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The Best Paulette Goddard Movies

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

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List features films like Suddenly, It's Spring, Modern Times.

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  • 1

    Modern Times

    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
    39
    8

    Released1936

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

    Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. The film is a comment...  more

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  • 2

    Roman Scandals

    Lucille Ball, Paulette Goddard
    24
    10

    Released1933

    Directed byFrank Tuttle

    Roman Scandals is a 1933 black-and-white American musical film starring Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Gloria Stuart, Edward Arnold and David Manners. It was directed by Frank Tuttle. The film features a...  more
  • 3

    The Bohemian Girl

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
    18
    7

    Released1936

    Directed byCharley Rogers, James W. Horne

    The Bohemian Girl is a 1936 feature film version of the opera The Bohemian Girl by Michael William Balfe. It was produced at the Hal Roach Studios, and stars Laurel and Hardy and Thelma Todd in her...  more
  • 4

    Hold Back the Dawn

    Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard
    16
    6

    Released1941

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Hold Back the Dawn is a 1941 romantic film in which a Romanian gigolo marries an American woman in Mexico in order to gain entry to the United States, but winds up falling in love with her. It stars...  more
  • 5

    So Proudly We Hail!

    Veronica Lake, Claudette Colbert
    16
    6

    Released1943

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    So Proudly We Hail! is a 1943 American film directed and produced by Mark Sandrich, and starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard – who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting...  more
  • 6

    The Women

    Joan Crawford, Joan Fontaine
    17
    7

    Released1939

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    The Women is a 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor. The film is based on Clare Boothe Luce's play of the same name, and was adapted for the screen by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin,...  more
  • 7

    The Great Dictator

    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
    13
    3

    Released1940

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

    The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written, produced, scored, and directed by Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films....  more

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  • 8

    The Ghost Breakers

    Bob Hope, Anthony Quinn
    13
    4

    Released1940

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    The Ghost Breakers 1940 is a comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. The film was adapted by Walter DeLeon from the play The Ghost Breaker by Paul Dickey...  more
  • 9

    Reap the Wild Wind

    John Wayne, Susan Hayward
    12
    4

    Released1942

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    Reap the Wild Wind was a serialized story written by Thelma Strabel in 1940 for The Saturday Evening Post, which was the basis for the 1942 film starring Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard,...  more
  • 10

    The Cat and the Canary

    Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard
    11
    3

    Released1939

    Directed byElliott Nugent

    The Cat and the Canary starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard is a 1939 comedy horror film remake of the 1927 film The Cat and the Canary, which was based on the 1922 play of the same name by John...  more
  • 11

    The Young in Heart

    Paulette Goddard, Douglas Fairbanks
    14
    8

    Released1938

    Directed byRichard Wallace

    The Young in Heart is a 1938 American comedy film produced by David O. Selznick, directed by Richard Wallace, and starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paulette Goddard, Roland Young, and...  more
  • 12

    Star Spangled Rhythm

    Paulette Goddard, Dorothy Lamour
    12
    6

    Released1942

    Directed byAbel Meeropol, George Marshall, Frank Tuttle, A. Edward Sutherland, Paul Weatherwax

    Star Spangled Rhythm is a 1942 all-star cast musical film made by Paramount Pictures during World War II as a morale booster. Many of the Hollywood studios produced such films during the war,...  more
  • 13

    An Ideal Husband

    Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding
    9
    3

    Released1947

    Directed byAlexander Korda

    An Ideal Husband, also known as Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband, is a 1947 film Technicolor adaptation of the play by Oscar Wilde. It was made by London Film Productions and distributed by British...  more
  • 14

    Kitty

    Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard
    10
    6

    Released1946

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Kitty is a 1945 film, a fictional costume drama set in London during the 1780s, directed by Mitchell Leisen, based on the novel of the same name by Rosamond Marshall, with a screenplay by Karl...  more
  • 15

    The Diary of a Chambermaid

    Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard
    9
    4

    Released1946

    Directed byJean Renoir

    The Diary of a Chambermaid is a drama film about a newly hired servant who severely disrupts a wealthy family. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Octave Mirbeau and the play Le...  more
  • 16

    Second Chorus

    Fred Astaire, Burgess Meredith
    10
    7

    Released1940

    Directed byH. C. Potter

    Second Chorus is a Hollywood musical comedy film starring Paulette Goddard and Fred Astaire and featuring Artie Shaw, Burgess Meredith and Charles Butterworth, with music by Artie Shaw, Bernie...  more
  • 17

    Berth Marks

    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
    10
    7

    Released1929

    Directed byLewis R. Foster

    Berth Marks is the second sound film starring Laurel and Hardy, released on June 1, 1929....  more
  • 18

    Kid Millions

    Lucille Ball, Ethel Merman
    8
    4

    Released1934

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    Kid Millions is an American film directed by Roy Del Ruth, produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions, and starring Eddie Cantor....  more
  • 19

    North West Mounted Police

    Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard
    7
    3

    Released1940

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    "Set in the historical Riel rebellion, a Texas Ranger helps the Mounties so he can capture a murderer; but the Mountie gets the woman. In 1885 Dan Duroc (Akim Tamiroff) and Jacques Corbeau (George...  more

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  • 20

    Variety Girl

    Barbara Stanwyck, Paulette Goddard
    8
    5

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Variety Girl is a 1947 American musical comedy film produced by Paramount Pictures. Numerous Paramount contract players and directors make cameos or perform songs, with particularly large amounts of...  more
  • 21

    Suddenly, It's Spring

    Paulette Goddard, Fred MacMurray
    6
    3

    Released1947

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Suddenly, It's Spring is a 1947 comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen. It stars Paulette Goddard and Fred MacMurray....  more
  • 22

    Pot o' Gold

    James Stewart, Paulette Goddard
    6
    4

    Released1941

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Pot o' Gold is a 1941 American romantic musical comedy film starring James Stewart and Paulette Goddard, directed by George Marshall, and based on the radio series Pot o' Gold. The film was released...  more
  • 23

    A Stranger Came Home

    Paulette Goddard, Patrick Holt
    4
    2

    Released1954

    Directed byTerence Fisher

    A Stranger Came Home, released in the United States under the title The Unholy Four, is a 1954 British film noir. It was based on the novel Stranger at Home, which was credited to film actor George...  more
  • 24

    Unconquered

    Gary Cooper, Boris Karloff
    8
    8

    Released1947

    Directed byCecil B. DeMille

    Unconquered is a 1947 adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard. The film depicts the violent struggles...  more
  • 25

    Dramatic School

    Lana Turner, Paulette Goddard
    5
    4

    Released1938

    Directed byRobert B. Sinclair

    Dramatic School is a 1938 American romantic drama film directed by Robert B. Sinclair and starring Luise Rainer, Paulette Goddard, Alan Marshal, Lana Turner, and Gale Sondergaard. Based on the play...  more