Entertainment 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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"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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Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Coburn
The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a ...more

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Double Indemnity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Barbara Stanwyck Movies
Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray
Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews
This film is a 1941 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This Samuel Goldwyn Productions film concerns a group of professors ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Holloway
Remember the Night is a 1940 American romantic comedy/drama Christmas film directed by Mitchell Leisen, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. The film was written by Preston ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Stella Dallas is a 1937 American film based on the Olive Higgins Prouty novel of the same name. It was directed by King Vidor, and stars Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, and Anne Shirley. Stanwyck ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan
Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is about a "grassroots" political ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, William Conrad
Sorry, Wrong Number is a 1948 American suspense film noir directed by Anatole Litvak and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster. It tells the story of a woman who overhears a murder plot. ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers is a black-and-white film noir released in the United States in 1946, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Lizabeth Scott and featuring Kirk Douglas in his ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Sydney Greenstreet, Dick Elliott
Christmas in Connecticut is a 1945 American Christmas film and romantic comedy directed by Peter Godfrey, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet.

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John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Margaret Lindsay
Baby Face is a 1933 American dramatic film directed by Alfred E. Green, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent. Based on a story by Darryl F. Zanuck, this sexually charged, Pre-Code ...more

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Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan
Clash by Night is a 1952 American drama film with some film noir aspects, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe and Keith Andes. The ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson
The Furies is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, and Walter Huston in his last film performance. In 2008, the film was released ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter
Titanic is a 1953 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco. Its plot centers on an estranged couple sailing on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which took place in April 1912.

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Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb
Golden Boy is a 1939 black-and-white Columbia Pictures drama film based on the Clifford Odets play of the same name. It features William Holden in his film debut, the role that made him a star: ...more

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Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell
Night Nurse is a 1931 American pre-code crime drama and mystery film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by William A. Wellman. The film stars Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Lucien Littlefield
The Bitter Tea of General Yen is a 1933 American drama film directed by Frank Capra, starring Barbara Stanwyck and featurung Nils Asther and Walter Connolly. Based on the 1930 novel The Bitter ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Denning, Phyllis Thaxter
No Man of Her Own is a 1950 drama directed by Mitchell Leisen and featuring Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Phyllis Thaxter, Jane Cowl and Lyle Bettger. It was the second film she made with ...more

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Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith
The Two Mrs. Carrolls is a 1947 mystery film starring Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, and Alexis Smith, directed by Peter Godfrey, and produced by Mark Hellinger from a screenplay by Thomas ...more

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Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Anne Baxter
Walk on the Wild Side is a1962 drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk.

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Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett
There's Always Tomorrow is an American romantic melodrama which premiered in New York City on January 20, 1956. Produced by Universal-International, it is directed by Douglas Sirk with stars ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Sam Hardy
The Miracle Woman is a 1931 American drama film directed by Frank Capra and starring Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, and Sam Hardy. Based on the play Bless You Sister by John Meehan and Robert ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Shelley Winters
Executive Suite is a 1954 MGM drama film depicting the internal struggle for control of a furniture manufacturing company after the unexpected death of the company's CEO. The film stars William ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Iris Adrian, Marion Martin
Lady of Burlesque is a 1943 American musical comedy-mystery film starring Barbara Stanwyck and Michael O'Shea, based on the novel The G-String Murders written by strip tease queen Gypsy Rose ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray
Crime of Passion is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger. The drama features Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden and Raymond Burr.

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Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn, Joel McCrea
Union Pacific is a 1939 American dramatic western film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Joel McCrea. Based on the novel Trouble Shooter by Western fiction author ...more