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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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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    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 Gwenn. The...  more

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    The Egg and I

    Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray

    Released1947

    Directed byChester Erskine

    The Egg and I is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Chester Erskine, who co-wrote the screenplay with Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book of the same name by Betty MacDonald and...  more
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    Angel and the Badman

    John Wayne, Gail Russell

    Released1947

    Directed byJames Edward Grant

    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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    Song of the Thin Man

    Myrna Loy, Dean Stockwell

    Released1947

    Directed byEdward Buzzell

    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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    Buck Privates Come Home

    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

    Released1947

    Directed byCharles Barton

    Buck Privates Come Home is a 1947 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is a sequel to their 1941 hit, Buck Privates. This film features the final film role for veteran actor Nat...  more
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    Apache Rose

    Roy Rogers, Bob Nolan

    Released1947

    Directed byWilliam Witney

    Apache Rose is a 1947 American film directed by William Witney and starring Roy Rogers. It was the first Roy Rogers Western shot in the Trucolor process though most copies on DVD are in monochrome....  more
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    The Homestretch

    Maureen O'Hara, Cornel Wilde

    Released1947

    Directed byH. Bruce Humberstone

    The Homestretch is a 1947 drama film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone....
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    Thunder Mountain

    Martha Hyer, Tim Holt

    Released1947

    Directed byLew Landers

    "Thunder Mountain" is the first of Tim Holt's 29 postwar westerns spread over the five year period from June, 1947 to June, 1952. While the film has one Zane Grey title, it has more elements in it...  more
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    Fun and Fancy Free

    Walt Disney, Dinah Shore

    Released1947

    Directed byBill Roberts, Hamilton Luske, William Morgan, Jack Kinney

    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 the 1940s. It...  more

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    Half-Wits Holiday

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard

    Released1947

    Directed byJules White

    A professor bets one of his colleagues that he can turn the stooges into gentlemen within 60 days. With the aid of his pretty daughter, the professor tries to teach the boys proper etiquette. After...  more
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    Sing a Song of Six Pants

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard

    Released1947

    Directed byJules White

    Sing a Song of Six Pants is the 102nd short subject starring American slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959....  more
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    Honeymoon

    Shirley Temple Guy Madison Franchot Tone

    Released1947

    Directed byWilliam Keighley

    Teenager Barbara Olmstead (Shirley Temple) flies to Mexico City to marry her fiancé, Corp. Phil Vaughn (Guy Madison), who's arriving from Panama on two days' leave. When Phil's plane is delayed for one day, Barbara looks for lodging in vain and then turns to young American vice consul David Flanner

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    The Senator Was Indiscreet

    William Powell, Ella Raines

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge S. Kaufman

    The Senator Was Indiscreet is a 1947 comedy film starring William Powell as a dim-witted U.S. senator who decides to run for president, with Ella Raines as a reporter interested in the detailed diary...  more
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    Brideless Groom

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard

    Released1947

    Directed byEdward Bernds

    Brideless Groom is the 101st short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959....  more
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    The Voice of the Turtle

    Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker

    Released1947

    Directed byIrving Rapper

    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 by...  more
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    Wyoming

    Albert Dekker, George "Gabby" Hayes

    Released1947

    Directed byJoseph Kane

    Wyoming is a film directed by Joseph Kane released on July 28, 1947....
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    On the Old Spanish Trail

    Roy Rogers, Jane Frazee

    Released1947

    Directed byWilliam Witney

    On the Old Spanish Trail is a 1947 American film directed by William Witney and starring Roy Rogers....  more
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    Out West

    Larry Fine, Moe Howard

    Released1947

    Directed byEdward Bernds

    Out West is the 99th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959....  more
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    Springtime in the Sierras

    Roy Rogers, Andy Devine

    Released1947

    Directed byWilliam Witney

    Springtime in the Sierras is a 1947 American film directed by William Witney and starring Roy Rogers....  more
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    Released1947

    Directed byBill Roberts, Hamilton Luske

    Disney Learning Adventures: Mickey and the Beanstalk is a segment of 1947 animated feature Fun and Fancy Free, written by Joe Rinaldi, Bill Peet and Homer Brightman, and directed by Hamilton Luske...  more
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    Dragnet

    Mary Brian, Henry Wilcoxon

    Released1947

    Directed byLeslie Goodwins

    Dragnet is a 1947 American crime film directed by Leslie Goodwins and starring Henry Wilcoxon, Mary Brian, Douglass Dumbrille, Virginia Dale, Don C. Harvey, and Ralph Dunn. The screenplay was written...  more
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    Tarzan and the Huntress

    Johnny Weissmuller, Patricia Morison

    Released1947

    Directed byKurt Neumann

    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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    California

    Barbara Stanwyck, Anthony Quinn

    Released1947

    Directed byJohn Farrow

    California is a film directed by John Farrow released on Feb 21, 1947....  more
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    The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival

    The Hal Roach Comedy Carnival is a 1947 film directed by Bernard J. Carr and Harve Foster....
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    Christmas Eve

    Randolph Scott, George Raft

    Released1947

    Directed byEdwin L. Marin

    Christmas Eve is a 1947 United Artists comedy film directed by Edwin L. Marin. The movie is based on the story by Richard H. Landau and stars George Raft, George Brent and Randolph Scott. It was...  more