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The Best Carole Lombard Movies

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

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

This list is made up of a variety of films, including Bolero and Rumba.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Carole Lombard movies?" and "What are the greatest Carole Lombard roles of all time?"

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  • 1
    My Man Godfrey
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    My Man Godfrey

    Carole Lombard, Jane Wyman

    Released1936

    Directed byGregory La Cava

    My Man Godfrey is a 1936 American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory La Cava. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    True Confession
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    True Confession

    Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray

    Released1937

    Directed byWesley Ruggles

    True Confession is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    To Be or Not to Be
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    12

    To Be or Not to Be

    Carole Lombard, Jack Benny

    Released1942

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch

    To Be or Not to Be is a 1942 American comedy directed by Ernst Lubitsch, about a troupe of... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Nothing Sacred
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    10

    Nothing Sacred

    Carole Lombard, Hattie McDaniel

    Released1937

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Nothing Sacred is a 1937 Technicolor screwball comedy film directed by William A. Wellman,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    The Princess Comes Across
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    The Princess Comes Across

    Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray

    Released1936

    Directed byWilliam K. Howard

    The Princess Comes Across is a 1936 mystery/comedy film directed by William K. Howard and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    We're Not Dressing
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    5

    We're Not Dressing

    Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard

    Released1934

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    We're Not Dressing is a 1934 screwball musical comedy directed by Norman Taurog. Based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    Now and Forever
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    4

    Now and Forever

    Shirley Temple, Gary Cooper

    Released1934

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Now and Forever is a 1934 American drama film directed by Henry Hathaway. The screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Made for Each Other
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    9

    Made for Each Other

    James Stewart, Carole Lombard

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn Cromwell

    Made for Each Other is a 1939 drama film directed by John Cromwell, produced by David O.... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
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    17

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Alfred Hitchcock, Carole Lombard

    Released1941

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 1941 screwball comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Twentieth Century
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    Twentieth Century

    Carole Lombard, John Barrymore

    Released1934

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Twentieth Century is a 1934 American screwball comedy film. Much of the film is set on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Vigil in the Night
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    Vigil in the Night

    Carole Lombard, Peter Cushing

    Released1940

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    Vigil in the Night is a 1940 film based on the 1939 serialized novel Vigil in the Night, by A.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Virtue
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    Virtue

    Carole Lombard, Pat O'Brien

    Released1932

    Directed byEdward Buzzell

    Virtue is a 1932 romance film starring Carole Lombard and Pat O'Brien.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    No More Orchids
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    4

    No More Orchids

    Carole Lombard, C. Aubrey Smith

    Released1932

    Directed byWalter Lang

    No More Orchids is a 1932 comedy / drama film starring Carole Lombard and Lyle Talbot as... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Bolero
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    3

    Bolero

    Carole Lombard, Ray Milland

    Released1934

    Directed byWesley Ruggles, Mitchell Leisen

    Bolero is a musical drama film starring George Raft and Carole Lombard, and directed by Wesley... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Lady by Choice
    20
    5

    Lady by Choice

    Carole Lombard, May Robson

    Released1934

    Directed byDavid Burton

    Lady by Choice is a 1934 romantic drama film starring Carole Lombard as a fan dancer and May... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    No Man of Her Own
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    7

    No Man of Her Own

    Clark Gable, Carole Lombard

    Released1932

    Directed byWesley Ruggles

    No Man of Her Own is a 1932 romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Carole Lombard as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Rumba
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    6

    Rumba

    Carole Lombard, Ann Sheridan

    Released1935

    Directed byMarion Gering

    Rumba is a 1935 musical drama film starring George Raft as a Cuban dancer and Carole Lombard... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    White Woman
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    2

    White Woman

    Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton

    Released1933

    Directed byStuart Walker

    White Woman is a 1933 film directed by Stuart Walker.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    Fast and Loose
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    11

    Fast and Loose

    Carole Lombard, Frank Morgan

    Released1930

    Directed byFred C. Newmeyer

    Fast and Loose is a 1930 romantic comedy film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and starring Miriam... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Ben-Hur
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    10

    Ben-Hur

    Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard

    Released1925

    Directed byFred Niblo, Charles Brabin

    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American epic silent film directed by Fred Niblo. It... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 21
    Fools for Scandal
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    Fools for Scandal

    Carole Lombard, Ralph Bellamy

    Released1938

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, Bobby Connolly

    Fools for Scandal is a 1938 screwball comedy film starring Carole Lombard and Fernand Gravet,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    The Gay Bride
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    6

    The Gay Bride

    Carole Lombard, ZaSu Pitts

    Released1934

    Directed byJack Conway

    The Gay Bride is a 1934 black-and-white gangster screwball comedy starring Carole Lombard as a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    High Voltage
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    4

    High Voltage

    Carole Lombard, Antonio Sabàto

    Released1929

    Directed byHoward Higgin

    High Voltage is an American film, produced by Pathé Exchange and directed by Howard... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Man of the World
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    4

    Man of the World

    Carole Lombard, William Powell

    Released1931

    Directed byRichard Wallace, Edward Goodman

    Man of the World is a romantic drama, starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, and Wynne... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Sinners in the Sun
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    Sinners in the Sun

    Cary Grant, Carole Lombard

    Released1932

    Directed byAlexander Hall

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