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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Irene Dunne movies?" and "What are the greatest Irene Dunne roles of all time?"

Irene Dunne was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Claudette Colbert and Rosalind Russell in terms of fame and success.

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Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy
The Awful Truth is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. The plot concerns the machinations of a soon-to-be-divorced couple, played by Dunne and Grant, who go to ...more

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Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Cedric Hardwicke

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Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott
My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and directed by Garson Kanin. The picture stars Irene Dunne as a woman who returns to her husband and children ...more

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Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan
Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and Edgar Buchanan. The picture was directed by George Stevens, written by Martha Cheavens and Morrie ...more

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Irene Dunne, Melvyn Douglas, Thomas Mitchell
Theodora Goes Wild is a 1936 American romantic comedy film that tells the story of a small town which is incensed by a risqué novel, little knowing that it was written under a pseudonym ...more

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Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya
Love Affair is a 1939 American romantic film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer and featuring Maria Ouspenskaya. It was directed by Leo McCarey and written by Delmer Daves and Donald Ogden ...more

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Rex Harrison, Irene Dunne, Lee J. Cobb
Anna and the King of Siam is a 1946 drama film directed by John Cromwell. An adaptation of the 1944 novel of the same name by Margaret Landon, it was based on the fictionalized diaries of Anna ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Irene Dunne, William Powell
Life with Father is a 1947 American comedy film. It tells the true story of Clarence Day, a stockbroker who wants to be master of his house, but finds his wife and his children ignoring him, ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Esther Williams
A Guy Named Joe is a 1943 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Everett Riskin, from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan ...more

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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire
Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. It was an adaptation of a 1933 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was ...more

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Irene Dunne, Roddy McDowall, Van Johnson
The White Cliffs of Dover is a 1944 film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown and Sidney Franklin. The screenplay was by Claudine West, Jan ...more

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Irene Dunne, Paul Robeson, Hattie McDaniel
Show Boat is a 1936 film. Directed by James Whale, it is based on the musical Show Boat by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, which the team adapted from the Show Boat by Edna Ferber. In 1929 ...more

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Irene Dunne, John Boles
Back Street is a 1932 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by John M. Stahl, and produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. The screenplay was written by Gladys Lehman and based on the novel by Fannie ...more

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Irene Dunne, Robert Taylor, nm0871546
Magnificent Obsession is a 1935 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Lloyd C. Douglas. The film was adapted by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, and George O'Neil, directed by John M. ...more

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Alec Guinness, Irene Dunne, Finlay Currie
The Mudlark is a 1950 film made in Britain by 20th Century Fox. It is a fictional account of how Queen Victoria was eventually brought out of her mourning for her dead husband, Prince Albert. It ...more

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Irene Dunne, Edna May Oliver, Richard Dix
Cimarron is a 1931 Pre-Code Western film directed by Wesley Ruggles, starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne, and featuring Estelle Taylor and Roscoe Ates. The Oscar winning script was written by ...more

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Irene Dunne, Dorothy Lamour, Randolph Scott
High, Wide, and Handsome is a 1937 American musical film starring Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Alan Hale, Sr., Charles Bickford, and Dorothy Lamour. The 110-minute movie was directed by Rouben ...more

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Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn
Together Again is 1944 comedy romance film based on the story by Stanley Russell and Herbert J. Biberman, written by Virginia Van Upp and F. Hugh Herbert, and directed by Charles Vidor.

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The Silver Cord Irene Dunne, Joel McCrea, Laura Hope Crews
The Silver Cord is a Pre code film produced and released by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by John Cromwell, and based on a 1926 Broadway play, The Silver Cord by Sidney Howard, that starred Laura ...more

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Irene Dunne, Lionel Atwill, John Boles
The Age of Innocence is an American drama film directed by Philip Moeller and starring Irene Dunne, John Boles and Lionel Atwill. The film is an adaptation of the novel The Age of Innocence by ...more

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Natalie Wood, Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray
Never a Dull Moment is a 1950 RKO comedy film starring Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray. The film is based on the 1943 book Who Could Ask For Anything More? by Kay Swift.

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Lucille Ball, Irene Dunne, Douglas Fairbanks
Joy of Living is a 1938 film starring Irene Dunne and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. with supporting performances from Alice Brady, Guy Kibbee, Jean Dixon, Eric Blore and Lucille Ball. It features the ...more

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Irene Dunne, Charles Coburn, Bess Flowers
Over 21 is a 1945 comedy film about a wife who supports her husband's decision to enlist in the army for World War II over the objections of his boss. It was based on the play of the same name ...more

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Irene Dunne, Richard Dix, Mary Boland
Stingaree is a musical film directed by William A. Wellman released by RKO Radio Pictures in 1934. The movie was based on a story by Ernest William Hornung, which was published in 1905. Set in ...more

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Irene Dunne, Walter Huston, Edna May Oliver
Ann Vickers is a 1933 drama/romance film written by Sinclair Lewis and Jane Murfin and directed by John Cromwell.