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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?"

Spencer Tracy worked with many famous directors, including big names like Fritz Lang and D. W. Griffith. Spencer Tracy was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rod Steiger and Gary Cooper in terms of fame and success.

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Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of Westerns and film noir. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, it had its world premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie was ...more

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Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby Mann and ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday Adam's Rib is a 1949 American film written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin and directed by George Cukor. It stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as married lawyers who come to oppose each ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly, Harry Morgan Inherit the Wind is a 1960 Hollywood film adaptation of the play of the same name, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, directed by Stanley Kramer. It stars Spencer Tracy as lawyer ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1941 horror film starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner. Rather than being a new film version of the novel, it is a direct remake of the 1931 film of ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Gene Reynolds Boys Town is a 1938 biographical drama film based on Father Edward J. Flanagan's work with a group of underprivileged and delinquent boys in a home that he founded and named "Boys ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Tony Rosato, Mauritz Hugo The Old Man and the Sea is a Warnercolor 1958 film starring Spencer Tracy, in a portrayal for which he was nominated for a best actor Oscar. The screenplay was adapted by Peter Viertel from the ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Father of the Bride is a 1950 American comedy film about a man trying to cope with preparations for his daughter's upcoming wedding. The movie stars Spencer Tracy in the titular role, Joan ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan, Sylvia Sidney Fury is a 1936 American drama film directed by Fritz Lang which tells the story of an innocent man who narrowly escapes being lynched and the revenge he seeks. The picture was released by ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, William Bendix Woman of the Year is an American romantic comedy-drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, written by Ring Lardner, Jr., Michael Kanin and John Lee Mahin, directed by George ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan, Robert Young Northwest Passage is a 1940 film in Technicolor, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, and others. The picture is based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts titled ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Charles Bronson Pat and Mike is a 1952 American romantic comedy film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The movie was written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, and directed by George Cukor, who also ...more

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Clark Gable, Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy Boom Town is a 1940 American adventure film starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr, and directed by Jack Conway. The supporting cast features Frank Morgan, ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Joan Blondell Desk Set is a 1957 American romantic comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay was written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron from the ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracy, Jean-Pierre Aumont The Devil at 4 O'Clock is a 1961 American disaster film, starring Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra and directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Based on a 1959 novel with the same title by British writer Max ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark Broken Lance is a 1954 Western film made by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Sol C. Siegel. The movie stars Spencer Tracy and features Robert Wagner, Jean Peters ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Basil Rathbone, Jeffrey Hunter The Last Hurrah is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor. The picture was directed by John Ford and stars Spencer Tracy as a veteran mayor preparing for yet ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Lee J. Cobb Men of Boys Town is a 1941 drama film written by James Kevin McGuinness and directed by Norman Taurog.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Father's Little Dividend is a 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor. The movie is the sequel to Father of the Bride. ...more

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Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Jeanette MacDonald San Francisco is a 1936 musical-drama directed by Woody Van Dyke, based on the April 18, 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The film, which was the top grossing movie of that year, stars Clark ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins, Jean Simmons The Actress is an 1953 American comedy-drama film based on Ruth Gordon's autobiographical play Years Ago. Gordon herself wrote the screenplay. The film was directed by George Cukor and stars ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, Spencer Tracy Members of Congress may not come to the floor armed with pistols as they did in the days leading up to the Civil War, but their words are as toxic as any time since then. And we are - in many ...more

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Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy Libeled Lady is a 1936 screwball comedy film starring Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy, written by George Oppenheimer, Howard Emmett Rogers, Wallace Sullivan, and ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is a 1944 American war film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is based on the true story of the Doolittle Raid, America's first retaliatory air strike against Japan ...more

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John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds How the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe.

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Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy Test Pilot is a 1938 film directed by Victor Fleming, starring Clark Gable, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy, and featuring Lionel Barrymore. The film tells the story of a daredevil test pilot, his ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Esther Williams A Guy Named Joe is a 1943 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Everett Riskin, from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Forrest Tucker Keeper of the Flame is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama film directed by George Cukor, and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart is adapted from ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Jessica Tandy, Agnes Moorehead The Seventh Cross is a 1944 film starring Spencer Tracy, Hume Cronyn, Ray Collins and Jessica Tandy. Cronyn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It was the first film ...more

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Bette Davis, Spencer Tracy, nm0129894 20,000 Years in Sing Sing is a 1932 American black-and-white drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Bette Davis, and set in Sing Sing Penitentiary, the notorious maximum security prison in New ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Nancy Kelly, Richard Greene Stanley and Livingstone is a movie based loosely upon the true story of reporter Sir Henry M. Stanley's quest to find Dr. David Livingstone, a missionary presumed lost in Africa. Spencer Tracy ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Ketti Gallian, Sig Ruman Marie Galante is a 1934 American film directed by Henry King, starring Spencer Tracy, and adapted from a French musical entitled Marie Galante.

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Gene Tierney, Spencer Tracy, Lloyd Bridges Plymouth Adventure is a 1952 drama film with an ensemble cast starring Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, Van Johnson and Leo Genn, made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Clarence Brown, and ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Peter Godfrey Edison, the Man is a 1940 biographical film depicting the life of inventor Thomas Edison, who was played by Spencer Tracy. Hugo Butler and Dore Schary were nominated for the Academy Award for ...more

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Man's Castle Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young Man's Castle is a 1933 romantic drama film directed by Frank Borzage.

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Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor The Mountain is a 1956 dramatic film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner. The supporting cast included Claire Trevor, Richard Arlen, William Demarest, and Anna Kashfi. It is based on La ...more

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Hedy Lamarr, Spencer Tracy, John Garfield Tortilla Flat is a 1942 film with Spencer Tracy, Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff, and Sheldon Leonard based on the novel by John Steinbeck. It was directed by Victor

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Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Spencer Tracy

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Lana Turner, Spencer Tracy, Cameron Mitchell Cass Timberlane is a romantic drama film starring Spencer Tracy and Lana Turner, directed by George Sidney, and released in 1947. It was based on the 1945 novel Cass Timberlane: A Novel of ...more

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Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Edgar Buchanan The Sea of Grass is a 1947 western-drama film set in the American Southwest. It was directed by Elia Kazan and based on the 1936 novel of the same name by Conrad Richter. The movie stars ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Deborah Kerr, Ian Hunter Edward, My Son is a 1949 American/British drama film directed by George Cukor that stars Spencer Tracy and Deborah Kerr. The screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart is based on the play by Noel ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan The Power and the Glory is a 1933 film starring Spencer Tracy and Colleen Moore, written by Preston Sturges, and directed by William K. Howard. The picture's screenplay was Sturges' first ...more

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James Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Atwill The Murder Man is a 1935 crime-drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Virginia Bruce, and Lionel Atwill, and directed by Tim Whelan. The picture was Tracy's first film in what would be a twenty-year ...more

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Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy Riffraff is a 1936 film starring Jean Harlow and Spencer Tracy. The movie was written by Frances Marion, Anita Loos, and H. W. Hannaford, and directed by J. Walter Ruben.

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Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Warren Hymer Up the River is a Pre-Code comedy film about escaped convicts, directed by John Ford and starring Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart in their feature film debuts.

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Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns Me and My Gal is a 1932 American motion picture drama and romantic comedy starring Spencer Tracy and Joan Bennett, directed by Raoul Walsh, and released by the Fox Film Corporation. The film ...more

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Rita Hayworth, Mark Hamill, Spencer Tracy Dante's Inferno: An Animated Epic is a direct to DVD animated dark fantasy action film released on February 9, 2010. The film is based on Dante's Inferno video game.