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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  • Double Indemnity
    1
    Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
    82 votes
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
    In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck), who is intent on ...more

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  • The Egg and I
    2
    Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main
    40 votes
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Chester Erskine
    World War II veteran Bob MacDonald (Fred MacMurray) surprises his new wife, Betty (Claudette Colbert), by quitting his city job and moving them to a dilapidated farm in the country. While Betty ...more

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  • Remember the Night
    3
    Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi
    50 votes
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
    Moved to pity by the Christmas season, New York District Attorney John Sargent (Fred MacMurray) lets pretty shoplifter Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck) out on bail and offers her a ride home to ...more
  • The Absent-Minded Professor
    4
    Fred MacMurray, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees
    59 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
    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 was based in part ...more
  • The Shaggy Dog [1959]
    5
    Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Jack Albertson
    45 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Charles Barton
    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 shaggy Old ...more
  • The Apartment
    6
    Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
    48 votes
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
    Insurance worker C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon) lends his Upper West Side apartment to company bosses to use for extramarital affairs. When his manager Mr. Sheldrake (Fred MacMurray) begins using Baxter's ...more

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