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The Very Best Cary Grant Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 16.3k votes 2.2k voters 87.3k views74 items

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List of the best Cary Grant movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Cary Grant was one of the most popular leading men during the golden era of Hollywood, but some of his best work comes from his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock. Cary Grant's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Cary Grant movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only hist most highly rated films will be at the top. Cary Grant has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Cary Grant movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Cary Grant films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List includes North by Northwest, An Affair to Remember, more and answers the questions, "What are the best Cary Grant movies?" and "What are the greatest Cary Grant roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Grant's romantic roles, you might also enjoy our list of best Audrey Hepburn movies and best James Stewart movies.

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    North by Northwest

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock
    North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and...  more

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    Charade

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant
    Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen,...  more

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    #717 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#178 of 231 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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    Notorious

    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant
    Notorious is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock,...  more

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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre
    Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring...  more

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    #51 of 170 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#221 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

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    His Girl Friday

    Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell
    His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an...  more

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    To Catch a Thief

    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant
    This film is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John...  more
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    Holiday

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
    Holiday is a 1938 film directed by George Cukor, a remake of the 1930 film of the same name....  more
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    Topper

    Cary Grant, Constance Bennett
    Topper is an American comedy film starring Constance Bennett and Cary Grant which tells the...  more
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    An Affair to Remember

    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr
    An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo...  more

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    #70 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#27 of 53 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry

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    Bringing Up Baby

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
    Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring...  more

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    The Bishop's Wife

    Cary Grant, David Niven
    The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic...  more

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    Houseboat

    Sophia Loren, Cary Grant
    Houseboat is a 1958 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul...  more
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    The Philadelphia Story

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
    The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor,...  more

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    Father Goose

    Cary Grant, Leslie Caron
    Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and...  more
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    Only Angels Have Wings

    Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant
    Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring...  more
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    Suspicion

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock
    Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary...  more

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    Penny Serenade

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne
    Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and...  more
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    Operation Petticoat

    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis
    Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant...  more

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    Mr. Lucky

    Cary Grant, Laraine Day
    Mr. Lucky is a 1943 romance film directed by H.C. Potter, starring Cary Grant and Laraine Day....  more
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    My Favourite Wife

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne
    My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and...  more
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    The Grass Is Greener

    Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum
    The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant,...  more
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    Gunga Din

    Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine
    Gunga Din is a 1939 RKO adventure film directed by George Stevens and starring Cary Grant,...  more
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    None but the Lonely Heart

    Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore
    None but the Lonely Heart is a 1944 American film which tells the story of a young Cockney...  more
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    The Talk of the Town

    Cary Grant, Jean Arthur
    The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring...  more
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    The Awful Truth

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne
    The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot...  more