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List of Norma Shearer Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Restless Sex (1920)
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The Restless Sex
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Cast
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard, Leon D'Usseau
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carlyle Blackwell, Charles Lane, Ralph Kellard, Marion Davies
2. The Women (1939)
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The Women
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Cast
Role:
Mrs. Stephen Haines - Mary
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Mary Boland, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard
3. Way Down East (1920)
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Way Down East
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Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lillian Gish, Lowell Sherman, Richard Barthelmess, Mrs. David Landau, Burr McIntosh
4. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
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He Who Gets Slapped
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Cast
Role:
Consuelo
Director:
Victor Sjöström
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
John Gilbert, Ford Sterling, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney
5. The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927)
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The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg
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Cast
Role:
Kathi
Director:
Ernst Lubitsch, John M. Stahl
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jean Hersholt, Gustav von Seyffertitz, Ramon Novarro, Philippe De Lacy
6. The Tower of Lies (1925)
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The Tower of Lies
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Cast
Role:
Glory or Goldie
Director:
Victor Sjöström
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claire McDowell, Lon Chaney, Ian Keith, William Haines
7. Marie Antoinette (1938)
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Marie Antoinette
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Cast
Role:
Marie Antoinette
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke, Julien Duvivier
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
John Barrymore, Joseph Schildkraut, Anita Louise, Tyrone Power
8. The Trial of Mary Dugan (1929)
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The Trial of Mary Dugan
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Cast
Role:
Mary Elizabeth Dugan
Director:
Bayard Veiller
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
H.B. Warner, Lilyan Tashman, Lewis Stone, Raymond Hackett
9. Escape (1940)
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Escape
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Cast
Role:
Countess von Treck
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alla Nazimova, Conrad Veidt, Robert Taylor, Felix Bressart
10. After Midnight (1927)
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After Midnight
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Cast
Role:
Mary Miller
Director:
Monta Bell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lawrence Gray, Gwen Lee, Eddie Sturgis, Philip Sleeman
11. Smilin' Through (1932)
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Smilin' Through
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The plot of the movie, adapted from the 1919 play by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin, concerns John Carteret who looses his fiancé, Moonyeen Clare on the wedding day. Years later, he is given the custody of a five year old Kathleen, Moonyeen‘s niece. A grown up Kathleen is the mirror image of her aunt and John adores her. However, he is aghast when she falls for the son of the man who killed Moonyeen.

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Cast
Role:
Kathleen (credited) / Moonyeen (uncredited)
Director:
Sidney Franklin
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Leslie Howard, Ralph Forbes, O.P. Heggie, Fredric March
12. A Lady of Chance (1928)
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A Lady of Chance
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Cast
Role:
Dolly Morgan aka Angel Face
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugenie Besserer, Lowell Sherman, Gwen Lee, Johnny Mack Brown
13. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
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The Barretts of Wimpole Street
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Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Barrett
Director:
Sidney Franklin
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Fredric March, Katharine Alexander, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton
14. The Divorcee (1930)
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The Divorcee
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Cast
Role:
Jerry
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Conrad Nagel, Chester Morris, Robert Montgomery, Florence Eldridge
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
15. Private Lives (1931)
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Private Lives
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Cast
Role:
Amanda Prynne
Director:
Sidney Franklin
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jean Hersholt, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, Una Merkel
16. The Devil's Circus (1926)
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The Devil's Circus
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Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Benjamin Christensen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claire McDowell, Carmel Myers, Charles Emmett Mack, John Miljan, Norma Shearer
17. Upstage (1926)
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Upstage
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Cast
Role:
Dolly Haven
Director:
Monta Bell
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Dorothy Phillips, Gwen Lee, Tenen Holtz, Oscar Shaw
18. A Free Soul (1931)
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A Free Soul
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Cast
Role:
Jan Ashe
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason
19. Romeo and Juliet (1936)
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Romeo and Juliet
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Cast
Role:
Juliet - Daughter to Capulet
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
John Barrymore, Leslie Howard, Edna May Oliver, Basil Rathbone
20. The Christmas Party (1931)
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The Christmas Party
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The Christmas Party is a short drama film, which tells the story of Jackie, who is willing to throw a Christmas party for his friends on his football team. However, he is unsure how to begin working on it, and therefore, has to take help.

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Cast
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Short, Family
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Marion Davies
21. The Flapper (1920)
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The Flapper
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Cast
Director:
Alan Crosland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Warren Cook, William P. Carleton, Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman Jr.
22. Idiot's Delight (1939)
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Idiot's Delight
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Cast
Role:
Irene
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Edward Arnold, Charles Coburn, Joseph Schildkraut
23. Riptide (1934)
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Riptide
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Lord Phillip Rexford and Mary is a happily married couple of London. When Rexford goes to America for business, Mary visits a relative in Riviera and encounters her ex-beau Tommie Treal, who pursues her into a situation that creates scandal. Rexford, refusing to believe Mary, grows distant and decides to divorce her. But the distrust may lead to problems in their lives. 

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Cast
Role:
Mary
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Herbert Marshall, Robert Montgomery, Walter Brennan
24. Let Us Be Gay (1930)
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Let Us Be Gay
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Cast
Role:
Kitty Brown
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Marie Dressler, Rod La Rocque, Hedda Hopper, Gilbert Emery
25. Lady of the Night (1925)
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Lady of the Night
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This is a silent romantic drama film focusing on a convict’s daughter, who earns her living as a taxi dancer. Saved from an unwanted advance by a friend of her boyfriend, she falls for him.  Also in love with him is the daughter of the judge who sent her father to prison 18 years ago. 

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Cast
Role:
Molly Helmer / Florence Banning
Director:
Monta Bell
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, George K. Arthur, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller
26. We Were Dancing (1942)
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We Were Dancing
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Cast
Role:
Victoria Anastasia 'Vicki' Wilomirska
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Melvyn Douglas, Gail Patrick, Lee Bowman, Marjorie Main
27. Strangers May Kiss (1931)
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Strangers May Kiss
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An adaptation of Ursula Parrott’s synonymous book, the film tells the story of Lisbeth, who believes that freedom is an essential part of love and marriage. Despite having a loyal fiancée in Steve, she enters into a steamy relationship with Alan, a journalist. But when she hears that he is married and is going abroad, she begins to react differently. 

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Cast
Role:
Lisbeth
Director:
George Fitzmaurice
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Irene Rich, Neil Hamilton, Robert Montgomery, Ray Milland
28. A Clouded Name (1923)
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A Clouded Name
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Cast
Role:
Marjorie Dare
Director:
Austin O. Huhn
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Neill, Gladden James, Charles Miller, Yvonne Logan
29. Her Cardboard Lover (1942)
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Her Cardboard Lover
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The Cardboard Lover is a romantic comedy film, revolving around a wealthy woman, who wants to stop her ex-boyfriend from pursuing her. Therefore, she hires a young songwriter who is in need of money, to pretend to be her new lover. However, problem arises when the man actually falls in love with her. 

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Cast
Role:
Consuelo Croyden
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Patterson, Frank McHugh, Robert Taylor, George Sanders
30. The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929)
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The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
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Cast
Role:
Fay Cheyney
Director:
Sidney Franklin
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hedda Hopper, George Barraud, Basil Rathbone, Herbert Bunston
31. Lucretia Lombard (1923)
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Lucretia Lombard
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Cast
Role:
Mimi Winship (as Norma Sherer)
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marc McDermott, Alec B. Francis, Monte Blue, Irene Rich, Norma Shearer
32. Strange Interlude (1932)
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Strange Interlude
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After finding out that there is an insanity running in her husband’s family, Nina Leeds decides to have a love child with a doctor, and lets her husband believes the child is his.  

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Cast
Role:
Nina Leeds
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Alexander Kirkland, Ralph Morgan, Robert Young
33. Their Own Desire (1929)
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Their Own Desire
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Cast
Role:
Lally
Director:
E. Mason Hopper
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Belle Bennett, Lewis Stone, Helene Millard, Robert Montgomery
34. The Actress (1928)
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The Actress
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Cast
Role:
Rose Trelawny
Director:
Sidney Franklin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Owen Moore, Lee Moran, Roy D'Arcy, Gwen Lee
35. The Wolf Man (1924)
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The Wolf Man
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Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Gordon
Director:
Edmund Mortimer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Gilbert, Eugene Pallette, George Barraud, Alma Francis
36. The Stolen Jools (1931)
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The Stolen Jools
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This 1931 short film revolves around the stolen pearls of Norma Shearer. After the theft, a detective is sent to interrogate the party guests, most of which are famous Hollywood stars. 

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Cast
Director:
William C. McGann, John G. Adolfi, Thomas Atkins, Harold S. Bucquet, Victor Heerman
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, Jack Hill, J. Farrell MacDonald, Edward G. Robinson
37. Empty Hands (1924)
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Empty Hands
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Cast
Role:
Claire Endicott
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Holt, Charles Clary, Gertrude Olmstead, Hazel Keener
38. The Star Boarder (1919)
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The Star Boarder
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Cast
Director:
Larry Semon
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
William Hauber, Larry Semon, Frank Alexander, Lucille Carlisle
39. Pretty Ladies (1925)
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Pretty Ladies
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Cast
Director:
Monta Bell
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Carole Lombard, Lilyan Tashman, Zasu Pitts
40. A Slave of Fashion (1925)
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A Slave of Fashion
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Cast
Role:
Katherine Emerson
Director:
Hobart Henley
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Lew Cody, William Haines, Mary Carr
41. Waking Up the Town (1925)
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Waking Up the Town
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Cast
Role:
Mary Ellen Hope
Director:
James Cruze
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Claire McDowell, Herbert Prior, Jack Pickford, Alec B. Francis, Norma Shearer
42. The Waning Sex (1926)
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The Waning Sex
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Cast
Role:
Nina Duane
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Conrad Nagel, George K. Arthur, Mary McAllister, Charles McHugh
43. His Secretary (1925)
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His Secretary
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Cast
Role:
Ruth Lawrence
Director:
Hobart Henley
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Willard Louis, Lew Cody, Gwen Lee, Karl Dane
44. Anniversary (1963)
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Anniversary
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Cast
Role:
(archiveFootage)
Director:
William Weintraub
Star Cast:
Mary Pickford, Marie Dressler, Walter Pidgeon, Walter Huston

Norma Shearer Awards

Academy Awards
The Divorcee Best Actress in a Leading Role 1930