The Best Movies Directed by Otto Preminger

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

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

List movies include Laura, Porgy and Bess and more.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Otto Preminger direct?” or “who is Otto Preminger?” 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 Otto Preminger?” and “what's a good selection of good Otto Preminger movies?”

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

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

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James Stewart and Laurence Olivier are among the many great actors who worked on a Otto Preminger movie.

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  • Laura
    1
    Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb
    31 votes
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
    In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (Gene Tierney) in her fashionable ...more

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  • Anatomy of a Murder
    2
    James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara
    25 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
    Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart) takes the case of Army Lt. Manion (Ben Gazzara), who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife (Lee Remick) claimed that he raped her. Over ...more

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  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
    3
    Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill
    19 votes
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
    Ashamed that his father lived a life of crime, hard-boiled New York City cop Mark Dixon (Dana Andrews) has a reputation for being too tough on criminals. So when Dixon unintentionally kills a murder ...more
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
    4
    Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker, Kim Novak
    19 votes
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
    When illegal card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie Machine (Frank Sinatra) gets out of prison, he decides to straighten up. Armed with nothing but an old drum set, Frankie tries to get ...more

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  • Whirlpool
    5
    Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer
    14 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
    Plagued by an overwhelming urge to shoplift, Ann Sutton (Gene Tierney) is helped out of a tight spot by David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Unfortunately for Ann, Korvo is a conniving hypnotist who draws her ...more
  • In Harm's Way
    6
    John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal
    24 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
    Naval Captain Torrey (John Wayne) manages to bring his ship through the bombing of Pearl Harbor unscathed, but is later demoted when it is damaged in a subsequent battle due to his negligence. Back ...more

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