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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.

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  • 1
    I Love Lucy
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    I Love Lucy

    Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance

    Released1953

    Directed byMarc Daniels, Edward Sedgwick

    I Love Lucy, aka I Love Lucy: The Movie is a 1953 American feature film spin-off of the sitcom... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 2
    The Long, Long Trailer
    102
    18

    The Long, Long Trailer

    Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn

    Released1953

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    The Long, Long Trailer is a 1954 romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 3
    Yours, Mine and Ours
    93
    13

    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda

    Released1968

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film, directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Lucille Ball,... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Stage Door
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    Stage Door

    Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball

    Released1937

    Directed byGregory La Cava

    Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 5
    Mame
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    11

    Mame

    Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur

    Released1974

    Directed byGene Saks

    Mame is a 1974 musical film based on the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name and the 1955... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Lured
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    5

    Lured

    Lucille Ball, Boris Karloff

    Released1947

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Lured is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 7
    The Big Street
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    4

    The Big Street

    Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda

    Released1942

    Directed byIrving Reis

    The Big Street is a 1942 American drama film, starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    Dance, Girl, Dance
    34
    5

    Dance, Girl, Dance

    Lucille Ball, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1940

    Directed byRobert Wise, Dorothy Arzner

    Dance, Girl, Dance is a film released in 1940 and directed by Dorothy Arzner. In 2007, Dance,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    The Dark Corner
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    The Dark Corner

    Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb

    Released1946

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    The Fuller Brush Girl
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    10

    The Fuller Brush Girl

    Lucille Ball, Red Skelton

    Released1950

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    The Fuller Brush Girl is a 1950 slapstick comedy starring Lucille Ball and directed by Lloyd... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    The Facts of Life
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    The Facts of Life

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope

    Released1960

    Directed byNorman Panama, Melvin Frank

    The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as married... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Forever, Darling
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    Forever, Darling

    Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz

    Released1956

    Directed byAlexander Hall

    Forever, Darling is a 1956 American romantic comedy film with fantasy overtones, starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    Du Barry Was a Lady
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    Du Barry Was a Lady

    Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly

    Released1943

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    DuBarry Was a Lady is a 1943 American musical comedy film, starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Fancy Pants
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    8

    Fancy Pants

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope

    Released1950

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Fancy Pants is a 1950 American romantic comedy film, directed by George Marshall starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Miss Grant Takes Richmond
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    4

    Miss Grant Takes Richmond

    Lucille Ball, William Holden

    Released1949

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    Miss Grant Takes Richmond is a 1949 comedy film starring Lucille Ball and William Holden,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Follow the Fleet
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    Follow the Fleet

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

    Released1936

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    Follow the Fleet is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme which stars... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Too Many Girls
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    Too Many Girls

    Lucille Ball, Ann Miller

    Released1940

    Directed byGeorge Abbott

    Too Many Girls is a 1940 American musical comedy film directed by George Abbott and written by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 18
    Ziegfeld Follies
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    Ziegfeld Follies

    Judy Garland, Lucille Ball

    Released1945

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Roy Del Ruth, Lemuel Ayers, Merrill Pye

    Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Five Came Back
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    6

    Five Came Back

    Lucille Ball, John Carradine

    Released1939

    Directed byJohn Farrow

    Five Came Back is a melodrama and a precursor of the disaster film genre. The film was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 20
    Easy to Wed
    19
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    Easy to Wed

    Lucille Ball, Fidel Castro

    Released1946

    Directed byBuster Keaton, Edward Buzzell, Edward Sedgwick

    Easy to Wed is a 1946 film directed by Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton, and Edward Buzzell.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    Best Foot Forward
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    Best Foot Forward

    Lucille Ball, June Allyson

    Released1943

    Directed byEdward Buzzell

    Best Foot Forward is a 1943 American musical film adapted from the 1941 Broadway musical... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Roberta
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    4

    Roberta

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

    Released1935

    Directed byWilliam A. Seiter

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

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  • 23
    Top Hat
    23
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    Top Hat

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

    Released1935

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    Top Hat is a 1935 screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 24
    Stone Pillow
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    Stone Pillow

    Lucille Ball, Stephen Lang

    Released1985

    Directed byGeorge Schaefer

    Stone Pillow was a 1985 television movie, directed by George Schaefer, in which Lucille Ball,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Sorrowful Jones
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    Sorrowful Jones

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope

    Released1949

    Directed bySidney Lanfield, Norman Z. McLeod

    Sorrowful Jones is a 1949 film directed by Sidney Lanfield. The film stars Lucille Ball and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button