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The Best Movies Directed by Billy Wilder

List of all movies directed by Billy Wilder ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Billy Wilder are listed here and include movie posters and Billy Wilder movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Billy Wilder as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Billy Wilder movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Billy Wilder film is can be factored into this list.

From Billy Wilder's studio films to Billy Wilder's independent films, this Billy Wilder filmography keeps tabs on all Billy Wilder movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

List ranges from Some Like It Hot to The Apartment, plus much more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Billy Wilder direct?” or “who is Billy Wilder?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Billy Wilder?” and “what's a good selection of good Billy Wilder movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Billy Wilder films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Billy Wilder works.

All Billy Wilder director credits are included. This list of every movie that Billy Wilder has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Billy Wilder movie is and which actors starred in the Billy Wilder film.

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Woody Allen and James Stewart both worked on a Billy Wilder directed movie, as have many other great actors. We have lists of the best movies directed by John Huston and David Lean too, which you might like if you're a fan of Billy Wilder.

  • Sunset Boulevard
    1
    William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Witness for the Prosecution
    2
    Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Some Like It Hot
    3
    Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Apartment
    4
    Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Ace in the Hole
    5
    Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Porter Hall
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Stalag 17
    6
    William Holden, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Lost Weekend
    7
    Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Sabrina
    8
    Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Double Indemnity
    9
    Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • A Foreign Affair
    10
    Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Front Page
    11
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Carol Burnett
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • One, Two, Three
    12
    James Cagney, Pamela Tiffin, Horst Bucholz
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Fortune Cookie
    13
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ron Rich
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Avanti!
    14
    Jack Lemmon, Juliet Mills, Clive Revill
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Spirit of St. Louis
    15
    James Stewart, Patricia Smith, Murray Hamilton
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Major and the Minor
    16
    Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Seven Year Itch
    17
    Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Kiss Me, Stupid
    18
    Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
    19
    Christopher Lee, Frank Thornton, Miklós Rózsa
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Love in the Afternoon
    20
    Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Irma la Douce
    21
    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Five Graves to Cairo
    22
    Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Fedora
    23
    William Holden, Marthe Keller, José Ferrer
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Buddy Buddy
    25
    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Paula Prentiss
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder