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List of Shirley Temple Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Fort Apache (1948)
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2
Fort Apache
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2

An honorable and veteran captain finds himself in a complicated situation when his regime is placed under the command of a young Lieutenant Colonel, who doesn’t have any respect for the local Indian tribe.

As:
Cast
Role:
Philadelphia Thursday
Director:
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Ward Bond, Pedro Armendáriz
2. Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937)
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5
Ali Baba Goes to Town
13
5

A movie company is showing the Arabian Nights when a hobo enters their camp and gets injured on the head. After taking too many painkillers, he falls asleep and starts dreaming about being in Baghdad and also being the Sultan’s advisor.

As:
Cast
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Fantasy
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Ann Sothern, Roland Young, Victor McLaglen, Eddie Cantor
3. The Little Princess (1939)
22
2
The Little Princess
22
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sara Crewe
Director:
William A. Seiter, Walter Lang
Genres:
Musical, Family, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ian Hunter, Anita Louise, Cesar Romero, Richard Greene
5. Heidi (1937)
20
2
Heidi
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Heidi
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Jean Hersholt, Helen Westley, Thomas Beck, Arthur Treacher
6. Bright Eyes (1934)
20
2
Bright Eyes
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shirley Blake
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jane Darwell, Lois Wilson, James Dunn, Judith Allen
7. Out All Night (1933)
14
3
Out All Night
14
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Taylor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Slim Summerville, Zasu Pitts, Laura Hope Crews, Shirley Grey
8. Stowaway (1936)
17
2
Stowaway
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ching-Ching
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Eugene Pallette, Robert Young, Helen Westley, Alice Faye
9. The Little Colonel (1935)
18
2
The Little Colonel
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lloyd Sherman
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, Lionel Barrymore, Evelyn Venable, John Lodge, Sidney Blackmer
10. Captain January (1936)
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2
Captain January
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2

This musical comedy film tells the story of a little girl Star who is found and rescued by a lighthouse keeper named Captain January after she is shipwrecked. She likes her life with the sailors, but things get complicated when a bitter officer states that she belongs to a boarding school.

As:
Cast
Role:
Star
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Buddy Ebsen, Slim Summerville, Guy Kibbee, Sara Haden
11. The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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4
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
15
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Turner
Director:
Irving Reis
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Cary Grant, Ray Collins, Myrna Loy, Rudy Vallee, Cary Grant
12. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
17
2
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rebecca Winstead
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Family
Star Cast:
Gloria Stuart, Randolph Scott, Jack Haley, Phyllis Brooks
13. Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
17
2
Poor Little Rich Girl
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Barry
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Family, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Gloria Stuart, Jack Haley, Alice Faye, Michael Whalen
14. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
16
2
Wee Willie Winkie
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Priscilla Williams
Director:
Genres:
Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
C. Aubrey Smith, Victor McLaglen, June Lang, Michael Whalen
15. Little Miss Marker (1934)
16
2
Little Miss Marker
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Marthy 'Marky' Jane
Director:
Alexander Hall
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Musical, Family
Star Cast:
Adolphe Menjou, Charles Bickford, Dorothy Dell, Lynne Overman
16. Kiss and Tell (1945)
14
3
Kiss and Tell
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Corliss Archer
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Benchley, Katharine Alexander, Walter Abel, Jerome Courtland
17. Kid's Last Stand (1932)
15
2
Kid's Last Stand
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Girl
18. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
14
3
I'll Be Seeing You
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Marshall
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Ginger Rogers, Spring Byington, Joseph Cotten, Tom Tully
19. The Littlest Rebel (1935)
19
2
The Littlest Rebel
19
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Virgie Cary
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Musical, Family, Comedy, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Jack Holt, John Boles, Karen Morley, Bill Robinson
20. Curly Top (1935)
18
2
Curly Top
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Blair
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Family
Star Cast:
Jane Darwell, John Boles, Rochelle Hudson, Rafaela Ottiano
21. Mandalay (1934)
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3
Mandalay
13
3

A woman becomes the main ‘hostess’ in a nightclub, after being abandoned by her lover. She soon decides to put her past behind her, and sets off to Mandalay.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Warner Oland, Ricardo Cortez, Kay Francis, Lyle Talbot
22. Dimples (1936)
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2
Dimples
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2

Set in mid nineteenth century New York, the story focuses on Dimples Appleby, a child street performer, who lives with her actor grandfather, unaware that he also has to pickpocket to provide for her. She discovers the truth while performing at the Drew family home and takes up the blame to protect him. Impressed, the Mrs. Drew opens her home to her, intending to give her a comfortable life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dimples Appleby
Director:
William A. Seiter
Genres:
Musical, Family
Star Cast:
Stepin Fetchit, John Carradine, Frank Morgan, Helen Westley, Robert Kent
23. Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
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3
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College
14
3

Belvedere is a well-known author who comes to know that he is ineligible for an honorary award because he never attended college. Therefore he becomes a student in a major university, but things get tough for him because a young journalism student wants to write about him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ellen Baker
Director:
Elliott Nugent
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Young, Clifton Webb, Tom Drake, Jessie Royce Landis
24. Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
17
2
Susannah of the Mounties
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Susannah Sheldon
Director:
William A. Seiter, Walter Lang
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Western, Family
Star Cast:
J. Farrell MacDonald, Randolph Scott, Margaret Lockwood, Martin Good Rider
26. Baby, Take a Bow (1934)
17
2
Baby, Take a Bow
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shirley
Director:
Harry Lachman
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Dinehart, James Dunn, Claire Trevor, Ray Walker
27. Little Miss Broadway (1938)
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2
Little Miss Broadway
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2

Betsy is an orphan who escapes from her orphanage and starts living with her uncle, a manager who runs a hotel populated by people of the show business. However, the owner of the hotel doesn’t like her or the entertainers, and wants her to return to the orphanage.

As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy Brown
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Jimmy Durante, Edna May Oliver, George Murphy, Phyllis Brooks
28. As the Earth Turns (1934)
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3
As the Earth Turns
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3
As:
Cast
Director:
Alfred E. Green
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jean Muir, Donald Woods, Russell Hardie, Emily Lowry
29. Just Around the Corner (1938)
14
2
Just Around the Corner
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Penny
Director:
Irving Cummings
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Charles Farrell, Bill Robinson, Joan Davis, Amanda Duff
30. Our Little Girl (1935)
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2
Our Little Girl
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Molly Middleton
Director:
John S. Robertson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Family, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Joel McCrea, Lyle Talbot, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Rosemary Ames
31. Young People (1940)
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2
Young People
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wendy
Director:
Allan Dwan
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Jack Oakie, Charlotte Greenwood, Arleen Whelan, George Montgomery
32. Now and Forever (1934)
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2
Now and Forever
13
2

Con-artist, Jerry Day, is married to Toni who wishes for a stable life with a family. When Jerry brings home his daughter, Pennie, from his late first wife’s rich family, he decides to change his ways for better. But finding it difficult to provide for his family, he gets lured into joining in a jewel theft. How will this affect his daughter? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Penelope 'Penny' Day
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Carole Lombard, Gary Cooper, Guy Standing, Charlotte Granville
33. The Blue Bird (1940)
15
2
The Blue Bird
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mytyl
Director:
Walter Lang
Genres:
Family, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Sterling Holloway, Nigel Bruce, Spring Byington, Gale Sondergaard
34. Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
14
2
Miss Annie Rooney
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Annie Rooney
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore, William Gargan, Peggy Ryan
35. To the Last Man (1933)
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2
To the Last Man
11
2

After the American Civil War, a feud starts between the Colby and the Hayden families. This is because Jed Colby blames the Hayden family for his imprisonment. However, he is not aware that there is an affair going on between Ellen Colby and Lynn Hayden.

As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Romance, Western
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Esther Ralston, Jack La Rue, Randolph Scott, Barton MacLane
36. Kathleen (1941)
12
2
Kathleen
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kathleen Davis
Director:
Harold S. Bucquet
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Herbert Marshall, Gail Patrick, Laraine Day, Felix Bressart
37. Now I'll Tell (1934)
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2
Now I'll Tell
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Edwin J. Burke
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees, Henry O'Neill, Alice Faye
38. A Kiss for Corliss (1949)
11
2
A Kiss for Corliss
11
2

A teenage girl who has a crush on a much older man starts telling others that he is her boyfriend. The false rumor however soon spreads through the town really fast and things get complicated.

As:
Cast
Role:
Corliss Archer
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
David Niven, Tom Tully, Darryl Hickman, Virginia Welles
39. Change of Heart (1934)
11
2
Change of Heart
11
2

After completing their graduation, four college graduates relocate to New York City, looking for employment. However, they soon realize that jobs are scarce and finding employment wouldn’t be as easy as they thought. Although they are great friends, their relationships are strained by their romantic entanglements.  

As:
Cast
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Janet Gaynor, Ginger Rogers, Charles Farrell, James Dunn
40. What's to Do? (1933)
11
2
What's to Do?
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Lou Rogers
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Harry Myers, Frank Coghlan Jr., Kenneth Howell, Dorothy Ward
41. The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
11
2
The Story of Seabiscuit
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Margaret O'Hara / Knowles
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Barry Fitzgerald, Donald MacBride, Lon McCallister, Rosemary DeCamp
42. That Hagen Girl (1947)
11
2
That Hagen Girl
11
2

Based on the novel by Edith Kneipple Roberts, the film follows Mary Hagen, the adopted daughter of Minta and Jim Hagen. She is beautiful, gay and talented, everything that can make a girl happy. But in the way is a cruel gossip concerning her biological father. Is he Tom Bates, the former resident who was sent away by his family years ago? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Hagen
Director:
Peter Godfrey
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lois Maxwell, Rory Calhoun, Dorothy Peterson, Ronald Reagan
43. Honeymoon (1947)
11
2
Honeymoon
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Barbara Olmstead
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Franchot Tone, Gene Lockhart, Lina Romay, Guy Madison
44. Merrily Yours (1933)
11
2
Merrily Yours
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Lou Rogers
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lloyd Ingraham, Frank Coghlan Jr., Sidney Miller, Mary Blackford
45. Adventure in Baltimore (1949)
10
2
Adventure in Baltimore
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dinah Sheldon
Director:
Richard Wallace
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Young, Josephine Hutchinson, Albert Sharpe, John Agar
46. Dora's Dunking Doughnuts (1933)
11
2
Dora's Dunking Doughnuts
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shirley
Director:
Harry Edwards
Genres:
Music, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bud Jamison, Andy Clyde, Florence Gill, Ethel Sykes
47. Glad Rags to Riches (1933)
10
2
Glad Rags to Riches
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Nell / La Belle Diaperina
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Eugene Butler, Lawrence Harris, Georgie Smith, Marilyn Granas
48. Pardon My Pups (1934)
10
2
Pardon My Pups
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Lou Rogers
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Harry Myers, Frank Coghlan Jr., Kenneth Howell, Dorothy Ward
49. Red-Haired Alibi (1932)
10
2
Red-Haired Alibi
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Christy Cabanne
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Huntley Gordon, Theodore von Eltz, Grant Withers, Merna Kennedy
50. The Kid's Last Fight (1933)
10
2
The Kid's Last Fight
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shirley
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Lawrence Harris, Georgie Smith, Marilyn Granas, Arthur J. Maskery
51. Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
10
2
Stand Up and Cheer!
10
2

Stand Up and Cheer! is a 1934 American musical film, which revolves around the former US President Franklin Roosevelt, who in order to cheer out his people still suffering through the Depression, appoints a theatrical producer as the new Secretary of Amusement. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Hamilton MacFadden
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Stepin Fetchit, Warner Baxter, John Boles, Madge Evans
52. Managed Money (1934)
10
2
Managed Money
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Lou Rogers
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Huntley Gordon, Harry Myers, Virginia True Boardman, Frank Coghlan Jr.
53. Runt Page (1932)
9
2
Runt Page
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lulu Parsnips (uncredited)
Director:
Ray Nazarro
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Georgie Smith, Billy Bletcher, Stars The Baby
54. Kid 'in' Africa (1933)
9
2
Kid 'in' Africa
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Madame Cradlebait
Director:
Jack Hays
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Danny Boone Jr.
55. War Babies (1932)
10
2
War Babies
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charmaine
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Short, Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Eugene Butler, Georgie Smith, Georgie Billings, Philip Hurlic
56. The Pie-Covered Wagon (1932)
10
2
The Pie-Covered Wagon
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Shirley
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Western
Star Cast:
Eugene Butler, Georgie Smith, Philip Hurlic, Arthur J. Maskery
57. Polly Tix in Washington (1933)
10
2
Polly Tix in Washington
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Polly Tix
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Eugene Butler, Georgie Smith, Gloria Ann Mack, Philip Hurlic
58. Kid in Hollywood (1933)
10
2
Kid in Hollywood
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Morelegs Sweettrick
Director:
Charles Lamont
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Georgie Smith, Danny Boone Jr., Georgie Billings, Gloria Ann Mack

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