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List of Olivia de Havilland Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Heiress (1949)
17
4
The Heiress
17
4

Catherine is a young woman who is the heir to the large fortune belonging to her father. Her life takes a turn when she meets a man named Morris, who gives her the love and appreciation that she doesn’t get from her father, and she falls in love with him. Things get complicated when her father learns about their relationship and suspects that Morris is only after her money. Therefore, he tells his daughter that she will be disinherited if she gets married to Morris.

As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine Sloper
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Montgomery Clift, Vanessa Brown
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
2. Gone with the Wind (1939)
16
4
Gone with the Wind
TV-PG
16
4

The beautiful but irritable Scarlett O'Hara attempts to convince Ashley Wilkes that she is a better choice than the cousin he is planning to marry, but instead draws the attention of Rhett Butler. Ravaged by the Civil War and an unrequited love, she engages in one doomed relationship to another to sustain herself while nurturing her pride.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Hattie McDaniel, George Reeves, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes
3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
12
2
The Adventures of Robin Hood
TV-G
12
2

This action film tells the story of Robin Hood, a famous outlaw, who stands up against the oppression of the Norman Lords, and robs from the rich to help the poor. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maid Marian
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Patric Knowles, Basil Rathbone
4. Captain Blood (1935)
13
2
Captain Blood
13
2

Captain Blood is an action adventure film which takes us to late 17th century England. It tells the story of a young Irish doctor who is exiled as a slave to Jamaica. However, he manages to turn his life around, and eventually he becomes a nefarious pirate.

As:
Cast
Role:
Arabella Bishop
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, Ross Alexander, Lionel Atwill
5. The Snake Pit (1948)
16
2
The Snake Pit
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Virginia Stuart Cunningham
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Celeste Holm, Leo Genn, Mark Stevens, Glenn Langan
6. To Each His Own (1946)
13
3
To Each His Own
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bill Goodwin, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver, Phillip Terry
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
7. It's Love I'm After (1937)
13
3
It's Love I'm After
TV-G
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Marcia West
Director:
Archie Mayo
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Leslie Howard, Patric Knowles, Eric Blore
8. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
13
2
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
13
2

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Charlotte, a middle-aged woman who lives alone in her estate. Although the murder of her lover John remained unsolved, she was always the prime suspect. When her cousin arrives to help her challenge the government’s demolition of her home, Charlotte is plagued by bizarre occurrences.

As:
Cast
Role:
Miriam
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
10. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
13
2
Hold Back the Dawn
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Emmy Brown
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Paulette Goddard, Charles Boyer, Walter Abel, Victor Francen
11. The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
12
2
The Strawberry Blonde
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Amy Lind
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
James Cagney, Rita Hayworth, George Reeves, Jack Carson, Alan Hale
12. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)
13
2
They Died with Their Boots On
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Bacon
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Western, Biography, Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Errol Flynn, Hattie McDaniel, Gene Lockhart, Arthur Kennedy
14. Libel (1959)
11
2
Libel
11
2

A World War II veteran, Jeffrey Buckenham, sees Baronet Sir Mark Sebastian Loddon on TV and decides that Loddon is actually an imposter named Frank Wellney. All three were held in a POW camp in Germany. As the matter ends up in court and Loddon’s traumatized memory is tested, the truth finally comes through. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lady Margaret Loddon
Director:
Anthony Asquith
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Dirk Bogarde, Robert Morley, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Paul Massie
15. Dodge City (1939)
11
2
Dodge City
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Abbie Irving
Director:
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Frank McHugh, Bruce Cabot
16. My Cousin Rachel (1952)
13
3
My Cousin Rachel
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rachel Ashley
Director:
Henry Koster
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Richard Burton, George Dolenz, Ronald Squire, Audrey Dalton
17. The Dark Mirror (1946)
12
2
The Dark Mirror
12
2

Dr. Frank is stabbed to death one night in his apartment. Lt. Stevenson, the detective who is assigned to the case, quickly finds that two witnesses had seen Frank's girlfriend Terry at the scene of crime. However, the problem is that Terry has a proper solid alibi. But soon the detective finds out that she has a twin sister.

As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Collins / Ruth Collins
Director:
Robert Siodmak
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Richard Long, Thomas Mitchell, Lew Ayres, Charles Evans
18. Light in the Piazza (1962)
14
2
Light in the Piazza
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Meg Johnson
Director:
Guy Green
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux, Rossano Brazzi, Isabel Dean
19. The Proud Rebel (1958)
13
2
The Proud Rebel
13
2

Upon his return from the war, John Chandler finds his life turned upside down. His wife died in a cannon fire and his son David, who witnessed the event, turned mute due to shock. The father son duo, along with their dog, travel to a town in Illinois in search of good treatment. However, they soon run into trouble when they meet sheep-herder Burleigh brothers.

As:
Cast
Role:
Linnett Moore
Director:
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, John Carradine, Mary Wickes, Harry Dean Stanton, Cecil Kellaway, Dean Jagger
21. Princess O'Rourke (1943)
13
2
Princess O'Rourke
13
2

Princess Maria and her uncle Holman are living in exile during World War II. While flying to California, under the name Mary Williams, she is sedated to overcome her fear of flying. She ends up falling in love with the pilot Eddie O'Rourke but loyalties are tested as Maria’s royal lineage comes into play. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Princess Maria
Director:
Norman Krasna
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jane Wyman, Charles Coburn, Jack Carson, Robert Cummings
22. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
9
3
The Charge of the Light Brigade
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Elsa Campbell
Director:
Genres:
War, Romance, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
David Niven, Errol Flynn, Nigel Bruce, Patric Knowles
23. Lady in a Cage (1964)
10
2
Lady in a Cage
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs. Cornelia Hilyard
Director:
Walter Grauman
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Ann Sothern, Scatman Crothers, James Caan, Jennifer Billingsley, Rafael Campos, William Swan
24. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
8
3
A Midsummer Night's Dream
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Hermia - In Love with Lysander
Director:
William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, James Cagney, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale
25. The Great Garrick (1937)
8
3
The Great Garrick
8
3

This historical comedy film, tells the story of the famous eighteenth-century British actor David Garrick, who travels to France to star in a guest appearance at the French National Theater. However, when French actors hear rumors that the main reason for his trip is to teach them the art of acting, they decide to play a prank on him to teach him a lesson.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Germaine
Director:
James Whale
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lana Turner, Brian Aherne, Edward Everett Horton, Lionel Atwill
26. Hard to Get (1938)
9
2
Hard to Get
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret
Director:
Ray Enright
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Bonita Granville, Allen Jenkins, Dick Powell, Charles Winninger
28. The Male Animal (1942)
9
3
The Male Animal
TV-G
9
3

English teacher Tommy Turner unwittingly gets himself embroiled in a free-speech controversy when he agrees to read Bartolomeo Vanzetti's sentencing statement. He must not only contend with school trustee Ed Keller, his failing marriage but the return of football hero Joe Ferguson, his wife’s former love interest.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Turner
Director:
Elliott Nugent
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Audra Lindley, Henry Fonda, Hattie McDaniel, Jack Carson, Eugene Pallette
29. Four's a Crowd (1938)
11
2
Four's a Crowd
11
2

Realizing that Pat Buckley, owner of the paper, is planning to close it down, reporter Jean Christy suggests that he hire former employee,  Robert Lansford, now in public relation business, to improve the paper’s circulation. Initially unwilling, Robert agrees to take up the assignment only after he learns that Pat is dating Lorri, whose grandfather is a millionaire.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lorri Dillingwell
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rosalind Russell, Errol Flynn, Lana Turner, Patric Knowles, Walter Connolly
30. A Day at Santa Anita (1937)
8
2
A Day at Santa Anita
8
2

Peaches, orphaned daughter of a horse-trainer father, has inherited his race-horse, Wonder Boy, with whom she shares a special bond. So, her presence is required at races for him to win. But those betting on other horses ensure that the child authorities take her custody. However, Mrs. Van Gordon rescues and takes her to race-track in time, inspiring Wonder Boy to win. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Bobby Connolly
Genres:
Short, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Al Jolson, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Sybil Jason, Marcia Ralston, Matthew 'Stymie' Beard, Joseph Crehan
31. Devotion (1946)
7
3
Devotion
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte Brontë
Director:
Curtis Bernhardt
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Paul Henreid, Ida Lupino, Sydney Greenstreet, Nancy Coleman
32. My Love Came Back (1940)
10
2
My Love Came Back
10
2

Amelia Cornell, a brilliant violin-student of Brissac Academy of Music, decides to join jazz group to earn money. Wealthy art-patron and president of academy, Julius Malette, secretly provides a scholarship through his executive, Tony, so she can continue her studies and accompany him to concerts. Complications arise when one evening Julius sends Tony to explain the reason of his absence to Amelia.

As:
Cast
Role:
Amelia Cornell
Director:
Curtis Bernhardt
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Jane Wyman, Jeffrey Lynn, Charles Winninger
33. Anthony Adverse (1936)
9
4
Anthony Adverse
TV-G
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Angela Guessippi
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Fredric March, Anita Louise, Donald Woods, Edmund Gwenn
34. Santa Fe Trail (1940)
9
1
Santa Fe Trail
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
'Kit Carson' Holliday
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure, Biography, History, Western, War
Star Cast:
Errol Flynn, Ronald Reagan, Alan Hale, Raymond Massey
35. Raffles (1939)
9
2
Raffles
9
2

Celebrated cricketer A. J. Raffles is also a master burglar and safecracker. Nicknamed "The Amateur Cracksman", he takes full advantage of the invitations offered by the aristocrats.  Then he falls in love with the sister of an old friend and when he learns about his friend’s gambling debt, he decides to accept another weekend invitation. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gwen
Director:
Genres:
History, Adventure, Drama, Crime, Romance, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Niven, May Whitty, Dudley Digges, Douglas Walton
36. Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)
9
2
Gold Is Where You Find It
9
2

The romance of Jared, a mining engineer, and Serena, the daughter of a prominent farmer, is set against the backdrop of a gold strike in California, where farmers are protesting the mining methods that are destroying their wheat farms in Sacramento Valley.

As:
Cast
Role:
Serena Ferris
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Western, History, Romance
Star Cast:
Margaret Lindsay, Claude Rains, George Brent, John Litel
37. The Irish in Us (1935)
7
1
The Irish in Us
TV-G
7
1

In an Irish family of mother and three sons, Pat and Mike hold respectable jobs as policeman and fireman, while Danny struggles as a boxing promoter. Pat wants Danny to get a steady job and support their mother, so he can leave home to marry girlfriend Lucille. But everything turns topsy-turvy when Lucille meets Danny and discovers that she loves Danny, not Pat.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucille Jackson
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Cagney, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh, Pat O'Brien
38. Wings of the Navy (1939)
8
1
Wings of the Navy
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Irene Dale
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
George Brent, Frank McHugh, John Litel, John Payne
39. The Well-Groomed Bride (1946)
8
2
The Well-Groomed Bride
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margie Dawson
Director:
Sidney Lanfield
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ray Milland, James Gleason, Constance Dowling, Sonny Tufts
40. Alibi Ike (1935)
7
2
Alibi Ike
7
2

Based on an eponymous short story, the film focuses on Frank X. Farrell, an ace baseball player, is nicknamed Alibi Ike because of his habit of making excuses. The problem arises when he falls in love with the manager’s sister-in-law, who walks out on him because of that habit. Now the gamblers are after him, trying to use his misery to their advantage.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dolly Stevens
Director:
Ray Enright
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Joe E. Brown, Roscoe Karns, Ruth Donnelly
41. The Ambassador's Daughter (1956)
10
2
The Ambassador's Daughter
10
2

After being bored of entertaining the wives of the VIPs, Joan Fisk, the daughter of the American ambassador to France, decides to conduct an experiment by herself. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Fisk
Director:
Norman Krasna
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
John Forsythe, Myrna Loy, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan
42. Call It a Day (1937)
7
3
Call It a Day
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Catherine 'Cath' Hilton
Director:
Archie Mayo
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anita Louise, Ian Hunter, Roland Young, Alice Brady
43. Government Girl (1943)
11
1
Government Girl
11
1

Government Girl is a comedy-drama film which tells the story of a secretary of a newly appointment government official, who strives to make him successful, despite his shortcomings.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth 'Smokey' Allard
Director:
Dudley Nichols
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Agnes Moorehead, James Dunn, Anne Shirley, Sonny Tufts, Jess Barker
44. Airport '77 (1977)
8
1
Airport '77
PG
8
1

A group of art thieves hijack a Boeing 747 carrying a collection of priceless works of art. Due to circumstances, however, the plane hits an oil rig, after which it crashes into the sea, which leads the passengers and crew to fight for their survival.

As:
Cast
Role:
Emily Livingston
Director:
Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
45. Pope Joan (1972)
8
2
Pope Joan
PG
8
2

Pope Joan tells the story of a Midwestern evangelist who thinks that she is a reincarnation of a Pope in the ninth-century. She explains why she feels this way to her psychiatrist.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Franco Nero, Trevor Howard, Maximilian Schell, Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Kemp, Natasa Nicolescu
46. That Lady (1955)
7
2
That Lady
7
2

This historical adventure romantic drama film revolves around the life of widowed Princess Ana de Mendoza who becomes the object of rivalry between three men. They include her cousin Don Inigo, King Phillip II of Spain, and lastly, Antonio Perez, his secretary of state.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ana de Mendoza
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Gilbert Roland, Paul Scofield, Françoise Rosay
47. The Fifth Musketeer (1979)
7
2
The Fifth Musketeer
PG
7
2

The story is based on the last section of The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, the third and final novel of the d'Artagnan series written by Alexandre Dumas. The film focuses on the palace intrigues in seventeenth century France and how a somewhat aged d'Artagnan helps the king to vanquish his enemies. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Annakin
Genres:
Action, Romance, Adventure
48. The Adventurers (1970)
6
2
The Adventurers
PG
6
2

Affluent playboy Dax Xenos, son of a revolutionary from Corteguay, South America, is raised in Italy where his father served as ambassador after helping rebel leader Rojo become Corteguay’s president. Years after his father’s death, Dax learns the truth behind his death and leads a revolution against Rojo, now a despotic dictator. Dax plans to launch democracy in his country. Can he? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lewis Gilbert
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Lois Maxwell, Charles Aznavour, Candice Bergen, Alan Badel

TV Movie(s)

1. The Screaming Woman (1972)
11
2
The Screaming Woman
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Laura Wynant
Director:
Jack Smight
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Joseph Cotten, Ed Nelson, Walter Pidgeon, Laraine Stephens
2. The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana (1982)
8
3
The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
The Queen Mother Queen Elizabeth
Director:
Peter Levin
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Elisabeth Shue, Stewart Granger, Ray Milland, Dana Wynter, Catherine Oxenberg
3. Murder Is Easy (1982)
8
1
Murder Is Easy
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Honoria Waynflete
Director:
Claude Whatham
Genres:
Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jonathan Pryce, Helen Hayes, Bill Bixby, Lesley-Anne Down
4. Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (1986)
10
2
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dowager Empress Maria
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Biography
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
5. The Woman He Loved (1988)
8
2
The Woman He Loved
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Aunt Bessie Merryman
Director:
Charles Jarrott
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Seymour, Tom Wilkinson, Anthony Andrews, Lucy Gutteridge

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Olivia de Havilland Awards

Academy Awards
The Heiress Best Actress in a Leading Role 1950
To Each His Own Best Actress in a Leading Role 1947
Golden Globe Awards
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1987
The Heiress Best Actress 1950