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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  • The Postman Always Rings Twice
    Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway
    132 votes
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Tay Garnett
    Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway), a middle-aged roadside diner owner, hires a drifter, Frank Chambers (John Garfield), to work at his restaurant. Frank quickly begins an affair with Nick's beautiful young ...more
  • Imitation of Life
    Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee
    136 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Douglas Sirk
    Lora Meredith (Lana Turner), a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson (Juanita Moore), a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's ...more

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  • Madame X
    Lana Turner, John Forsythe, Keir Dullea
    107 votes
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: David Lowell Rich
    Holly Parker (Lana Turner) is married to high-powered diplomat Clay Anderson (John Forsythe), but finds that her attention wanders when he's away. She starts an affair with a wealthy bachelor ...more

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  • The Bad and the Beautiful
    Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon
    98 votes
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
    Unscrupulous movie producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) is a child of Hollywood who ruthlessly toils his way to the top of the studio system, discarding movie star Georgia (Lana Turner), director ...more
  • Peyton Place
    Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Arthur Kennedy
    90 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Mark Robson
    In this adaptation of Grace Metalious' popular novel, steamy goings-on abound in the small, prim New England community of Peyton Place. Newcomer Michael Rossi (Lee Philips) arrives in town on the eve ...more

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  • Betrayed
    Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature
    32 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Gottfried Reinhardt
    When the Dutch resistance brings in Carla Van Oven (Lana Turner) to spy on the Nazis, Col. Pieter Deventer (Clark Gable) initially suspects she could be a double agent. Van Oven eventually convinces ...more

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