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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.

"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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Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle

Released: 1961

Directed by: Elia 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, ...more

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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sydney 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
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Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Jerome 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 ...more

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Natalie Wood, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1955

Directed by: Nicholas 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, ...more

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Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Richard Mulligan

Released: 1963

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more
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Natalie Wood, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden

Released: 1962

Directed by: Mervyn 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 ...more

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Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

Released: 1947

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1965

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more
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Natalie Wood, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda

Released: 1964

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more

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Bill Cosby, Natalie Wood, Dyan Cannon

Released: 1969

Directed by: Paul 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 ...more

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Natalie Wood, Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison

Released: 1947

Directed by: Joseph 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, ...more

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Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis

Released: 1965

Directed by: Blake 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, ...more

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Natalie Wood

Released: 1979

Directed by: Burt 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
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John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

Released: 1956

Directed by: John Ford

The Searchers is a 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision Western film directed by John Ford, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May, and starring John Wayne as a middle-aged veteran who spends ...more

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The Affair Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison

Released: 1973

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

The Affair is a 1973 romantic drama TV movie written by Barbara Turner and directed by Gilbert Cates.
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Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis

Released: 1958

Directed by: Delmer 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 ...more
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Natalie Wood, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor

Released: 1958

Directed by: Irving 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 ...more
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Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher

Released: 1983

Directed by: Douglas 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 ...more
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Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Jonathan Winters

Released: 1966

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Penelope is a 1966 comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Peter Falk, Jonathan Winters, and Dick Shawn. A novelisation of the screenplay was written by ...more
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Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden

Released: 1952

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

The Star is a 1952 film directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden and Natalie Wood. The plot tells the story of a washed up actress who is desperate to restart her ...more
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Natalie Wood, James Garner, Dean Jagger

Released: 1960

Directed by: Joseph Pevney

Cash McCall is a 1960 movie starring James Garner and Natalie Wood, based upon the novel of the same name by Cameron Hawley about a man who buys businesses in order to sell them at a profit. The ...more
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Natalie Wood, George Segal, Valerie Harper

Released: 1980

Directed by: Gilbert 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 ...more
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Natalie Wood, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert

Released: 1946

Directed by: Irving 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 ...more
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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle

Released: 1972

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, and directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay, which examines the various facets and ...more

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Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, George Hamilton

Released: 1960

Directed by: Michael 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