Best Cary Grant movies

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Best Cary Grant movies
We present our ranking of the best Cary Grant movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Cary Grant.

TOP 25:
My Favorite Wife
My Favorite Wife
Character: Nick Arden
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1940
Seven years after a shipwreck in which she was presumed dead, Ellen Arden arrives home to find that her husband Nick has just remarried. The overjoyed Nick struggles to break the news to his new bride. But he gets a shock when he hears the whole story: Ellen spent those seven years alone on a desert island with another man.

TOP 24:
Operation Petticoat
Operation Petticoat
Character: Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Release: 1959
A World War II submarine commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit sub, a con-man executive officer, and a group of army nurses.


TOP 23:
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Character: Jim Blandings
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1948
An advertising executive dreams of getting out of the city and building a perfect home in the country, only to find the transition fraught with problems.

TOP 22:
The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife
Character: Dudley
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Release: 1947
An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

TOP 21:
People Will Talk
People Will Talk
Character: Dr. Noah Praetorius
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1951
Successful and well-liked, Dr. Noah Praetorius becomes the victim of a witchhunt at the hands of Professor Elwell, who disdains Praetorius's unorthodox medical views and also questions his relationship with the mysterious, ever-present Mr. Shunderson.


TOP 20:
I Was a Male War Bride
I Was a Male War Bride
Character: Capt. Henri Rochard
Genre: Comedy, Romance, War
Release: 1949
Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow.

TOP 19:
In Name Only
In Name Only
Character: Alec Walker
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1939
A wealthy man falls for a widow but is locked into a loveless marriage with a woman who has contrived to convince his parents she is the ideal wife.

TOP 18:
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Character: Richard Nugent
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1947
Teenager Susan Turner, with a severe crush on playboy artist Richard Nugent, sneaks into his apartment to model for him and is found there by her sister Judge Margaret Turner. Threatened with jail, Nugent agrees to date Susan until the crush abates.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Don Beddoe movies?


TOP 17:
Blonde Venus
Blonde Venus
Character: Nick Townsend
Genre: Drama
Release: 1932
American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However, he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance at being cured. Wife Helen returns to night club work to attempt to raise the money and becomes popular as the Blonde Venus. In an effort to get enough money sooner, she prostitutes herself to millionaire Nick Townsend.

TOP 16:
Destination Tokyo
Destination Tokyo
Character: Captain Cassidy
Genre: Action, Adventure, War, Drama
Release: 1943
During World War II, Captain Cassidy and his crew of submariners are ordered into Tokyo Bay on a secret mission. They are to gather information in advance of the planned bombing of Tokyo. Along the way, the crew learn about each other as they face the enemy and some of them lose their lives.

TOP 15:

The Talk of the Town

The Talk of the Town
Character: Leopold Dilg - Joseph
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1942
When the Holmes Woolen Mill burns down, political activist Leopold Dilg is jailed for arson (and murder; one man was lost). Escaping, Leopold hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart Nora Shelley ...which she has just rented to unsuspecting law professor Michael Lightcap.


TOP 14:

Holiday

Holiday
Character: Johnny Case
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1938
Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Corden movies?

TOP 13:

Suspicion

Suspicion
Character: John D. 'Johnnie' Aysgarth
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1941
Wealthy, sheltered Lina McLaidlaw is swept off her feet by charming ne'er-do-well Johnnie Aysgarth. Though warned that Johnnie is little more than a fortune hunter, Lina marries him anyway and remains loyal to her irresponsible husband as he plows his way from one disreputable business scheme to another. Gradually Lina comes to the conclusion that Johnnie intends to kill her in order to collect her inheritance. The suspicion seems confirmed when Johnnie's business partner dies under mysterious circumstances.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tom Sizemore movies?

TOP 12:

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth
Character: Jerry Warriner
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1937
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

TOP 11:

An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember
Character: Nickie Ferrante
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1957
Nickie Ferrante's return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her way home to her longtime boyfriend. She sees him as just another playboy and he sees her as stand-offish but over several days they soon find they've fallen in love. Nickie has never really worked in his life so they agree that they will meet again in six months time atop the Empire State building. This will give them time to deal with their current relationships and for Nickie to see if he can actually earn a living. He returns to painting and is reasonably successful. On the agreed date, Nickie is waiting patiently for Terry who is racing to join him. Fate intervenes however, resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak and only fate can save their relationship.


TOP 10:

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief
Character: John Robie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Release: 1955
To prevent being accused of the crimes, an ex-burglar must catch a thief who’s been copying his style.

TOP 9:

Only Angels Have Wings

Only Angels Have Wings
Character: Geoff Carter
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Release: 1939
Geoff Carter is the head of a crumbling air freight service in desperate need of a replacement pilot. He is forced to hire a descredited aviator who arrives with his wife, Carter's ex-lover. Meanwhile, traveler Bonnie Lee tries to get close to the emotionally closed-off Carter.

TOP 8:

His Girl Friday

His Girl Friday
Character: Walter Burns
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1940
Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

TOP 7:

Arsenic and Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace
Character: Mortimer Brewster
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1944
Mortimer Brewster, a newspaper drama critic, playwright and author known for his diatribes against marriage, suddenly falls in love and gets married; but when he makes a quick trip home to tell his two maiden aunts, he finds out his aunts' hobby - killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar!

TOP 6:

That's Entertainment!

That's Entertainment!
Character: (archive footage)
Genre: Documentary, Music, Family
Release: 1974
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mickey Rooney movies?


TOP 5:

Charade

Charade
Character: Peter Joshua / Alexander Dyle / Adam Canfield / Bryan Cruikshank
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1963
After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, Tex, Scobie and Gideon, who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Coburn movies?

TOP 4:

Bringing Up Baby

Bringing Up Baby
Character: David Huxley
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1938
David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

TOP 3:

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story
Character: C.K. Dexter Haven
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1940
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Stewart movies?

TOP 2:

Notorious

Notorious
Character: T.R. Devlin
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Release: 1946
In order to help bring Nazis to justice, U.S. government agent T.R. Devlin recruits Alicia Huberman, the American daughter of a convicted German war criminal, as a spy. As they begin to fall for one another, Alicia is instructed to win the affections of Alexander Sebastian, a Nazi hiding out in Brazil. When Sebastian becomes serious about his relationship with Alicia, the stakes get higher, and Devlin must watch her slip further undercover.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Derek Luke movies?

TOP 1:

North by Northwest

North by Northwest
Character: Roger O. Thornhill
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1959
Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.



If you like the best Cary Grant movies, then you will also like the best Don Beddoe movies, where many of their films coincide.