The Best Susan Hayward Movies

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

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

This list contains films like Young and Willing and The Marriage-Go-Round.

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

Susan Hayward was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rod Steiger and Dorothy McGuire in terms of fame and success.

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  • I'll Cry Tomorrow
    1
    Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert
    139 votes
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Daniel Mann
    This acclaimed biopic tells the cautionary tale of Broadway star Lillian Roth (Susan Hayward), who by the age of 20 has risen to fame due to the efforts of her pushy mother. Though a success on ...more

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  • I Want to Live!
    2
    Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent
    135 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Robert Wise
    This film tells the riveting true story of brazen bad girl Barbara Graham (Susan Hayward, in an Academy Award-winning performance), a perpetual offender who tries to go straight but is sent to death ...more

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  • With a Song in My Heart
    3
    Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne
    122 votes
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Walter Lang
    After landing a job singing on the radio, Jane Froman (Susan Hayward) marries musical accompanist Don Ross (David Wayne). Under Don's management, Jane rises to stardom and is invited to perform for ...more
  • Back Street
    4
    Susan Hayward, Vera Miles, John Gavin
    149 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: David Miller
    Back Street is a 1961 film made by Universal Pictures, directed by David Miller, and produced by Ross Hunter. The screenplay was written by William Ludwig and Eleanore Griffin based on the novel by ...more
  • My Foolish Heart
    5
    Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward, Kent Smith
    89 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Mark Robson
    Mary Jane (Lois Wheeler) travels to Connecticut to visit her old friend Eloise (Susan Hayward), whom she hasn't seen for seven years. During that time, Eloise -- who is is unhappily married and has a ...more

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  • Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
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    Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Robert Shayne
    65 votes
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Stuart Heisler
    Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman, also called A Woman Destroyed, is a drama film which tells the story of a rising nightclub singer who marries another singer, whose career takes off, then falls into ...more