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List of Vincente Minnelli Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
17
2
Meet Me in St. Louis
17
2

Meet Me in St. Louis is a Christmas musical film which revolves around the life of the Smith family as their daughters learn about life and love and the ways of the world.   

Starring:
Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Leon Ames, Lucille Bremer, Margaret O'Brien
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
2. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
12
4
The Bad and the Beautiful
12
4

The Bad and the Beautiful is an American drama film which tells the story of a film producer who starts to distance himself from everyone around him. The film then shows us his past in a series of flashbacks.

Starring:
Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
3. The Band Wagon (1953)
15
2
The Band Wagon
15
2

The Band Wagon is a romantic comedy musical film which tells the story of Tony Hunter, a musical movie star who fears that his career may be dying. Things change when two of his friends come up with a Broadway project in order to revive his career. But things get complicated when the egotistical director decides to hire a ballerina named Gaby Gerard as the leading lady.   

Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
4. Lust for Life (1956)
15
2
Lust for Life
TV-PG
15
2

Lust for Life is a biographical drama film which revolves around the life of Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch painter who was known for his artistic genius. Despite this, due to his mental illness, he goes through several failures in his life. He fails as a preacher and also in his relationships with women. Eventually, with the support of his brother, he leaves for France, where he manages to earn respect among his fellow painters, although he does not get along with them.

Starring:
Marion Ross, Anthony Quinn, Kirk Douglas, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane
Directed By:
5. Some Came Running (1958)
13
2
Some Came Running
13
2

Dave Hirsh is a former writer and war veteran who returns to his hometown after many years. He is accompanied by Ginnie, a woman who is in love with him. He meets his older brother Frank, who invites him for dinner. Frank introduces him to Gwen, a teacher, to teach him French. Over time, Dave feels attracted to Gwen but unfortunately Gwen doesn’t feel the same way. Things get complicated when Dave gets involved with gangsters.

Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Marion Ross, Martha Hyer, Arthur Kennedy
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
6. The Clock (1945)
13
2
The Clock
13
2
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, Judy Garland, James Gleason, Robert Walker, Marshall Thompson
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann
8. An American in Paris (1951)
14
2
An American in Paris
TV-PG
14
2

Considered as one of the best musicals by the American Film Institute, An American in Paris is an Oscar-winning film, which tells the story of Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American artist living in Paris, who meets an influential heiress who is attracted to him. However, he is attracted to another young French girl, and now he must make a choice.  

Starring:
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, Georges Guétary
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
9. Tea and Sympathy (1956)
11
3
Tea and Sympathy
11
3
Starring:
Deborah Kerr, Leif Erickson, Darryl Hickman, Edward Andrews, John Kerr
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
10. Father of the Bride (1950)
11
2
Father of the Bride
TV-G
11
2

Stanley Banks is a successful suburban lawyer whose daughter Kay announces casually that she is in love with a man named Buckley, and that she has accepted his proposal. Although this makes Stanley uneasy, he realizes that his daughter is now grown up, and this day is inevitable. He tries to deal with the emotional pain of separating from her, and does his best to arrange for the wedding.

Starring:
Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
11. Bells Are Ringing (1960)
13
3
Bells Are Ringing
13
3
Starring:
Judy Holliday, Hal Linden, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jean Stapleton, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
12. Cabin in the Sky (1943)
10
3
Cabin in the Sky
10
3
Starring:
Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley, Vincente Minnelli
13. Madame Bovary (1949)
11
3
Madame Bovary
11
3
Starring:
James Mason, Louis Jourdan, Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Alf Kjellin
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
14. The Pirate (1948)
11
2
The Pirate
11
2
Starring:
Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Reginald Owen, Gladys Cooper, Walter Slezak
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
15. The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
11
4
The Long, Long Trailer
11
4
Starring:
Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Gladys Hurlbut
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
16. Gigi (1958)
14
2
Gigi
G
14
2

Gigi is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a rich playboy who begins a friendship with a young woman who is being trained to become a courtesan.

Starring:
Maurice Chevalier, Eva Gabor, Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Jacques Bergerac
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director
17. Brigadoon (1954)
12
3
Brigadoon
12
3

During a hunting trip in Scotland, two Americans get lost. They soon come across a mysterious but small village, known as Brigadoon, where the residents seem to harbor a mysterious secret. In addition, they behave as if they are still living two centuries ago. Things get even more complicated when one of them falls for Fiona, one of the residents.  

Starring:
George Chakiris, Gene Kelly, Barry Jones, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
18. The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
10
2
The Reluctant Debutante
10
2
Starring:
Sandra Dee, Rex Harrison, Angela Lansbury, Kay Kendall, John Saxon
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
19. The Story of Three Loves (1953)
9
4
The Story of Three Loves
9
4

This technicolour anthology film presents three stories narrated by three passengers on board a cruiser. The relationship between a ballet choreographer and a ballerina with a heart condition is featured in the first. In the second, a boy miraculously converts into a young man and charms his governess. In the third, a failed trapeze artist along with a suicidal woman perform a daring circus act. 

Starring:
Pier Angeli, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Ethel Barrymore, Agnes Moorehead, James Mason, Leslie Caron, Kirk Douglas
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt
20. Designing Woman (1957)
11
2
Designing Woman
11
2
Starring:
Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Sam Levene, Tom Helmore, Dolores Gray
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
21. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
10
2
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
10
2
Starring:
Glenn Ford, Dina Merrill, Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
22. The Bribe (1949)
10
2
The Bribe
10
2
Starring:
Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, John Hodiak
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard, Vincente Minnelli
23. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
9
3
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
G
9
3
Starring:
Barbra Streisand, Bob Newhart, Jack Nicholson, Yves Montand, Simon Oakland, Larry Blyden
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
24. Father's Little Dividend (1951)
10
2
Father's Little Dividend
10
2
Starring:
Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
25. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
11
3
Ziegfeld Follies
11
3
Starring:
Red Skelton, William Frawley, Hume Cronyn, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn, Lucille Ball
Directed By:
Charles Walters, Roy Del Ruth, George Sidney, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli
26. Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
11
3
Two Weeks in Another Town
11
3
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Kirk Douglas, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton, Daliah Lavi
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
27. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
10
5
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
10
5
Starring:
Charles Boyer, Glenn Ford, Angela Lansbury, Paul Lukas, Lee J. Cobb
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
28. Undercurrent (1946)
9
4
Undercurrent
9
4
Starring:
Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Robert Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
29. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
10
3
Till the Clouds Roll By
10
3
Starring:
Dinah Shore, Angela Lansbury, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, June Allyson, Lucille Bremer
Directed By:
Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney
30. The Cobweb (1955)
10
2
The Cobweb
10
2
Starring:
Richard Widmark, Lillian Gish, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Oscar Levant, John Kerr
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
31. I Dood It (1943)
9
3
I Dood It
9
3

I Dood It is a musical comedy film, which tells the story of a worker at a hotel’s valet service, who develops a huge crush on a Broadway star. He even starts ‘borrowing’ his customer’s fancy clothes to follow her around. 

Starring:
Red Skelton, Lena Horne, Eleanor Powell, Sam Levene, Richard Ainley
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
32. Kismet (1955)
9
3
Kismet
9
3
Starring:
Monty Woolley, Ann Blyth, Howard Keel, Vic Damone, Dolores Gray
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen
33. The Heavenly Body (1944)
9
2
The Heavenly Body
9
2

Vicky feels neglected because William, her astronomer husband, is more interested in a comet he has discovered. So she goes to see an astrologer, who convinces her that a new man will walk into her life. As if to make the prediction come true, William leaves home, angry that his wife believes in astrology, while a military officer moves into their locality. 

Starring:
Hedy Lamarr, William Powell, James Craig, Fay Bainter, Henry O'Neill
Directed By:
Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli
34. The Seventh Sin (1957)
8
3
The Seventh Sin
8
3

The Seventh Sin is a drama film which tells the story of a married woman Carol who has an affair with another man. In order to redeem herself, she goes with her doctor husband to China to fight an ongoing epidemic.

Starring:
Eleanor Parker, Françoise Rosay, George Sanders, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Bill Travers
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli, Ronald Neame
35. The Sandpiper (1965)
9
3
The Sandpiper
TV-14
9
3
Starring:
Richard Burton, Charles Bronson, Eva Marie Saint, Nico, Peter O'Toole, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Webber
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
36. Goodbye Charlie (1964)
9
3
Goodbye Charlie
9
3
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Walter Matthau, Pat Boone, James Brolin, Joanna Barnes, Ellen Burstyn
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
37. Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
11
2
Yolanda and the Thief
11
2

Set in a fictional Latin-American country Patria, the film follows confidence-trickster, Johnny Riggs, who comes across naïve heiress Yolanda, and convinces her that he is her guardian angel. After that it is easy for Johnny to help himself to her riches. But he doesn’t anticipate falling in love with Yolanda, which creates a dilemma - whether to opt for wealth or love? 

Starring:
Fred Astaire, Frank Morgan, Mildred Natwick, Lucille Bremer, Mary Nash
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli
38. Panama Hattie (1942)
9
2
Panama Hattie
9
2

Hattie Maloney’s hotel in Panama is frequented by American sailors, who come here to have a good time, often singing Cole Porter numbers and dancing. The plot heats up when an upper class gentleman visits the hotel and sparks begin to fly between the two. However, there are problems on the way.  

Starring:
Ann Sothern, Lena Horne, Red Skelton, Marsha Hunt, Ben Blue
Directed By:
Roy Del Ruth, Norman Z. McLeod, Vincente Minnelli
39. All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)
8
3
All the Fine Young Cannibals
8
3

Salome is pregnant with Chad’s baby; but because he has no job, she is forced to leave town. While heading for the East, she meets Tony and marries him without informing him about Chad or the baby. Meanwhile Ruby, a down-on-her-luck blues singer, takes Chad to New York where he plays trumpet, shortly making a name for himself. Then chance brings them together. 

Starring:
Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, George Hamilton, Pearl Bailey, Susan Kohner
Directed By:
Michael Anderson, Vincente Minnelli
40. A Matter of Time (1976)
7
2
A Matter of Time
PG
7
2

A simple young girl, who is also an aspiring actress, helps an old countess to deal with her old age. In return, the countess introduces her to the world of upper class society.

Starring:
Isabella Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Liza Minnelli, Charles Boyer, Spiros Andros, Tina Aumont
Directed By:
Vincente Minnelli

TV Movie(s)

1. Liza with a Z (1972)
13
2
Liza with a Z
13
2
Role:
Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Starring:
Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marisa Berenson, Ann Reinking
Directed By:
Bob Fosse

Vincente Minnelli Awards

Academy Awards
Gigi Best Director 1959
Golden Globe Awards
Gigi Best Director 1959