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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 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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Fay Wray, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo 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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Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, John Barrymore 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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Mickey Rooney, George Sanders, Wallace Beery 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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Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable 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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Anne Baxter, Wallace Beery, Noah Beery 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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Jean Harlow, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore 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 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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Jackie Cooper, Wallace Beery, Irene Rich 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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Robert Montgomery, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone 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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Ann Rutherford, Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo Wyoming is a 1940 Western film starring Wallace Beery. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe.

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Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Marjorie Rambeau 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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Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Ralph Bellamy 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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Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale 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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Lucille Ball, Fay Wray, Jackie Cooper 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 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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Ronald Reagan, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery 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 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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Arthur Conan Doyle, Bessie Love, Wallace Beery 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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Margaret O'Brien, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main Bad Bascomb is a 1946 western film starring Wallace Beery and Margaret O'Brien. The movie was directed by S. Sylvan Simon.

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Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Rosalind Russell 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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Rudolph Valentino, Ramon Novarro, Wallace Beery 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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Reginald Denny, Wallace Beery, Grace Moore A Lady's Morals is a 1930 film offering a highly fictionalized account of singer Jenny Lind. The movie features Grace Moore as Lind, Reginald Denny as a lover, and Wallace Beery as P. T. Barnum; ...more

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Fredric March, Wallace Beery, Miriam Hopkins 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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Wallace Beery, John Gilbert, Leila Hyams Way for a Sailor is a film starring John Gilbert. The supporting cast includes Wallace Beery, Jim Tully, Leila Hyams, and Polly Moran. The film was directed by Sam Wood, who insisted on no ...more

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Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper The Stolen Jools is a short comedy film produced by the Masquers Club of Hollywood, featuring many cameo appearances by the film stars of the day. The stars appeared in the film, distributed by ...more

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Wallace Beery, Laraine Day, Alan Curtis 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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Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Young, Wallace Beery Tugboat Annie is a 1933 movie starring Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery as a comically quarrelsome middle-aged couple who operate a tugboat. Dressler and Beery were MGM's most popular screen ...more

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Clark Gable, Wallace Beery 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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Johnny Mack Brown, Wallace Beery, Kay Johnson Billy the Kid is a 1930 American film directed in widescreen by King Vidor about the relationship between frontier outlaw Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, the man who later killed him.

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Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Morgan, Wallace Beery Port of Seven Seas is a 1938 drama film starring Wallace Beery and featuring Frank Morgan and Maureen O'Sullivan. The movie was written by Preston Sturges based on the plays of Marcel Pagnol and ...more

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Wallace Beery, Virginia Grey Old Hutch is a 1936 American romantic comedy film directed by J. Walter Ruben and starring Wallace Beery as a man who finds $100,000 in the depths of the Depression.

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Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Joe Yule Jackass Mail is a 1942 Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Wallace Beery and Marjorie Main.

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Rosalind Russell, Robert Taylor, Maureen O'Sullivan West Point of the Air is a film starring Wallace Beery about pilot training in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the early 1930s. The supporting cast includes Robert Young, Lewis Stone, Maureen ...more

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Wallace Beery, Ricardo Cortez, Karen Morley Flesh is a 1932 black-and-white drama film directed by John Ford and starring Wallace Beery as a German wrestler. Some of the script was written by Moss Hart and an uncredited William Faulkner.

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Wallace Beery, Una Merkel, Eric Linden The Good Old Soak is a 1937 drama film directed by J. Walter Ruben, with a screenplay by A. E. Thomas based upon the stage play of the same name by Don Marquis. The film stars Wallace Beery with ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Margaret Hamilton, Wallace Beery Stablemates is a 1938 film starring Wallace Beery and Mickey Rooney. The movie was directed by Sam Wood.

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Wallace Beery, Fay Bainter Salute to the Marines is a 1943 World War II film starring Wallace Beery. The movie is set in the Philippines and shot in Technicolor, and was directed by S. Sylvan Simon. The picture features ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery Ah, Wilderness! is a 1935 American film adaptation of the Eugene O'Neill play of the same name starring Wallace Beery. The picture was shot in Grafton, Massachusetts, at the common in the center ...more

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Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Joe Roberts Three Ages is a 1923 black-and-white American feature-length silent comedy film starring comedian Buster Keaton and Wallace Beery. The first feature Keaton wrote, directed, produced, and starred ...more

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Roscoe Arbuckle, Wallace Beery, Lucien Littlefield The Round-Up is a 1920 Western film starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and featuring Wallace Beery. The movie was written by Edmund Day and Tom Forman, directed by George Melford, and ...more

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Louise Brooks, Wallace Beery, Richard Arlen Beggars of Life is an early sound film with talking sequences starring Wallace Beery as a rail-riding hobo and Louise Brooks as a girl on the run. Based on a novel called Beggars of Life by Jim ...more

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Robert Taylor, Wallace Beery Stand Up and Fight is a 1939 film starring Wallace Beery and Robert Taylor. The supporting cast includes Florence Rice, Helen Broderick, Charles Bickford, Barton MacLane, Charley Grapewin, and ...more

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A Message to Garcia Barbara Stanwyck, Wallace Beery, John Boles A Message to Garcia is a 1936 film directed by George Marshall.

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Edward Arnold, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main Big Jack is a 1949 film starring Wallace Beery, Richard Conte, and Marjorie Main. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe and the screenplay was written by Gene Fowler and Otto Eis from the ...more

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Jackie Cooper, Wallace Beery, George McFarland O'Shaughnessy's Boy is a 1935 film starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper. The movie was directed by Richard Boleslawski.

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Rudolph Valentino, Wallace Beery, Warner Oland Patria is a 1917 15-chapter serial film starring Irene Castle, Milton Sills, and Warner Oland based on the novel The Last of the Fighting Channings by Louis Joseph Vance. Patria was an ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Stack, Carmen Miranda A Date with Judy is a 1948 MGM musical film starring Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, and Elizabeth Taylor. Directed by Richard Thorpe, the movie was based on the radio series of the same name. The ...more

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Adolphe Menjou, Wallace Beery, Pola Negri The Spanish Dancer is a 1923 American silent costume epic starring Pola Negri as a gypsy fortune teller, Antonio Moreno as a romantic count, and Wallace Beery as the king of Spain. The movie was ...more

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Donna Reed, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone The Bugle Sounds is a 1942 World War II movie starring Wallace Beery as a cavalry sergeant resistant to replacing horses with tanks. The supporting cast includes Marjorie Main, Lewis Stone, ...more