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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?"

Notable directors that have worked with Shirley MacLaine include names like Alfred Hitchcock, Garry Marshall and Rob Reiner. Movie fans who love Shirley MacLaine have also been known to enjoy films starring Andie MacDowell and Sissy Spacek.

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The Apartment Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some ...more

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Steel Magnolias Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, Sally Field Steel Magnolias is a 1989 theater production of the play by Robert Harling.

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Terms of Endearment Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow Terms of Endearment is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra ...more

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Irma la Douce Shirley MacLaine, James Caan, Jack Lemmon Irma la Douce is a 1963 romantic comedy starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, directed by Billy Wilder. It is based on the 1956 French stage musical Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot and ...more

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The Children's Hour Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner The Children's Hour is a 1961 American drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes is based on the 1934 play of the same title by Lillian Hellman. The film stars ...more

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Being There Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Jack Warden Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Adapted from the 1970 novella by Jerzy Kosinski, the screenplay was written by Kosinski and the uncredited Robert C. ...more

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Two Mules for Sister Sara Clint Eastwood, Shirley MacLaine, Armando Silvestre Two Mules for Sister Sara is an American-Mexican western film starring Shirley MacLaine set during the French intervention in Mexico. The film was released in 1970 and directed by Don Siegel. It ...more

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Guarding Tess Nicolas Cage, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Griffiths Guarding Tess is a 1994 film starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, directed by Hugh Wilson. MacLaine plays a fictional former First Lady protected by an entourage of Secret Service agents ...more

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Sweet Charity Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr. Sweet Charity, full title of which is Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved, is a 1969 American musical film directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, written by Neil ...more

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Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Carrie Fisher is based on her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. The ...more

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The Trouble with Harry Shirley MacLaine, Alfred Hitchcock, John Forsythe The Trouble with Harry is a 1955 American black comedy film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes was based on the 1950 novel by Jack Trevor Story. It starred Edmund ...more

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What a Way to Go! Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine, Dick Van Dyke What a Way to Go! is a 1964 American black comedy directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Bob Cummings and Dick Van

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The Turning Point Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine and Anne ...more

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In Her Shoes Cameron Diaz, Shirley MacLaine, Toni Collette In Her Shoes is a 2005 American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Weiner. It is directed by Curtis Hanson with an adapted screenplay by Susannah Grant and stars ...more

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My Geisha Shirley MacLaine, Edward G. Robinson, Yves Montand My Geisha is a 1962 American comedy film directed by Jack Cardiff, starring Yves Montand, Shirley MacLaine, and Edward G. Robinson, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was produced by ...more

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Can-Can Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Louis Jourdan Can-Can is a 1960 musical film made by Suffolk-Cummings productions and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Walter Lang, produced by Jack Cummings and Saul Chaplin, from a ...more

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Some Came Running Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin Some Came Running is a 1958 film directed by Vincente Minnelli.

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Defending Your Life Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who dies and arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to ...more

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Mrs. Winterbourne Brendan Fraser, Shirley MacLaine, Jane Krakowski Mrs. Winterbourne is a 1996 American romantic comedy/drama starring Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, and Brendan Fraser. It is loosely based on Cornell Woolrich's novel I Married a Dead Man, which ...more

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Rumor Has It Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Dustin Hoffman Rumor Has It is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo. The screenplay by Ted Griffin derives from a ...more

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Bernie Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine Bernie is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, and written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. It is ...more

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Around the World in 80 Days Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The ...more

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The Evening Star Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine, Juliette Lewis The Evening Star is a 1996 sequel to Academy Award for Best Picture-winning Terms of Endearment, starring Shirley MacLaine, who reprises the role of Aurora Greenway she won an Oscar for playing ...more

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Valentine's Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Shirley MacLaine Movies
Valentine's Day Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The screenplay and the story were written by Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The film ...more

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Coco Chanel Shirley MacLaine, Malcolm McDowell, Barbora Bobuľová Coco Chanel is a 2008 television film directed by Christian Duguay and written by Ron Hutchinson, Enrico Medioli and Lea Tafuri. It stars Shirley MacLaine as Coco Chanel, the pioneering French ...more

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Madame Sousatzka Shirley MacLaine, Twiggy, Shabana Azmi Madame Sousatzka is a 1988 British drama film directed by John Schlesinger, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It is based upon the novel of the same name by Bernice Rubens.

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Ocean's 11 Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. Centered on a series of ...more

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Carolina Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Eden Carolina is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring Julia Stiles, Shirley MacLaine, Alessandro Nivola, Mika Boorem, Randy Quaid, and Jennifer Coolidge. Lisa Sheridan has ...more

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Gambit Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Vic Tayback Gambit is a 1966 comedy heist film starring Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine as two criminals involved in an elaborate plot centered on a priceless antiquity from millionaire Mr. Shahbandar, ...more

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Bewitched Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell Bewitched is a 2005 American romantic comedy fantasy film produced by Columbia Pictures and is a re-imagining of the television series of the same name. The film was released in the United ...more

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Artists and Models Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin Artists and Models is a 1955 Paramount musical comedy in VistaVision and marked Martin and Lewis's fourteenth feature together as a team. The film co-stars Shirley MacLaine and Dorothy Malone, ...more

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Used People Kathy Bates, Shirley MacLaine, Marcia Gay Harden Used People is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron. The screenplay by Todd Graff, adapted from his 1988 off-Broadway play The Grandma Plays, takes a humorous look at a ...more

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1964 dramatic composite film written by Terence Rattigan, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith, the trio responsible for The V.I.P.s. ...more

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Salem Witch Trials Kirstie Alley, Shirley MacLaine, Rebecca De Mornay

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A Change of Seasons Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek, Shirley MacLaine A Change of Seasons is a 1980 American dramedy film directed by Richard Lang. It stars Anthony Hopkins, Shirley MacLaine and Bo Derek.

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All in a Night's Work Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin, Cliff Robertson All in a Night's Work is a 1961 romantic screwball comedy starring Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine, and directed by Joseph Anthony.

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Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Blanchard Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning is the fourth film in the Anne of Green Gables film series. It was released as a television film in 2008 on CTV. Before the broadcast, CTV had recently ...more

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Broadway: The Golden Age Alec Baldwin, Liev Schreiber, Shirley MacLaine Broadway: The Golden Age is a 2003 documentary film by Rick McKay, telling the story of the "golden age" of Broadway by the oral history of the legendary actors of the 40s and 50s, ...more

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The Possession of Joel Delaney Shirley MacLaine, Perry King, Míriam Colón The Possession of Joel Delaney is a 1972 American horror film directed by Waris Hussein and starring Shirley MacLaine and Perry King. It is based on the 1970 novel of the same name by Ramona ...more

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A Smile Like Yours Shirley MacLaine, Joan Cusack, Lauren Holly A Smile Like Yours is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by Keith Samples and starring Greg Kinnear and Lauren Holly. The film centers on a couple as they try to conceive a child. The film was ...more

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These Old Broads Elizabeth Taylor, Carrie Fisher, Shirley MacLaine These Old Broads is a 2001 television film written by Carrie Fisher and starring her mother Debbie Reynolds, as well as Shirley MacLaine, Joan Collins, and Elizabeth Taylor in her final film ...more

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The Sheepman Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen, Glenn Ford The Sheepman is a tongue-in-cheek 1958 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Glenn Ford, Shirley MacLaine and Leslie Nielsen.

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Hot Spell Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Quinn, Shirley Booth Hot Spell is a drama film directed by Daniel Mann, starring Shirley Booth and Anthony Quinn, and released by Paramount Pictures.

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Two for the Seesaw Shirley MacLaine, Robert Mitchum, Billy Gray Two for the Seesaw is a 1962 romance-drama film directed by Robert Wise and starring Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine. It was adapted from the Broadway play written by William Gibson.

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Waiting for the Light Shirley MacLaine, Teri Garr, Clancy Brown Waiting for the Light is a 1990 film directed by Christopher Monger.

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Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay Shannen Doherty, Shirley MacLaine, Parker Posey Hell on Heels: The Battle of Mary Kay is a 2002 television film directed by Ed Gernon.

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Cannonball Run II Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan Cannonball Run II is a 1984 American comedy film featuring Burt Reynolds and an all-star cast, released by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest. Like the original Cannonball Run, it is a set around ...more

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Woman Times Seven Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers Woman Times Seven is a 1967 Italian/French/American co-production anthology film of seven different episodes, all starring Shirley MacLaine, most of them based on aspects of adultery.

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The Celluloid Closet The Celluloid Closet is a 1995 American documentary film directed and written by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. The film is based on Vito Russo's book of the same name first published in 1981 ...more

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The Matchmaker Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Perkins, Shirley Booth The Matchmaker is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Joseph Anthony. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes is based on the 1955 play of the same name by Thornton Wilder. Costumes by Edith