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List of the best movies of 1947, with movie trailers when available. Many remember 1947 at the year that Marilyn Monroe made her film debut in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim. These top movies of 1947 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1947. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1947 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1947 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List features movies like Miracle on 34th Street, The Lady from Shanghai.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1947?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1947?"

1947 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1947. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1947 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Miracle on 34th Street Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund ...more

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The Ghost and Mrs. Muir Natalie Wood, Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a romantic fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. In 1945, ...more

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Out of the Past Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming Out of the Past is a 1947 film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer and Kirk Douglas. The film was adapted by Daniel Mainwaring, with uncredited revisions by ...more

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Crossfire Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young Crossfire is a 1947 film noir drama film which deals with the theme of anti-Semitism, as did that year's Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentleman's Agreement. The film was directed by ...more

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Gentleman's Agreement Gregory Peck, Dean Stockwell, Celeste Holm Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 drama film about a journalist who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on antisemitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...more

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Black Narcissus Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson Black Narcissus is a 1947 Technicolor film by the British writer-producer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden. It is a psychological ...more

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Brute Force Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Hume Cronyn Brute Force is a 1947 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn and Charles Bickford. It was directed by Jules Dassin, with a screenplay by Richard Brooks and the cinematography by William ...more

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The Lady from Shanghai Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by ...more

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The Bishop's Wife Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic comedy feature film from 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven in a story about an ...more

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13 Rue Madeleine James Cagney, Karl Malden, E. G. Marshall 13 Rue Madeleine is a 1947 World War II spy film starring James Cagney, Annabella and Richard Conte. The title refers to the Le Havre address where a Gestapo headquarters is located.

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The Farmer's Daughter James Arness, Loretta Young, Ethel Barrymore The Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 movie that tells the story of a farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph ...more

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Green Dolphin Street Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Frank Morgan Green Dolphin Street is a 1947 historic drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the novel by Elizabeth Goudge.

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Monsieur Verdoux Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye, William Frawley Monsieur Verdoux is a 1947 black comedy film directed by and starring Charles Chaplin, who plays a bigamist wife killer inspired by serial killer Henri Désiré Landru. The ...more

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The Fugitive Henry Fonda, Dolores del Río, Mel Ferrer The Fugitive is a 1947 drama film starring Henry Fonda and directed by John Ford, based on the novel The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene. The film was shot on location in Mexico, and ...more

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Cass Timberlane Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy, Cameron Mitchell Cass Timberlane is a romantic drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner, directed by George Sidney, and released in 1947. It was based on the 1945 novel Cass Timberlane: A Novel of ...more

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Dark Passage Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Agnes Moorehead Dark Passage is a Warner Bros. film noir directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film is based on the novel of the same name by David Goodis. It was the ...more

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The Paradine Case Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Laughton The Paradine Case is a 1947 American courtroom drama film, set in England, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick. The screenplay was written by Selznick and an ...more

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Boomerang Arthur Miller, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb Boomerang! is a 1947 film based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murder, only to be found innocent through the efforts of the prosecutor. It stars Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, ...more

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Nightmare Alley Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray Nightmare Alley is a 1947 film noir starring Tyrone Power and Joan Blondell, and directed by Edmund Goulding. The film is based on the 1946 novel of the same name, written by William Lindsay ...more

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Kiss of Death Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Coleen Gray Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir movie directed by Henry Hathaway and written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky. The story revolves around a former robber played ...more

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Angel and the Badman John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey Angel and the Badman is a 1947 American Western film written and directed by James Edward Grant and starring John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey and Bruce Cabot. The film is about an injured ...more

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Dead Reckoning Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, James Bell Dead Reckoning is a 1947 Columbia Pictures film noir starring Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott and featuring Morris Carnovsky. The picture was directed by John Cromwell and written by Steve ...more

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Possessed Joan Crawford, Raymond Massey, Van Heflin Possessed is a 1947 film noir directed by Curtis Bernhardt, starring Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, and Raymond Massey in a tale about an unstable woman's obsession with her ex-lover. The screenplay ...more

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The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Myrna Loy The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a 1947 American comedy, directed by Irving Reis and written by Sidney Sheldon. The film stars Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, and Shirley Temple in a story about a ...more

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Body and Soul John Garfield, William Conrad, Anne Revere Body and Soul is a 1947 American film noir directed by Robert Rossen, and features John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere and William Conrad. The film, written by Abraham ...more

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Odd Man Out William Hartnell, Cyril Cusack, Robert Newton Odd Man Out is a 1947 British film noir set in an unnamed Northern Irish city. Directed by Carol Reed, it is based on the novel by F. L. Green and stars James Mason.

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If Winter Comes Angela Lansbury, Janet Leigh, Deborah Kerr If Winter Comes is a 1947 film directed by Victor Saville.

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Born to Kill Claire Trevor, Elisha Cook, Jr. Born to Kill is a 1947 American film noir starring Lawrence Tierney and directed by Robert Wise. It was the first film noir to be directed by Wise, who later directed The Set-Up, The Captive ...more

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Captain from Castile Cesar Romero, Tyrone Power, Lee J. Cobb Captain from Castile is a historical adventure film released by 20th Century Fox in 1947. Directed by Henry King, the Technicolor film starred Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, and Cesar Romero. Shot ...more

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They Won't Believe Me Susan Hayward, Robert Young, Jane Greer They Won't Believe Me is a 1947 black-and-white film noir starring Robert Young, Susan Hayward and Jane Greer. It was directed by Irving Pichel and produced by Alfred Hitchcock's longtime ...more

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Pursued Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson Pursued is a 1947 film that combines western film noir and psychological melodrama. The picture was directed by Raoul Walsh and features Teresa Wright, Robert Mitchum, Judith Anderson and Dean

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Ramrod Veronica Lake, Joel McCrea Ramrod is a 1947 Western film directed by André De Toth. This cowboy drama from Hungarian director De Toth was the first of several films based on the stories of Western author Luke ...more

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The Red House Edward G. Robinson, Julie London, Judith Anderson The Red House is an American 1947 psychological thriller starring Edward G. Robinson. It is adapted from the novel The Red House by George Agnew Chamberlain, published in 1943 by Popular

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Boris Karloff, Danny Kaye, Ann Rutherford The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 1947 Technicolor comedy film, loosely based on the short story of the same name by James Thurber. The film stars Danny Kaye as a young daydreaming proof ...more

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Forever Amber George Sanders, Jessica Tandy, Linda Darnell Forever Amber is a 1947 American romantic drama film starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde. It was based on the book of the same name by Kathleen Winsor. It also starred Richard Greene, George ...more

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The Voice of the Turtle Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden The Voice of the Turtle is a comedy film starring Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, and Wayne Morris, directed by Irving Rapper, and based on the long-running 1943 play of the same name ...more

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Road to Rio Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour Road to Rio is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Written by Edmund Beloin and Jack Rose, the film is about two ...more

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Lured Lucille Ball, Boris Karloff, George Sanders Lured is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff.

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Tarzan and the Huntress Johnny Weissmuller, Patricia Morison, Brenda Joyce Tarzan and the Huntress is an adventure film starring Johnny Weissmuller in his eleventh outing as Tarzan. Brenda Joyce makes the third of five appearances as Jane and Johnny Sheffield marks his ...more

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Unconquered Gary Cooper, Boris Karloff, Paulette Goddard Unconquered is a 1947 adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard. The film depicts the violent ...more

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Cry Wolf Barbara Stanwyck, Errol Flynn Cry Wolf is a 1947 mystery film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck, based on the novel of the same name by Marjorie Carleton.

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Escape Me Never is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1947
Escape Me Never Errol Flynn, Eleanor Parker, Ida Lupino Escape Me Never is a 1947 film directed by Peter Godfrey.

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T-Men June Lockhart, Jane Randolph, Charles McGraw T-Men is a 1947 semidocumentary style film noir by director Anthony Mann and shot in black-and-white by noted noir cameraman John Alton. The production features Dennis O'Keefe, Mary Meade, ...more

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Fun and Fancy Free Walt Disney, Dinah Shore, Dennis Day Fun and Fancy Free is a 1947 animated feature produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures on September 27, 1947. It was one of the "package films" the studio produced in ...more

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The Two Mrs. Carrolls 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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Jesse James Rides Again Clayton Moore, Linda Stirling, Tom London Jesse James Rides Again is a Republic film serial.

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The End of the River Charles Hawtrey, Sabu Dastagir, Robert Douglas The End of the River is a British film made in Brazil about a South American Indian boy who leaves the jungle to the city, where he is accused of murder. It was directed by Derek Twist and ...more

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Song of the Thin Man Myrna Loy, Dean Stockwell, William Powell Song of the Thin Man is a 1947 comedy-crime film directed by Edward Buzzell, the last of the six Thin Man films. Like the others, it stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, ...more

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The Foxes of Harrow Maureen O'Hara, Rex Harrison, Gene Lockhart The Foxes of Harrow is a 1947 adventure film directed by John M. Stahl. The film stars Rex Harrison, Maureen O'Hara and Richard Haydn. The film was nominated an Academy Award for Best Art

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Sinbad the Sailor Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Douglas Fairbanks Sinbad the Sailor is a 1947 Technicolor fantasy film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, and Anthony Quinn. It tells the tale of the "eighth" voyage of ...more