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

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Hearts of the World and Man's Enemy are included in this list.

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Lillian Gish, Noël Coward, Erich von Stroheim Hearts of the World is a 1918 American silent World War I propaganda film written, produced and directed by D. W. Griffith. In an effort to change the neutral mindset of the American public ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish The Night of the Hunter is an American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. Based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Davis ...more

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Lillian Gish, Montagu Love, Edward Earle The Wind is a 1928 American silent romantic drama film directed by Victor Sjöström. The movie was adapted by Frances Marion from the novel of the same name written by Dorothy ...more

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Lillian Gish, Joseph Schildkraut, Dorothy Gish Orphans of the Storm is a 1921 drama film by D. W. Griffith set in late-18th-century France, before and during the French Revolution. The last Griffith film to feature Lillian and Dorothy Gish, ...more

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Lillian Gish, Richard Barthelmess, Lowell Sherman Way Down West is a 1920 film directed by D. W. Griffith.

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Lillian Gish, Kid McCoy, Donald Crisp Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by D.W. Griffith. It was distributed by United Artists and premiered on May 13, 1919. It stars ...more

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Lillian Gish, Douglas Fairbanks, Erich von Stroheim Intolerance is a 1916 epic silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and considered one of the great masterpieces of the Silent Era. The three-and-a-half hour epic intercuts four parallel ...more

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Nancy Reagan, Anne Francis, Jennifer Jones Portrait of Jennie is a 1948 fantasy film based on the novella by Robert Nathan. The film was directed by William Dieterle and produced by David O. Selznick. It stars Jennifer Jones and Joseph

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Lillian Gish, John Ford, Raoul Walsh The Birth of a Nation is a 1915 American silent epic drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and based on the novel and play The Clansman, both by Thomas Dixon, Jr. Griffith co-wrote the ...more

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Lillian Gish, Edward Everett Horton, Karl Dane La Bohème is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor, based on the opera La bohème by Giacomo Puccini. Lillian Gish and John Gilbert star as ill-fated lovers.

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Carol Burnett, Mia Farrow, Lauren Hutton A Wedding is a 1978 comedy film directed by Robert Altman, starring Desi Arnaz, Jr., Carol Burnett, Paul Dooley, Vittorio Gassman, Mia Farrow, Lillian Gish, Geraldine Chaplin, Howard Duff, Nina ...more

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Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones Duel in the Sun is a Technicolor 1946 Western film directed by King Vidor, produced and written by David O. Selznick, which tells the story of a Mestiza girl who goes to live with her caucasian ...more

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Bette Davis, Vincent Price, Mary Steenburgen The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry and stars Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and ...more

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Lillian Gish, Lionel Barrymore, Harry Carey The Musketeers of Pig Alley is a 1912 American short drama film credited as the first gangster film in history. It is directed by D. W. Griffith and written by Griffith and Anita Loos. It is ...more

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Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron True Heart Susie is a 1919 American drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. A print of the film survives in the film archive of the British Film Institute. The film has ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish The Unforgiven is a 1960 American western film filmed in Durango, Mexico. It was directed by John Huston and stars Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, Charles Bickford and Lillian ...more

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Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh The Battle at Elderbush Gulch is a 1913 American silent Western film directed by D. W. Griffith and featuring Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, and Lionel Barrymore.

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Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Lionel Barrymore The New York Hat is a short silent film directed by D. W. Griffith from a screenplay by Anita Loos, and starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, and Lillian Gish.

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Elizabeth Taylor, James Earl Jones, Richard Burton The Comedians is a 1967 film directed and produced by Peter Glenville, based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, who also wrote the screenplay. The stars were Richard Burton, ...more

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Lillian Gish, Harry Carey, Dorothy Gish An Unseen Enemy is a 1912 Biograph Company short silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, and was the first film to be made starring the actresses Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish. A critic of the ...more

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Lillian Gish, Karl Dane, Henry B. Walthall The Scarlet Letter is a 1926 American drama film, based on the book by the same name, and directed by Victor Sjöström. Louis B. Mayer was reluctant on using Miss Gish, fearing ...more

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Kurt Russell, Lillian Gish, Vera Miles Follow Me, Boys! is a 1966 family film produced by Walt Disney Productions, based on the book God and My Country by MacKinlay Kantor. It was the last production released by Disney before Walt ...more

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John Wayne, Lillian Gish, Norman Kerry Annie Laurie is a 1927 silent film directed by John S. Robertson, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and starring Lillian Gish and Norman Kerry. This was the third film of Lillian Gish at MGM, and ...more

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Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Henry B. Walthall Home, Sweet Home is an American silent biographical drama directed by D.W. Griffith. The film starred Earle Foxe, Henry Walthall and Dorothy Gish in the lead roles.

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Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman The White Sister is a 1923 American drama film starring Lillian Gish, directed by Henry King, and released by Metro Pictures about nine months before its merger into Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was ...more

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Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Ralph Graves The Greatest Question is a 1919 American drama film directed by D. W. Griffith.

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Lillian Gish, Rudolph Valentino, Donald Crisp The Battle of the Sexes is a 1914 American silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith for the Majestic Motion Picture Company. No complete prints of the film are known to exist, however, a ...more

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Lillian Gish, William Garwood, F. A. Turner The Hunchback is a 1914 American silent short drama film directed by W. Christy Cabanne and written by Anita Loos. The film stars William Garwood, Frank Turner, Edna Mae Wilson and Lillian

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Joan Collins, Stefanie Powers, Lillian Gish Warning Shot is a 1967 film about a police sergeant who kills a man while on a stakeout, then must prove that it was self-defense. It is based on the novel 711 - Officer Needs Help by Whit ...more

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Lillian Gish, Rod La Rocque One Romantic Night is the title given to the first sound film version of Ferenc Molnár's play The Swan, and was silent screen star Lillian Gish's talking film debut. She starred as ...more

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Lillian Gish, George Fawcett The Great Love is a 1918 American silent war drama film directed by written and D. W. Griffith who, along with scenario writer Stanner E.V. Taylor, is credited as "Captain Victor ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Michael Caine, Alan Alda Sweet Liberty is an American comedy film written and directed by Alan Alda, and starring Alda in the lead role, alongside Michael Caine and Michelle Pfeiffer, with support from Bob Hoskins, Lois ...more

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Lillian Gish, Lloyd Bridges, Paul Muni Commandos Strike at Dawn is a 1942 war film directed by John Farrow and written by Irwin Shaw from a story by C.S. Forester, starring Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, and ...more

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Lillian Gish, Eddie Albert, Lionel Jeffries Orders to Kill was a 1958 British wartime drama film. It starred Paul Massie, Eddie Albert and Lillian Gish. It was directed by Anthony Asquith based on a story by Donald C. Downes.

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Lillian Gish, David Butler, Robert Harron The Greatest Thing in Life is a 1918 American silent drama film about World War I, directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, and David Butler. The film is now ...more

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Lillian Gish, Frank Opperman An Indian’s Loyalty is a 1913 short Western film directed by Christy Cabanne and featuring Lillian Gish.

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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

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Lillian Gish A Romance of Happy Valley is a 1919 American drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish. Believed lost for almost 50 years, a print was discovered in 1965 in the Soviet

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Lillian Gish, Roland Young, Charles Halton His Double Life is a 1933 American comedy-drama film directed by Broadway theatrical impresario and first time film director Arthur Hopkins with directorial input from the experienced William C. ...more

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Lillian Gish, William Powell, Ronald Colman Romola is a 1924 American drama film directed by Henry King and shot on location in Italy. The film stars Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell and Ronald Colman, and is based on the George ...more

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Lillian Gish, Frank Opperman During the Round-Up is a 1913 American short Western film directed by Christy Cabanne and featuring Lillian Gish.

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The Enemy Lillian Gish The Enemy is a 1927 American drama film directed by Fred Niblo, and starring Lillian Gish. The film has been thought to be lost. The MGM library, now controlled by Turner Classic Movies, has a ...more

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Lillian Gish, Spottiswoode Aitken Pathways of Life is a 1916 American short drama film directed by Christy Cabanne. A surviving film at UCLA Film and Television.

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Lillian Gish, Elmer Clifton, Wilfred Lucas The Lily and the Rose; sometimes Lily of the Rose is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Paul Powell and starring Lillian Gish. Preserved at the Library of Congress.

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Lillian Gish, William A. Carroll The Conscience of Hassan Bey is a 1913 American short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and Christy Cabanne.

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The Children Pay Lillian Gish The Children Pay is a surviving 1916 American silent drama film directed by Lloyd Ingraham and starring Lillian Gish.

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Veronica Lake, Lillian Gish, Joan Caulfield Miss Susie Slagle's is a 1946 film directed by John Berry. It was based on the popular novel by Augusta Tucker. The film was Berry's directorial debut and first starring role for Joan

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Lillian Gish An Innocent Magdalene is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan. It is considered to be a lost film.

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Remodeling Her Husband Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, James Rennie Remodeling Her Husband is a silent film comedy that marked the only time Lillian Gish directed a film. D. W. Griffith is stated in some sources as co-director or perhaps had limited input as the ...more

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The House Built Upon Sand is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lillian Gish Movies
The House Built Upon Sand Lillian Gish, Josephine Crowell, Roy Stewart The House Built Upon Sand is a 1916 American drama film directed by Edward Morrissey and starring Lillian Gish. This is a lost film.