The Best Joan Fontaine Movies

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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.

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

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

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  • Rebecca
    Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, Judith Anderson
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Suspicion
    Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Jane Eyre
    Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles, Margaret O'Brien
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
    Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: Max Ophuls
  • Something to Live For
    Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: George Stevens, Fred Guiol
  • The Bigamist
    Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Ida Lupino
  • Tender Is the Night
    Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards, Joan Fontaine
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Henry King
  • The Witches
    Joan Fontaine, Leonard Rossiter, Alec McCowen
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Cyril Frankel
  • September Affair
    Joan Fontaine, Jessica Tandy, Joseph Cotten
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: William Dieterle
  • Island in the Sun
    Harry Belafonte, James Mason, Joan Fontaine
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Robert Rossen
  • Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
    Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • The Women
    Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Ivanhoe
    Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Richard Thorpe
  • The Constant Nymph
    Joan Fontaine, Charles Boyer, Charles Coburn
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Edmund Goulding
  • Born to Be Bad
    Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • This Above All
    Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Anatole Litvak
  • Frenchman's Creek
    Joan Fontaine, Basil Rathbone, Arturo de Córdova
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
  • A Certain Smile
    Rossano Brazzi, Joan Fontaine, Christine Carère
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Jean Negulesco
  • Decameron Nights
    Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Joan Collins
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Hugo Fregonese
  • Ivy
    Joan Fontaine, Patric Knowles, Herbert Marshall
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Sam Wood
  • You Gotta Stay Happy
    James Stewart, Joan Fontaine
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: H. C. Potter
  • Maid's Night Out
    Joan Fontaine, Hedda Hopper, Allan Lane
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: Ben Holmes, Charles Kerr
  • Until They Sail
    Jean Simmons, Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • The Sinister Urge
    Joan Fontaine, Kenne Duncan, Reed Howes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Ed Wood
  • Serenade
    Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine, Mario Lanza
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Anthony Mann