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The Best Ronald Colman Movies

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

If you think the best Ronald Colman role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ronald Colman 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 many different films, including The Devil to Pay! and Lost Horizon.

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  • 1

    Lost Horizon

    Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt
    128
    9

    Released1937

    Directed byFrank Capra

    Lost Horizon is a 1937 American drama-fantasy film directed by Frank Capra. The screenplay by Robert Riskin is based on the 1933 novel of the same title by James Hilton. The film exceeded its...  more
  • 2

    If I Were King

    Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman
    80
    4

    Released1938

    Directed byFrank Lloyd

    If I Were King is a 1938 American biographical historical drama film starring Ronald Colman as medieval poet François Villon, and featuring Basil Rathbone and Frances Dee. It is based on the 1901...  more
  • 3

    The Prisoner of Zenda

    Ronald Colman, Douglas Fairbanks
    68
    21

    Released1937

    Directed byJohn Cromwell

    The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), by Anthony Hope, is an adventure novel in which the King of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus is unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces...  more
  • 4

    Arrowsmith

    Myrna Loy, Helen Hayes
    48
    9

    Released1931

    Directed byJohn Ford

    Arrowsmith is a 1931 film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. It was written by Sidney Howard from the Sinclair Lewis novel Arrowsmith, and directed by John Ford....  more
  • 5

    Random Harvest

    Greer Garson, Ronald Colman
    57
    17

    Released1942

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy

    Random Harvest is a 1942 film based on the 1941 James Hilton novel of the same name, directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Claudine West, George Froeschel and Arthur Wimperis adapted the novel for the screen and...  more
  • 6

    Around the World in 80 Days

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine
    43
    7

    Released1956

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The epic...  more

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  • 7

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman
    42
    13

    Released1935

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard, Jack Conway

    A Tale of Two Cities is a 1935 film based upon Charles Dickens' 1859 historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities. The film stars Ronald Colman as Sydney Carton, Donald Woods and Elizabeth Allan. The...  more
  • 8

    The Talk of the Town

    Cary Grant, Jean Arthur
    33
    8

    Released1942

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    The Talk of the Town is a 1942 American comedy/drama film directed by George Stevens, starring Cary Grant, Jean Arthur and Ronald Colman, with a supporting cast featuring Edgar Buchanan and Glenda...  more
  • 9

    Condemned

    Ronald Colman, Ann Harding
    28
    4

    Released1929

    Directed byWesley Ruggles

    Condemned is an American black and white melodrama film, directed by Wesley Ruggles, and starring Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim, William Elmer, and Wilhelm von Brincken....  more
  • 10

    The Prisoner of Zenda

    David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks
    40
    19

    Released1937

    Directed byJohn Cromwell, W. S. Van Dyke

    The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1937 black-and-white adventure film based on the Anthony Hope 1894 novel of the same name and the 1896 play. Of the many film adaptations, this is considered by many to be...  more
  • 11

    Cynara

    Ronald Colman, Kay Francis
    25
    3

    Released1932

    Directed byKing Vidor

    Cynara is a 1932 romantic drama film about a British lawyer who pays a heavy price for an affair. It stars Ronald Colman, Kay Francis and Phyllis Barry. It is based on the 1928 novel An Imperfect...  more
  • 12

    A Double Life

    Shelley Winters, Ronald Colman
    26
    8

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    A Double Life is a 1947 film noir which tells the story of an actor whose mind becomes affected by the character he portrays. The movie starred Ronald Colman and Signe Hasso. It was directed by...  more
  • 13

    Kismet

    Marlene Dietrich, Ronald Colman
    23
    7

    Released1944

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Kismet is a 1944 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film in Technicolor starring Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, Joy Page, and Florence Bates. James Craig played the young Caliph of Baghdad, and Edward Arnold was...  more
  • 14

    The Prisoner of Zenda

    David Niven, Deborah Kerr
    26
    13

    Released1952

    Directed byJohn Cromwell, Richard Thorpe

    The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1952 film version of the classic novel of the same name by Anthony Hope and a remake of the famous 1937 film version. This version was made by Loew's and...  more
  • 15

    The Winning of Barbara Worth

    Gary Cooper, Ronald Colman
    18
    6

    Released1926

    Directed byHenry King

    The Winning of Barbara Worth is a 1926 American Western silent film directed by Henry King and starring Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, and Gary Cooper in his first feature role. Based on the novel The...  more
  • 16

    The Story of Mankind

    Vincent Price, Groucho Marx
    17
    6

    Released1957

    Directed byIrwin Allen

    The Story of Mankind is an American fantasy film, very loosely based on the nonfiction book The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem van Loon....  more
  • 17

    The Devil to Pay!

    Myrna Loy, Loretta Young
    15
    4

    Released1930

    Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice

    The Devil to Pay! is a 1930 American romantic drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Ronald Colman and Loretta Young. It was written by Frederick Lonsdale and Benjamin Glazer....  more
  • 18

    Clive of India

    Cesar Romero, Don Ameche
    19
    11

    Released1935

    Directed byRichard Boleslawski

    Clive of India is a 1935 American drama film based on Robert, Lord Clive's historical biography. It was written by R.J. Minney and W. P. Lipscomb and directed by Richard Boleslawski. Colin Clive, who...  more
  • 19

    The Night of Love

    Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky
    10
    2

    Released1927

    Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice

    The Night of Love is a drama film, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, released by United Artists, and starring Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky, and Montagu Love. The screenplay by Lenore J. Coffee is based on...  more
  • 20

    A Thief in Paradise

    Ronald Colman, Aileen Pringle
    14
    8

    Released1925

    Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice

    A Thief in Paradise is a silent film, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, directed by George Fitzmaurice, and adapted by Frances Marion from Leonard Merrick's novel The Worldlings. The film is now considered...  more
  • 21

    His Supreme Moment

    Ronald Colman, Blanche Sweet
    6
    0

    Released1925

    Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice

    His Supreme Moment was a 1925 American silent drama film with sequences filmed in Technicolor, starring Blanche Sweet and Ronald Colman, directed by George Fitzmaurice, and produced by Samuel...  more
  • 22

    The Sporting Venus

    Ronald Colman, Blanche Sweet
    6
    1

    Released1925

    Directed byMarshall Neilan

    The Sporting Venus is a silent romance film directed by Marshall Neilan. The film was the second MGM release of Neilan, and starred his wife, actress Blanche Sweet, who allegedly sported the lowest...  more
  • 23
    4
    0

    Released1935

    Directed byStephen Roberts

    The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo is a 1935 American romantic comedy film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Stephen Roberts, and starred Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett, and Colin...  more
  • 24

    The Rescue

    Ronald Colman, Duke Kahanamoku
    4
    0

    Released1929

    Directed byHerbert Brenon

    The Rescue is a romantic adventure film directed by Herbert Brenon, and produced by Samuel Goldwyn. The screenplay was written by Elizabeth Meehan, based on the novel by Joseph Conrad. The music...  more
  • 25

    The Unholy Garden

    Fay Wray, Ronald Colman
    8
    2

    Released1931

    Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice

    The Unholy Garden is a 1931 drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Ronald Colman. It was based on a story by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur....  more