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The Best Marlene Dietrich Movies  

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

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

The Scarlet Empress and Morocco are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

Notable directors that worked with Marlene Dietrich include names like Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Fritz Lang. Is Marlene Dietrich your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Lillian Gish and Greta Garbo films lists too.

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Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich
Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby Mann and ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Anna May Wong, Eugene Pallette
Shanghai Express is a 1932 American film directed by Josef von Sternberg. The pre-Code picture stars Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong, and Warner Oland. It was written by Jules ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power
Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in London. The film, based on a short story by Agatha Christie, deals with the trial of a man accused. ...more
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Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich
Touch of Evil is a 1958 American thriller film, written, directed by, and co-starring Orson Welles. The screenplay was loosely based on the novel Badge of Evil by Whit Masterson. Along with ...more
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Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Hattie McDaniel
Blonde Venus is a 1932 pre-Code drama film starring Marlene Dietrich, Herbert Marshall, and Cary Grant. The movie was produced and directed for Paramount Pictures by Josef von Sternberg from a ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, C. Aubrey Smith, Sam Jaffe
The Scarlet Empress is a 1934 historical drama film made by Paramount Pictures about the life of Catherine the Great. It was directed and produced by Josef von Sternberg from a screenplay by ...more
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James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Billy Gilbert
Destry Rides Again is a 1939 western starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart, and directed by George Marshall. The supporting cast includes Mischa Auer, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Roland Varno
The Blue Angel is a 1930 German tragicomedic film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich and Kurt Gerron. Written by Carl Zuckmayer, Karl Vollmöller ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou
Morocco is a 1930 American romance drama film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, and Adolphe Menjou. Based on the novel Amy Jolly by Benno Vigny and ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Jean Arthur, Millard Mitchell
A Foreign Affair is a 1948 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, and John Lund. The screenplay by Wilder, Charles Brackett, and ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Victor McLaglen, Warner Oland
In June 2002, a dispute involving a question of honor between the Mai and Mastois clans in rural Pakistan was judged by a local tribal council. When Mukhtar Mai pleaded on her family's behalf, ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, Jane Wyman
Stage Fright is a 1950 British crime film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock starring Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding and Richard Todd. Others in the cast include Alastair ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, William Frawley
Desire is an American romantic drama film released in 1936 and directed by Frank Borzage. It was produced by Borzage and Ernst Lubitsch. The picture is a remake of the 1933 German film Die ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Cesar Romero, Edward Everett Horton
The Devil Is a Woman is a 1935 romance film directed and photographed by Josef von Sternberg, adapted from the 1898 novel La Femme et le pantin by Pierre Louÿs. The film was based on a ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh
Knight Without Armour is a 1937 British historical drama film made by London Films and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Jacques Feyder and produced by Alexander Korda from a ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Jack Elam, Arthur Kennedy
Rancho Notorious is a 1952 Western film shot in Technicolor, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Marlene Dietrich as the matron of a criminal hideout called Chuck-a-Luck. Arthur Kennedy and Mel ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Melvyn Douglas, Herbert Marshall
Angel is a 1937 American comedy-drama film made by Paramount Pictures. It was produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch from a screenplay by Samson Raphaelson and Frederick Lonsdale, adapted by ...more
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John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich
Seven Sinners is a 1940 American adventure film starring Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne in the first of three films they made together. The film was produced by Universal Pictures in black and
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David Bowie, Kim Novak, Marlene Dietrich
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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Marlene Dietrich, Andy Devine, Anne Revere
The Flame of New Orleans is a 1941 comedy film directed by René Clair and starring Marlene Dietrich and Bruce Cabot in his first comedy role. The supporting cast features Roland Young, ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, David Hemmings
Marlene, also known in Germany as Marlene Dietrich - Porträt eines Mythos, is a 1984 documentary film made by Maximilian Schell about the legendary film star Marlene Dietrich. It was made ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray
The Lady is Willing is a 1942 Columbia Pictures screwball comedy film starring Marlene Dietrich and Fred MacMurray, directed by Mitchell Leisen.
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Marlene Dietrich, Lionel Atwill, Brian Aherne
The Song of Songs is a romantic drama film starring Marlene Dietrich as a naive, German peasant who moves to Berlin and suffers much heartache. It was based on the 1908 novel Das Hohe Lied by ...more
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James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Hawkins
No Highway in the Sky is a 1951 British disaster film directed by Henry Koster and starring James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich. The film is based on the novel No Highway by Nevil Shute, and was ...more
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Marlene Dietrich, Basil Rathbone, Charles Boyer
The Garden of Allah is a dramatic film made by Selznick International Pictures, directed by Richard Boleslawski and produced by David O. Selznick. The screenplay was written by William P. ...more