Best Movies of 1947 by Rank

Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
5 Stars
200
1
Jacques Tourneur
Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer
Film-Noir / Thriller / Drama / Crime / Romance / Mystery / Cult
USA
English
5 Stars
364
2
Carol Reed
James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, Kathleen Ryan
Crime / Thriller / Drama
UK
English
5 Stars
473
3
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Jean Simmons
Drama / Period Film / Religion
UK
English
4.5 Stars
509
4
Edward Dmytryk
Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan
Crime / Drama / Film-Noir / Mystery / Detective
USA
English
4.5 Stars
637
5
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Audrey Betz
Comedy / Drama / Crime
USA
English
4.5 Stars
812
6
Orson Welles
Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders
Drama / Film-Noir / Mystery / Thriller / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
838
7
George Seaton
Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood
Comedy / Drama / Family / Fantasy / Romance
USA
English
4.5 Stars
1000
8
Elia Kazan
Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire
Drama / Romance
USA
English
4 Stars
1213
9
Robert Rossen
John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere, William Conrad
Drama / Film-Noir / Sports
USA
English
4 Stars
1267
10
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Gene Tierney, Rex Harrison, George Sanders, Edna Best
Fantasy / Romance
USA
English
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Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language
4 Stars
1305
11
Elia Kazan
Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams
Crime / Film-Noir / Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1352
12
Michael Curtiz
William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
4 Stars
1426
13
Claude Autant-Lara
Micheline Presle, Gérard Philipe, Palau, Henri Gaultier
Romance / Drama
France
French
3.5 Stars
1501
14
John Boulting
Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell
Crime / Thriller / Drama / Gangster
UK
English
3.5 Stars
1603
15
Edmund Goulding
Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes
Drama / Film-Noir / Crime
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1670
16
Henry Hathaway
Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark, Taylor Holmes
Crime / Drama / Film-Noir / Thriller / Gangster
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1897
17
Jules Dassin
Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth
Thriller / Film-Noir / Drama / Crime
USA
English
3.5 Stars
1913
18
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier, Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant
Crime / Drama / Detective
France
French
3.5 Stars
1934
19
John Ford, Emilio Fernández
Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz
Drama / Religion
Mexico / USA
English
3 Stars
2122
20
Irving Rapper
Ronald Reagan, Eleanor Parker, Eve Arden, Wayne Morris
Comedy / War / Drama
USA
English
3 Stars
2141
21
Maurice Cloche
Pierre Fresnay, Yvonne Gaudeau, Jean Carmet, Lise Delamare
Drama / Biography / Religion / Period Film
France
French
2.5 Stars
2162
22
Henry Koster
Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley
Comedy / Romance / Fantasy / Family / Religion
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2171
23
Alberto Cavalcanti
Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, René Ray, Mary Merrall
Crime / Drama / Film-Noir
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2227
24
George Cukor
Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, Edmond O'Brien, Shelley Winters, Ray Collins
Crime / Drama / Film-Noir
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2227
24
H.C. Potter
Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Charles Bickford, Rose Hobart
Comedy / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2276
25
Anthony Kimmins
Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray, Michael Shepley, Christine Norden, Kieron Moore
Drama / Thriller
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2318
26
Charles Crichton
Alastair Sim, Harry Fowler, Douglas Barr, Joan Dowling
Adventure / Comedy / Crime / Drama / Detective
UK
English
2.5 Stars
2320
27
Henry King
Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero, Lee J. Cobb, John Sutton, Antonio Moreno
Adventure / Drama / Family / Romance / History / Action / Epic
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2320
27
Elliott Nugent
Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr., John Hoyt, Charles Dingle
Comedy / Romance / Mystery / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2320
27
Norman Z. McLeod, Lumsden Hare
Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff, Fay Bainter, Ann Rutherford
Comedy / Fantasy / Romance / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2363
28
Joseph Barbera, William Hanna
Animation / Family / Short / Comedy / Musical
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2444
29
Karel Steklý
Josef Bek, I. Bohàc, Vera Kalendová
Drama
Czechoslovakia
Czech
2.5 Stars
2479
30
Hans Richter, Man Ray
Max Ernst, Louis Applebaum, Ethel Beseda, Jack Bittner
Experimental
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2489
31
Delmer Daves
Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead
Film-Noir / Thriller / Mystery / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2511
32
Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully, Leon Ames
Crime / Film-Noir / Drama / Mystery / Romance / Cult
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2511
32
Alfred Hitchcock
Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore
Drama / Crime / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2513
33
Anthony Mann
Dennis O'Keefe, Mary Meade, Alfred Ryder, Wallace Ford, June Lockhart
Drama / Film-Noir / Crime / Thriller / Detective / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2537
34
Luigi Zampa
Aldo Fabrizi, Gar Moore, Mirella Monti, John Kitzmiller
Drama / War / Comedy
Italy
Italian
2.5 Stars
2551
35
Raoul Walsh
Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson, Dean Jagger
Thriller / Western
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2553
36
Otto Preminger
Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews, Henry Fonda, Ruth Warrick, Martha Stewart
Drama / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2553
36
Martin Gabel
Robert Cummings, Susan Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Lorring, Eduardo Ciannelli
Drama / Mystery
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2573
37
Emilio Fernández
Pedro Armendáriz, María Elena Marqués
Adventure / Drama / Romance
Mexico / USA
English
2.5 Stars
2582
38
Oskar Fischinger
Animation / Short / Experimental
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
39
Zoltan Korda
Gregory Peck, Joan Bennett, Robert Preston, Reginald Denny, Jean Gillie
Adventure / Drama / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
39
Julien Duvivier
Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Emile Drain, Guy Favières
Drama / Crime / Film-Noir
France
French
2.5 Stars
2605
39
Albert Lewin
George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, Ann Dvorak, John Carradine
Drama / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
39
Robert Montgomery
Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Andrea King, Thomas Gomez, Fred Clark
Drama / Film-Noir / Mystery / Thriller / Crime / Gangster
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2605
39
Irving Pichel
Susan Hayward, Robert Young, Jane Greer, Rita Johnson, Tom Powers
Film-Noir / Drama / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2682
40
Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl
Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene, George Sanders
Drama / Romance / History / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
41
James Edward Grant
John Wayne, Gail Russell, Harry Carey, Bruce Cabot, Irene Rich, Lee Dixon
Romance / Western / Drama
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
41
Irving Reis
Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple, Rudy Vallee, Ray Collins, Harry Davenport
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
41
John Cromwell
Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Cane, William Prince
Drama / Film-Noir / Mystery / Thriller / Crime
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
41
Chester Erskine
Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main, Louise Allbritton, Percy Kilbride
Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
41
Jack Conway
Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Adolphe Menjou, Ava Gardner
Drama / Comedy / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
41
Kurt Maetzig
Paul Klinger, Ilse Steppat, Alfred Balthoff, Claus Holm, Willy Prager, Hans Leibelt
Drama / Religion
Germany
German
2.5 Stars
2689
41
Edward Buzzell
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell, Phillip Reed
Comedy / Drama / Mystery / Crime / Music / Romance / Thriller / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2689
41
Chusheng Cai, Junli Zheng
Yang Bai, Tao Jin, Yang Nai, Yunzhu Shangguan, Xiuwen Shu, Yinyan Wu
Drama / War
China
Mandarin
2.5 Stars
2689
41
Cecil B. DeMille
Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff, Cecil Kellaway
Adventure / History / Western / Epic / Romance / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2691
42
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Ronald Colman, Peggy Cummins, Vanessa Brown, Richard Haydn, Charles Russell
Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2756
43
Frank Tashlin
Lew Ayres
Short / Animation / Religion
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2779
44
Jacques Becker
Roger Pigaut, Claire Mafféi, Noël Roquevert
Romance / Comedy / Drama
France
French
2.5 Stars
2779
44
René Clément
Michel Auclair, Paul Bernard, Anne Campion
Drama / War
France
French
2.5 Stars
2788
45
Giuseppe De Santis
Vivi Gioi, Andrea Checchi, Carla Del Poggio, Massimo Girotti
Action / Drama / Crime / Romance
Italy
Italian
2.5 Stars
2788
45
Luigi Zampa
Anna Magnani, Nando Bruno, Ave Ninchi, Ernesto Almirante
Drama
Italy
Italian
2.5 Stars
2788
45
Grigori Aleksandrov
Lyubov Orlova, Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Konovalov
Comedy / Musical / Romance / Sci-Fi
Soviet Union
Russian
2.5 Stars
2789
46
Tex Avery
Family / Animation / Comedy / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
47
Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati, Paul Demange
Short / Comedy
France
French
2.5 Stars
2792
47
Raoul Walsh
Ida Lupino, Robert Alda, Andrea King, Bruce Bennett, Martha Vickers
Drama / Film-Noir / Crime / Gangster / Music
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2792
47
Jean Renoir
Joan Bennett, Robert Ryan, Charles Bickford, Nan Leslie
Drama / Film-Noir / Romance
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Mitchell Leisen
Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich, Murvyn Vye, Bruce Lester, Dennis Hoey
Adventure / Romance / Spy / Action / Drama / Period Film
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Anatole Litvak
Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak, Howard Freeman
Crime / Drama / Film-Noir / Thriller
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Douglas Sirk
George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke
Crime / Film-Noir / Mystery / Thriller / Detective
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Charles A. Nichols
Animation / Comedy / Family / Short
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Alfred L. Werker
Louis Hayward, Joan Leslie, Virginia Field, Tom Conway, Richard Basehart
Crime / Drama / Fantasy / Film-Noir / Mystery
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Kurt Neumann
Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield, Patricia Morison
Action / Adventure / Drama / Comic
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Friz Freleng
Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet
Animation / Family / Short / Comedy
USA
English
2.5 Stars
2807
48
Frank McDonald
Gene Autry, Sterling Holloway, Adele Mara, Bob Steele, Charles Evans
Western / Musical
USA
English
NR
-
Curtis Bernhardt
Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges
Crime / Drama / Film-Noir / Thriller
USA
English
Rating
Rank
No
Starring
Genre
Country
Language