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The Best Ida Lupino Movies 

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including Strange Intruder and The Sea Wolf.

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Humphrey Bogart, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino

Released: 1941

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

High Sierra is a 1941 early heist film and film noir written by W.R. Burnett and John Huston from the novel by Burnett. The movie features Ida Lupino and Humphrey Bogart and was directed by ...more

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Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino

Released: 1940

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

They Drive by Night is a 1940 black-and-white film noir starring George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Humphrey Bogart, and directed by Raoul Walsh. The picture involves a pair of embattled ...more
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Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond

Released: 1952

Directed by: Nicholas Ray

On Dangerous Ground is a 1951 film noir directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by John Houseman. The screenplay was written by A. I. Bezzerides based on the novel Mad with Much Heart, by Gerald ...more
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Ida Lupino, Martha Vickers, Alan Hale

Released: 1947

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

The Man I Love is a 1947 American film noir melodrama directed by Raoul Walsh, based on the novel Night Shift by Maritta M. Wolff, and starring Ida Lupino, Robert Alda and Bruce Bennett. The ...more
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Richard Widmark, Celeste Holm, Ida Lupino

Released: 1948

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Road House is a 1948 film noir drama directed by Jean Negulesco, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. The picture features Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, Richard Widmark, among ...more
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Claude Rains, Ida Lupino, Jean Gabin

Released: 1942

Directed by: Fritz Lang, Archie Mayo

Moontide is a 1942 American drama film noir directed by Archie Mayo and Fritz Lang, although Lang was uncredited when the film was released. The screenplay was written by John O'Hara and ...more
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Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

Released: 1939

Directed by: Alfred L. Werker

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a 1939 mystery-adventure film. It is a pastiche featuring the characters of the Sherlock Holmes series of books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film ...more

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Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Arthur Kennedy

Released: 1946

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Devotion is a 1946 American biographical film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Olivia de Havilland, and Sydney Greenstreet. Based on a story by Theodore ...more
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Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Rod Steiger

Released: 1955

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

The Big Knife is a 1955 film directed and produced by Robert Aldrich from a screenplay by James Poe based on the 1949 play by Clifford Odets. The film stars Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell ...more
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Vincent Price, George Sanders, Rhonda Fleming

Released: 1956

Directed by: Fritz Lang

While the City Sleeps is a 1956 film noir directed by Fritz Lang. Written by Casey Robinson, the newspaper drama was based on The Bloody Spur by Charles Einstein, which depicts the story of ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield

Released: 1941

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

The Sea Wolf is a 1941 American black-and-white film adaptation of Jack London's novel The Sea Wolf with Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, and John Garfield. The film was written by Robert Rossen ...more
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Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan

Released: 1943

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

The Hard Way is a 1943 Warner Bros. musical drama film directed by Vincent Sherman. The film was based on a story by Irwin Shaw which was reportedly based on Ginger Rogers' relationship with her ...more
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Ida Lupino, Evelyn Keyes, Louis Hayward

Released: 1941

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Ladies in Retirement is an American 1941 film noir directed by Charles Vidor, and starring Ida Lupino and Louis Hayward. It is based on a 1940 Broadway play of the same title by Reginald Denham ...more
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Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Olivia de Havilland

Released: 1943

Directed by: David Butler

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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Steve McQueen, Ida Lupino, Ben Johnson

Released: 1972

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Junior Bonner is a 1972 film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Steve McQueen, Joe Don Baker, Robert Preston and Ida Lupino. The film focuses on a veteran rodeo rider as he returns to his ...more
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Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Claude Rains

Released: 1943

Directed by: Victor Saville, Edmund Goulding, Herbert Wilcox, Robert Stevenson, René Clair, + more

Forever and a Day is a 1943 drama film, a collaborative effort employing seven directors/producers and 22 writers, including an uncredited Alfred Hitchcock, with an enormous cast of well-known
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Eddie Albert, Ida Lupino, John Garfield

Released: 1941

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Out of the Fog is a 1941 film noir directed by Anatole Litvak, starring John Garfield, Ida Lupino and Thomas Mitchell. The film was based on the play Gentle People by Irwin Shaw.
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Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Taylor Holmes

Released: 1952

Directed by: Harry Horner

Beware, My Lovely is a 1952 American suspense film starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan and Taylor Holmes. Directed by Harry Horner, the film is based on the 1950 play The Man by Mel Dinelli who ...more
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The Light that Failed Ida Lupino, Walter Huston, Ronald Colman

Released: 1939

Directed by: William A. Wellman

The Light That Failed is a 1939 drama film based on Rudyard Kipling's novel of the same name. It stars Ronald Colman as an artist who is going blind.
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Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien

Released: 1953

Directed by: Ida Lupino

The Bigamist is a 1953 film noir directed by and starring Ida Lupino. The film's other leads are Edmund O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Edmund Gwenn. It was written by Collier Young from a story by ...more
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Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Howard Duff

Released: 1955

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

"All right, it’s not really noir, but who can resist a good ol’ sleazy women-behind-bars saga, especially one with dishy dames like Jan Sterling, Cleo Moore, and Audrey Totter getting ...more
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John Mills, Ida Lupino, Felix Aylmer

Released: 1933

Directed by: Bernard Vorhaus

The Ghost Camera is a 1933 British mystery film directed by Bernard Vorhaus, starring Henry Kendall, Ida Lupino and John Mills, and based on "A Mystery Narrative", a short story by ...more
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Alan Arkin, Charles Durning, Ida Lupino

Released: 1973

Directed by: Vernon Zimmerman

Deadhead Miles is a 1973 comedy film written by Terrence Malick, Vernon Zimmerman and directed by Vernon Zimmerman.
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Strange Intruder Ida Lupino, Ann Harding, Edmund Purdom

Released: 1956

Directed by: Irving Rapper

Strange Intruder is a 1956 film directed by Irving Rapper. It stars Edmund Purdom and Ida Lupino.
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Ida Lupino, Dane Clark

Released: 1947

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Deep Valley is a 1947 drama starring Ida Lupino and Dane Clark, directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and released by Warner Bros. A young woman lives unhappily with her embittered parents in ...more