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The Best Shirley MacLaine Movies

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

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

List films range from Joan of Arc to Terms of Endearment.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Shirley MacLaine movies?" and "What are the greatest Shirley MacLaine roles of all time?"
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  • The Apartment
    1
    Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Steel Magnolias
    2
    Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Herbert Ross
  • Terms of Endearment
    3
    Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: James L. Brooks
  • The Children's Hour
    4
    Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: William Wyler
  • Being There
    5
    Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Warden
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Hal Ashby
  • Two Mules for Sister Sara
    6
    Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Don Siegel
  • The Turning Point
    7
    Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Mikhail Baryshnikov
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Herbert Ross
  • Irma la Douce
    8
    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Lou Jacobi
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
  • Some Came Running
    9
    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Sweet Charity
    10
    Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Bob Fosse
  • The Trouble with Harry
    11
    Edmund Gwenn, Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Guarding Tess
    12
    Shirley MacLaine, Nicolas Cage, Austin Pendleton
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Hugh Wilson
  • Postcards from the Edge
    13
    Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • What a Way to Go!
    14
    Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
  • Desperate Characters
    15
    Shirley MacLaine, Kenneth Mars, Gerald S. O'Loughlin
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Frank D. Gilroy
  • Madame Sousatzka
    16
    Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
  • Used People
    17
    Shirley MacLaine, Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Beeban Kidron
  • In Her Shoes
    18
    Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Curtis Hanson
  • Coco Chanel
    19
    Shirley MacLaine, Malcolm McDowell, Barbora Bobuľová
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Christian Duguay
  • Two for the Seesaw
    20
    Robert Mitchum, Shirley MacLaine, Edmond Ryan
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
  • Mrs. Winterbourne
    21
    Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Richard Benjamin
  • My Geisha
    22
    Shirley MacLaine, Edward G. Robinson, Yves Montand
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Jack Cardiff
  • These Old Broads
    23
    Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie Fisher, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Matthew Diamond
  • The Possession of Joel Delaney
    24
    Shirley MacLaine, Perry King, Míriam Colón
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Waris Hussein
  • The Yellow Rolls-Royce
    25
    Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Anthony Asquith