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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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"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

Released: 1941

Directed by: Preston Sturges

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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Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews

Released: 1941

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Released: 1937

Directed by: King Vidor

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, Sydney Greenstreet, Dick Elliott

Released: 1945

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

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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Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, William Conrad

Released: 1948

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

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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Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Holloway

Released: 1940

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

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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John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Margaret Lindsay

Released: 1933

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

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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Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan

Released: 1941

Directed by: Frank Capra

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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Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson

Released: 1946

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

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, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1944

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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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Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan

Released: 1952

Directed by: Fritz Lang

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

Released: 1950

Directed by: Anthony Mann

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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Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell

Released: 1931

Directed by: William A. Wellman

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, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter

Released: 1953

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

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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Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith

Released: 1947

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

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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Barbara Stanwyck, Iris Adrian, Marion Martin

Released: 1943

Directed by: William A. Wellman

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, Nils Asther, Lucien Littlefield

Released: 1933

Directed by: Frank Capra

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, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1939

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

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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Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Denning, Phyllis Thaxter

Released: 1950

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

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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Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden, Shelley Winters

Released: 1954

Directed by: Robert Wise

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, David Manners, Sam Hardy

Released: 1931

Directed by: Frank Capra

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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Jane Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Anne Baxter

Released: 1962

Directed by: Edward Dmytryk

Walk on the Wild Side is a1962 drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk.
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Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett

Released: 1956

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

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, Eve Arden, Scotty Beckett

Released: 1946

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

My Reputation is a 1946 wartime love story, directed by Curtis Bernhardt. Barbara Stanwyck portrayed Jessica Drummond, an upper-class widow from Chicago who innocently falls in love with an army ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck, Lillian Roth, Preston Foster

Released: 1933

Directed by: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley

Ladies They Talk About is a 1933 Pre-Code American crime drama directed by Howard Bretherton and William Keighley, and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, and Lyle Talbot. Based on the ...more

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