Entertainment The Best Shirley Jones Movies  

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

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

List features Christmas Is Here Again, Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth and more.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Shirley Jones include names like John Ford, Alf Kjellin and Richard Brooks. Movie fans who love Shirley Jones have also been known to enjoy films starring Mary McDonnell and Sissy Spacek.

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Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett
The Music Man is a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo. The film is based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith ...more
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Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Lockhart
Carousel is a 1956 film adaptation of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical of the same name which, in turn, was based on Ferenc Molnár's non-musical play Liliom. The 1956 ...more
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Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert
Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley ...more
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Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons
Elmer Gantry is a 1960 drama film about a con man and a female evangelist selling religion to small town America. Adapted by director Richard Brooks, the film is based on the 1927 novel of the ...more
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Ron Howard, Stella Stevens, Shirley Jones
The Courtship of Eddie's Father is a 1963 romantic comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Glenn Ford as a widowed father, with a young son to care for, played by Ronny Howard. It ...more
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James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Shirley Jones
The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 Western comedy, written by James Lee Barrett, directed and produced by Gene Kelly, and starring James Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones. It's the story ...more
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Judy Garland, Kim Novak, Debbie Reynolds
Pepe is a 1960 film starring Mario Moreno in the title role, directed by George Sidney. A multitude of cameo appearances attempted to replicate the success of Mario Moreno's American debut, ...more
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Stella Stevens, Honor Blackman, Shirley Jones
The Secret of My Success is a 1965 British comedy film from American writer-director Andrew L. Stone, starring James Booth, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens and Honor Blackman, along with Lionel ...more
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Sally Field, Michael Caine, Mark Harmon
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure is a 1979 American disaster film, a sequel to the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure. It was directed by Irwin Allen and starred Michael Caine and Sally Field. The ...more
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Jonah Hill, David Spade, Rob Schneider
Grandma's Boy is a 2006 American comedy stoner film produced by Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Allen Covert, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film. The film ...more
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The Girls of Huntington House Sissy Spacek, Shirley Jones, Pamela Sue Martin
The Girls of Huntington House is a 1973 television film directed by Alf Kjellin. The film is based on the 1972 novel of the same name written by Blossom Elfman.
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Tina Louise, Bobby Darin, Shirley Jones
The Happy Ending is a 1969 film written and directed by Richard Brooks, which tells the story of a repressed housewife who longs for liberation from her husband and daughter. It stars Jean ...more
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Shirley Jones, Pat Boone, Arthur O'Connell
April Love is a 1957 film directed by Henry Levin.
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James Stewart, Shirley Jones, Richard Widmark
Two Rode Together is a western film directed by John Ford, and starring James Stewart, Richard Widmark, and Shirley Jones. The supporting cast includes Linda Cristal, Andy Devine, and John ...more
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Shirley Jones, Red Buttons, Gig Young
A Ticklish Affair is a 1963 film directed by George Sidney.
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Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones
Bedtime Story is a 1964 comedy film made by Pennebaker Productions. It was directed by Ralph Levy and produced by Stanley Shapiro with Robert Arthur as executive producer from a screenplay by ...more
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James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones
Tank is a 1984 comedy, drama, and action movie starring James Garner, Jenilee Harrison, and C. Thomas Howell. The film was written by Dan Gordon and directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. It was ...more
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Danica McKellar, Tippi Hedren, Clint Howard
Nancy Nestor (Wendie Malick) sees herself as the perfect wife and mother, and now that her teenage genius son Hal (Justin Long) has been named high school valedictorian, her own moment of public ...more
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Erin Gray, Shirley Jones, Glenn Ford
Evening in Byzantium is a two-part 1978 made-for-television film produced by Glen A. Larson Productions and Universal Television, and directed by Jerry London, about the Cannes Film Festival ...more
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Clint Howard, Shirley Jones, Lou Ferrigno
Ping! is a 2000 comedy film directed by Chris Baugh.
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Jay Leno, Kathy Bates, Ed Asner
Christmas Is Here Again is a 2007 animated Christmas film released on DVD by Screen Media Films. The first feature production from the Renegade Animation studio, it was co-written, co-produced ...more
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The Children of an Lac Shirley Jones, Janice de Belen, Alan Fudge
The Children of an Lac is a 1980 drama film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey.
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Shirley Jones, Delta Burke, Linda Purl
A Last Cry for Help is a 1979 drama film directed by Hal Sitowitz.
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Gideon Charlton Heston, Shelley Winters, Shirley Jones
Gideon is a 1999 American romantic tragic comedy starring Christopher Lambert. The film was directed by Claudia Hoover and written by Brad Mirman.
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Ed Asner, Jim Belushi, Markie Post
Dog's Best Friend is a TV movie, starring Richard Mulligan and Bobcat Goldthwait. It premiered on The Family Channel in 1997. The film was directed by Allan A. Goldstein.