The Best Al Jolson Movies

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List of the best Al Jolson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Al Jolson'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 Al Jolson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Al Jolson movies will be at the top of the list. Al Jolson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Al Jolson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Al Jolson films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List includes Wonder Bar, The Jolson Story and more.

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  • Go into Your Dance
    Al Jolson, Barton MacLane, Ruby Keeler
    • Released: 1935
    • Directed by: Archie Mayo
  • Rose of Washington Square
    Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Al Jolson
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Gregory Ratoff
  • The Jazz Singer
    Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland
    • Released: 1927
    • Directed by: Alan Crosland
  • The Jolson Story
    Larry Parks, Evelyn Keyes, William Demarest
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Alfred E. Green
  • Jolson Sings Again
    Larry Parks, Barbara Hale, William Demarest
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Henry Levin
  • A Plantation Act
    • Released: 1926
    • Directed by: Philip Roscoe
  • Wonder Bar
    Al Jolson, Dolores del Río, Dick Powell
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Busby Berkeley, Lloyd Bacon
  • Mammy
    Al Jolson, Lois Moran, Louise Dresser
    • Released: 1930
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz
  • The Singing Fool
    Al Jolson, Betty Bronson, Reed Howes
    • Released: 1928
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • Swanee River
    Don Ameche, Al Jolson, Andrea Leeds
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Sidney Lanfield
  • Hallelujah, I'm a Bum
    Al Jolson, Madge Evans, Frank Morgan
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Lewis Milestone
  • Rhapsody in Blue
    Robert Alda, Joan Leslie, Alexis Smith
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: Irving Rapper
  • Say It with Songs
    Al Jolson, Marian Nixon, Kenneth Thomson
    • Released: 1929
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
  • A Day at Santa Anita
    Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Edward G. Robinson
    • Released: 1937
    • Directed by: Bobby Connolly
  • Hollywood Cavalcade
    Alice Faye, Don Ameche, J. Edward Bromberg
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Irving Cummings
  • 16
    Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, Groucho Marx
    • Released: 1934