Ray Milland Ranked

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A ranking of Ray Milland's film performances.

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1. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 32,312 | Gross: $9.46M

2. Beau Geste (1939)

Passed | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Three adopted English brothers join the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, after one of them steals their adoptive family's famous heirloom sapphire.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,321

3. The Uninvited (1944)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 9,401

4. Reap the Wild Wind (1942)

Passed | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Florida ship salvager, Loxi, falls for Jack, captain of a ship wrecked on the Key West shore. However, their romance is complicated by the arrival of another suitor, and eventually leads to tragedy.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Ray Milland, John Wayne, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey

Votes: 2,803

5. The Thief (1952)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A chance accident causes a nuclear physicist selling top secret material to the Russians to fall under FBI scrutiny and go on the run.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Ray Milland, Martin Gabel, Harry Bronson, Rita Grapel

Votes: 847

6. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

75 Metascore

A tennis player tries to arrange his wife's murder after learning of her affair.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 150,509 | Gross: $0.01M

7. Panic in Year Zero (1962)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A family leaves L.A. for a camping trip - just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As the city descends into chaos, the father must fight to keep his family alive.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 3,578

8. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt

Votes: 5,870

9. Ministry of Fear (1944)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 6,338

10. So Evil My Love (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama

Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 530

11. Easy Living (1937)

Passed | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

A wealthy banker throws his wife's expensive fur coat off the roof of a building; it lands on the head of a stenographer, leading to everyone assuming she is his mistress and has access to his millions.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland, Luis Alberni

Votes: 2,902

12. I Wanted Wings (1941)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, War

Story follows the training and personal lives of three recruits in the Army Air Corps --- a wealthy playboy, a college jock and an auto mechanic. Love interest is supplied by a female ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ray Milland, William Holden, Wayne Morris, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 320

13. Three Smart Girls (1936)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Three sisters scheme to reunite their divorced parents before their wealthy father marries a conniving gold digger.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Binnie Barnes, Charles Winninger, Alice Brady, Ray Milland

Votes: 1,188 | Gross: $3.00M

14. The Big Clock (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man for the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready

Votes: 7,453

15. Forever and a Day (1943)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History

During World War II, an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. However, he meets Leslie Trimble who lives in the house and who is ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, Frank Lloyd, Victor Saville, Robert Stevenson, Herbert Wilcox, René Clair | Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty, Connie Leon

Votes: 529

16. Alias Nick Beal (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Film-Noir

A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Audrey Totter, Thomas Mitchell, George Macready

Votes: 706

17. Three Brave Men (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

During the Cold War, a Maryland civilian employee of the U.S. Navy is deemed a security risk and he fights the official charges of being a Communist sympathizer.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Ray Milland, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Lovejoy, Nina Foch

Votes: 144

18. Golden Earrings (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, War

On the eve of WW2, a British spy goes to Germany to obtain a secret poison-gas formula from a scientist but things go awry and he is saved by a beautiful nomadic gypsy woman.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich, Murvyn Vye, Bruce Lester

Votes: 973 | Gross: $7.00M

19. The Well Groomed Bride (1946)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

A man and a woman fight over the last bottle of champagne left in San Francisco--she wants it for a wedding, and he wants to use it to christen a ship.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Ray Milland, Sonny Tufts, James Gleason

Votes: 97

20. Hotel Imperial (1939)

Approved | 67 min | Drama

It is the fate of a small frontier town, adjoining the no-man's-land where the Russians and Austrians are fighting out one of the final campaigns of World War I, to be occupied one day by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Isa Miranda, Ray Milland, Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 46

21. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 5,902 | Gross: $6.38M

22. A Man Alone (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Romance, Western

A gunfighter's main hope lies in the trust of a beautiful woman who hides him out when he is wrongly suspected of a stagecoach massacre.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Mary Murphy, Ward Bond, Raymond Burr

Votes: 795

23. Arise, My Love (1940)

Passed | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter have romantic and dramatic adventures in Europe as World War II begins.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Dennis O'Keefe, Walter Abel

Votes: 682

24. The Jungle Princess (1936)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Christopher Powell is in Malaysia with his fiancée and her father, capturing wild animals. While out hunting, he is attacked by a tiger, and his native guides run away, leaving him for dead... See full summary »

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Ray Milland, Akim Tamiroff, Lynne Overman

Votes: 133

25. Kitty (1945)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, History

An 18th century London wench gets involved with the nobility.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen

Votes: 606

26. Bulldog Drummond Escapes (1937)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Captain Drummond becomes a prisoner when he intents to protect a beautiful heiress of an espionage organization.

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ray Milland, Guy Standing, Heather Angel, Reginald Denny

Votes: 738

27. The Gilded Lily (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Romance

A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 445

28. The River's Edge (1957)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Ray Milland, Anthony Quinn, Debra Paget, Harry Carey Jr.

Votes: 866

29. Close to My Heart (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Gene Tierney and Ray Milland play the Sheridans, a married couple unable to have a biological child. They visit an adoption agency to make inquiries and start the ball rolling. Then, they ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Ray Milland, Gene Tierney, Fay Bainter, Howard St. John

Votes: 354

30. Something to Live For (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

An actress becomes an alcoholic after being jilted. She is aided by an Alcoholics Anonymous member with whom she has an affair; however, he is married.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Richard Derr

Votes: 238

31. Next Time We Love (1936)

87 min | Drama, Romance

A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.

Director: Edward H. Griffith | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Ray Milland, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 447

32. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

A best-selling author of women's issues and a medical academic find it is to their mutual advantage to falsely claim that they are married.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Loretta Young, Ray Milland, Reginald Gardiner, Gail Patrick

Votes: 774

33. Love Story (1970)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

A boy and a girl from different backgrounds fall in love regardless of their upbringing - and then tragedy strikes.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal, John Marley, Ray Milland

Votes: 29,025 | Gross: $106.40M

34. Wise Girl (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy

Snooty heiress decides to track down her dead sister's kids, who are living a Bohemian life with their uncle in Greenwich Village. Once she finds them, she discovers that the Bohemian life ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, Ray Milland, Walter Abel, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 640

35. Everything Happens at Night (1939)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

Two competing reporters fall in love with the daughter of a Nobel Prize winner living in hiding.

Director: Irving Cummings | Stars: Sonja Henie, Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, Maurice Moscovitch

Votes: 149

36. The Imperfect Lady (1946)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

Millicent Hopkins, while touring with a dancing troupe in 1892, meets Clive Loring who is campaigning in the English Midlands for Parliament. They fall in love and Millie remains behind at ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Cedric Hardwicke, Virginia Field

Votes: 44

37. Lisbon (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. A smuggler is hired to kidnap the rich husband of an American woman who's just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Hara, Claude Rains, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 361

38. A Woman of Distinction (1950)

85 min | Comedy

Ice-cold college dean Susan Middlecott feels there's no room in her life for romance. Enter Prof. Alec Stevenson, British lecturer on astronomy, touring North America and in possession of a... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland, Edmund Gwenn, Janis Carter

Votes: 332

39. The Trouble with Women (1947)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

A psychology professor comes up with a theory that women have a desire to be subjugated. A newswoman, using a pseudonym, accuses him of advocating wife-beating. There is trouble, when he falls in love with her, unaware of who she is.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Brian Donlevy, Rose Hobart

Votes: 58

40. Wings Over Honolulu (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Romance

A Navy pilot gets involved in a romantic triangle while stationed in Hawaii.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Wendy Barrie, Ray Milland, Kent Taylor, William Gargan

Votes: 50

41. French Without Tears (1940)

86 min | Comedy

The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language cramming school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Ray Milland, Ellen Drew, Janine Darcey, David Tree

Votes: 68

42. A Life of Her Own (1950)

Approved | 108 min | Drama

Small town Kansas girl, Lily James, is the latest model working for the Thomas Callaway Agency in New York City. Despite her small town roots, Lily is street-wise because of her tough ... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Lana Turner, Ray Milland, Tom Ewell, Louis Calhern

Votes: 793

43. Are Husbands Necessary? (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

Ray Milland and Betty Field play a warring married couple who hope to patch up their differences by adopting a baby. When Milland's ex-flame Patricia Morrison shows up unexpectedly, the fur flies.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Ray Milland, Betty Field, Patricia Morison, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 44

44. Premature Burial (1962)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

An artist grows distant from his new wife as an irrational horror of premature burial consumes him.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel

Votes: 3,460

45. It Happens Every Spring (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi, Sport

A scientist discovers a formula that makes a baseball which is repelled by wood. He promptly sets out to exploit his discovery.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Ray Milland, Jean Peters, Paul Douglas, Ed Begley

Votes: 1,501

46. The Doctor Takes a Wife (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance