The Best Van Johnson Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Too Young to Kiss to In the Good Old Summertime.

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

Notable directors that worked with Van Johnson include names like Woody Allen, Cecil B. DeMille and Richard Brooks.

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  • The Caine Mutiny
    1
    Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson
    44 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
    During World War II, a dilapidated vessel, the Caine, gets a new ensign, Willis Keith (Robert Francis), and a new captain, Commander Queeg (Humphrey Bogart). The crew sees Queeg's unconventional ...more

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  • Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    2
    Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson, Robert Walker
    32 votes
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
    During World War II, Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle (Spencer Tracy) leads the U.S. Air Force in a bombing mission over Japan. Doolittle and his men stage a successful attack on Tokyo, but most pilots ...more

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  • A Guy Named Joe
    3
    Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson
    22 votes
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Victor Fleming
    When adventurous World War II bomber pilot Pete Sandidge (Spencer Tracy) dies in an aerial attack after ordering the crew to safety, he meets "the General," a legendary dead pilot who assigns Pete to ...more

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  • The Last Time I Saw Paris
    4
    Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon
    33 votes
    • Released: 1954
    • Directed by: Richard Brooks
    Reporter Charles Wills (Van Johnson), in Paris to cover the end of World War II, falls for the beautiful Helen Ellswirth (Elizabeth Taylor) following a brief flirtation with her sister, Marion (Donna ...more

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  • In the Good Old Summertime
    5
    Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall
    32 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
    In this musical romance, lovely Veronica Fisher (Judy Garland) lands a job in Otto Oberkugen's (S.Z. Sakall) music store in turn-of-the-century Chicago. Though the other employees like her, including ...more

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  • Battleground
    6
    Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban
    42 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: William A. Wellman
    Members of the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division are fighting for their country amidst the rugged terrain of Bastogne, Belgium, in December 1944. Holley (Van Johnson) and his American compatriots ...more