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The Best Peter Lawford Movies

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

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

Angels Revenge and Rosebud are included in this list.

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  • 1

    Little Women

    Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh
    23
    2

    Released1949

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Little Women is a 1949 American feature film. Based on Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name, it was filmed in Technicolor and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. The screenplay was written by Sally...  more
  • 2

    Good News

    June Allyson, Mel Tormé
    19
    2

    Released1947

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Good News is a 1947 American MGM musical film based on the 1927 stage production of the same name. It starred June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Mel Tormé, and Joan McCracken. The screenplay by Betty...  more
  • 3

    Royal Wedding

    Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn
    18
    2

    Released1951

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Royal Wedding is a 1951 MGM musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. The film was directed by Stanley Donen; it was his...  more
  • 4

    Easter Parade

    Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland
    18
    4

    Released1948

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Easter Parade is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford, featuring music by Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garland's best-known songs, such...  more
  • 5

    That's Entertainment!

    Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli
    16
    2

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Haley, Jr.

    That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was followed by two sequels and a related film called That's Dancing!. The film,...  more
  • 6

    Son of Lassie

    Peter Lawford, June Lockhart
    16
    2

    Released1945

    Directed byS. Sylvan Simon

    Son of Lassie is a 1945 Technicolor feature film produced by MGM based on characters created by Eric Knight, and starring Peter Lawford, Donald Crisp, June Lockhart and Pal. A sequel to Lassie Come...  more
  • 7

    It Happened in Brooklyn

    Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson
    14
    2

    Released1947

    Directed byRichard Whorf

    It Happened in Brooklyn is a 1947 MGM musical romantic comedy film directed by Richard Whorf and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford, and Jimmy Durante and featuring Gloria Grahame...  more
  • 8

    Advise & Consent

    Frank Sinatra, Betty White
    12
    0

    Released1962

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by Wendell Mayes...  more

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  • 9

    It Should Happen to You

    Jack Lemmon, Judy Holliday
    12
    0

    Released1954

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    It Should Happen to You is a romantic comedy film starring Judy Holliday and Peter Lawford, and notable as the first major screen appearance of Jack Lemmon, who was then an aspiring young actor. The...  more
  • 10

    Harlow

    Angela Lansbury, Ginger Rogers
    12
    0

    Released1965

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Harlow is a 1965 American biographical film directed by Gordon Douglas about the life of film star Jean Harlow. It stars Carroll Baker in the title role, and Raf Vallone, Red Buttons, Angela...  more
  • 11

    Sergeants 3

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin
    12
    2

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Sergeants 3 is a 1962 remake of Gunga Din set in the American West, directed by John Sturges and featuring Rat Pack icons Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop....  more
  • 12

    The Longest Day

    Sean Connery, John Wayne
    12
    2

    Released1962

    Directed byDarryl F. Zanuck, Ken Annakin, Bernhard Wicki, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald

    The Longest Day is a 1962 film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during WWII. The film was produced by Darryl F....  more

    #199 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#12 of 377 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#140 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

  • 13

    Skidoo

    Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing
    10
    0

    Released1968

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968. ...  more
  • 14

    Cluny Brown

    Jennifer Jones, Charles Boyer
    12
    2

    Released1946

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch

    Cluny Brown is a 1946 film made by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch. The screenplay was written by Samuel Hoffenstein and Elizabeth Reinhardt, based on a novel by...  more
  • 15

    Exodus

    Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint
    12
    4

    Released1960

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Exodus is a 1960 epic film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus, by Leon Uris....  more
  • 16

    Never So Few

    Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen
    8
    2

    Released1959

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Never So Few is a 1959 CinemaScope war film, directed by John Sturges and starring Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen, Richard Johnson, Paul Henreid, Brian Donlevy, Dean...  more
  • 17

    Julia Misbehaves

    Elizabeth Taylor, Greer Garson
    10
    4

    Released1948

    Directed byJack Conway

    Julia Misbehaves is a 1948 American romantic comedy film, which stars Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon as a married couple who are soon separated by his snobbish family. They meet again many years...  more
  • 18

    Ocean's 11

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine
    10
    4

    Released1960

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. Centered on a series of Las...  more
  • 19

    Salt and Pepper

    Sammy Davis, Jr.
    10
    4

    Released1968

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Salt and Pepper is a 1968 comedy film starring Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Michael Bates, Ilona Rodgers and John Le Mesurier. The film was directed by Richard Donner, who later would direct such...  more
  • 20

    Good Evening, Ms Campbell

    Gina Lollobrigida, Shelley Winters
    8
    2

    Released1968

    Directed byMelvin Frank

    Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell is a 1968 American comedy film starring Gina Lollobrigida and directed by Melvin Frank, who co-wrote the original screenplay with Denis Norden and Sheldon Keller. The United...  more
  • 21

    One More Time

    Sammy Davis, Jr.
    8
    0

    Released1970

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    One More Time is a comedy film, directed by Jerry Lewis and starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and Peter Lawford. It was filmed in 1969 and released in May, 1970 by United Artists. It is a sequel to the 1968...  more
  • 22

    Pepe

    Judy Garland, Kim Novak
    8
    2

    Released1960

    Directed byGeorge Sidney

    Pepe is a 1960 film starring Mario Moreno in the title role, directed by George Sidney. A multitude of cameo appearances attempted to replicate the success of Mario Moreno's American debut, notably...  more
  • 23

    Rosebud

    Kim Cattrall, Peter O'Toole
    8
    2

    Released1975

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Rosebud is a 1975 film directed by Otto Preminger, and starring Peter O'Toole, Richard Attenborough, and Peter Lawford. The script was by Otto's son, Erik Lee Preminger, based on the novel by Joan...  more
  • 24

    A Yank at Eton

    Mickey Rooney, Peter Lawford
    8
    0

    Released1942

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    A Yank at Eton is an American comedy/drama film. It was the 1942 sequel to the 1938 A Yank at Oxford. It tells the tale of a cocky youth unwillingly yanked from an American school who has to move to...  more
  • 25

    The White Cliffs of Dover

    Irene Dunne, Roddy McDowall
    6
    0

    Released1944

    Directed byClarence Brown

    The White Cliffs of Dover is a 1944 film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown and Sidney Franklin. The screenplay was by Claudine West, Jan Lustig...  more