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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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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson
This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 American drama film starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson and Mary Badham and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay was ...more
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Natalie Wood, Warren Beatty, Pat Hingle
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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Natalie Wood, Steve McQueen, Richard 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, James Dean, Dennis Hopper
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, Rita Moreno, John Astin
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, Rosalind Russell, Karl Malden
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
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
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, Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison
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, Lauren Bacall, Henry Fonda
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
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
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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Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis
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, Gene Kelly, Claire Trevor
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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The Affair Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison
The Affair is a 1973 romantic drama TV movie written by Barbara Turner and directed by Gilbert Cates.
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Natalie Wood, Peter Falk, Jonathan Winters
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
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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Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher
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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Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis
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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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle
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, Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert
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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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Natalie Wood Movies
John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles
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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Natalie Wood, George Segal, Valerie Harper
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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Paul Newman, Natalie Wood, Jack Palance
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 ...more
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Natalie Wood, Tab Hunter, Earl Holliman
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