The Best Fred Astaire Movies Films

The Best Fred Astaire Movies

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List of the best Fred Astaire movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Fred Astaire's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Fred Astaire movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Fred Astaire movies will be at the top of the list. Fred Astaire has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Fred Astaire movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Fred Astaire films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Fred Astaire role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Fred Astaire performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples include A Damsel in Distress and Broadway Melody of 1940.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Fred Astaire movies?" and "What are the greatest Fred Astaire roles of all time?"


Fred Astaire was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Gene Kelly and David Bowie in terms of fame and success.



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    Top Hat

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

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  2. 2
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    Swing Time

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Furness

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    The Gay Divorcee

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable

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  4. 4
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    - 6
    Shall We Dance

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Edward Everett Horton

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  5. 5
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    Easter Parade

    Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire

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  6. 6
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    Holiday Inn

    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin

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  7. 7
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    Roberta

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

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    Follow the Fleet

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

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    The Band Wagon

    Fred Astaire, Julie Newmar, Cyd Charisse

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  10. 10
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    Carefree

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Hattie McDaniel

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    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan

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    Daddy Long Legs

    Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Thelma Ritter

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    The Barkleys of Broadway

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Billie Burke

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    Funny Face

    Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Suzy Parker

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    Royal Wedding

    Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn, Jane Powell

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    Flying Down to Rio

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Dolores del Río

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    You Were Never Lovelier

    Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Adolphe Menjou

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  18. 18
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    Silk Stockings

    Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Peter Lorre

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    Broadway Melody of 1940

    Fred Astaire, Frank Morgan, George Murphy

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    That's Entertainment!

    Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney

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    On the Beach

    Ava Gardner, Gregory Peck, Fred Astaire

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    Ziegfeld Follies

    Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

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    The Towering Inferno

    O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway

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    A Damsel in Distress

    Fred Astaire, Joan Fontaine, George Burns

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    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

    Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn

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    - 7
    You'll Never Get Rich

    Rita Hayworth, Fred Astaire, Robert Benchley

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    Three Little Words

    Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Red Skelton

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    Dancing Lady

    Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Fred Astaire

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    The Belle of New York

    Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn, Vera-Ellen

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    The Sky's the Limit

    Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Ryan

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    Ghost Story

    Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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    The Notorious Landlady

    Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire

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    The Pleasure of His Company

    Debbie Reynolds, Fred Astaire, Tab Hunter

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    Blue Skies

    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Joan Caulfield

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    The Easter Bunny is Comin' to Town

    Fred Astaire, Skip Hinnant

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    The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again

    Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan

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    Let's Dance

    Fred Astaire, Betty Hutton, Barton MacLane

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    The Legendary Bing Crosby

    The Legendary Bing Crosby

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    Hooray for Hollywood

    Hooray for Hollywood John Wayne, Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire

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    Second Chorus

    Fred Astaire, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard

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    The Light at the Edge of the World

    Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar

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    Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

    Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Temple, Bing Crosby

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    Yolanda and the Thief

    Fred Astaire, Frank Morgan, Mildred Natwick

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    - 5
    Imagine

    Yoko Ono, Fred Astaire, Vanessa L. Williams

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    Finian's Rainbow

    Fred Astaire, Petula Clark, Keenan Wynn

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    A Purple Taxi

    Fred Astaire, Charlotte Rampling, Peter Ustinov

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