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List of Carole Lombard Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. My Man Godfrey (1936)
24
2
My Man Godfrey
24
2

During the Great Depression, Godfrey Parke is having a hard time, but his life takes a turn, when he is offered a job as a family butler by Irene, young sister of Cornelia, a spoiled socialite. However, soon, one day Cornelia makes attempts to seduce Godfrey on his day off.

Role:
Irene Bullock
Starring:
Jane Wyman, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, William Powell, Gail Patrick
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
2. To Be or Not to Be (1942)
21
2
To Be or Not to Be
21
2

This war comedy film takes us to the time of the Second World War, when the Nazis had occupied Poland. The film revolves around an acting troupe who gets involved in a Polish soldier’s attempts in tracking down a Nazi spy.

Role:
Maria Tura
Starring:
Jack Benny, Lionel Atwill, Felix Bressart, Robert Stack
Directed By:
Ernst Lubitsch
3. Twentieth Century (1934)
19
4
Twentieth Century
19
4

Twentieth Century is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of a Broadway director named Oscar Jaffe, who used to be quite successful, but is currently going through hard times. He therefore tries to get close with his former lover, Lily Garland, who is now a star, after meeting her at a train. He hopes that she can help him revive his failing career. However, things get complicated because the temperamental Lily doesn’t want anything to do with him anymore.

Role:
Lily Garland aka Mildred Plotka
Starring:
John Barrymore, Ralph Forbes, Roscoe Karns, Walter Connolly
Directed By:
Howard Hawks
4. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
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3
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
13
3

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is an adventure romantic drama film which tells the story of Ben-Hur, a wealthy young Jewish prince, who is a friend fo the powerful Roman tribune, Messala. Ben-Hur’s life gets ugly when an accident and a false accusation leads him to getting arrested falsely. Instead of helping him, Messala, who has now become arrogant and corrupt, makes sure that Be-Hur is jailed and separated from the rest of his family.  

Directed By:
Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram
5. My Best Girl (1927)
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3
My Best Girl
13
3

Maggie Johnson, a stockroom girl in Merrill departmental store falls in love with co-worker Joe Grant, who actually is the store-owner’s son working his way up to succeed on his own in life. He too reciprocates her feelings. But when Maggie finds out his true identity and also, about his betrothal to high-society girl Millicent, she leaves heartbroken. Will the sweethearts re-unite? 

Starring:
Mary Pickford, Lucien Littlefield, Carmelita Geraghty, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
Directed By:
Sam Taylor
6. Nothing Sacred (1937)
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2
Nothing Sacred
TV-PG
16
2

Wally is a reporter for a newspaper in New York, who learns about a young girl named Hazel, who is dying of radium poisoning. He soon sets out to the small town named Warsaw, and interviews Hazel. He learns that the actual reason she is upset is because she was told by her doctor that she will be stuck in her town for her entire life. He invites her doctor for an interview, and her story becomes quite popular within a short time. However, things get complicated when after being diagnosed by three independent doctors, it is discovered that Hazel is not dying after all.  

Role:
Hazel Flagg
Starring:
Fredric March, Hattie McDaniel, Charles Winninger, Walter Connolly, Sig Ruman
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
7. In Name Only (1939)
16
2
In Name Only
16
2

Alec Walker is stuck in a loveless marriage to Maida, but things take a turn after he falls for a widow Julie Eden. Therefore, he decides to ask his wife for a divorce. However, she tells him that she is not going to give up her privileges so easily.      

Role:
Julie Eden
Starring:
Cary Grant, Charles Coburn, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson
Directed By:
John Cromwell
9. The Road to Glory (1926)
11
3
The Road to Glory
11
3
Starring:
Ford Sterling, Milla Davenport, May McAvoy, Rockliffe Fellowes
Directed By:
Howard Hawks
10. Virtue (1932)
13
2
Virtue
TV-PG
13
2
Role:
Mae
Starring:
Mayo Methot, Pat O'Brien, Shirley Grey, Ward Bond
Directed By:
Edward Buzzell
11. A Perfect Crime (1921)
12
3
A Perfect Crime
12
3
Role:
Griggs' Sister (as Jane Peters)
Starring:
Monte Blue, Hardee Kirkland, Jacqueline Logan, Stanton Heck
Directed By:
Allan Dwan
12. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
11
2
The Eagle and the Hawk
11
2

During World War 1, the killings take a toll on the mental health of ace pilot Lt. Jerry Young. He goes to London to recuperate. In his absence, his friend Lt. Mike Richards is killed in action and Jerry blames his other friend Henry. When Jerry finally returns to duty, the brutality of war pushes him over the edge. 

Role:
The Beautiful Lady
Starring:
Cary Grant, Fredric March, Jack Oakie, Guy Standing
Directed By:
Stuart Walker
13. Hands Across the Table (1935)
12
3
Hands Across the Table
12
3

Hands Across the Table is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Regi Allen, who wants a rich husband, as she was brought up in poverty. She meets Allen Macklyn, a guest at her hotel, who is attracted to her. Despite the fact that he is wealthy, Regi does not view him as a potential husband.

Role:
Regi Allen
Starring:
Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Astrid Allwyn, Ruth Donnelly
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
14. Vigil in the Night (1940)
12
2
Vigil in the Night
12
2
Role:
Anne Lee
Starring:
Anne Shirley, Brian Aherne, Julien Mitchell, Robert Coote
Directed By:
George Stevens
15. No Man of Her Own (1932)
15
2
No Man of Her Own
15
2

A card-sharp New Yorker decides to leave the city after being discovered that he has been cheating and reaches a small town. Here he romances with a librarian, eventually marrying her before returning to the city. In New York, he continues with his old profession, while pretending to hold regular job, until his wife discovers his true identity.  No Man of Her Own depicts the story of their love. 

Role:
Connie Randall
Starring:
Clark Gable, Dorothy Mackaill, Grant Mitchell, Elizabeth Patterson
Directed By:
Wesley Ruggles
16. The Princess Comes Across (1936)
12
3
The Princess Comes Across
12
3

Wanda Nash is masquerading as Princess Olga from Sweden on board the ocean liner the Mammoth. She runs into King Mantell, a band leader with a criminal record. Robert M. Darcy starts blackmailing them but soon ends up dead. Now both of them must find the real killer before they are pinned for the murder. 

Role:
Princess Olga
Starring:
William Frawley, Fred MacMurray, Alison Skipworth, George Barbier, Douglass Dumbrille
Directed By:
William K. Howard
17. No More Orchids (1932)
11
2
No More Orchids
11
2
Role:
Annie Holt
Starring:
Allen Vincent, Louise Closser Hale, Lyle Talbot, Walter Connolly
Directed By:
Walter Lang
18. Bolero (1934)
11
2
Bolero
11
2

Bolero is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a 23-year old woman who recently finished her graduation, and is now looking for the perfect man to lose her virginity.  Soon she finds herself caught between a Moroccan Sheikh and a Spanish bullfighter.

Role:
Helen Hathaway
Starring:
Ray Milland, William Frawley, George Raft, Sally Rand, Frances Drake
Directed By:
Wesley Ruggles, Mitchell Leisen
19. Lady by Choice (1934)
13
2
Lady by Choice
13
2
Role:
Alabam Lee
Starring:
May Robson, Roger Pryor, Walter Connolly, Arthur Hohl
Directed By:
David Burton
20. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)
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2
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
TV-G
15
2

Ann and David are a married couple who live in New York City. Their lives get complicated when a county official arrives and informs David, that due to a jurisdictional mishap, their three-year-old marriage was not valid.  Things get complicated as Ann starts to feel that David might not want to marry her again.

Role:
Ann Krausheimer Smith
Starring:
Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Montgomery, Jack Carson, Lucile Watson, Gene Raymond
Directed By:
21. Safety in Numbers (1930)
10
2
Safety in Numbers
10
2
Role:
Pauline
Starring:
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Josephine Dunn, Roscoe Karns, Kathryn Crawford
Directed By:
Victor Schertzinger
22. The Fighting Eagle (1927)
10
2
The Fighting Eagle
10
2
Starring:
Sam De Grasse, Julia Faye, Phyllis Haver, Rod La Rocque
Directed By:
Donald Crisp
23. The Gay Bride (1934)
12
2
The Gay Bride
12
2
Role:
Mary Magiz
Starring:
Zasu Pitts, Chester Morris, Leo Carrillo, Nat Pendleton
Directed By:
Jack Conway
24. Made for Each Other (1939)
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2
Made for Each Other
13
2

Made for Each Other is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of John Mason, a young lawyer, who meets a woman named Jane, and instantly finds himself falling for her. Although he barely knows her, he gets married to her the next day. However, things don’t go as expected when his mother disapproves of Jane. Things get even more difficult when they end up having a baby.

Role:
Jane Mason
Starring:
James Stewart, Charles Coburn, Lucile Watson, Eddie Quillan
Directed By:
John Cromwell
25. Now and Forever (1934)
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3
Now and Forever
11
3

Con-artist, Jerry Day, is married to Toni who wishes for a stable life with a family. When Jerry brings home his daughter, Pennie, from his late first wife’s rich family, he decides to change his ways for better. But finding it difficult to provide for his family, he gets lured into joining in a jewel theft. How will this affect his daughter? 

Role:
Toni Carstairs Day
Starring:
Shirley Temple, Gary Cooper, Guy Standing, Charlotte Granville
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
26. Love Before Breakfast (1936)
11
2
Love Before Breakfast
11
2
Role:
Kay Colby
Starring:
Preston Foster, Janet Beecher, Cesar Romero, Betty Lawford
Directed By:
Walter Lang
27. Swing High, Swing Low (1937)
11
2
Swing High, Swing Low
11
2

Based on the popular 1927 Broadway play, Burlesque, this romantic comedy-drama is about a singer stranded in Panama, who moves in with an ex-soldier and his roommate. She and the former eventually fall in love, but their romance is threatened by work and the arrival of an old flame. 

Role:
Maggie King
Starring:
Anthony Quinn, Fred MacMurray, Charles Butterworth, Jean Dixon
Directed By:
Mitchell Leisen
28. Fast and Loose (1930)
10
2
Fast and Loose
10
2
Role:
Alice O'Neil
Starring:
Frank Morgan, Miriam Hopkins, Charles Starrett, Henry Wadsworth
Directed By:
Fred C. Newmeyer
29. They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
10
2
They Knew What They Wanted
10
2

Tony Patucci is the successful owner of a vineyard in California, but he is self-conscious about his poor English and lack of social grace. When he starts courting a young woman by mail, he sends as photograph of his foreman instead of his own. However, this eventually leads to complications after she accepts his marriage proposal.  

Role:
Amy Peters
Starring:
Charles Laughton, Harry Carey, Frank Fay, William Gargan
Directed By:
Garson Kanin
30. Matchmaking Mamma (1929)
11
2
Matchmaking Mamma
11
2
Role:
Phyllis (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Johnny Burke, Sally Eilers
Directed By:
Harry Edwards
31. I Take This Woman (1931)
11
2
I Take This Woman
11
2

I Take This Woman is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Kay Dowling, the spoilt daughter of a wealthy New Yorker. Due to her troublesome behavior, her father sends her off to one of his ranches in Ursula. While spending her days on the ranch with her good-humored aunt Bessie, she begins to fall for one of the cowhands. She gets married to him impulsively, but soon after, she regrets her decision as she longs for her comfort in the mansion.

Role:
Kay Dowling
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Lester Vail, Helen Ware, Charles Trowbridge
Directed By:
Marion Gering
32. Up Pops the Devil (1931)
10
2
Up Pops the Devil
10
2
Role:
Anne Merrick
Starring:
Lilyan Tashman, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Stuart Erwin, Norman Foster
Directed By:
A. Edward Sutherland
33. No One Man (1932)
11
2
No One Man
11
2
Role:
Penelope 'Nep' Newbold
Starring:
Ricardo Cortez, Paul Lukas, George Barbier, Juliette Compton
Directed By:
Lloyd Corrigan
34. Man of the World (1931)
12
2
Man of the World
12
2
Role:
Mary Kendall
Starring:
William Powell, Lawrence Gray, Wynne Gibson, Guy Kibbee
Directed By:
Richard Wallace, Edward Goodman
35. The Plastic Age (1925)
12
2
The Plastic Age
12
2

Hugh Carver is a football star studying at Prescott College, who falls for a popular party girl named Cynthia Day. Soon, he finds it impossible to keep her happy as well as keep up with his studies and sports training, and therefore their relationship goes through difficulties.

Starring:
Clara Bow, Janet Gaynor, Clark Gable, Donald Keith, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall, Gilbert Roland
Directed By:
Wesley Ruggles
36. Brief Moment (1933)
11
3
Brief Moment
11
3
Role:
Abby Fane
Starring:
Monroe Owsley, Donald Cook, Gene Raymond, Arthur Hohl
Directed By:
David Burton
37. From Hell to Heaven (1933)
10
2
From Hell to Heaven
10
2
Role:
Colly Tanner
Starring:
Sidney Blackmer, Jack Oakie, David Manners, Adrienne Ames
Directed By:
Erle C. Kenton
38. Ladies' Man (1931)
12
2
Ladies' Man
12
2
Role:
Rachel Fendley
Starring:
William Powell, Kay Francis, Gilbert Emery, Olive Tell
Directed By:
Lothar Mendes
39. Supernatural (1933)
10
3
Supernatural
10
3
Role:
Roma Courtney
Starring:
H.B. Warner, Alan Dinehart, Vivienne Osborne, Randolph Scott
Directed By:
Victor Halperin
40. Sinners in the Sun (1932)
10
2
Sinners in the Sun
10
2

New York fashion model Doris Blake refuses to marry boyfriend Jimmy Martin, a mechanic, for lack of money or ambition. Displeased, both choose their separate ways and try to find happiness with wealthy partners. But soon they realize that money is not everything, as despite the wealth, all that they gained was emptiness. Leaving their rich partners, the two return to each other.

Role:
Doris Blake
Starring:
Cary Grant, Alison Skipworth, Walter Byron, Chester Morris
Directed By:
Alexander Hall
41. White Woman (1933)
10
3
White Woman
10
3

White Woman is a drama film which tells the story of a young woman who gets married to the rich owner of a rubber plantation. However, when she returns with him to Malaysia, she finds out about his insanely possessive and cruel nature. She soon finds herself being attracted to the supervisor of the plantation.

Role:
Judith Denning
Starring:
Charles Laughton, Charles Bickford, Kent Taylor, Percy Kilbride
Directed By:
Stuart Walker
42. Rumba (1935)
10
2
Rumba
10
2

Rumba is a drama film which tells the story of a wealthy socialite named Diana Harrison, who falls in love with Joe Martin, an American dancer, who is trying to establish a new nightclub.  

Role:
Diana Harrison
Starring:
Jane Wyman, George Raft, Lynne Overman, Gail Patrick, Margo
Directed By:
Marion Gering
43. We're Not Dressing (1934)
11
3
We're Not Dressing
11
3

Wealthy and spoiled socialite Doris Worthington is being courted by two princes Michael and Alexander, while having a yacht trip. When the yacht capsizes all of the rich spoiled aristocrats take refuge in a tropical island. They are forced to depend on sailor Stephen Jones who Doris dislikes but secretly loves. 

Role:
Doris Worthington
Starring:
Gracie Allen, George Burns, Ethel Merman, Bing Crosby, Ray Milland
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
44. Fools for Scandal (1938)
9
2
Fools for Scandal
9
2

Film star Kay Winters is travelling through Paris with her maid and companion Myrtle, when she meets Rene, a French nobleman who has lost all his money. Rene offers her to give her a tour of the real Paris. 

Role:
Kay Winters
Starring:
Jane Wyman, Isabel Jeans, Ralph Bellamy, Fernand Gravey, Allen Jenkins
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy, Bobby Connolly
45. The Best Man (1928)
9
2
The Best Man
9
2
Starring:
Alma Bennett, Billy Bevan, Sunshine Hart, Vernon Dent
Directed By:
Harry Edwards
46. Power (1928)
9
2
Power
9
2
Starring:
Alan Hale, Jacqueline Logan, William Boyd, Clem Beauchamp
Directed By:
Howard Higgin
47. Dick Turpin (1925)
9
2
Dick Turpin
9
2
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Alan Hale, Kathleen Myers, Tom Mix
Directed By:
John G. Blystone
48. The Campus Carmen (1928)
9
2
The Campus Carmen
9
2
Role:
Carole (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Johnny Burke, Madalynne Field
Directed By:
Alfred J. Goulding
49. Show Folks (1928)
9
2
Show Folks
9
2
Role:
Cleo (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Crauford Kent, Robert Armstrong, Eddie Quillan, Lina Basquette
Directed By:
Paul L. Stein
50. The Beach Club (1928)
9
2
The Beach Club
9
2
Starring:
Pat Harmon, Madeline Hurlock, Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent
Directed By:
Harry Edwards
51. Run, Girl, Run (1928)
10
2
Run, Girl, Run
10
2
Role:
Norma Nurmi (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Lionel Belmore, Daphne Pollard, Jim Hallett, Margie Angus
Directed By:
Alfred J. Goulding
52. The Arizona Kid (1930)
9
2
The Arizona Kid
9
2
Role:
Virginia Hoyt
Starring:
Hank Mann, Theodore von Eltz, Warner Baxter, Mona Maris
Directed By:
Alfred Santell
53. His Unlucky Night (1928)
9
2
His Unlucky Night
9
2
Role:
Peggy - Telephone Operator (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Dot Farley, Carmelita Geraghty, Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent
Directed By:
Harry Edwards
54. The Racketeer (1929)
10
2
The Racketeer
10
2
Role:
Rhoda Philbrooke (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Kit Guard, Roland Drew, Paul Hurst, Robert Armstrong
Directed By:
Howard Higgin
55. Big News (1929)
10
2
Big News
10
2
Role:
Margaret Banks (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Wade Boteler, Louis Payne, Charles Sellon, Robert Armstrong
Directed By:
Gregory La Cava
56. It Pays to Advertise (1931)
9
2
It Pays to Advertise
9
2

A young man wants to prove in his thesis that any product, even a non-existent one, can be merchandized if it is advertized properly. Therefore, he unites with his father’s secretary and markets a non-existent laundry soap. Things get hilarious when his non-existent “product” becomes popular, and he now has to deliver.

Role:
Mary Grayson
Starring:
Louise Brooks, Lucien Littlefield, Eugene Pallette, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
Directed By:
Frank Tuttle
57. The Campus Vamp (1928)
9
2
The Campus Vamp
9
2
Role:
Carole (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Daphne Pollard, Matty Kemp, Johnny Burke, Sally Eilers
Directed By:
Harry Edwards
58. Smith's Pony (1927)
8
2
Smith's Pony
8
2
Role:
Lillian Saunders (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt, Mary Ann Jackson, Omar the Dog
Directed By:
Raymond McKee, Alfred J. Goulding
59. High Voltage (1929)
9
2
High Voltage
9
2
Role:
Billie Davis (The Girl) (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Owen Moore, Phillips Smalley, William Boyd, Billy Bevan
Directed By:
Howard Higgin
60. The Johnstown Flood (1926)
8
2
The Johnstown Flood
8
2
Starring:
Janet Gaynor, Gary Cooper, Clark Gable, George O'Brien, Florence Gilbert, Anders Randolf
Directed By:
Irving Cummings
61. Pretty Ladies (1925)
4
1
Pretty Ladies
4
1

Pretty Ladies is a drama comedy film which tells the story of a female comic Maggie who takes a fall off the stage and ends up landing on the drum of Al, a musician. They eventually fall for one another, and get married. Soon, Al becomes a famous songwriter, while Maggie becomes a stay-at-home mother. Things get complicated when Al starts having feelings for another woman.

Starring:
Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Lilyan Tashman, Zasu Pitts
Directed By:
Monta Bell
62. The Bicycle Flirt (1928)
11
2
The Bicycle Flirt
11
2
Role:
Mabel - the Wife's Sister (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Dot Farley, Billy Bevan, Vernon Dent, Robert Seiter
Directed By:
Harry Edwards
63. The Girl from Nowhere (1928)
11
2
The Girl from Nowhere
11
2
Role:
Miss Boyle - Dress Shop Owner (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Sterling Holloway, Mack Swain, Daphne Pollard, Billy Bevan, Anita Barnes
Directed By:
Harry Edwards
64. The Girl from Everywhere (1927)
11
2
The Girl from Everywhere
11
2
Role:
Vera Veranda - Miss Anybody (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Sterling Holloway, Mack Swain, Dot Farley, Daphne Pollard, Irving Bacon
Directed By:
Edward F. Cline
65. Me, Gangster (1928)
11
2
Me, Gangster
11
2
Role:
Blonde Rosie (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Anders Randolf, June Collyer, Don Terry, Stella Adams
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
66. The Divine Sinner (1928)
10
2
The Divine Sinner
10
2
Starring:
Nigel De Brulier, Vera Reynolds, Bernard Siegel, Ernest Hilliard
Directed By:
Scott Pembroke
67. Durand of the Bad Lands (1925)
10
2
Durand of the Bad Lands
10
2
Starring:
Buck Jones, Marian Nixon, Malcolm Waite, Fred DeSilva
Directed By:
Lynn Reynolds
68. Ned McCobb's Daughter (1928)
10
2
Ned McCobb's Daughter
10
2
Starring:
Theodore Roberts, Irene Rich, Edward Hearn, Robert Armstrong
Directed By:
William J. Cowen
69. Gold Heels (1924)
9
2
Gold Heels
9
2
Starring:
Carl Stockdale, Lucien Littlefield, William Bailey, Peggy Shaw
Directed By:
W.S. Van Dyke
70. Marriage in Transit (1925)
9
2
Marriage in Transit
9
2
Role:
Celia Hathaway (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Edmund Lowe, Adolph Milar, Frank Beal, Fred Walton
Directed By:
Roy William Neill
71. Smith's Army Life (1928)
8
2
Smith's Army Life
8
2
Starring:
Glen Cavender, Raymond McKee, Ruth Hiatt, Mary Ann Jackson
Directed By:
Alfred J. Goulding
72. Hearts and Spurs (1925)
8
2
Hearts and Spurs
8
2
Role:
Sybil Estabrook (as Carol Lombard)
Starring:
Buck Jones, Freeman Wood, William B. Davidson, Jean La Motte
Directed By:
W.S. Van Dyke

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