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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Dorothy Dandridge, Diahann Carroll, Harry Belafonte
Carmen Jones is a 1954 American musical film starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Harry Kleiner is based on the libretto for ...more
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Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Fontaine
Island in the Sun is a 1957 drama film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert Rossen. It features an ensemble cast including James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan ...more
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Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Porgy and Bess is a 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger. It is based on the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, which is in turn ...more
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Dorothy Dandridge, Lex Barker, Virginia Huston
Tarzan's Peril is a 1951 film starring Lex Barker as Tarzan and Virginia Huston as Jane, and featuring Dorothy Dandridge as "Melmendi, Queen of the Ashuba." Some of it was shot in ...more
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Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick Crawford, Stuart Whitman
The Decks Ran Red is a 1958 M-G-M seagoing suspense drama based on the book Infamy at Sea, and directed by Andrew L. Stone. The feature starred James Mason, Dorothy Dandridge, Broderick ...more
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The Harlem Globetrotters Dorothy Dandridge, Thomas Gomez
The Harlem Globetrotters is a 1951 film directed by Phil Brown and Will Jason.
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Gene Tierney, Dorothy Dandridge, George Sanders
Sundown is a 1941 American war film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Bruce Cabot and Gene Tierney. The film's adventure story, set against a World War II backdrop in British East Africa, ...more
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Bright Road Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Robert Horton
Bright Road is a 1953 film written by Emmet Lavery and directed by Gerald Mayer.
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Dorothy Dandridge, Susan Hayward, Eve Arden
Hit Parade of 1943 also known as Change of Heart is a 1943 musical film made by Republic Pictures. It was directed by Albert S. Rogell and produced by Albert J. Cohen from a screenplay by Frank ...more
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Dorothy Dandridge, Curd J├╝rgens, Roger Hanin
Tamango is a 1958 French/Italian film directed by John Berry, a black-listed American director who exiled himself to Europe. Dorothy Dandridge and Curd Jürgens star in the film with ...more
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Louis Armstrong, Dorothy Dandridge, Paul Whiteman
Atlantic City is a 1944 musical romance directed by Ray McCarey. The film concerns the formative years of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Vaudeville acts are re-created in the story of how Atlantic ...more
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The Murder Men James Coburn, Dorothy Dandridge, Peter Mark Richman
The Murder Men is a 1961 television film starring Peter Mark Richman, James Coburn, and Dorothy Dandridge.
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Angela Lansbury, Dorothy Dandridge, June Allyson
Remains to Be Seen is a 1953 comedy crime mystery musical film based on the story by Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay, written by Sidney Sheldon and directed by Don Weis.
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Moment of Danger Dorothy Dandridge, Trevor Howard, Edmund Purdom
Malaga is a film directed by László Benedek released on Oct 14, 1960.
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John Wayne, Dorothy Dandridge, Ona Munson
Lady from Louisiana is a 1941 American disaster film starring John Wayne. It was produced and directed by Bernard Vorhaus for Republic Pictures.