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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
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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.

Role:
Scarlett - Their Daughter
Starring:
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)
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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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. 

Role:
Blanche DuBois
Starring:
Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden, Rudy Bond
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best British Actress
3. Waterloo Bridge (1940)
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Waterloo Bridge
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Role:
Myra
Starring:
Robert Taylor, Virginia Field, Lucile Watson, Maria Ouspenskaya
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
4. That Hamilton Woman (1941)
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That Hamilton Woman
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Role:
Emma Lady Hamilton
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Gladys Cooper, Alan Mowbray, Sara Allgood
Directed By:
Alexander Korda
5. St. Martin's Lane (1938)
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St. Martin's Lane
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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.

Role:
Liberty aka Libby
Starring:
Charles Laughton, Rex Harrison, Larry Adler, Tyrone Guthrie
Directed By:
Tim Whelan
6. Ship of Fools (1965)
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Ship of Fools
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Ship of Fools is a drama film which revolves around a group of passengers on a ship bound for Germany prior to the World War II.

Role:
Mary Treadwell
Starring:
Lee Marvin, Werner Klemperer, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Oskar Werner
Directed By:
Stanley Kramer
7. The Village Squire (1935)
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The Village Squire
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Role:
Rose Venables
Starring:
David Horne, Leslie Perrins, Moira Lynd, Margaret Watson
Directed By:
Reginald Denham
8. A Yank at Oxford (1938)
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A Yank at Oxford
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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. 

Role:
Elsa Craddock
Starring:
Richard Todd, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Sullivan
Directed By:
Jack Conway
9. The Deep Blue Sea (1955)
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The Deep Blue Sea
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Role:
Hester Collyer
Starring:
Emlyn Williams, Eric Portman, Kenneth More, Moira Lister
Directed By:
Anatole Litvak
10. Anna Karenina (1948)
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Anna Karenina
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Role:
Anna Karenina
Starring:
Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster, Mary Kerridge
Directed By:
Julien Duvivier
11. Storm in a Teacup (1937)
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Storm in a Teacup
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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.

Role:
Victoria Gow
Starring:
Rex Harrison, Cecil Parker, Sara Allgood, Ursula Jeans
Directed By:
Victor Saville, Ian Dalrymple
12. Gentlemen's Agreement (1935)
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Gentlemen's Agreement
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Role:
Phil Stanley
Starring:
David Horne, Frederick Peisley, Anthony Holles, Vera Bogetti
Directed By:
George Pearson
13. Fire Over England (1937)
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Fire Over England
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During Queen Elizabeth I’s tenure, when navy officer Richard Ingolby is killed in Spanish war, his son Michael offers to infiltrate Spanish court disguised as one of the conspirators. He then finds their plan to send an armada to destroy the British navy. The ageing Elizabeth is taken in by Michael’s valor but is jealous of pretty lady-in-waiting, Cynthia, who has won Michael’s love.

Role:
Cynthia
Starring:
James Mason, Laurence Olivier, Raymond Massey, Leslie Banks
Directed By:
William K. Howard
14. The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone
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Role:
Karen Stone
Starring:
Warren Beatty, Lotte Lenya, Cleo Laine, Jill St. John, Jeremy Spenser, Coral Browne
Directed By:
José Quintero
15. Look Up and Laugh (1935)
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Look Up and Laugh
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Role:
Marjorie Belfer
Starring:
Gracie Fields, Douglas Wakefield, Alfred Drayton, Billy Nelson
Directed By:
Basil Dean
16. Dark Journey (1937)
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Dark Journey
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Dark Journey is a spy thriller film which takes us to the time of the First World War, and revolves around a Swedish store clerk named Madeleine. Her life takes a turn when she meets Karl Von Marwitz, a German soldier, and falls in love with him. Although Karl is a high-ranking official in the German army, he presents himself as a soldier of lower rank. He is unaware of the fact that Madeleine is actually a spy working for the Allied Forces.    

Role:
Madeleine Goddard
Starring:
Conrad Veidt, Anthony Bushell, Ursula Jeans, Joan Gardner
Directed By:
Victor Saville
17. Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
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Caesar and Cleopatra
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Role:
Cleopatra
Starring:
Stewart Granger, Roger Moore, Jean Simmons, Claude Rains, Flora Robson
Directed By:
Gabriel Pascal
18. 21 Days (1940)
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21 Days
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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? 

Role:
Wanda
Starring:
Laurence Olivier, Leslie Banks, Francis L. Sullivan, David Horne
Directed By:
Basil Dean

Special Appearance/Cameo

Things Are Looking Up (1935)
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Things Are Looking Up
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Cicely is a circus lady while her twin sister Bertha is a strict schoolteacher at a boarding school for girls. When one day Bertha elopes with a wrestler, Cicely takes her sister's job temporarily in order to prevent her from losing her job. The students are surprised by Cicely’s bubbly personality, unaware that it is not their teacher. Things get comical as Cicely doesn’t have much knowledge regarding the subjects she is supposed to teach.     

Role:
Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Starring:
William Gargan, Cicely Courtneidge, Max Miller, Mary Lawson
Directed By:
Albert de Courville

TV Shows

ITV Play of the Week
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ITV Play of the Week
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Starring:
John Hurt, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Richard Harris, Benny Hill, Ian McShane, Corin Redgrave
Directed By:

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