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List of Marlene Dietrich Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
16
5
Witness for the Prosecution
16
5

Barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts has decided to defend Leonard Vole, accused of murdering his benefactor, believing him to be innocent although strong circumstantial evidences point towards his client. He is surprised when Leonard’s wife, who has earlier provided an alibi, testifies against him. Robarts does not know that this is the first in the series of many surprises that is awaiting him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Christine
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Tyrone Power
2. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
15
3
Judgment at Nuremberg
TV-14
15
3

This is a dramatized version of 3rd Nuremberg trial for war crimes held by the US authorities after WWII. Four German judges, who officiated during the Nazi regime, are tried before Chief Trial Judge Dan Haywood for crimes against humanity. Haywood has the most challenging task of deciding whether they are guilty of international crimes or were observing the orders of their government. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Bertholt
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
War, Drama
3. Touch of Evil (1958)
15
2
Touch of Evil
PG-13
15
2

Mike Vargas, a Mexican narcotics officer, gets involved in a car bomb blast case as the car has crossed from Mexico to America. The local American police chief, Hank Quinlan, is a former alcoholic and corrupt officer, who suspects a Mexican named Sanchez. When Vargas confronts Quinlan for planting evidence against Sanchez, Vargas inadvertently puts his new wife Susan’s life at risk. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
4. The Blue Angel (1930)
16
3
The Blue Angel
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lola Lola
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers
5. Destry Rides Again (1939)
18
2
Destry Rides Again
18
2

Bottleneck is a small town that is being ruled by Kent, a notorious gangster who has control over the local cattle ranchers as he had won a rigged game of cards. When the local sheriff asks too many questions regarding the game, Kent gets him killed. However, a legendary lawman named Tom Destry sends his daring son Tom Destry Jr. to save the town.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frenchy
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Western
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Charles Winninger, Brian Donlevy, Mischa Auer
6. The Scarlet Empress (1934)
14
2
The Scarlet Empress
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Princess Sophia Frederica / Catherine II
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History
Star Cast:
C. Aubrey Smith, Sam Jaffe, Louise Dresser, John Lodge
7. Shanghai Express (1932)
19
2
Shanghai Express
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shanghai Lily
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Anna May Wong, Eugene Pallette, Clive Brook, Warner Oland
8. Der blaue Engel (1930)
12
4
Der blaue Engel
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Lola Lola
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Emil Jannings, Kurt Gerron, Rosa Valetti, Hans Albers
9. Marlene (1984)
10
4
Marlene
10
4

This biographical drama film revolves around the life as well as the career of Marlene Dietrich, a popular actress.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Herself
Genres:
Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Maximilian Schell, Annie Albers, Bernard Hall, Marta Rakosnik
10. A Foreign Affair (1948)
15
3
A Foreign Affair
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Erika Von Schluetow
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jean Arthur, John Lund, Millard Mitchell, Peter von Zerneck
11. Angel (1937)
11
3
Angel
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
aka Mrs. Brown Maria 'Angel' Barker
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Herbert Marshall, Edward Everett Horton, Melvyn Douglas, Ernest Cossart
12. No Highway (1951)
12
3
No Highway
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Monica Teasdale
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Jack Hawkins, Glynis Johns, Janette Scott
13. Morocco (1930)
12
4
Morocco
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mademoiselle Amy Jolly
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou, Ullrich Haupt, Eve Southern
14. Blonde Venus (1932)
13
3
Blonde Venus
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
aka Helen Jones Helen Faraday
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, Sterling Holloway, Cary Grant, Herbert Marshall, Dickie Moore, Gene Morgan
15. The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
12
2
The Devil Is a Woman
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Concha Perez
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Cesar Romero, Alison Skipworth, Edward Everett Horton, Lionel Atwill
16. Dishonored (1931)
10
3
Dishonored
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Marie Kolverer / X27
Director:
Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Lew Cody, Victor McLaglen, Warner Oland, Gustav von Seyffertitz
17. Desire (1936)
11
3
Desire
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Madeleine de Beaupre
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Gary Cooper, John Halliday, Ernest Cossart
18. Golden Earrings (1947)
17
2
Golden Earrings
17
2

Just before Second World War a British spy travels to Germany to acquire a secret formula. But before he can do that he is held captive by a German. Eventually he escapes and comes across a Gypsy lady who, not only saves him, but also helps him to complete his mission and escape to Switzerland.  After the war in London, he receives a golden earring, which set him on a journey to France.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lydia
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Adventure, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, Murvyn Vye, Dennis Hoey, Bruce Lester
19. Knight Without Armour (1937)
15
2
Knight Without Armour
15
2

British agent, A.J. Fothergill, disguises himself as a Russian to keep an eye on the Russian revolutionaries. Later, he is imprisoned in Siberia. He is set free post the 1917 revolution and is assigned to take Alexandra, daughter of a Russian nobleman, for trial in Petrograd. However, civil war has broken out between the Red Army and White Army.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alexandra
Director:
Jacques Feyder
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Donat, Irene Vanbrugh, Herbert Lomas, Austin Trevor
20. Stage Fright (1950)
11
4
Stage Fright
11
4

Stage Fright is a thriller film which tells the story of Jonathan, who is wanted for the murder of the husband of his mistress, who is a singer. His friend Eve, who is a struggling actress, decides to help him prove his innocence, and clear his name.

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Inwood
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Alfred Hitchcock, Sybil Thorndike, Jane Wyman
22. Seven Sinners (1940)
12
2
Seven Sinners
12
2

Beautiful torch singer Bijou Blanche is fired frequently because of her troublemaker image.  At the Seven Sinners Café, she meets the well-mannered navy officer Dan Brent and the two fall for each other. However, given her image, she attracts concerns from Brent’s superior who think his career may get affected because of her. Meanwhile, a local mobster, too, is interested in Bijou.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bijou
Director:
Tay Garnett
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, John Wayne, Anna Lee, Albert Dekker
23. Die Frau, nach der man sich sehnt (1929)
9
2
Die Frau, nach der man sich sehnt
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stascha
Director:
Curtis Bernhardt
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Fritz Kortner, Uno Henning, Frida Richard, Oskar Sima
24. Manpower (1941)
11
3
Manpower
TV-PG
11
3

Two power company employees, Hank McHenry and Johnny Marshall, following the accidental death of their colleague, meet his daughter Fay, a nightclub hostess. Johnny doesn’t like her, whereas Hank falls for Fay and she marries him though she doesn’t love him. When Johnny has to stay at Hank’s place after an injury Fay gets attracted to him, causing tensions between the men.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Fay Duval
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Audra Lindley, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, George Raft
25. The Spoilers (1942)
11
3
The Spoilers
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Cherry Malotte
Director:
Ray Enright
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Margaret Lindsay, Harry Carey, Randolph Scott
26. The Song of Songs (1933)
10
3
The Song of Songs
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily Czepanek
Director:
Rouben Mamoulian
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Aherne, Alison Skipworth, Hardie Albright, Lionel Atwill
27. Café Elektric (1927)
10
3
Café Elektric
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Erni Göttlinger - ein flatterhaftes Mädchen
Director:
Gustav Ucicky
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Willi Forst, Fritz Alberti, Anny Coty, Igo Sym
28. The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
12
2
The Flame of New Orleans
12
2

A young woman pretends to be Countess Claire Ledoux to successfully attract the wealthy banker, Charles Giraud. Unfortunately, she also attracts the attention of Robert Latour, a riverboat captain later. As someone from Claire’s past almost reveals her scandalous past, Claire invents the character of Lili, a look-alike cousin to preserve her secret.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Claire Ledeux
Director:
René Clair
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Music
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, Andy Devine, Roland Young, Mischa Auer, Bruce Cabot
29. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
10
4
Around the World in 80 Days
10
4

Around the World in 80 Days is an Oscar winning adventure comedy film which is based on a novel of the same name by Jules Verne. The story revolves around Phileas Fogg, an English gentleman, living in the 19th century, who makes a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.  Along with his French valet Passepartout, he sets out on an adventurous journey.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Romance, Adventure
30. Pittsburgh (1942)
10
3
Pittsburgh
10
3

Blinded by ambition, coal-miner Charles ‘Pittsburgh’ Markham stops at nothing to achieve success in the Pittsburgh steel industry. He not only sacrifices his long-standing friendship with Evans, but also breaks his girlfriend Josie’s heart with his hunger for power and money. Before long, his deceitful business dealings bring down his fortunes. However, he gets an unexpected chance to start life afresh. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Josie Winters
Director:
Lewis Seiler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Shemp Howard, John Wayne, Louise Allbritton, Randolph Scott, Frank Craven
31. Manon Lescaut (1926)
9
3
Manon Lescaut
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Arthur Robison
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Fritz Greiner, Frida Richard, Lya De Putti, Vladimir Gajdarov
32. I Loved a Soldier (1936)
10
3
I Loved a Soldier
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Sedlak
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Star Cast:
Margaret Sullavan, Charles Boyer, Lionel Stander, Walter Catlett
33. Martin Roumagnac (1946)
10
3
Martin Roumagnac
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Blanche Ferrand - une grainetière intrigante
Director:
Georges Lacombe
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jean Gabin, Daniel Gélin, Jean d'Yd, Jean Darcante
34. Gefahren der Brautzeit (1930)
8
3
Gefahren der Brautzeit
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyne
Director:
Fred Sauer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Willi Forst, Albert Hörrmann, Otto Kronburger, Lotte Lorring
35. Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen (1929)
9
2
Das Schiff der verlorenen Menschen
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ethel Marley
Director:
Maurice Tourneur
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robin Irvine, Fritz Kortner, Vladimir Sokoloff, Gaston Modot
36. Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame (1929)
9
3
Ich küsse Ihre Hand, Madame
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Laurence Gerard / Lucille
Director:
Robert Land
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Károly Huszár, Harry Liedtke, Pierre de Guingand, Richard Tauber
37. Sein größter Bluff (1927)
8
3
Sein größter Bluff
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Harry Piel, Henrik Galeen
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Fritz Greiner, Lotte Lorring, Harry Piel, Toni Tetzlaff
38. The Lady Is Willing (1942)
8
3
The Lady Is Willing
8
3

Elizabeth Madden wishes for motherhood, but has no husband. However, she finds an abandoned baby, after which her desire appears to be fulfilled. However, she has no clue on raising it. Eventually, she finds a divorced pediatrician to help her in raising the child. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth 'Liza' Madden
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Sterling Holloway, Stanley Ridges, Arline Judge, Aline MacMahon
39. Madame wünscht keine Kinder (1926)
8
2
Madame wünscht keine Kinder
8
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Harry Liedtke, María Corda, Maria Paudler, Trude Hesterberg
40. Kismet (1944)
10
4
Kismet
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Jamilla
Director:
William Dieterle
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Hugh Herbert, James Craig, Edward Arnold, Ronald Colman
41. Follow the Boys (1944)
9
3
Follow the Boys
9
3

A Hollywood actor, who is a former vaudeville performer, tries to enlist in the army after the Second World War breaks out, but is refused due to his knee. He eventually finds himself organizing the Hollywood Victory Committee, an association of motion picture, theatrical and radio personalities, dedicated to help the efforts of the war. 

As:
Cast
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical, War
Star Cast:
W. C. Fields, Dinah Shore, Orson Welles, Charles Butterworth, George Raft, Vera Zorina
42. So sind die Männer (1923)
8
3
So sind die Männer
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Georg Jacoby
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Harry Liedtke, Paul Heidemann, Paul Biensfeldt, Egon von Hagen
43. The Garden of Allah (1936)
10
4
The Garden of Allah
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Domini Enfilden
Director:
Richard Boleslawski
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Charles Boyer, C. Aubrey Smith, Basil Rathbone
44. Jigsaw (1949)
8
2
Jigsaw
8
2

When a print-shop owner’s death is regarded as suicide, and the journalist who links this death to an extremist group ‘Crusaders’ gets murdered, Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy digs deep in this case with assistance from a distinguished judge’s widow. As he unearths the Crusaders’ connections with influential businessmen and politicians, he encounters nightclub singer Barbara. Is she a friend or foe?

As:
Cast, Cameo
Director:
Fletcher Markle
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
John Garfield, Henry Fonda, Marc Lawrence, Myron McCormick, Franchot Tone
45. Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo (1978)
8
3
Schöner Gigolo, armer Gigolo
R
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
David Hemmings
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Hemmings, David Bowie, Maria Schell, Curd Jürgens, Kim Novak
46. Montecarlo (1956)
8
2
Montecarlo
8
2

Count Della Fiabe is a gambler who is very much in debt. In order to get out of his situation, he tries to attract a beautiful woman named Maria, whom he thinks is very wealthy. He enlists the help of the same people to whom he owes money, in order to woo her, unaware that she is also penniless.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maria de Crevecoeur
Director:
Samuel A. Taylor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vittorio De Sica, Arthur O'Connell, Jane Rose, Mischa Auer
47. Tragödie der Liebe (1923)
7
1
Tragödie der Liebe
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lucy
Director:
Joe May
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lena Amsel, Charlotte Ander, Irmgard Bern, Paul Biensfeldt
48. Im Schatten des Glücks (1919)
6
1
Im Schatten des Glücks
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Leffler
Star Cast:
Sybil Smolova, Hans Adalbert Schlettow, Robert Leffler, Witha Herm
49. Der Mensch am Wege (1923)
6
1
Der Mensch am Wege
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
William Dieterle
Star Cast:
William Dieterle, Alexander Granach, Emilia Unda, Heinrich George
50. Der Tänzer meiner Frau (1925)
8
2
Der Tänzer meiner Frau
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Willy Fritsch, Victor Varconi, Hans Junkermann, María Corda
51. Prinzessin Olala (1928)
8
2
Prinzessin Olala
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chichotte de Gastoné
Director:
Robert Land
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Rilla, Georg Alexander, Hermann Böttcher, Carmen Boni
52. Der Juxbaron (1927)
7
1
Der Juxbaron
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
ihre Tochter Sophie
Director:
Willi Wolff
Star Cast:
Karl Beckmann, Henry Bender, Teddy Bill, Colette Brettel
53. Kopf hoch, Charly! (1927)
7
1
Kopf hoch, Charly!
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Willi Wolff
Star Cast:
Anton Pointner, Ellen Richter, Michael Bohnen, Max Gülstorff
54. Der Sprung ins Leben (1924)
7
1
Der Sprung ins Leben
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Johannes Guter
Star Cast:
Walter Rilla, Frida Richard, Xenia Desni, Paul Heidemann
55. Der Mönch von Santarem (1924)
7
1
Der Mönch von Santarem
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Lothar Mendes
Star Cast:
Vivian Gibson, Alf Blütecher, Emmy Förster, Tzwetta Tzatschewa
56. Eine Dubarry von heute (1927)
6
1
Eine Dubarry von heute
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alfred Abel, Jean Bradin, Hans Albers, María Corda