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

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

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Grand Hotel Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore Grand Hotel is a 1932 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 ...more

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Dinner at Eight Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore Dinner at Eight is a Pre-Code 1933 comedy of manners / drama starring Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, and Billie Burke, and ...more

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Twentieth Century Carole Lombard, John Barrymore, Charles Lane Twentieth Century is a 1934 American screwball comedy film. Much of the film is set on the 20th Century Limited train as it travels from Chicago to New York. The film was directed by Howard ...more

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Midnight Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore Midnight is a 1939 American screwball comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, and Elaine Barrie. Written ...more

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The Beloved Rogue John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Slim Summerville The Beloved Rogue is a 1927 American silent film, loosely based on the life of the 15th century French poet, François Villon. The film was directed by Alan Crosland for United Artists. ...more

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde John Barrymore, Edgard Varèse, Charles Lane Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1920 horror silent film, produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released through Paramount/Artcraft. The film is based upon Robert Louis Stevenson's novella The ...more

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Don Juan John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Warner Oland Don Juan is a 1926 American romantic adventure/drama film directed by Alan Crosland. It is the first feature-length film with synchronized Vitaphone sound effects and musical soundtrack, though ...more

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Svengali John Barrymore, Donald Crisp, Carmel Myers Svengali is an all-talking pre-code drama/horror film produced and distributed by Warner Brothers. The film stars John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, and Bramwell Fletcher. It was directed by Archie ...more

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Arsène Lupin John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Tully Marshall Arsène Lupin is a 1932 mystery romance film directed by Jack Conway.

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Counsellor at Law John Barrymore, Thelma Todd, Melvyn Douglas Counsellor at Law is a 1933 American drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Elmer Rice is based on his 1931 Broadway play of the same title.

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The Mad Genius Boris Karloff, John Barrymore, Carmel Myers The Mad Genius is an all-talking pre-code horror drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook, ...more

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Rasputin and the Empress John Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore Rasputin and the Empress is a 1932 film about Imperial Russia starring the Barrymore siblings. It is the only film in which all three siblings appear together. The film's inaccurate portrayal of ...more

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Tempest John Barrymore, Michael Visaroff, Louis Wolheim Tempest is a feature silent film directed by Sam Taylor. V. I. Nemirovich-Dantchenko wrote the screenplay and William Cameron Menzies won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for his work in ...more

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Romeo and Juliet Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, John Barrymore Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by Shakespeare, directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Talbot Jennings. The film stars Leslie Howard as Romeo and Norma ...more

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Maytime John Barrymore, Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy Maytime is a 1937 American musical romantic drama film distributed by MGM. It was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and stars Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy. The screenplay was rewritten from ...more

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The Great Man Votes John Barrymore, Katharine Alexander, Virginia Weidler The Great Man Votes is a 1939 American drama film starring John Barrymore as a widowed professor turned drunkard who has the deciding vote in an election for mayor. It was based on the short ...more

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True Confession Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, John Barrymore True Confession is a 1937 screwball comedy film starring Carole Lombard, Fred MacMurray, and John Barrymore. It was directed by Wesley Ruggles and based on the play Mon Crime, written by Georges ...more

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Topaze Myrna Loy, John Barrymore Topaze is a 1933 American film based on the French play of the same name by Marcel Pagnol. Another film version of Topaze, this one made in the original French, and directed by Pagnol himself, ...more

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The Great Profile Anne Baxter, John Barrymore, Mary Beth Hughes The Great Profile is a 1940 film directed by Walter Lang.

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Marie Antoinette Tyrone Power, Norma Shearer, John Barrymore Marie Antoinette is a 1938 film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starred Norma Shearer as Marie Antoinette. Based upon the 1932 biography of the ill-fated ...more

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Sherlock Holmes John Barrymore, William Powell, Hedda Hopper Sherlock Holmes is a 1922 American silent mystery drama film starring John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes and Roland Young as Dr. John Watson. The movie, which features the screen debuts of both ...more

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The Show of Shows John Barrymore, Loretta Young, Douglas Fairbanks The Show of Shows is a 1929 American musical revue film directed by John G. Adolfi and distributed by Warner Bros. The all talking Vitaphone production cost $850,000 and was shot almost entirely ...more

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The Man from Blankley's Loretta Young, John Barrymore, William Austin The Man from Blankley's is a lost 1930 All-Talking comedy film, directed by Alfred E. Green. It starred John Barrymore and Loretta Young. The film was based upon the 1903 play by F. Anstey, and ...more

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Eternal Love John Barrymore, Mona Rico, Hobart Bosworth Eternal Love is a 1929 American silent romantic drama film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring John Barrymore and Camilla Horn. Based on the novel Der Koenig der Bernina by Jacob Christopher ...more

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General Crack John Barrymore, Armida, Marian Nixon General Crack is a part-talkie historical costume drama film with Technicolor sequences which was produced by Warner Bros., filmed in 1929 and released early in 1930. The film was directed by ...more

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Beau Brummel John Barrymore, Mary Astor, Carmel Myers Beau Brummel is a 1924 American silent film historical drama starring John Barrymore and Mary Astor. The film was directed by Harry Beaumont and based upon Clyde Fitch's historical play which ...more

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State's Attorney John Barrymore, Paul Hurst, Jill Esmond State's Attorney is a 1932 talking drama film made at RKO and starring John Barrymore. George Archainbaud directed and the film could more or less be considered a warm up for Barrymore when he ...more

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The Invisible Woman John Barrymore, Margaret Hamilton, Cedric Hardwicke The Invisible Woman is an American science fiction comedy film that was released near the end of 1940 by Universal. It is the third 'Invisible' film following The Invisible Man and The Invisible ...more

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Long Lost Father John Barrymore, Helen Chandler Long Lost Father is a 1934 drama film starring John Barrymore, Helen Chandler, Donald Cook, Alan Mowbray, and Doris Lloyd. It was directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack.

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Spawn of the North Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, John Barrymore Spawn of the North is a 1938 film about rival fishermen in Alaska starring George Raft and featuring Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour, and John Barrymore. The movie was directed by Henry Hathaway.

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When a Man Loves John Barrymore, Dolores Costello When a Man Loves is a 1927 American silent historical drama film directed by Alan Crosland and produced and distributed by Warner Bros.. The picture stars John Barrymore and Dolores Costello in ...more

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Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Barrymore Movies
Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman John Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Evelyn Brent Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman is a 1917 silent film starring John Barrymore and Evelyn Brent. The movie also co-stars Frank Morgan and Mike Donlin, and was directed by George Irving.

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Bulldog Drummond's Revenge John Barrymore, Reginald Denny, Lucien Littlefield Bulldog Drummond's Revenge is a 1937 black-and-white detective film directed by Louis King, produced by Stuart Walker, written by Edward T. Lowe Jr. and Herman C. McNeile, and featuring John ...more

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Playmates John Barrymore Playmates is a 1941 American comedy film directed by David Butler, and starring Kay Kyser and John Barrymore. This was Barrymore's final film.

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A Bill of Divorcement Katharine Hepburn, John Barrymore, Billie Burke A Bill of Divorcement is a 1932 drama film written by Clemence Dane, Howard Estabrook and Harry Wagstaff Gribble and directed by George Cukor.

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The Lotus Eater John Barrymore, Colleen Moore, Anna Q. Nilsson The Lotus Eater was a 1921 American silent romantic drama film produced and directed by Marshall Neilan and released through Associated First National. The Lotus Eater starred John Barrymore ...more

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Reunion in Vienna John Barrymore, Frank Morgan, Eduardo Ciannelli Reunion in Vienna is a 1933 romantic drama produced and distributed by MGM. Sidney Franklin served as director. The film stars John Barrymore in a story taken from a stage play, Reunion in ...more

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The Sea Beast John Barrymore, Dolores Costello, Mike Donlin The Sea Beast is a 1926 silent film directed by Millard Webb, starring John Barrymore and Dolores Costello. The film was a major commercial success and one of the biggest pictures of 1926. The ...more

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Bulldog Drummond's Peril John Barrymore, Reginald Denny, Halliwell Hobbes Bulldog Drummond's Peril is a 1938 American film directed by James P. Hogan. The film is based on Herman C. McNeile's novel The Third Round.

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Moby Dick John Barrymore, Joan Bennett, Noble Johnson Moby Dick is a 1930 all-talking film made by Warner Bros., directed by Lloyd Bacon, and starring John Barrymore and Joan Bennett. The film is a sound remake of the 1926 silent movie, The Sea ...more

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Here Comes the Bride John Barrymore, Harry Semels, Alice Belcher Here Comes the Bride is a lost 1919 American silent comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures. This film is based on the 1917 Broadway play Here Comes the ...more

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The Test of Honor John Barrymore, Constance Binney The Test of Honor is an American silent film drama produced by Famous Players-Lasky, released by Paramount, directed by John S. Robertson, and starring John Barrymore. Considered the actor's ...more

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The Lost Bridegroom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Barrymore Movies
The Lost Bridegroom John Barrymore The Lost Bridegroom a 1916 silent comedy film produced by Adolph Zukor starring John Barrymore. Appearing alongside Barrymore in this film is his first wife Katherine Corri Harris. The short ...more

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An American Citizen John Barrymore An American Citizen was a 1914 American silent romantic comedy film directed by J. Searle Dawley. The film is noteworthy as the debut of John Barrymore. Distributed by Famous Players Film ...more

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On the Quiet John Barrymore On the Quiet is a lost 1918 silent film comedy produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Chester Withey and starred John Barrymore. The film, based ...more

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The Red Widow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Barrymore Movies
The Red Widow John Barrymore The Red Widow is a lost 1916 silent comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film was based on a 1911 Broadway musical play The Red Widow by Channing ...more

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Nearly a King John Barrymore Nearly a King is a 1916 silent film romantic comedy produced by Famous Players Film Company and distributed by Paramount Pictures. John Barrymore stars in a story written for the screen. ...more

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The Incorrigible Dukane John Barrymore The Incorrigible Dukane is a 1915 silent dramedy produced by Daniel Frohman and released by Famous Players-Lasky and starred John Barrymore in his fifth feature film. The film was directed by ...more

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Unspeakable Horror Lon Chaney, John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt

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The Man from Mexico John Barrymore, Harold Lockwood, Wellington A. Playter The Man from Mexico is a 1914 silent film produced by the Famous Players Film Company and Daniel Frohman. It starred John Barrymore in his second feature film and was remade in 1926 as Let's Get ...more