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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.

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Maureen O'Hara, John Mills, Hayley Mills

Released: 1961

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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Hayley Mills, Jane Wyman, Karl Malden

Released: 1960

Directed by: David 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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Rosalind Russell, Hayley Mills, Mary Wickes

Released: 1966

Directed by: Ida 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 ...more
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Eli Wallach, Hayley Mills, John Le Mesurier

Released: 1964

Directed by: James 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 ...more

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Burl Ives, Hayley Mills, Dorothy McGuire

Released: 1963

Directed by: James 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

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That Darn Cat! Roddy McDowall, Hayley Mills, Elsa Lanchester

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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George Sanders, Hayley Mills, Wilfrid Brambell

Released: 1962

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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John Mills, Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz

Released: 1959

Directed by: J. 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 ...more
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Hayley Mills, Alan Bates, Bernard Lee

Released: 1961

Directed by: Bryan 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.
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John Mills, Hayley Mills, David Tomlinson

Released: 1965

Directed by: Richard 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.
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John Mills, Hayley Mills, Liz Fraser

Released: 1966

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Ian McShane, Hayley Mills, Annette Crosbie

Released: 1966

Directed by: John 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.
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Hayley Mills, Brian Keith, Tom Skerritt

Released: 1986

Directed by: David 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 ...more
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Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Leanna Creel

Released: 1989

Directed by: Mollie 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 ...more
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Hayley Mills, Billie Whitelaw, Timothy West

Released: 1969

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Hayley Mills, Trevor Howard, Shashi Kapoor

Released: 1967

Directed by: Guy 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, ...more
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Britt Ekland, George Sanders, Hayley Mills

Released: 1972

Directed by: Sidney Gilliat

Endless Night is a 1972 British crime film directed by Sidney Gilliat and starring Hayley Mills, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson, Hywel Bennett and George Sanders. It is based on the novel Endless ...more
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Hayley Mills, Barry Bostwick, Patricia Richardson

Released: 1989

Directed by: Mollie 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 ...more
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Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud

Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more
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Deadly Strangers Hayley Mills, Sterling Hayden, Simon Ward

Released: 1974

Directed by: Sidney Hayers

Deadly Strangers is a 1975 British psychological thriller film directed by Sidney Hayers and starring Hayley Mills, Simon Ward and Sterling Hayden.
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Take a Girl Like You Oliver Reed, Hayley Mills, Penelope Keith

Released: 1970

Directed by: Jonathan 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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Foster Toni Collette, Ioan Gruffudd, Richard E. Grant

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan 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 ...more
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The Kingfisher Caper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hayley Mills Movies
The Kingfisher Caper David McCallum, Hayley Mills, Jon Cypher

Released: 1975

Directed by: Dirk DeVilliers

The Kingfisher Caper is a 1975 South African film directed by Dirk DeVilliers for Kavalier Films Ltd. It stars Hayley Mills, David McCallum, Jon Cypher, Volente Bertotti, Barry Trengove and Bill ...more
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Cry of the Penguins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hayley Mills Movies
Cry of the Penguins John Hurt, Hayley Mills, Dudley Sutton

Released: 1971

Directed by: Al Viola, Arne Sucksdorff, Alfred Viola

Mr. Forbush and the Penguins, also known as Cry of the Penguins, is a 1971 British film, directed by Arne Sucksdorff, Alfred Viola and Roy Boulting. It stars John Hurt, Hayley Mills, Dudley ...more
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Boris Karloff, Patty Duke, Burl Ives

Released: 1966

Directed by: Jules 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 ...more