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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, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield 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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Peyton Place Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy, Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole 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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Imitation of Life John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee 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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The Bad and the Beautiful Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon 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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Madame X Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith, Ricardo Montalbán 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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The Three Musketeers Angela Lansbury, Vincent Price, Lana Turner 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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Green Dolphin Street Lana Turner, Donna Reed, Frank Morgan 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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Portrait in Black Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quinn 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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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy 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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The Merry Widow Lana Turner, Fernando Lamas 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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The Rains of Ranchipur Richard Burton, Lana Turner, Fred MacMurray 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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Ziegfeld Girl Judy Garland, James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr 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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By Love Possessed Lana Turner, Jason Robards Jr., George Hamilton 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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Johnny Eager Lana Turner, Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold 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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Latin Lovers Lana Turner, Ricardo Montalbán, nm0129894 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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Cass Timberlane Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy, Cameron Mitchell 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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Another Time, Another Place Sean Connery, Lana Turner, Sid James 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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Diane Roger Moore, Lana Turner, Cedric Hardwicke 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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Flame and the Flesh Lana Turner, Pier Angeli, Carlos Thompson 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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A Life of Her Own Lana Turner, Ray Milland, Jean Hagen 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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Honky Tonk Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Claire Trevor Honky Tonk is a 1941 black-and-white western film starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner.

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Slightly Dangerous Lana Turner, Walter Brennan, Robert Young 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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Somewhere I'll Find You Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn 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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Homecoming Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Anne Baxter Homecoming is a 1948 romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner. It was the third of their four films together, and like two of the others, was about a couple caught up in World War

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Dancing Co Ed Lana Turner, Artie Shaw, Ann Rutherford 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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The Prodigal Lana Turner, Allison Hayes, nm0129894 The Prodigal is a 1955 Biblical epic film made by MGM starring Lana Turner. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Charles Schnee. The Maurice Zimm screenplay was adapted by Joseph ...more

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Week-End at the Waldorf Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn Week-End at the Waldorf, an American comedy drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard premiered in Los Angeles on 17 October 1945. The screenplay by Samuel and Bella Spewack is based on Guy ...more

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They Won't Forget Lana Turner, Claude Rains, Edward Norris They Won't Forget is a 1937 film directed by Mervyn LeRoy. It was based on a novel by Ward Greene called Death in The Deep South, which was in turn a fictionalized account of a real life case: ...more

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Keep Your Powder Dry Lana Turner, Laraine Day, Susan Peters Keep Your Powder Dry is a 1945 drama film starring Lana Turner, Susan Peters, and Laraine Day as women who join the Women's Army Corps during World War II. The film was directed by Edward ...more

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Betrayed Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature 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 ...more

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The Sea Chase John Wayne, Lana Turner, James Arness The Sea Chase is a 1955 World War II drama film starring John Wayne and Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger, and Tab Hunter. It was directed by John Farrow from a screenplay by James Warner ...more

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Marriage Is a Private Affair Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn, Natalie Schafer 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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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid 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 ...more

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Bachelor in Paradise Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Paula Prentiss Bachelor in Paradise is a 1961 Metrocolor romantic comedy film starring Bob Hope and Lana Turner. Directed by Jack Arnold, it was written by Valentine Davies and Hal Kanter, based on a story by ...more

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The Lady Takes a Flyer Lana Turner, Chuck Connors, Alan Hale 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.

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Love Finds Andy Hardy Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner Love Finds Andy Hardy is a 1938 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes entangled with three different girls all at the same time. It stars Mickey Rooney, Lewis ...more

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These Glamour Girls Lana Turner, Ann Rutherford, Lew Ayres These Glamour Girls is a 1939 comedy-drama film directed by S. Sylvan Simon. It stars Lew Ayres and Lana Turner, with Tom Brown, Jane Bryan, Richard Carlson, Anita Louise and Ann Rutherford in ...more

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The Adventures of Marco Polo Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, Basil Rathbone The Adventures of Marco Polo is a 1938 drama-adventure genre film, and one of the most elaborate and costly of Samuel Goldwyn's productions.

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Who's Got the Action? Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Walter Matthau Who's Got the Action? is a comedy film about a man suffering from an addiction to gambling starring Dean Martin, Lana Turner, Eddie Albert, and Walter Matthau. The film was written by Alexander ...more

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The Youngest Profession Lana Turner, Greer Garson, William Powell The Youngest Profession is a 1943 film, directed by Edward Buzzell, and starring Virginia Weidler, Edward Arnold, John Carroll, Scotty Beckett, and Agnes Moorehead. It contains cameos by Greer ...more

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We Who Are Young Lana Turner, Gene Lockhart, Grant Mitchell We Who Are Young is a 1940 film directed by Harold S. Bucquet.

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Two Girls on Broadway Lana Turner, Joan Blondell, George Murphy Two Girls on Broadway is a 1940 film directed by S. Sylvan Simon.

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Persecution Lana Turner, Trevor Howard, Ronald Howard Persecution is a 1974 British thriller film directed by Don Chaffey. The dialogue was written by Frederick Warner, based on story & screenplay by Robert Hutton and Rosemary Wootten. The ...more

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Dramatic School Lana Turner, Paulette Goddard, Luise Rainer Dramatic School is a 1938 American romantic drama film directed by Robert B. Sinclair and starring Luise Rainer, Paulette Goddard, Alan Marshal, Lana Turner, and Gale Sondergaard. Based on the ...more

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The Big Cube Lana Turner, George Chakiris, Dan O'Herlihy The Big Cube is a 1969 Warner Bros. thriller directed by Tito Davison and starring Lana Turner, Karin Mossberg, George Chakiris, Daniel O'Herlihy and Richard Egan; it was one of Lana Turner's ...more

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La Classe américaine Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dustin Hoffman La Classe américaine, also known as Le Grand Détournement, is a 1993 French television film, written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius and Dominique Mézerette. It consists ...more