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The Best Gloria Swanson Movies  

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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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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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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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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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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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Gloria Swanson, Ford Sterling, Gertrude Astor
Stage Struck is a 1925 film directed by Allan Dwan.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gloria Swanson, Bobby Vernon
Teddy at the Throttle is a silent film starring Bobby Vernon and Gloria Swanson.