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Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with private in the name. This list ranks the best movies with private in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with private in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with private in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with private in the title includes movies like Saving Private Ryan, Private Parts, and My Own Private Idaho. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word private in it.

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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more

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Private School is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Sylvia Kristel Private School is a 1983 teen oriented sex comedy film, directed by Noel Black. Starring Phoebe Cates and Matthew Modine, it follows a teenage couple attempting to have sex for the first time.

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Vivi Berens Private is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Vivi Berens, Torben

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The Private Eyes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Trisha Noble The Private Eyes is an 1980 American comedy mystery film starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. The pair play bumbling American detectives who work for Scotland Yard, obvious parodies of Sherlock ...more

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Private Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the biggest box office hits of 1980, and also spawned a short-lived television series. The film is ...more

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My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel, River Phoenix My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V, and starring ...more

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Private Resort is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Johnny Depp, Andrew Dice Clay, Héctor Elizondo Private Resort is a 1985 comedy film, directed by George Bowers and written by Gordon Mitchell, Ken Segall, and Alan Wenkus. The film starred the then-unknown Rob Morrow, Johnny Depp and Andrew ...more

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Andy Hardy's Private Secretary is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Mickey Rooney, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Rutherford Andy Hardy's Private Secretary is a 1941 American family film comedy directed by George B. Seitz. The film stars Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Rutherford and Fay Holden. This ...more

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The Private Lives of Elizabeth... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Vincent Price The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex is a 1939 American historical romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, and Olivia de Havilland. Based on the ...more

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Private Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Mikhail Ulyanov, Iya Savvina, Tatyana Dogileva Private Life is a seldom seen 1982 Soviet drama film directed by Yuli Raizman. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1982.

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The Private Eyes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Richard Ng, Michael Hui, Sam Hui The Private Eyes is a 1976 Hong Kong comedy film directed by and starring Michael Hui and co-starring Samuel Hui and Ricky Hui and featuring Richard Ng in his second film role. John Woo was the ...more

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His Private Secretary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
John Wayne, Reginald Barlow, Alec B. Francis His Private Secretary is a 1933 American comedy film starring Evalyn Knapp and John Wayne.

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Adventures of a Private Eye is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Diana Dors, Harry H. Corbett, Suzy Kendall Adventures of a Private Eye is a 1977 British sex comedy film starring Christopher Neil, Suzy Kendall, Harry H. Corbett and Liz Fraser. It was the second in the trilogy of 'Adventures' films ...more

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Private Parts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Sarah Hyland Private Parts is a 1997 American biographical comedy film produced by Ivan Reitman and released by Paramount Pictures. Written by Len Blum and Michael Kalesniko, the film is an adaptation of the ...more

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The Private War of Major Benso... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Charlton Heston, Sal Mineo, William Demarest The Private War of Major Benson is 1955 comedy film starring Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, Sal Mineo and Tim Hovey, about a tough-talking U.S. Army Officer who must shape up the JROTC program at ...more

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The Private Life of Sherlock H... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Christopher Lee, Frank Thornton, Miklós Rózsa The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is a 1970 film directed and produced by Billy Wilder; he also shared writing credit with his longtime collaborator I. A. L. Diamond. It starred Robert ...more

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Private Romeo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Charlie Barnett, Matt Doyle, Hale Appleman Private Romeo is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by Alan Brown made in 2011. The film is a reenactment of the play exclusively spoken in an all-male high school military ...more

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The Private Life of Henry VIII is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Charles Laughton, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester The Private Life of Henry VIII is a 1933 United Kingdom historical film directed and co-produced by Alexander Korda and starring Charles Laughton, Robert Donat, Merle Oberon and Elsa Lanchester. ...more

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The Private Life of Don Juan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon, Binnie Barnes The Private Life of Don Juan is a 1934 British comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Douglas Fairbanks, Merle Oberon and Benita Hume. It was Fairbanks' final film role. The ...more

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Private Eye Popeye is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title

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Private Eye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Oh Dal-su, Hwang Jung-min, Yoon Je-moon Private Eye is a 2009 South Korean period film noir directed by Park Dae-min.

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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Blake Lively, Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller. The screenplay is based on her novel of the same title. The film premiered on February 9, ...more

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A Private Function is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Maggie Smith, Michael Palin, Pete Postlethwaite A Private Function is a 1984 British comedy film starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. The film was predominantly filmed in Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, and Barnoldswick West Yorkshire. The film was ...more

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Private Valentine: Blonde & Da... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Jessica Simpson, Vivica A. Fox, Steve Guttenberg Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous or Major Movie Star is a 2008 comedy film starring Jessica Simpson. Simpson plays the title role of Megan Valentine in the comedy, about a ...more

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Private Lies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
John Corbett, Margaret Colin, Vyto Ruginis Private Lies is a 2001 film directed by Sherry Hormann that was made for German television.

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Private Lessons is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Ed Begley, Jr., Sylvia Kristel Private Lessons is the title of an American comedy film released in 1981. The film starred Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, and Ed Begley, Jr. The screenplay was written by Dan ...more

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Private Collections is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Laura Gemser, Juzo Itami, Roland Blanche

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Alien Private Eye is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Robert Axelrod, John Alexander, Nur Nur Cummings Alien Private Eye is a 1987 action, sci-fi film written and directed by Vik Rubenfeld.

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Private Lives is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery Private Lives is a 1931 American comedy film directed by Sidney Franklin. The screenplay by Hanns Kräly and Richard Schayer is based on the 1930 play Private Lives by Noël Coward.

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Private Moments is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Luke Goss, Catalina Guirado, Judi Shekoni Private Moments is a 2005 drama and romance film written by Carl Austin and directed by Jag Mundhra.

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Private Property is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Isabelle Huppert, Patrick Descamps, Jérémie Renier Private Property is a French-language Belgian 2006 film by Joachim Lafosse. The film received the André Cavens Award for Best Film by the Belgian Film Critics Association.

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Private is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Mohammad Bakri, Tomer Russo, Lior Miller Private is a 2004 film directed by Saverio Costanzo. A debut film by the director, the film is a minimalist psychological drama about a Palestinian family of seven suddenly confronted with a ...more

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The Execution of Private Slovi... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Gary Busey The Execution of Private Slovik is a nonfiction book by William Bradford Huie, published in 1954, and an American made-for-television movie that aired on NBC on March 13, 1974. The film was ...more

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The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Far... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Bob Hope, Gina Lollobrigida, Phyllis Diller The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell is a 1968 film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and Jeffrey Hunter. The movie was filmed in Puerto Rico in 1967; it was ...more

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A Private Affair is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Clifton Powell, Kym Whitley, Vanessa Bell Calloway A Private Affair is a 2000 TV film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno.

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The Private Life of the Gannet... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
The Private Life of the Gannets is a 1934 British short documentary film, directed by Julian Huxley, about a colony of Northern Gannet on the small rocky island of Grassholm, off the coast of ...more

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Private Hell 36 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Ida Lupino, Dorothy Malone, Dean Jagger Private Hell 36 is a 1954 black-and-white film noir, directed by Don Siegel. It features Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, among others. The picture was one of the last feature-length ...more

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A Very Private Affair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Brigitte Bardot, Marcello Mastroianni A Very Private Affair is a 1962 French film directed by Louis Malle and starring Brigitte Bardot.

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Private Confessions is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Max von Sydow, Hans Alfredson, Pernilla August Private Confessions is a 1996 Swedish drama film directed by Liv Ullmann and written by Ingmar Bergman. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival.

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Private Number is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Basil Rathbone, Robert Taylor, Loretta Young Private Number is a 1936 American drama film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Loretta Young, Robert Taylor and Basil Rathbone. It is sometimes known by the alternative title of Secret ...more

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The Private Life of a Cat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title

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Private Diary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title

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Private Passions is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Paul Morgan

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The Private Lives of Adam and ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Mickey Rooney, Tuesday Weld, Paul Anka The Private Lives of Adam and Eve is a 1960 comedy film starring Mickey Rooney, and Mamie Van Doren. It is a U.S. B-movie in which the plot revolves around a modern couple who dream that they ...more

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Private Hungary: Dusi and Jenö is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Private Hungary: Dusi and Jenö is a 1988 documentary film directed by Péter Forgács.

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The Private Files of J. Edgar ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Tanya Roberts, José Ferrer, Rip Torn The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover is a 1977 film directed by Larry Cohen. It stars Broderick Crawford and James Wainwright. The cast includes Jose Ferrer, Michael Parks, Celeste Holm, Ronee ...more

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The Private History of a Campa... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Harry Crosby, Joseph Adams, Roy Cockrum The Private History of a Campaign That Failed is a 1981 comedy, drama television film written Philip H. Reisman Jr. based on the story of Mark Twain, and directed by Peter H. Hunt.

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Private Lives is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Gael García Bernal, Héctor Alterio, Cecilia Roth Private Lives is a 2001 drama film written by Alan Pauls and Fito Páez, and directed by Fito Páez.

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The Private Right is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Dimitri Andreas, Zurab Kapianidze, Nana Georgiou The Private Right is a 1967 war drama film written and directed by Michael Papas.

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The Life and Extraordinary Adv... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With Private in the Title
Sergei Garmash, Vladimir Ilyin, Aleksei Zharkov The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin is a 1994 comedy-romance film written by Zdenek Sverák and directed by Jiří Menzel.