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The Best Clark Gable Movies

Updated March 13, 2020 5.6k votes 890 voters 44.2k views71 items

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

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

Everything from Men in White to The Painted Desert is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Clark Gable movies?" and "What are the greatest Clark Gable roles of all time?"

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    Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

    Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret... more on Wikipedia
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    The Tall Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    The Tall Men

    Clark Gable, Jane Russell

    Released1955

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    The Tall Men is a 1955 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Clark Gable,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    It Happened One Night is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    It Happened One Night

    Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert

    Released1934

    Directed byFrank Capra

    It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball... more on Wikipedia

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    The Misfits is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    The Misfits

    Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable

    Released1961

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was... more on Wikipedia

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    Red Dust is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Red Dust

    Clark Gable, Jean Harlow

    Released1932

    Directed byVictor Fleming

    Red Dust is a 1932 American romantic drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Clark... more on Wikipedia
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    Mutiny on the Bounty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Mutiny on the Bounty

    Clark Gable, David Niven

    Released1935

    Directed byFrank Lloyd

    Mutiny on the Bounty is an American 1935 drama film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable,... more on Wikipedia

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    Run Silent, Run Deep is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Run Silent, Run Deep

    Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster

    Released1956

    Directed byRobert Wise

    Run Silent, Run Deep is a 1958 film starring Clark Gable and Burt Lancaster, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Call of the Wild is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    The Call of the Wild

    Clark Gable, Loretta Young

    Released1935

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    The Call of the Wild is a 1935 American adventure film directed by William A. Wellman and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    San Francisco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    San Francisco

    Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy

    Released1936

    Directed byD. W. Griffith, W. S. Van Dyke

    San Francisco is a 1936 musical-drama directed by Woody Van Dyke, based on the April 18, 1906... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Boom Town is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Boom Town

    Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr

    Released1940

    Directed byJack Conway

    Boom Town is a 1940 American adventure film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Never Let Me Go is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Never Let Me Go

    Clark Gable, Gene Tierney

    Released1953

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    Never Let Me Go is a 1953 MGM romantic adventure film starring Clark Gable and Gene Tierney.... more on Wikipedia
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    Teacher's Pet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Teacher's Pet

    Clark Gable, Doris Day

    Released1958

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Teacher's Pet is a 1958 American romantic comedy film starring Clark Gable and Doris Day. It... more on Wikipedia
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    No Man of Her Own is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Mogambo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Mogambo

    Grace Kelly, Clark Gable

    Released1953

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Mogambo is a 1953 American adventure/romantic drama film directed by John Ford and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Honky Tonk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Honky Tonk

    Clark Gable, Lana Turner

    Released1941

    Directed byJack Conway

    Honky Tonk is a 1941 black-and-white western film starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner.amazon_watch buy button
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    Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise)

    Clark Gable, Greta Garbo

    Released1931

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) is a 1931 film starring Greta Garbo and Clark Gable, based on... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Command Decision is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Command Decision

    Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon

    Released1948

    Directed bySam Wood

    Command Decision is a 1948 war film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Clark Gable,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Too Hot to Handle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Too Hot to Handle

    Clark Gable, Myrna Loy

    Released1938

    Directed byJack Conway

    Too Hot to Handle is a 1938 film about a newsreel reporter, the woman he is attracted to, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Test Pilot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Test Pilot

    Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy

    Released1938

    Directed byVictor Fleming

    Test Pilot is a 1938 film directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Hucksters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    The Hucksters

    Clark Gable, Ava Gardner

    Released1947

    Directed byJack Conway

    The Hucksters is a 1947 MGM film directed by Jack Conway and starring Clark Gable that marked... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Night Nurse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Night Nurse

    Clark Gable, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1931

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Night Nurse is a 1931 American pre-code crime drama and mystery film produced and distributed... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Manhattan Melodrama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Manhattan Melodrama

    Clark Gable, Myrna Loy

    Released1934

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    Manhattan Melodrama is a 1934 crime melodrama film, produced by MGM, directed by W. S. Van... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Wife vs. Secretary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    Wife vs. Secretary

    James Stewart, Clark Gable

    Released1936

    Directed byClarence Brown

    Wife vs. Secretary is a 1936 comedy film directed and co-produced by Clarence Brown, and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    China Seas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    China Seas

    Clark Gable, Jean Harlow

    Released1935

    Directed byTay Garnett

    China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Easiest Way is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Clark Gable Movies
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    The Easiest Way

    Clark Gable, Robert Montgomery

    Released1931

    Directed byJack Conway

    The Easiest Way is a 1931 American MGM drama film directed by Jack Conway. Adapted from the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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