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List of Luise Rainer Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Good Earth (1937)
13
2
The Good Earth
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
O-Lan
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Muni, Walter Connolly, Charley Grapewin, Tilly Losch
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
2. Escapade (1935)
11
2
Escapade
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Leopoldine Dur
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Powell, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Virginia Bruce,
3. Hostages (1943)
10
2
Hostages
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Milada Pressinger
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Paul Lukas, Arturo de Córdova, William Bendix, Katina Paxinou
4. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
10
2
The Great Ziegfeld
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Held
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
5. Sehnsucht 202 (1932)
10
2
Sehnsucht 202
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kitty (as Louise Rainer)
Director:
Max Neufeld
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Rolf von Goth, Fritz Schulz, Attila Hörbiger, Magda Schneider
6. The Great Waltz (1938)
10
2
The Great Waltz
10
2

Johann ‘Schani’ Strauss II, son of the great composer, initially struggles to find success as a composer until gaining the attention of opera singers Carla Donner and Fritz Schiller. Success means he can marry Poldi Vogelhuber, the love of his life but his closeness to Donner tests his marriage and reputation. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Poldi Vogelhuber
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Musical, Biography, Music
Star Cast:
Hugh Herbert, Fernand Gravey, Lionel Atwill, Miliza Korjus
7. The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
10
2
The Emperor's Candlesticks
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Countess Olga Mironova
Director:
George Fitzmaurice
Genres:
History, Romance, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
William Powell, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan, Robert Young,
8. Big City (1937)
10
2
Big City
10
2

Big City is an American drama film, which tells the story of Joe Benton, an independent taxi driver, who fights against corruption, and to stop his wife from being deported, after she is accused of murder. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Benton
Director:
George B. Seitz, Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Eddie Quillan, Charley Grapewin, Janet Beecher
9. Dramatic School (1938)
9
2
Dramatic School
9
2

An acting student, who attends the prestigious Paris School of Drama during the day, works at a factory at night. After she meets a charming nobleman, she starts lying to her fellow students telling them that she is his lover. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Mauban
Director:
Robert B. Sinclair
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lana Turner, Paulette Goddard, Genevieve Tobin, Alan Marshal, Paulette Goddard
10. The Toy Wife (1938)
9
2
The Toy Wife
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gilberte 'Frou Frou' Brigard
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Drama, Romance, History
Star Cast:
H.B. Warner, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young, Barbara O'Neil
11. The Gambler (1997)
9
2
The Gambler
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Grandmother
Director:
Károly Makk
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Gambon, Jodhi May, Polly Walker, Dominic West

TV Shows and Videos

Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (1951)
Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Joseph Schildkraut, Constance Bennett, Walter Abel, John Carradine

Luise Rainer Awards

Academy Awards
The Good Earth Best Actress in a Leading Role 1938
The Great Ziegfeld Best Actress in a Leading Role 1937