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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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    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 screenplay was written by Morrie Ryskind, with uncredited contributions by La Cava, based on 1101 Park Avenue, a...  more
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    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. Selznick, and starring Carole Lombard, James Stewart and Charles Coburn. Lombard and Stewart portray a couple...  more
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    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 married couple in their only film together, several years before their own legendary marriage in real life. The...  more
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    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 actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw who use their abilities at disguise and acting to fool the occupying men. It...  more
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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 starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray, the second of the four times they were paired together. Lombard,...  more
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    Swing High, Swing Low

    Carole Lombard, Anthony Quinn

    Released1937

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Swing High, Swing Low is a 1937 American romantic drama starring Carole Lombard and Fred MacMurray. This is the second film adaptation, after The Dance of Life and before When My Baby Smiles at Me,...  more
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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 20th Century Limited train as it travels from Chicago to New York. The film was directed by Howard Hawks,...  more
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    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, produced by David O. Selznick, and starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March. with a supporting cast...  more
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    Hands Across the Table

    Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray

    Released1935

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Hands Across the Table is a 1935 American romantic screwball comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Carole Lombard as a manicurist looking for a rich...  more
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    25
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    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 Vincent Lawrence and Sylvia Thalberg was based on a story by Jack Kirkland and Melville Baker. The film...  more
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    30
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    Love Before Breakfast

    Carole Lombard, Cesar Romero

    Released1936

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Love Before Breakfast is a 1936 romantic comedy film starring Carole Lombard, Preston Foster, and Cesar Romero, based on Faith Baldwin's short story Spinster Dinner, published in...  more
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    15

    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 1902 J. M. Barrie play The Admirable Crichton, the film is about a beautiful yacht owner who becomes...  more
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    Supernatural

    Carole Lombard, Randolph Scott

    Released1933

    Directed byVictor Hugo Halperin

    Supernatural is a 1933 horror film directed by Victor Halperin. The film is about Roma Courtenay who attends a staged seance but finds herself suddenly possessed by the spirit of the executed...  more
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    16
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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....  more
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    23
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    My Best Girl

    Carole Lombard, Mary Pickford

    Released1927

    Directed bySam Taylor

    My Best Girl is a romantic comedy starring Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers, directed by Sam Taylor, and produced by Pickford. The movie is notable for co-starring Rogers, who would be Pickford's...  more
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    19
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    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 mismatched lovers, based on the novel of the same name by Grace Perkins....  more
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    19
    4

    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 Robson as a homeless drunk who is asked to pose as the dancer's mother for a publicity stunt, with...  more
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    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 as a Manhattan socialite. The movie was directed by Marion Gering and is considered an unsuccessful...  more
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    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 stars Ramón Novarro and Francis X. Bushman, and is based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ...  more

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    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 Hopkins, Carole Lombard and Frank Morgan. The film was written by Doris Anderson, Jack Kirkland and...  more
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    White Woman

    Carole Lombard, Charles Laughton

    Released1933

    Directed byStuart Walker

    White Woman is a 1933 film directed by Stuart Walker....  more
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    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 Ruggles. The movie was a rare chance for Raft to star and to play a dancer, which had been his...  more
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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, and featuring Ralph Bellamy, Allen Jenkins, Isabel Jeans, Marie Wilson and Marcia Ralston. It was...  more
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    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 wisecracking gold-digger and Chester Morris as the poor man she despises. It was directed by Jack Conway...  more
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    Sinners in the Sun

    Cary Grant, Carole Lombard

    Released1932

    Directed byAlexander Hall

    Sinners in the Sun is a 1932 thriller film directed by Alexander Hall....  more