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List of John Barrymore Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. On the Quiet (1918)
12
3
On the Quiet
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Ridgeway
Director:
Chester Withey
Genres:
Romance
Star Cast:
Jack W. Johnston, Lois Meredith, Frank Losee, Alfred Hickman
2. Nearly a King (1916)
11
2
Nearly a King
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Merriwell, Prince of Bulwana
Director:
Frederick A. Thomson
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Russell Bassett, Katherine Corri Harris, Beatrice Prentice, Martin Alsop
3. The Man from Mexico (1914)
11
2
The Man from Mexico
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fitzhugh
Director:
Thomas N. Heffron
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Harold Lockwood, Wellington A. Playter, Pauline Neff, Anton Ascher
4. Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V (1933)
11
2
Hamlet, Act I: Scenes IV and V
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hamlet
Director:
Margaret Carrington, Robert Edmond Jones
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Reginald Denny, Irving Pichel
5. The Lotus Eater (1921)
11
2
The Lotus Eater
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jacques Leroi
Director:
Marshall Neilan
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ida Waterman, Frank Currier, Colleen Moore, Anna Q. Nilsson
6. The Man from Blankley's (1930)
11
2
The Man from Blankley's
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lord Strathpeffer
Director:
Alfred E. Green
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Emily Fitzroy, William Austin, Albert Gran
7. The Dictator (1915)
11
2
The Dictator
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brooke Travers
Director:
Oscar Eagle
Genres:
Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Ruby Hoffman, Ivan F. Simpson, Charlotte Ives, Walter Craven
8. The Test of Honor (1919)
11
2
The Test of Honor
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin Wingrave
Director:
John S. Robertson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack W. Johnston, Marcia Manon, Constance Binney, Robert Schable
9. General Crack (1929)
11
2
General Crack
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Prince Christian Rudolph Augustus Kettlar, Duke of Kurland
Director:
Alan Crosland
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Hobart Bosworth, Lowell Sherman, Marian Nixon, Armida
10. Here Comes the Bride (1919)
12
2
Here Comes the Bride
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frederick Tile
Director:
John S. Robertson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frank Losee, Alfred Hickman, Frances Kaye, Faire Binney
11. National Red Cross Pageant (1917)
11
2
National Red Cross Pageant
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Christy Cabanne
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Edith Wynne Matthison, Douglas Wood
12. An American Citizen (1914)
11
2
An American Citizen
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Berresford Cruger
Director:
J. Searle Dawley
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Hal Clarendon, Evelyn Moore, Peter Lang, Mrs. M.S. Smith
13. The Green Goddess (1939)
11
2
The Green Goddess
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (rumored)
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, William Alland, John Berry, Susan Fox
14. Romance in the Dark (1938)
11
2
Romance in the Dark
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Zoltan Jason
Director:
H.C. Potter
Genres:
Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
John Boles, Claire Dodd, Gladys Swarthout, Fritz Feld
15. Midnight (1939)
13
2
Midnight
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Georges Flammarion
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Don Ameche, Claudette Colbert, Mary Astor, Francis Lederer
18. Twentieth Century (1934)
13
2
Twentieth Century
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Oscar Jaffe
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Carole Lombard, Ralph Forbes, Roscoe Karns, Walter Connolly
19. The Incorrigible Dukane (1915)
10
2
The Incorrigible Dukane
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
James Dukane
Director:
James Durkin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
William T. Carleton, Helen Weir, Stewart Baird, William MacDonald
20. Grand Hotel (1932)
14
2
Grand Hotel
14
2

This film revolves around the stories of a few individuals who are completely different from each other. The only thing common about them is that they are staying at the same hotel in Berlin.

As:
Cast
Role:
Baron Felix von Geigern
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
21. Marie Antoinette (1938)
11
2
Marie Antoinette
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
King Louis XV
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Norma Shearer, Joseph Schildkraut, Anita Louise, Tyrone Power
22. Counsellor-at-Law (1933)
10
2
Counsellor-at-Law
10
2

Devastated by learning about his wife’s extramarital affair, George, a successful barrister, is about to leap from the window of his office in the Empire State Building. However, Regina, his secretary, who is in love with him, comes to rescue him.

As:
Cast
Role:
George Simon
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Melvyn Douglas, Isabel Jewell
23. Night Club Scandal (1937)
11
2
Night Club Scandal
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Ernest Tindal
Director:
Ralph Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Thriller
Star Cast:
Charles Bickford, Lynne Overman, Harvey Stephens, Louise Campbell
24. The Beloved Rogue (1927)
10
2
The Beloved Rogue
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
François Villon
Director:
Alan Crosland
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance, History
Star Cast:
Conrad Veidt, Henry Victor, Marceline Day, Lawson Butt
25. Maytime (1937)
12
2
Maytime
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nicolai Nazaroff
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Jeanette MacDonald, Herman Bing, Tom Brown, Nelson Eddy
26. Are You a Mason? (1915)
9
2
Are You a Mason?
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Perry
Director:
Thomas N. Heffron
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Harold Lockwood, Helen Freeman, Charles Dixon, W. Dickinson
28. Don Juan (1926)
11
2
Don Juan
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alan Crosland
Genres:
Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Montagu Love, Warner Oland, Estelle Taylor, John Roche
29. Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1917)
9
2
Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
A.J. Raffles
Director:
George Irving
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Christine Mayo, H. Cooper Cliffe, Frank Morgan, Dudley Hill
30. Arsène Lupin (1932)
12
2
Arsène Lupin
12
2

The elite society of Paris is intimidated by a bold thief known by the name of Arsene Lupin, who continues to rob them of their precious possessions. The scandal creates a fear in the city. But Detective Guerchard of French Police is certain of the mysterious thief’s identity, and is also confident of how he is going to apprehend the thief.

As:
Cast
Role:
Duke of Charmerace
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Tully Marshall, John Miljan, Karen Morley
31. When a Man Loves (1927)
10
2
When a Man Loves
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chevalier Fabien des Grieux
Director:
Alan Crosland
Genres:
History, Romance
Star Cast:
Dolores Costello, Warner Oland, Sam De Grasse, Holmes Herbert
32. Eternal Love (1929)
9
2
Eternal Love
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcus Paltran
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Hobart Bosworth, Victor Varconi, Camilla Horn, Bodil Rosing
33. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
11
2
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Edward Hyde
Director:
John S. Robertson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Lane, Brandon Hurst, Martha Mansfield, Cecil Clovelly
34. Tempest (1928)
9
2
Tempest
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Ivan Markov
Director:
Lewis Milestone, Viktor Tourjansky, Sam Taylor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Louis Wolheim, George Fawcett, Camilla Horn, Boris de Fast
35. Svengali (1931)
12
2
Svengali
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Svengali
Director:
Archie Mayo
Genres:
Horror, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Carmel Myers, Bramwell Fletcher, Marian Marsh
36. Topaze (1933)
10
2
Topaze
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Auguste A. Topaze
Director:
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Myrna Loy, Jackie Searl, Jobyna Howland, Reginald Mason
37. Beau Brummel (1924)
10
2
Beau Brummel
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Bryon 'Beau' Brummel
Director:
Harry Beaumont
Genres:
Drama, Romance, History
Star Cast:
Carmel Myers, Willard Louis, Irene Rich, Mary Astor
38. State's Attorney (1932)
10
2
State's Attorney
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Cardigan
Director:
George Archainbaud
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Duncan, William 'Stage' Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond
39. Spawn of the North (1938)
9
2
Spawn of the North
9
2

Jim Kimmerlee and Tyler Dawson, two fishermen, are lifelong friends living in Alaska. However, they eventually come across pirates who steal fish from nets. Conflict arises between the two when Tyler joins up with a Russian fishing pirate. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Windy Turlon
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Akim Tamiroff, George Raft, Dorothy Lamour
40. World Premiere (1941)
9
2
World Premiere
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Duncan DeGrasse
Director:
Ted Tetzlaff, Otis Garrett
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Frances Farmer, Eugene Pallette, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Dale
41. The Great Man Votes (1939)
10
2
The Great Man Votes
TV-G
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gregory Vance
Director:
Garson Kanin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Alexander, Donald MacBride, Virginia Weidler, Peter Holden
42. Rasputin and the Empress (1932)
10
2
Rasputin and the Empress
10
2

Desperate to cure her hemophilic son Prince Alexei, Czarina Alexandra, resorts to the healer and mystic Rasputin to save him. Although it seems that Rasputin is initially curing the Prince, he conspires to bring about the downfall of the Russian Empire under Czar Nicholas II. Only Prince Paul Chegodieff stands in his way. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Prince Paul Chegodieff
Director:
Charles Brabin, Richard Boleslawski
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Ethel Barrymore, Tad Alexander, Ralph Morgan
43. Romeo and Juliet (1936)
10
2
Romeo and Juliet
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mercutio - Kinsman to the Prince and Friend to Romeo
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Norma Shearer, Leslie Howard, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone
44. The Great Profile (1940)
10
2
The Great Profile
10
2

Evans Garrick is an actor who is fired from a movie due to his persistent drinking behavior. His wife, frustrated with him, as well as his agent Boris, decides to abandon him. Soon, a novice writer Mary Maxwell asks him to star in her play, which her boyfriend is going to produce. Evans agrees, hoping that the play will lure back his wife and his agent.

As:
Cast
Role:
Evans Garrick
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Gregory Ratoff, John Payne, Mary Beth Hughes
45. A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
11
2
A Bill of Divorcement
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hilary
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke, David Manners, Paul Cavanagh
46. The Mad Genius (1931)
9
2
The Mad Genius
9
2

Frustrated that he will never become a dancer, a crippled puppeteer adopts a boy and trains him to become the greatest dancer. Over the time, the young man grows up and falls in love. Concerned about his disciple’s career, the master tries his best to keep the lovers apart, not realizing that true love will surmount every hurdle.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Vladimar Ivan Tsarakov
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Romance
Star Cast:
Luis Alberni, Charles Butterworth, Donald Cook, Marian Marsh
47. The Sea Beast (1926)
9
2
The Sea Beast
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Ahab Ceeley
Director:
Millard Webb
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Dolores Costello, George O'Hara, Mike Donlin, Sam Baker
48. Long Lost Father (1934)
8
2
Long Lost Father
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carl Bellairs
Director:
Ernest B. Schoedsack
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Helen Chandler, Alan Mowbray, Donald Cook, Claude King
49. Night Flight (1933)
8
2
Night Flight
8
2

During the 1930s, a French air-mail company from South America is owned by Riviere who insists on continuing the night fights, though the heavy rains, fog and darkness over treacherous Andes peaks make it risky for the pilots. But when a young boy in Rio-de-Janeiro needs an urgent medical delivery of polio serum, the perilous night flight is the only available lifesaver. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Riviere
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Clark Gable, Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery
50. The Invisible Woman (1940)
9
2
The Invisible Woman
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Professor Gibbs
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, Charles Ruggles, Virginia Bruce, John Howard
51. Hold That Co-ed (1938)
8
2
Hold That Co-ed
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Governor
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Haley, George Murphy, Joan Davis, Marjorie Weaver
52. Bulldog Drummond's Peril (1938)
8
2
Bulldog Drummond's Peril
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Nielson
Director:
James P. Hogan
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Romance, Action, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Reginald Denny, John Howard, E.E. Clive, Louise Campbell
53. The Show of Shows (1929)
8
2
The Show of Shows
8
2

The film gave a chance to the 1929 audiences to see and hear the famous stars of silent movies for the first time. Frank Fay is the Emcee of this music-comedy revue, where the well-known names of the silent era, actors from first ‘talkie’ movies,  and the Broadway stars perform in a series of musical, dramatic and comedy acts.

As:
Cast
Role:
Richard III in 'Henry VI Part III'
Director:
John G. Adolfi
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Ann Sothern, Hobart Bosworth, H.B. Warner
54. Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937)
8
2
Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Neilson
Director:
Louis King
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Mystery
Star Cast:
Reginald Denny, John Howard, E.E. Clive, Louise Campbell
55. Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)
8
2
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Nielson
Director:
Louis King
Genres:
Adventure, Mystery
Star Cast:
Reginald Denny, John Howard, E.E. Clive, Louise Campbell
56. Reunion in Vienna (1933)
9
2
Reunion in Vienna
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Archduke Rudolf von Habsburg
Director:
Sidney Franklin
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
May Robson, Frank Morgan, Diana Wynyard, Henry Travers
57. Sherlock Holmes (1922)
8
2
Sherlock Holmes
8
2

Based on a play of the same name, based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters, this film tells the story of investigator Sherlock Holmes, trying to bring down the criminal mastermind Moriarty as he also solves a crime involving a blackmailed prince.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sherlock Holmes
Director:
Albert Parker
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Louis Wolheim, Carol Dempster, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Roland Young
58. Moby Dick (1930)
7
1
Moby Dick
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ahab
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Nigel De Brulier, Noble Johnson, Lloyd Hughes, Joan Bennett
59. Playmates (1941)
7
1
Playmates
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
John Barrymore
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
May Robson, Lupe Velez, Kay Kyser, Ginny Simms
60. The Red Widow (1916)
11
2
The Red Widow
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cicero Hannibal Butts
Director:
James Durkin
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Short
Star Cast:
Flora Zabelle, John Hendricks, Eugene Redding, Millard Benson
61. A Prize Package (1912)
11
2
A Prize Package
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Si Hawkins (as Jack Barrymore)
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerold T. Hevener, Eleanor Caines, Marie Rainford, William Raus
62. The Widow Casey's Return (1912)
11
2
The Widow Casey's Return
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Rejected Suitor (as Jack Barrymore)
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Jerold T. Hevener, Eleanor Caines, William Chamberlain
63. The Dream of a Moving Picture Director (1912)
11
2
The Dream of a Moving Picture Director
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Movie Villain (as Jack Barrymore)
Director:
Edwin Middleton
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Edwin Middleton, Jerold T. Hevener, Eleanor Caines, Will Hartzell
64. The Lost Bridegroom (1916)
10
2
The Lost Bridegroom
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bertie Joyce
Director:
James Kirkwood
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Ida Darling, Hardee Kirkland, Katherine Corri Harris, June Dale
65. Just Pretending (1912)
10
2
Just Pretending
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Policeman (as Jack Barrymore)
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Albert Hackett, Jerold T. Hevener, Eleanor Caines, Henrietta O'Beck
66. One on Romance (1913)
11
2
One on Romance
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Wilson (as Jack Barrymore)
Director:
Edwin Middleton
Genres:
Romance, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eleanor Caines, Frank DeVernon, Charles Bartlett

TV Movie(s)

1. Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom (1999)
9
2
Shakespeare's Women & Claire Bloom
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hamlet (archiveFootage)
Director:
Phillip Schopper
Genres:
Drama, Documentary
Star Cast:
Sarah Bernhardt, Laurence Olivier, Claire Bloom, Mrs. Patrick Campbell