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The Best Norma Shearer Movies

Updated September 22, 2019 488 votes 98 voters 4.9k views42 items

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List of the best Norma Shearer movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Norma Shearer'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 Norma Shearer movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Norma Shearer movies will be at the top of the list. Norma Shearer has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Norma Shearer movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Norma Shearer films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Everything from We Were Dancing to The Waning Sex is included on this list.

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

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  • 1
    The Women is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Women

    Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine

    Released1939

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    The Women is a 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor. The film is based on... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Marie Antoinette

    Tyrone Power, Norma Shearer

    Released1938

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier

    Marie Antoinette is a 1938 film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by W. S. Van... more on Wikipedia
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    The Divorcee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Divorcee

    Norma Shearer, Ethel Barrymore

    Released1930

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    The Divorcee is a 1930 American Pre-Code drama film written by Nick Grindé, John Meehan and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    A Free Soul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    A Free Soul

    Clark Gable, Norma Shearer

    Released1931

    Directed byClarence Brown

    A Free Soul is a 1931 Pre-Code film which tells the story of an alcoholic defense attorney who... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Student Prince in Old Heid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

    Norma Shearer, Ramon Novarro

    Released1927

    Directed byJohn M. Stahl, Ernst Lubitsch

    The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg, also known as The Student Prince and Old Heidelberg, is... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Strangers May Kiss is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Strangers May Kiss

    Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery

    Released1931

    Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice

    Strangers May Kiss is a 1931 romantic drama film written by John Meehan and directed by George... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Barretts of Wimpole Street is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Barretts of Wimpole Street

    Charles Laughton, Norma Shearer

    Released1934

    Directed bySidney Franklin

    The Barretts of Wimpole Street is a 1934 American film depicting the real-life romance between... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Romeo and Juliet

    Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone

    Released1936

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    Romeo and Juliet is a 1936 American film adapted from the play by Shakespeare, directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Private Lives is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Private Lives

    Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery

    Released1931

    Directed bySidney Franklin

    Private Lives is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Sidney Franklin. The screenplay by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Pretty Ladies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Pretty Ladies

    Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer

    Released1925

    Directed byMonta Bell

    Pretty Ladies is a 1925 American silent comedy-drama film starring ZaSu Pitts and released by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    A Slave of Fashion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    A Slave of Fashion

    Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer

    Released1925

    Directed byHobart Henley

    A Slave of Fashion was a 1925 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Hobart Henley.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    A Lady of Chance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    A Lady of Chance

    Norma Shearer

    Released1928

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    A Lady of Chance is a 1928 silent film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The film is based upon... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Last of Mrs. Cheyney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Last of Mrs. Cheyney

    Norma Shearer, Basil Rathbone

    Released1929

    Directed bySidney Franklin

    The Last of Mrs. Cheyney is a 1929 American comedy-drama film directed by Sidney Franklin. The... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Idiot's Delight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Idiot's Delight

    Clark Gable, Burgess Meredith

    Released1939

    Directed byClarence Brown

    Idiot's Delight is a 1939 MGM comedy-drama with a screenplay adapted by Robert E. Sherwood... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Lady of the Night is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Lady of the Night

    Norma Shearer

    Released1925

    Directed byMonta Bell

    Lady of the Night is a 1925 American silent romantic drama film directed by Monta Bell. The... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Stolen Jools is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Stolen Jools

    Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck

    Released1931

    Directed byWilliam C. McGann

    The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring... more on Wikipedia
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    The Tower of Lies is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Tower of Lies

    Norma Shearer, Lon Chaney

    Released1925

    Directed byVictor Sjöström

    The Tower of Lies was an American silent drama film directed by Victor Sjöström based upon... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Escape is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Escape

    Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor

    Released1940

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Escape is a 1940 drama film about an American in pre-World War II Nazi Germany who discovers... more on Wikipedia
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    Strange Interlude is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Strange Interlude

    Clark Gable, Norma Shearer

    Released1932

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    Strange Interlude is an American drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and released by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Excuse Me is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Excuse Me

    Norma Shearer, Adolphe Menjou

    Released1925

    Directed byAlfred J. Goulding

    Excuse Me is a 1925 American silent comedy film starring Norma Shearer, and Conrad Nagel. It... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Let Us Be Gay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Let Us Be Gay

    Norma Shearer, Hedda Hopper

    Released1930

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    Let Us Be Gay is a 1930 American comedy-drama film produced and distributed by MGM. It was... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Empty Hands is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    Empty Hands

    Norma Shearer, Jack Holt

    Released1924

    Directed byVictor Fleming

    Empty Hands is a lost 1924 American silent romantic drama film directed by Victor Fleming, and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    After Midnight is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    After Midnight

    Norma Shearer, Gwen Lee

    Released1927

    Directed byMonta Bell

    After Midnight is a 1927 American silent drama film written and directed by Monta Bell. The... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Latest from Paris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Latest from Paris

    Norma Shearer, George Sidney

    Released1928

    Directed bySam Wood

    The Latest from Paris is a 1928 American drama silent film directed by Sam Wood and written by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Wolf Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Norma Shearer Movies
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    The Wolf Man

    Norma Shearer, John Gilbert

    Released1924

    Directed byEdmund Mortimer

    The Wolf Man is a 1924 American silent drama film that starred John Gilbert and Norma Shearer,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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