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The Best Jean Arthur Movies

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

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

List contains films like Diamond Jim and The Canary Murder Case.

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    The More the Merrier

    Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea
    The More the Merrier is a 1943 American comedy film made by Columbia Pictures which makes fun...  more
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    12

    Arizona

    William Holden, Jean Arthur
    Arizona is a 1940 American Western film starring Jean Arthur, William Holden and Warren...  more
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    22

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    James Stewart, Claude Rains
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film, starring James...  more
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    18

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Frank Capra,...  more
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    63
    13

    The Talk of the Town

    Cary Grant, Jean Arthur
    The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring...  more
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    67
    17

    Shane

    Jack Palance, Jean Arthur
    Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed...  more

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    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford

    Jean Arthur, William Powell
    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford is a 1936 American comedy-mystery film. William Powell and Jean Arthur...  more
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    60
    16

    Only Angels Have Wings

    Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant
    Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring...  more
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    68
    23

    You Can't Take It With You

    James Stewart, Jean Arthur
    You Can't Take It With You is a 1938 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra and...  more

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    52
    12

    The Devil and Miss Jones

    Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn
    The Devil and Miss Jones is a 1941 comedy film starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn....  more
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    43
    7

    If You Could Only Cook

    Jean Arthur, Herbert Marshall
    If You Could Only Cook is a screwball comedy of mistaken identity starring Herbert Marshall as...  more
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    47
    15

    Easy Living

    Ray Milland, Jean Arthur
    Easy Living is an American screwball comedy film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by...  more
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    41
    9

    The Whole Town's Talking

    Lucille Ball, Edward G. Robinson
    The Whole Town's Talking is a 1935 comedy film starring Edward G. Robinson as a law-abiding...  more
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    43
    13

    A Foreign Affair

    Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur
    A Foreign Affair is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring...  more
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    30
    3

    Whirlpool

    Jean Arthur, Jack Holt
    Whirlpool is a drama film directed by Roy William Neill, starring Jack Holt and Jean Arthur....  more
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    30
    3

    Party Wire

    Jean Arthur, Robert (Tex) Allen
    Party Wire is a 1935 drama film starring Jean Arthur and Victor Jory. It was based on the...  more
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    30
    8

    Too Many Husbands

    Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray
    Too Many Husbands is a 1940 romantic comedy film about a woman who loses her husband in a...  more
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    5
    2

    The Masked Menace

    Jean Arthur, William Bailey
    The Masked Menace is a 1927 American drama film serial directed by Arch Heath and mostly...  more
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    28
    6

    Public Hero No. 1

    Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore
    Public Hero No. 1 is a black-and-white crime film released in 1935 by MGM. It stars Lionel...  more
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    21
    3

    The Silver Horde

    Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea
    The Silver Horde is a 1930 romantic drama film starring Joel McCrea, in his second leading...  more
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    18
    2

    The Saturday Night Kid

    Jean Harlow, Jean Arthur
    The Saturday Night Kid is an early talking romantic comedy film about two sisters and the man...  more
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    20
    4

    Diamond Jim

    Cesar Romero, Jean Arthur
    Diamond Jim is a 1935 biographical film based on the published biography Diamond Jim Brady by...  more
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    23
    9

    The Plainsman

    Gary Cooper, Anthony Quinn
    The Plainsman is a 1936 American Western film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary...  more
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    23
    9

    History Is Made at Night

    Jean Arthur, Charles Boyer
    History Is Made at Night is a 1937 romantic drama with elements of comedy and spectacle. It...  more
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    20
    5

    A Lady Takes a Chance

    John Wayne, Jean Arthur
    A Lady Takes a Chance is a 1943 American romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter...  more