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The Best Shelley Winters Movies 

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

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

List contains films like Next Stop, Greenwich Village, Fanny Hill.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Shelley Winters movies?" and "What are the greatest Shelley Winters roles of all time?"

Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski are among those who directed Shelley Winters at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Shelley Winters have also been known to enjoy films starring Hattie McDaniel and Dorothy McGuire.

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Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1972

Directed by: Irwin Allen, Ronald Neame

The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. The film features ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

Released: 1955

Directed by: Charles Laughton, Terry Sanders, Robert Mitchum

The Night of the Hunter is an American thriller film directed by Charles Laughton and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish. Based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Davis ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

Released: 1951

Directed by: George Stevens

A Place in the Sun is a 1951 American drama film loosely based on the 1925 novel An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser and the play, also titled An American Tragedy. It tells the story of a ...more

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Christopher Lee, Peter Sellers, Shelley Winters

Released: 1962

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Lolita is a 1962 comedy-drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same title by Vladimir Nabokov, about a middle-aged man who becomes obsessed with a teenage girl. The ...more

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Shelley Winters, Ed Wynn, Millie Perkins

Released: 1959

Directed by: George Stevens

The Diary of Anne Frank is a 1959 film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name, which was based on the diary of Anne Frank. It was directed by George Stevens, with a screenplay ...more

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Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, John Qualen

Released: 1965

Directed by: Guy Green

A Patch of Blue is a 1965 American drama film directed by Guy Green about the relationship between a black man, Gordon, and a blind white female teenager, Selina, and the problems that plague ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Yvette Vickers

Released: 1971

Directed by: Curtis Harrington

What's the Matter With Helen? is a 1971 thriller film starring Debbie Reynolds and Shelley Winters.
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James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis

Released: 1950

Directed by: Anthony Mann

Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, and Stephen McNally. Written by Borden Chase and Robert L. ...more

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#37 of 395 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #9 of 63 The Best Western Movies of the 1950s #16 of 66 The Best Rock Hudson Movies

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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1965

Directed by: George Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

Released: 1977

Directed by: Don Chaffey

Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more

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Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1966

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine. It is an adaptation by Bill Naughton of his own novel and play of the same name. The film ...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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Richard Pryor, Shelley Winters, Hal Holbrook

Released: 1968

Directed by: Barry Shear

Wild in the Streets is a 1968 film featuring Christopher Jones, Hal Holbrook, and Shelley Winters. It was produced by American International Pictures and based on a short story by writer Robert ...more
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Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan

Released: 1959

Directed by: Robert Wise

Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise for HarBel Productions, a company founded by the film's star, Harry Belafonte. Belafonte selected Abraham Polonsky ...more
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Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh

Released: 1966

Directed by: Jack Smight

Harper, released in the UK as The Moving Target, is a 1966 film based on Ross Macdonald's novel The Moving Target and adapted for the screen by novelist William Goldman, who admired MacDonald's ...more
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Jane Fonda, Cloris Leachman, Shelley Winters

Released: 1962

Directed by: George Cukor

The Chapman Report is a 1962 Technicolor film made by DFZ Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Richard D. ...more
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Roman Polanski, Shelley Winters, Isabelle Adjani

Released: 1976

Directed by: Roman Polanski

The Tenant is a 1976 psychological horror film directed by Roman Polanski, starring Polanski, Isabelle Adjani, Melvyn Douglas, and Shelley Winters. It is based upon the 1964 novel Le locataire ...more

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Shelley Winters, Alan Ladd, Ed Begley

Released: 1949

Directed by: Elliott Nugent

The Great Gatsby is a feature film released by Paramount Pictures, directed by Elliott Nugent, and produced by Richard Maibaum, from a screenplay by Richard Maibaum and Cyril Hume. It is based ...more
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Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

Released: 1986

Directed by: Menahem Golan

The Delta Force is a 1986 American action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. It was directed by Menahem ...more

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Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas

Released: 1968

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

The Scalphunters is a 1968 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Telly Savalas. The film was directed by Sydney Pollack, with the score written by Elmer Bernstein. Davis ...more
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Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Shelley Winters

Released: 1970

Directed by: Roger Corman

Bloody Mama is a 1970 American low-budget drama film directed by Roger Corman and starring Shelley Winters in the title role. It was very loosely based on the real story of Ma Barker, who is ...more
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Shelley Winters, Ralph Richardson, Hugh Griffith

Released: 1972

Directed by: Curtis Harrington

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? is a 1971 British horror-thriller film directed by Curtis Harrington and starring Ralph Richardson, Shelley Winters and Mark Lester. Like What's the Matter with Helen? ...more
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Bill Murray, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum

Released: 1976

Directed by: Paul Mazursky

Next Stop, Greenwich Village is a 1976 drama film, set in the early 1950s, written and directed by Paul Mazursky, featuring, amongst others, Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Lois ...more
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Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Shelley Winters

Released: 1978

Directed by: Frank Pierson

King of the Gypsies is a 1978 Paramount motion picture drama starring Eric Roberts, Sterling Hayden, Shelley Winters, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Annette O'Toole, and Judd Hirsch. Directed ...more
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Liv Tyler, Debbie Harry, Shelley Winters

Released: 1995

Directed by: James Mangold

Heavy is a 1995 independent American drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Liv Tyler, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, and Deborah Harry. The plot focuses on an ...more