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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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    Ziegfeld Girl

    Judy Garland, James Stewart

    Released1941

    Directed byRobert 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 by...  more

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    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn

    Released1946

    Directed byTay 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 Kellaway,...  more
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    Peyton Place

    Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy

    Released1957

    Directed byMark 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 is an...  more

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    Johnny Eager

    Lana Turner, Robert Taylor

    Released1941

    Directed byMervyn 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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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner

    Released1941

    Directed byVictor 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 the...  more

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    The Three Musketeers

    Angela Lansbury, Vincent Price

    Released1948

    Directed byGeorge 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 today best...  more
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    Green Dolphin Street

    Lana Turner, Donna Reed

    Released1947

    Directed byVictor Saville

    Green Dolphin Street is a 1947 historic drama film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and based on the novel by Elizabeth Goudge....  more
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    The Merry Widow

    Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas

    Released1952

    Directed byCurtis 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 Best Art...  more
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    Madame X

    Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith

    Released1966

    Directed byDavid 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....  more
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    Portrait in Black

    Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith

    Released1960

    Directed byDavid 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 play...  more
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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1982

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    This film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp detective movies of the...  more

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    Imitation of Life

    John Wayne, Lana Turner

    Released1959

    Directed byDouglas 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 Sirk's...  more

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    Slightly Dangerous

    Lana Turner, Walter Brennan

    Released1943

    Directed byWesley 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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    Cass Timberlane

    Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge 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 Husbands...  more
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    The Lady Takes a Flyer

    Lana Turner, Chuck Connors

    Released1958

    Directed byJack Arnold

    The Lady Takes a Flyer is a 1958 romantic drama film made by Universal-International. It was directed by Jack Arnold, and written by Danny Arnold, based on story by Edmund H. North....  more
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    Somewhere I'll Find You

    Clark Gable, Lana Turner

    Released1942

    Directed byWesley 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 was the...  more
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    Latin Lovers

    Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalbán

    Released1953

    Directed byMervyn 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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    Honky Tonk

    Clark Gable, Lana Turner

    Released1941

    Directed byJack Conway

    Honky Tonk is a 1941 black-and-white western film starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner....  more
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    Betrayed

    Clark Gable, Lana Turner

    Released1954

    Directed byGottfried Reinhardt

    Betrayed is a 1954 war drama film directed by Gottfried Reinhardt from a screenplay by Ronald Millar and George Froeschel, and starring Clark Gable, Lana Turner and Victor Mature. The music score was...  more
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    Flame and the Flesh

    Lana Turner, Pier Angeli

    Released1954

    Directed byRichard 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 by...  more
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    Another Time, Another Place

    Sean Connery, Lana Turner

    Released1958

    Directed byLewis 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....  more
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    Diane

    Roger Moore, Lana Turner

    Released1956

    Directed byDavid 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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    Marriage Is a Private Affair

    Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn

    Released1944

    Directed byRobert 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
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    The Bad and the Beautiful

    Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner

    Released1952

    Directed byVincente 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, Barry...  more

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    By Love Possessed

    Lana Turner, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1961

    Directed byJohn 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 Turner,...  more