The Best Leslie Howard Movies  

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

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

Items include everything from Berkeley Square to Intermezzo.

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Wendy Hiller, Leslie Howard, Wilfrid Lawson
Pygmalion is a 1938 British film based on the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title, and adapted by him for the screen. It stars Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. The film was a financial and ...more
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Leslie Howard, Raymond Huntley, David Tomlinson
"Pimpernel" Smith is a 1941 British anti-Nazi thriller, produced and directed by its star Leslie Howard, which updates his role in the 1934 The Scarlet Pimpernel from Revolutionary ...more
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Merle Oberon, Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey
The Scarlet Pimpernel is a 1934 British adventure film directed by Harold Young and starring Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, and Raymond Massey. Based on the classic adventure novel The Scarlet ...more
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Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Leslie Howard
The Petrified Forest is a 1936 American film, directed by Archie Mayo starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Humphrey Bogart. A precursor of film noir, it was adapted from Robert E. Sherwood's ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Leslie Howard, Raymond Massey
49th Parallel is a 1941 British war drama film; it was the third film made by the British writer-director team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. It was released in the United States as ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Leslie Howard, Cecil Kellaway
Intermezzo is a romantic film made in the USA by Selznick International Pictures and nominated for two academy awards. It was directed by Gregory Ratoff and produced by David O. Selznick. It is ...more
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Leslie Howard, Marion Davies, Halliwell Hobbes
Five and Ten is a 1931 drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard.
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Clark Gable, Norma Shearer, Lionel Barrymore
A Free Soul is a 1931 Pre-Code film which tells the story of an alcoholic defense attorney who must defend his daughter's ex-boyfriend on a charge of murdering the mobster she had started a ...more
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Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more
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David Niven, Leslie Howard, Rosamund John
The First of the Few, known as Spitfire in the United States, is a 1942 British film directed by and starring Leslie Howard as R.J. Mitchell, the designer of the Supermarine Spitfire, alongside ...more
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Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Reginald Denny
Of Human Bondage is a 1934 American drama film directed by John Cromwell and is widely regarded by critics as the film that made Bette Davis a star. The screenplay by Lester Cohen is based on ...more
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Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard
It's Love I'm After is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Archie Mayo and starring Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, and Olivia de Havilland. Based on the story "Gentlemen After ...more
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Leslie Howard
Captured! is a 1933 film about World War I prisoners of war in a German camp. It stars Leslie Howard and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and was based on the short story "Fellow Prisoners" by
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Cesar Romero, Leslie Howard, J. Carrol Naish
British Agent is a 1934 espionage film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Leslie Howard and Kay Francis. It is based on Memoirs of a British Agent, the 1932 autobiography of R. H. Bruce ...more
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Leslie Howard, Heather Angel, Colin Keith-Johnston
Berkeley Square is a science fiction/drama film produced by Fox Film Corporation, directed by Frank Lloyd, and starring Leslie Howard and Heather Angel. It recounts the tale of young American ...more
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Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone, John Barrymore
Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by Shakespeare, directed by George Cukor from a screenplay by Talbot Jennings. The film stars Leslie Howard as Romeo and Norma ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Joan Blondell, Leslie Howard
Stand-In is a 1937 American comedy film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, and Humphrey Bogart. The picture was produced by the independent Walter Wanger, and ...more
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Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Leslie Howard
Outward Bound is an all-talking dramatic film based on the hit 1923 play of the same name by Sutton Vane. The film stars Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Helen Chandler, Beryl Mercer, ...more
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Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Leslie Howard
Smilin' Through is a 1932 MGM Romance-Drama film based on the play by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin, also named Smilin' Through. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for ...more
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Mary Pickford, Leslie Howard
Secrets is a 1933 American Western film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Mary Pickford in her last film role. The film is a remake of Secrets, a silent film starring Norma Talmadge. In ...more
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Myrna Loy, Leslie Howard, Ann Harding
The Animal Kingdom is a 1932 American comedy-drama film directed by Edward H. Griffith based upon a comedy of manners of the same name by Philip Barry. The film starred Leslie Howard, Ann ...more
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Leslie Howard, Elizabeth Allan
Service for Ladies is a 1932 British comedy film, the second based on the novel The Head Waiter by Ernest Vajda. The film was directed by Alexander Korda and starred Leslie Howard. A previous ...more
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Leslie Howard, C. Aubrey Smith, Conchita Montenegro
Never the Twain Shall Meet is a 1931 talking film produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is based on the book by Peter B. Kyne. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and was ...more
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Leslie Howard, Ann Harding, Doris Lloyd
Devotion is a 1931 comedy drama romance film based on the novel by Pamela Wynne, written by Horace Jackson and Graham John, and directed by Robert Milton.
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The Lady Is Willing Leslie Howard, Cedric Hardwicke, Binnie Barnes
The Lady Is Willing is a 1934 British film directed by Gilbert Miller, based on a comedy by French playwright Louis Verneuil. The cast includes Leslie Howard, Cedric Hardwicke, and Binnie