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The Best Ronald Reagan Movies 

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

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

Examples of films on this list include Law and Order and Code of the Secret Service.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ronald Reagan movies?" and "What are the greatest Ronald Reagan roles of all time?"
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Ronald Reagan, Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan

Released: 1942

Directed by: Sam Wood

Kings Row is a 1942 film starring Ann Sheridan, Robert Cummings, and Ronald Reagan that tells a story of young people growing up in a small American town at the turn of the twentieth century, ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, George Reeves

Released: 1940

Directed by: William K. Howard, Lloyd Bacon

Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach. It stars Pat O'Brien portraying the role of Rockne and Ronald Reagan as ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart

Released: 1939

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Dark Victory is a 1939 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding, starring Bette Davis and featuring George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Henry Travers and ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn

Released: 1940

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

Santa Fe Trail is a 1940 American western film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Raymond Massey and Ronald Reagan. Written by Robert Buckner, the film is ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Chester W. Nimitz

Released: 1957

Directed by: Nathan H. Juran

Hellcats of the Navy is a World War II submarine movie starring Ronald Reagan and his wife, billed as Nancy Davis, her then professional name. Married since 1952, this was the only film in which ...more

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Ronald Reagan, William Forsythe, Margaret Lindsay

Released: 1939

Directed by: E. A. Dupont, Lewis Seiler

Hell's Kitchen is a 1939 thriller Warner Bros. film starring Ronald Reagan and The Dead End Kids.
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Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin

Released: 1964

Directed by: Don Siegel

The Killers, released in the UK as Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers", is a 1964 crime film directed by Don Siegel, starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson and Ronald ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, Walter Slezake

Released: 1951

Directed by: Fred de Cordova

Bedtime for Bonzo is a 1951 comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova, starring future U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Diana Lynn. It revolves around the attempts of the central character, ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Errol Flynn, Arthur Kennedy

Released: 1942

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

Desperate Journey is a 1942 American World War II action and aviation film starring Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan, directed by Raoul Walsh. The supporting cast includes Raymond Massey, Alan ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Joe Louis, Joan Leslie

Released: 1943

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

This Is the Army is a 1943 American wartime musical comedy film produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack L. Warner, and directed by Michael Curtiz, adapted from a wartime stage musical with the same ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Richard Todd, Patricia Neal

Released: 1949

Directed by: Vincent Sherman

The Hasty Heart is a 1949 Anglo-American co-production directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, and Richard Todd. The film based is based on the play of the same ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Rhonda Fleming

Released: 1955

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Tennessee's Partner is a Western film starring Ronald Reagan in what Peter Bogdanovich called his "most likeable performance." It co-starred John Payne as Tennessee. It was directed by ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers

Released: 1951

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

Storm Warning is a 1951 American thriller, directed by Stuart Heisler, and featuring Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day and Steve Cochran. Lauren Bacall was originally cast in the part ...more
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Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Dorothy Malone

Released: 1932

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Law And Order is a 1932 film. The film starred Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Andy Devine, Russell Hopton and Russell Simpson. The film retells the story of the OK Corral shootout in Tombstone, AZ. ...more
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Released: 2004

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Ronald Reagan, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Elam

Released: 1954

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Cattle Queen of Montana is a 1954 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan. The supporting cast includes Jack Elam, Chubby Johnson, and Morris ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Rogers Hornsby

Released: 1952

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

The Winning Team is a 1952 biographical film directed by Lewis Seiler. It is a fictionalized biography of the life of major league pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander starring Ronald Reagan as ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Shirley Temple, Lois Maxwell

Released: 1947

Directed by: Peter Godfrey

That Hagen Girl is a 1947 American drama film directed by Peter Godfrey. The screenplay by Charles Hoffman was based on the novel by Edith Kneipple Roberts. The film focuses on small town ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell

Released: 1938

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Cowboy from Brooklyn is a 1938 American musical comedy film starring Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Priscilla Lane, Ann Sheridan and the future US President Ronald Reagan.
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Ronald Reagan, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery

Released: 1941

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

The Bad Man is a 1941 American Western film starring Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, and Ronald Reagan. The movie was written by Wells Root from the Porter Emerson Browne play, and ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden

Released: 1947

Directed by: Irving Rapper

The Voice of the Turtle is a comedy film starring Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, and Wayne Morris, directed by Irving Rapper, and based on the long-running 1943 play of the same name ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Eduardo Ciannelli

Released: 1939

Directed by: Ray Enright

The Angels Wash Their Faces is a 1939 Warner Bros. film starring Ronald Reagan and The Dead End Kids.
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Released: 2004

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Guy Williams, Correy Lennox, Richard Earl Sawdon

Released: 1989

Directed by: Michael Moore

Roger & Me is a 1989 American documentary film directed by Michael Moore. Moore portrays the regional negative economic impact of General Motors CEO Roger Smith's summary action of closing ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Noah Beery

Released: 1951

Directed by: Lewis R. Foster

The Last Outpost is a 1951 western film directed by Lewis R. Foster.