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The Best Olivia De Havilland Movies

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

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

Olivia de Havilland was the last surviving actor from Hollywood's Golden Age and died July 26, 2020 at her home in Paris, France. She is remembered for her roles in Gone with the Wind (1939), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964).

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  • The Heiress1
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    The Heiress

    Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift

    Released1949

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    The Heiress is a 1949 American drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Olivia de... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Gone with the Wind2
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    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

    Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret... more on Wikipedia
  • The Snake Pit3
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    The Snake Pit

    Olivia de Havilland, Celeste Holm

    Released1948

    Directed byAnatole Litvak

    The Snake Pit is a 1948 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak and stars Olivia de... more on Wikipedia
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood4
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1938

    Directed byMichael Curtiz, William Keighley

    The Adventures of Robin Hood is a 1938 American swashbuckler film directed by Michael Curtiz... more on Wikipedia

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  • To Each His Own5
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    To Each His Own

    Olivia de Havilland, Roland Culver

    Released1946

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    To Each His Own is a 1946 American drama film. It was directed by Mitchell Leisen, and stars... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Airport '776
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    Airport '77

    Christopher Lee, James Stewart

    Released1977

    Directed byJerry Jameson

    Airport '77 is a 1977 disaster film and third movie in the Airport franchise. The film stars a... more on Wikipedia

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    #181 of 553 The Best '70s Movies#110 of 317 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

  • Captain Blood7
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    Captain Blood

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1935

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Captain Blood is a 1935 American swashbuckling film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • My Cousin Rachel8
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    My Cousin Rachel

    Richard Burton, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1952

    Directed byHenry Koster

    My Cousin Rachel is a 1952 American mystery-romance film directed by Henry Koster and starred... more on Wikipedia
  • Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte9
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    Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a 1964 American thriller film directed and produced by Robert... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Hold Back the Dawn10
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    Hold Back the Dawn

    Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard

    Released1941

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Hold Back the Dawn is a 1941 romantic film in which a Romanian gigolo marries an American... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    #27 of 70 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1940s#57 of 156 The Best Movies About Tragedies

  • The Dark Mirror11
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    The Dark Mirror

    Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell

    Released1946

    Directed byRobert Siodmak

    The Dark Mirror is a 1946 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Siodmak,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Male Animal12
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    The Male Animal

    Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1942

    Directed byElliott Nugent

    The Male Animal is a Warner Brothers film starring Henry Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Joan... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • They Died with Their Boots On13
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    They Died with Their Boots On

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1941

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    This film is a 1941 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Errol Flynn and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna14
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    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

    Christian Bale, Omar Sharif

    Released1986

    Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky

    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (NBC, 1986), also titled Anastasia: The Story of Anna, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    #37 of 41 The Best Movies About Queens#42 of 48 The 25+ Best Christian Bale Movies of All Time

  • The Strawberry Blonde15
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    The Strawberry Blonde

    Rita Hayworth, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1941

    Directed byRaoul Walsh

    Strawberry Blonde is a 1941 Warner Bros. feature film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring James... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Light in the Piazza16
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    Light in the Piazza

    Olivia de Havilland, Yvette Mimieux

    Released1962

    Directed byGuy Green

    Light in the Piazza is a 1962 American romantic drama film directed by Guy Green and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Lady in a Cage17
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    Lady in a Cage

    James Caan, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1964

    Directed byWalter Grauman

    Lady in a Cage is a 1964 American psychological thriller film directed by Walter Grauman,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Charge of the Light Brigade18
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    The Charge of the Light Brigade

    Olivia de Havilland, David Niven

    Released1936

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    The Charge of the Light Brigade is a 1936 American historical adventure film made by Warner... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Dodge City19
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    Dodge City

    Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

    Released1939

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Dodge City is a 1939 American Western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • The Swarm20
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    The Swarm

    Michael Caine, Henry Fonda

    Released1978

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    The Swarm is a 1978 science fiction monster horror film about a killer bee invasion of Texas.... more on Wikipedia

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    #556 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#57 of 136 The Scariest Animal Horror Movies Ever Made

  • Santa Fe Trail21
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    Santa Fe Trail

    Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Havilland

    Released1940

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    Santa Fe Trail is a 1940 American western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol... more on Wikipedia

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    #36 of 51 Free Movies! The Best Films in the Public Domain#20 of 49 The Best 1940s Western Movies

  • Devotion22
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    Devotion

    Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino

    Released1946

    Directed byCurtis Bernhardt

    Devotion is a 1946 American biographical film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Ida... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Noon Wine23
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    Noon Wine

    Olivia de Havilland, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1967

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Royal Earle Thompson's small dairy farm in West Texas isn't a thriving enterprise until he...Amazon_watch buy button
  • Princess O'Rourke24
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    Princess O'Rourke

    Olivia de Havilland, Jane Wyman

    Released1943

    Directed byNorman Krasna

    Princess O'Rourke is a 1943 romantic comedy film. The film was directed and written by Norman... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    Government girl

    Olivia de Havilland, Sonny Tufts

    Released1943

    Directed byDudley Nichols

    Government girl is a 1943 romance comedy film directed by Dudley Nichols.