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The Best Margaret Rutherford Movies

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

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

List is made up of many different films, including Murder at the Gallop and The Importance of Being Earnest.

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    Passport to Pimlico

    Margaret Rutherford, Hermione Baddeley
    Passport to Pimlico is a 1949 British comedy film made by Ealing Studios and starring Stanley...  more
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    8

    Murder Most Foul

    Dennis Price, James Bolam
    Murder Most Foul is the third of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Loosely...  more
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    4

    I'm All Right Jack

    Peter Sellers, Richard Attenborough
    I'm All Right Jack is a 1959 British comedy film directed and produced by John and Roy...  more

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    Murder at the Gallop

    Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford
    Murder at the Gallop is the second of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It...  more
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    8

    The Smallest Show on Earth

    Peter Sellers, Leslie Phillips
    The Smallest Show on Earth is a 1957 British comedy film, directed by Basil Dearden, and...  more
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    36
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    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Michael Redgrave, Margaret Rutherford
    The Importance of Being Earnest is a British film adaptation of the play by Oscar Wilde. It...  more

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    The V.I.P.s

    Elizabeth Taylor, Maggie Smith
    The V.I.P.s, also known as Hotel International, is a 1963 British drama film in Metrocolor and...  more
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    16

    The Happiest Days of Your Life

    Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford
    The Happiest Days of Your Life is a 1950 British comedy film directed by Frank Launder, based...  more
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    26
    4

    Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles, John Gielgud
    Chimes at Midnight, is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced film directed by and...  more
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    Murder, She Said

    Arthur Kennedy, Joan Hickson
    Murder, She Said is a murder mystery film directed by George Pollock, based on the novel 4.50...  more
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    26
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    Blithe Spirit

    Rex Harrison, Noël Coward
    Blithe Spirit is a 1945 English fantasy-comedy film directed by David Lean. The screenplay by...  more

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    20
    4

    Miranda

    Margaret Rutherford, Glynis Johns
    Miranda is a 1948 British comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin and written by Peter Blackmore,...  more
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    20
    4

    The Magic Box

    Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat
    The Magic Box is a 1951 British, Technicolor, biographical drama film, directed by John...  more
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    18
    4

    Trouble in Store

    Norman Wisdom, Margaret Rutherford
    Trouble in Store is a 1953 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom as a department store...  more
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    22
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    Murder Ahoy!

    Margaret Rutherford, Lionel Jeffries
    Murder Ahoy! is the last of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that starred...  more
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    6
    2

    The Demi-Paradise

    Laurence Olivier, Margaret Rutherford
    The Demi-Paradise is a 1943 British comedy film made by Two Cities Films. It stars Laurence...  more
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    18
    6

    The Runaway Bus

    Petula Clark, Frankie Howerd
    The Runaway Bus is a 1954 British comedy film produced, written, and directed by Val Guest. It...  more
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    4
    2

    English Without Tears

    Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford
    English Without Tears is a 1944 British comedy film directed by Harold French and starring...  more
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    Mad About Men

    Donald Sinden, Margaret Rutherford
    Mad About Men is a British comedy film, made in 1954 in Technicolor. It was directed by Ralph...  more
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    12
    4

    The Mouse on the Moon

    Frankie Howerd, John Le Mesurier
    The Mouse on the Moon is a 1963 British comedy film, an adaptation of the novel The Mouse on...  more
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    14
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    On the Double

    Danny Kaye, Diana Dors
    On The Double is a 1961 film, directed by Melville Shavelson, who also wrote the screenplay...  more
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    Just My Luck

    Leslie Phillips, Norman Wisdom
    Just My Luck is a 1957 British sports comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and...  more
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    2

    Aunt Clara

    Margaret Rutherford, Fay Compton
    Aunt Clara is a 1954 British comedy film starring Margaret Rutherford as a woman who inherits...  more
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    8
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    The Wacky World of Mother Goose is an animated feature film made by Rankin/Bass, written by...  more
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    Arabella

    Virna Lisi, Giancarlo Giannini
    Arabella is an Italian film comedy in the English language, starring Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas...  more