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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?

    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 Nichols. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is an adaptation of the play of the same title by Edward Albee....  more

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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 the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams adapted by Richard Brooks and...  more

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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 Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play, also titled An American Tragedy. It tells the story of a...  more

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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 Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and...  more

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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 young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz...  more

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    #133 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s#174 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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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 same title by Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam...  more

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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 Laurence Harvey. Taylor, then 28 years old, won her first Academy Award for her performance in a leading...  more
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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 Shakespeare about a courtship between two strong-willed people. The film was directed by Franco Zeffirelli and...  more

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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, published in 1935. It stars Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp and a young Elizabeth Taylor. In 2003, National Velvet...  more

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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 Vincente Minnelli....  more
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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 same name by Carson McCullers. It deals with elements of repressed sexuality, voyeurism, homosexuality,...  more
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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. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited." It was directed by Richard Brooks, produced by Jack...  more
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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 Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch and Abraham Sofaer. It is based upon the novel Elephant Walk by...  more
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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 Panavision. It was directed by Anthony Asquith, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and distributed by...  more
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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 preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding. The movie stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan Bennett,...  more

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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 on the book by Argentine writer Marco Denevi, it stars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum,...  more
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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 War, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, and Lee...  more
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    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 Pandro S. Berman for MGM. The cast features Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders,...  more
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    The Driver's Seat

    Elizabeth Taylor, Andy Warhol

    Released1974

    Directed byGiuseppe Patroni Griffi

    Identikit is a 1974 film directed by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi. Based on the novella The Driver's Seat by Muriel Spark, it is a psychological drama starring Elizabeth Taylor, Ian Bannen and featuring...  more
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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 The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side and directed by Guy Hamilton. It starred Angela Lansbury, Kim...  more
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    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 Columbia Pictures. It was directed by Brian G. Hutton, and was based upon a novel by Edna O'Brien. The...  more
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    Night Watch

    Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey

    Released1973

    Directed byBrian G. Hutton

    Night Watch is a 1973 British thriller film directed by Brian G. Hutton. The film reunited Elizabeth Taylor with co-star Laurence Harvey from their 1960 collaboration Butterfield 8. It was the last...  more
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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 McDowall and canine actor, Pal, in a story about the profound bond between Yorkshire boy Joe Carraclough and his...  more
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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 Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor. The movie is the sequel to Father of the Bride. Originally...  more
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    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 Louella: A Dual Biography of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons by George Eells. Starring Elizabeth Taylor and...  more