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The Best Mary Pickford Movies

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including To Save Her Soul and Ramona.

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  • 1

    Sparrows

    Mary Pickford, Gustav von Seyffertitz
    19
    6

    Released1926

    Directed byWilliam Beaudine, Tom McNamara

    Sparrows is a 1926 American silent film about a young woman who rescues a baby from kidnappers. The film, which was originally titled Scraps, starred and was produced by Mary Pickford, who was the...  more
  • 2

    Pollyanna

    Mary Pickford, Helen Jerome Eddy
    13
    3

    Released1920

    Directed byPaul Powell

    Pollyanna is a 1920 American silent melodrama/comedy film starring Mary Pickford, directed by Paul Powell, and based upon Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 novel of the same name. It was Pickford's first...  more
  • 3

    Secrets

    Mary Pickford, Leslie Howard
    14
    5

    Released1933

    Directed byFrank Borzage

    Secrets is a 1933 American Western film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Mary Pickford in her last film role. The film is a remake of Secrets, a silent film starring Norma Talmadge. In 1930,...  more
  • 4

    Stella Maris

    Mary Pickford, Conway Tearle
    15
    7

    Released1918

    Directed byMarshall Neilan

    Stella Maris is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Marshall Neilan, written by Frances Marion and based on William John Locke's 1913 novel of the same name. The film stars Mary Pickford in...  more
  • 5

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

    Mary Pickford, Charles Stanton Ogle
    11
    2

    Released1917

    Directed byMarshall Neilan

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a 1917 silent comedy-drama film directed by Marshall Neilan based upon the novel of the same name by Kate Douglas Wiggin. This version is notable for having been adapted...  more
  • 6

    Ben-Hur

    Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard
    11
    5

    Released1925

    Directed byFred Niblo, Charles Brabin

    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American epic silent film directed by Fred Niblo. It stars Ramón Novarro and Francis X. Bushman, and is based on the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ...  more

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  • 7

    Poor Little Rich Girl

    Mary Pickford, Marcia Harris
    14
    9

    Released1917

    Directed byMaurice Tourneur

    The Poor Little Rich Girl is a 1917 American comedy-drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur. Adapted by Frances Marion from the 1913 play by Eleanor Gates. The Broadway play actually starred future...  more
  • 8

    My Best Girl

    Carole Lombard, Mary Pickford
    13
    9

    Released1927

    Directed bySam Taylor

    My Best Girl is a romantic comedy starring Mary Pickford and Buddy Rogers, directed by Sam Taylor, and produced by Pickford. The movie is notable for co-starring Rogers, who would be Pickford's...  more
  • 9

    The Black Pirate

    Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks
    9
    4

    Released1926

    Directed byAlbert Parker

    The Black Pirate is a 1926 silent adventure film shot entirely in two-strip Technicolor about an adventurer and a "company" of pirates. It stars Douglas Fairbanks, Donald Crisp, Sam De Grasse, and...  more
  • 10

    Cinderella

    Mary Pickford
    9
    4

    Released1914

    Directed byJames Kirkwood, Sr.

    Cinderella is a 1914 silent film starring Mary Pickford, directed by James Kirkwood, Sr., produced by Daniel Frohman, and released by Famous Players Film Company. The film is based upon the fairy...  more
  • 11

    Through the Back Door

    Mary Pickford, Adolphe Menjou
    8
    4

    Released1921

    Directed byAlfred E. Green, Jack Pickford

    Through the Back Door is a silent film directed by Alfred E. Green and Jack Pickford, and starring Mary Pickford....  more
  • 12

    Daddy-Long-Legs

    Mary Pickford, Marshall Neilan
    10
    7

    Released1919

    Directed byMarshall Neilan

    Daddy-Long-Legs is a 1919 silent comedy-drama film directed by Marshall Neilan, and based on Jean Webster's novel Daddy-Long-Legs. The film stars Mary Pickford....  more
  • 13

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Milton Berle, Mary Pickford
    15
    13

    Released1922

    Directed byJohn S. Robertson

    Tess of the Storm Country is a 1922 melodrama starring Mary Pickford, directed by John S. Robertson, and based upon a Grace Miller White novel. It is a remake of Pickford's film from eight years...  more
  • 14

    Heart o' the Hills

    Mary Pickford, Claire McDowell
    7
    4

    Released1919

    Directed bySidney Franklin, Joseph De Grasse

    Heart o' the Hills is a 1919 silent film directed by Joseph De Grasse and Sidney Franklin, written by Bernard McConville and based on a John Fox, Jr.'s novel....  more
  • 15

    How Could You, Jean?

    Mary Pickford, ZaSu Pitts
    7
    4

    Released1918

    Directed byWilliam Desmond Taylor

    How Could You, Jean? is a silent comedy-drama film, starring Mary Pickford, directed by William Desmond Taylor, and based on a novel by Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd. Casson Ferguson was the male lead;...  more
  • 16

    Coquette

    Mary Pickford, Johnny Mack Brown
    10
    8

    Released1929

    Directed bySam Taylor

    Coquette is an American drama film starring Mary Pickford....  more
  • 17

    The Hoodlum

    Mary Pickford
    9
    7

    Released1919

    Directed bySidney Franklin

    The Hoodlum is a 1919 film directed by Sidney Franklin....  more
  • 18

    Rosita

    Mary Pickford, Mathilde Comont
    7
    4

    Released1923

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh

    Rosita is a 1923 American silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The film is based upon an 1872 opera Don César de Bazan of Adolphe d'Ennery et Philippe Dumanoir....  more
  • 19

    Taming of the Shrew

    Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks
    8
    5

    Released1929

    Directed bySam Taylor

    The Taming of the Shrew is the first sound film adaptation of the Shakespearean play of the same name. The movie was directed by Sam Taylor, adapted by Taylor from William Shakespeare's play, and...  more
  • 20

    The Love Light

    Mary Pickford, Fred Thomson
    6
    4

    Released1921

    Directed byFrances Marion, Alfred E. Green

    The Love Light is a 1921 silent drama film starring Mary Pickford. The film was written and directed by Frances Marion....  more
  • 21

    Poor Little Peppina

    Mary Pickford
    7
    5

    Released1916

    Directed bySidney Olcott

    Poor Little Peppina is a 1916 American silent film directed by Sidney Olcott. The film was in 1916 Mary Pickford's longest film to be made. It was soon surpassed by her later films....  more
  • 22

    M'Liss

    Mary Pickford
    6
    5

    Released1918

    Directed byMarshall Neilan, Alfred E. Green

    M'Liss is a 1918 American silent film directed by Marshall Neilan, written by Frances Marion and based on a Bret Harte's story. The film was made previously in 1915 and was remade again in 1922 as...  more
  • 23

    Mistress Nell

    Mary Pickford, Owen Moore
    5
    4

    Released1915

    Directed byJames Kirkwood, Sr.

    Mistress Nell is a 1915 silent film historical adventure starring Mary Pickford. It is yet another story about Nell Gwyn taken from a Broadway play Mistress Nell that was very successful for stage...  more
  • 24

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood
    6
    5

    Released1914

    Directed byEdwin S. Porter

    Tess of the Storm Country is a 1914 silent drama, based on the 1909 novel of the same name by Grace Miller White. It starred Mary Pickford, in a role she would reprise eight years later for the 1922...  more
  • 25

    A Romance of the Western Hills

    Mary Pickford, Blanche Sweet
    5
    4

    Released1910

    Directed byD. W. Griffith

    A Romance of the Western Hills is a 1910 short silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Mary Pickford and Blanche Sweet. A print of the film survives in the film archive of the Library...  more