The Best Spencer Tracy Movies

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

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

List is made up of films like Tortilla Flat and How the West Was Won.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Spencer Tracy movies?" and "What are the greatest Spencer Tracy roles of all time?"
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  • Bad Day at Black Rock
    Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: John Sturges
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • Judgment at Nuremberg
    Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
  • Captains Courageous
    Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore
    • Released: 1937
    • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • Inherit the Wind
    Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
  • The Old Man and the Sea
    Spencer Tracy, Felipe Pazos, Harry Bellaver
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: John Sturges
  • Boys Town
    Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: Norman Taurog
  • Father of the Bride
    Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Bennett
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
  • Adam's Rib
    Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
    Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
  • Northwest Passage
    Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: King Vidor
  • Woman of the Year
    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Fay Bainter
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: George Stevens
  • Desk Set
    Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Walter Lang
  • Boom Town
    Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Jack Conway
  • Men of Boys Town
    Spencer Tracy, Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Norman Taurog
  • Fury
    Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel
    • Released: 1936
    • Directed by: Fritz Lang
  • Pat and Mike
    Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Stanley and Livingstone
    Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Henry King, Otto Brower
  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    Spencer Tracy, Edie Adams, Milton Berle
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
  • The Devil at 4 O'Clock
    Spencer Tracy, Frank Sinatra, Kerwin Mathews
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
  • San Francisco
    Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy
    • Released: 1936
    • Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke
  • Tortilla Flat
    Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • How the West Was Won
    Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Broken Lance
    Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Edward Dmytryk