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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?"

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    Montana Moon

    Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown

    Released1930

    Released1930

    Directed byMalcolm St. Clair

    Directed byMalcolm St. Clair

    Montana Moon is a 1930 Pre-Code comedy, drama, musical, western film starring Joan Crawford, Johnny Mack Brown, and Ricardo Cortez. The film focuses on the budding relationship between a city girl...  more
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    The Ice Follies of 1939

    James Stewart, Joan Crawford

    Released1939

    Released1939

    Directed byReinhold Schünzel

    Directed byReinhold Schünzel

    The Ice Follies of 1939 is a 1939 American musical drama film directed by Reinhold Schünzel, and starring Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Lew Ayres and Lewis Stone. Using a show business backdrop, and...  more
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    Today We Live

    Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper

    Released1933

    Released1933

    Directed byHoward Hawks, Richard Rosson

    Directed byHoward Hawks, Richard Rosson

    Today We Live is a 1933 American romance drama film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young and Franchot Tone. Based on the story Turnabout by...  more
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    The Gorgeous Hussy

    James Stewart, Joan Crawford

    Released1936

    Released1936

    Directed byClarence Brown

    Directed byClarence Brown

    The Gorgeous Hussy is a 1936 period film directed by Clarence Brown, and starring Joan Crawford and Robert Taylor. The screenplay was written by Stephen Morehouse Avery and Ainsworth Morgan, which...  more
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    Love on the Run

    Clark Gable, Joan Crawford

    Released1936

    Released1936

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    Love on the Run is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, and Clark Gable in a story about rival newspaper correspondents assigned to cover the marriage of a...  more
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    Chained

    Clark Gable, Joan Crawford

    Released1934

    Released1934

    Directed byClarence Brown

    Directed byClarence Brown

    Chained is a 1934 motion picture directed by Clarence Brown, starring Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, with supporting performances by Otto Kruger and Stuart Erwin. The screenplay was written by John...  more
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    Berserk!

    Joan Crawford, Diana Dors

    Released1967

    Released1967

    Directed byJim O'Connolly

    Directed byJim O'Connolly

    Berserk! is a 1967 British Technicolor thriller film starring Joan Crawford, Ty Hardin, and Judy Geeson in a macabre mother-daughter tale about a circus plagued with murders. The screenplay was...  more
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    The Stolen Jools

    Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1931

    Released1931

    Directed byWilliam C. McGann

    Directed byWilliam C. McGann

    The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. The stars appeared in the film, distributed by...  more
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    Old Clothes

    Joan Crawford, Jackie Coogan

    Released1925

    Released1925

    Directed byEdward F. Cline

    Directed byEdward F. Cline

    Old Clothes is a 1925 American silent drama film, starring Jackie Coogan and Joan Crawford. This was the first film in which Crawford was credited with her new name — Joan Crawford. She had been...  more
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    The Bride Wore Red

    Joan Crawford, Robert Young

    Released1937

    Released1937

    Directed byDorothy Arzner

    Directed byDorothy Arzner

    The Bride Wore Red is a 1937 film, directed by Dorothy Arzner, and starring Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, Robert Young and Billie Burke. It was based on the unproduced play The Bride from Trieste by...  more
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    Reunion in France

    John Wayne, Ava Gardner

    Released1942

    Released1942

    Directed byJules Dassin

    Directed byJules Dassin

    Reunion in France is a 1942 American Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film starring Joan Crawford, John Wayne, and Phillip Dorn in a story about a woman in occupied France who, learning her well-heeled lover has...  more
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    Tramp, Tramp, Tramp

    Joan Crawford, Harry Langdon

    Released1926

    Released1926

    Directed byHarry Edwards

    Directed byHarry Edwards

    Tramp, Tramp, Tramp is an American comedy silent film directed by Harry Edwards. It features Harry Langdon and Joan Crawford....  more
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    The Karate Killers

    Joan Crawford, Robert Vaughn

    Released1967

    Released1967

    Directed byBarry Shear

    Directed byBarry Shear

    The Karate Killers is a 1967 feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s third season two-part episode "The Five Daughters Affair." The episodes were originally broadcast in the United...  more
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    Trog

    Joan Crawford, Michael Gough

    Released1970

    Released1970

    Directed byFreddie Francis

    Directed byFreddie Francis

    Trog is a 1970 science fiction horror film starring Joan Crawford in a story about the discovery of a living trogolodyte. The screenplay was written by Peter Bryan, John Gilling, and Aben Kandel, and...  more
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    The Circle

    Joan Crawford, Eugenie Besserer

    Released1925

    Released1925

    Directed byFrank Borzage

    Directed byFrank Borzage

    The Circle is a 1925 silent film directed by Frank Borzage. The film stars Eleanor Boardman, Malcolm McGregor, Alec B. Francis and Joan Crawford on an early role. It is written by Kenneth B. Clarke...  more
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    Our Blushing Brides

    Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery

    Released1930

    Released1930

    Directed byHarry Beaumont

    Directed byHarry Beaumont

    Our Blushing Brides is a 1930 American Pre-Code society comedy/romantic melodrama directed and produced by Harry Beaumont, and starring Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery, Anita Page, and Dorothy...  more
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    Untamed

    Joan Crawford, Robert Montgomery

    Released1929

    Released1929

    Directed byJack Conway

    Directed byJack Conway

    Untamed is a 1929 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama/comedy/romance motion picture starring Joan Crawford and Robert Montgomery. Others in the cast include Ernest Torrence, Holmes Herbert, Gwen Lee, and Lloyd...  more
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    Winners of the Wilderness

    Joan Crawford, Tim McCoy

    Released1927

    Released1927

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    Winners of the Wilderness is a MGM silent film, directed by W.S. Van Dyke, and starring Tim McCoy and Joan Crawford. In this costume drama, set during the French-Indian War, Rene Contrecouer, the...  more
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    Dream of Love

    Joan Crawford, Nils Asther

    Released1928

    Released1928

    Directed byFred Niblo

    Directed byFred Niblo

    Dream of Love was a 1928 American silent biographical drama film directed by Fred Niblo, and starring Joan Crawford and Nils Asther. The film is based on the 1849 French tragedy Adrienne Lecouvreur...  more
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    Rose-Marie

    Joan Crawford, James Murray

    Released1928

    Released1928

    Directed byLucien Hubbard

    Directed byLucien Hubbard

    Rose-Marie was a 1928 American drama film directed by Lucien Hubbard. It is the first of three MGM adaptations of the 1924 operetta Broadway musical Rose-Marie. The best-known film adaptation...  more
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    I Live My Life

    Joan Crawford, Frank Morgan

    Released1935

    Released1935

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke

    I Live My Life is a 1935 American comedy-drama film, starring Joan Crawford, Brian Aherne, and Frank Morgan, and is based on the story "Claustrophobia" by A. Carter Goodloe....  more
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    The Law of the Range

    Joan Crawford, Tim McCoy

    Released1928

    Released1928

    Directed byWilliam Nigh

    Directed byWilliam Nigh

    The Law of the Range is a 1928 American silent Western film starring Tim McCoy and Joan Crawford and Rex Lease....  more
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    The Understanding Heart

    Joan Crawford, Carmel Myers

    Released1927

    Released1927

    Directed byJack Conway

    Directed byJack Conway

    The Understanding Heart is a 1927 American silent adventure drama film directed by Jack Conway and stars Joan Crawford in an early leading role. The film was adapted for the screen by Edward T. Lowe,...  more
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    Our Modern Maidens

    Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks

    Released1929

    Released1929

    Directed byJack Conway

    Directed byJack Conway

    Our Modern Maidens is a 1929 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway. Starring Joan Crawford in her last silent film role, the film also stars Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and...  more
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    The Duke Steps Out

    Joan Crawford, William Haines

    Released1929

    Released1929

    Directed byJames Cruze

    Directed byJames Cruze

    The Duke Steps Out is a 1929 silent film starring William Haines and Joan Crawford. The film is lost, but the Vitaphone sound discs track survive at UCLA Film and TV Archives....  more