Film The Best Movies Directed by George Stevens  

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List of all movies directed by George Stevens ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by George Stevens are listed here and include movie posters and George Stevens movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by George Stevens as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest George Stevens 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 George Stevens film is can be factored into this list.

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

Examples of movies on this list include Shane and A Place in the Sun.

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

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George Stevens was fortunate enough to work with talented actors, including James Stewart and John Wayne.

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Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd Shane is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name ...more

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I Remember Mama is a musical with a book by Thomas Meehan, lyrics by Martin Charnin and Raymond Jessel, and music by Richard Rodgers. The musical ran on Broadway in 1979.

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Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock ...more

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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Furness Swing Time is a 1936 American RKO musical comedy film set mainly in New York City, and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features Helen Broderick, Victor Moore, Eric Blore and Georges ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film loosely based on the 1925 novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play, also titled An American Tragedy. It tells the story of a ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, William Bendix Woman of the Year is an American romantic comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, written by Ring Lardner, Jr., Michael Kanin and John Lee Mahin, directed by George ...more

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Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan Penny Serenade is a 1941 film melodrama starring Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Beulah Bondi, and Edgar Buchanan. The picture was directed by George Stevens, written by Martha Cheavens and Morrie ...more

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Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Charles Coburn The More the Merrier is a 1943 American comedy film made by Columbia Pictures which makes fun of the housing shortage during World War II, especially in Washington, D.C. The picture stars Jean ...more

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Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Millie Perkins The Diary of Anne Frank is a 1959 film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, which was based on the diary of Anne Frank. It was directed by George Stevens, with a screenplay ...more

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Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Douglas Fairbanks Gunga Din is a 1939 RKO adventure film directed by George Stevens and starring Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., loosely based on the poem of the same name by Rudyard ...more

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Ellen Corby, Barbara Bel Geddes, Irene Dunne I Remember Mama is a 1948 drama film, directed by George Stevens, from a screenplay by DeWitt Bodeen, based upon the play by John Van Druten, which itself was based on Kathryn Forbes' novel, ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Hattie McDaniel, Fred MacMurray Alice Adams is a 1935 romantic film made by RKO. It was directed by George Stevens and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay was by Dorothy Yost, Mortimer Offner, and Jane Murfin. The ...more

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Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Cedric Hardwicke

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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns A Damsel in Distress is a 1937 English-themed Hollywood musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns, and Gracie Allen. With a screenplay by P. G. Wodehouse, loosely ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, Hank Henry The Only Game in Town is a 1970 American drama film, the last directed by George Stevens. It stars Elizabeth Taylor and Warren Beatty. The screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy is based on his play of ...more

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Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright Something to Live For is a 1952 American drama film starring Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, and Teresa Wright, directed by George Stevens, and released by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay by ...more

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James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith On Our Merry Way is an American comedy film, produced by Benedict Bogeaus and Burgess Meredith, and released by United Artists. At the time of its release, King Vidor and Leslie Fenton were ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Franchot Tone Quality Street is a 1937 period romance film made by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by George Stevens and produced by Pandro S. Berman. Set in 19th-century England, the film stars Katharine ...more

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Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Lloyd Bridges The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman, with a supporting cast featuring Edgar Buchanan and ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Melvyn Douglas, Andy Clyde Annie Oakley is a 1935 American biographical film directed by George Stevens and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas, and Moroni Olsen. The film is based on the life of ...more

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Kentucky Kernels is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Directed by George Stevens
Kentucky Kernels George McFarland, Noah Beery, Sr. Kentucky Kernels is a 1934 film directed by George Stevens.

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James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Hattie McDaniel Vivacious Lady is a 1938 American black-and-white romantic comedy film starring Ginger Rogers and James Stewart, produced and directed by George Stevens, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The ...more

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The Nitwits is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Directed by George Stevens
The Nitwits Betty Grable, Evelyn Brent, Erik Rhodes The Nitwits is a 1935 comedy film directed by George Stevens.

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Carole Lombard, Peter Cushing, Anne Shirley Vigil in the Night is a 1940 film based on the 1939 serialized novel Vigil in the Night, by A. J. Cronin. The film was produced and directed by George Stevens and stars Carole Lombard, Brian ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Forrest Tucker Keeper of the Flame is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama film directed by George Cukor, and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart is adapted from ...more

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That Justice Be Done was a one-reel propaganda film made in 1946 by the Office of War Information for the US Chief of Counsel at Nuremberg and the War Crimes Office of the Judge Advocate ...more

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Blood and Thunder Blood and Thunder is a 1930 short film directed by George Stevens.

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The Nazi Plan is a 1945 American documentary film directed by George Stevens. The film, compiled from extensive footage of captured Nazi propaganda and newsreel image and sound recordings, was ...more

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Bachelor Bait is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Directed by George Stevens
Bachelor Bait Rochelle Hudson, Anne Shirley, Stuart Erwin Bachelor Bait is a 1934 film. It lost $3,000.

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Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Murray The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble is a 1933 comedy film starring George Sidney, Charlie Murray, and Maureen O'Sullivan. The film is the last in the Cohens and Kellys series, and the first ...more

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The Kick-Off The Kick-Off is a 1931 short film directed by George Stevens.