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

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A factual list, featuring films like Until They Sail and September Affair.

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

Joan Fontaine worked with many famous directors, including big names like Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang. Is Joan Fontaine your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Edna May Oliver and Ann Sothern films lists too.

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Rebecca Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine Rebecca is a 1940 American psychological thriller-drama film. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, it was his first American project, and his first film produced under contract with David O. Selznick. ...more

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Suspicion Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine Suspicion is a romantic psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as a married couple. It also stars Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce, Dame ...more

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Letter from an Unknown Woman Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Art Smith Letter from an Unknown Woman is a 1948 film directed by Max Ophüls. It was based on the novella of the same name by Stefan Zweig. The film stars Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady ...more

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Jane Eyre Orson Welles, Joan Fontaine, Margaret O'Brien Jane Eyre is an American film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name, released by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Robert Stevenson and produced by William Goetz, ...more

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The Women Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine, Rosalind Russell The Women is a 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor. The film is based on Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name, and was adapted for the screen by Anita Loos and Jane ...more

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Ivanhoe Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders Ivanhoe is a 1952 American cinema film in color, directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman for MGM. The cast features Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George ...more

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Gunga Din Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks Gunga Din is a 1939 RKO adventure film directed by George Stevens and starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., loosely based on the poem of the same name by Rudyard ...more

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September Affair Joan Fontaine, Jessica Tandy, Joseph Cotten September Affair is a 1950 film, directed by William Dieterle, starring Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten and Jessica Tandy. It was produced by Hal B. Wallis.

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The Constant Nymph Joan Fontaine, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn The Constant Nymph is a 1943 romantic drama film starring Charles Boyer, Joan Fontaine, Alexis Smith, Brenda Marshall, Charles Coburn, May Whitty, and Peter Lorre. It was adapted by Kathryn ...more

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Joan Fontaine, Dana Andrews, Joyce Taylor Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is a 1956 film noir directed by Fritz Lang and written by Douglas Morrow. The film stars Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, and Arthur Franz, and was the ...more

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The Bigamist Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmond O'Brien The Bigamist is a 1953 film noir directed by and starring Ida Lupino. The film's other leads are Edmund O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Edmund Gwenn. It was written by Collier Young from a story by ...more

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Born to Be Bad Joan Fontaine, Joan Leslie, Robert Ryan Born to Be Bad is a 1950 melodrama film noir directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Joan Fontaine as a manipulative young woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. It is based on the ...more

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Ivy Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Herbert Marshall Ivy is a 1947 American crime film noir directed by Sam Wood and written by Charles Bennett, based on The Story of Ivy, the novel written by Marie Belloc Lowndes. The drama features Joan ...more

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This Above All Joan Fontaine, Tyrone Power, Thomas Mitchell This Above All is a 1942 American romance film set in World War II adapted from the Eric Knight novel of the same name, directed by Anatole Litvak, and starring Tyrone Power and Joan Fontaine as ...more

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Frenchman's Creek Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone, Arturo de C√≥rdova Frenchman's Creek is a 1944 adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel, released by Paramount Pictures. The film starred Joan Fontaine, Arturo de Córdova, Basil Rathbone, Cecil Kellaway, ...more

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The Witches Joan Fontaine, Leonard Rossiter, Alec McCowen The Witches is a 1966 British horror film made by Hammer Films. It was adapted by Nigel Kneale from the novel The Devil's Own by Norah Lofts, under the pseudonym Peter Curtis. It was directed by ...more

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Kiss the Blood off My Hands Burt Lancaster, Joan Fontaine, Robert Newton Kiss the Blood Off My Hands is a 1948 film noir, directed by Norman Foster. It stars Burt Lancaster, Joan Fontaine and Robert Newton.

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You Gotta Stay Happy James Stewart, Joan Fontaine You Gotta Stay Happy is a 1948 romantic comedy film directed by H.C. Potter.

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Tender Is the Night Joan Fontaine, Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards Jr. Tender Is the Night is a 1962 film directed by Henry King, based on the novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It stars Jennifer Jones and Jason Robards. The soundtrack featured a song, ...more

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Until They Sail Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons Until They Sail is a 1957 American black and white CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on a story by James A. Michener included in his 1951 ...more

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Island in the Sun Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Fontaine Island in the Sun is a 1957 drama film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert Rossen. It features an ensemble cast including James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan ...more

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Casanova's Big Night Bob Hope, Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine Casanova's Big Night is a comedy film starring Bob Hope and Joan Fontaine, which is a spoof of swashbuckling historical adventure films. It was directed by Norman Z. McLeod. Hope plays a tailor ...more

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Something to Live For Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright Something to Live For is a 1952 American drama film starring Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, and Teresa Wright, directed by George Stevens, and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay by ...more

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A Certain Smile Joan Fontaine, Johnny Mathis, Rossano Brazzi A Certain Smile is a 1958 American drama film directed by Jean Negulesco, based on the book of the same name by Francoise Sagan.

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Serenade Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine, Mario Lanza Serenade, a 1956 Warner Bros. release, was tenor Mario Lanza's fifth film, and his first on-screen appearance in four years. Directed by Anthony Mann and based on the 1937 novel of the same name ...more

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Music for Madame Joan Fontaine, Ward Bond, Billy Gilbert Music for Madame is a 1937 American comedy film directed by John G. Blystone and written by Gertrude Purcell and Robert Harari. The film stars Nino Martini, Joan Fontaine, Alan Mowbray, Billy ...more

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A Damsel in Distress Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns A Damsel in Distress is a 1937 English-themed Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen. With a screenplay by P. G. Wodehouse, loosely ...more

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The Emperor Waltz Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine The Emperor Waltz is a 1948 American musical film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Bing Crosby and Joan Fontaine. Written by Wilder and Charles Brackett, the film is about a brash American ...more

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Flight to Tangier Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Marcel Dalio Flight to Tangier is a 1953 American action film, directed by Charles Marquis Warren. It was released by Paramount Pictures in Technicolor and 3-D.

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Maid's Night Out Joan Fontaine, Hedda Hopper, Allan Lane Maid's Night Out is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by RKO Radio Pictures and starring Joan Fontaine and Allan Lane. It was directed by Ben Holmes from a screenplay by Bert Granet, ...more

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Darling, How Could You! Joan Fontaine, Dave Willock, Peter Hansen Darling, How Could You! is a 1951 comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen.

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The Man Who Found Himself Joan Fontaine, Frank M. Thomas, George Meeker The Man Who Found Himself, also known as Wings of Mercy, is an American aviation film based on the unpublished story "Wings of Mercy" by Alice F. Curtis. The film marked the first ...more

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Barbara Eden, Joan Fontaine, Peter Lorre Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is an American science fiction film, produced and directed by Irwin Allen, released by 20th Century Fox in 1961. The story was written by Irwin Allen and Charles ...more

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The Sinister Urge Joan Fontaine, Kenne Duncan, Reed Howes The Sinister Urge is a 1960 crime drama film that was written and directed by Ed Wood. The film was featured in episode 613 of the cult television show Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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Million to One Joan Fontaine, Monte Blue, Suzanne Kaaren

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Decameron Nights Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan Decameron Nights is a 1953 anthology film based on three tales from The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, specifically the ninth and tenth tales of the second day and the ninth tale of the third. ...more

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Sky Giant Joan Fontaine, Harry Carey, Richard Dix Sky Giant is a 1938 action adventure drama romance film written by Lionel Houser and directed by Lew Landers.

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The Users Jaclyn Smith, Tony Curtis, Joan Fontaine The Users is a 1978 television film directed by Joseph Hardy. The film, whose executive producer was Aaron Spelling, is based on a Joyce Haber novel released in the same year. The film focuses ...more

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You Can't Beat Love Joan Fontaine, Frank M. Thomas, Paul Hurst You Can't Beat Love is a 1937 film directed by Christy Cabanne.

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Blond Cheat Joan Fontaine, Cecil Kellaway, Robert Coote Blond Cheat is a 1938 film directed by Joseph Santley and starring Joan Fontaine, Derrick De Marney, and Cecil Kellaway. The film was produced by William Sistrom, and originally released by RKO ...more

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Dark Mansions Nicollette Sheridan, Joan Fontaine, Melissa Sue Anderson Dark Mansions is a 1986 television film starring Joan Fontaine, Michael York, Paul Shenar, Melissa Sue Anderson, Steve Inwood, Lois Chiles, Nicollette Sheridan, Raymond St. Jacques, Grant ...more