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The Best Deborah Kerr Movies  

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

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

With films ranging from The Chalk Garden to Julius Caesar, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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Deborah Kerr was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Otto Preminger, John Frankenheimer and David Lean. If you're a fan of Deborah Kerr, then check out our lists of the best Lillian Gish and Jean Simmons movies as well.

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Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno
The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is based on the ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is a 1957 CinemaScope film which tells the story of two people stranded on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The movie was adapted by ...more
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Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning
An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo McCarey. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film is considered one of the most romantic ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin
The Innocents is a 1961 British supernatural gothic horror film directed and produced by Jack Clayton, and starring Deborah Kerr, Michael Redgrave and Megs Jenkins. Based on the novella The Turn ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Flora Robson
Black Narcissus is a 1947 Technicolor film by the British writer-producer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, based on the 1939 novel by Rumer Godden. It is a psychological ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov
The Sundowners is a 1960 film that tells the story of an Australian outback family torn between the father's desires to continue his nomadic sheep-herding ways and the wife's and son's desire to ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine
From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three soldiers, played by ...more
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Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Burt Lancaster
Separate Tables is a 1958 film adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play of the same name, directed by Delbert Mann.
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Deborah Kerr, Tom Laughlin, Leif Erickson
Tea and Sympathy is an adaptation of Robert Anderson's 1953 stage play directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM in Metrocolor. The music score was by Adolph Deutsch ...more
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Ava Gardner, Richard Burton, Deborah Kerr
The Night of the Iguana is a 1964 film based on the 1961 play of the same name written by Tennessee Williams. Directed by John Huston, it featured Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, and Deborah Kerr. ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills
The Chalk Garden is a 1964 British-American film directed by Ronald Neame. It stars Deborah Kerr and Hayley Mills and is an adaptation of the 1955 play of the same name by Enid Bagnold. DVD ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton
Young Bess is a 1953 Technicolor biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about the early life of Elizabeth I, from her turbulent childhood to the eve of her accession to the throne of ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Peter Cushing, John Mills
The End of the Affair is a black and white 1955 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Peter Cushing and John Mills. It is based on the novel The End of the ...more
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David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg
Bonjour Tristesse is a 1958 British-American film, directed and produced by Otto Preminger from a screenplay by Arthur Laurents based on the novel of the same title by Françoise Sagan. ...more
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Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr
The Grass Is Greener is a 1960 comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, and Jean Simmons. The film was adapted by Hugh Williams and Margaret ...more
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David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Douglas Fairbanks
The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1952 film version of the classic novel of the same name by Anthony Hope and a remake of the famous 1937 film version. This version was made by Loew's and ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, John Laurie
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is a 1943 romantic drama war film written, produced and directed by the British film making team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger under the production ...more
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Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter
Edward, My Son is a 1949 American/British drama film directed by George Cukor that stars Spencer Tracy and Deborah Kerr. The screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart is based on the play by Noel ...more
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Ron Howard, Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner
The Journey is a 1959 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak. A group of Westerners tries to flee Hungary after the Soviet Union moves to crush the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. It stars ...more
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Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson
King Solomon's Mines is a 1950 adventure film, the second of five film adaptations of the 1885 novel by the same name by Henry Rider Haggard. It stars Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger and Richard ...more
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Gregory Peck, Deborah Kerr, Eddie Albert
Beloved Infidel is a 1959 DeLuxe Color biographical drama film made by 20th Century Fox CinemaScope and based on the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film was directed by Henry King and produced ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr
THE ARRANGEMENT a documentary by Nathalie Borgers shows the portraits of several young people sharing a similar background -- they are all descending from Turkish families but have been growing ...more
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The Naked Edge Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Peter Cushing
The Naked Edge is a 1961 thriller film starring Gary Cooper and Deborah Kerr. The movie was a British-American co-production distributed by United Artists, directed by Michael Anderson and ...more
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Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr
The Hucksters is a 1947 MGM film directed by Jack Conway and starring Clark Gable that marked the debut of Deborah Kerr in an American film. The supporting cast includes Sydney Greenstreet, ...more
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Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud
Julius Caesar is a 1953 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film adaptation of the play by Shakespeare, directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also wrote the uncredited screenplay, and produced by John Houseman. ...more