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List of Natalie Wood Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
15
2
Miracle on 34th Street
TV-G
15
2

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:
Edmund Gwenn, Gene Lockhart, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne
2. West Side Story (1961)
18
0
West Side Story
18
0

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:
Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, Russ Tamblyn
3. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
15
2
Rebel Without a Cause
TV-PG
15
2

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, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Sal Mineo
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
4. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
14
3
Splendor in the Grass
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Wilma Dean Loomis
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Pat Hingle, Warren Beatty, Zohra Lampert, Barbara Loden
5. The Searchers (1956)
10
4
The Searchers
TV-G
10
4

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:
Vera Miles, Ward Bond, Jeffrey Hunter, John Wayne
6. The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
6
0
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
6
0
As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
George Sanders, Gene Tierney, Anna Lee, Edna Best
7. Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
11
1
Love with the Proper Stranger
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Angie Rossini
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Anne Hegira
8. Gypsy (1962)
16
1
Gypsy
TV-PG
16
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Louise Hovick
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Karl Malden, Rosalind Russell, Betty Bruce, Paul Wallace
9. The Blue Veil (1951)
6
0
The Blue Veil
6
0

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:
Don Taylor, Agnes Moorehead, Richard Carlson, Joan Blondell
10. The Great Race (1965)
10
0
The Great Race
10
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Maggie Dubois
Director:
Genres:
Action, Family, Adventure, Musical, Comedy, Romance, Sport, Western
Star Cast:
Peter Falk, Jack Lemmon, Keenan Wynn, Tony Curtis
11. This Property Is Condemned (1966)
15
1
This Property Is Condemned
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alva Starr
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson, Mary Badham
12. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
3
1
Tomorrow Is Forever
3
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Richard Long, Lucile Watson, George Brent, Claudette Colbert
13. The Candidate (1972)
5
0
The Candidate
PG
5
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Allen Garfield, Peter Boyle, Don Porter
14. The Star (1952)
4
2
The Star
4
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gretchen
Director:
Stuart Heisler
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden, Warner Anderson, Minor Watson
15. Driftwood (1947)
5
0
Driftwood
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Hollingsworth
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Charlotte Greenwood, Ruth Warrick, Dean Jagger
16. The Moon Is Down (1943)
3
1
The Moon Is Down
3
1

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:
Lee J. Cobb, Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Margaret Wycherly
17. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
9
0
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
R
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Carol Sanders
Director:
Paul Mazursky
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Dyan Cannon, Elliott Gould, Robert Culp, Horst Ebersberg
18. Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
10
0
Sex and the Single Girl
10
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Helen Brown
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, Lauren Bacall, Mel Ferrer
19. No Sad Songs for Me (1950)
3
0
No Sad Songs for Me
3
0

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:
Viveca Lindfors, John McIntire, Wendell Corey, Margaret Sullavan
20. Happy Land (1943)
3
0
Happy Land
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Frances Dee, Don Ameche, Ann Rutherford, Harry Carey
21. The Jackpot (1950)
2
0
The Jackpot
2
0

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:
Barbara Hale, James Stewart, Fred Clark, Alan Mowbray
22. Our Very Own (1950)
2
0
Our Very Own
2
0

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:
Ann Dvorak, Jane Wyatt, Donald Cook, Farley Granger
23. Chicken Every Sunday (1949)
4
0
Chicken Every Sunday
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ruthie Hefferan
Director:
George Seaton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Celeste Holm, Dan Dailey, Alan Young, Colleen Townsend
24. Father Was a Fullback (1949)
3
0
Father Was a Fullback
3
0

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:
Thelma Ritter, Betty Lynn, Fred MacMurray, Maureen O'Hara
25. Kings Go Forth (1958)
2
0
Kings Go Forth
2
0
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)
3
0
Cash McCall
3
0

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. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
7
0
Inside Daisy Clover
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Daisy Clover
Director:
Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Christopher Plummer, Ruth Gordon, Roddy McDowall
28. Brainstorm (1983)
3
1
Brainstorm
PG
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Brace
Director:
Douglas Trumbull
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Christopher Walken, Louise Fletcher, Cliff Robertson, Jordan Christopher
29. The Other Side of the Wind (2018)
2
0
The Other Side of the Wind
R
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Norman Foster, Lilli Palmer, John Huston
30. Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
6
1
Marjorie Morningstar
6
1

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:
Martin Milner, Claire Trevor, Everett Sloane, Gene Kelly
31. One Desire (1955)
3
0
One Desire
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Seely Dowder
Director:
Jerry Hopper
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Julie Adams, Carl Benton Reid, Anne Baxter, Rock Hudson
32. Penelope (1966)
4
1
Penelope
PG
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Penelope
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Falk, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn, Jonathan Winters
33. Dear Brat (1951)
2
0
Dear Brat
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Pauline
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lyle Bettger, Edward Arnold, Billy De Wolfe, Mary Philips
34. The Green Promise (1949)
3
0
The Green Promise
3
0

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
35. Just for You (1952)
2
0
Just for You
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Blake
Director:
Elliott Nugent
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Arthur
36. The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
2
0
The Bride Wore Boots
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Irving Pichel
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Patric Knowles, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn
37. Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)
2
0
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eufraznee 'Bean' McGill
Director:
F. Hugh Herbert
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Anne Revere, Marilyn Monroe, June Haver
38. All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)
3
1
All the Fine Young Cannibals
3
1

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:
George Hamilton, Robert Wagner, Pearl Bailey, Susan Kohner
39. A Cry in the Night (1956)
3
3
A Cry in the Night
3
3

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:
Richard Anderson, Raymond Burr, Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy
40. Bombers B-52 (1957)
2
0
Bombers B-52
2
0
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)
2
0
The Burning Hills
2
0

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:
Earl Holliman, Skip Homeier, Tab Hunter, Eduard Franz
42. Willie & Phil (1980)
2
0
Willie & Phil
R
2
0

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:
Michael Ontkean, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Jan Miner
43. Peeper (1975)
1
1
Peeper
PG
1
1

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 Constantine, Michael Caine, Thayer David, Kitty Winn
44. Never a Dull Moment (1950)
1
0
Never a Dull Moment
1
0

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, Andy Devine, William Demarest, Fred MacMurray
45. The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
3
0
The Last Married Couple in America
R
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Mari Thompson
Director:
Gilbert Cates
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
George Segal, Richard Benjamin, Bob Dishy, Valerie Harper
46. The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
1
0
The Girl He Left Behind
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Daniels
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Garner, Henry Jones, Jessie Royce Landis, Jim Backus
47. Meteor (1979)
2
0
Meteor
PG
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tatiana Donskaya
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Sean Connery, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin Landau
48. The Rose Bowl Story (1952)
2
0
The Rose Bowl Story
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sally Burke
Director:
William Beaudine
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vera Miles, Richard Rober, Keith Larsen, Marshall Thompson
49. The Silver Chalice (1954)
2
0
The Silver Chalice
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Virginia Mayo

TV Movie(s)

50. The Memory of Eva Ryker (1980)
1
1
The Memory of Eva Ryker
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Walter Grauman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Alderson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Ralph Bellamy, William Beckley
51. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1976)
1
0
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Moore
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Laurence Olivier, Maureen Stapleton, Jack Hedley
52. The Cracker Factory (1979)
4
0
The Cracker Factory
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cassie Barrett
Director:
Burt Brinckerhoff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Haskell, Vivian Blaine, Shelley Long, Perry King
53. The Affair (1973)
3
0
The Affair
3
0
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

Studio 57 (1954)
Studio 57
As:
Cast
Director:
Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Jules Bricken, Don Weis
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Joel Aldrich, Charles Bronson, Vincent Price, Natalie Wood
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (1953)
The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse
As:
Cast
Director:
Leslie H. Martinson, Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Paul Landres
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Polly Bergen, Arlene Dahl, Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson
Warner Brothers Presents (1955)
Warner Brothers Presents
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Weis, John Peyser, Paul Stewart
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Garner, Elizabeth Montgomery, Gig Young, Charles McGraw
The Ford Television Theatre (1952)
The Ford Television Theatre
As:
Cast
Director:
James Neilson, Ted Post, Anton Leader, Fred F. Sears, Arnold Laven
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Philip Carey, Laraine Day, Willis Bouchey, Thomas Mitchell
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
Camera Three (1955)
Camera Three
As:
Cast
Director:
Nick Havinga, John J. Desmond, Merrill Brockway, John Musilli, Ivan Cury
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, Roy Scheider, George C. Scott, James Macandrew
Conflict (1956)
Conflict
As:
Cast
Director:
John Rich, Leslie H. Martinson, Walter Doniger, Douglas Heyes, Roy Del Ruth
Star Cast:
James Garner, Will Hutchins, Gig Young, Rex Reason
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, Betty Furness, James Dean, William Shatner, Yul Brynner
Kings Row (1955)
Kings Row
As:
Cast
Role:
Renee Gyllinson
Director:
Paul Stewart
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood
Four Star Playhouse (1952)
Four Star Playhouse
As:
Cast
Director:
William Asher, Richard Kinon, Anton Leader, Frank McDonald, Laslo Benedek
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Don Rickles, David Niven, Ida Lupino, Charles Boyer
Public Defender (1954)
Public Defender
As:
Cast
Director:
Sobey Martin, Budd Boetticher, Paul Guilfoyle, Erle C. Kenton, Harve Foster
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Reed Hadley
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (1956)
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour
As:
Cast
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner, Fielder Cook, George Roy Hill, Paul Bogart, Ira Cirker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alexander Scourby, William Shatner, Larry Gates, Paul Mazursky, Parks Van Dyke
From Here to Eternity (1979)
From Here to Eternity
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Holmes
Director:
Buzz Kulik
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Switch (1975)
Switch
As:
Cast
Director:
E.W. Swackhamer, Leo Penn, Seymour Robbie, Paul Krasny, Ray Danton
Genres:
Action, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Charlie Callas, Eddie Albert, Joan Collins
Hart to Hart (1979)
Hart to Hart
As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Mankiewicz, Earl Bellamy, Harry Winer, Paul Krasny, Ralph Senensky
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Mystery, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Adam West, Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Natalie Wood
General Electric Theater (1953)
General Electric Theater
As:
Cast
Director:
Herschel Daugherty, Don Medford, James Neilson, Jules Bricken, Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Ronald Reagan, Fred Astaire, James Dean, James Stewart
Chevron Theatre (1952)
Chevron Theatre
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Katy Jurado, Raymond Burr, Onslow Stevens

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