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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?"

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    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman

    Released1974

    Directed bySidney Lumet

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    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1996

    Directed byBarbra 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 1958...  more

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    The Big Sleep

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1946

    Directed byHoward 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 and...  more
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    Key Largo

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1948

    Directed byJohn 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 by...  more

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    To Have and Have Not

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1944

    Directed byHoward 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 nominally...  more

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    Sex and the Single Girl

    Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall

    Released1964

    Directed byRichard 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 title...  more

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    Harper

    Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall

    Released1966

    Directed byJack 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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    Dark Passage

    Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1947

    Directed byDelmer 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 third of...  more
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    Young Man with a Horn

    Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

    Released1950

    Directed byMichael 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, Lauren...  more
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    All I Want for Christmas

    Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen

    Released1991

    Directed byRon 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 score...  more
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    Designing Woman

    Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck

    Released1957

    Directed byVincente 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....  more
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    Misery

    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates

    Released1990

    Directed byRob 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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    Written on the Wind

    Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson

    Released1956

    Directed byDouglas 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 on...  more
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    The Shootist

    John Wayne, Lauren Bacall

    Released1976

    Directed byDon 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 pain...  more

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    Howl's Moving Castle

    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka

    Released2004

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The film...  more

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    Manderlay

    Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released2005

    Directed byLars von Trier

    Manderlay is a 2005 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier and the second part of von Trier's projected USA – Land of Opportunities trilogy. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard, who...  more
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    The Walker

    Willem Dafoe, Lauren Bacall

    Released2007

    Directed byPaul Schrader

    The Walker is a 2007 American-British drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader. It is an independent production and is the latest installment in Schrader's night workers series of films,...  more
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    How to Marry a Millionaire

    Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall

    Released1953

    Directed byJean 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 Lauren...  more
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    Confidential Agent

    Lauren Bacall, Peter Lorre

    Released1945

    Directed byHerman Shumlin

    Confidential Agent is a 1945 spy film starring Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall, and made by Warner Bros. The movie was directed by Herman Shumlin and produced by Robert Buckner with Jack L. Warner as...  more
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    A Star for Two

    Lauren Bacall, Anthony Quinn
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    Applause

    Lauren Bacall
    Applause is a 1973 comedy and musical film written by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and directed by Ron Field and Bill Foster....
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    Perfect Gentlemen

    Lauren Bacall, Ruth Gordon

    Released1978

    Directed byJackie Cooper

    Perfect Gentlemen is a 1978 comedy crime drama film written by Nora Ephron and directed by Jackie Cooper, which was released on Mar 14, 1978....  more
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    Appointment with Death

    Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael 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 Death...  more
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    North West Frontier

    Lauren Bacall, Kenneth More

    Released1959

    Directed byJ. 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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    Presence of Mind

    Jude Law, Lauren Bacall

    Released1999

    Directed byAntoni Aloy

    Presence of Mind is a 1999 drama film directed by Antoni Aloy. The film is based on the story The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. A woman is hired to watch over two recently orphaned children,...  more

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