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The Best Rita Moreno Movies  

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

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Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Rita Moreno

Released: 1952

Directed by: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

Singin' in the Rain is a 1952 American musical comedy film directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, starring Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and choreographed by Kelly and Donen. It ...more

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Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise

West Side Story is a 1961 American romantic musical drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn ...more

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Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

Released: 1956

Directed by: Walter Lang

The King and I is a 1956 musical film made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Walter Lang and produced by Charles Brackett and Darryl F. Zanuck. The screenplay by Ernest Lehman is based on the ...more

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Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek, George C. Scott

Released: 1995

Directed by: Patrick Read Johnson

Angus is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Patrick Read Johnson and written by Jill Gordon. The majority of Angus was filmed in Owatonna, Minnesota at the Owatonna High School. The film stars ...more

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Marlon Brando, Rita Moreno, Pamela Franklin

Released: 1968

Directed by: Hubert Cornfield

The Night of the Following Day is a 1968 film starring Marlon Brando and Richard Boone. Filmed in France, around Le Touquet it tells the story of a kidnapped heiress being held hostage in a ...more
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Rita Moreno, Geraldine Page, Laurence Harvey

Released: 1961

Directed by: Peter Glenville

Summer and Smoke is a 1961 American drama film directed by Peter Glenville based on the Tennessee Williams play of the same name. The film starred Laurence Harvey and Geraldine Page with Rita ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

Released: 1971

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Carnal Knowledge is a 1971 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Jules Feiffer. It stars Jack Nicholson, Art Garfunkel, Ann-Margret and Candice Bergen.

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David Niven, Rita Moreno, Kathryn Grayson

Released: 1950

Directed by: Norman Taurog

The Toast of New Orleans is a 1950 MGM musical film directed by Norman Taurog and choreographed by Eugene Loring. It starred Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, David Niven, J. Carrol Naish, James ...more
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Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Rita Moreno

Released: 1954

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Garden of Evil is a Western film about three somewhat disreputable 19th-century soldiers of fortune, played by Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, and Cameron Mitchell, who are hired by a woman, ...more
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Vincent Price, Leslie Nielsen, Rita Moreno

Released: 1956

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

The Vagabond King is a 1956 musical film adaptation of the 1925 operetta The Vagabond King by Rudolf Friml. It starred Kathryn Grayson and Oreste Kirkop, with early roles for Rita Moreno and ...more
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Carol Burnett, Alan Alda, Rita Moreno

Released: 1981

Directed by: Alan Alda

The Four Seasons is a 1981 romantic comedy film written and directed by and starring Alan Alda, co-starring Carol Burnett, Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston and Bess Armstrong. ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2003

Directed by: John Sayles

Casa de los Babys is a 2003 drama film written, directed, and edited by filmmaker John Sayles. It features an ensemble cast, including Marcia Gay Harden, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Daryl Hannah.
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Rita Moreno, Anne Francis, Paul Henreid

Released: 1950

Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer, Bernard Vorhaus

So Young, So Bad is a black-and-white American film. It stars Paul Henreid and was directed by Bernard Vorhaus. The film features the film debut of Rita Moreno and the first major screen role ...more
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Bruce Lee, James Garner, Rita Moreno

Released: 1969

Directed by: Paul Bogart

Marlowe is a neo-noir movie starring James Garner as Raymond Chandler's private detective Philip Marlowe. Directed by Paul Bogart, the mystery film was written by Stirling Silliphant based on ...more
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Isabella Rossellini, Eli Wallach, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Riegert

King of the Corner is a 2004 film featured at the Newport Film Festival. It stars Peter Riegert and Isabella Rossellini, and includes Eric Bogosian, Dominic Chianese, Beverly D'Angelo and Rita ...more
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Rita Moreno, Fat Joe, Lauren Vélez

Released: 1994

Directed by: Darnell Martin

I Like It Like That is a 1994 comedy-drama film about the trials and tribulations of a young Puerto Rican couple living in the poverty-stricken New York City neighborhood of the South Bronx. The ...more
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Rita Moreno, Richie Havens, James Darren

Released: 1978

Directed by: Bobby Roth

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Alan Arkin, Rita Moreno, Louis Zorich

Released: 1969

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Popi is a 1969 American comedy-drama film directed by Arthur Hiller. The screenplay by Tina Pine and Lester Pine focuses on a Puerto Rican widower struggling to raise his two young sons in the ...more
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Rita Moreno, Ed Nelson, Allan Miller

Released: 1978

Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern

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Rita Moreno, Sheree North, Tom Ewell

Released: 1956

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts is a 1956 film directed by Frank Tashlin. The feature starred Tom Ewell, Sheree North, and Rita Moreno. It is a comedy about a man whose marriage begins to fail when ...more
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Jerry Stiller, Rita Moreno, Abraham Murphy

Released: 1976

Directed by: Richard Lester

The Ritz is a 1976 American film directed by Richard Lester based on the play of the same name by Terrence McNally. Actress Rita Moreno, who had won a Tony Award for her performance as Googie ...more

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Rita Moreno, Esther Williams, Howard Keel

Released: 1950

Directed by: Robert Alton

Pagan Love Song is a 1950 musical-romance film written by Jerry Davis, Robert Nathan and William S. Stone and directed by Robert Alton.
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Jivaro
Rita Moreno, Rhonda Fleming, Brian Keith

Released: 1954

Directed by: Edward Ludwig

Jivaro is a 1954 romantic adventure film directed by Edward Ludwig.
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Blue Moon
Zach Braff, Rita Moreno, Heather Matarazzo

Released: 2000

Directed by: John A. Gallagher

Blue Moon is a 2000 comedy drama film directed by John A. Gallagher.
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Working
Patti LaBelle, Rita Moreno, Charles Durning

Released: 1982