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List of Judy Garland Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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The Wizard of Oz
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31

Dorothy Gale, a simple farm girl finds herself in the magical land of Oz after a tornado hits Kansas. To return home, she must seek the help of the Wizard of Oz who stays in the Emerald city. On her way, she befriends a scarecrow, a Tin Man and a fainthearted Lion.

Role:
Dorothy
Starring:
Buddy Ebsen, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr
2. Easter Parade (1948)
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5
Easter Parade
30
5

Don Hewes is a Broadway star who tells his dancing partner Nadine that he is going solo. He claims that he can turn any dancer into a hit performer, and therefore he hires a naïve chorus girl as his new partner, hoping that this will make Nadine, his former partner jealous.

Role:
Hannah Brown
Starring:
Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
Directed By:
Charles Walters
3. For Me and My Gal (1942)
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4
For Me and My Gal
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4
Role:
Jo Hayden
Starring:
Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn, George Murphy, Ben Blue, Mártha Eggerth
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley
4. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
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4
In the Good Old Summertime
21
4
Role:
Veronica Fisher
Starring:
Liza Minnelli, Buster Keaton, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard
5. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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13
Judgment at Nuremberg
TV-14
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13

This is a dramatized version of 3rd Nuremberg trial for war crimes held by the US authorities after WWII. Four German judges, who officiated during the Nazi regime, are tried before Chief Trial Judge Dan Haywood for crimes against humanity. Haywood has the most challenging task of deciding whether they are guilty of international crimes or were observing the orders of their government. 

Directed By:
Stanley Kramer
6. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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5
Meet Me in St. Louis
22
5

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.   

Role:
Esther Smith
Starring:
Mary Astor, Leon Ames, Lucille Bremer, Margaret O'Brien
Directed By:
7. A Star Is Born (1954)
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4
A Star Is Born
TV-PG
17
4

A Star is Born is a musical romantic drama film which revolves around Norman, a popular actor, who meets Esther, a newcomer, and decides to help her in her career. However, with age and alcoholism, his own career starts going on a downward spiral.    

Role:
Vicki Lester / Esther Blodgett
Starring:
James Mason, Amanda Blake, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
8. I Could Go on Singing (1963)
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4
I Could Go on Singing
13
4
Role:
Jenny Bowman
Starring:
Jack Klugman, Dirk Bogarde, Lorna Luft, Aline MacMahon, Gregory Phillips
Directed By:
Ronald Neame
9. The Clock (1945)
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The Clock
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3
Role:
Alice Maybery
Starring:
Keenan Wynn, James Gleason, Robert Walker, Marshall Thompson
Directed By:
10. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
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4
Presenting Lily Mars
12
4
Role:
Lily Mars
Starring:
Spring Byington, Richard Carlson, Fay Bainter, Van Heflin
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
11. A Child Is Waiting (1963)
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3
A Child Is Waiting
12
3
Role:
Jean Hansen
Starring:
Gena Rowlands, Burt Lancaster, Steven Hill, Paul Stewart, Burt Lancaster
Directed By:
John Cassavetes
12. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)
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4
Ziegfeld Follies
14
4
Role:
The Star
Starring:
Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, William Frawley, Hume Cronyn, Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn, Lena Horne
Directed By:
13. Summer Stock (1950)
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3
Summer Stock
12
3
Role:
Jane Falbury
Starring:
Gene Kelly, Marjorie Main, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken
Directed By:
Charles Walters
14. The Harvey Girls (1946)
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3
The Harvey Girls
14
3
Role:
Susan Bradley
Starring:
Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger
Directed By:
George Sidney
15. The Pirate (1948)
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3
The Pirate
11
3
Role:
Manuela
Starring:
Gene Kelly, Reginald Owen, Gladys Cooper, Walter Slezak
Directed By:
16. Girl Crazy (1943)
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3
Girl Crazy
11
3
Role:
Ginger Gray
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, Rags Ragland
Directed By:
Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley
17. Strike Up the Band (1940)
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3
Strike Up the Band
10
3
Role:
Mary Holden
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, June Preisser, William Tracy
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley
18. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
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3
Broadway Melody of 1938
10
3

Aspiring talent agent Steve Raleigh manages to find funding for his Broadway show from Herman Whipple but Whipple’s wife Caroline stops him from hiring Sally Lee, a new singing star. Steve, Sally, and their friends decided to race Stargazer and win a horse race to raise the money.  

Starring:
Buddy Ebsen, Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Eleanor Powell
Directed By:
Roy Del Ruth
19. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
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3
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
9
3

This 1940 romantic comedy film tells the story of Judge Andy Hardy who moves to New York with his family, where he is infatuated with a socialite named Daphne. Eventually, he finds the high-society life too expensive, and thinks that his life back home was better.

Role:
Betsy Booth
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden
Directed By:
George B. Seitz
20. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)
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3
Life Begins for Andy Hardy
9
3

After high school, Andy Hardy is unsure if he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps of becoming a Judge. He travels to New York with his friend Betsy and lands a job. But he finds himself in trouble thanks to his naivety. Betsy finds out and informs his father Judge Hardy who comes to his rescue.  

Role:
Betsy Booth
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Ann Rutherford, Fay Holden
Directed By:
George B. Seitz
21. Every Sunday (1936)
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3
Every Sunday
9
3
Role:
Judy
Starring:
Deanna Durbin, Clem Bevans, Jack Lindquist, Jules Cowles
Directed By:
Felix E. Feist
22. Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
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4
Ziegfeld Girl
10
4
Role:
Susan Gallagher
Starring:
James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Jackie Cooper, Tony Martin
Directed By:
Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley
23. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
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4
Love Finds Andy Hardy
12
4
Role:
Betsy
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker
Directed By:
George B. Seitz
24. Babes on Broadway (1941)
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4
Babes on Broadway
9
4
Role:
Penny Morris
Starring:
Donna Reed, Ava Gardner, Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley
25. Listen, Darling (1938)
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3
Listen, Darling
9
3
Role:
'Pinkie' Wingate
Starring:
Mary Astor, Alan Hale, Walter Pidgeon, Freddie Bartholomew
Directed By:
Edwin L. Marin
26. Words and Music (1948)
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3
Words and Music
8
3

The fictionalized retelling of the creative partnership of legends, lyricist Lorenz Hart and composer Richard Rodgers, narrates their struggles to find success. It also provides a view to Larry’s personal demons, his death, and the heartbroken Dick regretting the loss of his friend when success eventually comes knocking.  

Role:
Judy Garland
Starring:
Janet Leigh, Lena Horne, Ann Sothern, Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, Perry Como, June Allyson
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
27. Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
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3
Little Nellie Kelly
10
3
Role:
Nellie Kelly / Little Nellie Kelly
Starring:
Charles Winninger, George Murphy, Douglas McPhail, Arthur Shields
Directed By:
Norman Taurog
28. Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)
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3
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
11
3

A cocky young jockey gets mixed up with a few crooked gamblers. Things take a turn when he befriends an English lad with a fast horse, and the niece of an eccentric woman who runs a boarding house for jockeys. 

Role:
Cricket West
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, C. Aubrey Smith, Ronald Sinclair, Sophie Tucker
Directed By:
Alfred E. Green
29. Babes in Arms (1939)
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3
Babes in Arms
11
3
Role:
Patsy Barton
Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Guy Kibbee, Charles Winninger, June Preisser
Directed By:
Busby Berkeley
30. Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
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3
Till the Clouds Roll By
9
3
Role:
Marilyn Miller
Starring:
Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Angela Lansbury, Lena Horne, June Allyson, Lucille Bremer, Kathryn Grayson
Directed By:
31. Thousands Cheer (1943)
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3
Thousands Cheer
6
3

Private Eddie Marsh has recently joined the army but possesses an entertainer’s spirit. On his way to arranging a grand show for his fellow soldiers, he falls in love with Colonel Bill Jones’ daughter Kathryn. Now he must put on the greatest show to impress the Colonel and get his blessings. 

Starring:
Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, Donna Reed, Red Skelton, Lena Horne, Ann Sothern, Lucille Ball
Directed By:
George Sidney
32. Everybody Sing (1938)
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3
Everybody Sing
8
3
Role:
Judy Bellaire
Starring:
Reginald Owen, Billie Burke, Allan Jones, Fanny Brice
Directed By:
Edwin L. Marin
33. Pigskin Parade (1936)
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3
Pigskin Parade
7
3

Husband-wife team, Slug and Bessie Winters are the newly appointed football coaches for the Texas State University, which mistakenly receives an invitation to play charity game against Yale University. The two work hard on the team, but an injured quarterback dampens the team’s spirits. Bessie comes across a farm-boy Amos, adept at hurling watermelons. Can he save the day for the team?

Starring:
Betty Grable, Alan Ladd, Stuart Erwin, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly
Directed By:
David Butler
34. If I Forget You (1940)
12
7
If I Forget You
12
7

As a tribute to Will Rogers, popular American stage and film actor and  vaudeville performer, Judy Garland sings the song If I Forget You.  

Role:
Judy Garland
Starring:
Will Rogers, Bette Davis, Kay Kyser
35. The Wedding of Jack and Jill (1930)
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3
The Wedding of Jack and Jill
8
3
Role:
Frances Gumm - One of the Three Gumm Sisters
Starring:
Peggy Ryan, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Johnnie Pirrone Jr.
Directed By:
Roy Mack

Narrator/Dubbing

Pepe (1960)
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7
Pepe
10
7

Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion. 

Role:
Vocalist on Radio (singing voice)
Starring:
Maurice Chevalier, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bobby Darin, Cantinflas, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin
Directed By:
George Sidney

Animation Movies

Gay Purr-ee (1962)
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5
Gay Purr-ee
10
5
Role:
Mewsette (voice)
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Paul Frees, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold, Robert Goulet
Directed By:
Abe Levitow

Special Appearance/Cameo

A Holiday in Storyland (1930)
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3
A Holiday in Storyland
11
3
Role:
Frances Gumm - One of the Three Gumm Sisters (uncredited)
Starring:
Kiddies The Vitaphone, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Ray Erlenborn
Directed By:
Roy Mack
Bubbles (1930)
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9
Bubbles
10
9

This musical short film takes us to an imaginary land where the Vitaphone Kiddies and Gumm Sisters sing and tap dance.

Role:
Self - Performer: The Three Gumm Sisters (uncredited)
Starring:
Marjorie Kane, Kiddies The Vitaphone, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm
Directed By:
Roy Mack

Judy Garland Awards

Golden Globe Awards
A Star Is Born Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1955
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Album Cover (Other Than Classical) 1962
Winner Best Engineering Contribution - Popular Recording 1962
Winner Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female 1962
Winner Lifetime Achievement Award 1997
Winner Album of the Year (Other Than Classical) 1962