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The Best Elizabeth Taylor Movies

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List of the best Elizabeth Taylor movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Elizabeth Taylor's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. You might also these sexy Elizabeth Taylor photos and Elizabeth Taylor's dating history. The order of these top Elizabeth Taylor movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Elizabeth Taylor movies will be at the top of the list. Elizabeth Taylor has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Elizabeth Taylor movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Elizabeth Taylor films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Elizabeth Taylor's filmography includes Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,  and BUtterfield 8

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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1966

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 American black comedy-drama film directed by Mike... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    A Place in the Sun
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    A Place in the Sun

    Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift

    Released1951

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film loosely based on the 1925 novel An American... more on Wikipedia

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Giant
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    Giant

    Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean

    Released1956

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by... more on Wikipedia

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    Cleopatra
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    Cleopatra

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1963

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

    Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the... more on Wikipedia

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    Suddenly, Last Summer
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    Suddenly, Last Summer

    Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1959

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 American Southern Gothic mystery film based on the play of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    BUtterfield 8
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    BUtterfield 8

    Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher

    Released1960

    Directed byDaniel Mann

    BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 drama film directed by Daniel Mann, starring Elizabeth Taylor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Taming of the Shrew
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    The Taming of the Shrew

    Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

    Released1967

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    The Taming of the Shrew is a 1967 film based on the play of the same name by William... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    The Sandpiper
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    The Sandpiper

    Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole

    Released1965

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    The Sandpiper is a 1965 film starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    National Velvet
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    National Velvet

    Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney

    Released1944

    Directed byClarence Brown

    National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 11
    Father of the Bride
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    Father of the Bride

    Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy

    Released1950

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film about a man trying to cope with... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Reflections in a Golden Eye
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    Reflections in a Golden Eye

    Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando

    Released1967

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Reflections in a Golden Eye is a film directed by John Huston based on the 1941 novel of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Raintree County
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    Raintree County

    Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift

    Released1957

    Directed byEdward Dmytryk

    Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    The Last Time I Saw Paris
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    The Last Time I Saw Paris

    Elizabeth Taylor, Roger Moore

    Released1954

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by MGM. It is loosely based on F.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    The V.I.P.s
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    The V.I.P.s

    Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith

    Released1963

    Directed byAnthony Asquith

    The V.I.P.s, also known as Hotel International, is a 1963 British drama film in Metrocolor and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Elephant Walk
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    Elephant Walk

    Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch

    Released1954

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Elephant Walk is a 1954 Paramount Pictures film, directed by William Dieterle, and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Zee and Co.
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    37

    Zee and Co.

    Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine

    Released1972

    Directed byBrian G. Hutton

    Zee and Co, also known as X, Y and Zee and Zee and Company, is a 1972 British film released by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Secret Ceremony
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    Secret Ceremony

    Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow

    Released1968

    Directed byJoseph Losey

    Secret Ceremony is a 1968 film, produced in Britain and released by Universal Pictures. Based... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Mirror Crack'd
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    The Mirror Crack'd

    Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1980

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    The Mirror Crack'd is a 1980 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Lassie Come Home
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    Lassie Come Home

    Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall

    Released1943

    Directed byFred M. Wilcox

    Lassie Come Home is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor feature film starring Roddy... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 21
    Father's Little Dividend
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    Father's Little Dividend

    Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy

    Released1951

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Father's Little Dividend is a 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Ivanhoe
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    26

    Ivanhoe

    Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine

    Released1952

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Malice in Wonderland
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    30

    Malice in Wonderland

    Elizabeth Taylor, Tim Robbins

    Released1985

    Directed byGus Trikonis

    Malice in Wonderland is a 1985 American television movie based on the 1972 novel Hedda and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Rhapsody
    27
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    Rhapsody

    Elizabeth Taylor, Stuart Whitman

    Released1954

    Directed byCharles Vidor

    Rhapsody is a 1954 American musical romance drama film directed by Charles Vidor and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Life with Father
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    Life with Father

    Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne

    Released1947

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a... more on Wikipedia