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The Best Montgomery Clift Movies

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

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

List films include From Here to Eternity, The Heiress and many more.

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    Red River

    John Wayne, Montgomery Clift
    Red River is a 1948 Western film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne...  more

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    #24 of 400 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#1 of 49 The Best 1940s Western Movies

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    Wild River

    Bruce Dern, Montgomery Clift
    Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van...  more
  • 3

    A Place in the Sun

    Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift
    A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film loosely based on the 1925 novel An American...  more

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    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster
    From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel...  more

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    The Misfits

    Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable
    The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was...  more

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    #7 of 16 The Greatest Westerns That Don't Take Place In The Old West#8 of 12 12 Movies That Had To Shoot Around Actors' Untimely Deaths

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    I Confess

    Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift
    I Confess is a 1953 drama film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Montgomery Clift as...  more
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    The Big Lift

    Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas
    The Big Lift is a 1950 drama film shot in black-and-white on location in the city of Berlin,...  more
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    The Search

    Montgomery Clift, Wendell Corey
    The Search is a 1948 Swiss-American film directed by Fred Zinnemann which tells the story of a...  more
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    Judgment at Nuremberg

    Judy Garland, William Shatner
    Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the...  more

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    #762 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#30 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s

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    Suddenly, Last Summer

    Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn
    Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 American Southern Gothic mystery film based on the play of the...  more
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    The Heiress

    Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift
    The Heiress is a 1949 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Olivia de...  more
  • 12

    The Young Lions

    Marlon Brando, Dean Martin
    The Young Lions is a 1958 CinemaScope war drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk, based upon...  more
  • 13

    Raintree County

    Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift
    Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil...  more
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    Myrna Loy, Montgomery Clift
    Lonelyhearts is a 1958 drama film directed by Vincent J. Donehue. It is based on the 1957 play...  more
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    Terminal Station

    Montgomery Clift, Jennifer Jones
    Terminal Station is a 1953 film by Italian director Vittorio De Sica. It tells the story of...  more
  • 16

    Freud: The Secret Passion

    Montgomery Clift, David McCallum
    Freud: The Secret Passion, also known as Freud, is a 1962 American biographical film drama...  more
  • 17

    The Defector

    Montgomery Clift, Roddy McDowall
    The Defector is a 1966 thriller film, starring Montgomery Clift, Roddy McDowall and Macha...  more