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List of Vivien Leigh Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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Gone with the Wind
TV-PG
21
2

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
Role:
Scarlett - Their Daughter
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War, History
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel, Olivia de Havilland, George Reeves, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Evelyn Keyes
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
2. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
14
2
A Streetcar Named Desire
GP
14
2

Based on Tennessee Williams's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, A Streetcar Named Desire focuses on the story of Blanche DuBois, a Southern belle who travels to New Orleans to live with her married sister and her boorish husband in a dilapidated tenement apartment. Here, she tries to start a new life; but very soon her grimy past catches up with her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Blanche DuBois
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best British Actress
3. The Village Squire (1935)
10
2
The Village Squire
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rose Venables
Director:
Reginald Denham
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Horne, Leslie Perrins, Moira Lynd, Margaret Watson
4. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
12
2
Waterloo Bridge
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Myra
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Taylor, Virginia Field, Lucile Watson, Maria Ouspenskaya
5. That Hamilton Woman (1941)
13
2
That Hamilton Woman
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Emma Lady Hamilton
Director:
Alexander Korda
Genres:
History, Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Gladys Cooper, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood
7. Things Are Looking Up (1935)
9
2
Things Are Looking Up
9
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Albert de Courville
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
William Gargan, Cicely Courtneidge, Max Miller, Mary Lawson
8. Look Up and Laugh (1935)
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3
Look Up and Laugh
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Marjorie Belfer
Director:
Basil Dean
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gracie Fields, Douglas Wakefield, Alfred Drayton, Billy Nelson
9. St. Martin's Lane (1938)
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2
St. Martin's Lane
11
2

In this black and white comedy drama, Charles Staggers, a busker in London, comes across a pickpocket Libby. He spots her potential as a dancer and takes her under his wings. Later, he falls in love with her. Libby soon bags an opportunity to work with a famous theatre composer, Harley Prentiss, and thereafter climbs the ladder of success quickly. Meanwhile, Charles is heartbroken.

As:
Cast
Role:
Liberty aka Libby
Director:
Tim Whelan
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rex Harrison, Charles Laughton, Larry Adler, Tyrone Guthrie
10. The Deep Blue Sea (1955)
8
2
The Deep Blue Sea
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hester Collyer
Director:
Anatole Litvak
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Emlyn Williams, Eric Portman, Kenneth More, Moira Lister
11. Gentlemen's Agreement (1935)
8
2
Gentlemen's Agreement
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Stanley
Director:
George Pearson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Horne, Frederick Peisley, Anthony Holles, Vera Bogetti
12. A Yank at Oxford (1938)
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2
A Yank at Oxford
10
2

Brash young American athlete Lee Sheridan wins a scholarship to Cardinal College, Oxford University. But his bragging nature immediately alienates everyone including Paul Beaumont and the Dean. Things get complicated when he falls in love with Paul’s sister Molly and unwittingly ends up being expelled from college. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Elsa Craddock
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Richard Todd, Robert Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Sullivan
13. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
10
2
Storm in a Teacup
10
2

A free-spirited English reporter working for a local newspaper clashes with a powerful politician. Meanwhile, he also starts developing feelings for the latter’s daughter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Victoria Gow
Director:
Victor Saville, Ian Dalrymple
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood, Ursula Jeans
14. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
14
3
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen Stone
Director:
José Quintero
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Jill St. John, Jeremy Spenser, Coral Browne
15. Fire Over England (1937)
10
3
Fire Over England
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Cynthia
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
War, Adventure, Romance, History
Star Cast:
James Mason, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Leslie Banks
16. Anna Karenina (1948)
10
4
Anna Karenina
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Anna Karenina
Director:
Julien Duvivier
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster, Mary Kerridge
17. Dark Journey (1937)
9
2
Dark Journey
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Madeleine Goddard
Director:
Victor Saville
Genres:
War, Romance, Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Conrad Veidt, Anthony Bushell, Ursula Jeans, Joan Gardner
18. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
9
2
Caesar and Cleopatra
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cleopatra
Director:
Gabriel Pascal
Genres:
Comedy, History, Biography, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Roger Moore, Claude Rains, Flora Robson
19. 21 Days (1940)
7
2
21 Days
7
2

Larry Durrant loves Wanda, whose long-missing husband Henry returns to blackmail them and accidently gets killed in a fight with Larry. An innocent man, John Evans, gets arrested for the murder and is to be tried in 3 weeks. Larry and Wanda have 21 days to be together, before Larry turns himself in to save the innocent. So, what happens after 21 days? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Wanda
Director:
Basil Dean
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Francis L. Sullivan, David Horne

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Vivien Leigh Awards

Academy Awards
A Streetcar Named Desire Best Actress in a Leading Role 1952
Gone with the Wind Best Actress in a Leading Role 1940
BAFTA Awards
A Streetcar Named Desire Best British Actress 1953