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The Best Irene Dunne Movies

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

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

This list includes Stingaree, Together Again and more films.

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  • 1
    The Awful Truth
    83
    11

    The Awful Truth

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne

    Released1937

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    I Remember Mama
    75
    14

    I Remember Mama

    Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes

    Released1948

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    I Remember Mama is a 1948 American drama film directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    My Favourite Wife
    71
    13

    My Favourite Wife

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne

    Released1940

    Directed byGarson Kanin

    My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 4
    Together Again
    49
    6

    Together Again

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer

    Released1944

    Directed byCharles Vidor

    Together Again is 1944 comedy romance film based on the story by Stanley Russell and Herbert... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Theodora Goes Wild
    51
    15

    Theodora Goes Wild

    Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas

    Released1936

    Directed byRichard Boleslawski

    Theodora Goes Wild is a 1936 American romantic comedy film that tells the story of a small... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Penny Serenade
    68
    31

    Penny Serenade

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne

    Released1941

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Love Affair
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    26

    Love Affair

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer

    Released1939

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    Love Affair is a 1939 American romantic film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Stingaree
    40
    8

    Stingaree

    Irene Dunne, Richard Dix

    Released1934

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Stingaree is a musical film directed by William A. Wellman released by RKO Radio Pictures in... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    When Tomorrow Comes
    39
    9

    When Tomorrow Comes

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    When Tomorrow Comes is a 1939 romantic drama film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. A... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    Anna and the King of Siam
    36
    7

    Anna and the King of Siam

    Rex Harrison, Irene Dunne

    Released1946

    Directed byJohn Cromwell

    Anna and the King of Siam is a 1946 drama film directed by John Cromwell. An adaptation of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Secret of Madame Blanche
    35
    7

    The Secret of Madame Blanche

    Irene Dunne, Lionel Atwill

    Released1933

    Directed byCharles Brabin

    The Secret of Madame Blanche is a 1933 film written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    A Guy Named Joe
    36
    9

    A Guy Named Joe

    Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne

    Released1943

    Directed byVictor Fleming

    A Guy Named Joe is a 1943 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Victor Fleming,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    High, Wide, and Handsome
    37
    11

    High, Wide, and Handsome

    Irene Dunne, Dorothy Lamour

    Released1937

    Directed byRouben Mamoulian

    High, Wide, and Handsome is a 1937 American musical film starring Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Roberta
    36
    9

    Roberta

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

    Released1935

    Directed byWilliam A. Seiter

    Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Show Boat
    39
    15

    Show Boat

    Irene Dunne, Paul Robeson

    Released1936

    Directed byJames Whale

    Show Boat is a 1936 film. Directed by James Whale, it is based on the musical Show Boat by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 16
    Lady in a Jam
    23
    2

    Lady in a Jam

    Irene Dunne

    Released1942

    Directed byGregory La Cava

    Lady in a Jam is a film directed by Gregory La Cava released on Jun 19, 1942.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Bachelor Apartment
    23
    2

    Bachelor Apartment

    Irene Dunne, Bess Flowers

    Released1931

    Directed byLowell Sherman

    Bachelor Apartment is a 1931 RKO comedy/romance film directed by and starring Lowell Sherman... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    It Grows on Trees
    32
    12

    It Grows on Trees

    Irene Dunne, Dean Jagger

    Released1952

    Directed byArthur Lubin

    It Grows on Trees is a 1952 fantasy comedy film starring Irene Dunne in her final screen role.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    If I Were Free
    21
    2

    If I Were Free

    Irene Dunne, Nils Asther

    Released1933

    Directed byElliott Nugent

    If I Were Free is a 1933 film written by John Van Druten and Dwight Taylor and directed by...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Life with Father
    55
    42

    Life with Father

    Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne

    Released1947

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    This Man Is Mine
    24
    7

    This Man Is Mine

    Irene Dunne

    Released1934

    Directed byJohn Cromwell

    This Man is Mine is a 1934 American film directed by John Cromwell and starring Irene Dunne.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    The Mudlark
    22
    5

    The Mudlark

    Alec Guinness, Irene Dunne

    Released1950

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    The Mudlark is a 1950 film made in Britain by 20th Century Fox. It is a fictional account of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    The Stolen Jools
    26
    10

    The Stolen Jools

    Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1931

    Directed byWilliam C. McGann

    The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Back Street
    30
    15

    Back Street

    Irene Dunne, John Boles

    Released1932

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl

    Back Street is a 1932 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by John M. Stahl, and produced... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Cimarron
    25
    12

    Cimarron

    Irene Dunne, Edna May Oliver

    Released1931

    Directed byWesley Ruggles

    Cimarron is a 1931 Pre-Code Western film directed by Wesley Ruggles, starring Richard Dix and... more on Wikipedia

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