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List of Lena Horne Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Stormy Weather (1943)
14
2
Stormy Weather
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Selina Rogers
Director:
Andrew L. Stone
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra, Bill Robinson, Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe, Fats Waller
2. America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (1976)
11
2
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Dwight Hemion
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Diahann Carroll, Gene Kelly, Vic Damone, Sammy Davis Jr.
3. Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party (1935)
12
2
Cab Calloway's Jitterbug Party
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cotton Club Dancer (uncredited)
Director:
Fred Waller
Genres:
Music, Musical, Short
Star Cast:
Cab Calloway, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra, Avon Long, Ethel Moses
4. Cabin in the Sky (1943)
12
3
Cabin in the Sky
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Georgia Brown
Genres:
Musical, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
5. Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
10
2
Two Girls and a Sailor
10
2

A sailor helps two sisters start a service canteen, and soon falls in love with Jean, the gorgeous one of the two. However, he is unaware that her sibling Patsy is also in love with him. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Thorpe
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Jimmy Durante, Gracie Allen, June Allyson, Henry O'Neill, Van Johnson
7. Words and Music (1948)
11
2
Words and Music
11
2

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:
Lena Horne
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
8. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
10
2
Death of a Gunfighter
PG
10
2

Set in the turn of the nineteenth century Texas, Death of a Gunfighter is the story of a traditional Old West style lawman struggling to keep a firm grip over the town in defiance of the community leaders’ verdict that he should resign.

As:
Cast
Role:
Claire Quintana
Director:
Don Siegel, Alan Smithee, Robert Totten
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Richard Widmark, Kent Smith, David Opatoshu, Carroll O'Connor
9. Thousands Cheer (1943)
10
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
10. I Dood It (1943)
10
2
I Dood It
10
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Red Skelton, Eleanor Powell, Sam Levene, Richard Ainley
12. Duchess of Idaho (1950)
10
3
Duchess of Idaho
10
3

Even though Ellen is in love with her playboy boss Douglas, she is too shy to express her feelings. Her roommate comes up with a plan, and decides to follow Douglas on his trip to Sun Valley.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Amanda Blake, Bobby Troup, Red Skelton, Van Johnson, Esther Williams
13. Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)
9
2
Meet Me in Las Vegas
9
2

Yearly, rancher Chuck Rodwell travels to Las Vegas for gambling, but invariably ends up losing. Maria Corvier is the ballet-dancer at ‘Sand’s’ where Chuck discovers that she is lucky for him as he wins whenever he holds her hands. Aspiring for stardom, Maria is indifferent initially; but gradually they fall in love. Will they continue to hold hands up to the altar?  

As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy
14. 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.  

As:
Cast
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ann Sothern, Red Skelton, Marsha Hunt, Ben Blue
15. Broadway Rhythm (1944)
9
2
Broadway Rhythm
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Music, Family
Star Cast:
Charles Winninger, George Murphy, Ginny Simms, Nancy Walker
16. Swing Fever (1943)
9
2
Swing Fever
9
2

Lowell Blackford is a skilled musician, but he is also cursed with an ‘evil eye’ which has hypnotic powers. He goes in search of a Broadway producer, but he soon gets involved with a boxer.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lena Horne
Director:
Tim Whelan
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ava Gardner, Kay Kyser, Marilyn Maxwell, Nat Pendleton
17. The Wiz (1978)
9
2
The Wiz
G
9
2

The Wiz is a fantasy adventure film which revolves around a shy 24 year old schoolteacher named Dorothy, who is magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz. She soon befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion, and they embark on a quest together to look for a way to send her back home.

As:
Cast
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Nipsey Russell, Michael Jackson, Ted Ross, Mabel King
18. The Duke Is Tops (1938)
8
2
The Duke Is Tops
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ethel Andrews
Director:
Ralph Cooper, William L. Nolte
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Ralph Cooper, Laurence Criner, Monte Hawley, Willie Covan
19. Muppet Video: Muppet Moments (1985)
12
2
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself (archiveFootage)
Director:
Philip Casson, Peter Harris
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Pearl Bailey, Jim Henson

Animation(s)

Learning About Letters (1986)
Learning About Letters
TV-Y
As:
Cast
Role:
Herself
Director:
Jim Henson, Jon Stone
Genres:
Animation, Short, Family
Star Cast:
Caroll Spinney, Emilio Delgado, Richard Hunt, Kevin Clash

TV Shows and Videos

Lena Horne Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Lifetime Achievement Award 1989
Winner Best Jazz Vocal Performance 1996
Winner Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female 1982
Winner Best Cast Show Album 1982
Winner Best Album Cover- Other Than Classical 1963