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The Best Joan Bennett Movies  

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Thirty-Day Princess and Arizona to Broadway.

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

Joan Bennett was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Hal Roach, Fritz Lang and Otto Preminger.

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Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea
Scarlet Street is a 1945 American film noir directed by Fritz Lang about a middle-aged painter who is seduced by a woman and paints her a portrait, only to come across that she's using him for ...more
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Joan Bennett, Shepperd Strudwick, Geraldine Brooks
The Reckless Moment is a 1949 American film noir melodrama directed by Max Ophüls, produced by Walter Wanger, and released by Columbia Pictures with Burnett Guffey as cinematographer. ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey
The Woman in the Window is a 1944 film noir directed by Fritz Lang that tells the story of psychology professor Richard Wanley who meets and becomes enamored of a young femme fatale. Based on J. ...more
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Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford
The Woman on the Beach is a 1947 film noir directed by Jean Renoir, released by RKO Radio Pictures, and starring Robert Ryan, Joan Bennett, and Charles Bickford.
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Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding. The movie stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Edna May Oliver
Little Women is a 1933 American drama film directed by George Cukor and starring Katharine Hepburn and Joan Bennett. The screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason and Victor Heerman is based on the classic ...more
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George Sanders, Roddy McDowall, Joan Bennett
Man Hunt is a 1941 American thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Walter Pidgeon and Joan Bennett. It is based on the 1939 novel Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household and is set just ...more
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Peter Cushing, Joan Bennett, Albert Dekker
The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1939 American film very loosely adapted from the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the ...more
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Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett
The Macomber Affair is a 1947 movie set in British East Africa concerning a fatal triangle involving a frustrated wife, a weak husband, and the professional hunter who comes between them. The ...more
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Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Natalie Schafer
Secret Beyond the Door is a 1948 psychological thriller and modern updating of the Bluebeard fairytale, directed by Fritz Lang, produced by Lang's Diana Productions, and released by Universal ...more
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Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, Udo Kier
Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento. The film stars Jessica Harper as an ...more
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Joan Bennett, Paul Henreid, John Qualen
Hollow Triumph is a 1948 American film noir directed by Steve Sekely and starring Paul Henreid and Joan Bennett. It was released by Eagle-Lion Films, based on the 1946 novel of the same title ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett
Father's Little Dividend is a 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor. The movie is the sequel to Father of the Bride. ...more
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Joan Bennett, George Arliss, David Torrence
Disraeli is a 1929 American historical film directed by Alfred E. Green, released by Warner Brothers, and adapted by Julien Josephson and De Leon Anthony from the 1911 play Disraeli by Louis N. ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Basil Rathbone
We're No Angels is a 1955 Christmas comedy film starring an ensemble cast of Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett, Basil Rathbone, and Leo G. Carroll. Shot in both VistaVision ...more
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Joan Bennett, George Raft, Billie Burke
She Couldn't Take It is a 1935 comedy film made at Columbia Pictures, directed by Tay Garnett, written by C. Graham Baker, Gene Towne and Oliver H.P. Garrett, and starring George Raft and Joan ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Joan Bennett, Charles Boyer
Private Worlds is a drama film which tells the story of the staff and patients at a mental hospital, and the chief of the hospital who has problems dealing with a female psychiatrist. The film ...more
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Joan Blondell, Joan Bennett, Clifton Webb
For Heaven's Sake is a 1950 fantasy film starring Clifton Webb as an angel trying to save the marriage of a couple played by Joan Bennett and Robert Cummings. It was adapted from the play May We ...more
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Bing Crosby, Joan Bennett, Thelma Todd
Two for Tonight is a 1935 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Bing Crosby, Joan Bennett, and Mary Boland. Based on the play Two for Tonight by J. O. Lief and Max ...more
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Joan Bennett, Penny Singleton, Jerome Cowan
Walter Wanger's Vogues of 1938 is a 1937 musical comedy film produced by Walter Wanger and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Irving Cummings, written by Bella Spewack and Sam ...more
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Joan Bennett, Bess Flowers, James Gleason
Puttin' On the Ritz is a musical film, directed by Edward Sloman and starred Harry Richman, Joan Bennett, and James Gleason. The screenplay was written by James Gleason and William K. Wells, ...more
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Vincent Price, George Sanders, Douglas Fairbanks
Green Hell is a 1940 jungle adventure film directed by James Whale with photography by Karl Freund. The cast includes Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joan Bennett, John Howard, George Sanders, Alan Hale, ...more
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Joan Bennett, Ronald Colman, Lawrence Grant
Bulldog Drummond is a crime film in which Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond helps a beautiful young woman in distress. The film stars Ronald Colman as the title character, Claud Allister, ...more
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Joan Bennett, George Raft, Vivian Blaine
Nob Hill is a 1945 technicolor film about a Barbary Coast saloon keeper starring George Raft and Joan Bennett. Part musical and part drama, the movie was directed by Henry Hathaway.
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Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns
Me and My Gal is a 1932 American motion picture drama and romantic comedy starring Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett, directed by Raoul Walsh, and released by the Fox Film Corporation. The film ...more