The Best Sandra Dee Movies 

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

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

Examples of films on this list: The Wild and the Innocent, Imitation of Life and many more.

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Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue, Arthur Kennedy

Released: 1959

Directed by: Delmer Daves

A Summer Place is a 1959 romantic drama film based on the novel of the same name by Sloan Wilson. Delmer Daves directed the movie, which stars Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Troy Donahue, and ...more
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Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson

Released: 1959

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Gidget is a 1959 Columbia Pictures CinemaScope feature film. It stars Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson, and James Darren in a story about a teenager's initiation into the California surf culture and ...more
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John Wayne, Lana Turner, Sandra Dee

Released: 1959

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Imitation of Life is a 1959 American romantic drama film directed by Douglas Sirk, produced by Ross Hunter and released by Universal International, starring Lana Turner and John Gavin. It was ...more

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Bobby Darin, Cesar Romero, Stefanie Powers

Released: 1962

Directed by: Henry Levin

If a Man Answers is a comedy film directed by Henry Levin and starring Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee. It was produced by Ross Hunter Productions, Inc, and distributed by Universal Pictures. The ...more
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Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee, Donald O'Connor

Released: 1965

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

That Funny Feeling is a 1965 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe.
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Tammy Tell Me True Stefanie Powers, Sandra Dee, John Gavin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Harry Keller

Tammy Tell Me True is a 1961 romantic comedy film and is the second of the four Tammy films. It stars Sandra Dee as Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree, taking over from Debbie Reynolds.
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Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Bobby Darin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

Come September is a 1961 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan, and starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin.
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Sandra Dee, Andy Williams, Robert Goulet

Released: 1964

Directed by: Jack Smight

I'd Rather Be Rich is a 1964 romantic comedy film with musical aspects directed by Jack Smight, produced by Ross Hunter and starring Sandra Dee. The film focuses on a dying man who wishes to ...more
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James Stewart, Sandra Dee, John McGiver

Released: 1963

Directed by: Henry Koster

Take Her, She's Mine is a 1961 Broadway comedy written by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron which was adapted into a 1963 comedy film starring James Stewart and Sandra Dee with a screenplay by ...more
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Angela Lansbury, Rex Harrison, Sandra Dee

Released: 1958

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

The Reluctant Debutante is a 1958 Metrocolor comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman from a screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and William ...more
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Peter Fonda, Adam West, Sandra Dee

Released: 1963

Directed by: Harry Keller

Tammy and the Doctor is a 1963 romantic comedy film and is the third of the four Tammy films. It stars Sandra Dee as Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree.
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Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! Sandra Dee, Celeste Holm, Bill Bixby

Released: 1967

Directed by: Peter Tewksbury

Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! is a 1967 film directed by Peter Tewksbury.
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Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1960

Directed by: David Lowell Rich, Michael Gordon

Portrait in Black is a 1960 American neo-noir crime drama/thriller film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn. Produced by Ross Hunter, the film was based on the ...more
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Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons

Released: 1957

Directed by: Robert Wise

Until They Sail is a 1957 American black and white CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on a story by James A. Michener included in his 1951 ...more
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Audie Murphy, Sandra Dee, Jim Backus

Released: 1959

Directed by: Jack Sher

The Wild and the Innocent is a 1959 Western film starring Audie Murphy and Sandra Dee as two inexperienced young people who get into trouble when they visit a town for the very first time.
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James Garner, Sandra Dee, Melina Mercouri

Released: 1966

Directed by: Cliff Owen, Ronald Neame

A Man Could Get Killed is a 1966 adventure comedy film directed by Ronald Neame and Cliff Owen, shot on various locations in Portugal and starring James Garner, Melina Mercouri, Sandra Dee, ...more
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Sandra Dee, June Allyson, Peter Graves

Released: 1959

Directed by: Helmut Käutner

A Stranger in My Arms is a 1959 film starring Jeff Chandler, June Allyson, Sandra Dee and Peter Graves.
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Romanoff and Juliet Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee, John Gavin

Released: 1961

Directed by: Peter Ustinov

Romanoff and Juliet is a 1961 American film adaptation of the play of the same name released by Universal Pictures. Peter Ustinov wrote the screenplay, directed, and starred in the film. It ...more
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The Restless Years Sandra Dee, Teresa Wright, James Whitmore

Released: 1958

Directed by: Helmut Käutner

The Restless Years is a 1958 American film drama. It was Sandra Dee's first leading role.
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Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Talia Shire

Released: 1970

Directed by: Daniel Haller

The Dunwich Horror is a 1970 B-movie from American International Pictures directed by Daniel Haller and produced by Roger Corman. The film was based on the short story of the same name by H.P. ...more
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Sergey Martinson, Janina Żejmo, Vladimir Gribkov

Released: 1957

Directed by: Lev Atamanov, Nikolay Petrovich Fyodorov

The Snow Queen is a 1957 Soviet feature animated film directed by Lev Atamanov. It was produced at the Soyuzmultfilm studio in Moscow and is based on the story of the same name by Hans Christian ...more
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Eli Wallach, Sandra Dee, Robert Culp

Released: 1974

Directed by: Lawrence Doheny

Houston, We've Got a Problem is a 1974 television film about the Apollo 13 spaceflight, directed by Lawrence Doheny and starring Ed Nelson in the role of NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz.
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Rosie! Leslie Nielsen, Rosalind Russell, Sandra Dee

Released: 1967

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

Rosie! is a 1967 comedy film directed by David Lowell Rich, based on Ruth Gordon's play A Very Rich Woman.