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The Best Claudette Colbert Movies 

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

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

List contains films like Cleopatra and Sleep, My Love.

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

Notable directors that worked with Claudette Colbert include names like John Ford, Cecil B. DeMille and Ernst Lubitsch. If Claudette Colbert movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Irene Dunne and Lillian Gish too.

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Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond

Released: 1934

Directed by: Frank Capra

It Happened One Night is a 1934 American romantic comedy film with elements of screwball comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's ...more

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Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Released: 1939

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Midnight is a 1939 American screwball comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, and Elaine Barrie. Written ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor, Joel McCrea

Released: 1942

Directed by: Preston Sturges

The Palm Beach Story is a 1942 romantic screwball comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges, and starring Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor and Rudy Vallée. Victor ...more

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Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Sessue Hayakawa

Released: 1950

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Three Came Home is a 1950 American post-war film directed by Jean Negulesco, based on the memoirs of the same name by writer Agnes Newton Keith. It depicts Keith's life in North Borneo in the ...more
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Shirley Temple, Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones

Released: 1944

Directed by: John Cromwell

Since You Went Away is a 1944 American film directed by John Cromwell for Selznick International Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It is an epic about the American home front during ...more

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Claudette Colbert, Joseph Schildkraut, Warren William

Released: 1934

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Cleopatra is a 1934 epic film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and distributed by Paramount Pictures, which retells the story of Cleopatra VII of Egypt. It was written by Waldemar Young, Vincent ...more
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Veronica Lake, Claudette Colbert, Yvonne De Carlo

Released: 1943

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

So Proudly We Hail! is a 1943 American film directed and produced by Mark Sandrich, and starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard – who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting ...more
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John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee

Released: 1959

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal International, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. It was ...more

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Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert, John Carradine

Released: 1939

Directed by: John Ford

Drums Along the Mohawk is a 1939 historical Technicolor film based upon a 1936 novel of the same name by American author, Walter D. Edmonds. The film was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and ...more
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Charles Laughton, Claudette Colbert, Fredric March

Released: 1932

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Sign of the Cross is a pre-Code epic film released by Paramount Pictures, produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille from a screenplay by Waldemar Young and Sidney Buchman, and based on the ...more

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Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1940

Directed by: Jack Conway

Boom Town is a 1940 American adventure film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr, and directed by Jack Conway. The supporting cast features Frank Morgan, ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Richard Long

Released: 1947

Directed by: Chester Erskine

The Egg and I is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Chester Erskine, who co-wrote the screenplay with Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book of the same name by Betty MacDonald and ...more
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Natalie Wood, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert

Released: 1946

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Tomorrow Is Forever is a 1946 black-and-white romance film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Irving Pichel, starring Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles and George Brent. The music ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Walter Abel

Released: 1940

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

Arise, My Love is a 1940 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett and Jacques Théry. The film stars ...more
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James Stewart, Claudette Colbert, Edgar Kennedy

Released: 1939

Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke

It's a Wonderful World is a romantic screwball comedy-mystery, starring Claudette Colbert and James Stewart and directed by W. S. Van Dyke.
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Claudette Colbert, Joan Bennett, Charles Boyer

Released: 1935

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Private Worlds is a drama film which tells the story of the staff and patients at a mental hospital, and the chief of the hospital who has problems dealing with a female psychiatrist. The film ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1943

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

No Time for Love is a 1943 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Written by Claude Binyon, Robert Lees, and ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Raymond Burr

Released: 1948

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Sleep, My Love is a 1948 feature film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings and Don Ameche.
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David Niven, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert

Released: 1938

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper. The film is based on the ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier, Charlie Ruggles

Released: 1931

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

The Smiling Lieutenant is an American film directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert, and released by Paramount Pictures. Made in the Pre-Code era, it was ...more
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John Wayne, Cary Grant, Claudette Colbert

Released: 1946

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Without Reservations is a comedy film starring Claudette Colbert and John Wayne, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film was adapted by Andrew Solt from the novel ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Basil Rathbone, Charles Boyer

Released: 1937

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Tovarich (the Russian word for "comrade") is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Anatole Litvak, based on the 1935 play by Robert E. Sherwood, which in turn was based on the 1933 ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1935

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

The Gilded Lily is a 1935 American romantic comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, and C. Aubrey Smith. Written by Claude Binyon, the ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Leo Carrillo

Released: 1934

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Four Frightened People is a film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, and William Gargan. Based on the ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1937

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Maid of Salem is a 1937 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Frank Lloyd, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.