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List of Natalie Wood Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
25
3
Miracle on 34th Street
TV-G
25
3

This is the story of an old man, who becomes very popular when he fills in for an intoxicated Santa Clause at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Eventually, he is hired to play the same role at the company’s flagship store on 34th Street in New York City. The problem starts when he starts claiming he is really the Santa Clause. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Walker
Director:
George Seaton
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne
2. West Side Story (1961)
29
2
West Side Story
29
2

In the summer of 1957, two rival Manhattan gangs, Jets led by Riff and the other, Sharks led by Bernardo fight for control over West Side's Lincoln Square neighborhood. They decide to have a rumble at an upcoming dance to determine who gets control but Riff’s brother, Tony, falls in love with Bernardo’s sister Maria. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maria
Director:
Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Genres:
Musical, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, Gus Trikonis, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn
3. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
26
3
Rebel Without a Cause
TV-PG
26
3

This 1955 American drama revolves around a troubled but sensitive teenager named Jim, who rejected his elder’s values, and also wanted to have a purpose in life. The film is known as a groundbreaking attempt to portray the moral decay of the American youth of the time, as well as to explore the conflicts between generations. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Judy
Director:
Nicholas Ray
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Dean, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Jim Backus, Ann Doran
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
4. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
24
4
Splendor in the Grass
24
4

Splendor in the Grass is a romantic drama period film which tells the story of Bud and Deanie, who are weighed down by the expectations of their parents, and soon it also starts to affect their relationship.

As:
Cast
Role:
Wilma Dean Loomis
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Warren Beatty, Phyllis Diller, Pat Hingle, Zohra Lampert, Barbara Loden
5. The Searchers (1956)
19
5
The Searchers
TV-G
19
5

This highly acclaimed movie is about the quest of a Civil War-veteran to rescue his niece from the Comanches. Ex-Confederate soldier, Ethan Edwards, returns to his brother’s Texas ranch, but finds his family massacred and 9-year-old niece Debbie abducted by Chief Scar’s people. Edwards’ nephew Martin Pawley joins him in his long arduous mission to find Debbie. Does he get his niece back?

As:
Cast
Role:
Debbie Edwards - Age 15
Director:
Genres:
Western, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter
6. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
14
2
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
14
2

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is a fantasy drama film which tells the story of Mrs. Lucy Muir, a widow, who moves to a village near the seaside, despite the disapproval of her in-laws. She rents a house which has a reputation of being haunted by the spirit of a seaman. However, it soon seems that not only the rumors about the ghost are true, but the ghost is quite harmless.   

As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Gene Tierney, George Sanders, Anna Lee, Edna Best
8. Gypsy (1962)
27
2
Gypsy
TV-PG
27
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Hovick
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Benny, Karl Malden, Rosalind Russell, Betty Bruce, Paul Wallace
9. Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
22
3
Love with the Proper Stranger
22
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Angie Rossini
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Bosley, John Aniston, Steven McQueen, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Anne Hegira
10. The Blue Veil (1951)
14
2
The Blue Veil
14
2

The Blue Veil is a historical drama film, which tells the story of a widow who loses her only child during the First World War. Therefore, she decides to spend the rest of her life working as a nurse for little children in order to fill the emptiness within her.

As:
Cast
Director:
Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Agnes Moorehead, Vivian Vance, Don Taylor, Richard Carlson, Joan Blondell
11. The Great Race (1965)
18
1
The Great Race
18
1

The Great Race is an action adventure sports comedy film which tells the story of two rivals, The Great Leslie, and Professor Fate, who plan an automobile race from New York to Paris. However, Fate’s sidekick, Max, attempts to sabotage Leslie's car and of the other racers, but Leslie finds an unlikely ally in Maggie, a journalist-turned-racer whose car breaks down during the race.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie Dubois
Director:
Genres:
Action, Family, Adventure, Musical, Comedy, Romance, Sport, Western
12. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
11
2
Tomorrow Is Forever
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Orson Welles, Claudette Colbert, Richard Long, Lucile Watson, George Brent
13. Driftwood (1947)
14
1
Driftwood
14
1

Driftwood is a drama film which tells the story of six-year old Jenny, an orphan, who rescues a dog, after he survives a plane wreck, where all other passengers were killed. She and the dog is soon adopted by Dr Steven Webster, though his fiancée isn’t very fond of themss.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Hollingsworth
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Carl Switzer, Charlotte Greenwood, Ruth Warrick, Dean Jagger
14. The Star (1952)
12
3
The Star
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gretchen
Director:
Stuart Heisler
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Warner Anderson, Minor Watson
15. The Candidate (1972)
12
2
The Candidate
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, Robert Redford, Allen Garfield, Peter Boyle, Don Porter
16. The Moon Is Down (1943)
10
2
The Moon Is Down
10
2

During WWII, when the German Nazis occupy a small Norwegian town, the town’s Mayor and the Nazi commandant try to maintain civil conduct. Nazi Col. Lanser, who is instructed to manage the administration of occupied town, tries to turn the people around with persuasion. Though some people comply, others take to armed resistance to the invaders with surreptitious support from Mayor Orden.

As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Banner, Lee J. Cobb, Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Margaret Wycherly
17. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
17
2
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
R
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Sanders
Director:
Paul Mazursky
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Leif Garrett, Dyan Cannon, Elliott Gould, Robert Culp, Horst Ebersberg
19. The Jackpot (1950)
9
1
The Jackpot
9
1

Based on real-life incidence, the film follows family man, Bill Lawrence, who wins a radio quiz with $24,000-worth of prizes, which include a Palomino pony, a ton of beef, an interior decorator, a portrait painter, among other things. If that’s not enough, he has to pay unaffordable taxes on the prizes, while his wife suspects an affair between him and portrait painter.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Barbara Hale, Fred Clark, Alan Mowbray
20. No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
9
1
No Sad Songs for Me
9
1

No Sad Songs For Me tells the story of a housewife who is dying from cancer, but has chosen not to tell her family about it. She even encourages her husband to have an affair with his colleague. However, the situation worsens as her illness continues to grow.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Polly Scott
Director:
Rudolph Maté
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Margaret Sullavan, Viveca Lindfors, John McIntire, Wendell Corey
21. Happy Land (1943)
9
1
Happy Land
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Ameche, Frances Dee, Ann Rutherford, Harry Carey
22. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
18
1
Inside Daisy Clover
18
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Daisy Clover
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon, Roddy McDowall
23. Our Very Own (1950)
9
1
Our Very Own
9
1

Our Very Own is an American drama film, which tells the story of a young girl, Gail, who discovers that she is adopted, during a heated argument with her sister Joan. She sets off in search of her biological parents and her true identity, with the reluctant support of her adoptive parents. 

As:
Cast
Director:
David Miller
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Wyatt, Ann Dvorak, Donald Cook, Farley Granger
24. Father Was a Fullback (1949)
10
1
Father Was a Fullback
10
1

Father Was a Fullback is a comedy film, which tells the story of a football coach, George Cooper, who struggles to deal with the problems in his family as well as his professional life. .

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Cooper
Director:
John M. Stahl
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Fred MacMurray, Thelma Ritter, Betty Lynn, Maureen O'Hara
25. Kings Go Forth (1958)
10
1
Kings Go Forth
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Monique Blair
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
War, Action, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Leora Dana, Karl Swenson
26. Cash McCall (1960)
11
1
Cash McCall
11
1

Cash McCall is a cunning businessman who makes his profit by purchasing unsuccessful businesses and turning them around. When Austen Plastics becomes available for sale, Cash buys the company to not only run it but win the heart of Lory Austen, his former flame. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lory Austen
Director:
Joseph Pevney
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Garner, E.G. Marshall, Dean Jagger, Nina Foch
27. Chicken Every Sunday (1949)
10
2
Chicken Every Sunday
10
2

After her husband goes bankrupt, Emily starts renting the rooms of her house to people, in order to support her family, but slowly it becomes a hotel. Things turn difficult for her, when the bank decides to send her a notice of foreclosure.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruthie Hefferan
Director:
George Seaton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Young, William Frawley, Celeste Holm, Dan Dailey, Colleen Townsend
29. Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
14
2
Marjorie Morningstar
14
2

Marjorie Morgenstern, a conservative Jewish girl decides to join the acting profession after falling in love with Catskills entertainer Noel Airman. They begin a relationship and he renames her Marjorie Morningstar, even though Airman’s writer, playwright Wally Wronkin is romantically interested in Marjorie and is more suitable for her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Marjorie Morgenstern
Director:
Irving Rapper
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Edd Byrnes, Gene Kelly, Carolyn Jones, Martin Milner, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane
30. One Desire (1955)
10
1
One Desire
10
1

One Desire is a romantic drama film which tells the story of an ex-gambler Clint whose desire is to escape his shady life along with Tacey, a saloon dancer, and settle down elsewhere. They soon decide to move to a mining town in Colorado, along with Clint’s younger brother.

As:
Cast
Role:
Seely Dowder
Director:
Jerry Hopper
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Carl Benton Reid
32. Penelope (1966)
11
2
Penelope
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Penelope
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Falk, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn, Jonathan Winters
33. The Green Promise (1949)
11
1
The Green Promise
11
1

An old farmer, his son and three daughters are leaving behind a failing farm for newer pastures. A county agent, who is attracted to the farmer's eldest daughter, offers to help but the farmer refuses. Much to the children's despair, their father stubbornly sticks to his old ways.

As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Matthews
Director:
William D. Russell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Ted Donaldson, Marguerite Chapman, Robert Paige
34. Dear Brat (1951)
8
1
Dear Brat
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pauline
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lyle Bettger, Edward Arnold, Billy De Wolfe, Mary Philips
35. Just for You (1952)
9
1
Just for You
9
1

Renowned Broadway producer Jordan Blake, a widower and father of two teenaged children, is courting his heroine Carolina. When he finds that his daughter Barbara had an argument with police and son Jerry has a crush on Carolina, he realizes he had been neglecting his children. On Carolina’s suggestion, he spends time with them, trying to help them grow into better adults.

As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Blake
Director:
Elliott Nugent
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
36. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
9
1
The Bride Wore Boots
9
1

Successful author-historian Jeff Warren, who detests horses, is married to Sally Warren, the owner of a horse-farm who has no interest in history. While Sally gets annoyed with literary groupie neighbor Mary-Lou’s open infatuation for Jeff, he cannot stand Sally’s friend Lance. The love in this mismatched couple’s life is restored by a steeplechase horse Albert that Jeff buys as gift for Sally. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Patric Knowles, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn
37. Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)
7
1
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill
Director:
F. Hugh Herbert
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Marilyn Monroe, Walter Brennan, Anne Revere, June Haver
38. A Cry in the Night (1956)
10
4
A Cry in the Night
10
4

Based on a novel All Through the Night, the film tells the story of a psychopath who kidnaps the attractive daughter of a police captain, and attempts to force himself on her.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth
Director:
Frank Tuttle
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Alan Ladd, Richard Anderson, Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy
39. All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)
9
3
All the Fine Young Cannibals
9
3

Salome is pregnant with Chad’s baby; but because he has no job, she is forced to leave town. While heading for the East, she meets Tony and marries him without informing him about Chad or the baby. Meanwhile Ruby, a down-on-her-luck blues singer, takes Chad to New York where he plays trumpet, shortly making a name for himself. Then chance brings them together. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sarah 'Salome' Davis
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, George Hamilton, Pearl Bailey, Susan Kohner
40. Bombers B-52 (1957)
9
1
Bombers B-52
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lois Brennan
Director:
Gordon Douglas
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Karl Malden, Marsha Hunt, Don Kelly
41. The Burning Hills (1956)
9
2
The Burning Hills
9
2

When Trace Jordan finds his brother murdered and several of their horses stolen, he decides to investigate. On discovering that the culprit is none other than cattle baron, Joe Sutton, he injures him in a shootout and flee to Army fort with the baron’s henchmen pursuing him. On the way he meets Maria Colton, a brave half Mexican woman. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maria-Christina Colton
Director:
Stuart Heisler
Genres:
Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Claude Akins, Earl Holliman, Skip Homeier, Tab Hunter, Eduard Franz
42. Willie & Phil (1980)
7
1
Willie & Phil
R
7
1

Willie & Phil is a romantic comedy drama film, which tells the story and the experiences of two friends, a photographer and a teacher, who fall in love with the same woman.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Mazursky
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jerry Hall, Margot Kidder, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Ontkean, Ray Sharkey, Jan Miner
43. Peeper (1975)
8
2
Peeper
PG
8
2

Pepeer is an American mystery comedy film, which tells the story of a father who hires an investigator to find his long-lost daughter. However, unknown to him, she is pursued by two dangerous goons. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Prendergast
Director:
Peter Hyams
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Michael Constantine, Thayer David, Kitty Winn
44. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
9
1
Never a Dull Moment
9
1

Never a Dull Moment is a heist comedy crime film, which revolves around a TV actor, who is mistaken for a notorious hitman. He is forced to continue to pretend to be the hitman to foil the plans of a gangster.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Nan
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray, Andy Devine, William Demarest
45. The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
8
1
The Girl He Left Behind
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Daniels
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Garner, Henry Jones, Jessie Royce Landis, Jim Backus
46. The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
8
1
The Last Married Couple in America
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mari Thompson
Director:
Gilbert Cates
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George Segal, Richard Benjamin, Bob Dishy, Valerie Harper
48. The Rose Bowl Story (1952)
7
1
The Rose Bowl Story
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sally Burke
Director:
William Beaudine
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vera Miles, Richard Rober, Keith Larsen, Marshall Thompson

TV Movie(s)

1. The Memory of Eva Ryker (1980)
7
2
The Memory of Eva Ryker
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Walter Grauman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Mel Ferrer, John Alderson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Ralph Bellamy, William Beckley
2. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976)
9
1
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Moore
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Robert Wagner, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley
3. The Cracker Factory (1979)
13
1
The Cracker Factory
13
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cassie Barrett
Director:
Burt Brinckerhoff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Haskell, Vivian Blaine, Shelley Long, Perry King
4. The Affair (1973)
10
1
The Affair
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Courtney Patterson
Director:
Gilbert Cates
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Pat Harrington Jr., Bruce Davison, Jamie Smith-Jackson

TV Shows and Videos

The Pride of the Family (1953)
The Pride of the Family
As:
Cast
Role:
Ann Morrison
Director:
Bob Finkel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Hartman, Fay Wray, Larry J. Blake, Robert Hyatt
Mayor of the Town (1954)
Mayor of the Town
As:
Cast
Director:
John Rawlins, Marshall Grant
Star Cast:
Thomas Mitchell, Tudor Owen, Kathleen Freeman, Jean Byron
Kings Row (1955)
Kings Row
As:
Cast
Role:
Renee Gyllinson
Director:
Paul Stewart
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
From Here to Eternity (1979)
From Here to Eternity
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Holmes
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kim Basinger, William Devane, Joe Pantoliano, Andy Griffith, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Natalie Wood Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Female 1966
Rebel Without a Cause Most Promising Newcomer - Female 1957
From Here to Eternity Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama 1980