The Best Dorothy Dandridge Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Hit Parade of 1943 to The Harlem Globetrotters.

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  • Carmen Jones
    1
    Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
  • Island in the Sun
    2
    Harry Belafonte, James Mason, Joan Fontaine
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Robert Rossen
  • Tarzan's Peril
    3
    Dorothy Dandridge, Lex Barker, Virginia Huston
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Byron Haskin
  • Porgy and Bess
    4
    Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge, Sammy Davis
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian
  • The Decks Ran Red
    5
    Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Whitman
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
  • Sundown
    6
    Gene Tierney, Bruce Cabot, George Sanders
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Henry Hathaway
  • The Harlem Globetrotters
    7
    Dorothy Dandridge, Thomas Gomez
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Phil Brown, Will Jason
  • Bright Road
    8
    Dorothy Dandridge, Philip Hepburn, Harry Belafonte
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Gerald Mayer
  • The Murder Men
    9
    James Coburn, Dorothy Dandridge, Peter Mark Richman
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: John Peyser
  • Atlantic City
    10
    Louis Armstrong, Dorothy Dandridge, Paul Whiteman
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Ray McCarey
  • Remains to Be Seen
    11
    Angela Lansbury, Dorothy Dandridge, June Allyson
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Don Weis
  • Lady from Louisiana
    12
    John Wayne, Dorothy Dandridge, Ona Munson
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus
  • Moment of Danger
    13
    Dorothy Dandridge, Trevor Howard, Edmund Purdom
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: László Benedek
  • Hit Parade of 1943
    14
    Dorothy Dandridge, Susan Hayward, Eve Arden
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
  • Tamango
    15
    Dorothy Dandridge, Curd Jürgens, Roger Hanin
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: John Berry