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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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Greer Garson, Ronald Colman, Reginald Owen

Released: 1942

Directed by: Mervyn 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 ...more
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Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Edna May Oliver

Released: 1935

Directed by: Robert 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
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Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, Thomas Mitchell

Released: 1937

Directed by: Frank 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

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Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Lloyd Bridges

Released: 1942

Directed by: George 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 ...more
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David Niven, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Released: 1937

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Frances Dee

Released: 1938

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more
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Shelley Winters, Ronald Colman, Edmond O'Brien

Released: 1947

Directed by: George 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
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Ronald Colman, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Released: 1937

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Cesar Romero, Don Ameche, Loretta Young

Released: 1935

Directed by: Richard 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 ...more
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Ronald Colman, Kay Francis

Released: 1930

Directed by: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast

Raffles is a comedy-mystery film produced by Samuel Goldwyn. It stars Ronald Colman as the titular character, a proper English gentleman who moonlights as a notorious jewel thief, and Kay ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich

Released: 1956

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Myrna Loy, Helen Hayes, Ronald Colman

Released: 1931

Directed by: John 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.
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Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry

Released: 1932

Directed by: King 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 ...more
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Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Louis Wolheim

Released: 1929

Directed by: Wesley 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 ...more
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Vincent Price, Celeste Holm, Ronald Colman

Released: 1950

Directed by: Richard Whorf

Champagne for Caesar is a 1950 American comedy film about a television quiz show, directed by Richard Whorf and written by Fred Brady and Hans Jacoby. The movie stars Ronald Colman, Celeste ...more
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The Light that Failed Ida Lupino, Walter Huston, Ronald Colman

Released: 1939

Directed by: William A. Wellman

The Light That Failed is a 1939 drama film based on Rudyard Kipling's novel of the same name. It stars Ronald Colman as an artist who is going blind.
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Joan Bennett, Ronald Colman, Lawrence Grant

Released: 1929

Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Bulldog Drummond is a crime film in which Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond helps a beautiful young woman in distress. The film stars Ronald Colman as the title character, Claud Allister, ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Ronald Colman, Jack Carson

Released: 1940

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Lucky Partners is a 1940 film directed by Lewis Milestone.
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Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman

Released: 1923

Directed by: Henry King

The White Sister is a 1923 American drama film starring Lillian Gish, directed by Henry King, and released by Metro Pictures about nine months before its merger into Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was ...more
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David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Douglas Fairbanks

Released: 1952

Directed by: John 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
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Claudette Colbert, Rosalind Russell, Ronald Colman

Released: 1936

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

Under Two Flags is a 1936 American adventure romance film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ronald Colman, Claudette Colbert, Victor McLaglen and Rosalind Russell. The picture was based on ...more
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William Powell, Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton

Released: 1926

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Beau Geste is a silent film, based on the novel Beau Geste by P. C. Wren. This version starred Ronald Colman as the title character.
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Ronald Colman, Mildred Natwick, Richard Haydn

Released: 1947

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

The Late George Apley is a 1947 film about a stuffy, upper-class Bostonian who is forced to adjust to a changing world. It starred Ronald Colman in the title role and was based on John P. ...more
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Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Lois Moran

Released: 1925

Directed by: Henry King

Stella Dallas is a 1925 American silent film that was produced by Samuel Goldwyn, adapted by Frances Marion, and directed by Henry King. The film stars Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Lois Moran, ...more
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Ronald Colman, Irene Rich, Bert Lytell

Released: 1925

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Lady Windermere's Fan is a 1925 silent film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and was adapted from a play by Oscar Wilde.