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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.

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  • The Lady Eve1
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    The Lady Eve

    Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1941

    Directed byPreston Sturges

    The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges...  more

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  • Ball of Fire2
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    Ball of Fire

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

    Released1941

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    This film is a 1941 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary...  more
  • Remember the Night3
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    Remember the Night

    Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray

    Released1940

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Remember the Night is a 1940 American romantic comedy/drama Christmas film directed by...  more
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  • Ladies They Talk About4
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    Ladies They Talk About

    Barbara Stanwyck, Lillian Roth

    Released1933

    Directed byHoward Bretherton, William Keighley

    Ladies They Talk About is a 1933 Pre-Code American crime drama directed by Howard Bretherton...  more
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  • Stella Dallas5
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    Stella Dallas

    Barbara Stanwyck, Douglas Fairbanks

    Released1937

    Directed byKing Vidor

    Stella Dallas is a 1937 American film based on the Olive Higgins Prouty novel of the same...  more
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  • Christmas in Connecticut6
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    Christmas in Connecticut

    Barbara Stanwyck, Sydney Greenstreet

    Released1945

    Directed byPeter Godfrey

    Christmas in Connecticut is a 1945 American Christmas film and romantic comedy directed by...  more
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  • Sorry, Wrong Number7
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    41

    Sorry, Wrong Number

    Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster

    Released1948

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    Sorry, Wrong Number is a 1948 American suspense film noir directed by Anatole Litvak and...  more
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  • Baby Face8
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    Baby Face

    John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1933

    Directed byAlfred E. Green

    Baby Face is a 1933 American dramatic film directed by Alfred E. Green, and starring Barbara...  more
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  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers9
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    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1946

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States...  more
  • Meet John Doe10
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    Meet John Doe

    Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

    Released1941

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and...  more

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  • The Purchase Price11
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    The Purchase Price

    Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent

    Released1932

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    The Purchase Price is a 1932 Pre-Code American film, which was directed by William Wellman and...  more
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  • Ladies of Leisure12
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    Ladies of Leisure

    Barbara Stanwyck, Marie Prevost

    Released1930

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Ladies of Leisure is a 1930 American romantic drama film directed by Frank Capra and starring...  more
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  • Clash by Night13
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    Clash by Night

    Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1952

    Directed byFritz Lang

    Clash by Night is a 1952 American drama film with some film noir aspects, directed by Fritz...  more
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  • Banjo on My Knee14
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    Banjo on My Knee

    Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan

    Released1936

    Directed byJohn Cromwell

    Banjo on My Knee is a 1936 American musical comedy-drama film directed by John Cromwell. The...  more
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  • Forbidden15
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    Forbidden

    Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Bellamy

    Released1932

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Forbidden is a 1932 American melodrama film directed by Frank Capra and starring Barbara...  more
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  • Double Indemnity16
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    Double Indemnity

    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1944

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder...  more
  • Ever in My Heart17
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    Ever in My Heart

    Barbara Stanwyck, Otto Kruger

    Released1933

    Directed byArchie Mayo

    Ever in My Heart is a 1933 American drama film directed by Archie Mayo and starring Barbara...  more
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  • Flesh and Fantasy18
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    Flesh and Fantasy

    Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1943

    Directed byJulien Duvivier

    Flesh and Fantasy is a 1943 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier, starring...  more
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  • Lady of Burlesque19
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    Lady of Burlesque

    Barbara Stanwyck, Iris Adrian

    Released1943

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Lady of Burlesque is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film starring Barbara Stanwyck and...  more
  • The Furies20
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    The Furies

    Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston

    Released1950

    Directed byAnthony Mann

    The Furies is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Barbara...  more
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  • The Bitter Tea of General Yen21
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    The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther

    Released1933

    Directed byFrank Capra

    The Bitter Tea of General Yen is a 1933 American drama film directed by Frank Capra, starring...  more
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  • The Man with a Cloak22
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    The Man with a Cloak

    Barbara Stanwyck, Leslie Caron

    Released1951

    Directed byFletcher Markle

    The Man with a Cloak is a drama film directed by Fletcher Markle and starring Joseph Cotten,...  more
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  • Cattle Queen of Montana23
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    Cattle Queen of Montana

    Ronald Reagan, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1954

    Directed byAllan Dwan

    Cattle Queen of Montana is a 1954 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring...  more
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  • Walk on the Wild Side24
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    Walk on the Wild Side

    Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1962

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Walk on the Wild Side is a1962 drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk....  more
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  • East Side, West Side25
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    East Side, West Side

    Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1949

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    East Side, West Side is a 1949 melodramatic crime film, starring Barbara Stanwyck as a wronged...  more
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