Teresa Wright Movies

Teresa Wright

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

Teresa Wright (1918-2005) was an Oscar®-winning American stage, film and television actress.  Her IMDb page shows 85 acting credits from 1941-1997. This page will rank 27 Teresa Wright movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information.  Her many television appearances, her movies not released in North American theaters and a few 1950s movies are not included in our rankings.  This page comes from a request by Greg.

Dana Andrews and Teresa Wright in 1946’s The Best Years Of Our Lives

Teresa Wright 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.

  • Column One is the name of the Teresa Wright movie and the link for the trailer for that movie
  • Sort Teresa Wright films by co-stars of her movies
  • Sort Teresa Wright films by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Teresa Wright films by yearly domestic box office rank
  • Sort Teresa Wright films 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 Teresa Wright film received.
  • Sort Teresa Wright films by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.

Teresa Wright Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

  1. Eight Teresa Wright movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 30.77% of her movies listed.  The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) was her biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Teresa Wright movie grossed $107.60 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  16 Teresa Wright movies are rated as good movies…or 61.53% of her movies.  Shadow of a Doubt (1943) was her highest rated movie while Hail, Hero!  (1969) was her lowest rated movie.
  4. Nine Teresa Wright movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 34.61% of her movies.
  5. Three Teresa Wright movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 11.53% of her movies.
  6. An “a good movie” Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 60.00.  12 Teresa Wright movies scored higher than that….or 46.15% of her movies.   The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) got the the highest UMR Movie Score while The Search For Bridey Murphy (1956) got the lowest UMR Movie Score.

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  1. I have ALWAYS liked Teresa Wright, and I’ve always wondered why on earth she never did become one of the top stars of her time. I have seen 14 of the listed movies and I enjoyed her personally in ervery single one. My favs though are Persued, The Men, Shadow of a Doubt, Enchantment, The Best Years of Our Lives, one of my all time favorites, The little Foxes, and her “different” turn in the mild comedy An imperfect Lady. I have seen some of her TV work, also, and I was never disappointed by her. One note on the “different” movie The Search For Bridey Murphy: If you manage to believe the rather absurd story, you will end up loving Teresa Wright’s performance!

    1. Hey Lupino….tally count…wow…I just through crowing Greg as the Wright champion…and here you go knocking him from the throne…lol. Tally count…you 14, Greg 11, Flora 10, Cogerson 10 and Little Stevie 3. Maybe Steve needs to watch Mrs. Miniver and Best Years of Our Lives.

      I will have to check out An Imperfect Lady….sound interesting. Bridey Murphy barely got released in theaters…..so I am surprised somebody actually mentioned it. I will have to check that one out also. Thanks for the comment and the visit.

  2. Thank you, Bruce, for fulfilling my request for a Teresa Wright page. Out of all the films you listed on the page, I have seen eleven of them with SHADOW OF A DOUBT and PRIDE OF THE YANKEES being my favorites among the movies I have seen Miss Wright in. I also enjoyed Teresa’s performances in MRS. MINIVER, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, and THE MEN. The other Teresa Wright movies that I have seen include TRACK OF THE CAT, THE ACTRESS, THE LITTLE FOXES, SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR, THE SEARCH FOR BRIDEY MURPHY, and ENCHANTMENT. Just my opinion but I think Teresa should have won her Oscar for her lead role in SHADOW OF A DOUBT in 1943 and not her supporting role in MRS. MINIVER in 1942. Personally, I am amazed at how many great performances in Hitchcock films got overlooked when it came to Oscar nominations. The fact that Cary Grant never got any of his Oscar nominations for any of his Hitchcock films is pure out and out bull. If memory serves me, there were some movie critics as well as some movie industry insiders that felt TRACK OF THE CAT would end up getting a boat load of Oscar nominations back in 1954 but such was not the case. Thanks again, Bruce, for honoring my request in such a timely fashion. 🙂

    1. Hey Greg
      1. Glad you like our requested Teresa Wright page…..I think Steve’s videos and my stat pages go very well together…..so glad Steve stirred you in the direction of UMR.
      2. Tally count….you 11, Flora and me 10 and Steve 3…..normally in our tally counts….Flora and Lupino top the charts….so congrats on taking down Flora.
      3. I have not seen The Men yet….actually I had a chance to buy a used copy of that movie…..but the store I was in, was too busy to buy it….but one day I will see that.
      4. I just recently saw Enchanted…..a good movie….with an excellent David Niven performance.
      5. Hitchcock did not direct many Oscar nominated performances…which is a shame….because in time..those are the performances that get remembered the most.
      6. Ones that did get nominations…Janet Leigh in Psycho and Joan Fontaine in Suspicion are the ones that come to mind….I wonder how many I am missing.
      7. Interesting trivia on Track of the Cat…..I have seen that one….so I find that trivia very interesting.
      Glad we were able to get your request done so quickly….greatly appreciated the feedback.

        1. Thanks for the link, Bruce. I’ll be sure to check out that page but I also need to start checking out the pages for some of my other Classic Hollywood favorites such as Rosalind Russell, John Garfield, Doris Day, and Montgomery Clift to name a few. Being on this website takes me back to the days when I was the movie critic for my high school newspaper. 🙂 <3

  3. Hello Bruce.
    I’m glad to see a page on Teresa Wright. I liked her very much. My favorite films of hers are “The Little Foxes”, “Shadow of a Doubt”, “Mrs. Miniver” and “The Best Years of Our Lives”. She was also good in “The Pride of the Yankees” and “Pursued”. Good Page. Thanks Bruce.

    1. Hey Lyle….glad you like this Wright page. I feel good about the rankings….as your six favorites are ranked 1 through 6 in my rankings. Making Mrs. Miniver and Best Years of Our Lives could be highlights….yet she also has Pride/Yankees (massive hit), Shadow of Doubt (one of Hitch’s best movies) and Little Foxes on her resume….pretty impressive. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on her.

  4. Short but long career. Teresa never made the Oracle of Bacon Top 1000 Center of the Hollywood Universe list. These are the actors on the 2016 list who have appeared in a film with him.

    16 LIAM NEESON The Good Mother (1988)
    26 CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER Somewhere in Time (1980)
    28 CHRISTOPHER WALKEN Roseland (1977)
    39 DANNY GLOVER The Rainmaker (1997)
    46 MATT DAMON The Good Mother (1988)
    46 MATT DAMON The Rainmaker (1997)
    87 MICKEY ROURKE The Rainmaker (1997)
    88 JON VOIGHT The Rainmaker (1997)
    122 GERALDINE CHAPLIN Roseland (1977)
    162 DANNY DEVITO The Rainmaker (1997)
    177 WILLIAM H. MACY Somewhere in Time (1980)
    198 DEAN STOCKWELL The Rainmaker (1997)
    396 MICHAEL DOUGLAS Hail, Hero! (1969)
    434 CLINT EASTWOOD Escapade in Japan (1957)
    468 JASON ROBARDS The Good Mother (1988)
    478 JOHN SAXON The Restless Years (1958)
    490 VIRGINIA MADSEN The Rainmaker (1997)
    646 MARY KAY PLACE The Rainmaker (1997)
    651 ROY SCHEIDER The Rainmaker (1997)
    681 ANTHONY QUINN The Imperfect Lady (1947)
    712 JANE SEYMOUR Somewhere in Time (1980)
    719 JOE MORTON THE GOOD MOTHER (1988)
    739 DIANE KEATON The Good Mother (1988)
    809 ROBERT MITCHUM Pursued (1947)
    809 ROBERT MITCHUM Track of the Cat (1954)
    912 ARTHUR TOVEY Something to Live For (1952)

    The following actors on the first list in 2000 appeared in a film with Teresa but have since fallen off.

    75 CAMERON MITCHELL Escapade in Japan (1957)
    93 HARRY CAREY JR. Pursued (1947)
    100 IAN WOLFE Mrs. Miniver (1942)
    100 IAN WOLFE Pursued (1947)
    100 IAN WOLFE The Actress (1953)
    102 DAVID NIVEN Enchantment (1948)
    147 LLOYD BRIDGES The Happy Ending (1969)
    147 LLOYD BRIDGES The Trouble with Women (1947)
    158 JOSEPH COTTEN Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
    158 JOSEPH COTTEN The Steel Trap (1952)
    169 JOHN DEHNER California Conquest (1952)
    187 RAY MILLAND Something to Live For (1952)
    187 RAY MILLAND The Imperfect Lady (1947)
    187 RAY MILLAND The Trouble with Women (1947)
    188 MARLON BRANDO The Men (1950)
    222 BESS FLOWERS Something to Live For (1952)
    222 BESS FLOWERS The Restless Years (1958)
    237 PETER LAWFORD Mrs. Miniver (1942)
    248 ARTHUR KENNEDY Hail, Hero! (1969)
    271 PETER BROCCO Hail, Hero! (1969)
    272 VITO SCOTTI The Capture (1950)
    289 ANTHONY PERKINS The Actress (1953)
    296 KENNETH TOBEY The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)
    302 RICHARD ANDERSON The Search for Bridey Murphy (1956)
    361 JAMES WHITMORE The Restless Years (1958)
    395 WALTER PIDGEON Mrs. Miniver (1942)
    404 JACK ELAM Count the Hours (1953)
    451 DANA ANDREWS The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    507 RALPH BELLAMY The Good Mother (1988)
    555 HUME CRONYN Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
    606 ALBERTO MORIN The Capture (1950)
    682 RAY TEAL Pursued (1947)
    682 RAY TEAL The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    682 RAY TEAL The Men (1950)
    716 LOU JACOBI Roseland (1977)
    744 DEAN JAGGER Pursued (1947)
    816 CARLETON YOUNG The Steel Trap (1952)
    832 DON BRODIE The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    851 CEDRIC HARDWICKE The Imperfect Lady (1947)
    918 BETTE DAVIS The Little Foxes (1941)
    926 BILL ERWIN Somewhere in Time (1980)
    963 FRANK FERGUSON The Trouble with Women (1947)
    965 MARY WICKES The Actress (1953)
    969 BYRON FOULGER Casanova Brown (1944)
    969 BYRON FOULGER The Trouble with Women (1947)
    973 JEAN SIMMONS The Actress (1953)
    973 JEAN SIMMONS The Happy Ending (1969)

    Teresa appeared with 20 Oscar winners.

    BETTE DAVIS The Little Foxes (1941)
    CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER Somewhere in Time (1980)
    CHRISTOPHER WALKEN Roseland (1977)
    DAVID NIVEN Enchantment (1948)
    DEAN JAGGER Pursued (1947)
    DIANE KEATON The Good Mother (1988)
    FREDRIC MARCH The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    GARY COOPER Casanova Brown (1944)
    GARY COOPER The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
    GREER GARSON Mrs. Miniver (1942)
    HAROLD RUSSELL The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
    JASON ROBARDS The Good Mother (1988)
    JOAN FONTAINE Something to Live For (1952)
    JON VOIGHT The Rainmaker (1997)
    MARLON BRANDO The Men (1950)
    MICHAEL DOUGLAS Hail, Hero! (1969)
    RAY MILLAND Something to Live For (1952)
    RAY MILLAND The Imperfect Lady (1947)
    RAY MILLAND The Trouble with Women (1947)
    SHIRLEY JONES The Happy Ending (1969)
    SPENCER TRACY The Actress (1953)
    THOMAS MITCHELL CASANOVA BROWN (1944)
    WALTER BRENNAN The Pride of the Yankees (1942)

    1. Hey Dan
      Interesting lists as always. Even though she only made a few movies after 1959….her total of co-stars still on the current list is pretty impressive. Actually if you look at the 2016 and 2000 lists, she actually improved with regards to how many of her co-stars are in the Top 100. It went from 2 to 8. Thanks for sharing this information.

  5. Hi

    I’ve always loved Teresa Wright. She was fantastic in The Little Foxes and The Best Years Of Our Lives. But I thought her best performance was Shadow of Doubt.
    By the late 40’s she had fallen out with Samuel Goldwyn and went independent, where she was getting less money and less distinguished parts. The 50’s were hard for most established female stars and she wasn’t a big enough draw for producers to be interested in her.
    Nevertheless she had a very successful career in television and stage work. She started off so well but like so many, her star faded. I also forgot about Mrs. Miniver where she won her Oscar. She was meant to appear in the Bishop’s Wife but think she had to pull out through pregnancy or illness. After that it seemed to go downhill movie wise. Great page for a great actress.

    1. Hey Chris. Her falling out with Samuel Goldwyn probably explains why her 1950 decade was so weak compared to her stellar 1940s decade. I did not know she was supposed to be in The Bishop’s Wife. I will keep that in mind the next time I watch that one. Good stuff.

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