The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies

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

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

List features films like Ten Cents a Dance, The Maverick Queen and more!

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

Notable directors that worked with Barbara Stanwyck include names like Fritz Lang, John Ford and Cecil B. DeMille. Barbara Stanwyck was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Lillian Gish and Claude Rains in terms of fame and success.

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  • The Lady Eve
    1
    Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Charles Coburn
    178 votes
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Preston Sturges
    It's no accident when wealthy Charles (Henry Fonda) falls for Jean (Barbara Stanwyck). Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for ...more

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  • Ball of Fire
    2
    Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Dana Andrews
    165 votes
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
    Hoping to update his chapter on modern slang, encyclopedia writer Professor Bertram Potts (Gary Cooper) ventures into a chic nightclub. Inside, he meets the snarky burlesque performer "Sugarpuss" ...more

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  • Remember the Night
    3
    Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi
    127 votes
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
    Moved to pity by the Christmas season, New York District Attorney John Sargent (Fred MacMurray) lets pretty shoplifter Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) out on bail and offers her a ride home to ...more
  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
    4
    Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas
    131 votes
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Lewis Milestone
    Young Martha (Barbara Stanwyck) inadvertently causes the death of her cruel, authoritarian aunt. Martha lies to the cops, and Walter (Kirk Douglas), who saw the crime, corroborates the girl's story. ...more

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  • Christmas in Connecticut
    5
    Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet
    147 votes
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Peter Godfrey
    While recovering in a hospital, war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan) grows familiar with the "Diary of a Housewife" column written by Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck). Jeff's nurse arranges with ...more

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  • Stella Dallas
    6
    Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley
    151 votes
    • Released: 1937
    • Directed by: King Vidor
    When Stella Martin (Barbara Stanwyck), a working class woman, meets and marries the wealthy Stephen Dallas (John Boles), they quickly have a daughter named Laurel (Anne Shirley). Stella and Stephen ...more

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