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List of Fred Astaire Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Top Hat (1935)
28
3
Top Hat
TV-G
28
3

Top Hat is a musical romantic film which tells the story of Jerry Travers, a tap dancer who comes to London to star in a show that is being produced by Horace Hardwick. He soon meets the model Dale Tremont, and tries to impress her to win her affection.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Travers
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton, Ginger Rogers
2. The Band Wagon (1953)
30
1
The Band Wagon
30
1

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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Hunter
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
3. Swing Time (1936)
25
2
Swing Time
25
2

An aspiring dancer travels to New York to prove his mettle to his fiancée. However, as luck would have it, he falls for his dancing partner.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lucky Garnett
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Eric Blore, Victor Moore, Helen Broderick
4. Easter Parade (1948)
29
3
Easter Parade
29
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Don Hewes
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
5. The Gay Divorcee (1934)
26
2
The Gay Divorcee
26
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Guy Holden
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Betty Grable, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton, Erik Rhodes, Alice Brady
6. Shall We Dance (1937)
27
4
Shall We Dance
27
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Petrov
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Eric Blore, Edward Everett Horton, Jerome Cowan
7. Holiday Inn (1942)
25
3
Holiday Inn
25
3

Holiday Inn is a romantic comedy drama musical film which tells the story of Jim, who is left by his girlfriend Lila, so that she can be with her dance partner Ted. Jim is heartbroken and he decides to leave the town. He starts a holiday inn along with another woman named Linda. However, Ted arrives at the inn, after learning that Lila is leaving him too, for a millionaire. Soon, he attempts to steal away Linda from Jim.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ted Hanover
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Walter Abel, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale
8. Follow the Fleet (1936)
22
2
Follow the Fleet
22
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bake Baker
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Betty Grable, Harriet Nelson, Randolph Scott
9. Broadway Melody of 1940 (1940)
20
3
Broadway Melody of 1940
20
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Brett
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Ian Hunter, George Murphy, Frank Morgan, Eleanor Powell
10. On the Beach (1959)
21
4
On the Beach
21
4

On the Beach is a science fiction film which takes us to 1964, where a third World War has caused total destruction of the World’s Northern Hemisphere, where nuclear fallout has eliminated the life of all humans. Meanwhile, survivors in Australia detect a signal coming from the West Cost of the US.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Julian Osborn
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance
Star Cast:
11. You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
17
2
You Were Never Lovelier
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Davis
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Rita Hayworth, Adolphe Menjou, Isobel Elsom, Leslie Brooks
12. Carefree (1938)
19
3
Carefree
19
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Flagg
Director:
Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, Ginger Rogers, Jack Carson, Ralph Bellamy
13. Silk Stockings (1957)
21
2
Silk Stockings
21
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Canfield
Director:
Rouben Mamoulian
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Lorre, Janis Paige, George Tobias, Cyd Charisse
14. Funny Face (1957)
17
4
Funny Face
17
4

A fashion photographer is struck by the beauty of Jo, a shy bookstore employee, whom he had photographed by accident. He soon convinces her that she has the potential to become a great model, and asks her to go with him to France. Soon, they find themselves falling for each other, but there are several hurdles coming as well.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dick Avery
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Audrey Hepburn, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair, Robert Flemyng
15. Roberta (1935)
17
4
Roberta
17
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Huck Haines
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
16. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
16
4
The Barkleys of Broadway
16
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Josh Barkley
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant, Billie Burke, Gale Robbins
17. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939)
18
4
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
18
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Vernon Castle
Director:
H.C. Potter
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Drama, Biography, War
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, Lew Fields
18. You'll Never Get Rich (1941)
16
3
You'll Never Get Rich
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Curtis
Director:
Sidney Lanfield
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Rita Hayworth, Robert Benchley, John Hubbard, Osa Massen
19. The Sky's the Limit (1943)
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2
The Sky's the Limit
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fred Atwell aka Fred Burton
Director:
Edward H. Griffith
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Robert Ryan, Elizabeth Patterson, Robert Benchley, Joan Leslie
20. Royal Wedding (1951)
17
2
Royal Wedding
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Bowen
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Sarah Churchill
21. A Damsel in Distress (1937)
13
2
A Damsel in Distress
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Halliday
Director:
George Stevens
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
22. Three Little Words (1950)
12
3
Three Little Words
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Bert Kalmar
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy, Biography
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Red Skelton, Keenan Wynn, Vera-Ellen, Arlene Dahl
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical
23. Daddy Long Legs (1955)
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5
Daddy Long Legs
19
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Jervis Pendleton III
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Leslie Caron, Thelma Ritter, Fred Clark, Terry Moore
24. The Towering Inferno (1974)
13
5
The Towering Inferno
PG
13
5

A massive fire breaks out during the opening ceremony of the world’s biggest skyscraper, and it threatens to destroy not only the tower but also everyone inside. The city’s rescue teams try their best to fight the fire and save the people trapped inside. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Harlee Claiborne
Director:
John Guillermin
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
25. Flying Down to Rio (1933)
13
3
Flying Down to Rio
13
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Fred Ayres
Director:
Thornton Freeland
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Gene Raymond, Dolores del Rio, Raul Roulien
26. Blue Skies (1946)
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2
Blue Skies
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jed Potter
Director:
Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe, Olga San Juan
27. The Pleasure of His Company (1961)
6
4
The Pleasure of His Company
6
4

Raised by her mother, San Francisco debutante, Jessica Poole, meets her father after many years when he comes to attend her wedding. Forever charming, he wins his daughter’s heart, makes peace with his ex wife and charms her prized cook, Toy. Only people not impressed by him are Jessica’s stepfather and her fiancée. Why does he have two return tickets? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole
Director:
George Seaton
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Lilli Palmer, Debbie Reynolds, Tab Hunter, Gary Merrill
29. The Notorious Landlady (1962)
6
5
The Notorious Landlady
6
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Franklyn Ambruster
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Kim Novak, Lionel Jeffries, Estelle Winwood
31. Un taxi mauve (1977)
7
5
Un taxi mauve
R
7
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Seamus Scully
Director:
Yves Boisset
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Ustinov, Edward Albert, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Noiret
33. Let's Dance (1950)
11
3
Let's Dance
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Donald Elwood
Director:
Norman Z. McLeod
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Lucile Watson, Ruth Warrick, Betty Hutton, Roland Young
34. Ghost Story (1981)
13
5
Ghost Story
R
13
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Ricky Hawthorne
Director:
John Irvin
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Patricia Neal, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Craig Wasson, Melvyn Douglas, John Houseman
35. The Belle of New York (1952)
11
3
The Belle of New York
11
3

Much to the dismay of his guardian aunt Lettie, New York playboy, Charles, has a tendency dumping his brides-to-be at the altar. When he genuinely falls in love with charity worker, Angela, his feet magically leave the ground. A series of misunderstandings later, he redeems himself. Angela too falls in love and the couple floats away together.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Hill
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Marjorie Main, Vera-Ellen, Alice Pearce
36. Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
10
1
Yolanda and the Thief
10
1

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? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Parkson Riggs
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Musical
Star Cast:
Frank Morgan, Mildred Natwick, Lucille Bremer, Mary Nash
37. Just One More Time (1974)
7
2
Just One More Time
7
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Himself
Director:
Michael J. Shapiro
Genres:
Musical, Short
Star Cast:
Bing Crosby, Nelson Eddy, Daniel Melnick, Jack Haley Jr.
38. Second Chorus (1940)
7
2
Second Chorus
7
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Danny O'Neill
Director:
H.C. Potter
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, Charles Butterworth, Artie Shaw
39. Midas Run (1969)
5
1
Midas Run
M
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
John Pedley
Director:
Alf Kjellin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Cesar Romero, Richard Crenna, Ralph Richardson, Anne Heywood
40. The Amazing Dobermans (1976)
7
1
The Amazing Dobermans
G
7
1

The Amazing Dobermans is a crime comedy film, which tells the story of an ex con man Daniel, who along with his trained Dobermans help an undercover agent of the Treasury department in nabbing a crook. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel Hughes
Director:
Byron Chudnow
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
James Franciscus, Barbara Eden, Jack Carter, Billy Barty

TV Movie(s)

1. The Fred Astaire Show (1968)
12
2
The Fred Astaire Show
12
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Robert Scheerer
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Barrie Chase, Knot The Gordian
2. An Evening with Fred Astaire (1958)
11
1
An Evening with Fred Astaire
11
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Art Gilmore, Barrie Chase, Jonah Jones, David Rose
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Best Single Performance by an Actor
3. Astaire Time (1960)
9
1
Astaire Time
9
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself - Host
Director:
Greg Garrison
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
David Rose and His Orchestra, Art Gilmore, Count Basie, Barrie Chase
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series
4. Another Evening with Fred Astaire (1959)
7
2
Another Evening with Fred Astaire
7
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bud Yorkin
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Barrie Chase, Thompson Singers The Bill, Bea Busch, Fred Curt
5. A Family Upside Down (1978)
8
1
A Family Upside Down
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ted Long
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Helen Hayes, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Pat Crowley, Patty Duke
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special
6. The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979)
8
2
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Costume Shop Proprietor / Chauffeur / Policeman / Hot Dog Vendor / Cab Driver / Jeweler / Floor Walker / Choral Director / Santa Claus
Director:
Corey Allen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bert Convy, Majel Barrett, Nanette Fabray, Gary Burghoff, John Byner, Tara Buckman
7. The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again (1970)
7
1
The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
The Baltimore Kid
Director:
George McCowan
Genres:
Comedy, Western, Family
Star Cast:
Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, Chill Wills
8. Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (2009)
5
1
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bruce Ricker
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Lauren Bacall, Julie Andrews, Bill Charlap, Harold Arlen, Louis Armstrong
9. Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers (2007)
6
1
Michael Parkinson's Greatest Entertainers
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Michael Parkinson
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Barry Humphries, Lauren Bacall, Louis Armstrong, Muhammad Ali, David Attenborough

Animation(s)

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
TV-G
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator - S.D. Kluger
Director:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres:
Family, Musical, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town (1977)
The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town
TV-G
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
S.D. Kluger
Director:
Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Musical, Adventure, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Allen Swift, Bob McFadden, Skip Hinnant, Ron Marshall

TV Shows and Videos

Fred Astaire Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Towering Inferno Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture 1975
Three Little Words Best Actor - Comedy or Musical 1951
Primetime Emmy Awards
A Family Upside Down Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special 1978
Astaire Time Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Musical Program or Series 1961
An Evening with Fred Astaire Best Single Performance by an Actor 1959
BAFTA Awards
The Towering Inferno Best Supporting Actor 1976
Grammy Awards
Winner Lifetime Achievement Award 1989