Elia Kazan: Movies Directed By Elia Kazan

List of all movies directed by Elia Kazan, listed alphabetically. These popular films directed by Elia Kazan include trailers of the movies when available. This collection includes some of the best movies directed by Elia Kazan, so use the list to find some movies you haven't already seen. From Elia Kazan's studio films to Elia Kazan's independent films, this Elia Kazan filmography includes movies from all genres.

This list includes Viva Zapata!, A Streetcar Named Desire and more.

Almost all Elia Kazan director credits are included. If you’re wondering, “What movies did Elia Kazan direct?” or “What is the best Elia Kazan movie?” then this list will answer your questions.

Elia Kazan had the pleasure of working with tremendous talent, including Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro. Did you have fun voting on this list of Elia Kazan movies? You might also want to vote on our lists of the best William Wyler and John Huston movies as well.


  • A Face in the Crowd
    Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    Ambitious young radio producer Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) finds a charming rogue named Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes (Andy Griffith) in an Arkansas drunk tank and puts him on the air. Soon, Rhodes' ...more

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  • A Streetcar Named Desire
    Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    Based on the play by Tennessee Williams, this renowned drama follows troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, ...more
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    Dorothy McGuire, Peggy Ann Garner, James Dunn
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    This adaptation of the classic novel tells the story of young Francie Nolan (Peggy Ann Garner) who yearns for life beyond her Brooklyn apartment building. While her daily routine is difficult, she ...more
  • America America
    Stathis Giallelis, Frank Wolff, Elena Karam
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    Stavros Topouzoglou (Stathis Giallelis) is a young Greek man living in an area under Turkish oppression, who wants nothing more than to go to America. Stavros travels to Constantinople, enduring ...more

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  • Baby Doll
    Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a 19-year old childlike beauty ...more

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  • Boomerang
    Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    Connecticut prosecutor Henry Harvey (Dana Andrews), faced with a political maelstrom in the wake of the shooting death of a Catholic priest on a city street corner, feels tremendous pressure to ...more

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