The best movies with Shirley MacLaine

List of the 10 best movies starring Shirley MacLaine, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Bernie
10

Bernie

Role in movie: Marjorie Nugent
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n this true story in the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, and it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Until that day news came that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

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Irma la Douce
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Irma la Douce

Role in movie: Irma La Douce
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ester Patou, a naive police officer, is transferred to the red light district in Paris and organizes a raid on a dodgy hotel running as a brothel - inadvertently disrupting the corrupt system of the police and the pimps union, and netting his station superior. Fired from his job, Nester goes to the local bar for a drink and befriends a pretty young lady named Irma la Douce. Upon realizing she is a prostitute, Nester invents a crazy scheme to keep her from seeing other men.

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Some Came Running
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Some Came Running

Role in movie: Ginnie Moorehead
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ave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkman, Indiana, his hometown. His prosperous brother introduces him to Gwen French...

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The Trouble with Harry
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The Trouble with Harry

Role in movie: Jennifer Rogers
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rouble 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.

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Terms of Endearment
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Terms of Endearment

Role in movie: Aurora Greenway
A

urora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking.

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Artists and Models
5

Artists and Models

Role in movie: Bessie Sparrowbush
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ugene 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. However, Rick soon finds that those nightmares could be excellent material for writing his own comic books.

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The Children's Hour
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The Children's Hour

Role in movie: Martha Dobie
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troublemaking student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

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Defending Your Life
3

Defending Your Life

Role in movie: Shirley MacLaine
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n an afterlife resembling the present-day US, people must prove their worth by showing in court how they have demonstrated courage.

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Being There
2

Being There

Role in movie: Eve Rand
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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.

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The Apartment
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The Apartment

Role in movie: Fran Kubelik
B

ud 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.

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Shirley MacLaine

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Shirley MacLaine (born April 24, 1934) is an American film and theater actress, dancer, activist, and author, well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation. She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. She is the elder sister of actor Warren Beatty. She was nominated for an Academy Award 5 times before her win.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Shirley MacLain, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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