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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?"

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, Dorothy Malone
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, Walter Brennan
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, Edward G. Robinson
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
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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John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, James Stewart
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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Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall
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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Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable
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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Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day
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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Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck, Chuck Connors
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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Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan
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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The Mirror Has Two Faces
Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson
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
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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Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda
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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Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh
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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Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack
The Gift of Love is a 1958 drama film directed by Jean Negulesco.
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Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud
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
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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Lauren Bacall, Kenneth More, Herbert Lom
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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The Portrait
Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck, Paul McCrane
The Portrait is a 1993 television film directed by Arthur Penn.
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Lauren Bacall, Fred MacMurray, June Allyson
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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Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt
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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John Wayne, Lauren Bacall, Anita Ekberg
Blood Alley is a 1955 seafaring adventure movie starring John Wayne and Lauren Bacall set in China.

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All I Want for Christmas
Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Thora Birch
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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A Star for Two
Lauren Bacall, Anthony Quinn
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Lauren Bacall, Lillian Gish, Richard Widmark
The Cobweb is a MGM Eastmancolor film. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli and based on a novel by William Gibson. It was released on DVD as part of the Warner Archive Collection on January 18, ...more