Want to know the best Elizabeth Taylor movies? How about the worst Elizabeth Taylor movies? Curious about Ingrid Bergman’s box office grosses or which Elizabeth Taylor movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Elizabeth Taylor movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011) was a two time Best Actress Oscar® winner. She is one of the few child stars to succeed as an adult actor as well. From 1944’s National Velvet to her death, she was one of the most famous people in the world…a pretty good run for 67 years. Her IMDb page shows 72 acting credits from 1942-2001. This page will rank 47 Elizabeth Taylor movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in North American theaters were not included in the rankings.
Drivel Part of the Page: This page was originally written in 2012. Since then this Elizabeth Taylor movie page has had 3 different website homes and lots of updates. Recently we decided to change the equations we use in calculating adjusted box office grosses, as well as the formula we use in ranking the movies listed here. Some of the results of the changes? Elizabeth Taylor now has 22 movies that reached at least $100 million adjusted dollars at North American theaters (up 2 movies). Her average box office gross went from $118.40 million to $132.60 million. On the overall ranking side of things…Father of the Bride went from 10th place to 5th place. Cleopatra fell out of the Top 10 and Butterfield 8 went from 5th to 10th. We also added a extra column of information into the table….yearly domestic box office rank. If you check out that column you will see that Elizabeth Taylor had an incredible 16 movies that were Top 10 hits. Hope you enjoy the update. 02/08/16.
Elizabeth Taylor 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 Elizabeth Taylor movies by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Elizabeth Taylor movies by actual domestic box office grosses
- Sort Elizabeth Taylor movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost.
- Sort Elizabeth Taylor movies by yearly box office rank or trivia
- Sort Elizabeth Taylor 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 Elizabeth Taylor movie received.
- Sort Elizabeth Taylor movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
- Use the sort and search button to make this a very interactive page. For example type in *** to see all Oscar nominated Taylor performances….or type Burton in the search box to bring up all of the Richard Burton/Taylor movies.
|Rank||Movie (Year)||Co-Star||Domestic Box Office - Actual (Millions)||Domestic Box Office - Adjusted (Millions)||Domestic Box Office Rank By Year or Trivia||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) ***||Richard Burton & Sandy Dennis||$28.00||$214.60||3rd of 1966||88.5%||13 / 05||91.23|
|Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) ***||Paul Newman & Burl Ives||$25.10||$352.70||8th of 1958||85.0%||06 / 00||80.73|
|Giant (1956)||James Dean & Rock Hudson||$40.00||$481.10||3rd of 1957||86.0%||10 / 01||78.90|
|Suddenly Last Summer (1959) ***||Katharine Hepburn & Montgomery Clift||$18.21||$255.90||6th of 1960||72.5%||03 / 00||73.27|
|Father of the Bride (1950)||Spencer Tracy||$11.53||$202.20||7th of 1950||82.5%||03 / 00||73.23|
|A Place in the Sun (1951)||Montgomery Clift & Shelley Winters||$10.00||$168.60||8th of 1951||76.5%||09 / 06||72.19|
|National Velvet (1945)||Mickey Rooney & Donald Crisp||$11.25||$278.90||12th of 1945||79.5%||05 / 02||71.56|
|Life with Father (1947)||William Powell||$13.67||$311.40||6th of 1947||81.0%||04 / 00||70.67|
|Ivanhoe (1952)||Robert Taylor||$17.38||$266.40||3rd of 1952||73.5%||03 / 00||68.99|
|Butterfield 8 (1960) ***||Laurence Harvey||$21.58||$263.60||9th of 1960||54.5%||02 / 01||66.77|
|Little Women (1949)||Peter Lawford||$9.51||$186.50||8th of 1949 & $320.78 Worldwide Box Office||76.5%||02 / 01||66.27|
|Cleopatra (1963)||Richard Burton & Rex Harrison||$57.78||$576.40||2nd of 1963||47.3%||09 / 04||62.13|
|Julia Misbehaves (1948)||Walter Pidgeon & Greer Garson||$4.07||$163.50||31st of 1948||76.0%||00 / 00||61.06|
|Father's Little Dividend (1951)||Spencer Tracy||$9.14||$154.10||10th of 1951||72.5%||00 / 00||57.96|
|Raintree County (1957) ***||Montgomery Clift||$17.04||$256.50||9th of 1958||47.5%||00 / 00||57.82|
|A Date With Judy (1948)||Wallace Beery||$9.74||$205.20||12th of 1948||56.5%||00 / 00||57.56|
|The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)||Walter Pidgeon||$6.58||$138.00||36th of 1955||73.5%||00 / 00||55.93|
|Lassie Come Home (1943)||Roddy McDowall||$4.43||$124.40||23rd of 1943||76.0%||01 / 00||55.40|
|Elephant Walk (1954)||Dana Andrews||$8.57||$157.10||27th of 1954||60.5%||00 / 00||52.79|
|Taming of the Shrew (1967)||Richard Burton &|
|$8.85||$61.70||27th of 1967||77.5%||02 / 00||47.40|
|The Flintstones (1994)||John Goodman & Halle Berry||$130.53||$269.70||5th of 1994||34.5%||00 / 00||47.22|
|The V.I.P.s (1963)||Richard Burton & Orson Welles||$13.39||$131.30||7th of 1963||53.0%||01 / 01||46.26|
|Courage of Lassie (1946)||Frank Morgan||$4.05||$97.60||66th of 1946||59.5%||00 / 00||43.09|
|The Sandpiper (1965)||Richard Burton & Charles Bronson||$16.65||$137.60||7th of 1965||35.0%||01 / 01||38.78|
|The Big Hangover (1950)||Van Johnson||$3.79||$66.50||94th of 1950||59.0%||00 / 00||38.04|
|Beau Brummell (1954)||Peter Ustinov||$3.00||$54.90||$86.19 in Worldwide Box Office||59.0%||00 / 00||36.24|
|Rhapsody (1954)||Stuart Whitman||$3.69||$67.60||$166.20i n Worldwide Box Office||54.0%||00 / 00||35.86|
|The Mirror Crack'd (1980)||Rock Hudson||$12.79||$41.50||Giant reunion with Rock Hudson||62.5%||00 / 00||35.81|
|Secret Ceremony (1968)||Robert Mitchum||$8.57||$55.20||31st of 1969||56.5%||00 / 00||35.12|
|Cynthia (1947)||Mary Astor||$3.26||$74.30||Lost $280,000||49.5%||00 / 00||34.78|
|Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)||Marlon Brando & Directed by John Huston||$4.62||$32.20||65th of 1967||63.3%||00 / 00||34.76|
|Conspirator (1949)||Robert Taylor||$2.39||$46.80||$86.07 in Worldwide Box Office||57.5%||00 / 00||34.27|
|The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)||William Powell||$2.24||$31.50||126th of 1953||57.0%||00 / 00||31.67|
|The Comedians (1967)||Richard Burton & Alec Guinness||$7.00||$48.80||42nd of 1968||45.5%||00 / 00||28.94|
|Under Milk Wood (1972)||Richard Burton & Peter O'Toole||$1.82||$9.00||Based on Dylan Thomas play||57.5%||00 / 00||28.42|
|The Blue Bird (1976)||Jane Fonda||$10.61||$42.00||60th of 1976||46.5%||00 / 00||28.37|
|There's One Born Every Second (1942)||Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer||$0.57||$16.60||Taylor's first movie||54.0%||00 / 00||27.95|
|The Driver's Seat (1975)||Andy Warhol||$1.52||$6.20||Very limited release||56.0%||00 / 00||27.28|
|X Y and Zee (1972)||Michael Caine||$4.95||$24.60||69th of 1972||45.0%||00 / 00||24.96|
|Hammersmith Is Out (1972)||Richard Burton & Beau Bridges||$2.42||$12.00||Last Liz/Richard feature film||47.5%||00 / 00||24.18|
|Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)||Larry Parks||$1.76||$27.00||$41.31 in Worldwide Box Office||42.0%||00 / 00||23.92|
|Night Watch (1973)||Laurence Harvey||$2.12||$10.10||Butterfield 8 reunion with Laurence Harvey||47.0%||00 / 00||23.66|
|The Only Game In Town (1970)||Warren Beatty||$4.55||$24.70||57th of 1970||35.0%||00 / 00||20.28|
|Boom! (1968)||Richard Burton & Noël Coward||$5.71||$36.80||53rd of 1968||31.0%||00 / 00||20.27|
|Ash Wednesday (1973)||Henry Fonda||$4.92||$23.40||74th of 1974||31.5%||00 / 00||19.68|
|Doctor Faustas (1967)||Richard Burton & Andreas Teuber||$2.50||$17.40||91st of 1968||35.0%||00 / 00||19.15|
|A Little Night Music (1977)||Diana Rigg||$2.57||$9.70||Best Music Oscar Winner||34.0%||02 / 01||18.88|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Elizabeth TaylorTable
- Twenty-two Elizabeth Taylor movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 46.80% of her movies listed. Cleopatra (1963) was her biggest box office hit.
- An average Elizabeth Taylor movie grosses $132.60 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 18 of Elizabeth Taylor’s movies are rated as good movies…or 59.18% of her movies. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) was her highest rated movie while Boom! (1968) was her lowest rated movie.
- Seventeen Elizabeth Taylor movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 50.00% of her movies.
- Ten Elizabeth Taylor movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 21.27% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 23 Elizabeth Taylor movies scored higher than that average….or 48.93% of her movies. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) got the the highest UMR Score while A Little Night Music (1977) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Elizabeth Taylor
1. Elizabeth Taylor was born in London, England. Her famous double eyelashes and her violet eyes caused many people to suggest to her mother that Taylor should try out for the role of Bonnie Blue (Scarlet’s daughter) in Gone With The Wind. Her mother refused the idea.
2. In 1942, two studios (MGM and Universal Pictures) got in a bidding war for her services. Universal signed her to a 7 year contract but canceled the contract after her first movie 1942’s There’s One Born Every Second. MGM then signed her and she became a huge child star.
3. Elizabeth Taylor’s first hit was 1944’s National Velvet. She also appeared in the very first Lassie movie 1943’s Lassie Come Home. The first time she received top billing was in 1946’s The Courage of Lassie.
4. As an older teenager she became a young bride in the box office hits 1947’s Life With Father and 1950’s Father of the Bride. The success of these two movies paved the way for her success as an adult actress. From 1950 to 1966 she was the most successful actress working. During this time frame 7 of her movies were nominated for Oscars® for Best Picture….1950’s Father of the Bride, 1951’s A Place In The Sun, 1952’s Ivanhoe, 1956’s Giant, 1958’s Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, 1963’s Cleopatra and 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe.
5. Elizabeth Taylor earned 5 Oscar® nominations for Best Actress winning 2 times. Her two wins were for 1960’s Butterfield 8 and 1966’s Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe. Her other three nominations were for 1957’s Raintree Country, 1958’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and 1959’s Suddenly, Last Summer.
6. Probably her most famous role was in 1963’s Cleopatra. Even though it is ranked on the all-time inflated box office chart in 40th place with over 546 million dollars, Cleopatra was considered a disappointment at the box office. This was due to the outrageous and out of control film’s budget.
7. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton worked together in 12 projects. 10 are movies listed in this page the other two are 1972’s Divorce Hers-Divorce His(tv movie) and Anne of the Thousand Days(Taylor is uncredited).
8. Elizabeth Taylor was married 8 times including two times to Richard Burton. Her husbands…Conrad Hilton (from famous Hilton hotel family) Michael Widling (two boys came out of this marriage), Michael Todd (one daughter out of this marriage), Eddie Fisher (adopted daughter out of this marriage), Burton, John Warner (US Senator) and Larry Fortensky (met at Betty Ford clinic).
9. Elizabeth Taylor said she had three loves in her life….Michael Todd, Richard Burton and jewelry. Pieces of her jewelry collection were recently auctioned off for 115 million dollars. On the humanitarian side of things she was the co-founder of American Foundation of AIDS research and hosted the first ever AIDS fundraiser in 1984.
10. Check out Elizabeth Taylor‘s career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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