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The Best Wallace Beery Movies 

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

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

List ranges from Beggars of Life to Hollywood Party, plus much more.

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

Buster Keaton and John Ford both worked with Wallace Beery over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Lionel Barrymore, Jackie Cooper, Lionel Stander

Released: 1934

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Treasure Island is a 1934 film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel Treasure Island. Jim Hawkins discovers a treasure map and travels on a sailing ship to a remote island, ...more
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Anne Baxter, Wallace Beery, Noah Beery

Released: 1940

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

20 Mule Team is a 1940 American Western film about Death Valley, and Daggett, California borax miners starring Wallace Beery and Anne Baxter, and remains an extremely rare opportunity to watch ...more
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Fay Wray, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo

Released: 1934

Directed by: Howard Hawks, William A. Wellman, Jack Conway

Viva Villa! is a 1934 American film starring Wallace Beery as Pancho Villa and was written by Ben Hecht, adapted from the book Viva Villa! by Edgecumb Pinchon and Odo B. Stade. The picture was ...more
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Robert Montgomery, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone

Released: 1930

Directed by: George W. Hill

The Big House is a 1930 American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by George Hill, with stars Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery, Leila Hyams, ...more
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Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore

Released: 1932

Directed by: Edmund Goulding

Grand Hotel is a 1932 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding. The screenplay by William A. Drake is based on the 1930 play of the same title by Drake, who had adapted it from the 1929 ...more
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Jackie Cooper, Wallace Beery, Irene Rich

Released: 1931

Directed by: King Vidor

The Champ is a 1931 American film directed by King Vidor from a screenplay by Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins and Wanda Tuchock, and starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper, that tells the ...more
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Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore

Released: 1933

Directed by: George Cukor

Dinner at Eight is a Pre-Code 1933 comedy of manners / drama starring Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jean Harlow, Lionel Barrymore, Lee Tracy, Edmund Lowe, and Billie Burke, and ...more
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Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Virginia Bruce

Released: 1937

Directed by: J. Walter Ruben

The Bad Man of Brimstone is a 1937 Western film starring Wallace Beery and directed by J. Walter Ruben. Beery's brother Noah Beery, Sr. appears in a supporting role as a bartender. The ...more
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Ann Rutherford, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo

Released: 1940

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Wyoming is a 1940 Western film starring Wallace Beery. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe.
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Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Wallace Beery

Released: 1937

Directed by: Tay Garnett

Slave Ship is a 1937 film directed by Tay Garnett and starring Warner Baxter and Wallace Beery. The supporting cast features Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Jane Darwell, and Joseph Schildkraut. ...more
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Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale

Released: 1922

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie's full ...more
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Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Ralph Bellamy

Released: 1931

Directed by: George King, George W. Hill

The Secret Six is a fast-paced 1931 American Pre-Code crime film starring Wallace Beery as "Slaughterhouse Scorpio", a character very loosely based on Al Capone, and featuring Lewis ...more
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Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable

Released: 1934

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is notable for several disconnected sequences that have little connection with each ...more
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Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Marjorie Rambeau

Released: 1930

Directed by: George W. Hill

Min and Bill is a 1930 American comedy-drama film starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery and based on Lorna Moon's novel Dark Star, adapted by Frances Marion and Marion Jackson. The movie ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery

Released: 1941

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

The Bad Man is a 1941 American Western film starring Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, and Ronald Reagan. The movie was written by Wells Root from the Porter Emerson Browne play, and ...more
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Boris Karloff, Wallace Beery, George Hackathorne

Released: 1920

Directed by: Maurice Tourneur, Clarence Brown

The Last of the Mohicans is a 1920 American film adapted from James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same name. Clarence Brown and Maurice Tourneur directed an adaption by Robert Dillon — a story ...more
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Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell

Released: 1935

Directed by: Tay Garnett

China Seas is a 1935 adventure film starring Clark Gable as a brave sea captain, Jean Harlow as his brassy paramour, and Wallace Beery as an extremely suspicious-looking character. The ...more
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Wallace Beery, Laraine Day, Alan Curtis

Released: 1939

Directed by: Josef von Sternberg

Sergeant Madden is a 1939 film noir forerunner directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Wallace Beery. The supporting cast in this dark police movie, noted for its imaginative and evocative ...more
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Clark Gable, Wallace Beery

Released: 1931

Directed by: George W. Hill

Hell Divers is a 1932 film starring Wallace Beery and Clark Gable as a pair of competing chief petty officers in early naval aviation. The film, made with the cooperation of the United States ...more
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Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper

Released: 1933

Directed by: Raoul Walsh

The Bowery is a 1933 historical film about the Lower East Side of Manhattan around the start of the 20th century directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Wallace Beery and George Raft.
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Wallace Beery, Milton Sills, Marc McDermott

Released: 1924

Directed by: Frank Lloyd

The Sea Hawk is a 1924 American silent film about an English noble sold into slavery who escapes and turns himself into a pirate king. Directed by Frank Lloyd, the screen adaptation was written ...more
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Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery

Released: 1925

Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt

The Lost World is a 1925 silent fantasy adventure film and an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel of the same name. The movie was produced by First National Pictures, a large Hollywood ...more
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Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins

Released: 1931

Directed by: Rouben Mamoulian

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1931 American Pre-Code horror film directed by Rouben Mamoulian and starring Fredric March. The film is an adaptation of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, ...more

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Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, Wallace Beery

Released: 1921

Directed by: Rex Ingram

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is a 1921 American silent epic war film produced by Metro Pictures Corporation and directed by Rex Ingram. Based on the Spanish novel The Four Horsemen of the ...more
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Margaret O'Brien, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main

Released: 1946

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Bad Bascomb is a 1946 western film starring Wallace Beery and Margaret O'Brien. The movie was directed by S. Sylvan Simon.