The Best Natalie Wood Movies

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List of the best Natalie Wood movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Natalie Wood's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Natalie Wood movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Natalie Wood movies will be at the top of the list. Natalie Wood has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Natalie Wood movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Natalie Wood films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Natalie Wood role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Natalie Wood performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List contains films like Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! and This Property Is Condemned.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Natalie Wood movies?" and "What are the greatest Natalie Wood roles of all time?"

Natalie Wood worked with many famous directors, including big names like John Ford and Blake Edwards. If you're a fan of Natalie Wood, then check out our lists of the best Rod Steiger and Lillian Gish movies as well.

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  • Splendor in the Grass
    Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • This Property Is Condemned
    Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Charles Bronson
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • Rebel Without a Cause
    James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • Love with the Proper Stranger
    Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Robert Mulligan
  • West Side Story
    Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
  • Gypsy
    Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Inside Daisy Clover
    Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Christopher Plummer
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Robert Mulligan
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
    Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Paul Mazursky
  • Miracle on 34th Street
    Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: George Seaton
  • Sex and the Single Girl
    Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Richard Quine
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
    Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • The Cracker Factory
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Burt Brinckerhoff
  • The Affair
    Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Gilbert Cates
  • The Great Race
    Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
  • Marjorie Morningstar
    Gene Kelly, Natalie Wood, Claire Trevor
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Irving Rapper
  • Kings Go Forth
    Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Delmer Daves
  • Brainstorm
    Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Douglas Trumbull
  • The Last Married Couple in America
    George Segal, Natalie Wood, Richard Benjamin
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Gilbert Cates
  • Peeper
    Natalie Wood, Michael Caine, Micahel Constantine
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Peter Hyams
  • Penelope
    Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Arthur Hiller
  • The Searchers
    John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Natalie Wood
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: John Ford
  • The Star
    Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Natalie Wood
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Stuart Heisler
  • Meteor
    Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Ronald Neame
  • Cash McCall
    James Garner, Natalie Wood, Nina Foch
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Joseph Pevney
  • Willie & Phil
    Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Paul Mazursky