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List of Deborah Kerr Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. An Affair to Remember (1957)
32
3
An Affair to Remember
32
3

Nicky and Terry meet on a cruise on their way from Europe to New York. Although they are engaged to other people, they fall for each other. They also agree to meet again in six months at the Empire State Building.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Terry McKay
Director:
Leo McCarey
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Richard Denning, Cathleen Nesbitt, Neva Patterson
2. Black Narcissus (1947)
21
3
Black Narcissus
21
3

Black Narcissus is drama film which revolves around a group of nuns, led by Sister Clodath. They struggle to build a school and a hospital but the climate of the region makes their work extremely difficult.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Sister Clodagh
Director:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Flora Robson, Kathleen Byron, Jenny Laird
3. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
18
4
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
18
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Edith Hunter / Barbara Wynne / Johnny Cannon
Director:
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Roland Culver, Anton Walbrook, Roger Livesey, Harry Welchman
4. From Here to Eternity (1953)
24
3
From Here to Eternity
TV-PG
24
3

The movie follows the lives and love interests of three US Army soldiers deployed in Hawaii and is set in the months leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This Academy Award-winning American war drama-romance is based on a 1951 novel of the same name.

As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Holmes
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
5. The King and I (1956)
27
3
The King and I
G
27
3

Academy Awards-winning film follows the widowed Welsh teacher Anna Leonowen who is appointed English tutor for the children of King Mongkut of Siam. Their different outlooks lead to frequent conflicts as King frowns on influence of foreign culture. She convinces the King to host the visiting British delegation in European style and helps make preparation. Despite their differences, eventually Anna earns his respect. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Leonowens
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
6. The Innocents (1961)
17
4
The Innocents
17
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Giddens
Director:
Jack Clayton
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Michael Redgrave, Megs Jenkins, Peter Wyngarde, Martin Stephens
7. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
23
2
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
23
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sister Angela
Director:
Genres:
War, Drama, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
9. The Night of the Iguana (1964)
15
5
The Night of the Iguana
15
5

The Night of the Iguana is a drama film which tells the story of Lawrence Shannon, who is working as a tour guide in Mexico. While leading a tourist group from a Baptist women’s college, he finds himself attracted to Charlotte, the younger niece of Judith, the group’s leader, after the girl tries to seduce him. However, Judith accuses Shannon of trying to seduce her, and declares that she is going to ruin him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Jelkes
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Sue Lyon, Skip Ward
10. The Chalk Garden (1964)
15
3
The Chalk Garden
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Madrigal
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Hayley Mills, Sir John Mills, John Mills, Felix Aylmer, Edith Evans
11. Julius Caesar (1953)
14
3
Julius Caesar
14
3

This biographical drama film tells the story of Julius Caesar, who manages to defeat Pompey the Great, and returns to Rome. Do to his successful conquests, in tne eyes of other high-ranking Romans, he becomes a dictator. Therefore together they conspire to get rid of him.

As:
Cast
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
James Mason, Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, Greer Garson, Louis Calhern, Edmond O'Brien
12. Tea and Sympathy (1956)
16
4
Tea and Sympathy
16
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Reynolds
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Leif Erickson, Darryl Hickman, Edward Andrews, John Kerr
13. Quo Vadis (1951)
14
3
Quo Vadis
TV-PG
14
3

This romantic drama historical film revolves around Marcus, a Roman general, and how his love for a Christian slave encourages him to protect her and her family, when there are atrocities on the Christians.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lygia
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann
Genres:
Romance, History, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Bud Spencer, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Robert Taylor, Peter Ustinov, Leo Genn, Sophia Loren
14. The Sundowners (1960)
14
3
The Sundowners
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ida Carmody
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Dina Merrill, Robert Mitchum, Glynis Johns, Peter Ustinov
15. King Solomon's Mines (1950)
19
3
King Solomon's Mines
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Curtis
Director:
Andrew Marton, Compton Bennett
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Stewart Granger, John Banner, Richard Carlson, Lowell Gilmore, Hugo Haas
16. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)
10
2
A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle
10
2

Based on a novel of the same name, this film revolves around the story of Brodie, a hatmaker living in the 19th century, who is quite arrogant and cruel, and keeps his family in fear and submission. However, misfortune strikes his life, after he gives a job to Dennis, the former lover of his mistress. Meanwhile, Dennis also plans to marry Brodie’s daughter in order to gain a big dowry.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Brodie
Director:
Lance Comfort
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Mason, Emlyn Williams, Henry Oscar, Robert Newton
17. The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
14
2
The Prisoner of Zenda
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Princess Flavia
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Stewart Granger, James Mason, Lewis Stone, Louis Calhern
18. The Journey (1959)
14
4
The Journey
14
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Diana Ashmore
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
19. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)
11
3
I See a Dark Stranger
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bridie Quilty
Director:
Frank Launder
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, War
Star Cast:
Trevor Howard, Liam Redmond, William G. O'Gorman, Harry Webster
20. Perfect Strangers (1945)
10
3
Perfect Strangers
10
3

Married couple Robert and Catherine lead a staid, somewhat indifferent marital life. During WWII, Robert enlists in British Navy while Catherine joins WRENs, and are separated for over three years. As their personalities evolve following various experiences; both realize how drab their life was. Now they are afraid to re-unite and face the earlier life. What does the future hold for them?

As:
Cast
Role:
Cathy Wilson
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Donat, Roger Moore, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd
21. Blackout (1940)
10
3
Blackout
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Powell
Genres:
Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Raymond Lovell, Hay Petrie,
22. Bonjour tristesse (1958)
13
2
Bonjour tristesse
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anne Larson
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Seberg, David Niven, Mylène Demongeot, Geoffrey Horne
23. Major Barbara (1941)
12
3
Major Barbara
12
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rex Harrison, Sybil Thorndike, Robert Newton, Robert Morley
24. Love on the Dole (1941)
11
3
Love on the Dole
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sally Hardcastle
Director:
John Baxter
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Clifford Evans, George Carney, Mary Merrall, Geoffrey Hibbert
25. Young Bess (1953)
11
2
Young Bess
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine Parr
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Kay Walsh, Cecil Kellaway
26. The End of the Affair (1955)
11
3
The End of the Affair
11
3

Maurice Bendrix is a writer who settles in London in around 1944, after suffering injuries in the war. He soon starts having an affair with Sarah, the wife of a civil servant, and falls deeply in love with her. Although he wants to marry her, she is still unwilling to leave her husband.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah Miles
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sir John Mills, John Mills, Van Johnson, Michael Goodliffe, Peter Cushing
27. The Naked Edge (1961)
10
2
The Naked Edge
10
2

When businessman, Jason Root, is murdered, the only two people present at the scene are George Radcliffe and Donald Heath. Heath is found guilty on George’s testimony but when a letter with a blackmail threat from one Jeremy Gray turns up accusing George of the crime, his wife Martha takes it upon herself to find the truth. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Martha Radcliffe
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Diane Cilento, Hermione Gingold, Eric Portman
28. The Hucksters (1947)
10
3
The Hucksters
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kay Dorrance
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Keenan Wynn, Ava Gardner, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou
29. Edward, My Son (1949)
9
2
Edward, My Son
9
2

Starting with burning down his own business to fund little Edward's treatment from insurance money, Arnold Boult has continued to take desperate measures to protect his beloved son, even if it meant hurting people close to him. The situation takes a dire turn when he refuses to believe his wife's concerns that Edward has become alcoholic and immoral.

As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyn Boult
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Ian Hunter, Mervyn Johns, James Donald
31. The Grass Is Greener (1960)
11
5
The Grass Is Greener
11
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Hilary Rhyall
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
32. Thunder in the East (1951)
9
2
Thunder in the East
9
2

In the independent India of 1947, American arms-dealer Steve Gibbs flies in with weapons hoping to sell it to the Maharaja of Ghandahar, the province facing threat from a rebel attack. But Maharaja’s Prime Minister, a follower of nonviolence, wants to peacefully settle the dispute with the rebel leader Khan. Amidst these conflicts, Steve falls in love with British missionary’s blind daughter, Joan Willoughby. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Willoughby
Director:
Charles Vidor
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, Charles Boyer, Cecil Kellaway, Corinne Calvet
33. Beloved Infidel (1959)
14
2
Beloved Infidel
14
2

Based on a memoir by Sheilah Graham, the film depicts the last years of novelist Scott Fitzgerald. By this time, his fame has declined and he has resorted to screenwriting to finance his daughter’s education and his wife’s stay at an asylum. The film focuses on the relationship between Fitzgerald and Graham and how she tries to keep him away from alcohol and inspire him to write his last novel. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sheilah Graham
Director:
Henry King
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Herbert Rudley, Philip Ober
34. The Proud and Profane (1956)
12
2
The Proud and Profane
12
2

The Proud and the Profane is a romantic drama war film, which takes us to the time of the Second World War. It tells the story of a Red Cross volunteer Lee Ashley, who wants to find out the details of her husband’s death, and this leads her to New Caledonia. She eventually falls in love with Lt. Col. Colin Black, despite his harsh manner. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lee Ashley
Director:
George Seaton
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Marion Ross, William Holden, Claude Akins, Thelma Ritter, Dewey Martin, William Redfield
35. If Winter Comes (1947)
8
2
If Winter Comes
8
2

This drama film tells the story of Mark Sabre, an author and publisher, who is in an unhappy marriage, with Mabel, a cold and humorless woman, who spends most of her time gossiping. However, he eventually finds out that his former lover, Nona, who still has feelings for Mark, is returning to the town. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Nona Tybar
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Walter Pidgeon, Binnie Barnes
36. The Gypsy Moths (1969)
8
3
The Gypsy Moths
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Brandon
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
37. The Avengers (1942)
9
2
The Avengers
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kari Alstad
Director:
Harold French
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, Griffith Jones, Francis L. Sullivan, Hugh Williams,
38. Courageous Mr. Penn (1942)
9
2
Courageous Mr. Penn
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gulielma
Director:
Lance Comfort
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
D.J. Williams, Clifford Evans, Dennis Arundell, Aubrey Mallalieu
39. Please Believe Me (1950)
8
2
Please Believe Me
8
2

Alison Kirbe, a working class woman living in London, receives a telegram from Texas, stating that she has inherited a livestock ranch. This becomes a news throughout the city, and as she prepares to sail for the US to claim her inheritance, she attracts the attention of three men. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Alison Kirbe
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Robert Walker, Peter Lawford, Mark Stevens
40. Eye of the Devil (1966)
9
4
Eye of the Devil
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine de Montfaucon
Director:
J. Lee Thompson
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Horror
Star Cast:
41. Dream Wife (1953)
9
2
Dream Wife
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Effie
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Walter Pidgeon, Eduard Franz, Betta St. John
42. Marriage on the Rocks (1965)
11
2
Marriage on the Rocks
11
2

Workaholic Dan Edwards fails to notice or compliment his wife Valerie after nineteen years of marriage. When they end up getting divorced on their second honeymoon in Mexico, Valerie ends up accidentally getting married to Dan’s second in command Ernie. All things are restored at the end of this comedy of errors. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Valerie Edwards
Director:
Jack Donohue
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dean Martin, Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Cesar Romero, Hermione Baddeley
43. Prudence and the Pill (1968)
9
1
Prudence and the Pill
R
9
1

A wealthy banker in London, and four other couples, attempt to avoid pregnancy by using contraceptive pills. However, due to a series of mishaps, the pills are swapped for aspirin. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Prudence Hardcastle
Director:
Fielder Cook, Ronald Neame
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Niven, Robert Coote, Irina Demick, Joyce Redman
44. Casino Royale (1967)
9
2
Casino Royale
TV-14
9
2

In this spy spoof, a retired James Bond is persuaded to rejoin the secret service to counter shadowy organization SMERSH, allegedly responsible for murdering secret agents. Sir James devises a plan to assemble a group of agents, all named James Bond 007, to confuse SMERSH. Each new Bond is assigned a specific role. Now Sir James must nab the brain behind SMERSH.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
45. Count Your Blessings (1959)
9
2
Count Your Blessings
9
2

After falling for his charm, Grace informs her father that she intends to marry Charles. They soon get married, but circumstances force them to stay apart for a long time. Grace eventually discovers that her husband is actually a womanizer, and decides to divorce him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Grace Allingham
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Maurice Chevalier, Rossano Brazzi, Tom Helmore, Martin Stephens
46. The Assam Garden (1985)
9
3
The Assam Garden
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Helen
Director:
Mary McMurray
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Madhur Jaffrey, Iain Cuthbertson, Peggy Ann Wood, Ronald Russell

TV Movie(s)

1. Witness for the Prosecution (1982)
11
2
Witness for the Prosecution
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nurse Plimsoll
Director:
Alan Gibson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Ralph Richardson, Wendy Hiller, Beau Bridges
2. Ann and Debbie (1986)
10
4
Ann and Debbie
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann
Director:
June Howson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claire Bloom, Donald Eccles, Angus MacKay
3. Reunion at Fairborough (1985)
14
2
Reunion at Fairborough
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sally Wells Grant
Director:
Herbert Wise
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Barry Morse, Red Buttons, Judi Trott
4. Hold the Dream (1986)
8
3
Hold the Dream
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Harte (unknown episodes)
Director:
Don Sharp
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Brolin, Liam Neeson, Sir John Mills, Jenny Seagrove, Stephen Collins

TV Shows and Videos

A Woman of Substance (1984)
A Woman of Substance
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Harte (3 episodes, 1985)
Director:
Don Sharp
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Miranda Richardson, Liam Neeson, Sir John Mills, Barry Bostwick, Diane Baker, Peter Chelsom

Deborah Kerr Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Female 1959
The King and I Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1957