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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?"

Movie fans who love Lucille Ball have also been known to enjoy films starring Andie MacDowell and Annette Funicello.

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Lucille Ball, Vivian Vance, Desi Arnaz I Love Lucy, aka I Love Lucy: The Movie is a 1953 American feature film spin-off of the sitcom I Love Lucy. Except for one test screening in Bakersfield, California, the film was never ...more

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Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Morgan Brittany Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film, directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda and Van Johnson. Before its release, it had three other working titles: The Beardsley ...more

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Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Desi Arnaz The Long, Long Trailer is a 1954 romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli.

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Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New ...more

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Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb.

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Lucille Ball, Boris Karloff, George Sanders Lured is a 1947 film noir directed by Douglas Sirk and starring George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, and Boris Karloff.

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Lucille Ball, Bea Arthur, Bruce Davison Mame is a 1974 musical film based on the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name and the 1955 novel by Patrick Dennis. It was directed by Gene Saks, written by Paul Zindel, and starred Lucille ...more

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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire Follow the Fleet is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme which stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and features Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, and Astrid Allwyn, with ...more

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Lucille Ball, Maureen O'Hara, Ralph Bellamy Dance, Girl, Dance is a film released in 1940 and directed by Dorothy Arzner. In 2007, Dance, Girl, Dance was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library ...more

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Lucille Ball, Red Skelton The Fuller Brush Girl is a 1950 slapstick comedy starring Lucille Ball and directed by Lloyd Bacon. Animator Frank Tashlin wrote the script. Ball plays a quirky door-to-door cosmetics ...more

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Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Ruth Hussey The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as married people who have an affair. Written, directed, and produced by the longtime Hope associates Melvin Frank ...more

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Lucille Ball, William Holden Miss Grant Takes Richmond is a 1949 comedy film starring Lucille Ball and William Holden, directed by Lloyd Bacon and released by Columbia Pictures. It was released under the title Innocence is ...more

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Lucille Ball, Gene Kelly, Red Skelton DuBarry Was a Lady is a 1943 American musical comedy film, starring Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, and Gene Kelly. It is based on the 1939 stage musical of the same name. Shot in Technicolor, the ...more

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Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Natalie Schafer Forever, Darling is a 1956 American romantic comedy film with fantasy overtones, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, and James Mason, and directed by Alexander Hall. The original screenplay by ...more

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Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Agnes Moorehead The Big Street is a 1942 American drama film, starring Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball, based on the short story "Little Pinks" by Damon Runyon, who also produced the movie. The film was ...more

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Lucille Ball, John Carradine, Wendy Barrie Five Came Back is a melodrama and a precursor of the disaster film genre. The film was directed by John Farrow, photographed by renowned film noir cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca, and written ...more

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Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Nancy Walker Best Foot Forward is a 1943 American musical film adapted from the 1941 Broadway musical comedy of the same title. The film was released by MGM, directed by Edward Buzzell, and starred Lucille ...more

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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire Top Hat is a 1935 screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer named Jerry Travers, who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick. He meets ...more

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Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Bruce Cabot Fancy Pants is a 1950 American romantic comedy film, directed by George Marshall starring Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. It is a musical adaptation of Ruggles of Red Gap.

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Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Desi Arnaz Too Many Girls is a 1940 American musical comedy film directed by George Abbott and written by John Twist. The film stars Lucille Ball, Richard Carlson, Ann Miller, Eddie Bracken, Frances ...more

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Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, William Demarest Sorrowful Jones is a 1949 film directed by Sidney Lanfield. The film stars Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. It is also known as Damon Runyon's Sorrowful Jones. Sorrowful Jones was a remake of a 1934 ...more

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Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Merrill Pye, George Sidney ...more

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Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is notable for several disconnected sequences that have little connection with each ...more

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Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Rip Torn Critic's Choice is a 1963 film comedy directed by Don Weis. Based on the 1960 Broadway play of the same name by Ira Levin, the movie starred Bob Hope and Lucille Ball and included Rip Torn, ...more

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Lucille Ball, Stephen Lang, Daphne Zuniga Stone Pillow was a 1985 television movie, directed by George Schaefer, in which Lucille Ball, in an attempt to make a dramatic "breakout" from her years in comedy, portrayed an older ...more