The Best Rita Hayworth Movies 

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

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

A list made up of films like Road to Salina and The Strawberry Blonde.

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

Movie fans who love Rita Hayworth have also been known to enjoy films starring Ava Gardner and Susan Hayward.

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Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready

Released: 1946

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Gilda is a 1946 American black-and-white film noir directed by Charles Vidor and starring Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale and Glenn Ford as a young thug. The ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn

Released: 1947

Directed by: Orson Welles

The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly, Eve Arden

Released: 1944

Directed by: Charles Vidor

Cover Girl is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. The film tells the story of a chorus girl given a chance at stardom when she is offered an ...more

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Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Adolphe Menjou

Released: 1942

Directed by: William A. Seiter

You Were Never Lovelier is a 1942 Hollywood musical romantic comedy film set in Buenos Aires. It stars Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth and features Adolphe Menjou and Xavier Cugat, with music by ...more

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Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley

Released: 1941

Directed by: Sidney Lanfield

You'll Never Get Rich is a 1941 Hollywood musical comedy film with a wartime theme starring Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, Cliff Nazarro, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The ...more
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Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Burt Lancaster

Released: 1958

Directed by: Delbert Mann

Separate Tables is a 1958 film adaptation of Terence Rattigan's play of the same name, directed by Delbert Mann.
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Rita Hayworth, Cary Grant, Jean Arthur

Released: 1939

Directed by: Howard Hawks

Only Angels Have Wings is a 1939 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, based on a story written by Hawks. The film also marked the first major ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Anthony Quinn, Tyrone Power

Released: 1941

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Blood and Sand is a Technicolor film produced by 20th Century Fox, directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, and Alla Nazimova. It is based on the ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Juanita Moore

Released: 1952

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

Affair in Trinidad is a 1952 film noir produced by Hayworth's Beckworth Corporation, released by Columbia Pictures, and starring Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. It is notable as Hayworth's ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Charles Bronson, José Ferrer

Released: 1953

Directed by: Curtis Bernhardt

Miss Sadie Thompson is a 1953 American musical 3D film starring Rita Hayworth, Aldo Ray and José Ferrer, and was released by Columbia Pictures. The film is based on the W. Somerset ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak

Released: 1957

Directed by: George Sidney

Pal Joey is a 1957 American Technicolor musical film, loosely adapted from the musical play of the same name, and starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, and Kim Novak. Jo Ann Greer sang for ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney

Released: 1941

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Strawberry Blonde is a 1941 Warner Bros. feature film directed by Raoul Walsh, starring James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland, and featuring Rita Hayworth, Alan Hale, Jack Carson and George ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Victor Jory

Released: 1948

Directed by: Charles Vidor

The Loves of Carmen is a 1948 American Technicolor romantic drama film directed by Charles Vidor. The film stars Rita Hayworth as the gypsy Carmen and Glenn Ford as her doomed lover Don ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Gary Cooper, Tab Hunter

Released: 1959

Directed by: Robert Rossen

They Came to Cordura is a 1959 Western film co-written and directed by Robert Rossen, starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth, and featuring Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Richard Conte, Michael Callan, ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum

Released: 1957

Directed by: Robert Parrish

Fire Down Below is a 1957 British-American adventure drama film, starring Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon and Robert Mitchum and directed by Robert Parrish. Based on Max Catto's 1954 novel with the ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Florence Bates, Jim Bannon

Released: 1945

Directed by: Victor Saville

Tonight and Every Night is a 1945 American musical film directed by Victor Saville and starring Rita Hayworth, Lee Bowman and Janet Blair. The film portrays wartime romance and tragedy in a ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Charles Laughton, Stewart Granger

Released: 1953

Directed by: William Dieterle

Salome is a Biblical epic film made in Technicolor by Columbia Pictures. It was directed by William Dieterle and produced by Buddy Adler from a screenplay by Harry Kleiner and Jesse Lasky Jr. ...more
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Rita Hayworth, William Frawley, Edward Everett Horton

Released: 1947

Directed by: Alexander Hall

Down to Earth is a musical comedy starring Rita Hayworth, Larry Parks, and Marc Platt, and directed by Alexander Hall. The film is a sequel to the 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan, also directed ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Carole Landis, Victor Mature

Released: 1942

Directed by: Irving Cummings

My Gal Sal is a 20th Century Fox musical starring Rita Hayworth and Victor Mature. The film is a biopic of 1890s composer and songwriter Paul Dresser and singer Sally Elliot. It was based on a ...more
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John Wayne, Rita Hayworth, Claudia Cardinale

Released: 1964

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Circus World is a 1964 drama film starring John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth. It was directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Samuel Bronston, with a screenplay by Ben Hecht, ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Released: 1940

Directed by: Lee Garmes, Ben Hecht

Angels Over Broadway is a 1940 American drama film starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Rita Hayworth and Thomas Mitchell. Ben Hecht, who co-directed, produced and wrote the screenplay, was ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Gig Young, Hugh Griffith

Released: 1959

Directed by: Clifford Odets

The Story on Page One is a 1959 American drama film written and directed by Clifford Odets, and starring Rita Hayworth, Anthony Franciosa, and Gig Young. Shot in CinemaScope, the film was ...more
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The Lady in Question Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Evelyn Keyes

Released: 1940

Directed by: Charles Vidor

The Lady in Question is a 1940 American comedy drama film directed by Charles Vidor and starring Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford. Director William Castle appears in a cameo as ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers

Released: 1942

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen writers, including Ben Hecht, Alan Campbell, Ferenc Molnár, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Donald Ogden ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Britt Ekland, Rex Harrison

Released: 1961

Directed by: George Marshall

The Happy Thieves is a 1961 American crime/comedy-drama film starring Rex Harrison and Rita Hayworth and directed by George Marshall. The film is based on the novel The Oldest Confession by ...more