The Best Lauren Bacall Movies 

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

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

List is made up of many different films, including Harper and Wide Blue Yonder.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Lauren Bacall movies?" and "What are the greatest Lauren Bacall roles of all time?"

Lauren Bacall is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Robert Altman, Natalie Portman and Barbra Streisand. If you're a fan of Lauren Bacall, then check out our lists of the best Ava Gardner and Rod Steiger movies as well.

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Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan

Released: 1944

Directed by: Howard Hawks

To Have and Have Not is a 1944 American romance-adventure film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan and Lauren Bacall in her film debut. Although it is ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Malone

Released: 1946

Directed by: Howard Hawks

The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name. The movie stars Humphrey Bogart as detective Philip Marlowe ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson

Released: 1948

Directed by: John Huston

Key Largo is a 1948 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson and Lauren Bacall and featuring Lionel Barrymore and Claire Trevor. The movie was adapted ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Agnes Moorehead

Released: 1947

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Dark Passage is a Warner Bros. film noir directed by Delmer Daves and starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film is based on the novel of the same name by David Goodis. It was the ...more

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Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable

Released: 1953

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

How to Marry a Millionaire is a 1953 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and produced and written by Nunnally Johnson. The film stars Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and ...more
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Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

Released: 1974

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

This film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.

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John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart

Released: 1976

Directed by: Don Siegel

The Shootist is a 1976 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring John Wayne in his final film role, about a gunfighter who spends his last days looking for a way to stop with the least ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

Released: 1990

Directed by: Rob Reiner

Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck, Chuck Connors

Released: 1957

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Designing Woman is a 1957 romantic comedy about fashion. Vincente Minnelli directed stars Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck. George Wells won an Academy Award for the screenplay.
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The Mirror Has Two Faces Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Barbra Streisand

The Mirror Has Two Faces is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Barbra Streisand, who also stars. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese is loosely based on the ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson, Robert Stack

Released: 1956

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Written on the Wind is a 1956 American drama film directed by Douglas Sirk and starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone. The screenplay by George Zuckerman was based ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day

Released: 1950

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Young Man with a Horn is a 1950 musical drama film based on a novel of the same name by Dorothy Baker inspired by the life of Bix Beiderbecke, the jazz cornetist. The movie stars Kirk Douglas, ...more
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Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh

Released: 1966

Directed by: Jack Smight

Harper, released in the UK as The Moving Target, is a 1966 film based on Ross Macdonald's novel The Moving Target and adapted for the screen by novelist William Goldman, who admired MacDonald's ...more
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Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda

Released: 1964

Directed by: Richard Quine

Sex and the Single Girl is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Richard Quine and starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, and Mel Ferrer. The film was inspired by the ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack

Released: 1958

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

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Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud

Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael Winner

Appointment with Death is a 1988 mystery film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced and directed by Michael Winner. It is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Appointment with ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal

Released: 1950

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Bright Leaf is a 1950 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal. It is based on a 1949 novel of the same name by Foster ...more
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All I Want for Christmas Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Thora Birch

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ron Lieberman

All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman and starring Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, and Leslie Nielsen. The ...more

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John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Anita Ekberg

Released: 1955

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Blood Alley is a 1955 seafaring adventure movie starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall set in China.

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Lauren Bacall, Kenneth More, Herbert Lom

Released: 1959

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

North West Frontier is a 1959 British CinemaScope adventure film starring Kenneth More and Lauren Bacall. The film was directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay by Robin Estridge and also ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt

Released: 2003

Directed by: Lars von Trier

Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Chloë Sevigny, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Segal

My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, June Allyson

Released: 1954

Directed by: Jean Negulesco

Woman's World, also known as A Woman's World, is a 1954 Technicolor drama film about corporate America. Three men compete for the top job at a large company.
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The Portrait Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck, Paul McCrane

Released: 1993

Directed by: Arthur Penn

The Portrait is a 1993 television film directed by Arthur Penn.
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Lauren Bacall, Dana Delany, James Garner

Released: 1981

Directed by: Ed Bianchi

The Fan is a 1981 thriller about a stalker menacing a movie star. It stars Lauren Bacall, Michael Biehn, James Garner and Maureen Stapleton. It was written by Priscilla Chapman and John ...more