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List of the best Pearl Bailey movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Pearl Bailey'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 Pearl Bailey movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Pearl Bailey movies will be at the top of the list. Pearl Bailey has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Pearl Bailey movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Pearl Bailey films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Pearl Bailey role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Pearl Bailey performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Use every item on this list for yours, from Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway to The Fox and the Hound.

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Porgy and Bess is a 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger. It is based on the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, which is in turn based on Heyward's 1925 novel Porgy, and the subsequent 1927 non-musical stage adaptation he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy. The screenplay for the film, which turned the operatic recitatives into spoken dialogue, was very closely based on the opera and was written by N. Richard Nash. The project was the last for Samuel Goldwyn. Due to its controversial subject matter, the film was shown only briefly following its initial reserved seat engagements in major cities, where it drew mixed reviews from ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, + more

Initial Release: 1959

Directed by: Otto Preminger

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#73 on The Best Oscar-Winning Scores

#27 on The Very Best Classic Musical Movies, Ranked

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The Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July 10, 1981. The 24th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the film tells the story of two unlikely friends, a red fox named Tod and a hound dog named Copper, who struggle to preserve their friendship during their childhood despite their emerging instincts and the surrounding social pressures demanding them to be adversaries. The film is directed by Ted Berman, Richard Rich and Art Stevens and features the voices of Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Jack Albertson, Pearl Bailey, Pat Buttram, Sandy ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman, Sandy Duncan, Jack Albertson, + more

Initial Release: 1981

Directed by: Richard Rich, Art Stevens, Ted Berman

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#46 on The Best Animated Films Ever

#46 on The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

#90 on The Best Movies for 10 Year Old Kids

#19 on The Best Movies of 1981

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Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway

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Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway is a 1969 musical TV movie written by Ernest Chambers and Saul Ilson, and directed by Clark Jones. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey

Initial Release: 1969

Directed by: Clark Jones

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Carmen Jones is a 1954 American musical film starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Harry Kleiner is based on the libretto for the 1943 stage production of the same name by Oscar Hammerstein II, which was inspired by an adaptation of the 1845 Prosper Mérimée novella Carmen by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. Hammerstein also wrote the lyrics to music composed by Georges Bizet for his 1875 opera Carmen. Carmen Jones was a CinemaScope motion picture which had begun shooting within the first twelve months of Twentieth Century Fox's venture in 1953 to CinemaScope Technicolor as its main production mode. The historical costume ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey, Marilyn Horne, + more

Initial Release: 1954

Directed by: Otto Preminger

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#33 on The 25+ Best Movies for Black Women

#31 on The Very Best Classic Musical Movies, Ranked

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