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List of Ava Gardner Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Seven Days in May (1964)
15
2
Seven Days in May
TV-14
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eleanor Holbrook
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
2. The Killers (1946)
16
2
The Killers
16
2

The Killers is mystery crime drama film which tells the story of an insurance investigator who uncovers a string of crimes, while trying to find the beneficiary of a murdered boxer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kitty Collins
Director:
Robert Siodmak
Genres:
Drama, Film-Noir, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien, Sam Levene, Albert Dekker
6. Regina Roma (1982)
11
3
Regina Roma
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mama
Director:
Jean-Yves Prate
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Ray Sharkey, Anna Karina
7. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
15
3
The Barefoot Contessa
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Maria Vargas
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring, Valentina Cortese
8. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
11
3
Shadow of the Thin Man
11
3
As:
Cast
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, Barry Nelson, William Powell, Myrna Loy
9. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
14
2
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pandora Reynolds
Director:
Albert Lewin
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
James Mason, Nigel Patrick, Harold Warrender, Sheila Sim
10. Lost Angel (1943)
10
4
Lost Angel
10
4

Subjected to various scientific experiments since her arrival as a foundling at the Institute of Child Psychology, little Alpha does not know what normal childhood is. She first comes in contact with outside world when a reporter comes to interview her and taking pity on her, he helps her to sneak out of the institute and see the world for herself. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Henry O'Neill, James Craig, Philip Merivale, Donald Meek
11. Show Boat (1951)
12
2
Show Boat
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julie LaVerne
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Agnes Moorehead, Joe E. Brown, Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Marge Champion
12. Mogambo (1953)
18
2
Mogambo
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eloise Y. Kelly
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden, Philip Stainton
13. One Touch of Venus (1948)
14
2
One Touch of Venus
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Venus
Director:
William A. Seiter, Gregory La Cava
Genres:
Musical, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Eve Arden, Dick Haymes, Olga San Juan, Robert Walker
14. H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)
10
2
H.M. Pulham, Esq.
10
2

In this movie, based on John P. Marquand bestselling novel - H. M. Pulham, Esq - a middle aged wealthy businessman Harry Pulham looks back at his life after he receives a phone call from his former Harvard friend about a college reunion and another one from a lady, Marvin Myles, who he was once in love with. The two calls make him reflect on his own disciplined life and whether he ever was happy.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn
16. Kid Glove Killer (1942)
10
2
Kid Glove Killer
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Film-Noir, Thriller, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Samuel S. Hinds, Eddie Quillan, Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt
17. 55 Days at Peking (1963)
14
3
55 Days at Peking
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Baroness Natalie Ivanoff
Director:
Nicholas Ray, Guy Green
Genres:
War, Adventure, Drama, Action, History
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, David Niven, John Ireland, Flora Robson
19. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
10
2
Two Girls and a Sailor
10
2

A sailor helps two sisters start a service canteen, and soon falls in love with Jean, the gorgeous one of the two. However, he is unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jimmy Durante, Lena Horne, June Allyson, Henry O'Neill, Van Johnson
21. The Hucksters (1947)
12
3
The Hucksters
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Ogilvie
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Deborah Kerr, Clark Gable, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou
22. Babes on Broadway (1941)
10
3
Babes on Broadway
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Donna Reed, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Judy Garland
23. The Great Sinner (1949)
11
3
The Great Sinner
11
3

While traveling from Moscow, writer Fedya becomes fascinated with gambling addict, the stunning Pauline Ostrovsky. When he abandons his own journey and follows her, he also decides to write a character study on gambling addicts. Unfortunately, his love for Pauline leads him down a path of gambling and crime from which he never recovers. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Pauline Ostrovsky
Director:
Robert Siodmak
Genres:
Drama
24. Hitler's Madman (1943)
9
2
Hitler's Madman
9
2

It is fictionalized version of historical WWII events. Brutal Nazi commander Reinhardt Heydrich, who inflicted atrocities in Czechoslovakia, is fatally attacked by the partisans in the village of Lidice. Under the leadership of Heinrich Himmler, the village is demolished, the men are gunned down and women are taken to concentration camp. As a reprisal, the Czech village of Lidice is set ablaze. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Douglas Sirk
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Alan Curtis, Ralph Morgan, Howard Freeman
25. Singapore (1947)
10
3
Singapore
10
3

An American pearl smuggler’s bride-to-be goes missing when the church, in which she was waiting to marry him, is bombed by the Japanese during the WWII. Unable to find her anywhere, he finally leaves Singapore; but when he returns 5 years later, everybody believes he is here to seek the pearls he has left. In the meantime, he sees his bride-to-be. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Linda Grahame / Ann Van Leyden
Director:
John Brahm
Genres:
Adventure, Crime, Romance, Action, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Spring Byington, Richard Haydn, Roland Culver
26. Priest of Love (1981)
10
3
Priest of Love
R
10
3

Priest of Love is a British biographical drama film which tells the story of an author DH Lawrence, whose novel ‘The Rainbow’, attracts huge controversy and gets banned, due to which he is forced to leave his native country England, and go to the US, in order to escape the outrage. He soon writes ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’, which becomes his greatest work.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Mabel Dodge Luhan
Director:
Christopher Miles
Genres:
Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Ian McKellen, Janet Suzman, Penelope Keith, Jorge Rivero
27. Mayerling (1968)
11
2
Mayerling
M
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Empress Elizabeth
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
History, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Omar Sharif, Catherine Deneuve, James Mason, James Robertson Justice
29. Bhowani Junction (1956)
13
3
Bhowani Junction
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Victoria Jones
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
Stewart Granger, Francis Matthews, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer
30. Mighty Lak a Goat (1942)
8
2
Mighty Lak a Goat
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Girl at Theatre Boxoffice
Director:
Herbert Glazer
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Robert Blake, Our Gang, John Dilson, George B. French
31. Knights of the Round Table (1953)
12
2
Knights of the Round Table
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Guinevere
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Adventure, History, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Mel Ferrer, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker, Anne Crawford
32. Du Barry Was a Lady (1943)
9
2
Du Barry Was a Lady
9
2

Coatroom attendant, Louis Blore, adores the nightclub's star singer, May Daly, who is in love with poor dancer Alec Howe but wants to marry an arrogant patron for money. When Louis wins a huge sum in sweepstakes, he immediately wants to marry May, but after having a spiked drink, slips into a dream that changes his perspective.

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
33. The Ballad of Tam Lin (1970)
10
2
The Ballad of Tam Lin
PG
10
2

The film is based on the Celtic legend Tam-Lin. Michaela Cazaret is a glamorous, enigmatic, old woman who uses her riches and witchcraft to keep herself surrounded with young admirers. Her favorite amongst them, an artist called Tom Lynn, gets captivated by local vicar’s daughter Janet Ainsley, which makes Michaela jealous. Tom has aroused the witch’s wrath. Can Janet’s innocence save him?

As:
Cast
Role:
Michaela Cazaret
Director:
Roddy McDowall
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Ian McShane, Joanna Lumley, Stephanie Beacham, Cyril Cusack
35. Fancy Answers (1941)
9
2
Fancy Answers
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Girl at Recital
Director:
Basil Wrangell
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Byron Foulger, George Magrill, Family The Cristiani, Pete Smith
36. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
13
2
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
TV-PG
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cynthia Green
Director:
Roy Ward Baker, Henry King
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Susan Hayward, Gregory Peck, Leo G. Carroll, Hildegard Knef
37. The Sun Also Rises (1957)
11
3
The Sun Also Rises
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Brett Ashley
Director:
Henry King
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
38. We Do It Because- (1942)
9
2
We Do It Because-
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucretia Borgia
Director:
Basil Wrangell
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
John Nesbitt, Mark Daniels, Tom Herbert, Mitchell Lewis
40. Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
12
3
Ride, Vaquero!
12
3

Bandit Jose Esqueda hates settlers in his Texas town and attacks them. Jose’s adoptive brother, Rio, teams up with new settler, King Cameron, and gets close to Cameron’s wife Cordelia. As Rio continues to save Cameron’s life and Cordelia falls in love with him, a final gunfight with Jose will decide all of their fates.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Cordelia Cameron
Director:
Genres:
Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Robert Taylor, Howard Keel, Kurt Kasznar
41. My Forbidden Past (1951)
10
2
My Forbidden Past
10
2

Barbara Beaurevelle lives in New Orleans with her autocratic aunt and cousin, Paail. Although she is in love with Dr. Mark Lucas their romance is broken up by Paul. Believing that Barbara has stood him up, Mark marries Connie on the rebound. Later Barbara inherits a huge amount of money from her grandmother. She now wants Mark back and sets up Paul to break his marriage.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Beaurevel
Director:
Robert Stevenson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Lucile Watson, Janis Carter, Melvyn Douglas
42. Lone Star (1952)
11
1
Lone Star
11
1

Lone Star is a 1952 black-and-white Western film that tells the story of Devereaux Burke, a cattleman from Texas, who has to help the President of the US, to prevent the Republic of Texas from signing a treaty with Mexico. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Martha Ronda
Director:
Vincent Sherman
Genres:
Romance, Action, History, Western, Adventure
Star Cast:
43. Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)
8
1
Maisie Goes to Reno
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Gloria Fullerton
Director:
Harry Beaumont
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ann Sothern, John Hodiak, Tom Drake, Paul Cavanagh
44. Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)
8
1
Calling Dr. Gillespie
8
1

When a young man suffering from mental disorders suddenly goes on a killing spree, Dr Gillespie is called in to investigate.

As:
Cast
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Phil Brown, Nat Pendleton
45. Reunion in France (1942)
9
1
Reunion in France
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, John Wayne, John Carradine, Reginald Owen, Albert Bassermann
46. Joe Smith, American (1942)
8
2
Joe Smith, American
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harvey Stephens, Robert Young, Jonathan Hale, Marsha Hunt
47. 3 Men in White (1944)
8
1
3 Men in White
8
1

Three Men in White is a drama comedy film which revolves around two young doctors Red and Lee who are competing to be the assistant of Dr Gillespie.  Therefore, they are given a test. Lee’s task is a small girl who falls ill whenever she has a candy, while Red’s task is a girl’s mother who is suffering from arthritis.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Brown
Director:
Willis Goldbeck
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Marilyn Maxwell, Keye Luke
48. She Went to the Races (1945)
10
2
She Went to the Races
TV-G
10
2

Dr Ann Wotters is a scientist working at Brockhurst Institute of Research in Los Angeles. She is shocked when she learns that her uncle is going to be let off because the institute can’t afford to keep him anymore. When she learns that the institute needs $ 20,000 to afford his services, along with her colleagues, she plans to try their luck at a racetrack.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Hilda Spotts
Director:
Willis Goldbeck
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, James Craig, Frances Gifford, Edmund Gwenn
49. Sunday Punch (1942)
8
1
Sunday Punch
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Miller
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
J. Carrol Naish, Guy Kibbee, Dan Dailey, William Lundigan
50. Swing Fever (1943)
8
1
Swing Fever
8
1

Lowell Blackford is a skilled musician, but he is also cursed with an ‘evil eye’ which has hypnotic powers. He goes in search of a Broadway producer, but he soon gets involved with a boxer.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Tim Whelan
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lena Horne, Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, Nat Pendleton
51. Strange Testament (1941)
8
2
Strange Testament
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Waitress
Director:
Sammy Lee
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
John Nesbitt, Edward Ashley, Dorothy Morris
52. Permission to Kill (1975)
8
1
Permission to Kill
PG
8
1

Alexander Diakim is a revolutionary who has been banished from his country, but he soon sees an opportunity to return and lead an uprising to remove the fascist regime in power in his nation.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Katina Petersen
Director:
Cyril Frankel
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dirk Bogarde, Timothy Dalton, Bekim Fehmiu, Nicole Calfan
53. This Time for Keeps (1942)
7
1
This Time for Keeps
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Virginia Weidler, Henry O'Neill, Guy Kibbee, Robert Sterling
54. The Little Hut (1957)
9
1
The Little Hut
9
1

Sir Philip Ashlow and his wife, Lady Susan Ashlow, are shipwrecked on a deserted island. Accompanying them is his close friend Henry Brittingham-Brett. Ignored by her husband, Susan tries to attract his attention by demonstrating a romantic interest in Henry. Problem arises when Henry starts taking those advances seriously and suggests that like food and water they share Susan too. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Susan Ashlow
Director:
Mark Robson
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
David Niven, Stewart Granger, Finlay Currie, Walter Chiari
56. The Angel Wore Red (1960)
9
1
The Angel Wore Red
9
1

Set in the backdrop of Spanish Civil War, the story follows a young Catholic priest, who resigns from priesthood due to the church’s indifference to the poor. Later in the same day, he meets an attractive entertainer and over the time they are drawn towards each other. Meanwhile the civil war continues to rage, engulfing the duo in its orbit. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Soledad
Director:
Nunnally Johnson
Genres:
Action, Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten, Vittorio De Sica, Aldo Fabrizi
57. Young Ideas (1943)
7
1
Young Ideas
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Carlson, Herbert Marshall, Mary Astor, Elliott Reid
58. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
7
1
Ghosts on the Loose
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Betty
Director:
William Beaudine
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bela Lugosi, Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall
59. Whistle Stop (1946)
9
1
Whistle Stop
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Léonide Moguy
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Victor McLaglen, George Raft, Tom Conway, Jorja Curtright
60. Blonde Fever (1944)
6
1
Blonde Fever
6
1

Blonde Fever is a comedy drama film which revolves around Peter Donay, who owns Café Donay, a fancy roadside establishment. His marriage is not very successful , and therefore, he soon starts falling for a nightclub waitress named Sally. However, Sally is only interested in Peter’s money and business. When his wife comes to know about this, she tries to get rid of Sally.   

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Whorf
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Mary Astor, Felix Bressart, Gloria Grahame
61. The Naked Maja (1958)
8
1
The Naked Maja
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Duchess of Alba Maria Cayetana
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Franciosa, Lea Padovani, Gino Cervi, Amedeo Nazzari
62. The Blue Bird (1976)
7
1
The Blue Bird
G
7
1

In this US-Soviet co-production, peasant kids, Tyltyl and Mytyl, set out to look for the Blue Bird of Happiness to make a young sick girl in the neighbourhood happy. The journey takes the two siblings to the kingdoms of past and future as well as the land of night and luxury. Accompanying them on their journey are human forms of various living and non-living things.

As:
Cast
Role:
Luxury
Director:
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
63. The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
6
1
The Kidnapping of the President
R
6
1

Ignoring his Secret Service agent's warnings, US President Adam Scott carries on with a state visit to Canada. He is soon kidnapped by a South American terrorist who keeps the president captive in an armored truck packed with timed explosives.

As:
Cast
Role:
Beth Richards
Director:
George Mendeluk
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Hal Holbrook, William Shatner, Van Johnson, Miguel Fernandes
64. City on Fire (1979)
5
1
City on Fire
R
5
1

A resentful ex-employee floods the city sewers with petrochemicals by opening valves of an oil refinery which was built at the center of the town with a corrupt mayor’s consent. After a major explosion at refinery the fire spreads rapidly throughout the city. Dr. Whitman and Nurse Harper at the city hospital and fire-chief, Risley, fight valiantly to save the disaster victims. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Alvin Rakoff
Genres:
Drama, Action
Star Cast:

TV Movie(s)

1. Maggie (1986)
9
2
Maggie
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Waris Hussein
Genres:
Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Herb Edelman, Marshall Colt, Barry Corbin, Lucy Aston
2. The Long Hot Summer (1985)
11
2
The Long Hot Summer
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Minnie Littlejohn
Director:
Stuart Cooper
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Judith Ivey, Cybill Shepherd
3. Harem (1986)
9
1
Harem
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
William Hale
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Omar Sharif, Nancy Travis, Yaphet Kotto, Julian Sands

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