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The Best Charles Coburn Movies  

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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from Wilson to Made for Each Other.

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Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn
Heaven Can Wait is a 1943 American comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The screenplay was by Samson Raphaelson based on the play Birthday by Leslie Bush-Fekete. The music score ...more
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Gregory Peck, Alfred Hitchcock, Charles Laughton
The Paradine Case is a 1947 American courtroom drama film, set in England, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and produced by David O. Selznick. The screenplay was written by Selznick and an ...more
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Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Coburn
The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges which stars Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. The film is based on a story by Monckton Hoffe about a ...more
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Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn
The More the Merrier is a 1943 American comedy film made by Columbia Pictures which makes fun of the housing shortage during World War II, especially in Washington, D.C. The picture stars Jean ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers
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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Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich
Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a 1953 American film adaptation of the 1949 stage musical, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, with ...more
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Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn
Bachelor Mother is an American comedy film directed by Garson Kanin, and starring Ginger Rogers, David Niven, and Charles Coburn. The screenplay was written by Norman Krasna based on an Academy ...more
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Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel
In This Our Life is a 1942 American drama film, the second to be directed by John Huston. The screenplay by Howard Koch is based on the 1941 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by ...more
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Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, William Demarest
The Devil and Miss Jones is a 1941 comedy film starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Directed by Sam Wood and scripted by Norman Krasna, the film was the product of an independent ...more
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Clark Gable, Burgess Meredith, Norma Shearer
Idiot's Delight is a 1939 MGM comedy-drama with a screenplay adapted by Robert E. Sherwood from his 1936 Pulitzer-Prize-winning play of the same name. The movie showcases Clark Gable, in the ...more
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Lucille Ball, Boris Karloff, George Sanders
Lured is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff.
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Vincent Price, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Cedric Hardwicke
Wilson is a 1944 American biographical film in Technicolor about American President Woodrow Wilson. It stars Charles Coburn, Alexander Knox, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Thomas Mitchell and Sir Cedric ...more
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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Anthony Quinn
Road to Singapore is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Based on a story by Harry Hervey, the film is about two ...more
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Jessica Tandy, Dean Stockwell, Hume Cronyn
The Green Years is a 1946 American comedy-drama film featuring Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler and Hume Cronyn, based on A. J. Cronin's novel of the same name. It tells the story of the ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan
Kings Row is a 1942 film starring Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, and Ronald Reagan that tells a story of young people growing up in a small American town at the turn of the twentieth century, ...more
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James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Hattie McDaniel
Vivacious Lady is a 1938 American black-and-white romantic comedy film starring Ginger Rogers and James Stewart, produced and directed by George Stevens, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The ...more
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Charles Coburn, Brian Donlevy, Anna May Wong
Impact is a 1949 film noir drama directed by Arthur Lubin and starring Brian Donlevy and Ella Raines. It was filmed entirely in California and included scenes filmed at San Francisco's ...more
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Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn
Together Again is 1944 comedy romance film based on the story by Stanley Russell and Herbert J. Biberman, written by Virginia Van Upp and F. Hugh Herbert, and directed by Charles Vidor.
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James Stewart, Walter Huston, John Carradine
Of Human Hearts is a 1938 American drama film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Walter Huston, James Stewart and Beulah Bondi. Bondi was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting ...more
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Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans
The Long Wait is a 1954 film based on the 1951 novel of the same title by mystery writer Mickey Spillane.
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Ava Gardner, Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young
H. M. Pulham, Esq. is a 1941 American drama film directed by King Vidor and starring Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the novel H. M. Pulham, Esq. by John P. Marquand, the ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Peggy Cummins
Green Grass of Wyoming is a 1948 American western drama film, directed by Louis King, starring Peggy Cummins and Charles Coburn. The screenplay, written by Martin Berkeley, is based on the third ...more
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John Wayne, James Dean, Donna Reed
Trouble Along the Way is a 1953 film starring John Wayne and Donna Reed, with a supporting cast including Charles Coburn and Marie Windsor. The movie was directed by Michael Curtiz, director of ...more
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James Stewart, Carole Lombard, Charles Coburn
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 ...more