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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.

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  • 1

    This Property Is Condemned

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood


    Directed bySydney Pollack

    This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson, Robert Blake, and Mary Badham. The...  more
  • 2

    Splendor in the Grass

    Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty


    Directed byElia Kazan

    Splendor in the Grass is a 1961 Technicolor romantic drama film that tells a story of sexual repression, love, and heartbreak, from which the character Deanie suffers. Written by William Inge, who...  more

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  • 3

    Rebel Without a Cause

    Natalie Wood, James Dean


    Directed byNicholas Ray

    Rebel Without a Cause is a 1955 American drama film about emotionally confused suburban, middle-class teenagers. The film stars James Dean, Sal Mineo and Natalie Wood. Directed by Nicholas Ray, it...  more

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  • 4

    West Side Story

    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno


    Directed byJerome Robbins, Robert Wise

    West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was...  more

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  • 5

    Inside Daisy Clover

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood


    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was directed...  more
  • 6

    Love with the Proper Stranger

    Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen


    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Love with the Proper Stranger is a 1963 romantic comedy drama film made by Pakula-Mulligan Productions and Boardwalk Productions and released by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Robert Mulligan...  more
  • 7

    Miracle on 34th Street

    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara


    Directed byGeorge Seaton

    Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund Gwenn. The...  more

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  • 8

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

    Bill Cosby, Natalie Wood


    Directed byPaul Mazursky

    Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice is a 1969 comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky. It stars Natalie Wood, Robert Culp, Elliott Gould, and Dyan Cannon. The screenplay was written by Paul Mazursky and...  more

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  • 9


    Directed byBurt Brinckerhoff

    The Cracker Factory is an American television movie directed by Burt Brinckerhoff. The teleplay by Richard Shapiro is based on the best-selling 1977 novel by Joyce Rebeta-Burditt. The film was...  more
  • 10

    All the Fine Young Cannibals

    Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner


    Directed byMichael Anderson

    All the Fine Young Cannibals is a 1960 film directed by Michael Anderson, based on the novel by Rosamond Marshall starring Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, Susan Kohner, George Hamilton, and Pearl...  more
  • 11

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

    Natalie Wood, Gene Tierney


    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a romantic fantasy film starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is based on a 1945 novel written by Josephine Leslie under the pseudonym of R. A. Dick. In 1945, 20th...  more

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  • 12


    Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell


    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Gypsy is a 1962 musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay by Leonard Spigelgass is based on the book of the 1959 stage musical Gypsy: A Musical Fable by Arthur...  more

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  • 13

    Tomorrow Is Forever

    Natalie Wood, Orson Welles


    Directed byIrving Pichel

    Tomorrow Is Forever is a 1946 black-and-white romance film distributed by RKO Radio Pictures, directed by Irving Pichel, starring Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles and George Brent. The music score is...  more
  • 14

    The Great Race

    Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon


    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, and...  more

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  • 15

    The Affair

    Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner


    Directed byGilbert Cates

    The Affair is a 1973 romantic drama TV movie written by Barbara Turner and directed by Gilbert Cates....
  • 16

    The Burning Hills

    Natalie Wood, Tab Hunter


    Directed byStuart Heisler

    The Burning Hills is a 1956 Warner Bros. CinemaScope Western based on a 1956 novel by Louis L'Amour. The film features young stars popular with the teenagers of the time such as Tab Hunter and...  more
  • 17

    Marjorie Morningstar

    Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly


    Directed byIrving Rapper

    Marjorie Morningstar is a 1958 melodrama film based on the 1955 novel of the same name by Herman Wouk. The film, released by Warner Bros. and directed by Irving Rapper tells a fictional coming of age...  more
  • 18

    No Sad Songs for Me

    Natalie Wood


    Directed byRudolph Maté

    No Sad Songs for Me is a 1950 film directed by Rudolph Maté. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Music Scoring in 1951....  more
  • 19


    Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood


    Directed byDouglas Trumbull

    Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher and Cliff Robertson. It was Wood's final film appearance, as she...  more
  • 20

    Sex and the Single Girl

    Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall


    Directed byRichard Quine

    Sex and the Single Girl is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Richard Quine and starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood, Henry Fonda, Lauren Bacall, and Mel Ferrer. The film was inspired by the title...  more

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  • 21

    Kings Go Forth

    Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood


    Directed byDelmer Daves

    Kings Go Forth is a 1958 black-and-white World War II film starring Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood. The screenplay was written by Merle Miller from the novel of the same name by Joe...  more
  • 22

    The Silver Chalice

    Paul Newman, Natalie Wood


    Directed byVictor Saville

    The Silver Chalice is a 1954 American historical epic film from Warner Bros., based on Thomas B. Costain's 1952 novel of the same name. The film, produced and directed by Victor Saville, marked the...  more
  • 23

    The Last Married Couple in America

    Natalie Wood, George Segal


    Directed byGilbert Cates

    The Last Married Couple in America is a 1980 comedy film released in the US. It was directed by Gilbert Cates, whose most successful film Oh, God! Book II, was released in the same year. The film...  more
  • 24

    The Girl He Left Behind

    Natalie Wood, James Garner


    Directed byDavid Butler

    The Girl He Left Behind is a 1956 romantic comedy film starring Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood. The supporting cast includes Jim Backus, Alan King, James Garner, and David Janssen. The film was written...  more
  • 25

    The Green Promise

    Natalie Wood, Walter Brennan


    Directed byWilliam D. Russell

    The Green Promise is a 1948 American film directed by William D. Russell. It is currently in the public domain. The film highlights farming issues such as soil erosion, government programs, and...  more