The Best Lana Turner Movies 

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

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

This is a list that includes films like Diane and Ziegfeld Girl.

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Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield

Released: 1946

Directed by: Tay Garnett

The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. This adaptation of the novel features Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil ...more
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John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee

Released: 1959

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal International, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. It was ...more

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Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith, Ricardo Montalbán

Released: 1966

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

Madame X is a 1966 American drama film directed by David Lowell Rich and starring Lana Turner. It is based on the 1908 play Madame X by French playwright Alexandre Bisson.
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Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy, Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole

Released: 1957

Directed by: Mark Robson, Hal Herman

Peyton Place is a 1957 American drama film directed by Mark Robson. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes is based on the bestselling 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious. Peyton Place ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1952

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film that tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. It stars Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, ...more

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Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Frank Morgan

Released: 1947

Directed by: Victor Saville

Green Dolphin Street is a 1947 historic drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the novel by Elizabeth Goudge.
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Angela Lansbury, Vincent Price, Lana Turner

Released: 1948

Directed by: George Sidney

The Three Musketeers is a Technicolor adventure film adaptation of the classic novel The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père which starred Gene Kelly and Lana Turner. The film is ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1941

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1941 horror film starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner. Rather than being a new film version of the novel, it is a direct remake of the 1931 film of ...more
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Lana Turner, Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold

Released: 1941

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Johnny Eager is a 1941 film noir directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Robert Taylor, Lana Turner and Van Heflin. Heflin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The film was one of many ...more
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Judy Garland, James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr

Released: 1941

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Ziegfeld Girl is a 1941 American musical film starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner, and co-starring Tony Martin, Jackie Cooper, Eve Arden, and Philip Dorn. Released ...more

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Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas

Released: 1952

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

The Merry Widow is a 1952 film adaptation of the operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár. It starred Lana Turner and Fernando Lamas. The film received two Academy Award nominations: for ...more
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Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1960

Directed by: David Lowell Rich, Michael Gordon

Portrait in Black is a 1960 American neo-noir crime drama/thriller film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn. Produced by Ross Hunter, the film was based on the ...more
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Richard Burton, Lana Turner, Fred MacMurray

Released: 1955

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

The Rains of Ranchipur is a 1955 film drama made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Jean Negulesco and produced by Frank Ross from a screenplay by Merle Miller, based on the novel The Rains ...more

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Lana Turner, Walter Brennan, Robert Young

Released: 1943

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Slightly Dangerous is a 1943 American romantic comedy film starring Lana Turner and Robert Young. A bored young woman in a dead-end job runs away to New York City and ends up impersonating the ...more
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Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy, Cameron Mitchell

Released: 1947

Directed by: George Sidney

Cass Timberlane is a romantic drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner, directed by George Sidney, and released in 1947. It was based on the 1945 novel Cass Timberlane: A Novel of ...more
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Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Claire Trevor

Released: 1941

Directed by: Jack Conway

Honky Tonk is a 1941 black-and-white western film starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner.
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Roger Moore, Lana Turner, Cedric Hardwicke

Released: 1956

Directed by: David Miller

Diane is a 1956 American historical film drama about the life of Diane de Poitiers, distributed by MGM, directed by David Miller, and produced by Edwin H. Knopf from a screenplay by Christopher ...more
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Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn

Released: 1942

Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Somewhere I'll Find You is a film starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and released by Metro-Goldwyn Mayer in 1942. The film took almost two years to complete and ...more
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Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalbán, nm0129894

Released: 1953

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Latin Lovers is a Technicolor 1953 romantic musical comedy film made by MGM. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and written by Isobel Lennart. The music score is by Nicholas Brodszky, and the ...more
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Sean Connery, Lana Turner, Sid James

Released: 1958

Directed by: Lewis Allen

Another Time, Another Place is a 1958 film melodrama starring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan and Sean Connery. The film is based on Lenore J. Coffee's 1955 novel Weep No More.
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Lana Turner, Ray Milland, Jean Hagen

Released: 1950

Directed by: George Cukor

A Life of Her Own is a 1950 American melodrama film directed by George Cukor. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart focuses on an aspiring model who leaves her small town in the Midwest to seek fame ...more
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Lana Turner, Jason Robards Jr., George Hamilton

Released: 1961

Directed by: John Sturges

By Love Possessed is a 1961 drama film distributed by United Artists. The movie was directed by John Sturges, and written by Charles Schnee, based on the novel by James Gould Cozzens. Lana ...more
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Lana Turner, Pier Angeli, Carlos Thompson

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard Brooks

Flame and the Flesh is a 1954 drama film made by MGM that stars Lana Turner. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Joe Pasternak from a screenplay by Helen Deutsch based on the novel ...more
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Lana Turner, Artie Shaw, Ann Rutherford

Released: 1939

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Dancing Co-ed is a 1939 romantic comedy film starring Lana Turner in the titular role, Richard Carlson as an inquisitive college reporter, and bandleader Artie Shaw as himself.
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Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn, Natalie Schafer

Released: 1944

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Marriage Is a Private Affair is a 1944 comedy war film based on the story by Judith Kelly, written by David Hertz, Lenore J. Coffee, Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner Jr., and directed by Robert Z. ...more