Film The Best Movies of 1947  

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Desire Me Robert Mitchum, Greer Garson, Stanley Andrews Desire Me is a 1947 American film. It had a troubled production and was issued without a director's credit.

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A Double Life Shelley Winters, Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien A Double Life is a 1947 film noir which tells the story of an actor whose mind becomes affected by the character he portrays. The movie starred Ronald Colman and Signe Hasso. It was directed 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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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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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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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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Ivy Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Herbert Marshall Ivy is a 1947 American crime film noir directed by Sam Wood and written by Charles Bennett, based on The Story of Ivy, the novel written by Marie Belloc Lowndes. The drama features Joan ...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 Beginning or the End Hume Cronyn, Brian Donlevy, Audrey Totter The Beginning or the End is an American docudrama film about the development of the atomic bomb in World War II, directed by Norman Taurog, starring Brian Donlevy and Hume Cronyn, and released ...more

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Lady in the Lake Leon Ames, Jayne Meadows, Lloyd Nolan Lady in the Lake is a 1947 American film noir that marked the directorial debut of Robert Montgomery, who also stars in the film. The picture also features Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully, ...more

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It Always Rains on Sunday Jack Warner, Edward Chapman, Googie Withers It Always Rains on Sunday is a 1947 British film adaptation of Arthur La Bern's novel by the same name, directed by Robert Hamer. The film has been compared with the Poetic realism movement in ...more

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The Devil Thumbs a Ride Lawrence Tierney, Nan Leslie, Ted North The Devil Thumbs a Ride is a 1947 film noir directed by Felix E. Feist and featuring Lawrence Tierney and Ted North.

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Dishonored Lady Hedy Lamarr, John Loder, Dennis O'Keefe In this star-studded mystery, Madeleine Damien (Hedy Lamarr) is the fashion editor of a major Manhattan magazine by day and a party girl at night. A string of failed relationships and years of ...more

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When the Bough Breaks Patricia Roc, Rosamund John When the Bough Breaks is a 1947 film by Gainsborough Pictures, J. Arthur Rank and Sydney Box Productions. It is an adaptation of an original story-line by Herbert Victor on adoption and the ...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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Daisy Kenyon Henry Fonda, Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews Daisy Kenyon is a 20th Century Fox feature film starring Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, and Dana Andrews in a story about a post-World War II romantic triangle. The screenplay by David Hertz was ...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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The Brothers John Laurie, Finlay Currie, Will Fyffe The Brothers is a British film melodrama of 1947, starring Patricia Roc and John Laurie, from a novel of the same name by L.A.G. Strong. It is set in the Western Isles of Scotland, and the long ...more

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Dimos Dicoudis added My Wild Irish Rose Dennis Morgan My Wild Irish Rose is a 1947 film directed by David Butler.

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filmnoirguy added Mother Wore Tights Betty Grable, Anne Baxter, Dan Dailey Mother Wore Tights is a 1947 Technicolor musical film starring Betty Grable and Dan Dailey as married vaudeville performers, directed by Walter Lang. This was Grable and Dailey's first film ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Camp Dennis Price, Jack Warner, Flora Robson Holiday Camp is a 1947 British comedy drama film directed by Ken Annakin, starring Jack Warner, Jimmy Hanley, Kathleen Harrison and Dennis Price.

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Good News June Allyson, Mel Tormé, Peter Lawford Good News is a 1947 American MGM musical film based on the 1927 stage production of the same name. It starred June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Mel Tormé, and Joan McCracken. The screenplay by ...more

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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now June Haver, Mark Stevens I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now is a 1947 film directed by Lloyd Bacon.

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Variety Girl Barbara Stanwyck, Paulette Goddard, Dorothy Lamour Variety Girl is a 1947 American musical comedy film produced by Paramount Pictures. Numerous Paramount contract players and directors make cameos or perform songs, with particularly large ...more

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Welcome Stranger Bing Crosby Welcome Stranger is a 1947 comedy film directed by Elliott Nugent.

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Dimos Dicoudis added Cheyenne Jane Wyman, Dennis Morgan Cheyenne is a 1947 film directed by Raoul Walsh.

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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 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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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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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

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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