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The Best Fred MacMurray Movies  

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

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

This list has everything from Double Indemnity to Swing High, Swing Low.

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Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray
The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer
The Caine Mutiny is a 1954 American drama film set during World War II, directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer. It stars Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson and ...more
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Kurt Russell, Lillian Gish, Vera Miles
Follow Me, Boys! is a 1966 family film produced by Walt Disney Productions, based on the book God and My Country by MacKinlay Kantor. The film starred Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish, ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Holloway
Remember the Night is a 1940 American romantic comedy/drama Christmas film directed by Mitchell Leisen, and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. The film was written by Preston ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Richard Long
The Egg and I is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Chester Erskine, who co-wrote the screenplay with Fred F. Finklehoffe, based on the book of the same name by Betty MacDonald and ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees
The Absent-Minded Professor is a 1961 American film distributed by Walt Disney Productions based on the short story "A Situation of Gravity" by Samuel W. Taylor. The title character ...more
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Double Indemnity is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fred MacMurray Movies
Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Fred MacMurray
Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on ...more
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Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson
The Shaggy Dog is a black-and-white 1959 Walt Disney film about Wilby Daniels, a teenage boy who by the power of an enchanted ring of the Borgias is transformed into the title character, a ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Helen Walker
Murder, He Says is a 1945 film directed by George Marshall.
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Frank Sinatra, Fred MacMurray, Lee J. Cobb
The Miracle of the Bells is a 1948 film produced by RKO. It stars Fred MacMurray, Alida Valli, Frank Sinatra, and Lee J. Cobb. Directed by Irving Pichel, with a script by Quentin Reynolds and ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Paul Lynde, Keenan Wynn
This 1963 theatrical sequel to ""The Absent-Minded Professor"" finds Professor Ned Brainard inventing ""flubber gas,"" a gaseous form of his original
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Joan Crawford, Basil Rathbone, Fred MacMurray
Above Suspicion is an American spy film distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Joan Crawford and Fred MacMurray, and directed by Richard Thorpe. The screenplay was adapted from the novel ...more
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Greer Garson, Lesley Ann Warren, Fred MacMurray
The Happiest Millionaire is a 1967 musical film starring Fred MacMurray and based upon the true story of Philadelphia millionaire Anthony J. Drexel Biddle. The film received an Academy Award ...more
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Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore
True Confession is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, and John Barrymore. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles and based on the play Mon Crime, written by Georges ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray
No Time for Love is a 1943 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. Written by Claude Binyon, Robert Lees, and ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Hattie McDaniel, Fred MacMurray
Alice Adams is a 1935 romantic film made by RKO. It was directed by George Stevens and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner, and Jane Murfin. The ...more
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Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas
Too Many Husbands is a 1940 romantic comedy film about a woman who loses her husband in a boating accident and remarries, only to have her first spouse reappear—yet another variation on the 1864 ...more
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Henry Fonda, Fred MacMurray, Sylvia Sidney
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1936 American romance film based on the novel of the same name. It was directed by Henry Hathaway. It was the second full-length feature film to be shot in ...more
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Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant
This film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp detective movies of ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Robert Douglas, Vera Ralston
Fair Wind to Java is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Joseph Kane and starring Fred MacMurray, Vera Ralston, Robert Douglas and Victor McLaglen. Filmed in Trucolor with special effects ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Hattie McDaniel, Fred MacMurray
Family Honeymoon is a 1949 domestic comedy film made by Universal International, directed by Claude Binyon, and written by Dane Lussier, based on novel by Homer Croy. It was shot in Grand Canyon ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Esther Williams, Dorothy McGuire
Callaway Went Thataway is a 1951 American comedy film starring Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, and Howard Keel. It was written, directed, and produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. Also ...more
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Richard Burton, Lana Turner, Fred MacMurray
The Rains of Ranchipur is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Frank Ross from a screenplay by Merle Miller, based on the novel The Rains ...more
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Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff
Honeymoon in Bali is a 1939 American romantic comedy film. It is also known by the alternative title Husbands or Lovers and My Love For Yours. Virginia Van Upp's screenplay was based on the ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Fred MacMurray
The Gilded Lily is a 1935 American romantic comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, and C. Aubrey Smith. Written by Claude Binyon, the ...more