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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Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives
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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal
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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters
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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Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper
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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift
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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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau
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. ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Eddie Fisher, Dina Merrill
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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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Michael York
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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury
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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton
The Sandpiper is a 1965 film starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, directed by Vincente Minnelli.
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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin
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 ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Harvey Keitel
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, ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith, Orson Welles
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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Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh, June Allyson
Little Women is a 1949 American feature film. Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name, it was filmed in Technicolor and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay was written by Sally ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall, Elsa Lanchester
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 ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Roger Moore, Eva Gabor
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, ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum
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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Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders
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 ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Finch, Dana Andrews
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 ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Caine, Susannah York
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. ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw
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 ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Novak
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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Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
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. ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne, William Powell
Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, ...more