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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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    12

    The Awful Truth

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne
    The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot...  more
  • 2
    72
    15

    I Remember Mama

    Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes
    I Remember Mama is a 1948 American drama film directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by...  more
  • 3
    62
    9

    Love Affair

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer
    Love Affair is a 1939 American romantic film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer and...  more
  • 4
    78
    29

    My Favourite Wife

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne
    My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and...  more
  • 5
    56
    15

    Life with Father

    Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne
    Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a...  more
  • 6
    70
    31

    Penny Serenade

    Cary Grant, Irene Dunne
    Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and...  more
  • 7
    52
    15

    Theodora Goes Wild

    Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas
    Theodora Goes Wild is a 1936 American romantic comedy film that tells the story of a small...  more
  • 8
    39
    11

    The White Cliffs of Dover

    Irene Dunne, Roddy McDowall
    The White Cliffs of Dover is a 1944 film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Clarence...  more
  • 9
    38
    10

    A Guy Named Joe

    Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne
    A Guy Named Joe is a 1943 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Victor Fleming,...  more
  • 10
    41
    14

    Show Boat

    Irene Dunne, Paul Robeson
    Show Boat is a 1936 film. Directed by James Whale, it is based on the musical Show Boat by...  more

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  • 11
    33
    7

    Anna and the King of Siam

    Rex Harrison, Irene Dunne
    Anna and the King of Siam is a 1946 drama film directed by John Cromwell. An adaptation of the...  more
  • 12
    35
    10

    Roberta

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

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    21
    5

    Together Again

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer
    Together Again is 1944 comedy romance film based on the story by Stanley Russell and Herbert...  more
  • 14
    30
    15

    Back Street

    Irene Dunne, John Boles
    Back Street is a 1932 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by John M. Stahl, and produced...  more
  • 15
    22
    9

    The Mudlark

    Alec Guinness, Irene Dunne
    The Mudlark is a 1950 film made in Britain by 20th Century Fox. It is a fictional account of...  more
  • 16
    14
    2

    Unfinished Business

    Irene Dunne, Robert Montgomery
    Unfinished Business is a 1941 romantic comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava....  more
  • 17
    19
    8

    When Tomorrow Comes

    Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer
    When Tomorrow Comes is a 1939 romantic drama film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. A...  more
  • 18
    26
    18

    Magnificent Obsession

    Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor
    Magnificent Obsession is a 1935 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Lloyd C....  more
  • 19
    17
    6

    Over 21

    Irene Dunne, Charles Coburn
    Over 21 is a 1945 comedy film about a wife who supports her husband's decision to enlist in...  more
  • 20
    17
    9

    Stingaree

    Irene Dunne, Richard Dix
    Stingaree is a musical film directed by William A. Wellman released by RKO Radio Pictures in...  more
  • 21
    14
    6

    The Secret of Madame Blanche

    Irene Dunne, Lionel Atwill
    The Secret of Madame Blanche is a 1933 film written by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and...  more
  • 22
    13
    7

    The Silver Cord

    Irene Dunne, Joel McCrea
    The Silver Cord is a Pre code film produced and released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by...  more
  • 23
    10
    2

    Lady in a Jam

    Irene Dunne
    Lady in a Jam is a film directed by Gregory La Cava released on Jun 19, 1942....  more
  • 24
    16
    10

    Never a Dull Moment

    Natalie Wood, Irene Dunne
    Never a Dull Moment is a 1950 RKO comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray. The...  more
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    9
    2

    Bachelor Apartment

    Irene Dunne, Bess Flowers
    Bachelor Apartment is a 1931 RKO comedy/romance film directed by and starring Lowell Sherman...  more