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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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Humphrey Bogart, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer The Caine Mutiny is a 1954 American drama film set during World War II, directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer. It stars Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson 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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Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton In the Good Old Summertime is a 1949 Technicolor musical film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. It starred Judy Garland, Van Johnson and S.Z. Sakall. The film is a musical adaptation of the 1940 ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury Till The Clouds Roll By is a 1946 American musical film made by MGM. The film is a fictionalized biography of composer Jerome Kern who was originally involved with the production of the film, ...more

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Ricardo Montalbán, James Arness, James Whitmore Battleground is a 1949 American war film that follows a company in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division as they cope with the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the ...more

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Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell The Romance of Rosy Ridge is a 1947 drama film about a rural community still bitterly divided in the aftermath of the American Civil War. It stars Van Johnson, Thomas Mitchell, and Janet Leigh ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Roger Moore, Eva Gabor The Last Time I Saw Paris is a 1954 romantic drama made by MGM. It is loosely based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Babylon Revisited." It was directed by Richard Brooks, ...more

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Keenan Wynn, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson Men of the Fighting Lady is a 1954 Korean War drama film starring Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Keenan Wynn, and directed by Andrew Marton. The screenplay was written by U.S. Navy Commander Harry ...more

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Gene Kelly, Cyd Charisse, Van Johnson Brigadoon is a 1954 MGM musical feature film made in CinemaScope and Ansco Color based on the Broadway musical of the same name by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The film was directed by ...more

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Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Spring Byington Thrill of a Romance was an American romance film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1945, starring Van Johnson, Esther Williams and Carleton G. Young, with musical performances by opera singer ...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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Irene Dunne, Roddy McDowall, Van Johnson The White Cliffs of Dover is a 1944 film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown and Sidney Franklin. The screenplay was by Claudine West, Jan ...more

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Confidentially Connie Janet Leigh, Van Johnson, Gene Lockhart Confidentially Connie is a 1963 film directed by Edward Buzzell.

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Ava Gardner, Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson 3 Men in White is a 1944 film written by Harry Ruskin, Max Brand & Martin Berkeley and directed by Willis Goldbeck.

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Jane Wyman, Alan King, Arte Johnson Miracle in the Rain is a 1956 film directed by Rudolph Maté.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson The Big Hangover is a 1950 film directed by Norman Krasna.

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Vera Miles, Van Johnson, Cecil Parker 23 Paces to Baker Street is a 1956 American drama film released by 20th Century Fox. It stars Van Johnson and Vera Miles. The Hitchcockian mystery thriller, filmed in Cinemascope on location in ...more

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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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Loretta Young, Debra Paget, Van Johnson Mother Is a Freshman is a 1949 comedy motion picture directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Loretta Young and Van Johnson. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Costume Design by Kay

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Lucille Ball, Fidel Castro, Esther Williams Easy to Wed is a 1946 film directed by Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton, and Edward Buzzell.

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Van Johnson, Don Haggerty, Warner Anderson Go for Broke! is a 1951 war film directed by Robert Pirosh, produced by Dore Schary and featured Van Johnson in the starring role, as well as several veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat ...more

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Gig Young, June Allyson, Van Johnson Too Young to Kiss is a 1951 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starring June Allyson. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Art Direction. For her ...more

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Sean Connery, Herbert Lom, Van Johnson Action of the Tiger is a 1957 British-American CinemaScope action film distributed by MGM, directed by Terence Young, and starring Van Johnson and Martine Carol. The plot is about the rescue of ...more

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Janet Leigh, Shelley Winters, Van Johnson Wives and Lovers is a 1963 comedy film directed by John Rich.

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Van Johnson, Dorothy McGuire, Ruth Roman Invitation is a 1952 melodrama starring Van Johnson and Dorothy McGuire as a happily married couple, until the wife learns a secret about her husband. The film was based on the short story ...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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Kathryn Grayson, Van Johnson Grounds for Marriage is a 1951 film directed by Robert Z. Leonard.

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Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn Week-End at the Waldorf, an American comedy drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard premiered in Los Angeles on 17 October 1945. The screenplay by Samuel and Bella Spewack is based on Guy ...more

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Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson Command Decision is a 1948 war film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson and Brian Donlevy and directed by Sam Wood, based on a stage play of the ...more

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Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel Three Guys Named Mike is a 1951 American black-and-white film by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Charles Walters. In 1979, the film entered the public domain due to the claimants failure to ...more

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Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Van Johnson Duchess of Idaho is a musical romantic comedy produced in 1950 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, it was the fourth film pairing Esther Williams and Van Johnson. It was shot ...more

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Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, Morgan Brittany Yours, Mine and Ours is a 1968 film, directed by Melville Shavelson and starring Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda and Van Johnson. Before its release, it had three other working titles: The Beardsley ...more

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Janet Leigh, Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly It's a Big Country is a 1951 anthology film directed by 6 directors: Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, and William A. Wellman.

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Arlene Dahl, Van Johnson, Gloria DeHaven Scene of the Crime is a 1949 film directed by Roy Rowland.

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Claude Rains, Jim Backus, Van Johnson The Pied Piper of Hamelin is an American ninety-minute musical film in color, originally made as a television special and first shown by NBC on November 26, 1957, as their Thanksgiving Day ...more

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Greer Garson, Margaret O'Brien, Walter Pidgeon Madame Curie is a 1943 biographical film made by MGM. The film was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sidney Franklin from a screenplay by Paul Osborn, Paul H. Rameau, and Aldous Huxley, ...more

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Van Johnson, Paul Douglas, Joseph Calleia When in Rome is a 1952 comedy film directed by Clarence Brown.

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June Allyson, Arlene Dahl, Hume Cronyn The Bride Goes Wild is a 1948 comedy romance film written by Albert Beich and directed by Norman Taurog.

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Stella Stevens, Milton Berle, Susan Saint James Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows is a 1968 American comedy film directed by James Neilson and starring Rosalind Russell, Stella Stevens, and Binnie Barnes. Written by Blanche Hanalis, the film ...more

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Deborah Kerr, Peter Cushing, John Mills The End of the Affair is a black and white 1955 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, Peter Cushing and John Mills. It is based on the novel The End of the ...more

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Keenan Wynn, Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson Between Two Women is a 1945 drama film written by Max Brand and Harry Ruskin and directed by Willis Goldbeck.

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The Last Blitzkrieg Van Johnson, Larry Storch, Dick York The Last Blitzkrieg is a 1959 World War II film produced by Sam Katzman and filmed at Veluwe and the Cinetone Studios in Amsterdam for a Columbia Pictures release. Arthur Dreifuss directed Van ...more

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The War Against Mrs. Hadley Van Johnson, Edward Arnold, Sara Allgood The War Against Mrs. Hadley is a 1942 drama film written by George Oppenheimer and directed by Harold S. Bucquet.

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Van Johnson, Fernando Rey, Giuliano Gemma The Price of Power is a Spaghetti Western directed by Tonino Valerii. The film stars Giuliano Gemma as the hero Bill Willer who tries to get revenge against the killers of his father while at ...more

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Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case Donna Reed, Margaret O'Brien, Lionel Barrymore Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case is a 1943 mystery drama film written by Lawrence P. Bachmann, Martin Berkeley, Harry Ruskin and directed by Willis Goldbeck.

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Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Keye Luke Dr. Gillespie's New Assistant is a 1942 feature film from MGM in their long-running Dr. Kildare series. It introduced two new doctors, Dr. Randall Adams and Dr. Lee Wong How.

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Harry Morgan, Joseph Cotten, Van Johnson The Bottom of the Bottle is a 1956 CinemaScope American drama film based on the novel written by Georges Simenon during his stay in Nogales, Arizona. The novel was adapted for film by Sydney ...more

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Ava Gardner, June Allyson, Van Johnson Two Girls and a Sailor is a 1944 musical film about two singing sisters who are helped to set up a canteen to entertain soldiers by a mysterious wealthy admirer. It featured a host of celebrity ...more

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Cyd Charisse, Esther Williams, Carroll Baker Easy to Love is a 1953 musical film directed by Charles Walters. It stars Esther Williams and Van Johnson. It was Williams' final aquatic film with a U.S. setting.

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Vera Miles, Van Johnson, Bernard Lee Beyond This Place, also known as Web of Evidence, is a 1959 British film based on the novel, of the same name, by A. J. Cronin. It was directed by Jack Cardiff and stars Van Johnson and Vera ...more