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The Best Hattie McDaniel Movies  

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

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Shirley Temple, Hattie McDaniel, Lionel Barrymore
The Little Colonel is a 1935 American comedy drama film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by William M. Conselman was adapted from the children's novel of the same name by Annie Fellows ...more
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Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more
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John Lee Hooker, Hattie McDaniel, Bobby Driscoll
Song of the South is a 1946 American live-action/animated musical film produced by Walt Disney and released by RKO Radio Pictures, based on the Uncle Remus stories collected by Joel Chandler ...more
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Shirley Temple, Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones
Since You Went Away is a 1944 American film directed by John Cromwell for Selznick International Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It is an epic about the American home front during ...more
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Irene Dunne, Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel
Show Boat is a 1936 film. Directed by James Whale, it is based on the musical Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, which the team adapted from the Show Boat by Edna Ferber. In 1929 ...more
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Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel, Mary Astor
The Great Lie is a 1941 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Bette Davis, George Brent, and Mary Astor. The screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee is based on the novel January ...more
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Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Anthony Quinn
This film is a 1941 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland. Written by Æneas MacKenzie and Wally Kline, the film is a highly ...more
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Carole Lombard, Hattie McDaniel, Margaret Hamilton
Nothing Sacred is a 1937 Technicolor screwball comedy film directed by William A. Wellman, produced by David O. Selznick, and starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March. with a supporting cast ...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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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Hattie McDaniel
Carefree is a 1938 musical film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. With a plot similar to screwball comedies of the period, Carefree is the shortest of the Astaire-Rogers films, featuring ...more
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Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Hattie McDaniel
Blonde Venus is a 1932 pre-Code drama film starring Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, and Cary Grant. The movie was produced and directed for Paramount Pictures by Josef von Sternberg from a ...more
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Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel
In This Our Life is a 1942 American drama film, the second to be directed by John Huston. The screenplay by Howard Koch is based on the 1941 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by ...more
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Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Olivia de Havilland
Thank Your Lucky Stars is a musical comedy film made by Warner Brothers as a World War II fundraiser, with a slim plot, involving theater producers. The stars donated their salaries to the ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell
The Big Wheel is a 1949 film starring Mickey Rooney and Thomas Mitchell.
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Hattie McDaniel, Carl Switzer, Rosina Lawrence
Arbor Day is a 1936 Our Gang short comedy film directed by Fred C. Newmeyer. It was the 145th Our Gang short that was released.
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Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel
The Male Animal is a Warner Brothers film starring Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Joan Leslie. The film was based on a hit 1940 Broadway play of the same name written by James Thurber and ...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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Oliver Hardy, Hattie McDaniel, Billie Burke
Zenobia is a 1939 comedy film starring Oliver Hardy, Harry Langdon, Billie Burke, Alice Brady, James Ellison, Jean Parker, June Lang, Stepin Fetchit, and Hattie McDaniel. It is one of the few ...more
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Hattie McDaniel, Larry Fine, Moe Howard
Termites of 1938 is the 28th short subject starring American slapstick comedy team the Three Stooges. The trio made a total of 190 shorts for Columbia Pictures between 1934 and 1959.
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Barbara Stanwyck, Hattie McDaniel, Robert Young
The Bride Walks Out is a 1936 comedy film directed by Leigh Jason.
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Hattie McDaniel, Monte Blue, Jack Mulhall
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Hattie McDaniel, Arline Judge, John Howard
Valiant Is the Word for Carrie is a 1936 drama film starring Gladys George, Arline Judge and John Howard. George was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1936. The movie was ...more
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James Stewart, Gary Cooper, Hattie McDaniel
The Shopworn Angel is a 1938 American drama film directed by H. C. Potter and starring James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and Walter Pidgeon. The MGM release featured the second screen pairing of ...more
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Jack Benny, Hattie McDaniel, Ann Sheridan
George Washington Slept Here is a 1942 comedy film starring Jack Benny and Ann Sheridan. It was based on the 1940 play of the same name by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, adapted by Everett ...more
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Hattie McDaniel, Edward Arnold, Robert Benchley
Janie is a 1944 film directed by Michael Curtiz.