Best Shirley MacLaine movies

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Best Shirley MacLaine movies
Today we present the best Shirley MacLaine movies. If you are a great movie fan, you will surely know most of them, but we hope to discover a movie that you have not yet seen ... and that you love! Let's go there with the best movies from Shirley MacLaine:

TOP 25:
Woman Times Seven
Woman Times Seven
Shirley MacLaine as: Paulette / Maria Teresa / Linda / Edith / Eve Minou / Marie / Jeanne
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1967
Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone," wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera," a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides," a death pact; "Snow," would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anita Ekberg movies?

TOP 24:
Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver
Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver
Original Title: Jim Knopf und Lukas der Lokomotivführer
Shirley MacLaine as: Mrs. Grindtooth (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2018
Based on the bestselling novel by Michael Ende, this epic fantasy adventure follows a young orphan boy Jim Button, his best friend Luke and a magical steam engine called Emma as they travel across the world in search of the truth about where Jim came from. Battling pirates and dragons, outsmarting make-believe giants, they must travel through the Forest of a Thousand Wonders, beyond the End of the World to find the hidden Dragon City.


TOP 23:
Around the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days
Shirley MacLaine as: Princess Aouda
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Release: 1956
Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Keye Luke movies?

TOP 22:
Bernie
Bernie
Shirley MacLaine as: Marjorie Nugent
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 2012
In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself from her grasp.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Matthew McConaughey movies?

TOP 21:
The Last Word
The Last Word
Shirley MacLaine as: Harriet Lauler
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2017
A retired businesswoman – who tries to control everything around her – decides to write her own obituary. A young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, and the result is a life-altering friendship.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Todd Louiso movies?


TOP 20:
Closing the Ring
Closing the Ring
Shirley MacLaine as: Ethel Ann
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2007
During the 1940s, a group of young men go off to war, leaving behind Ethel Ann, who is in love with one of them, Teddy. In modern-day Belfast, a man named Jimmy endeavors to return a ring found in the wreckage of a crashed plane. He travels to Michigan, where the grown Ethel Ann, who married another man after Teddy was killed in battle, now lives. Ethel Ann must decide whether to go with Jimmy to meet the soldier who last saw Teddy alive.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Neve Campbell movies?

TOP 19:
Postcards from the Edge
Postcards from the Edge
Shirley MacLaine as: Doris Mann
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1990
Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who finds her mother still treats her like a child. Despite these problems - and further ones to do with the men in in her life - Suzanne can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Richard Dreyfuss movies?

TOP 18:
Noelle
Noelle
Shirley MacLaine as: Elf Polly
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 2019
Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Julie Hagerty movies?


TOP 17:
Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel
Shirley MacLaine as: Coco Chanel
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
Italian-French-British TV film targeting the US audience, about the fashion icon Coco Chanel. The film begins with the fashion goddess (deftly played by Shirley MacLaine) in her twilight years, steeped in wealth and fame, still issuing game-changing designs and collections. From here the biopic looks backwards to the woman's upbringing in an orphanage, and traces her path to ubiquity as it winds through poverty, wars, doomed romances, and rather glamorous betrayals.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Malcolm McDowell movies?

TOP 16:
Sweet Charity
Sweet Charity
Shirley MacLaine as: Charity Hope Valentine
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Release: 1969
Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ben Vereen movies?

TOP 15:

Gambit

Gambit
Shirley MacLaine as: Nicole Chang
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Release: 1966
An English cat burglar needs a Eurasian dancer's help to pull off the perfect heist.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Leonid Kuravlyov movies?


TOP 14:

Artists and Models

Artists and Models
Shirley MacLaine as: Bessie Sparrowbush
Genre: Comedy, Music
Release: 1955
Eugene and Rick are two struggling artists who share apartment. However, Rick has problems with that, because Eugene is obsessed with pulp fiction comic books and has nightmares because of that. Rick soon finds that those nightmares could be excellent material for writing his own comic books.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jerry Lewis movies?

TOP 13:

Defending Your Life

Defending Your Life
Shirley MacLaine as: Shirley MacLaine
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Release: 1991
In an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Albert Brooks movies?

TOP 12:

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Two Mules for Sister Sara
Shirley MacLaine as: Sara
Genre: Western
Release: 1970
Hogan, on his way to do some reconnaissance for a future mission to capture a French fort, encounters Sister Sara, a nun in trouble. Before he knows it, Hogan is accompanying Sister Sara in the dangerous frontier while she seeks to achieve a hidden goal.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Clint Eastwood movies?

TOP 11:

The Trouble with Harry

The Trouble with Harry
Shirley MacLaine as: Jennifer Rogers
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Release: 1955
Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death.


TOP 10:

Some Came Running

Some Came Running
Shirley MacLaine as: Ginnie Moorehead
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1958
Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkman, Indiana, his hometown. His prosperous brother introduces him to Gwen French...

TOP 9:

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Shirley MacLaine as: Edna Mitty
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Release: 2013
A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.

TOP 8:

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment
Shirley MacLaine as: Aurora Greenway
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1983
Aurora, a finicky woman, is in search of true love while her daughter faces marital issues. Together, they help each other deal with problems and find reasons to live a joyful life.

TOP 7:

Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
Shirley MacLaine as: Ouiser Boudreaux
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1989
This heart wrenching drama is about a beauty shop, in Louisana owned by Truvy, and the tragedies of all of her clients.

TOP 6:

What a Way to Go!

What a Way to Go!
Shirley MacLaine as: Louisa May Foster
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1964
A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.


TOP 5:

The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet
Shirley MacLaine as: Herself
Genre: Documentary, History
Release: 1996
This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy – which initially defined homosexuality – as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.

TOP 4:

Irma la Douce

Irma la Douce
Shirley MacLaine as: Irma La Douce
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1963
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living sex worker.

TOP 3:

Being There

Being There
Shirley MacLaine as: Eve Rand
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1979
A simple-minded gardener named Chance has spent all his life in the Washington D.C. house of an old man. When the man dies, Chance is put out on the street with no knowledge of the world except what he has learned from television.

TOP 2:

The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour
Shirley MacLaine as: Martha Dobie
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1961
A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student, Mary Tilford, accuses the two young women who run the school of having a lesbian relationship.

TOP 1:

The Apartment

The Apartment
Shirley MacLaine as: Fran Kubelik
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1960
Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.



If you like the best Shirley MacLaine movies, then you will also like the best Albert Brooks movies, where many of their films coincide.