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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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    Gidget

    Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee

    Released1959

    Directed byPaul 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 her...  more
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    Imitation of Life

    John Wayne, Lana Turner

    Released1959

    Directed byDouglas 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 Sirk's...  more

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    If a Man Answers

    Bobby Darin, Cesar Romero

    Released1962

    Directed byHenry 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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    A Summer Place

    Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue

    Released1959

    Directed byDelmer 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 Sandra...  more
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    That Funny Feeling

    Bobby Darin, Sandra Dee

    Released1965

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    That Funny Feeling is a 1965 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Thorpe....  more
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    Tammy Tell Me True

    Stefanie Powers, Sandra Dee

    Released1961

    Directed byHarry 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....  more
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    Come September

    Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida

    Released1961

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Come September is a 1961 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan, and starring Rock Hudson, Gina Lollobrigida, Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin....  more
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    I'd Rather Be Rich

    Sandra Dee, Andy Williams

    Released1964

    Directed byJack 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 meet his...  more
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    The Reluctant Debutante

    Angela Lansbury, Rex Harrison

    Released1958

    Directed byVincente 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 Douglas-Home...  more
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    Take Her, She's Mine

    James Stewart, Sandra Dee

    Released1963

    Directed byHenry 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 Nunnally...  more
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    Tammy and the Doctor

    Peter Fonda, Adam West

    Released1963

    Directed byHarry 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....  more
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    Until They Sail

    Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert 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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    Romanoff and Juliet

    Peter Ustinov, Sandra Dee

    Released1961

    Directed byPeter 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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    A Stranger In My Arms

    Sandra Dee, June Allyson

    Released1959

    Directed byHelmut Käutner

    A Stranger in My Arms is a 1959 film starring Jeff Chandler, June Allyson, Sandra Dee and Peter Graves....  more
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    The Wild and the Innocent

    Audie Murphy, Sandra Dee

    Released1959

    Directed byJack 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....  more
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    A Man Could Get Killed

    James Garner, Sandra Dee

    Released1966

    Directed byCliff 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, Anthony...  more
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    The Restless Years

    Sandra Dee, Teresa Wright

    Released1958

    Directed byHelmut Käutner

    The Restless Years is a 1958 American film drama. It was Sandra Dee's first leading role....  more
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    Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding!

    Sandra Dee, Celeste Holm

    Released1967

    Directed byPeter Tewksbury

    Doctor, You've Got to Be Kidding! is a 1967 film directed by Peter Tewksbury....  more
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    The Dunwich Horror

    Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell

    Released1970

    Directed byDaniel 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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    Portrait in Black

    Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith

    Released1960

    Directed byDavid 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 play...  more
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    The Snow Queen

    Sergey Martinson, Janina Żejmo

    Released1957

    Directed byLev 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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    Rosie!

    Leslie Nielsen, Rosalind Russell

    Released1967

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

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

    Eli Wallach, Sandra Dee

    Released1974

    Directed byLawrence 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....  more