The Best Patricia Neal Movies 

Updated September 22, 2019 160 votes 56 voters 7.6k views 26 items

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

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

The Face: Jesus in Art and All Quiet on the Western Front are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

Notable directors that worked with Patricia Neal include names like Robert Altman, Blake Edwards and Otto Preminger.

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Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey, Patricia Neal

Released: 1949

Directed by: King Vidor

The Fountainhead is a 1949 American film directed by King Vidor, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ayn Rand, who wrote the screenplay adaptation. The film and novel are ...more
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Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal

Released: 1963

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Hud is a 1963 Western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal. It was produced by Ritt and Newman's recently founded company, Salem Productions, ...more

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Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

Released: 1951

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction film from 20th Century Fox, produced by Julian Blaustein, directed by Robert Wise, and starring Michael Rennie, ...more

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John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

Released: 1965

Directed by: Otto Preminger

In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc

Released: 1961

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film ...more

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Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick

Released: 1957

Directed by: Elia Kazan

A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story ...more
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Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Glenn Close

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Altman

Cookie's Fortune is a 1999 comedy film directed by Robert Altman and starring an ensemble cast, including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Patricia Neal, Charles S. Dutton and Chris ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal

Released: 1950

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Bright Leaf is a 1950 American drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall and Patricia Neal. It is based on a 1949 novel of the same name by Foster ...more
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Sherry Jackson, Patricia Neal, John Garfield

Released: 1950

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

The Breaking Point is a 1950 American film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and the second film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. It stars John Garfield and Patricia
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Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Irvin

Ghost Story is a 1981 American horror film directed by John Irvin and based on the 1979 book of the same name by Peter Straub. It stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., John ...more
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John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond

Released: 1951

Directed by: George Waggner

Operation Pacific is a 1951 World War II submarine film starring John Wayne and Patricia Neal, featuring Ward Bond and Philip Carey and directed by George Waggner. The technical advisor for this ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1979

Directed by: Delbert Mann

All Quiet on the Western Front is a television film produced by ITC Entertainment, released on November 14, 1979, starring actors Richard Thomas of The Waltons fame as Paul Baumer, and Ernest ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Liev Schreiber, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 2004

Directed by: Rick McKay

Broadway: The Golden Age is a 2003 documentary film by Rick McKay, telling the story of the "golden age" of Broadway by the oral history of the legendary actors of the 40s and 50s, ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd, Patricia Neal

Released: 1949

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

The Hasty Heart is a 1949 Anglo-American co-production directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, and Richard Todd. The film based is based on the play of the same ...more
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Martin Sheen, Patricia Neal, Jack Albertson

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ulu Grosbard

The Subject Was Roses is a 1968 American drama film directed by Ulu Grosbard. The screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy is based on his 1964 Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same title. The film stars ...more
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Blythe Danner, David Ogden Stiers, Edward Herrmann

Released: 1978

Directed by: Fielder Cook

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story is a 1978 TV movie.
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Shelley Winters, Patricia Neal, Mako Iwamatsu

Released: 1989

Directed by: Amin Q. Chaudhri

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Flying By Heather Locklear, Billy Ray Cyrus, Patricia Neal

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jim Amatulli

Flying By is a 2009 drama film directed by Jim Amatulli and starring Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Locklear, Olesya Rulin, and Patricia Neal. It was the final film for Patricia Neal.
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Bright Leaves Patricia Neal, Ross McElwee

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ross McElwee

Bright Leaves is a 2003 documentary film by independent filmmaker Ross McElwee about the association his family had with the tobacco industry. Bright Leaf is the name of a strain of tobacco. It ...more
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Christopher Lee, Malcolm McDowell, Jim Broadbent

Released: 1979

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

The Passage is a 1979 British action–war film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Anthony Quinn, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell and Patricia Neal. The film is based upon the 1976 novel, ...more
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Baxter! Britt Ekland, Patricia Neal, Paul Eddington

Released: 1973

Directed by: Lionel Jeffries

Baxter! is a 1973 British drama film directed by Lionel Jeffries and starring Patricia Neal, Jean-Pierre Cassel and Britt Ekland. A young boy struggles to overcome his speech problem and ...more
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John Loves Mary Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson

Released: 1949

Directed by: David Butler

John Loves Mary is a 1949 film directed by David Butler. It stars Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal and Jack Carson. This was Patricia Neal's film debut. Based on Broadway play John Loves Mary ...more
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Stranger from Venus Patricia Neal, John Le Mesurier, Nigel Green

Released: 1954

Directed by: Burt Balaban

Stranger from Venus is a 1954 UK black-and-white science fiction film produced by Burt Balaban, Gene Martel, and Roy Rich, directed by Burt Balaban, and starring Patricia Neal and Helmut
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Beyond Baklava: The Fairy Tale Story of Sylvia's Baklava Patricia Neal, Zvonimir Hace, Silvana Vienne

Released: 2007

Directed by: Silvana Vienne

Beyond Baklava: The Fairy Tale Story of Sylvia's Baklava is a 2007 documentary film written and directed by Silvana Vienne.
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Patricia Neal, Peter Sallis, Pamela Brown

Released: 1971

Directed by: Alastair Reid

The Night Digger is a 1971 British thriller film that was based on the novel Nest in a Fallen Tree by Joy Cowley. It was adapted by Roald Dahl and starred his then wife Patricia Neal. The Night ...more