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The Best Hayley Mills Movies

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List of the best Hayley Mills movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Halyley Mills is best known for her work in children's films like Pollyanna and The Parent Trap, but she continued to appear in movies throughout the next 50 years. Hayley Mills'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 Hayley Mills movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Hayley Mills movies will be at the top of the list. Hayley Mills has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Hayley Mills movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Hayley Mills films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films, like The Moon-Spinners and Tiger Bay, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Hayley Mills movies?" and "What are the greatest Hayley Mills roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Mills' family friendly fare, you might also enjoy our list of best Lindsay Lohan movies and best Kurt Russell movies.

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    Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills
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    Released1966

    Directed byIda Lupino

    The Trouble with Angels is a 1966 comedy film in Pathécolor about the adventures of two girls in an all-girls Catholic school run by nuns. The film was directed by Ida Lupino and stars Hayley Mills,  ...more
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    Eli Wallach, Hayley Mills
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    20

    Released1964

    Directed byJames Neilson

    The Moon-Spinners is a 1964 American Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach and Peter McEnery in a story about a jewel thief hiding on the island of Crete. The film  ...more
  • 3
    Maureen O'Hara, John Mills
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    82

    Released1961

    Directed byDavid Swift

    The Parent Trap is a 1961 Walt Disney film. It stars Hayley Mills, Maureen O'Hara and Brian Keith in a story about teenage twins on a quest to reunite their divorced parents. The screenplay by the  ...more

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    John Mills, Hayley Mills
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    32

    Released1959

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

    Tiger Bay is a 1959 British crime drama film based on the short story "Rodolphe et le Revolver", by Noel Calef. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson, produced by John Hawkesworth, and co-written by  ...more
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    Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman
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    80

    Released1960

    Directed byDavid Swift

    Pollyanna is a 1960 American drama film directed by David Swift, and based on the novel by Eleanor H. Porter of the same title. A cheerful orphan (Hayley Mills) learns to adapt to her new  ...more

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    Hayley Mills, Alan Bates
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    41

    Released1961

    Directed byBryan Forbes

    Whistle Down the Wind is a 1961 British film, directed by Bryan Forbes, screenplay by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, from the novel by Mary Hayley Bell.  ...more
  • 7
    Burl Ives, Hayley Mills
    138
    72

    Released1963

    Directed byJames Neilson

    Summer Magic is a 1963 Walt Disney Productions film starring Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, and Dorothy McGuire in a story about a Boston widow and her children taking up residence in a small town in  ...more
  • 8
    Hayley Mills, Billie Whitelaw
    80
    28

    Released1969

    Directed byJohn Boulting, Roy Boulting

    Twisted Nerve is a 1968 British psychological thriller film directed by Roy Boulting and starring Hywel Bennett, Hayley Mills, Billie Whitelaw and Frank Finlay. The film follows a disturbed young  ...more
  • 9
    George Sanders, Hayley Mills
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    61

    Released1962

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    In Search of the Castaways is a 1962 Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills and Maurice Chevalier in a tale about a worldwide search for a shipwrecked sea captain. The film was  ...more

    #37 of 50 The Best Kids Movies of the 1960s#48 of 78 The Best Disney Musical Movies

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    John Mills, Hayley Mills
    85
    32

    Released1965

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    The Truth about Spring is a 1965 film released by Universal. It stars Hayley Mills, her father John Mills and James MacArthur. It is a romantic comedy adventure.  ...more
  • 11
    Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills
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    74

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Stevenson

    That Darn Cat! is a 1965 American Walt Disney Productions thriller comedy film starring Hayley Mills and Dean Jones. The film was based on the book Undercover Cat by Gordon and Mildred Gordon and was  ...more

    #827 of 1,142 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#813 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#123 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s

  • 12
    John Mills, Hayley Mills
    70
    25

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Boulting, Roy Boulting

    The Family Way is a 1966 British comedy-drama film based on Bill Naughton's play All in Good Time. It began life in 1961 as a television play, Honeymoon Postponed. The film was produced and directed  ...more
  • 13
    Ian McShane, Hayley Mills
    48
    12

    Released1966

    Directed byJohn Mills

    Sky West and Crooked is a 1965 film, starring Hayley Mills, directed by her father John Mills, and co-written by her mother Mary Hayley Bell. It was released in the US as Gypsy Girl.  ...more
  • 14
    Oliver Reed, Hayley Mills
    45
    12

    Released1970

    Directed byJonathan Miller

    Take a Girl Like You is a 1970 British comedy film directed by Jonathan Miller and starring Hayley Mills, Oliver Reed, Sheila Hancock, Ronald Lacey, John Bird, Noel Harrison, Aimi MacDonald and  ...more
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    Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd
    44
    13

    Released2011

    Directed byJonathan Newman

    After a toy factory owner and his wife get an unexpected visit from a precocious 7-year-old boy, their world will be turned upside down! When they decide to take him in as a foster child, the new  ...more
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    Boris Karloff, Patty Duke
    38
    11

    Released1966

    Directed byJules Bass

    The Daydreamer is a 1966 Rankin/Bass stop-motion puppet animation and live-action musical fantasy film. Directed by Jules Bass, it was written by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Romeo Muller, based on the  ...more
  • 17
    Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise
    33
    16

    Released1994

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman

    A Troll in Central Park is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of Thumbelina, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Secret  ...more
  • 18
    Hayley Mills, Brian Keith
    41
    27

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Swift, Ronald F. Maxwell

    The Parent Trap II is a 1986 television film. It is a continuation to the Walt Disney Pictures 1961 film, The Parent Trap. It aired on July 26, 1986 on The Disney Channel as a part of the channel's  ...more
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    Hayley Mills, Doug McClure
    25
    13

    Released1976

    Directed bySidney Hayers

    What Changed Charley Farthing?, is a 1974 British comedy film, directed by Sidney Hayers. It was filmed on location in Aguilas, Spain, which filled in for Havana. During filming on a ship in the bay,  ...more
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  • 20
    Hayley Mills
    32
    26

    Released1990

    Directed byPiers Haggard

    Back Home is a 1990 drama film directed by Piers Haggard.
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    Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick
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    29

    Released1989

    Directed byMollie Miller

    The Parent Trap IV: Hawaiian Honeymoon is a 1989 made-for-TV movie. It is the third sequel to the 1961 film The Parent Trap. It is the fourth and final installment in the original Parent Trap film  ...more
  • 22
    Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall
    18
    13

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Winner

    Appointment with Death is a 1988 mystery film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced and directed by Michael Winner. It is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Appointment with Death  ...more
  • 23
    Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick
    27
    28

    Released1989

    Directed byMollie Miller

    The Parent Trap III is a 1989 television movie. It is the second sequel to the 1961 film The Parent Trap. It was released by The Wonderful World of Disney in 1989. Hayley Mills reprises her role a  ...more
  • 24
    Hayley Mills, Trevor Howard
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    33

    Released1967

    Directed byGuy Green

    Pretty Polly, also known as A Matter of Innocence, is a 1967 British film, directed by Guy Green and based on the short story, Pretty Polly Barlow, by Noël Coward. It stars Hayley Mills, Shashi  ...more
  • 25
    Hayley Mills, Martin Thompson
    10
    9

    Released2010

    Directed byJoy Chapman

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