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The Best Movies With Purple in the Title  

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with purple in the name? With the death of Prince, people have been thinking about Purple Rain a lot, a great movie that is definitely found below. This list ranks the best movies with purple in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with purple in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with purple in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with purple in the title includes movies like The Color Purple, The Purple Rose of Cairo, and Purple Violets. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word purple in it.
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Purple Rain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Prince, Apollonia Kotero, Wendy Melvoin
Purple Rain is a 1984 American rock musical drama film directed by Albert Magnoli and written by Magnoli and William Blinn. In it, Prince makes his film debut, which was developed to showcase ...more
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The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Laurence Fishburne
The Color Purple is a 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Alice Walker. It was Spielberg's eighth film as ...more
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Purple Noon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Romy Schneider, Marie Laforêt, Ave Ninchi
Purple Noon is a 1960 film directed by René Clément, based on the 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars Alain Delon in his first major film, ...more
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Purple Hearts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Cheryl Ladd, R. Lee Ermey, Lane Smith
Purple Hearts is a 1984 war film directed by Sidney J. Furie, starring Ken Wahl and Cheryl Ladd. A Navy surgeon and a Navy nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their ...more
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The Purple Rose of Cairo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels
The Purple Rose of Cairo is a 1985 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Inspired by Sherlock, Jr., Hellzapoppin', and Pirandello's Six Characters in Search ...more
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Purple Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Zhang Ziyi, Li Bingbing, Toru Nakamura
Purple Butterfly is a 2003 Chinese film, directed by Lou Ye. It is Lou's third film after Weekend Lover and Suzhou River. It stars Chinese mainland actors, Zhang Ziyi, Liu Ye and Li Bingbing, as ...more
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Purple and Brown: Bubble Gum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Purple and Brown: Bubble Gum
Purple and Brown: Bubble Gum is a 2005 short animation film directed by Rich Webber.
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The Purple Gang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Robert Blake, Barry Sullivan, Nestor Paiva
The Purple Gang is a 1959 film written by Jack DeWitt and directed by Frank McDonald.
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Purple Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
William Sadler, Ed Lauter, Mel Harris
Purple Heart is a 2006 action-war film directed, co-writer and co-produced by Bill Birrell. It stars William Sadler, Mel Harris and Emilio Rivera. It is released on November 11, 2006.
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Riders of the Purple Sage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Ed Harris, Robin Tunney
Riders of the Purple Sage is a 1996 film directed by Charles Haid.
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Purple States, Episode 8: Fait... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Purple States, Episode 8: Faith in Elections
As Americans prepare to pass judgment on the nation's current and aspiring leaders, Purple States takes us back to the future. What were ordinary citizens thinking in 2008? The Purple States ...more
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Classic Albums: Deep Purple – ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Classic Albums: Deep Purple – The Making of Machine Head
Classic Albums: Deep Purple – The Making of Machine Head is a DVD documentary about the making of the Machine Head album by Deep Purple. It is part of the Classic Albums series, released by Isis ...more
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Purple Haze is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Peter Nelson, Chuck McQuary, Heidi Helmer
Purple Haze is a 1982 dramedy about Matt Caulfield, a college student who is expelled for smoking cannabis, and subsequently drafted to Vietnam in the summer of 1968.
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Alvin Purple is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Jacki Weaver, Lynette Curran, Abigail
Alvin Purple is an 1973 Australian comedy film starring Graeme Blundell, written by Alan Hopgood and directed by Tim Burstall. It received largely negative reviews from local film critics. ...more
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The Sea Purple is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Ennio Fantastichini, Valeria Solarino
Purple Sea is a 2009 Italian romance drama film directed by Donatella Maiorca. It is based on the non-fiction novel Minchia di re written by Giacomo Pilati. The film premiered at the 2009 Rome ...more
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The Purple Heart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Nestor Paiva
The Purple Heart is a 1944 American war film directed by Lewis Milestone. The film stars Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Kevin O'Shea, Don "Red" Barry and Trudy Marshall. ...more
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Purple People Eater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Neil Patrick Harris, Dustin Diamond, Nikki Cox
Purple People Eater is a 1988 American sci-fi comedy family film that was produced and released theatrically on December 16, 1988. The film stars Neil Patrick Harris, Ned Beatty, Shelley ...more
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Purple Violets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Debra Messing, Selma Blair, Bill Hader
Purple Violets is a 2007 relationship comedy written and directed by Edward Burns. It is an independent film, set in lower Manhattan, about four friends from college ready for change. It ...more
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Purple Storm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Joan Chen, Daniel Wu, Josie Ho
Purple Storm is a 1999 Hong Kong action film directed by Teddy Chan, and narrated by Daniel Wu, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Gam Kwok-leung and Emil Chau. The film was ...more
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The Purple Monster Strikes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Linda Stirling, Dennis Moore, Roy Barcroft
The Purple Monster Strikes is a Republic Movie serial. It was also released as a Century 66 television film under the title D-Day on Mars. The original production title for the serial was The ...more
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Beyond the Purple Hills is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Beyond the Purple Hills Gene Autry, Hugh O'Brian, Pat Buttram
Beyond the Purple Hills is a film directed by John W English released on July 25, 1950.
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The Purple Vigilantes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Ray "Crash" Corrigan, Jack Perrin, Joan Barclay
The Purple Vigilantes is a 1938 American Western film directed by George Sherman and starring Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, and Max Terhune. Written by Betty Burbridge and Oliver Drake, the ...more
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The Purple Plain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Maurice Denham
The Purple Plain is a 1954 British war film, directed by Robert Parrish, with Gregory Peck playing a Canadian pilot serving in the Royal Air Force in Burma in the closing months of the World War ...more
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Deep Purple EP is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
Deep Purple EP
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The Riders of the Purple Sage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Purple in the Title
The Riders of the Purple Sage George Montgomery, Robert Barrat
The Riders of the Purple Sage is a 1941 western film directed by James Tinling.