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The Very Best Cary Grant Movies 

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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.

Alfred Hitchcock and Blake Edwards both worked with Cary Grant over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Cary Grant was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Paul Newman and Jean Harlow in terms of fame and success.

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Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Eva Marie Saint

Released: 1959

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

North by Northwest is a 1959 American spy thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint and James Mason. The screenplay was written by Ernest Lehman, who ...more

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#560 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #279 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time

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Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1946

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Notorious is a 1946 American spy thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman and Claude Rains as three people whose lives become intimately ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart

Released: 1940

Directed by: George Cukor

The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart and featuring Ruth Hussey. Based on the ...more

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#588 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #167 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy

Released: 1940

Directed by: Howard Hawks

His Girl Friday is a 1940 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and ...more

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#270 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #48 of 232 The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made

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Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

Released: 1963

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more

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#696 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #633 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Barry Fitzgerald

Released: 1938

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film tells the story of a ...more

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#312 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #375 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Raymond Massey

Released: 1944

Directed by: Frank Capra

Arsenic and Old Lace is a 1944 American dark comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Cary Grant, and based on Joseph Kesselring's play Arsenic and Old Lace. The script adaptation was by ...more

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#222 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #118 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock

Released: 1955

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

This film is a 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, from a screenplay by John Michael Hayes based on the 1952 novel of the same name by David Dodge. The film stars Cary Grant who ...more
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Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning

Released: 1957

Directed by: Leo McCarey

An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo McCarey. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film is considered one of the most romantic ...more

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#53 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time #74 of 199 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

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Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Lew Ayres

Released: 1938

Directed by: George Cukor

Holiday is a 1938 film directed by George Cukor, a remake of the 1930 film of the same name. The film is a romantic comedy which tells the story of a man who has risen from humble beginnings ...more
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Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard

Released: 1964

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Father Goose is a 1964 romantic comedy film set in WWII, starring Cary Grant, Leslie Caron and Trevor Howard. The title derives from "Mother Goose", the codename assigned to Grant's ...more
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Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young

Released: 1947

Directed by: Henry Koster

The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic comedy feature film from 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven in a story about an ...more

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#49 of 109 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time #5 of 61 The Best Comedies of the 1940slisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sophia Loren, Cary Grant, Barbara Steele

Released: 1958

Directed by: Melville Shavelson

Houseboat is a 1958 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Paul Petersen, Charles Herbert and Mimi Gibson. The movie was directed by Melville Shavelson, who also ...more
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Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young

Released: 1937

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

Topper is an American comedy film starring Constance Bennett and Cary Grant which tells the story of a stuffy, stuck-in-his-ways man, Cosmo Topper who is haunted by the ghosts of a fun-loving ...more
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Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

Released: 1941

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. It also stars Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame ...more

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Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

Released: 1939

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, based on a story written by Hawks. The film also marked the first major ...more
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Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Marion Ross

Released: 1959

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Operation Petticoat is a 1959 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Cary Grant and Tony Curtis. It was the basis for a television series in 1977 starring John Astin in Grant's ...more

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Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Lloyd Bridges

Released: 1942

Directed by: George Stevens

The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman, with a supporting cast featuring Edgar Buchanan and ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers

Released: 1952

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Monkey Business is a 1952 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and written by Ben Hecht, which stars Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, and Marilyn Monroe. To avoid ...more

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#435 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #252 of 379 The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy

Released: 1937

Directed by: Leo McCarey

The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot concerns the machinations of a soon-to-be-divorced couple, played by Dunne and Grant, who go to ...more

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#875 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #574 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott

Released: 1940

Directed by: Garson Kanin

My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and directed by Garson Kanin. The picture stars Irene Dunne as a woman who returns to her husband and children ...more
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Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan

Released: 1941

Directed by: George Stevens

Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and Edgar Buchanan. The picture was directed by George Stevens, written by Martha Cheavens and Morrie ...more
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Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1951

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

People Will Talk is a romantic comedy/drama directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck from a screenplay by Mankiewicz, based on the German play by Curt Goetz, which had ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Cecil Parker

Released: 1958

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Indiscreet is a 1958 British romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. An actress falls in love with a man she believes to be married, who is ...more
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Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

Released: 1948

Directed by: H. C. Potter

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is an American comedy film directed by H. C. Potter and starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. The film was written and produced by the team of Melvin Frank and ...more