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List of King Vidor Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Big Parade (1925)
12
2
The Big Parade
12
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor, George W. Hill
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Claire Adams, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée
2. Show People (1928)
13
2
Show People
13
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charlie Chaplin, Charles Chaplin, Marion Davies, William Haines, Dell Henderson, Paul Ralli
3. The Patsy (1928)
11
2
The Patsy
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dell Henderson, Marie Dressler, Marion Davies, Lawrence Gray, Orville Caldwell
4. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
11
2
The Wizard of Oz
11
2

Dorothy Gale, a simple farm girl finds herself in the magical land of Oz after a tornado hits Kansas. To return home, she must seek the help of the Wizard of Oz who stays in the Emerald city. On her way, she befriends a scarecrow, a Tin Man and a fainthearted Lion.

As:
Director
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Buddy Ebsen, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr
5. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)
11
2
Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
11
2

Regarded as one of the most influential silent films, this film tells us four different stories, that demonstrates humanity’s persistent intolerance throughout the ages.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner, Erich von Stroheim
6. The Crowd (1928)
11
2
The Crowd
11
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Eleanor Boardman, James Murray, Bert Roach, Estelle Clark, Daniel G. Tomlinson
7. Bardelys the Magnificent (1926)
11
2
Bardelys the Magnificent
11
2

This romantic silent movie based on Rafael Sabatini’s 1906 novel of the same name follows an affluent courtier Bardelys in the court of France's King Louis XIII. Known for being a casual womanizer, he is challenged by another courtier to woo the beautiful Roxalanne. He accepts it and sets out to charm the lady, but instead finds himself in love with her.

As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lou Costello, John Wayne, John Gilbert, Roy D'Arcy, Eleanor Boardman, Lionel Belmore
8. Wine of Youth (1924)
11
2
Wine of Youth
11
2

Wine of Youth is a 1924 American silent comedy drama film which tells the story of a young girl Mary who is wooed by two suitors. One is a quiet and polite man named Lynn and the other is an aggressive man named Hal. However, due to the constant quarreling of her parents, she becomes disillusioned with marriage.       

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Arthur, Creighton Hale, Niles Welch, James Morrison, Johnnie Walker, Eleanor Boardman
9. La Bohème (1926)
11
2
La Bohème
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Roy D'Arcy, George Hassell
10. Street Scene (1931)
11
2
Street Scene
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Estelle Taylor, William Collier Jr., Sylvia Sidney, David Landau, Beulah Bondi
11. Not So Dumb (1930)
11
2
Not So Dumb
11
2

Dulcinea Parker invites the Forbes’ family to spend the weekend, to get Mr. Forbes to invest in her fiancée Gordon’s costume jewelry business. But her habit of doing things incorrectly creates hilarious situations that create problems for her but also unwittingly redeem her.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Julia Faye, Marion Davies, Raymond Hackett, Elliott Nugent, Franklin Pangborn
12. Stella Dallas (1937)
11
2
Stella Dallas
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale, John Boles, Anne Shirley
13. Happiness (1924)
11
2
Happiness
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Pat O'Malley, Edith Yorke, Cyril Chadwick, Hedda Hopper, Laurette Taylor
14. The Metaphor (1980)
10
2
The Metaphor
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Andrew Wyeth, Betsy Wyeth
15. The Champ (1931)
10
2
The Champ
10
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Jackie Cooper, Wallace Beery, Irene Rich, Edward Brophy, Roscoe Ates
16. Truth and Illusion: An Introduction to Metaphysics (1964)
10
2
Truth and Illusion: An Introduction to Metaphysics
10
2
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Narration (as Nicholas Rodiv)
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Short, Documentary
17. Beyond the Forest (1949)
10
2
Beyond the Forest
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, David Brian, Ruth Roman, Minor Watson
18. The Citadel (1938)
10
2
The Citadel
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Donat, Emlyn Williams, Ralph Richardson, Rosalind Russell, Rex Harrison
19. Our Daily Bread (1934)
11
2
Our Daily Bread
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Keene, Karen Morley, Addison Richards, John Qualen
20. The Fountainhead (1949)
10
2
The Fountainhead
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Robert Douglas, Kent Smith, Raymond Massey
21. Peg o' My Heart (1922)
10
2
Peg o' My Heart
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ethel Grey Terry, Mahlon Hamilton, Nigel Barrie, Russell Simpson, Laurette Taylor
22. The Sky Pilot (1921)
10
2
The Sky Pilot
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Bowers, David Butler, Colleen Moore, James Corrigan, Harry Todd
23. Northwest Passage (1940)
10
2
Northwest Passage
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke, King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western, History, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Lloyd Bridges, Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Nat Pendleton
24. 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:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Hedy Lamarr, Ava Gardner, Robert Young, Ruth Hussey, Charles Coburn
25. Cynara (1932)
10
2
Cynara
10
2

Cynara is a 1932 romantic drama film, which revolves around the theme of adultery. The film tells the story of a British lawyer, who has to pay a heavy price after he has an affair with a young woman. 

As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Henry Stephenson, Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, Phyllis Barry, Viva Tattersall
26. Wild Oranges (1924)
10
2
Wild Oranges
10
2

John, a reclusive widower, falls in love with Millie who's been taken hostage by an escaped convict. The silent drama is based on a novel of the same name.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ford Sterling, Virginia Valli, Charles A. Post, Frank Mayo, Nigel De Brulier
27. The Stranger's Return (1933)
10
2
The Stranger's Return
10
2

A recently divorced New Yorker leaves the city to join her 85 years old grandfather at his Iowa farm. Although he welcomes her, a number of distant relatives, who have been living on the farm since long, are not at all happy to see her and become especially alarmed when the old man starts showing preference to her.  

As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Miriam Hopkins, Stuart Erwin, Franchot Tone, Irene Hervey
28. Man Without a Star (1955)
10
2
Man Without a Star
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Claire Trevor, William Campbell, Richard Boone
29. An American Romance (1944)
10
2
An American Romance
10
2

This is the story of a penniless Czech immigrant, who arrives in the USA sometime in 1890s with nothing but a heart full of dream. Beginning his life as a mine worker, he soon takes up a more name and learns English before moving to Chicago to become a great industrialist, struggling at every step, but never giving up. 

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Abel, Brian Donlevy, John Qualen, Stephen McNally, Ann Richards
30. The Jack-Knife Man (1920)
10
2
The Jack-Knife Man
10
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
F.A. Turner, Lillian Leighton, Harry Todd, Bobby Kelso, Willis Marks
31. Japanese War Bride (1952)
10
2
Japanese War Bride
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Bell, Marie Windsor, Cameron Mitchell, Don Taylor, Shirley Yamaguchi
32. Duel in the Sun (1946)
10
2
Duel in the Sun
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor, William Dieterle, William Cameron Menzies, Sidney Franklin, David O. Selznick
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Orson Welles, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Joseph Cotten, Herbert Marshall
33. Hallelujah (1929)
10
2
Hallelujah
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel L. Haynes, Nina Mae McKinney, William Fountaine, Harry Gray, Fanny Belle DeKnight
34. Streets of Laredo (1949)
10
2
Streets of Laredo
TV-PG
10
2

Set in 1878 Texas, the film shows three western outlaw buddies, Jim, Lorn and Wahoo, saving a young orphan girl from a ruthless racketeer. They then take her to a rancher to be brought up in his ranch. Later Jim and Wahoo become rangers, while Lorn continues with his old ways. Meanwhile the girl grows up to be a beautiful woman. 

As:
Writer
Director:
Leslie Fenton
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
William Holden, Stanley Ridges, William Bendix, Macdonald Carey, Mona Freeman
35. Love Never Dies (1921)
10
2
Love Never Dies
10
2
As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lillian Leighton, Lloyd Hughes, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Bennett, Fred Gamble
37. Ruby Gentry (1952)
10
2
Ruby Gentry
10
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, Tom Tully, Jennifer Jones, Barney Phillips
38. The Wedding Night (1935)
10
2
The Wedding Night
10
2

Bankrupt novelist, Tony Barrett, and his wife, Dora, are forced to move into Tony’s run-down farm in Connecticut. There Tony’s neighbor buys a piece of his land and Dora returns to New York. Tony stays behind and becomes romantically involved with his neighbor’s daughter Manya. Tragedy strikes the night Manya weds her fiancé, Fredrick. 

As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Sig Ruman, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Vinson, Anna Sten
39. The Texas Rangers (1936)
10
2
The Texas Rangers
10
2

When chased by the law, three robbers, Jim, Wahoo and Sam, get separated. Later, Jim and Wahoo join Texas Rangers when they meet Sam and decide to use inside information to work with Sam. But as they rescue an orphan boy from Indian attack and thwart another major attack, Jim has second thoughts. Will he join Sam or lead an honest life?

As:
Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Western, History, Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Jack Oakie, Jean Parker, Edward Ellis, Lloyd Nolan
40. Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
9
2
Lightning Strikes Twice
9
2

Lightning Strikes Twice is a mystery drama film that tells the story of an actress who on her wedding night, discovers that her husband might be guilty all along for a murder. She also feels that his next intended victim might be she herself. 

As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Mystery, Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Todd, Frank Conroy, Zachary Scott, Ruth Roman, Mercedes McCambridge
41. So Red the Rose (1935)
9
2
So Red the Rose
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Margaret Sullavan, Elizabeth Patterson, Randolph Scott, Walter Connolly, Janet Beecher
42. Proud Flesh (1925)
9
2
Proud Flesh
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Trixie Friganza, Eleanor Boardman, Pat O'Malley, Harrison Ford
43. Susan Lenox (1931)
9
2
Susan Lenox
9
2

While running away from an abusive home and forced marriage, Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger and begins to live with him in a nearby cabin. Caught once the stranger leaves, she flees again to become a dancer at a circus, eventually climbing the ladder to become a much sought after mistress. But what happens to her love?   The stranger she has met in the rented cabin? 

As:
Writer
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Hersholt, John Miljan, Alan Hale
44. His Hour (1924)
9
2
His Hour
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Gilbert, Emily Fitzroy, Dale Fuller, Aileen Pringle, Lawrence Grant
45. Comrade X (1940)
9
2
Comrade X
TV-G
9
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Hedy Lamarr, Clark Gable, Oskar Homolka, Felix Bressart, Eve Arden
46. The Wife of the Centaur (1924)
9
2
The Wife of the Centaur
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kate Lester, John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman, William Haines, Aileen Pringle
47. Billy the Kid (1930)
9
2
Billy the Kid
9
2

Irish-American outlaw Billy the Kid is caught stealing by cattleman Tunston, who decides to include him in his gang. Soon Billy grows close to Tunston and his fiancée Claire. When the territory-boss Hatfield kills Tunston, Billy goes after the man, but Sheriff Garrett is in hot pursuit to apprehend Billy and friends. Later, while escaping from jail, Billy gets shot by Garrett.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Western, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Wallace Beery, Wyndham Standing, Karl Dane, Johnny Mack Brown, Kay Johnson
48. Solomon and Sheba (1959)
9
2
Solomon and Sheba
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gina Lollobrigida, Yul Brynner, George Sanders, David Farrar, Marisa Pavan
50. Bird of Paradise (1932)
9
2
Bird of Paradise
9
2

After falling off a yacht near some tropical islands, Johnny Baker is rescued by the daughter of a local native chieftain. Johnny and Luana fall in love, but when the volcano of her Luana’s home island begins to erupt, Luana knows that she must sacrifice herself to save her home island.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Dolores del Rio, Joel McCrea, Bert Roach, John Halliday
52. Three Wise Fools (1923)
9
2
Three Wise Fools
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alec B. Francis, John St. Polis, Claude Gillingwater, Eleanor Boardman, William H. Crane
53. Love & Money (1982)
7
1
Love & Money
R
7
1

A billionaire businessman hires a man in order to influence a South American dictator. Soon, the man starts having an affair with the wife of the billionaire after being infatuated with her, which turns the situation complicated.

As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Klein
Director:
James Toback
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Klaus Kinski, Ray Sharkey, Ornella Muti, Armand Assante
54. Real Adventure (1922)
9
2
Real Adventure
9
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Florence Vidor, Clyde Fillmore, Nellie Peck Saunders, Lilyan McCarthy, Philip Ryder
55. The Family Honor (1920)
9
2
The Family Honor
9
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Nichols, Florence Vidor, Roscoe Karns, Ben Alexander, Charles Meredith
56. The Other Half (1919)
9
2
The Other Half
9
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
King Vidor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Zasu Pitts, David Butler, Florence Vidor, Alfred Allen, Charles Meredith

TV Movie(s)

1. Light's Diamond Jubilee (1954)
10
2
Light's Diamond Jubilee
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
King Vidor, Roy Rowland, Christian Nyby, Alan Handley
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Lauren Bacall, Robert Benchley, Judith Anderson, Joseph Cotten

TV Shows and Videos