Ann-Margret Movies

annm11111Want to know the best Ann-Margret movies?  How about the worst Ann-Margret movies?  Curious about Ann-Margret box office grosses or which Ann-Margret movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Ann-Margret movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Ann-Margret (1941-) is a Swedish-American Oscar® nominated actress, singer and dancer.  Her singing and acting careers span six decades and should reach seven decades! Ann-Margret’s IMDb page shows 83 acting credits from 1961-2017. This page will rank 38 Ann-Margret movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, movies that were not released in North American theaters and movies that did not reach at least $1 million in box office rentals were not included in the rankings.  To do well in our overall rankings a movie has to do well at the box office, get good reviews by critics, be liked by audiences and get some award recognition.

Drivel part of the page:  This page was requested by Richard a very long time ago.  It has been awhile since we have heard from Richard…..but we hope that he will see that we finally got around to doing his requested Ann-Margret movie page.

Ann-Margret and Elvis in 1964's Viva Las Vegas

Ann-Margret and Elvis in 1964’s Viva Las Vegas

Ann-Margret Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Ann-Margret movies by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Ann-Margret movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Ann-Margret movies by domestic yearly box office rank
  • Sort Ann-Margret movies by how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Ann-Margret movie received.
  • Sort Ann-Margret movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • Blue link in Co-star column takes you to that star’s UMR movie page
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksAdjusted B.O. Domestic (mils)Domestic Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Carnal Knowledge (1971)Jack Nicholson$191.207th of 197178.5%01 / 0071.43
Tommy (1975)Jack Nicholson & Oliver Reed$140.8010th of 197575.5%02 / 0063.22
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)Dick Van Dyke & Janet Leigh$168.0014th of 196371.0%02 / 0060.83
Viva Las Vegas (1964)Elvis Presley$132.0011th in 196472.5%00 / 0054.53
Grumpy Old Men (1993)Walter Matthau & Jack Lemmon$142.9015th of 199368.0%00 / 0054.11
The Cheap Detective (1978)Peter Falk$156.1013th of 197861.5%00 / 0053.10
The Cincinati Kid (1965)Steve McQueen & Edward G. Robinson$80.4036th of 196579.0%00 / 0049.59
Magic (1978)Anthony Hopkins & Written by William Goldman$106.2024th of 197968.0%00 / 0048.42
Any Given Sunday (1999)Al Pacino & Dennis Quaid$125.8028th of 199957.5%00 / 0046.89
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)Bette Davis & Glenn Ford$79.7037th of 196267.5%03 / 0045.89
The Break-Up (2006)Vince Vaughn & Jennifer Aniston$152.1018th of 200642.0%00 / 0043.56
Murderer's Row (1966)Dean Martin$121.7011th of 196751.5%00 / 0043.06
State Fair (1962)Pat Boone$112.4023rd of 196249.0%00 / 0040.45
Grumpier Old Men (1995)Jack Lemmon & Walter Matthau$138.6022nd of 199541.0%00 / 0040.31
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)Gene Hackman$20.0097th of 198574.0%01 / 0038.25
Stagecoach (1966)Bing Crosby$76.6027th of 196656.0%00 / 0038.19
The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977)Marty Feldman$64.8040th of 197057.0%00 / 0036.83
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)Tim Allen & Kevin Spacey$108.3024th of 200642.5%00 / 0036.76
Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)Michael Parks$16.00124th of 196570.5%00 / 0035.62
The Villian (1979)Kirk Douglas & Arnold Schwarzenegger$87.8034th of 197946.0%00 / 0035.23
Middle Age Crazy (1980)Bruce Dern$45.2055th of 198058.5%00 / 0034.50
Going In Style (2017) Early Reviews & Long Range Box Office Forecast Michael Caine$32.00Too Soon For Rankings61.5%00 / 0033.83
The Train Robbers (1973)John Wayne$30.3066th of 197361.0%00 / 0033.37
The Pleasure Seekers (1964)Anthony Franciosa$51.2055th of 196551.5%01 / 0032.54
I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)Walter Matthau$20.0075th of 198261.0%00 / 0031.77
Once a Thief (1965)Alain Delon & Van Heflin$11.40167th of 196561.0%00 / 0030.44
Newsies (1992)Christian Bale & Robert Duvall$5.70138th of 199260.7%00 / 0029.45
52 Pick-Up (1986)Roy Scheider$11.80104th of 198655.0%00 / 0027.68
Made In Paris (1966)Louis Jourdan$24.9067th of 196648.5%00 / 0026.66
Taxi (2004)Jimmy Fallon & Queen Latifah$49.7079th of 200440.0%00 / 0026.50
Kitten With A Whip (1964)John Forsythe$20.50114th of 196548.5%00 / 0025.98
A New Life (1988)Alan Alda$15.80101st of 198846.5%00 / 0024.31
Lucky (2011)Colin Hanks$0.10545th of 201145.0%00 / 0021.17
C.C. and Company (1970)Joe Namath$18.1070th of 197039.0%00 / 0021.14
All's Faire in Love (2011)Christina Ricci$0.10486th of 201142.5%00 / 0019.99
Lookin' to Get Out (1982)Angelina Jolie & Jon Voight$2.70117th of 198239.0%00 / 0018.83
Old Dogs (2009)Robin Williams & John Travolta$55.6060th of 200920.3%00 / 0018.15
Memory (2006)Billy Zane$0.10629th of 200630.0%00 / 0014.12

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Ann-Margret Table

  1. Thirteen Ann-Margret movie crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 35.13% of her movies listed. Carnal Knowledge (1971) is her biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Ann-Margret movie grosses $69.90 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using’s 60% fresh meter.  15 of Ann-Margret’s movies are rated as good movies…or 46.45% of her movies.  The Cincinati Kid (1965) is her highest rated movie while Old Dogs (2009 is her lowest rated movie.
  4. Six Ann-Margret movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 16.21% of her movies.
  5. Zero Ann-Margret movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 0.00% of her movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00.  14 Ann-Margret movie scored higher that average….or 30.30% of her movies. Carnal Knowledge (1971) got the the highest UMR Score while Memory (2006) got the lowest UMR Score.
Jack Nicholson & Ann-Margret in 1971's Carnal Knowledge

Jack Nicholson & Ann-Margret in 1971’s Carnal Knowledge

Possibly Interesting Facts About Ann-Margret

1. Ann-Margret Olsson was born in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden in 1941.

2. Ann-Margret was discovered by George Burns when she was performing at The Dunes in Las Vegas.

3.  Ann-Margret won the Golden Globe® for Best Newcomer for her first movie….1961’s A Pocketful of Miracles….she played Bette Davis’ daughter.

4.  Ann-Margret was nominated for 2 Oscars®She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 1971’s Carnal Knowledge and for Best Actress in 1975’s Tommy….both movies also starred Jack Nicholson.

5.  Ann-Margret Is one of five Swedish actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award®. The others are Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Lena Olin and Alicia Vikander. The only Swedish actor to be nominated is Max von Sydow.

6.  Ann-Margret was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history..she finished 10th in their poll.

7.  Ann-Margret had two Billboard Club Play charting hits: in 1979 with “Love Rush” which climbed to #8, and in 1980 with “Midnight Message” that peaked at #12.

8.  Ann-Margret has been married one time.  She has been married to Roger Smith since 1967.

9.  Ann-Margret’s cumulative totals:  Adjusted domestic box office:  $2.58 billion.  Her movies received 10 Oscar® nominations.

10.  Roles Ann-Margret was strongly considered for or ones she turned down:  Faye Dunaway role in Bonnie and Clyde, Jane Fonda role in Cat Ballou, Katharine Ross role in The Graduate, Natalie Wood role in Gypsy and Jessica Lange role in The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Check out Ann-Margret‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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20 thoughts on “Ann-Margret Movies

  1. Cogerson

    I was happy to see that Viva Las Vegas got decent critical ratings from your critics. I find it the ultimate “Elvis” movie with teamed for the only time with someone who could give him a run for his money in talent.
    What stands out for me taking an overview of Ann-Margret’s career is that her best roles were in two made-for-TV movies in the 1980’s. She was Blanche in the 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire and did excellently, with Treat Williams her Stanley. He was okay, but Brando is a tough act to follow. Her best role was in The Two Mrs. Grenvilles as the poor girl who marries rich and ends up ironically getting away with murder. It was based on the 1950’s Woodward scandal. Claudette Colbert as her cynical mother-in-law won a Golden Globe for this one.

    1. Hey John…..interesting mini-reviews on Ann-Margaret’s television movies. Since box office is needed for a formula to work…I have stayed away from all things involved with television. But both of the movies sound like they are worth checking out. So Treat Williams did not outdo Brando in Streetcar Named Desire…..who would have thought that…lol.

      Glad to see Colbert got a Golden Globe for one of her later roles. Viva Las Vegas is a fun movie to watch….and is easily one of my favorite Elvis and Ann-Margaret movies to watch. Good feedback.

  2. Ann-Margret has terrific CD music albums released since 2001 including a Grammy-Nominated Gospel album, a Big Choir Gospel album, and a Christmas album! Available at download stores everywhere, available in physical disc form at (search music, ann-margret) These are some of the very best roots Americana albums ever recorded. Titles are “God Is Love 1”, “God Is Love 2”, “Ann-Margret’s Christmas Carol Collection”.

  3. AM has always flow under the radar, never a temperamental primadona type, never bad or negative press, always professional, never demanding or difficult. Never threatened to not come out of her Dressing room if her nose was not picked at the same time by everyday by the same cameraman. She was Pleasure on the set of the two Mrs. Granvilles as she remained in Character AND if you can believe it, she’s even more beautiful in person.

    1. Hey Gary A…..great comment…that I really enjoyed reading. Sounds like seeing in person was a great memory….thanks for sharing it. Looking forward to her movie with Michael Caine next year….thanks for stopping by.

  4. The original sex kitten of the 1960s. Sexy as hell. Not thinking many would think she would still be making movies as we close in on 2020. Another fine page.

    1. Hey Stein….she has had an awesome career… should be fun to see her and Michael Caine in a movie next year….between they have almost 120 years of film making history. Thanks for the visit.

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