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The Best Maria Schell Movies 

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

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Glenn Ford, Anne Baxter, Vic Morrow

Released: 1960

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Cimarron is a 1960 western film based on the Edna Ferber novel Cimarron, featuring Glenn Ford and Maria Schell. It was directed by Anthony Mann, known for his westerns and film noirs. Ferber's ...more

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Gary Cooper, George C. Scott, Karl Malden

Released: 1959

Directed by: Delmer Daves

The Hanging Tree is a 1959 movie directed by Delmer Daves. Karl Malden took over directing duties for several days when Daves fell ill. The film stars Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, George C. Scott ...more
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Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

Released: 1978

Directed by: Richard Donner

Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat, Margaret Rutherford

Released: 1951

Directed by: John Boulting, Roy Boulting

The Magic Box is a 1951 British, Technicolor, biographical drama film, directed by John Boulting. The film stars Robert Donat as William Friese-Greene, with a host of cameo appearances by such ...more
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Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell

Released: 1974

Directed by: Ronald Neame

The Odessa File is a 1974 thriller film adaptation of the novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, about a struggle between a young German reporter and the ODESSA, an organization for ...more

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Marcello Mastroianni, Jean Marais, Maria Schell

Released: 1957

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Le Notti Bianche is a 1957 Italian film directed by Italian neorealist Luchino Visconti. The movie takes its title and basic plot from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1848 short story, White Nights.
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Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt

Released: 1956

Directed by: René Clément

Gervaise is a 1956 French film directed by René Clément based on the novel L'Assommoir by Émile Zola. It depicts a working-class woman in the mid-nineteenth century trying ...more
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William Shatner, Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1958

Directed by: Richard Brooks

The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay ...more
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Maria Schell, Marius Goring

Released: 1952

Directed by: Compton Bennett

So Little Time is a 1952 drama film directed by Compton Bennett.
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Rod Steiger, Stuart Whitman, Maria Schell

Released: 1961

Directed by: Guy Green

The Mark is a 1961 film which tells the story of a convicted child molester, now out of prison, who is suspected in the molestation and beating of another child. The picture stars Stuart ...more
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Dr. Holl Maria Schell, Adrian Hoven, Marianne Koch

Released: 1951

Directed by: Rolf Hansen

Dr. Holl is a 1951 West German drama film directed by Rolf Hansen. At the 1st Berlin International Film Festival it won the Certificate of Honour award.
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David Bowie, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich

Released: 1979

Directed by: David Hemmings

Just a Gigolo is a 1978 film directed by David Hemmings and starring David Bowie. Set in post-World War I Berlin, it also featured Sydne Rome, Kim Novak and, in her last screen appearance, ...more
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Maria Schell, Curd Jürgens, Ilse Steppat

Released: 1955

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Die Ratten is a 1955 West German drama film directed by Robert Siodmak. It is an adaptation of the play The Rats by Gerhart Hauptmann which transferred the story in the early fifties, shortly ...more
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Denholm Elliott, Trevor Howard, Peter Finch

Released: 1953

Directed by: George More O'Ferrall

The Heart of the Matter is a 1953 British film based on the book of the same name by Graham Greene. It was directed by George More O'Ferrall for London Films. It was entered into the 1953 Cannes ...more
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As Long as You're Near Me Hardy Krüger, Maria Schell, O. W. Fischer

Released: 1953

Directed by: Harald Braun

As Long as You're Near Me is a 1953 West German drama film directed by Harald Braun. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.
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Billy Dee Williams, Maria Schell, Bob Hastings

Released: 1979

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Christmas Lilies of the Field is a 1979 made-for-TV sequel to the classic film Lilies of the Field. In this sequel, directed by Ralph Nelson, Homer Smith returns to the Arizona desert where he ...more
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Rose Bernd Maria Schell, Raf Vallone, Hannes Messemer

Released: 1957

Directed by: Wolfgang Staudte

Rose Bernd is a 1957 German drama film directed by Wolfgang Staudte. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.
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Danielle Darrieux, Jean Marais, Jean-Pierre Aumont

Released: 1955

Directed by: Sacha Guitry

Napoléon is a 1955 French historical epic film directed by Sacha Guitry that depicts major events in the life of Napoleon. Napoleon is played by two actors, Daniel Gélin as a young ...more
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Yves Montand, Maria Schell, Jean Rochefort

Released: 1969

Directed by: Philippe de Broca

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La Provocation Jean Marais, Maria Schell
La Provocation is a French drama film from 1970. It was directed by André Charpak, written by André Charpak and Jean Verdun, starring Jean Marais and Maria Schell.
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Zwei Whiskey und ein Sofa Maria Schell, Horst Tappert, Alexander May

Released: 1963

Directed by: Günter Gräwert

Zwei Whisky und ein Sofa is a 1963 comedy film written by Stefan Gommermann and Werner P. Zibaso and directed by Günter Gräwert.
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Maria Schell

Released: 1979

Directed by: Klaus Emmerich, Klaus Emmerich

Die erste Polka is a film directed by Klaus Emmerich released on Feb 28, 1979.
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Der Thronfolger Maria Schell, Jan Niklas, Günter Strack

Released: 1980

Directed by: Oswald Döpke

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Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Carl Möhner

Released: 1954

Directed by: Helmut Käutner

The Last Bridge is a 1954 Austrian war drama film directed by Helmut Käutner. It tells the story of a German nurse who is sent to the front as a punishment for tending a wounded Yugoslav ...more
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Christopher Lee, Maria Rohm, Maria Schell

Released: 1970

Directed by: Jesús Franco

The Bloody Judge is a 1970 horror and adventure film written by Jesús Franco and Anthony Scott Veitch and directed by Jesús Franco.