The Best Cornel Wilde Movies 

Updated September 23, 2019 345 votes 120 voters 8.6k views 34 items

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

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

Items on this list include Road House and Omar Khayyam.

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Cornel Wilde, Patrick Mynhardt, Ken Gampu

Released: 1966

Directed by: Cornel Wilde

The Naked Prey is a 1965 adventure film starring Cornel Wilde, who also served as director and producer, which was released by Paramount Pictures. Set in the South African veldt, the film is a ...more
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James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope

Released: 1952

Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

The Greatest Show on Earth is a 1952 American drama film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, shot in Technicolor, and released by Paramount Pictures. Set in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum ...more

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Gene Tierney, Vincent Price, Jeanne Crain

Released: 1945

Directed by: John M. Stahl

Leave Her to Heaven is a 1945 American Technicolor film noir starring Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Jeanne Crain, with Vincent Price, Darryl Hickman, Ray Collins, and Chill Wills. The story was ...more
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Richard Widmark, Celeste Holm, Ida Lupino

Released: 1948

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Road House is a 1948 film noir drama directed by Jean Negulesco, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. The picture features Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, among ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy, Earl Holliman

Released: 1955

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

The Big Combo is a 1955 American film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and photographed by cinematographer John Alton, with music by David Raksin.
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Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde

Released: 1947

Directed by: Don Hartman, Rudolph Maté

It Had to Be You is a 1947 romantic comedy film directed by Don Hartman and Rudolph Maté, starring Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde. A marriage-shy sculptor meets the boy of her childhood ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino

Released: 1941

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

High Sierra is a 1941 early heist film and film noir written by W.R. Burnett and John Huston from the novel by Burnett. The movie features Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart and was directed by ...more

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Rip Torn, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace

Released: 1967

Directed by: Cornel Wilde

Beach Red is a 1967 World War II film starring Cornel Wilde and Rip Torn. The film depicts a landing by the U.S. Marine Corps on an unnamed Japanese held Pacific island, however is thought to be ...more
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Anne Francis, George Sanders, Michael Wilding

Released: 1955

Directed by: John Sturges

The Scarlet Coat is an Eastmancolor CinemaScope 1955 American historical drama and swashbuckler directed by John Sturges, based upon the events in the American Revolution in which Benedict ...more
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Scott Glenn, Cornel Wilde, Bernie Casey

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bill L. Norton

Gargoyles is a 1972 horror film written by Steven Karpf and Elinor Karpf and directed by Bill L. Norton.
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George Sanders, Jessica Tandy, Linda Darnell

Released: 1947

Directed by: John M. Stahl, Otto Preminger

Forever Amber is a 1947 American romantic drama film starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde. It was based on the book of the same name by Kathleen Winsor. It also starred Richard Greene, George ...more
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At Sword's Point Maureen O'Hara, Cornel Wilde, Robert Douglas

Released: 1952

Directed by: Lewis Allen

At Sword's Point is a film directed by Lewis Allen released on February 1952.
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Beyond Mombasa Donna Reed, Cornel Wilde, Leo Genn

Released: 1956

Directed by: George Marshall

Beyond Mombasa is a 1956 Technicolor film directed by George Marshall filmed and set in Kenya. It stars Cornel Wilde and Donna Reed.
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Ursula Andress, Olivia de Havilland, Ian McShane

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ken Annakin

The Fifth Musketeer is a 1979 film adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the French legend of the Man in ...more
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Merle Oberon, Paul Muni, Nina Foch

Released: 1945

Directed by: Charles Vidor

A Song to Remember is a 1945 Columbia Pictures biographical film which tells a fictionalised life story of Polish pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin. Directed by Charles Vidor, ...more
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Edgar Buchanan, Anita Louise, Cornel Wilde

Released: 1946

Directed by: George Sherman, Henry Levin

The Bandit of Sherwood Forest is a 1946 film about the son of Robin Hood starring Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise and Edgar Buchanan. The sets built for the film were reused in the Three Stooges ...more
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Edge of Eternity Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan, Cornel Wilde

Released: 1959

Directed by: Don Siegel

Edge of Eternity is a 1959 CinemaScope film directed by Don Siegel shot on location in the Grand Canyon.
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California Conquest Teresa Wright, Cornel Wilde

Released: 1952

Directed by: Lew Landers

California Conquest is a 1952 American film, directed by Lew Landers, and starring Cornel Wilde and Teresa Wright. The film is set in the early 1840s, and deals with a conspiracy by native ...more
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Jeanne Crain, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell

Released: 1946

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Centennial Summer is a 1946 musical film directed by Otto Preminger. The musical, that stars Jeanne Crain and Cornel Wilde, is based on a novel by Albert E. Idell. It was produced in response to ...more
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Linda Darnell, Joseph Cotten, Jeff Chandler

Released: 1950

Directed by: Robert Wise

Two Flags West is a 1950 Western drama set during the American Civil War, directed by Robert Wise and starring Joseph Cotten, Jeff Chandler, Linda Darnell, and Cornell Wilde. The opening credits ...more
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Treasure of the Golden Condor Anne Bancroft, Cornel Wilde, Finlay Currie

Released: 1953

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Treasure of the Golden Condor is an American Technicolor film directed by Delmer Daves, starring Cornel Wilde and Constance Smith, and released by Twentieth Century Fox. The film is a remake of ...more
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Phil Silvers, Evelyn Keyes, Cornel Wilde

Released: 1945

Directed by: Alfred E. Green

A Thousand and One Nights is a tongue-in-cheek Technicolor fantasy film set in the Baghdad of the One Thousand and One Nights, starring Cornel Wilde as Aladdin, Evelyn Keyes as the genie of the ...more
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Jane Russell, Cornel Wilde, Luther Adler

Released: 1956

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

Hot Blood is a 1956 film starring Jane Russell and Cornel Wilde.
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Debra Paget, Raymond Massey, John Derek

Released: 1957

Directed by: William Dieterle

Omar Khayyam is an American movie directed by William Dieterle, filmed in 1956 and released in 1957. It starred Cornel Wilde as Omar Khayyám, the eponymous Persian poet, Michael Rennie as ...more
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Life Begins at Eight-Thirty Ida Lupino, William Demarest, Sara Allgood

Released: 1942

Directed by: Irving Pichel

Life Begins at Eight-Thirty is a 1942 drama film starring Monty Woolley as a washed-up, alcoholic actor, Ida Lupino as his daughter, and Cornel Wilde as her boyfriend. It is based on the play ...more