Cary Grant Films From Favourite to Least Favourite

Cary Grant is my favourite actor. I adore him. I haven't seen all of his films yet, but I definitely will in the future.
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1.
North by Northwest (1959)
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
“ It was very difficult to choose my favourite one, but I guess North by Northwest deserves it. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
2.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
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A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Definite 2nd place. Cary Grant and Peter Lorre were both absolutely brilliant. I'm so glad that two of my most favourite actors played together in this fantastic film by Frank Capra. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
3.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ K Hepburn & Grant - always good! Extremely funny! ” - KEReisenbuk
 
4.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Perheps not a obvious choice for 4th place, but I watch this film every Christmas Eve. It's so good and touching. Grant proved that he can be a very good drama actor. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
5.
Charade (1963)
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
“ Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant with Henry Mancini's wonderful music... ” - KEReisenbuk
 
6.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. (94 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
“ I don't know why, but I love this film so much. It's very funny and I like Grant's character very much. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
7.
Suspicion (1941)
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A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (99 mins.)
“ So brilliant, so dramatic! Too bad that studio ruined the ending. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
8.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
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At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract. (121 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Very touching indeed. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
9.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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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. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Funny and brilliant. Stewart, Grant and K. Hepburn together in one film - unbelieveable! ” - KEReisenbuk
 
10.
Notorious (1946)
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A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
“ Grant & Hitchcock - always good. Very exciting and mystic. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
11.
His Girl Friday (1940)
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
12.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
13.
Holiday (1938)
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long suffering brother. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
14.
Monkey Business (1952)
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ Very funny and Monroe was of course absolutely beautiful. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
15.
The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy. (68 mins.)
Director: Stuart Walker
 
16.
Destination Tokyo (1943)
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In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. (135 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ Very exciting. I've always liked submarine films. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
17.
The Talk of the Town (1942)
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
18.
Topper (1937)
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs. (97 mins.)
“ Very good. K. Hepburn would've been wonderful in this one. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
19.
People Will Talk (1951)
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend. (110 mins.)
 
20.
The Awful Truth (1937)
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Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
21.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. (106 mins.)
“ Expected more. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
22.
Hot Saturday (1932)
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A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer. (73 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
“ Grant's earlier films weren't very good, but this one is quite brilliant. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
23.
Gunga Din (1939)
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land. (117 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Very funny! ” - KEReisenbuk
 
24.
Mr. Lucky (1943)
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A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl. (100 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
25.
Wings in the Dark (1935)
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In his dedicated pursuit of technology that will aid pilots to safely "fly blind" during adverse conditions. aerial innovator Ken Gordon is literally blinded in an accident, but this setback doesn't deter him from his goal. (75 mins.)
Director: James Flood
 
26.
Indiscreet (1958)
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Anna Kalman is a London based actress. She has been unable to find love in her life. The reason why... (100 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
27.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist with screwball results. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
28.
My Favorite Wife (1940)
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Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage. (88 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
29.
Father Goose (1964)
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During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female. (118 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
“ Cary Grant himself liked this role very much, but I've always imagined him as wealthy bachelor. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
30.
The Grass Is Greener (1960)
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Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle... (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
31.
That Touch of Mink (1962)
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A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage. (99 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
32.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
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In pre-WW2 Europe, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them... (117 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
33.
Crisis (1950)
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Husband and wife Americans Dr. Eugene and Mrs. Helen Ferguson - he a renowned neurosurgeon - are traveling through Latin America for a vacation... (95 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
34.
In Name Only (1939)
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While out riding in the country, wealthy New Yorker Alec Walker meets young widow Julie Eden, and a relationship quickly develops... (94 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
35.
Blonde Venus (1932)
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A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation. (93 mins.)
 
36.
Operation Petticoat (1959)
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World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of army nurses. (124 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
37.
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
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In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member. (66 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
 
38.
Night and Day (1946)
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The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s... (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
39.
Walk Don't Run (1966)
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During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair. (114 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
40.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
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Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures... (105 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
41.
Kiss Them for Me (1957)
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Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson... (105 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
42.
The Woman Accused (1933)
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(73 mins.)
Director: Paul Sloane
 
43.
Houseboat (1958)
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A widower, his three young kids and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat. (110 mins.)
“ Expected much more. But of course their break-up during the filming affected the whole thing. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
44.
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
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A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania. (78 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner
 
45.
Wedding Present (1936)
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When Charlie Mason is promoted from irresponsible reporter to hard-nosed city editor, it costs him his girlfriend, ace reporter Rusty Fleming. After he hears she's engaged to another, he quits and tries to win her back. (81 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
46.
Big Brown Eyes (1936)
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Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby. (77 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
47.
Born to Be Bad (1934)
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Letty, a young woman who ended up pregnant, unmarried and on the streets at fifteen is bitter and determined... (62 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
 
48.
Thirty Day Princess (1934)
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A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her. (74 mins.)
Director: Marion Gering
 
49.
Dream Wife (1953)
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Clemson Reade, a business tycoon with marriage on his mind, and Effie, a U.S. diplomat, are a modern couple... (100 mins.)
Director: Sidney Sheldon
 
50.
The Amazing Adventure (1936)
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A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance. (80 mins.)
Director: Alfred Zeisler
 
51.
Suzy (1936)
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American showgirl Suzy is in London in 1914. She loves Irish inventor Terry who works for an engineering firm owned by a German woman... (93 mins.)
 
52.
Once Upon a Time (1944)
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar. (89 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
53.
Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
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Dr. Maurice Lamar is a noted plastic-surgeon who makes his rich clients beautiful, and also makes them... (78 mins.)
Director: Harlan Thompson
 
54.
The Pride and the Passion (1957)
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The story in this movie deals with the perseverance of Spaniards to take back their country from the... (132 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ Expected more. Grant together with Sinatra and Loren ought to be good... ” - KEReisenbuk
 
55.
The Howards of Virginia (1940)
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Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard... (116 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
“ Rather boring, but not a bad film. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
56.
I'm No Angel (1933)
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Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way. (87 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
57.
When You're in Love (1937)
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Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Riskin
 
58.
Ladies Should Listen (1934)
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The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building... (62 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
59.
Gambling Ship (1933)
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Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country... (72 mins.)
 
60.
The Last Outpost (1935)
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During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level. (72 mins.)
“ Didn't like it. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
61.
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
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Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who... (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
“ Grant's first film with K. Hepburn was very disappointing. I guess didn't like to see Grant as the bad guy. ” - KEReisenbuk
 
62.
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
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In Victorian England a bored young girl dreams that she has entered a fantasy world called Wonderland populated by even more fantastic characters. (76 mins.)
Director: Norman Mc Leod
“ Not really my cup of tea. My favourite version of Alice in Wonderland is of course Tim Burton's. ” - KEReisenbuk