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

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

List features Anna Karenina, Grand Hotel, and more films.

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

Greta Garbo was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Lillian Gish and Marlene Dietrich in terms of fame and success.

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Queen Christina is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, Reginald Owen Queen Christina is a pre-Code Hollywood biographical film, produced in 1933 and directed by Rouben Mamoulian. It starred Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.

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Ninotchka is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Bela Lugosi, Melvyn Douglas Ninotchka is a 1939 American film made for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by producer and director Ernst Lubitsch that stars Greta Garbo and Melvyn Douglas. It was written by Billy Wilder, Charles ...more

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Grand Hotel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore Grand Hotel is a 1932 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 ...more

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Camille is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Joan Leslie Camille is an American romantic drama film directed by George Cukor and produced by Irving Thalberg and Bernard H. Hyman, from a screenplay by James Hilton, Zoë Akins and Frances Marion. ...more

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Anna Christie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, Marie Dressler Anna Christie is a 1930 MGM Pre-Code drama film adaptation of the 1922 play of the same name by Eugene O'Neill. It was adapted by Frances Marion, produced and directed by Clarence Brown with ...more

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Basil Rathbone, Maureen O'Sullivan Anna Karenina is a 1935 film adaptation of the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and directed by Clarence Brown. The film stars Greta Garbo, Fredric March, Basil Rathbone and Maureen ...more

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Flesh and the Devil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Frankie Darro Flesh and the Devil is an MGM romantic drama silent film. It stars Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lars Hanson, and Barbara Kent, directed by Clarence Brown, and based on the play The Undying Past by ...more

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The Mysterious Lady is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Gustav von Seyffertitz The Mysterious Lady is an MGM silent film starring Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, and Gustav von Seyffertitz, directed by Fred Niblo, and based on the novel War in the Dark by Ludwig Wolff.

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Mata Hari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore, Ramon Novarro Mata Hari is a 1931 American Pre-Code film loosely based on the life of Mata Hari, an exotic dancer/courtesan executed for espionage during World War I. The film stars Greta Garbo in the title ...more

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The Painted Veil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Herbert Marshall, George Brent The Painted Veil is a 1934 American drama film directed by Ryszard Bolesławski and starring Greta Garbo. The film was produced by Hunt Stromberg for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Based on the 1925 novel ...more

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The Temptress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Lionel Barrymore, Antonio Moreno The Temptress is an American silent romantic drama film directed by Fred Niblo. Starring Greta Garbo, Antonio Moreno, Lionel Barrymore and Roy D'Arcy it premiered on October 10, 1926. The film ...more

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Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Alan Hale Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) is a 1931 film starring Greta Garbo and Clark Gable, based on the novel by David Graham Phillips. The film was made by MGM and was directed and produced by Robert ...more

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Anna Christie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Herman Bing, Leo White Anna Christie is a 1930 German-language film adapted from the Eugene O'Neill play of the same title and filmed following the release of the English-language original version of the same ...more

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Inspiration is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Robert Montgomery, Lewis Stone Inspiration is a 1931 English language film adapted from the Alphonse Daudet short novel Sappho. It was adapted by Gene Markey, directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Irving Thalberg. The ...more

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Torrent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Ricardo Cortez, Lucien Littlefield Torrent is an American silent romantic drama film directed by an uncredited Monta Bell, based on a novel by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and released on February 21, 1926. Torrent was ...more

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A Woman of Affairs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. A Woman of Affairs is a 1928 drama film directed by Clarence Brown and starring Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. and Lewis Stone. The film, released with a synchronized score and ...more

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Onna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Ruth Gordon, Melvyn Douglas Two-Faced Woman is a romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

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As You Desire Me is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Erich von Stroheim, Hedda Hopper As You Desire Me is a 1932 film adaptation of the play by Luigi Pirandello released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was produced and directed by George Fitzmaurice with Irving Thalberg as ...more

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The Joyless Street is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Asta Nielsen, Ágnes Esterházy Joyless Street, a film based on the novel by Hugo Bettauer and directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst in Germany, is one of the first films of the "New Objectivity“ movement. Greta Garbo stars in ...more

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Romance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone Romance is a 1930 film directed by Clarence Brown starring Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone, and Gavin Gordon. The movie was adapted by Edwin Justus Mayer and Bess Meredyth from the 1913 play by Edward ...more

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Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, John Gilbert Love is a silent film directed by Edmund Goulding and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. MGM made the film in order to capitalize on its winning romantic team of Greta Garbo and John Gilbert who ...more

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Conquest is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Charles Boyer, Reginald Owen Conquest is a 1937 film which tells the story of the Polish Countess Marie Walewska, who becomes the mistress of Napoleon in order to influence his actions towards her homeland. It stars Greta ...more

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The Saga of Gosta Berling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Jenny Hasselqvist The Saga of Gosta Berling is a 1924 Swedish romantic drama film directed by Mauritz Stiller and released by AB Svensk Filmindustri, starring Lars Hanson, Gerda Lundequist and Greta Garbo in her ...more

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The Kiss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel, Lew Ayres The Kiss is a 1929 American drama film directed by Jacques Feyder and starring Greta Garbo, Conrad Nagel and Lew Ayres in his first feature film. The film is known for being both MGM and Greta ...more

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Wild Orchids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Lewis Stone Wild Orchids is a 1929 drama film directed by Sidney Franklin and starring Greta Garbo, Lewis Stone and Nils Asther. Only these three stars received cast credit.

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The Single Standard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Johnny Mack Brown, Nils Asther The Single Standard is a 1929 romantic drama film directed by veteran John S. Robertson and starring Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, and Johnny Mack Brown. This was Greta Garbo's fifteenth film and ...more

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The Divine Woman is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson The Divine Woman is an American silent film directed by Victor Sjöström and starring Greta Garbo. Produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Only a single nine-minute reel and an ...more

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A Man's Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Greta Garbo Movies
Greta Garbo, William Haines, Fred Niblo A Man's Man is a lost 1929 silent film produced and distributed by MGM and directed by James Cruze. The movie starred William Haines and was released with a soundtrack of music and effects. It ...more