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List of Judy Garland Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
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4
The Wizard of Oz
42
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dorothy
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Buddy Ebsen, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr
2. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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1
Meet Me in St. Louis
34
1

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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Esther Smith
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Leon Ames, Lucille Bremer, Margaret O'Brien
3. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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8
Judgment at Nuremberg
TV-14
20
8

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
War, Drama
4. A Star Is Born (1954)
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1
A Star Is Born
TV-PG
23
1

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.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Vicki Lester / Esther Blodgett
Director:
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Mason, Amanda Blake, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Comedy or Musical
5. If I Forget You (1940)
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6
If I Forget You
13
6

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Garland
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
6. Easter Parade (1948)
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3
Easter Parade
21
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Brown
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
7. The Clock (1945)
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2
The Clock
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Maybery
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, James Gleason, Robert Walker, Marshall Thompson
8. The Harvey Girls (1946)
23
1
The Harvey Girls
23
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Bradley
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger
9. A Child Is Waiting (1963)
17
1
A Child Is Waiting
17
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Hansen
Director:
John Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gena Rowlands, Burt Lancaster, Steven Hill, Paul Stewart, Burt Lancaster
10. For Me and My Gal (1942)
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3
For Me and My Gal
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo Hayden
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Romance, Musical, War
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn, George Murphy, Ben Blue, Mártha Eggerth
11. In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
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3
In the Good Old Summertime
18
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Veronica Fisher
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Liza Minnelli, Buster Keaton, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington
12. The Pirate (1948)
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2
The Pirate
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Manuela
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Reginald Owen, Gladys Cooper, Walter Slezak
13. Summer Stock (1950)
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2
Summer Stock
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Falbury
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Marjorie Main, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken
14. Strike Up the Band (1940)
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2
Strike Up the Band
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Holden
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, June Preisser, William Tracy
15. Girl Crazy (1943)
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2
Girl Crazy
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ginger Gray
Director:
Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, Rags Ragland
16. I Could Go on Singing (1963)
14
3
I Could Go on Singing
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Bowman
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman, Lorna Luft, Aline MacMahon, Gregory Phillips
18. Babes on Broadway (1941)
14
1
Babes on Broadway
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Penny Morris
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, Ava Gardner, Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler
19. Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)
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2
Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
13
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy Booth
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Romance, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden
20. Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
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1
Broadway Melody of 1938
11
1

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Buddy Ebsen, Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Eleanor Powell
21. Presenting Lily Mars (1943)
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3
Presenting Lily Mars
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily Mars
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Spring Byington, Richard Carlson, Fay Bainter, Van Heflin
22. Life Begins for Andy Hardy (1941)
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2
Life Begins for Andy Hardy
11
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy Booth
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Ann Rutherford, Fay Holden
23. Every Sunday (1936)
10
1
Every Sunday
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Judy
Director:
Felix E. Feist
Genres:
Music, Musical, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Deanna Durbin, Clem Bevans, Jack Lindquist, Jules Cowles
24. Babes in Arms (1939)
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1
Babes in Arms
14
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy Barton
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Guy Kibbee, Charles Winninger, June Preisser
25. Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
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3
Love Finds Andy Hardy
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker
26. Words and Music (1948)
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1
Words and Music
13
1

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Garland
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
27. Little Nellie Kelly (1940)
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2
Little Nellie Kelly
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nellie Kelly / Little Nellie Kelly
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Winninger, George Murphy, Douglas McPhail, Arthur Shields
28. Listen, Darling (1938)
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2
Listen, Darling
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
'Pinkie' Wingate
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Alan Hale, Walter Pidgeon, Freddie Bartholomew
31. Thoroughbreds Don't Cry (1937)
12
2
Thoroughbreds Don't Cry
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cricket West
Director:
Alfred E. Green
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, C. Aubrey Smith, Ronald Sinclair, Sophie Tucker
32. Everybody Sing (1938)
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2
Everybody Sing
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Bellaire
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Reginald Owen, Billie Burke, Allan Jones, Fanny Brice
33. Thousands Cheer (1943)
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2
Thousands Cheer
10
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy, Drama
34. Pigskin Parade (1936)
10
1
Pigskin Parade
10
1

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?

As:
Cast
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Sport, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Betty Grable, Alan Ladd, Stuart Erwin, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly
35. The Wedding of Jack and Jill (1930)
7
2
The Wedding of Jack and Jill
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances Gumm - One of the Three Gumm Sisters
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Short, Musical
Star Cast:
Peggy Ryan, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Johnnie Pirrone Jr.

Narrator/Dubbing

Pepe (1960)
Pepe

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. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Vocalist on Radio (singing voice)
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Comedy, Musical

Animation Movies

Gay Purr-ee (1962)
Gay Purr-ee
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Mewsette
Director:
Abe Levitow
Genres:
Family, Animation, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Paul Frees, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold, Robert Goulet

Special appearance/Cameo

Bubbles (1930)
Bubbles

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

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Self - Performer: The Three Gumm Sisters (uncredited)
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Musical, Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Marjorie Kane, Kiddies The Vitaphone, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm
A Holiday in Storyland (1930)
A Holiday in Storyland
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Frances Gumm - One of the Three Gumm Sisters (uncredited)
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Musical, Short
Star Cast:
Kiddies The Vitaphone, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Ray Erlenborn

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