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The Very Best Cary Grant Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 17.4k votes 2.1k voters 85.7k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    North by Northwest

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1959

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and... more on Wikipedia
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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Charade

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1963

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen,... more on Wikipedia

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    Notorious is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Notorious

    Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant

    Released1946

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Notorious is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock,... more on Wikipedia

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    His Girl Friday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    His Girl Friday

    Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell

    Released1940

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an... more on Wikipedia
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    Arsenic and Old Lace is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Cary Grant, Peter Lorre

    Released1944

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring... more on Wikipedia
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    To Catch a Thief is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    To Catch a Thief

    Grace Kelly, Cary Grant

    Released1955

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    This film is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John... more on Wikipedia

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    #858 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#111 of 115 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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    Holiday is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Holiday

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1938

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    Holiday is a 1938 film directed by George Cukor, a remake of the 1930 film of the same name.... more on Wikipedia
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    Topper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Topper

    Cary Grant, Constance Bennett

    Released1937

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    Topper is an American comedy film starring Constance Bennett and Cary Grant which tells the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Houseboat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Houseboat

    Sophia Loren, Cary Grant

    Released1958

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    Houseboat is a 1958 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul... more on Wikipedia
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    Bringing Up Baby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Bringing Up Baby

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1938

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    An Affair to Remember is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    An Affair to Remember

    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr

    Released1957

    Directed byLeo McCarey

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

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    The Philadelphia Story is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    The Philadelphia Story

    Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant

    Released1940

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Bishop's Wife is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    The Bishop's Wife

    Cary Grant, David Niven

    Released1947

    Directed byHenry Koster

    The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic... more on Wikipedia

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    Father Goose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Father Goose

    Cary Grant, Leslie Caron

    Released1964

    Directed byRalph Nelson

    Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and... more on Wikipedia
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    Only Angels Have Wings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Only Angels Have Wings

    Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant

    Released1939

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Suspicion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Suspicion

    Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

    Released1941

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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

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    Operation Petticoat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Operation Petticoat

    Cary Grant, Tony Curtis

    Released1959

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Talk of the Town is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    The Talk of the Town

    Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

    Released1942

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Mr. Lucky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Mr. Lucky

    Cary Grant, Laraine Day

    Released1943

    Directed byH. C. Potter

    Mr. Lucky is a 1943 romance film directed by H.C. Potter, starring Cary Grant and Laraine Day.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Penny Serenade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Penny Serenade

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne

    Released1941

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and... more on Wikipedia
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    My Favourite Wife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    My Favourite Wife

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne

    Released1940

    Directed byGarson Kanin

    My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Awful Truth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    The Awful Truth

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne

    Released1937

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot... more on Wikipedia
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    Monkey Business is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    Monkey Business

    Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant

    Released1952

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    Monkey Business is a 1952 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and written... more on Wikipedia
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    None but the Lonely Heart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    None but the Lonely Heart

    Cary Grant, Ethel Barrymore

    Released1944

    Directed byClifford Odets

    None but the Lonely Heart is a 1944 American film which tells the story of a young Cockney... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Grass Is Greener is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Cary Grant Movies
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    The Grass Is Greener

    Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum

    Released1960

    Directed byStanley Donen

    The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant,... more on Wikipedia
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