The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kramer  

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

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

List movies include It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and many more.

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

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

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Harrison Ford and Marlon Brando are among the many great actors who worked on a Stanley Kramer movie.

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Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Harry Morgan
Inherit the Wind is a 1960 Hollywood film adaptation of the play of the same name, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, directed by Stanley Kramer. It stars Spencer Tracy as lawyer ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine ...more
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Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich
Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby Mann and ...more
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Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire
On the Beach is a 1959 American post-apocalyptic science fiction drama film from United Artists, produced and directed by Stanley Kramer, starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more
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Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney
The Defiant Ones is a 1958 black and white film which tells the story of two escaped prisoners, one white and one black, who are shackled together and who must co-operate in order to survive. It ...more
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On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer
Ship of Fools is a 1965 drama directed by Stanley Kramer, which recounts the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933. It stars Vivien ...more
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Harrison Ford, Richard Basehart, Bo Hopkins
Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley is a 1975 drama film written by Henry Denker and directed by Lee Bernhardi and Stanley Kramer.
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Frank Sinatra, Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum
Not as a Stranger is a film by Stanley Kramer.
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R. P. M. Ann-Margret, Anthony Quinn
R.P.M. is a 1970 film directed by Stanley Kramer.
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Bill Mumy, Jesse White, Miles Chapin
Bless the Beasts and Children is a 1971 film adaptation of the novel of the same name, by Glendon Swarthout, that was directed by Stanley Kramer, featuring Bill Mumy and Barry Robins.
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Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Tammy Grimes
The Runner Stumbles is a 1979 film directed and produced by Stanley Kramer, based on the Broadway play by Milan Stitt. The film was the last of Kramer's long and distinguished career. It stars ...more
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Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant
The Pride and the Passion is a 1957 war film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren. Set in the Napoleonic era, it is the story of a ...more
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Anthony Quinn, Virna Lisi, Anna Magnani
The Secret of Santa Vittoria is a 1969 film, and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and co-produced by George Glass from a screenplay by Ben Maddow and ...more
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Gene Hackman, Mickey Rooney, Candice Bergen
The Domino Principle is a 1977 thriller film starring Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Mickey Rooney and Richard Widmark. The film is based on the novel of the same name and was adapted for the ...more
Oklahoma Crude is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Stanley Kramer
Faye Dunaway, Jack Palance, George C. Scott
Oklahoma Crude is a 1973 American drama film directed by Stanley Kramer. It stars George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where Kramer ...more