The Best Joan Crawford Movies

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

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

This list is made up of films like Our Modern Maidens and The Best of Everything.

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

If you're a fan of Joan Crawford, then check out our lists of the best Mae West and Jean Harlow movies as well.

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  • Mildred Pierce
    1
    Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Ann Blyth
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • The Women
    2
    Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Possessed
    3
    Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt
  • Daisy Kenyon
    4
    Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
  • Sudden Fear
    5
    Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: David Miller
  • The Damned Don't Cry!
    6
    Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Vincent Sherman
  • Grand Hotel
    7
    Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Edmund Goulding
  • Harriet Craig
    8
    Joan Crawford, Wendell Corey, Lucile Watson
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Vincent Sherman
  • Strait-Jacket
    9
    Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: William Castle
  • Flamingo Road
    10
    Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
    11
    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Robert Aldrich
  • Female on the Beach
    12
    Joan Crawford, Jeff Chandler, Jan Sterling
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Joseph Pevney
  • Humoresque
    13
    Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Oscar Levant
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Jean Negulesco
  • Autumn Leaves
    14
    Joan Crawford, Cliff Robertson, Vera Miles
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Robert Aldrich
  • Johnny Guitar
    15
    Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • Possessed
    16
    Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Wallace Ford
    • Released: 1931
    • Directed by: Clarence Brown
  • Strange Cargo
    17
    Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Ian Hunter
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Frank Borzage
  • Rain
    18
    Joan Crawford, Walter Huston, William Gargan
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Lewis Milestone
  • Sadie McKee
    19
    Joan Crawford, Edward Arnold, Gene Raymond
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Clarence Brown
  • A Woman's Face
    20
    Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Dancing Lady
    21
    Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
  • Letty Lynton
    22
    Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Nils Asther
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Clarence Brown
  • Queen Bee
    23
    Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Betsy Palmer
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Ranald MacDougall
  • The Unknown
    24
    Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: Tod Browning
  • Torch Song
    25
    Joan Crawford, Gig Young, Harry Morgan
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Charles Walters