barbara Hale, Bill Williams
    15
    2

    Released1949

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    The Clay Pigeon is a 1949 American film noir directed by Richard Fleischer and written by Carl Foreman, based on a true story. The drama features Bill Williams, Barbara Hale, Richard Quine, and...  more
  • 5

    The Window

    Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy
    14
    2

    Released1949

    Directed byTed Tetzlaff

    The Window is a 1949 American black-and-white suspense film noir, based on the short story "The Boy Cried Murder" by Cornell Woolrich. The film, which was a critical success, was produced by Frederic...  more
  • 6

    The Falcon in Hollywood

    Barbara Hale, Sheldon Leonard
    14
    2

    Released1944

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    The Falcon in Hollywood is a 1944 film directed by Gordon Douglas....  more
  • 7

    The Boy with Green Hair

    Dean Stockwell, Robert Ryan
    12
    2

    Released1948

    Directed byJoseph Losey

    The Boy with Green Hair is a 1948 American comedy-drama film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Dean Stockwell as Peter, a young war orphan who is subject to ridicule after he awakens one morning to...  more
  • 8

    The Jackpot

    Natalie Wood, James Stewart
    14
    4

    Released1950

    Directed byWalter Lang

    The Jackpot is a 1950 American comedy film directed by Walter Lang with James Stewart and Barbara Hale in the lead roles. It features a young Natalie Wood. The screenplay was based on a John McNulty...  more
  • 9

    Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss

    Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale
    10
    0

    Released1993

    Directed byChristian I. Nyby II

  • 10

    Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

    David Hasselhoff, Raymond Burr
    10
    0

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Satlof

  • 11

    A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester

    Dyan Cannon, Victoria Jackson
    12
    2

    Released1995

    Directed byVincent McEveety

    A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester is a 1995 crime-drama film written by Gerry Conway, Erle Stanley Gardner and directed by Vincent McEveety....
  • 12

    Airport

    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin
    12
    4

    Released1970

    Directed byHenry Hathaway, George Seaton

    Airport is a 1970 American drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, directed and written by George Seaton, and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name. It originated the 1970s...  more

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  • 13

    The Far Horizons

    Charlton Heston, Donna Reed
    10
    2

    Released1955

    Directed byRudolph Maté

    The Far Horizons is a 1955 American western film directed by Rudolph Maté, starring Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Donna Reed and Barbara Hale. It is about an expedition led by Lewis and Clark is...  more

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  • 14

    Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter

    Jenny Lewis, Raymond Burr
    10
    2

    Released1990

    Directed byChristian I. Nyby II

  • 15

    Unchained

    Elroy Hirsch, Barbara Hale
    12
    4

    Released1955

    Directed byHall Bartlett

    Unchained is a 1955 prison film based on the non-fiction book Prisoners are People by Kenyon J. Scudder. The film is most remembered for its theme song, "Unchained Melody", which was a #1 R&B hit for...  more
  • 16

    Jolson Sings Again

    Al Jolson, Barbara Hale
    10
    2

    Released1949

    Directed byHenry Levin

    Jolson Sings Again is the 1950 film sequel to The Jolson Story, both of which cover the life of singer Al Jolson....  more
  • 17

    A Lion Is in the Streets

    James Cagney, Anne Francis
    10
    2

    Released1953

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    A Lion Is in the Streets is a 1953 drama film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring James Cagney as a southern politician loosely based on Huey Long. Cagney's brother William was the producer, while...  more
  • 18

    Higher and Higher

    Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé
    8
    2

    Released1943

    Directed byTim Whelan

    Higher and Higher is a 1944 musical film starring Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, and Frank Sinatra, loosely based on a 1940 Broadway musical written by Gladys Hurlbut and Joshua Logan. The film version,...  more
  • 19

    Big Wednesday

    Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent
    6
    0

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Big Wednesday is a 1978 American coming of age film directed by John Milius. Co-written by Milius and Dennis Aaberg, it is loosely based on their own experiences at Malibu and a short story Aaberg...  more

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  • 20

    Lady Luck

    Barbara Hale, Robert Young
    6
    2

    Released1946

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Lady Luck is a Hollywood comedy film released in 1946, starring Robert Young and Barbara Hale. The picture tells the story of a professional gambler who falls in love with a woman who hates gambling....  more
  • 21

    Released1975

    Directed byBill Rebane

    The Giant Spider Invasion is a low-budget 1975 film produced by Transcentury Pictures, a partnership owned by the film's director Bill Rebane. The film is about giant spiders that terrorize the town...  more
  • 22

    Buckskin

    Barbara Hale, Lon Chaney
    6
    2

    Released1968

    Directed byMickey Moore

    Buckskin is a western film, released by Paramount Pictures, released on a low budget and starring an all-star cast. The main stars were Barry Sullivan and Joan Caulfield. Lon Chaney Jr. plays the...  more
  • 23

    West of the Pecos

    Robert Mitchum, Barbara Hale
    8
    4

    Released1945

    Directed byEdward Killy

    West of the Pecos is a 1945 western film directed by Edward Killy....  more
  • 24

    Lone Hand

    James Arness, Barbara Hale
    2
    0

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Lone Hand is a 1953 western film directed by George Sherman....  more
  • 25

    Emergency Wedding

    Barbara Hale, Una Merkel
    8
    4

    Released1950

    Directed byEdward Buzzell

    Emergency Wedding, is a 1950 film directed by Edward Buzzell. It stars Larry Parks and Barbara Hale. It is a remake of You Belong to Me, which featured Larry Parks in a bit part....  more