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

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

This list has a variety of films, like The Humming Bird and What a Widow!, in it.

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

Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille are among those who directed Gloria Swanson at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Gloria Swanson your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Lillian Gish and Mary Pickford films lists too.

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Sunset Boulevard William Holden, Buster Keaton, Gloria Swanson Sunset Boulevard—stylized onscreen as SUNSET BLVD.—is a 1950 American film noir directed and co-written by Billy Wilder, and produced and co-written by Charles Brackett. It was named after the ...more

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Sadie Thompson Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, Raoul Walsh Sadie Thompson is a 1928 American silent drama film that tells the story of a "fallen woman" who comes to Pago Pago on the island of Tutuila to start a new life, but encounters a ...more

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The Love of Sunya Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Ian Keith The Love of Sunya is an American silent drama film made in 1927. It was directed by Albert Parker, and was based on the play The Eyes of Youth by Max Marcin and Charles Guernon. Produced by and ...more

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Queen Kelly Gloria Swanson, Tully Marshall, Wilhelm von Brincken Queen Kelly is an American silent film produced in 1928-29 and released by United Artists. The film was directed by Erich von Stroheim, starred Gloria Swanson, in the title role, Walter Byron ...more

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Stage Struck Gloria Swanson, Ford Sterling, Gertrude Astor Stage Struck is a 1925 film directed by Allan Dwan.

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The Great Moment Gloria Swanson, Milton Sills, Alec B. Francis The Great Moment is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson, Alec B. Francis and Milton Sills. The film is now considered lost though a fragment still ...more

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Beyond the Rocks Rudolph Valentino, Gloria Swanson Beyond the Rocks is a 1922 American silent romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood, starring Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. It is based on the 1906 novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn. ...more

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Indiscreet Gloria Swanson, Sam Lufkin, Ben Lyon Indiscreet is an American comedy film directed by Leo McCarey and starring Gloria Swanson and Ben Lyon. The screenplay by Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, and Ray Henderson, based on their story ...more

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Why Change Your Wife? Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Thomas Meighan Why Change Your Wife? is a 1920 American silent comedy film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gloria Swanson.

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Tonight or Never Boris Karloff, Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas Tonight or Never is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Gloria Swanson and featuring Boris Karloff.

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His New Job Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Ben Turpin His New Job is a 1915 American short silent comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. Gloria Swanson appears as an uncredited extra. The title is an inside reference to ...more

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Madame Sans-Gêne Gloria Swanson, Charles de Rochefort, Émile Drain Madame Sans-Gêne was a 1925 American silent romantic costume comedy-drama film directed by Léonce Perret and starring Gloria Swanson. Based on the play of the same name by Victorien ...more

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Male and Female Gloria Swanson, Theodore Roberts, Raymond Hatton Male and Female is a 1919 American silent adventure/drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gloria Swanson and Thomas Meighan. Its main themes are gender relations and social class. ...more

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The Affairs of Anatol Gloria Swanson, Monte Blue, Bebe Daniels The Affairs of Anatol is a 1921 American silent comedy-drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Wallace Reid and Gloria Swanson.

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Society for Sale Gloria Swanson, William Desmond Society for Sale is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Frank Borzage, starring William Desmond and Gloria Swanson.

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Fine Manners Gloria Swanson, Eugene O'Brien Fine Manners is a 1926 American black-and-white silent comedy film directed initially by Lewis Milestone and completed by Richard Rosson for Famous Players-Lasky/Paramount Pictures. After an ...more

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The Trespasser Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames The Trespasser is a 1929 American film directed and written by Edmund Goulding, starring Gloria Swanson, Robert Ames, Purnell Pratt, Henry B. Walthall, and Wally Albright. The film was released ...more

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The Untamed Lady Gloria Swanson, Nancy Kelly, Lawrence Gray The Untamed Lady is a lost 1926 American silent drama film directed by Frank Tuttle, and starring Gloria Swanson and Lawrence Gray. The film was also the debut of Nancy Kelly who was a child ...more

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Three for Bedroom "C" Gloria Swanson, Charles Lane, Hans Conried Three for Bedroom "C" is a 1952 American comedy film released by Warner Brothers. It was directed by Milton H. Bren, who also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Gloria Swanson as an ...more

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A Society Scandal Gloria Swanson, Rod La Rocque A Society Scandal is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan, and starring Gloria Swanson and Rod La Rocque. Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film is based on a 1923 play ...more

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For Better, for Worse Gloria Swanson, Elliott Dexter For Better, for Worse is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gloria Swanson. The film was the second of four "marriage films" directed by ...more

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The Coast of Folly Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Dorothy Cumming The Coast of Folly is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Gloria Swanson in a dual role as mother and daughter. Richard Arlen had a small part in the film but ...more

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My American Wife Gloria Swanson, Antonio Moreno My American Wife is a 1922 silent American drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson. The film was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Its ...more

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Her Husband's Trademark Gloria Swanson Her Husband's Trademark is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson and Richard Wayne. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount ...more

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Don't Change Your Husband Gloria Swanson, Elliott Dexter, Cleo Ridgely Don't Change Your Husband is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gloria Swanson. The film was the third of six "marriage films" directed by ...more

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Dangers of a Bride Gloria Swanson Dangers of a Bride is a 1917 silent comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and starring Gloria Swanson.

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Something to Think About Gloria Swanson, Elliott Dexter Something to Think About is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. The film stars Elliott Dexter and Gloria Swanson. Prints of the film exist at George Eastman House and ...more

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Teddy at the Throttle Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon Teddy at the Throttle is a silent film starring Bobby Vernon and Gloria Swanson.

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Perfect Understanding Laurence Olivier, Gloria Swanson, John Halliday Perfect Understanding is a 1933 British comedy film directed by Cyril Gardner and starring Laurence Olivier, Gloria Swanson and John Halliday. The film was an independent production made at ...more

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The Sultan's Wife Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon, Blanche Payson The Sultan's Wife is a 1917 American silent comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and starring Gloria Swanson.

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The Pullman Bride Gloria Swanson The Pullman Bride is a 1917 American silent comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and starring Gloria Swanson.

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Bluebeard's 8th Wife Gloria Swanson Bluebeard's 8th Wife is a lost 1923 silent romantic comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Sam Wood and stars Gloria Swanson. The ...more

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Under the Lash Gloria Swanson Under the Lash is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson. The film is based on the play The Shulamite, by Claude Askew and Edward Knoblock, and the ...more

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Zaza Gloria Swanson, H.B. Warner, Lucille La Verne Zaza is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film directed and produced by Allan Dwan, and starring Gloria Swanson. This film is based on the 1899 French play of the same name produced on ...more

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What a Widow! Gloria Swanson, Owen Moore, Gregory Gaye What a Widow! is a 1930 American romantic comedy film produced by and starring Gloria Swanson, and distributed through United Artists. The film was directed by Allan Dwan. What a Widow! was ...more

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Music in the Air Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Douglass Montgomery Music in the Air is a 1934 film directed by Joe May.

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You Can't Believe Everything Gloria Swanson You Can't Believe Everything is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway and starring Gloria Swanson. With its survival status classified as being unknown, it is likely to be a ...more

Things We Should Do, But Don't

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Her Decision Gloria Swanson Her Decision is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway and starring Gloria Swanson.

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The Impossible Mrs. Bellew Gloria Swanson The Impossible Mrs. Bellew is a lost 1922 American silent drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson. The film is based on the 1916 novel of the same name by David Lesle.

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Killer Bees Kate Jackson, Gloria Swanson, Craig Stevens Killer Bees is a 1974 made for TV horror movie featuring Gloria Swanson that originally aired on ABC on February 26, 1974. The film, which was directed by Curtis Harrington, had a very small ...more

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Station Content Gloria Swanson Station Content is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Arthur Hoyt and starring Gloria Swanson.

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The House That Shadows Built Gary Cooper, Groucho Marx, Claudette Colbert The House That Shadows Built is a short feature film from Paramount Pictures, made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the studio's founding in 1912. The film was a promotional film for ...more

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The Nick of Time Baby Gloria Swanson The Nick of Time Baby is a 1916 American silent comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and starring Gloria Swanson.

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Father Takes a Wife Gloria Swanson, Desi Arnaz, Adolphe Menjou Father Takes a Wife is a 1941 film directed by Jack Hively.

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Prodigal Daughters Gloria Swanson Prodigal Daughters is a lost 1923 American silent societal drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. The film stars Gloria Swanson and was directed ...more

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The Secret Code Gloria Swanson The Secret Code is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Albert Parker and starring Gloria Swanson.

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The Danger Girl Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon, A. Edward Sutherland The Danger Girl is a 1916 American silent comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and starring Gloria Swanson.

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The Ambition of the Baron Gloria Swanson, Francis X. Bushman The Ambition of the Baron is a 1915 American silent drama film. Gloria Swanson had a bit-part role.

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Hearts and Sparks Gloria Swanson Hearts and Sparks is a 1916 silent comedy film directed by Clarence G. Badger and starring Gloria Swanson.

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Sweedie Goes to College Gloria Swanson, Wallace Beery, Ben Turpin Sweedie Goes to College is a 1915 silent comedy film directed by Richard Foster Baker and featuring Gloria Swanson.