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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.

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    Midnight

    Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche

    Released1939

    Directed byMitchell 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 by...  more
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    Three Came Home

    Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles

    Released1950

    Directed byJean 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 period...  more
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    So Proudly We Hail!

    Veronica Lake, Claudette Colbert

    Released1943

    Directed byMark 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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    Imitation of Life

    John Wayne, Lana Turner

    Released1959

    Directed byDouglas 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 Sirk's...  more

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    Drums Along the Mohawk

    Henry Fonda, Claudette Colbert

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn 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 directed by...  more

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    #178 of 401 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#68 of 75 The Best Movies About Historical Battles

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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 Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr, and directed by Jack Conway. The supporting cast features Frank Morgan, Lionel...  more
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    Arise, My Love

    Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland

    Released1940

    Directed byMitchell 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 Claudette...  more
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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 comedy directed by Frank Capra, in which a pampered socialite tries to get out from under her father's thumb,...  more

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    #41 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#295 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    It's a Wonderful World

    James Stewart, Claudette Colbert

    Released1939

    Directed byW. 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....  more
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    Private Worlds

    Claudette Colbert, Joan Bennett

    Released1935

    Directed byGregory 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 stars...  more
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    The Palm Beach Story

    Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor

    Released1942

    Directed byPreston 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 Young...  more

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    Bluebeard's Eighth Wife

    David Niven, Gary Cooper

    Released1938

    Directed byErnst 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 French...  more
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    Since You Went Away

    Shirley Temple, Claudette Colbert

    Released1944

    Directed byJohn 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 WWII...  more
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    Tovarich

    Claudette Colbert, Basil Rathbone

    Released1937

    Directed byAnatole 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 French play...  more
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    No Time for Love

    Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray

    Released1943

    Directed byMitchell 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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    Four Frightened People

    Claudette Colbert, Herbert Marshall

    Released1934

    Directed byCecil 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 novel by...  more
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    Without Reservations

    John Wayne, Cary Grant

    Released1946

    Directed byMervyn 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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    Skylark

    Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland

    Released1941

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    Skylark is a 1941 film directed by Mark Sandrich, and starring Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland and Brian Aherne. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound Recording....  more
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    The Smiling Lieutenant

    Claudette Colbert, Maurice Chevalier

    Released1931

    Directed byErnst 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 written...  more
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    Sleep, My Love

    Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche

    Released1948

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Sleep, My Love is a 1948 feature film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings and Don Ameche....  more
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    The Gilded Lily

    Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland

    Released1935

    Directed byWesley 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 film...  more
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    Remember the Day

    Claudette Colbert, Shepperd Strudwick

    Released1941

    Directed byHenry King

    Remember the Day is a 1941 film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Henry King, and starring Claudette Colbert and John Payne....  more
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    Torch Singer

    Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez

    Released1933

    Directed byAlexander Hall, George Somnes

    Torch Singer is a 1933 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Alexander Hall and George Somnes, and starring Claudette Colbert, Ricardo Cortez and David Manners and Lyda Roberti. The screenplay...  more
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    The Secret Fury

    Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan

    Released1950

    Directed byMel Ferrer

    The Secret Fury is a 1950 American black-and-white psychological thriller film noir directed by Mel Ferrer, featuring Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan and Jane Cowl....  more
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    Maid of Salem

    Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray

    Released1937

    Directed byFrank Lloyd

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