Elia Kazan: Movies Directed By Elia Kazan

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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.

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Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick
A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story ...more
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Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden
A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 American drama film adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name. It is the story of a southern lady, Blanche Dubois, ...more
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Joan Blondell, Dorothy McGuire, James Dunn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a 1945 film, the first film directed by Greek-American director Elia Kazan, starring James Dunn, Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, and Peggy Ann Garner. The film is ...more
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Lou Antonio, John Marley, Frank Wolff
America, America is a 1963 American dramatic film directed, produced and written by Elia Kazan, from his own book.
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Eli Wallach, Rip Torn, Karl Malden
Baby Doll is a 1956 American black comedy and drama film directed by Elia Kazan, and starring Carroll Baker, Karl Malden and Eli Wallach. The film also features Mildred Dunnock and Rip Torn. It ...more
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Arthur Miller, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Boomerang! is a 1947 film based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murder, only to be found innocent through the efforts of the prosecutor. It stars Dana Andrews, Lee J. Cobb, ...more
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James Dean, Burl Ives, Raymond Massey
East of Eden is a 1955 film, directed by Elia Kazan, and loosely based on the second half of the 1952 novel of the same name by John Steinbeck. It is about a wayward young man who, while seeking ...more
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Gregory Peck, Dean Stockwell, Celeste Holm
Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 drama film about a journalist who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on antisemitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...more
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Fredric March, Gloria Grahame, Terry Moore
Man on a Tightrope is a 1953 American film directed by Elia Kazan, starring Fredric March, Terry Moore and Gloria Grahame. It was entered into the 3rd Berlin International Film Festival. The ...more
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Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger
On the Waterfront is a 1954 American drama film about union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon ...more
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Jack Palance, Richard Widmark, Barbara Bel Geddes
Panic in the Streets is a 1950 film noir directed by Elia Kazan. It was shot exclusively on location in New Orleans, Louisiana and features numerous New Orleans citizens in speaking and ...more
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People of the Cumberland Richard Blaine
People of the Cumberland is a 1937 short film directed by Sidney Meyers and Jay Leyda and produced by Frontier Films. The film is designed to support the U.S. labor union movement and it mixes ...more
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Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters
Pinky is a 1949 American drama film starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters. All three actresses were nominated for the Academy Award, Crain for Best Actress in a Leading Role, ...more
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Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle
Splendor in the Grass is a 1961 Technicolor romantic drama film that tells a story of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak, from which the character Deanie suffers. Written by William Inge, ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr
THE ARRANGEMENT a documentary by Nathalie Borgers shows the portraits of several young people sharing a similar background -- they are all descending from Turkish families but have been growing ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro, Anjelica Huston
The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American dramatic film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon, ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Edgar Buchanan
The Sea of Grass is a 1947 western-drama film set in the American Southwest. It was directed by Elia Kazan and based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Conrad Richter. The movie stars ...more
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The Visitors James Woods, Steve Railsback, Patrick McVey
The Visitors is a 1972 American drama film directed by Elia Kazan. It was entered into the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. Kazan used Daniel Lang's Casualties of War story as a jumping-off point for ...more
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Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters
Viva Zapata! is a 1952 biographical film starring Marlon Brando and directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by John Steinbeck, using as a guide Edgcomb Pinchon's book, Zapata the ...more
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Bruce Dern, Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick
Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van Fleet, Albert Salmi and Jay C. Flippen filmed on location in the Tennessee Valley. It was adapted ...more