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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?"

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  • From Here to Eternity1
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    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster

    Released1953

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

    From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Manchurian Candidate2
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    The Manchurian Candidate

    Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

    The Manchurian Candidate is a 1962 American Cold War suspense thriller directed by John... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Man with the Golden Arm3
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    The Man with the Golden Arm

    Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak

    Released1955

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name... more on Wikipedia
  • Von Ryan's Express4
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    Von Ryan's Express

    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin

    Released1965

    Directed byMark Robson

    Von Ryan's Express is a 1965 WWII adventure film about a group of Allied prisoners who after... more on Wikipedia

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  • High Society5
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    High Society

    Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly

    Released1956

    Directed byCharles Walters

    High Society is a 1956 American musical comedy film directed by Charles Walters and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Pal Joey6
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    Pal Joey

    Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth

    Released1957

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Pal Joey is a 1957 American Technicolor musical film, loosely adapted from the musical play of... more on Wikipedia
  • Anchors Aweigh7
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    Anchors Aweigh

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly

    Released1945

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor musical comedy film directed by George Sidney... more on Wikipedia
  • On the Town8
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    On the Town

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly

    Released1949

    Directed byStanley Donen, Gene Kelly

    On the Town is a 1949 musical film with music by Leonard Bernstein and Roger Edens and book... more on Wikipedia

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  • Guys and Dolls9
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    Guys and Dolls

    Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra

    Released1955

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    Guys and Dolls is a 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Some Came Running10
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    Some Came Running

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1958

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Some Came Running is a 1958 film directed by Vincente Minnelli.
  • Robin and the Seven Hoods11
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    Robin and the Seven Hoods

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

    Released1964

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Young at Heart12
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    Young at Heart

    Frank Sinatra, Doris Day

    Released1954

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Young at Heart is a 1954 musical film starring Doris Day and Frank Sinatra, directed by Gordon... more on Wikipedia
  • Suddenly13
    83
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    Suddenly

    Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden

    Released1954

    Directed byLewis Allen

    Suddenly is a 1954 American film noir thriller directed by Lewis Allen with a screenplay... more on Wikipedia
  • A Hole in the Head14
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    A Hole in the Head

    Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson

    Released1959

    Directed byFrank Capra

    A Hole in the Head is a comedy film directed by Frank Capra, featuring Frank Sinatra, Edward... more on Wikipedia
  • The Joker Is Wild15
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    The Joker Is Wild

    Frank Sinatra, Jeanne Crain

    Released1957

    Directed byCharles Vidor

    The Joker Is Wild is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Charles Vidor, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Tony Rome16
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    Tony Rome

    Frank Sinatra, Jill St. John

    Released1967

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Tony Rome is a 1967 detective film starring Frank Sinatra and directed by Gordon Douglas,... more on Wikipedia
  • None but the Brave17
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    None but the Brave

    Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker

    Released1965

    Directed byFrank Sinatra

    None but the Brave, also known as Yūsha nomi in Japan, is a 1965 war film starring Frank... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Detective18
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    The Detective

    Frank Sinatra, Robert Duvall

    Released1968

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    The Detective is a 1968 film directed by Gordon Douglas, produced by Aaron Rosenberg and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ocean's 1119
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    Ocean's 11

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1960

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers:... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The List of Adrian Messenger20
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    The List of Adrian Messenger

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The List of Adrian Messenger is a 1963 black and white crime thriller about a retired British... more on Wikipedia
  • Till the Clouds Roll By21
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    Till the Clouds Roll By

    Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland

    Released1946

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, Richard Whorf

    Till The Clouds Roll By is a 1946 American musical film made by MGM. The film is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game22
    55
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    Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly

    Released1949

    Directed byBusby Berkeley

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a 1949 Technicolor musical film starring Frank Sinatra, Esther... more on Wikipedia
  • The House I Live In23
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    The House I Live In

    Frank Sinatra

    Released1945

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    The House I Live In may refer to: The House I Live In (album), a 1993 live album by Archie... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Contract on Cherry Street24
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    Contract on Cherry Street

    Frank Sinatra, Martin Balsam

    Released1977

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    Contract on Cherry Street is a film version of a novel written by Phillip Rosenberg about a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Higher and Higher25
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    Higher and Higher

    Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormé

    Released1943

    Directed byTim Whelan

    Higher and Higher is a 1944 musical film starring Michèle Morgan, Jack Haley, and Frank... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button