The Best Jean Harlow Movies

List Rules
Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like Three Wise Girls and The Saturday Night Kid.

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

If Jean Harlow movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Cary Grant and Paul Newman too.

list ordered by
  • Though magazine publisher Van Stanhope (Clark Gable) and his wife, Linda (Myrna Loy), are contentedly married, Van's meddling mother (May Robson) doesn't trust his attractive young secretary, Helen ...more
  • Film starlet Lola Burns (Jean Harlow) is tired of her money-grubbing father (Frank Morgan) and her scandal-chasing publicist E.J. "Space" Hanlon (Lee Tracy). After being unable to adopt a child due ...more
  • Leaving Missouri to find a wealthy husband in New York City, Eadie Chapman (Jean Harlow) becomes a chorus girl and soon entertains at the lavish home of millionaire Frank Cousins (Lewis Stone). ...more
  • When earthy prostitute Vantine (Jean Harlow) arrives at Dennis Carson's (Clark Gable) rubber plantation in Indochina, she initiates a steamy affair with the rugged foreman, but is sent packing when ...more
  • In this comedic drama, an ambitious New York socialite plans an extravagant dinner party as her businessman husband, Oliver (Lionel Barrymore), contends with financial woes, causing a lot of tension ...more
  • Red-Headed Woman is a 1932 American romantic comedy film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, based on a novel of the same name by Katherine Brush, and with a screenplay by Anita Loos. It was directed ...more
  • China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The oceangoing ...more
  • Petty crook Eddie Hall (Clark Gable) ducks into a random apartment to hide from police and ends up falling for its resident, bombshell Ruby Adams (Jean Harlow). Hall and his accomplice, Slim (Garry ...more
  • When a major newspaper accuses wealthy socialite Connie Allenbury (Myrna Loy) of being a home-wrecker, and she files a multi-million-dollar libel lawsuit, the publication's frazzled head editor, ...more
  • Saratoga is a 1937 American romantic comedy film written by Anita Loos and directed by Jack Conway. The movie stars Clark Gable and Jean Harlow in their sixth and final film collaboration, and ...more
  • Capt. Jim Fitzpatrick (Walter Huston) is a principled family man, but when it comes to his job with the police in Prohibition-era Chicago, he's a vicious and violent crusader for justice. When mob ...more
  • As World War I breaks out in Europe, Roy (James Hall) and Monte (Ben Lyon), two brothers studying at Oxford University, enlist in the Royal Flying Corps to fight for queen and country, while their ...more
  • Raymond Dabney (Robert Taylor) returns to his wealthy family after a short jail stint for robbery, to the chagrin of his brother, Claude (Reginald Owen), who is set to marry Crystal Wetherby (Jean ...more
  • Double Whoopee is a 1929 Hal Roach Studios silent short comedy starring Laurel and Hardy. It was shot during February 1929 and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on May 18 of that year.
  • Reckless is a 1935 American musical film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, William Powell and Franchot Tone. David O. Selznick wrote the story, using the pseudonym Oliver Jeffries, ...more
  • Platinum Blonde is a 1931 American romantic comedy motion picture starring Jean Harlow, Robert Williams, and Loretta Young. The film was written by Jo Swerling and directed by Frank Capra. Platinum ...more
  • Goldie is a 1931 black-and-white romantic comedy film. The script was written by Paul Perez and Gene Towne, and directed by Benjamin Stoloff. It was made before the Hays Code was rigidly enforced. It ...more
  • The Secret Six is a fast-paced 1931 American Pre-Code crime film starring Wallace Beery as "Slaughterhouse Scorpio", a character very loosely based on Al Capone, and featuring Lewis Stone, John Mack ...more
  • Iron Man is a 1931 American sport drama film directed by Tod Browning and starring Lew Ayres, Robert Armstrong and Jean Harlow. In 1951, Universal remade the film with Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes and ...more
  • Dutch (Spencer Tracy) is a fisherman, and Hattie (Jean Harlow) works at the cannery in a small town on the California coast. The two get married, but Dutch's union activities backfire and the couple ...more
  • Two young Chicago hoodlums, Tom Powers (James Cagney) and Matt Doyle (Eddie Woods), rise up from their poverty-stricken slum life to become petty thieves, bootleggers and cold-blooded killers. But ...more
  • Bacon Grabbers is a 1929 silent comedy short starring Laurel and Hardy.
  • Fed up with her tiny hometown, the lovely Cassie Barnes (Jean Harlow) packs up and splits for New York City, where she rooms with her pal Dot (Marie Prevost). Cassie takes a series of disappointing ...more
  • 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 Harlow. ...more
  • When American showgirl Suzy (Jean Harlow) finds herself in London without work, she plans to leave her career behind and find a rich husband. Instead, she falls for brilliant but broke inventor Terry ...more