The Best Ray Milland Movies

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including The Thing with Two Heads and Circle of Danger.

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

Notable directors that worked with Ray Milland include names like Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang and Cecil B. DeMille. Movie fans who love Ray Milland have also been known to enjoy films starring Vera Miles and Rod Steiger.

Most divisive: The Masks of Death
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  • Dial M for Murder
    Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Bob Cummings
    68 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot (Grace Kelly), murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings), he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.

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  • The Uninvited
    Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Gail Russell
    47 votes
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Lewis Allen
    While vacationing on the English coast, composer Rick Fitzgerald (Ray Milland) and his sister Pamela (Ruth Hussey) find an an abandoned 18th-century house and decide to buy it. The owner, Commander Beech (Donald Crisp), associates it with the tragic death of his daughter and is willing to part with it despite his granddaughter Stella's (Gail Russell) objection. The Fitzgeralds move in and soon find themselves, with the help of Stella, battling it out with two very prickly ghosts.
  • The Lost Weekend
    Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Howard Da Silva
    61 votes
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
    Writer Don Birnam (Ray Milland) is on the wagon. Sober for only a few days, Don is supposed to be spending the weekend with his brother, Wick (Phillip Terry), but, eager for a drink, Don convinces his girlfriend (Jane Wyman) to take Wick to a show. Don, meanwhile, heads to his local bar and misses the train out of town. After recounting to the bartender (Howard da Silva) how he developed a drinking problem, Don goes on a weekend-long bender that just might prove to be his last.

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  • Ministry of Fear
    Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond
    31 votes
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Fritz Lang
    Fresh from a two-year stint in a mental institution for the alleged "mercy killing" of his ailing wife, Stephen Neale (Ray Milland) visits a carnival where he wins a cake by guessing its weight. The cake, however, contains a microfilm sought after by Nazi spies, and Stephen soon finds himself a target. On the run and unsure of whom to trust, he enlists the help of a private detective (Erskine Sanford), a beautiful woman (Marjorie Reynolds) and an inspector from Scotland Yard (Percy Waram).
  • Beau Geste
    Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston
    31 votes
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: William A. Wellman
    Beau, John and Digby Geste are brothers who join the Foreign Legion, where they fall under the rule of tyrannical Sergeant Markoff. Beau and John are assigned to Fort Zinderneuf, where Markoff tries to break their spirit, aware of a dark family secret concerning a fabulous jewel one of them carries. As tensions rise, Arabs attack the fort and rivalries must be thrown aside in a desperate battle for life.

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  • The Big Clock
    Ray Milland, Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Sullivan
    37 votes
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: John Farrow
    Anticipating a much-needed vacation from Earl Janoth (Charles Laughton), his abusive boss, magazine editor George Stroud (Ray Milland) finally reaches a breaking point when Janoth insists he skip his honeymoon and go out of town on assignment. Stroud resigns and finds solace over multiple drinks with his boss' unhappy mistress, Pauline York (Rita Johnson), at a local bar. Together they come up with a half-inebriated plot to embarrass Janoth -- but the plan takes an unexpected turn toward murder.

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