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The Best Movies Directed by Otto Preminger  

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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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Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Judith Anderson
Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by ...more
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James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick
This film is a 1959 American courtroom drama film. It was directed by Otto Preminger and adapted by Wendell Mayes from the best-selling novel of the same name written by Michigan Supreme Court ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker
The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a heroin addict who gets clean while in prison, but ...more
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Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb
Exodus is a 1960 epic film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus, by Leon ...more
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Vincent Price, Anne Baxter, Tallulah Bankhead
A Royal Scandal, also known as Czarina, is a 1945 film about the love life of Russian Empress Catherine the Great. It stars Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter, and William Eythe. The ...more
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Linda Darnell, John Carradine, Alice Faye
Fallen Angel is a 1945 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger, with cinematography by Joseph LaShelle, who had also worked with Preminger on Laura a year before. The film features ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Betty White, Henry Fonda
Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by ...more
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John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda
In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun
River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. The screenplay by Frank Fenton is based on a story by Louis Lantz.
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David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Jean Seberg
Bonjour Tristesse is a 1958 British-American film, directed and produced by Otto Preminger from a screenplay by Arthur Laurents based on the novel of the same title by Françoise Sagan. ...more
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Laurence Olivier, Carol Lynley, Noël Coward
Bunny Lake Is Missing is a 1965 British psychological thriller film starring Laurence Olivier and directed and produced by Otto Preminger, who filmed it in black and white widescreen format in ...more
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Elizabeth Montgomery, Gary Cooper, Rod Steiger
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell is a 1955 film directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gary Cooper as Billy Mitchell, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger and Elizabeth Montgomery in ...more
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Gene Tierney, Karl Malden, Dana Andrews
Where the Sidewalk Ends is a 1950 American film noir directed and produced by Otto Preminger. The screenplay for the film was written by Ben Hecht, and adapted by Robert E. Kent, Frank P. ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Jim Backus
Angel Face is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed by Otto Preminger. The drama, filmed on location in Beverly Hills, California, features Robert Mitchum and Jean Simmons.
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Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford
Whirlpool is a 1949 thriller film noir directed by Otto Preminger and written by Ben Hecht and Andrew Solt, adapted from Guy Endore's novel Methinks the Lady. The film stars Gene Tierney, ...more
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Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Porgy and Bess is a 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger. It is based on the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, which is in turn ...more
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Burgess Meredith, John Huston, Romy Schneider
The Cardinal is a 1963 American drama film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was written by Robert Dozier, ...more
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Forever Amber is a romance novel by Kathleen Winsor set in 17th-century England. It was made into a film in 1947 by 20th Century Fox.
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Burgess Meredith, Dyan Cannon, Jennifer O'Neill
Such Good Friends is a 1971 American comedy-drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The screenplay by Esther Dale is based on the novel of the same title by Lois Gould. The film stars Dyan ...more
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Billy Wilder, Reginald Owen, C. Aubrey Smith
Kidnapped is an adventure film directed by Alfred L. Werker, starring Warner Baxter and Freddie Bartholomew, and based on the book Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
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Liza Minnelli, Fred Williamson, James Coco
Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon is a 1970 American drama film directed by Otto Preminger. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Marjorie Kellogg.
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Carmen Jones is a 1943 Broadway musical with music by Georges Bizet and lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II which was performed at The Broadway Theatre. Conceptually, it is Bizet's opera ...more
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Jeanne Crain, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell
Centennial Summer is a 1946 musical film directed by Otto Preminger. The musical, that stars Jeanne Crain and Cornel Wilde, is based on a novel by Albert E. Idell. It was produced in response to ...more
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John Gielgud, Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark
Saint Joan is a 1957 British-American film adapted from the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title about the life of Joan of Arc. The restructured screenplay by Graham Greene, directed by ...more
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Otto Preminger, Hardy Krüger, Gregory Ratoff
Die Jungfrau auf dem Dach is a 1953 comedy film written by Carl Zuckmayer and directed by Otto Preminger.