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The Best Vivien Leigh Movies  

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

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

List features films like The War Wagon and Anna Karenina.

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

Vivien Leigh was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Olivia de Havilland and Clark Gable in terms of fame and success.

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Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

Released: 1939

Directed by: Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International ...more

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Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

Released: 1951

Directed by: Elia Kazan

A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1951 American drama film adaptation of Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 play of the same name. It is the story of a southern lady, Blanche Dubois, ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, C. Aubrey Smith

Released: 1940

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy

Waterloo Bridge is a 1940 remake of the 1931 American drama film also called Waterloo Bridge, adapted from the 1930 play Waterloo Bridge. In an extended flashback narration, it recounts the ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Sara Allgood

Released: 1941

Directed by: Alexander Korda

That Hamilton Woman, is a 1941 black-and-white historical film drama, produced and directed by Alexander Korda for his American company during his exile in the United States. Set during the ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey

Released: 1937

Directed by: William K. Howard

Fire Over England is a 1937 London Film Productions film drama, notable for providing the first pairing of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. It was directed by William K. Howard and written by ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer

Released: 1965

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Ship of Fools is a 1965 drama directed by Stanley Kramer, which recounts the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933. It stars Vivien ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Sally Ann Howes

Released: 1948

Directed by: Julien Duvivier

Anna Karenina [p] is a 1948 British film based on the 19th-century novel, Anna Karenina, by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The film was directed by Julien Duvivier, and starred Vivien Leigh in ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Roger Moore, Jean Simmons

Released: 1945

Directed by: Gabriel Pascal

Caesar and Cleopatra is a 1945 British Technicolor film directed by Gabriel Pascal and starring Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh. It was adapted from the play Caesar and Cleopatra by George Bernard ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty, Jill St. John

Released: 1961

Directed by: José Quintero

The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone is a 1961 British film made by Seven Arts-Warner Bros. It was directed by José Quintero and produced by Louis De Rochemont with Lothar Wolff as associate ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Conrad Veidt

Released: 1937

Directed by: Victor Saville

A beautiful, lonely American girl arrives in London ostensibly to join a band. But the band have disappeared leaving her stranded and alone in a strange city, with no-one to turn to.
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Vivien Leigh, Charles Laughton, Rex Harrison

Released: 1938

Directed by: Tim Whelan

Sidewalks of London, also known as St. Martin's Lane, London After Dark, and Partners of the Night, is a 1938 British, black-and-white, comedy drama starring Charles Laughton as a busker or ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks

Released: 1940

Directed by: Basil Dean

21 Days is a 1940 British drama film based on the short play The First and the Last by John Galsworthy. It was directed by Basil Dean and stars Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier and Leslie Banks. ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison, Sara Allgood

Released: 1937

Directed by: Ian Dalrymple, Victor Saville

Storm in a Teacup is a 1937 British romantic comedy film starring Vivien Leigh, Rex Harrison in his first starring role, Cecil Parker and Sara Allgood. It is based on the German play Sturm im ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Kenneth More, Eric Porter

Released: 1955

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

The Deep Blue Sea is a 1955 British drama film directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Vivien Leigh and Kenneth More and released by Twentieth Century Fox. The picture was based on the play of the ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, Maureen O'Sullivan

Released: 1938

Directed by: Jack Conway

A Yank at Oxford is a British film directed by Jack Conway from a screenplay by John Monk Saunders and Leon Gordon. It was produced by MGM-British at Denham Studios and stars Robert Taylor, ...more
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Vivien Leigh, Gracie Fields, Norman Walker

Released: 1935

Directed by: Basil Dean

Look Up and Laugh is a 1935 British comedy film directed by Basil Dean and starring Gracie Fields, Alfred Drayton and Douglas Wakefield. The film is notable for featuring an appearance by Vivien ...more