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The Best Lucille Ball Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Bunker Bean to Three Little Pigskins.

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

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    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance
    I Love Lucy, aka I Love Lucy: The Movie is a 1953 American feature film spin-off of the sitcom...  more
  • 2
    100
    16

    The Long, Long Trailer

    Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn
    The Long, Long Trailer is a 1954 romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli....  more
  • 3
    91
    13

    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda
    Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film, directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Lucille Ball,...  more
  • 4
    53
    9

    Stage Door

    Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball
    Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of...  more

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    45
    11

    Mame

    Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur
    Mame is a 1974 musical film based on the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name and the 1955...  more
  • 6
    39
    10

    Forever, Darling

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz
    Forever, Darling is a 1956 American romantic comedy film with fantasy overtones, starring...  more
  • 7
    37
    9

    The Fuller Brush Girl

    Lucille Ball, Red Skelton
    The Fuller Brush Girl is a 1950 slapstick comedy starring Lucille Ball and directed by Lloyd...  more
  • 8
    33
    6

    The Big Street

    Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda
    The Big Street is a 1942 American drama film, starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, based on...  more
  • 9
    33
    8

    The Facts of Life

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope
    The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as married...  more
  • 10
    32
    7

    Du Barry Was a Lady

    Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly
    DuBarry Was a Lady is a 1943 American musical comedy film, starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball,...  more
  • 11
    37
    15

    Lured

    Lucille Ball, Boris Karloff
    Lured is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball,...  more
  • 12
    28
    9

    Fancy Pants

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope
    Fancy Pants is a 1950 American romantic comedy film, directed by George Marshall starring...  more
  • 13
    22
    4

    Too Many Girls

    Lucille Ball, Ann Miller
    Too Many Girls is a 1940 American musical comedy film directed by George Abbott and written by...  more
  • 14
    33
    16

    Dance, Girl, Dance

    Lucille Ball, Maureen O'Hara
    Dance, Girl, Dance is a film released in 1940 and directed by Dorothy Arzner. In 2007, Dance,...  more
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    35
    20

    The Dark Corner

    Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb
    The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred...  more
  • 16
    24
    8

    Ziegfeld Follies

    Judy Garland, Lucille Ball
    Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and...  more
  • 17
    19
    3

    Follow the Fleet

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers
    Follow the Fleet is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme which stars...  more
  • 18
    24
    11

    Miss Grant Takes Richmond

    Lucille Ball, William Holden
    Miss Grant Takes Richmond is a 1949 comedy film starring Lucille Ball and William Holden,...  more
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    23
    10

    Top Hat

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers
    Top Hat is a 1935 screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer...  more

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    19
    7

    Five Came Back

    Lucille Ball, John Carradine
    Five Came Back is a melodrama and a precursor of the disaster film genre. The film was...  more

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    18
    6

    Easy to Wed

    Lucille Ball, Fidel Castro
    Easy to Wed is a 1946 film directed by Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton, and Edward Buzzell....  more
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    18
    7

    Best Foot Forward

    Lucille Ball, June Allyson
    Best Foot Forward is a 1943 American musical film adapted from the 1941 Broadway musical...  more
  • 23
    20
    9

    Critic's Choice

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope
    Critic's Choice is a 1963 film comedy directed by Don Weis. Based on the 1960 Broadway play of...  more
  • 24
    20
    9

    Sorrowful Jones

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope
    Sorrowful Jones is a 1949 film directed by Sidney Lanfield. The film stars Lucille Ball and...  more
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    17
    6

    Roberta

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers
    Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and...  more