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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.

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

John Ford and Cecil B. DeMille are among those who directed Jean Arthur at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Jean Arthur movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Lillian Gish and Eleanor Parker too.

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The More the Merrier Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn The More the Merrier is a 1943 American comedy film made by Columbia Pictures which makes fun of the housing shortage during World War II, especially in Washington, D.C. The picture stars Jean ...more

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington James Stewart, Claude Rains, Jean Arthur Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film, starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, about one man's effect on American politics. It was directed by Frank Capra ...more

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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in her first featured role. Based on the 1935 short story Opera Hat ...more

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Only Angels Have Wings Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, based on a story written by Hawks. The film also marked the first major ...more

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Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name ...more

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The Talk of the Town Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Lloyd Bridges The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman, with a supporting cast featuring Edgar Buchanan and ...more

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You Can't Take It With You James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Ann Miller You Can't Take It With You is a 1938 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Capra and starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, and Edward Arnold. Adapted from the Pulitzer ...more

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The Whole Town's Talking Lucille Ball, Edward G. Robinson, Jean Arthur The Whole Town's Talking is a 1935 comedy film starring Edward G. Robinson as a law-abiding man who bears a striking resemblance to a killer, with Jean Arthur as his love interest. It was ...more

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Easy Living Ray Milland, Jean Arthur, William Demarest Easy Living is an American screwball comedy film, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Preston Sturges from a story by Vera Caspary, and starring Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, and Ray Milland. ...more

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A Foreign Affair Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur, Millard Mitchell A Foreign Affair is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, and John Lund. The screenplay by Wilder, Charles Brackett, and ...more

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The Plainsman Gary Cooper, Anthony Quinn, Jean Arthur The Plainsman is a 1936 American Western film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur. The film presents a highly fictionalized account of the adventures and ...more

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The Devil and Miss Jones Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn, William Demarest The Devil and Miss Jones is a 1941 comedy film starring Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn. Directed by Sam Wood and scripted by Norman Krasna, the film was the product of an independent ...more

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Arizona William Holden, Jean Arthur, Edgar Buchanan Arizona is a 1940 American Western film starring Jean Arthur, William Holden and Warren William. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles. Victor Young was nominated for the Academy Award for Original ...more

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Too Many Husbands Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray, Melvyn Douglas Too Many Husbands is a 1940 romantic comedy film about a woman who loses her husband in a boating accident and remarries, only to have her first spouse reappear—yet another variation on the 1864 ...more

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Party Wire Jean Arthur, Robert (Tex) Allen, Victor Jory Party Wire is a 1935 drama film starring Jean Arthur and Victor Jory. It was based on the novel of the same name by Bruce Manning. In a small town, an overhead conversation on a telephone party ...more

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History Is Made at Night Jean Arthur, Charles Boyer, Colin Clive History Is Made at Night is a 1937 romantic drama with elements of comedy and spectacle. It deals with a love triangle among a possessive shipping magnate, his beautiful wife, and a French ...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 star as a divorced couple who investigate a murder at a racetrack. This was the last film directed by ...more

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Public Hero No. 1 Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone Public Hero No. 1 is a black-and-white crime film released in 1935 by MGM. It stars Lionel Barrymore, Jean Arthur, Chester Morris, and Joseph Calleia. It was directed by J. Walter Ruben. The ...more

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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 a frustrated automobile executive and Jean Arthur as a young woman who talks him into posing as her ...more

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The Canary Murder Case Jean Arthur, William Powell, Louise Brooks The Canary Murder Case is a crime/mystery film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Malcolm St. Clair and Frank Tuttle. The screenplay was written by Willard Huntington Wright, Albert S. Le ...more

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Street of Chance Jean Arthur, William Powell, Kay Francis Street of Chance is a 1930 film directed by John Cromwell and starring William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis and Regis Toomey.

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Paramount on Parade Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Fay Wray Paramount on Parade is an all-star revue released by Paramount Pictures, directed by several directors including Edmund Goulding, Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Rowland V. Lee, A. Edward ...more

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A Lady Takes a Chance John Wayne, Jean Arthur, Phil Silvers A Lady Takes a Chance is a 1943 American romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and starring Jean Arthur and John Wayne. Written by Robert Ardrey and based on a story by Jo Swerling, ...more

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Whirlpool Jean Arthur, Jack Holt, Donald Cook Whirlpool is a drama film directed by Roy William Neill, starring Jack Holt and Jean Arthur. Buck Rankin, a carnival owner is convicted of manslaughter for the death of a man killed in a fight.

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Adventure in Manhattan Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea Adventure in Manhattan is a 1936 American comedy thriller film made by Columbia Pictures, and was directed by Edward Ludwig. The screenplay was written by Sidney Buchman, Harry Sauber, Jack ...more

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Diamond Jim Cesar Romero, Jean Arthur, William Demarest Diamond Jim is a 1935 biographical film based on the published biography Diamond Jim Brady by Parker Morell. It follows the life of legendary entrepreneur James Buchanan Brady, including his ...more

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The Saturday Night Kid Jean Harlow, Jean Arthur, Clara Bow The Saturday Night Kid is an early talking romantic comedy film about two sisters and the man they both want. It stars Clara Bow, Jean Arthur, James Hall, and in her first credited role, Jean ...more

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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The Silver Horde Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Blanche Sweet The Silver Horde is a 1930 romantic drama film starring Joel McCrea, in his second leading role, as a fisherman torn between two women, played by Evelyn Brent and Jean Arthur. Directed by George ...more

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The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton, Warner Oland The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu is a 1929 film starring Warner Oland as Dr. Fu Manchu. It was the first Fu Manchu film of the talkie era. It was very loosely based on the novel, The Mystery of Dr. ...more

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Brotherly Love Jean Arthur, Karl Dane, Marcia Harris Brotherly Love is 1928 comedy drama film written by Earl Baldwin, Robert E. Hopkins, Lew Lipton and Patterson Margoni and directed by Charles Reisner.

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Stairs of Sand Jean Arthur, Wallace Beery, Chester Conklin Stairs of Sand is a 1929 silent film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Otto Brower, and written by Agnes Brand Leahy, Sam Mintz and J. Walter Ruben, based on novel by Zane Grey.

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Danger Lights Jean Arthur, Robert Edeson, Robert Armstrong Danger Lights is a 1930 American drama film, directed by George B. Seitz, from a screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman. It stars Louis Wolheim, Robert Armstrong, and Jean Arthur. The plot ...more

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The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu Jean Arthur, Neil Hamilton, Warner Oland The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu is the second of three films starring Warner Oland as the fiendish Fu Manchu, who returns from apparent death in the previous movie to seek revenge on those he holds ...more

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The Mad Racer Jean Arthur, Earle Fox, Florence Gilbert The Mad Racer was a 1926 short comedy silent film directed by Philadelphian director, Benjamin Stoloff. The film starred Earle Foxe and Florence Gilbert.

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The Past of Mary Holmes Jean Arthur, Rochelle Hudson, J. Carrol Naish The Past of Mary Holmes is a 1933 drama film directed by Slavko Vorkapich and Harlan Thompson, and released by RKO Pictures. The film is a remake of the silent film The Goose Woman, which is ...more

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The Masked Menace Jean Arthur, William Bailey, Thomas Holding The Masked Menace is a 1927 American drama film serial directed by Arch Heath and mostly filmed in Berlin, New Hampshire. It was adapted from the story "Still Face" by pulp writer ...more

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The Public Menace Jean Arthur, George Murphy, Douglass Dumbrille The Public Menace is a 1935 American black-and-white romantic drama film starring Jean Arthur, George Murphy and Douglass Dumbrille. A newspaper reporter keeps losing and regaining his job due ...more