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List of William Wyler Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Heiress (1949)
14
2
The Heiress
14
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Olivia de Havilland, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins, Montgomery Clift, Vanessa Brown
2. The Little Foxes (1941)
14
2
The Little Foxes
14
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Teresa Wright, Richard Carlson, Dan Duryea
3. Ben-Hur (1959)
13
2
Ben-Hur
TV-PG
13
2

A Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by his Roman friend. However, he eventually manages to regain his freedom, and decides to come back to take his revenge.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
History, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, Hugh Griffith, Haya Harareet
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Film from any Source
4. Roman Holiday (1953)
13
2
Roman Holiday
13
2

A royal princess Ann, irritated by her regulated lifestyle and duties, escapes from her embassy while in Rome and ends up sleeping at a public bench. She is found by Joe Bradley, an American newspaper reporter who takes her to his apartment for safety. The next morning, when he finds out her real identity, he promises his editor an exclusive and takes Ann on a sightseeing tour.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power, Harcourt Williams
5. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
13
2
The Best Years of Our Lives
13
2

The Best Years of Our Lives is an Oscar-winning American drama film which tells the story of three World War II veterans, who return home to a small town in America, only to find that they and their families have been changed irreparably. 

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War
Star Cast:
Fredric March, Blake Edwards, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Film from any Source 1947
6. Dodsworth (1936)
13
3
Dodsworth
TV-PG
13
3
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
David Niven, Walter Huston, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor, Ruth Chatterton
7. The Big Country (1958)
13
2
The Big Country
13
2

The Big Country is a Western drama film which revolves around James McKay, who visits the American West to be with Patricia, his fiancée. However, he finds himself caught up in the middle of two warring families.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Romance, Western
9. The Good Fairy (1935)
12
2
The Good Fairy
12
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan, Reginald Owen, Herbert Marshall, Eric Blore
10. The Letter (1940)
12
2
The Letter
12
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort, Gale Sondergaard
11. Wuthering Heights (1939)
12
3
Wuthering Heights
12
3

Based on a novel of the same name, this romantic drama film is about Heathcliff, an orphaned boy who is found on the streets by Mr Earnshaw.  He brings him home to live with his own children Cathy and Hindley. Over the years, Cathy and Heathcliff develop feelings for one another, although Hindley despises Heathcliff. However, their neighbor Edgar also falls for Cathy, and proposes to her. Heathcliff decides to disappear from her life forever.

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon, David Niven, Donald Crisp, Flora Robson
12. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
13
2
Mrs. Miniver
TV-G
13
2

Mrs. Miniver is a war drama film which revolves around a middle-class British family, as they try to survive during the beginning of the Second World War.  

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Greer Garson, May Whitty, Walter Pidgeon, Reginald Owen, Teresa Wright
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director
13. Jezebel (1938)
13
2
Jezebel
13
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Bette Davis, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Crisp
14. Counsellor-at-Law (1933)
11
2
Counsellor-at-Law
11
2

Devastated by learning about his wife’s extramarital affair, George, a successful barrister, is about to leap from the window of his office in the Empire State Building. However, Regina, his secretary, who is in love with him, comes to rescue him.

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Barrymore, Bebe Daniels, Doris Kenyon, Melvyn Douglas, Isabel Jewell
15. How to Steal a Million (1966)
11
2
How to Steal a Million
11
2

Charles Bonnet is a successful art forger, but he finds himself in trouble when one of his works end up in a famous museum in Paris. He is worried because if experts are able to determine that it is inauthentic, his reputation will be tarnished. However, his daughter teams up with a burglar to steal the sculpture before it is too late.  

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Romance
16. Funny Girl (1968)
12
2
Funny Girl
G
12
2

Considered as one of the best musical films ever made, Funny Girl revolves around the life of comedienne Fannie Brice. It depicts how she struggled in her early days,  and managed to reach the height of her career.

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Biography, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Kay Medford, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis
17. The Collector (1965)
12
2
The Collector
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Kenneth More, Mona Washbourne, Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Maurice Dallimore
18. The Desperate Hours (1955)
11
2
The Desperate Hours
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Martha Scott, Dewey Martin, Arthur Kennedy
19. Detective Story (1951)
11
2
Detective Story
TV-PG
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Romance, Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Eleanor Parker, Kirk Douglas, William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell, George Macready
20. These Three (1936)
12
2
These Three
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea, Miriam Hopkins, Catherine Doucet
21. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
11
2
Friendly Persuasion
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
War, Romance, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Middleton, Richard Eyer
22. The Westerner (1940)
11
2
The Westerner
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker, Doris Davenport, Fred Stone
23. Dead End (1937)
12
2
Dead End
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Joel McCrea, Sylvia Sidney, Wendy Barrie
24. Carrie (1952)
11
2
Carrie
11
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Laurence Olivier, Miriam Hopkins, Basil Ruysdael, Jennifer Jones
25. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)
10
2
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
10
2

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress is a documentary war film which revolves around the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 heavy bomber in the US 8th Air Force.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
War, History, Documentary
Star Cast:
Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson, Charles B. Leighton
26. The Fighting Lady (1944)
10
2
The Fighting Lady
10
2

The Fighting Lady is a war documentary film which revolves around the life of several seamen who are on board an aircraft carrier, which was disguised by the name ‘The Fighting Lady’.  

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler, Edward Steichen
Genres:
War, History, Documentary
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Robert Taylor, Joseph J. Clark, Dixie Kiefer, G.E. Lowe
27. Tom Brown of Culver (1932)
10
2
Tom Brown of Culver
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Ladd, H.B. Warner, Slim Summerville, Ben Alexander, Richard Cromwell
28. Hell's Heroes (1929)
10
2
Hell's Heroes
10
2

Hell’s Heroes is a Western drama film which tells the story of three bank robbers on the run who come across a woman who is about to give birth in a wagon. Before dying due to childbirth complications, she names the three bandits as the godfathers for her newborn.

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
John Huston, Raymond Hatton, Fritzi Ridgeway, Fred Kohler, Charles Bickford
29. A House Divided (1931)
10
2
A House Divided
10
2

A House Divided is a drama film which revolves around a widowed fisherman who falls for a woman, who is young enough to be his daughter. They soon get married. However, things get quite complicated when she falls in love with his son.  

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Huston, Walter Brennan, Lloyd Ingraham, Mary Foy, Helen Chandler, Douglass Montgomery
30. The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
10
2
The Liberation of L.B. Jones
R
10
2

LB Jones is a rich African-American funeral director who learns that his wife is having an affair with Joe Worth, a police officer who is also the father of Emma’s unborn child. However, his lawyer decides to take matters into his own hands as he doesn’t want this affair dragged into a court of law.

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Lola Falana, Lee Majors, Lee J. Cobb, Roscoe Lee Browne, Anthony Zerbe
31. Come and Get It (1936)
10
2
Come and Get It
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson, William Wyler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frances Farmer, Walter Brennan, Mady Christians, Joel McCrea, Edward Arnold
32. Thunderbolt (1947)
10
2
Thunderbolt
10
2

Thunderbolt is a war historical documentary film  which depicts the struggles of the American Air Force during the Second World War in a certain Operation Strangle.

As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler, John Sturges
Genres:
War, History, Documentary, Short
Star Cast:
Lloyd Bridges, James Stewart, Robert Lowery, Eugene Kern
33. The Gay Deception (1935)
10
2
The Gay Deception
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Francis Lederer, Alan Mowbray, Benita Hume, Frances Dee, Lennox Pawle
34. Barbary Coast (1935)
10
2
Barbary Coast
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler, Howard Hawks
Genres:
Romance, Western, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Walter Brennan, David Niven, Miriam Hopkins, Brian Donlevy
35. The Cowboy and the Lady (1938)
10
2
The Cowboy and the Lady
10
2

Mary Smith, the bored daughter of presidential hopeful Horace Smith, is living a scandal-free life. She falls in love with cowboy Stretch Willoughby who hates high society. Mary pretends to be a maid hiding her true identity and the two get married. Life gets complicated as both of her lives catch up with one another. 

As:
Director
Director:
Stuart Heisler, William Wyler, H.C. Potter
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Merle Oberon, Patsy Kelly, Fuzzy Knight
36. The Love Trap (1929)
10
2
The Love Trap
10
2

The Love Trap is a comedy film which revolves around a cab driver, who finds himself falling for a woman who lost her job and apartment, despite the fact that his uncle doesn’t approve of her.

As:
Producer, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Norman Trevor, Robert Ellis, Neil Hamilton, Laura La Plante, Jocelyn Lee
37. The Shakedown (1929)
9
2
The Shakedown
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
John Huston, Wheeler Oakman, Barbara Kent, James Murray
38. Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (1928)
9
2
Anybody Here Seen Kelly?
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kate Price, Tom Moore, Bruce Gordon, Bessie Love, Addie McPhail
39. 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:
Director
Director:
William Wyler, Sam Wood
Genres:
History, Adventure, Drama, Crime, Romance, Comedy, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, May Whitty, Dudley Digges, Douglas Walton
40. The Border Cavalier (1927)
9
2
The Border Cavalier
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
C.E. Anderson, Joyce Compton, Fred Humes, Evelyn Pierce, William Barrymore
41. Glamour (1934)
9
2
Glamour
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Lukas, Joseph Cawthorn, Doris Lloyd, Constance Cummings, Phillip Reed
42. Her First Mate (1933)
9
2
Her First Mate
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Warren Hymer, Una Merkel,
43. The Stolen Ranch (1926)
9
2
The Stolen Ranch
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Janet Gaynor, William Bailey, Louise Lorraine, Fred Humes, Ralph McCullough
44. Lazy Lightning (1926)
8
2
Lazy Lightning
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Janet Gaynor, Arthur Morrison, Fay Wray, Robert Gordon, Art Acord
45. The Lone Star (1927)
8
2
The Lone Star
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Short, Western
Star Cast:
Fred Gilman, Barbara Worth
46. The Storm (1930)
8
2
The Storm
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
John Huston, Lupe Velez, Ernie Adams, William 'Stage' Boyd, Paul Cavanagh, Alphonse Ethier
47. Thunder Riders (1928)
8
2
Thunder Riders
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Action, Western, Adventure
Star Cast:
Leo White, William Steele, William Dyer, Ted Wells, Charlotte Stevens
48. Blazing Days (1927)
7
1
Blazing Days
7
1
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Eva Thatcher, Ena Gregory, Bruce Gordon, Fred Humes, Churchill Ross
49. The Ore Raiders (1927)
9
2
The Ore Raiders
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Short, Western
Star Cast:
J.P. Lockney, Fred Gilman, Bud Osborne, Barbara Starr
50. Private Jones (1933)
7
1
Private Jones
7
1
As:
Director
Director:
Russell Mack, William Wyler
Genres:
War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gloria Stuart, Emma Dunn, Donald Cook, Shirley Grey, Lee Tracy
51. Straight Shootin' (1927)
6
1
Straight Shootin'
6
1
As:
Director
Director:
William Wyler
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Buck Connors, Joseph Bennett, Ted Wells, Garry O'Dell, Lillian Gilmore

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William Wyler Awards

Academy Awards
Ben-Hur Best Director 1960
The Best Years of Our Lives Best Director 1947
Mrs. Miniver Best Director 1943
Golden Globe Awards
Ben-Hur Best Director 1960
BAFTA Awards
Ben-Hur Best Film from any Source 1960
The Best Years of Our Lives Best Film from any Source 1947 1949