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The Best John Payne Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 670 votes 127 voters 6.3k views46 items

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

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

List features films like Tripoli and The Razor's Edge.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Payne movies?" and "What are the greatest John Payne roles of all time?"
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  • Miracle on 34th Street1
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and...  more

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  • Tripoli2
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    Tripoli

    Maureen O'Hara, Alan Napier

    Released1950

    Directed byWill Price

  • Springtime in the Rockies3
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    Springtime in the Rockies

    Betty Grable, Cesar Romero

    Released1942

    Directed byIrving Cummings

    Springtime in the Rockies is an American Technicolor musical comedy film released by Twentieth...  more
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  • Week-End in Havana4
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    Week-End in Havana

    Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda

    Released1941

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Week-End in Havana is a 1941 Fox Technicolor musical film directed by Walter Lang. The movie...  more
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  • The Razor's Edge5
    15
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    The Razor's Edge

    Gene Tierney, Tyrone Power

    Released1946

    Directed byEdmund Goulding

    The Razor's Edge is the first film version of W. Somerset Maugham's 1944 novel. It was...  more
  • Dodsworth6
    17
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    Dodsworth

    David Niven, Mary Astor

    Released1936

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Dodsworth is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Walter Huston,...  more
  • Crosswinds7
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    Crosswinds

    Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker

    Released1951

    Directed byLewis R. Foster

    Crosswinds is a 1951 adventure film starring Rhonda Fleming and John Payne....  more
  • Sentimental Journey8
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    Sentimental Journey

    Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke

    Released1946

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Sentimental Journey is a 1946 film directed by Walter Lang. It stars John Payne and Maureen...  more
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  • Tennessee's Partner9
    15
    3

    Tennessee's Partner

    Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson

    Released1955

    Directed byAllan Dwan

    Tennessee's Partner is a Western film starring Ronald Reagan in what Peter Bogdanovich called...  more
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  • Tin Pan Alley10
    15
    4

    Tin Pan Alley

    Betty Grable, Alice Faye

    Released1940

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Tin Pan Alley is a 1940 musical film starring Alice Faye and Betty Grable as vaudeville...  more
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  • Caribbean11
    18
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    Caribbean

    Arlene Dahl, Cedric Hardwicke

    Released1952

    Directed byEdward Ludwig

    Caribbean is a 1952 action adventure film directed by Edward Ludwig....  more
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  • The Road to Denver12
    13
    2

    The Road to Denver

    Lee Van Cleef, Lee J. Cobb

    Released1955

    Directed byJoseph Kane

    The Road to Denver is a film directed by Joseph Kane that was released in 1955....  more
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  • Santa Fe Passage13
    16
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    Santa Fe Passage

    Slim Pickens, Leo Gordon

    Released1955

    Directed byWilliam Witney

    Santa Fe Passage is a United States-produced Western movie directed by William Witney,...  more
  • Iceland14
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    Iceland

    Sonja Henie, Jack Oakie

    Released1942

    Directed byH. Bruce Humberstone

    Iceland is a 20th Century Fox musical film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone set in Iceland,...  more
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  • The Great American Broadcast15
    14
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    The Great American Broadcast

    Cesar Romero, Alice Faye

    Released1941

    Directed byArchie Mayo

    The Great American Broadcast is a film directed by Archie Mayo released on May 9, 1941....  more
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  • El Paso16
    14
    6

    El Paso

    Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden

    Released1949

    Directed byLewis R. Foster

    El Paso is a 1949 American Western film directed by Lewis R. Foster....  more
  • The Dolly Sisters17
    11
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    The Dolly Sisters

    Betty Grable, June Haver

    Released1945

    Directed byIrving Cummings

    The Dolly Sisters is a 1945 American Technicolor biographical film about the Dolly Sisters,...  more
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  • Maryland18
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    Maryland

    Hattie McDaniel, Walter Brennan

    Released1940

    Directed byHenry King

    Maryland is a 1940 film directed by Henry King....  more
  • Sun Valley Serenade19
    10
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    Sun Valley Serenade

    Milton Berle, Sonja Henie

    Released1941

    Directed byH. Bruce Humberstone

    Sun Valley Serenade is a 1941 musical film starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, Glenn Miller,...  more
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  • 99 River Street20
    13
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    99 River Street

    Peggie Castle, Evelyn Keyes

    Released1953

    Directed byPhil Karlson

    99 River Street is a 1953 film noir, starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank...  more
  • Kansas City Confidential21
    11
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    Kansas City Confidential

    Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam

    Released1952

    Directed byPhil Karlson

    Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring...  more
  • Slightly Scarlet22
    9
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    Slightly Scarlet

    Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl

    Released1956

    Directed byAllan Dwan

    Slightly Scarlet is a 1956 American film noir based on James M. Cain's novel Love's Lovely...  more
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  • Hidden Fear23
    7
    2

    Hidden Fear

    Conrad Nagel, Alexander Knox

    Released1957

    Directed byAndré de Toth

    Hidden Fear is a 1957 American crime film directed by André de Toth starring John Payne. It...  more
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  • The Vanquished24
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    The Vanquished

    Jan Sterling, Coleen Gray

    Released1953

    Directed byEdward Ludwig

    The Vanquished is a 1953 western film directed by Edward Ludwig....
  • The Great Profile25
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    The Great Profile

    Anne Baxter, John Barrymore

    Released1940

    Directed byWalter Lang

    The Great Profile is a 1940 film directed by Walter Lang....  more
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