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The Best Frank Sinatra Movies

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

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

This list below has everything from Cannonball Run II to The Kissing Bandit.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Frank Sinatra movies?" and "What are the greatest Frank Sinatra roles of all time?"


  • 1

    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster


    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three soldiers, played by Burt...  more

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  • 2

    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury


    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John Frankenheimer that stars Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey and Janet Leigh and co-stars Angela Lansbury, Henry...  more

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  • 3

    Ocean's 11

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine


    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. Centered on a series of Las...  more
  • 4

    Von Ryan's Express

    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin


    Directed byMark Robson

    Von Ryan's Express is a 1965 WWII adventure film about a group of Allied prisoners who after Italy's armistice with the Allies in September 1943, conduct a daring mass escape by hijacking a freight...  more

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  • 5

    High Society

    Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly


    Directed byCharles Walters

    High Society is a 1956 American musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra. The film was produced by Sol C. Siegel for...  more
  • 6

    Some Came Running

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine


    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Some Came Running is a 1958 film directed by Vincente Minnelli....  more
  • 7

    The Man with the Golden Arm

    Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak


    Directed byOtto Preminger

    The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a heroin addict who gets clean while in prison, but struggles...  more
  • 8


    Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden


    Directed byLewis Allen

    Suddenly is a 1954 American film noir thriller directed by Lewis Allen with a screenplay written by Richard Sale. The drama features Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason and Nancy Gates,...  more
  • 9

    Young at Heart

    Frank Sinatra, Doris Day


    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Young at Heart is a 1954 musical film starring Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, directed by Gordon Douglas, and featuring a supporting cast including Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Alan Hale, Jr. and...  more
  • 10

    The Tender Trap

    Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds


    Directed byCharles Walters

    The Tender Trap is a CinemaScope comedy starring Frank Sinatra, Debbie Reynolds, David Wayne, and Celeste Holm. Based on the 1954 play The Tender Trap by Max Shulman and Robert Paul Smith, it marked...  more
  • 11

    Tony Rome

    Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John


    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Tony Rome is a 1967 detective film starring Frank Sinatra and directed by Gordon Douglas, adapted from Marvin H. Albert's novel Miami Mayhem. The story follows the adventures of Miami private...  more
  • 12

    Anchors Aweigh

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly


    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor musical comedy film directed by George Sidney and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, and Gene Kelly, in which two sailors go on a four-day shore...  more

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  • 13

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine


    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The epic...  more

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  • 14

    Pal Joey

    Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth


    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Pal Joey is a 1957 American Technicolor musical film, loosely adapted from the musical play of the same name, and starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, and Kim Novak. Jo Ann Greer sang for Hayworth,...  more
  • 15

    It Happened in Brooklyn

    Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson


    Directed byRichard Whorf

    It Happened in Brooklyn is a 1947 MGM musical romantic comedy film directed by Richard Whorf and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, and Jimmy Durante and featuring Gloria Grahame...  more
  • 16

    None but the Brave

    Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker


    Directed byFrank Sinatra

    None but the Brave, also known as Yūsha nomi in Japan, is a 1965 war film starring Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi, Tommy Sands and Brad Dexter. This is the only film directed by Frank...  more

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  • 17

    On the Town

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly


    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

    On the Town is a 1949 musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It is an adaptation of the Broadway stage musical of the same...  more

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  • 18

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly


    Directed byBusby Berkeley

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a 1949 Technicolor musical film starring Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, and Gene Kelly. The movie was directed by Busby Berkeley. The title and nominal theme is taken...  more
  • 19

    Contract on Cherry Street

    Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam


    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    Contract on Cherry Street is a film version of a novel written by Phillip Rosenberg about a New York police detective, adapted for television in 1977 by Frank Sinatra's production company Artanis and...  more
  • 20

    Higher and Higher

    Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé


    Directed byTim Whelan

    Higher and Higher is a 1944 musical film starring Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, and Frank Sinatra, loosely based on a 1940 Broadway musical written by Gladys Hurlbut and Joshua Logan. The film version,...  more
  • 21

    Step Lively

    Frank Sinatra, Adolphe Menjou


    Directed byTim Whelan

    Step Lively is a 1944 American musical film directed by Tim Whelan and starring Frank Sinatra. Step Lively was based on the play Room Service, by Allen Boretz and John Murray. This was a remake of...  more
  • 22

    A Hole in the Head

    Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson


    Directed byFrank Capra

    A Hole in the Head is a comedy film directed by Frank Capra, featuring Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Keenan Wynn, Carolyn Jones, Thelma Ritter, Dub Taylor, Ruby Dandridge, Eddie...  more
  • 23

    Guys and Dolls

    Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra


    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine. The film was made by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by MGM. It was directed by...  more

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  • 24

    Robin and the Seven Hoods

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin


    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, Barbara...  more
  • 25

    Come Blow Your Horn

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin


    Directed byBud Yorkin

    Come Blow Your Horn is a 1963 American comedy film starring Frank Sinatra, directed by Bud Yorkin with a screenplay by Norman Lear, and based on the play of the same name by Neil Simon....  more