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List of Vincente Minnelli Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
16
2
Meet Me in St. Louis
16
2

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:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Leon Ames, Lucille Bremer, Margaret O'Brien
2. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
12
4
The Bad and the Beautiful
12
4

The Bad and the Beautiful is an American drama film which tells the story of a film producer who starts to distance himself from everyone around him. The film then shows us his past in a series of flashbacks.

As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Barry Sullivan
3. The Band Wagon (1953)
15
2
The Band Wagon
15
2

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:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
5. The Clock (1945)
12
2
The Clock
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Judy Garland, James Gleason, Robert Walker, Marshall Thompson
6. Lust for Life (1956)
14
2
Lust for Life
TV-PG
14
2

Lust for Life is a biographical drama film which revolves around the life of Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch painter who was known for his artistic genius. Despite this, due to his mental illness, he goes through several failures in his life. He fails as a preacher and also in his relationships with women. Eventually, with the support of his brother, he leaves for France, where he manages to earn respect among his fellow painters, although he does not get along with them.

As:
Director
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Kirk Douglas, Marion Ross, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane
8. An American in Paris (1951)
14
2
An American in Paris
TV-PG
14
2

Considered as one of the best musicals by the American Film Institute, An American in Paris is an Oscar-winning film, which tells the story of Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American artist living in Paris, who meets an influential heiress who is attracted to him. However, he is attracted to another young French girl, and now he must make a choice.  

As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Nina Foch, Georges Guétary
9. Father of the Bride (1950)
11
2
Father of the Bride
TV-G
11
2

Stanley Banks is a successful suburban lawyer whose daughter Kay announces casually that she is in love with a man named Buckley, and that she has accepted his proposal. Although this makes Stanley uneasy, he realizes that his daughter is now grown up, and this day is inevitable. He tries to deal with the emotional pain of separating from her, and does his best to arrange for the wedding.

As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor
11. Tea and Sympathy (1956)
10
3
Tea and Sympathy
10
3
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Deborah Kerr, Leif Erickson, Darryl Hickman, Edward Andrews, John Kerr
12. Cabin in the Sky (1943)
10
3
Cabin in the Sky
10
3
As:
Director
Director:
Busby Berkeley, Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Musical, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, Louis Armstrong, Rex Ingram, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
13. The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
11
3
The Long, Long Trailer
11
3
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Gladys Hurlbut
14. Madame Bovary (1949)
11
3
Madame Bovary
11
3
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Louis Jourdan, James Mason, Jennifer Jones, Van Heflin, Alf Kjellin
15. The Pirate (1948)
11
2
The Pirate
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Reginald Owen, Gladys Cooper, Walter Slezak
16. Brigadoon (1954)
12
2
Brigadoon
12
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Gene Kelly, Barry Jones, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart
17. Gigi (1958)
13
2
Gigi
G
13
2

Gigi is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of a rich playboy who begins a friendship with a young woman who is being trained to become a courtesan.

As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Director, Golden Globe Award for Best Director
18. The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
10
2
The Reluctant Debutante
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sandra Dee, Rex Harrison, Angela Lansbury, Kay Kendall, John Saxon
19. The Story of Three Loves (1953)
9
4
The Story of Three Loves
9
4

This technicolour anthology film presents three stories narrated by three passengers on board a cruiser. The relationship between a ballet choreographer and a ballerina with a heart condition is featured in the first. In the second, a boy miraculously converts into a young man and charms his governess. In the third, a failed trapeze artist along with a suicidal woman perform a daring circus act. 

As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Music, Drama
20. Designing Woman (1957)
11
2
Designing Woman
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Lauren Bacall, Sam Levene, Tom Helmore, Dolores Gray
21. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
10
2
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Dina Merrill, Ron Howard, Shirley Jones, Stella Stevens
22. The Bribe (1949)
10
2
The Bribe
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard, Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Charles Laughton, Vincent Price, Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, John Hodiak
23. On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970)
9
3
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
G
9
3
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Barbra Streisand, Bob Newhart, Jack Nicholson, Simon Oakland, Larry Blyden
24. Father's Little Dividend (1951)
10
2
Father's Little Dividend
10
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Billie Burke, Joan Bennett, Don Taylor
26. Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
11
2
Two Weeks in Another Town
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Kirk Douglas, Cyd Charisse, George Hamilton, Daliah Lavi
27. Undercurrent (1946)
9
3
Undercurrent
9
3
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Star Cast:
Katharine Hepburn, Robert Mitchum, Robert Taylor, Edmund Gwenn, Marjorie Main
29. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962)
9
4
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
9
4
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Charles Boyer, Glenn Ford, Angela Lansbury, Paul Lukas, Lee J. Cobb
30. I Dood It (1943)
9
2
I Dood It
9
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:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Red Skelton, Lena Horne, Eleanor Powell, Sam Levene, Richard Ainley
31. Kismet (1955)
9
2
Kismet
9
2
As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Monty Woolley, Ann Blyth, Howard Keel, Vic Damone, Dolores Gray
33. The Heavenly Body (1944)
9
2
The Heavenly Body
9
2

Vicky feels neglected because William, her astronomer husband, is more interested in a comet he has discovered. So she goes to see an astrologer, who convinces her that a new man will walk into her life. As if to make the prediction come true, William leaves home, angry that his wife believes in astrology, while a military officer moves into their locality. 

As:
Director
Director:
Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Hedy Lamarr, William Powell, James Craig, Fay Bainter, Henry O'Neill
34. The Seventh Sin (1957)
8
3
The Seventh Sin
8
3

The Seventh Sin is a drama film which tells the story of a married woman Carol who has an affair with another man. In order to redeem herself, she goes with her doctor husband to China to fight an ongoing epidemic.

As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli, Ronald Neame
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Eleanor Parker, Françoise Rosay, George Sanders, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Bill Travers
37. Yolanda and the Thief (1945)
10
2
Yolanda and the Thief
10
2

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:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Musical
Star Cast:
Fred Astaire, Frank Morgan, Mildred Natwick, Lucille Bremer, Mary Nash
38. 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:
Director
Director:
Roy Del Ruth, Norman Z. McLeod, Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ann Sothern, Red Skelton, Lena Horne, Marsha Hunt, Ben Blue
39. All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960)
8
3
All the Fine Young Cannibals
8
3

Salome is pregnant with Chad’s baby; but because he has no job, she is forced to leave town. While heading for the East, she meets Tony and marries him without informing him about Chad or the baby. Meanwhile Ruby, a down-on-her-luck blues singer, takes Chad to New York where he plays trumpet, shortly making a name for himself. Then chance brings them together. 

As:
Director
Director:
Michael Anderson, Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Romance, Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Natalie Wood, George Hamilton, Pearl Bailey, Susan Kohner
40. A Matter of Time (1976)
7
2
A Matter of Time
PG
7
2

A simple young girl, who is also an aspiring actress, helps an old countess to deal with her old age. In return, the countess introduces her to the world of upper class society.

As:
Director
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Star Cast:

TV Movie(s)

1. Liza with a Z (1972)
13
2
Liza with a Z
13
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Director:
Bob Fosse
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Marisa Berenson, Ann Reinking

Vincente Minnelli Awards

Academy Awards
Gigi Best Director 1959
Golden Globe Awards
Gigi Best Director 1959