Spencer Tracy Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind

(1960)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Drummond
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Fredric March, Claude Akins, Dick York
7
0
Judgment at Nuremberg
TV-14

Judgment at Nuremberg

(1961)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Chief Judge Dan Haywood
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift
4
0
Bad Day at Black Rock

Bad Day at Black Rock

(1955)
10
0
As:
Cast
Role:
John J. Macreedy
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Anne Francis
10
0
Captains Courageous
TV-G

Captains Courageous

(1937)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Manuel
Director:
Victor Fleming
Genres:
Family, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas, Charley Grapewin
5
0
Libeled Lady
TV-G

Libeled Lady

(1936)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Warren Haggerty
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Walter Connolly
5
0
Fury

Fury

(1936)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Wilson
Director:
Fritz Lang
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Sylvia Sidney, Bruce Cabot, Walter Brennan, Edward Ellis
4
0
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

(1967)
6
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Drayton
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Cecil Kellaway, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton
6
2
Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib

(1949)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Adam Bonner
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Tom Ewell, Katharine Hepburn, David Wayne, Judy Holliday
6
0
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

(1963)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. T. G. Culpepper
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett
3
1
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

(1944)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
War, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Van Johnson, Robert Mitchum, Robert Walker, Don DeFore
3
0
Boys Town
TV-G

Boys Town

(1938)
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Flanagan
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Gene Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Henry Hull, Leslie Fenton
7
1
Father of the Bride
TV-G

Father of the Bride

(1950)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley T. Banks
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor
7
0
San Francisco

San Francisco

(1936)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Tim Mullin
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, Jack Holt, Jessie Ralph
5
0
The Seventh Cross

The Seventh Cross

(1944)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
George Heisler
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Jessica Tandy, Agnes Moorehead, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn
3
0
The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

(1958)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mayor Frank Skeffington
Director:
John Ford
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anna Lee, Pat O'Brien, Basil Rathbone, John Carradine
3
1
Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

(1942)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Craig
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Star Cast:
Reginald Owen, Katharine Hepburn, Minor Watson, Fay Bainter, Spencer Tracy
3
0
Desk Set

Desk Set

(1957)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard Sumner
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell, Dina Merrill
3
0
State of the Union

State of the Union

(1948)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Grant Matthews
Director:
Frank Capra
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Adolphe Menjou
1
0
The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

(1958)
8
0
As:
Cast
Role:
The Old Man / Narrator
Director:
Henry King, Fred Zinnemann, John Sturges
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Don Diamond, Harry Bellaver, Felipe Pazos, Don Blackman
8
0
Man's Castle

Man's Castle

(1933)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Glenda Farrell, Marjorie Rambeau, Walter Connolly
0
0
How the West Was Won
TV-G

How the West Was Won

(1962)
5
0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall, Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Carroll Baker, Lee J. Cobb, Henry Fonda, Carolyn Jones
5
0
Edison, the Man

Edison, the Man

(1940)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas A. Edison
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Lynne Overman, Gene Lockhart, Charles Coburn, Rita Johnson
4
0
Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage

(1940)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Major Rogers
Director:
Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke, King Vidor
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Western, History, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Lloyd Bridges, Robert Young, Nat Pendleton, Walter Brennan
3
0
Boom Town

Boom Town

(1940)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Square John Sand
Director:
Jack Conway
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr, Frank Morgan
3
0
A Guy Named Joe
TV-G

A Guy Named Joe

(1943)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Pete Sandidge
Director:
Victor Fleming
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Blake Edwards, Lionel Barrymore, James Gleason, Ward Bond
5
0
Stanley and Livingstone

Stanley and Livingstone

(1939)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry M. Stanley
Director:
Henry King, Otto Brower
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Richard Greene, Charles Coburn, Nancy Kelly
3
0
20,000 Years in Sing Sing

20,000 Years in Sing Sing

(1932)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy Connors
Director:
Michael Curtiz
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot, Warren Hymer
1
0
Pat and Mike

Pat and Mike

(1952)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Conovan
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Charles Bronson, Aldo Ray, William Ching
2
0
Test Pilot

Test Pilot

(1938)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gunner Morse
Director:
Victor Fleming
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Lionel Barrymore, Samuel S. Hinds
4
0
The Mountain

The Mountain

(1956)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Zachary Teller
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest, Barbara Darrow
6
0
Young Tom Edison

Young Tom Edison

(1940)
2
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Eugene Pallette, Virginia Weidler, Spencer Tracy
2
0
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

(1941)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
Director:
Victor Fleming
Genres:
Horror, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, Lana Turner, Ingrid Bergman
3
1
Face in the Sky

Face in the Sky

(1933)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Buck
Director:
Harry Lachman
Genres:
Romance, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sam Hardy, Marian Nixon, Stuart Erwin, Sarah Padden
0
0
Shoot the Works

Shoot the Works

(1934)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Wesley Ruggles
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Roscoe Karns, Jack Oakie, Alison Skipworth, William Frawley
0
0
The People Against O'Hara

The People Against O'Hara

(1951)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
James P. Curtayne
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Pat O'Brien, John Hodiak, Charles Bronson, Diana Lynn
3
0
The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory

(1933)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Garner
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Colleen Moore, Ralph Morgan, Helen Vinson, Phillip Trent
1
0
Broken Lance

Broken Lance

(1954)
1
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Devereaux
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Katy Jurado, Richard Widmark, Jean Peters
1
2
Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame

(1943)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Steven O'Malley
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Richard Whorf, Katharine Hepburn, Forrest Tucker, Margaret Wycherly
2
0
Me and My Gal

Me and My Gal

(1932)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Dolan
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
J. Farrell MacDonald, George Walsh, Joan Bennett, Marion Burns
1
0
The Murder Man

The Murder Man

(1935)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Grey
Director:
Tim Whelan
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Robert Barrat, Harvey Stephens, Virginia Bruce
0
0
Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno

(1935)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Carter
Director:
Harry Lachman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Dinehart, Rita Hayworth, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall
1
1
Whipsaw

Whipsaw

(1935)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ross McBride
Director:
Sam Wood
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Myrna Loy, William Harrigan, Harvey Stephens, Clay Clement
0
0
Without Love

Without Love

(1945)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Pat Jamieson
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Katharine Hepburn, Keenan Wynn, Carl Esmond
1
1
Father's Little Dividend

Father's Little Dividend

(1951)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley Banks
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor
3
0
Men of Boys Town

Men of Boys Town

(1941)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Flanagan
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Bobs Watson, Larry Nunn, Darryl Hickman
2
0
Malaya

Malaya

(1949)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Carnahan
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Adventure, War, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, John Hodiak, Sydney Greenstreet, Valentina Cortese
0
0
Quick Millions

Quick Millions

(1931)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel J. 'Bugs' Raymond
Director:
Rowland Brown
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Sally Eilers, John Wray, Marguerite Churchill, Bob Burns
0
0
The Actress

The Actress

(1953)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Clinton Jones
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Perkins, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright, Ian Wolfe
Plot:

Teenager Ruth Gordon Jones wants to drop out of school and move to New York City to pursue a career as a theater actress. However, her father, a former sailor working a menial job, who was once forced to leave school to seek work, wants her to become an instructor and marry handsome Harvard student Fred Whitmarsh.

1
0
The Devil at 4 O'Clock

The Devil at 4 O'Clock

(1961)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Matthew Doonan
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Kerwin Mathews, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Grégoire Aslan
3
0
Edward, My Son

Edward, My Son

(1949)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Arnold Boult
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ian Hunter, Deborah Kerr, Mervyn Johns, James Donald
Plot:

Starting with burning down his own business to fund little Edward's treatment from insurance money, Arnold Boult has continued to take desperate measures to protect his beloved son, even if it meant hurting people close to him. The situation takes a dire turn when he refuses to believe his wife's concerns that Edward has become alcoholic and immoral.

1
1
Big City

Big City

(1937)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Benton
Director:
George B. Seitz, Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eddie Quillan, Charley Grapewin, Janet Beecher, Luise Rainer
2
0
Young America

Young America

(1932)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Doray
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Doris Kenyon, Ralph Bellamy, Tommy Conlon, Raymond Borzage
0
0
Looking for Trouble

Looking for Trouble

(1934)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Graham
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Oakie, Judith Wood, Arline Judge, Constance Cummings
0
0
Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Conduct

(1932)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dick Fay
Director:
John W. Considine Jr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
El Brendel, Sally Eilers, Ralph Bellamy, Dickie Moore
0
0
Cass Timberlane

Cass Timberlane

(1947)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cass Timberlane
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Lana Turner, Tom Drake, Zachary Scott
3
0
Plymouth Adventure

Plymouth Adventure

(1952)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Christopher Jones
Director:
Clarence Brown
Genres:
History, Drama, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Gene Tierney, Lloyd Bridges, Barry Jones, Van Johnson
Plot:

The movie is a fictionalized retelling of the Pilgrims’ voyage on board the Mayflower, to North America to establish the Plymouth Colony. As a love triangle with tragic consequences develops between the Capt. Christopher Jones, Dorothy Bradford, and her husband William Bradford, the movie also provides a description of the voyage. 

2
0
The Painted Woman

The Painted Woman

(1932)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Brian
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William 'Stage' Boyd, Irving Pichel, Peggy Shannon, Raul Roulien
0
0
Shanghai Madness

Shanghai Madness

(1933)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Pat Jackson
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eugene Pallette, Fay Wray, Herbert Mundin, Ralph Morgan
0
0
Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat

(1942)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Pilon
Director:
Victor Fleming
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Hedy Lamarr, John Garfield, Frank Morgan, Akim Tamiroff
2
0
Riffraff

Riffraff

(1936)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dutch Muller
Director:
J. Walter Ruben
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Jean Harlow, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia
1
0
The Sea of Grass

The Sea of Grass

(1947)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton
Director:
Elia Kazan
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Walker, Phyllis Thaxter
1
0
They Gave Him a Gun

They Gave Him a Gun

(1937)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Fred P. Willis
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Edgar Dearing, Franchot Tone, Mary Treen, Gladys George
1
1
Mannequin

Mannequin

(1937)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
John L. Hennessey
Director:
Frank Borzage
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Alan Curtis, Ralph Morgan, Mary Philips
0
0
Now I'll Tell

Now I'll Tell

(1934)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Murray Golden
Director:
Edwin J. Burke
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Shirley Temple, Helen Twelvetrees, Henry O'Neill, Alice Faye
0
0
I Take This Woman

I Take This Woman

(1940)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Karl Decker
Director:
W.S. Van Dyke, Frank Borzage, Josef von Sternberg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hedy Lamarr, Verree Teasdale, Kent Taylor, Laraine Day
0
1
Up the River

Up the River

(1930)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Saint Louis
Director:
John Ford
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Warren Hymer, William Collier Sr., Claire Luce
0
0
The Hard Guy

The Hard Guy

(1930)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Guy
Director:
Arthur Hurley
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Katharine Alexander, Arch Hendricks, Pat Kearney, Valli Roberts
0
0
The Show-Off

The Show-Off

(1934)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
J. Aubrey Piper
Director:
Charles Reisner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lois Wilson, Henry Wadsworth, Madge Evans, Grant Mitchell
0
0
She Wanted a Millionaire

She Wanted a Millionaire

(1932)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
William Kelley
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
James Kirkwood, Joan Bennett, Dorothy Peterson, Una Merkel
0
0
Marie Galante

Marie Galante

(1934)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Crawbett
Director:
Henry King
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Ned Sparks, Stepin Fetchit, Helen Morgan, Ketti Gallian
0
0
Bottoms Up

Bottoms Up

(1934)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
'Smoothie' King
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, John Boles, Herbert Mundin, Sid Silvers
0
0
It's a Small World

It's a Small World

(1935)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill Shevlin
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Astrid Allwyn, Wendy Barrie, Raymond Walburn, Virginia Sale
0
0
Society Girl

Society Girl

(1932)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Briscoe
Director:
Sidney Lanfield
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Byron, Peggy Shannon, James Dunn, Bert Hanlon
1
0
Sky Devils

Sky Devils

(1932)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Wilkie
Director:
A. Edward Sutherland
Genres:
Action, War, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ann Dvorak, William 'Stage' Boyd, George Cooper, Billy Bevan
0
0
Goldie

Goldie

(1931)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill
Director:
Benjamin Stoloff
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Warren Hymer, Jean Harlow, Jesse De Vorska, Leila Karnelly
0
0
The Mad Game

The Mad Game

(1933)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Carson
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Morgan, Howard Lally, Claire Trevor, J. Carrol Naish
0
0
6 Cylinder Love

6 Cylinder Love

(1931)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
William Donroy
Director:
Thornton Freeland
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Edward Everett Horton, William Collier Sr., Sidney Fox, Una Merkel
0
0
Taxi Talks

Taxi Talks

(1930)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Taxi Driver
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Katharine Alexander, Mayo Methot, Roger Pryor, Evalyn Knapp
0
0
The Strong Arm

The Strong Arm

(1930)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Edmund Joseph
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
E.L. Fernandez, John Harrington, Henry O'Neill, Paul Harvey
0
0

Spencer Tracy Awards

Academy Awards
Captains Courageous Best Actor in a Leading Role 1938
Boys Town Best Actor in a Leading Role 1939
Golden Globe Awards
The Actress Best Actor - Drama 1954
BAFTA Awards
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Best Actor 1969