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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from Dangerous When Wet to Raw Wind in Eden.

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Dangerous When Wet Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, William Demarest Dangerous When Wet is an Technicolor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical film starring Esther Williams, Fernando Lamas, and Jack Carson, directed by Charles Walters, and featuring an animated swimming ...more

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Thrill of a Romance Esther Williams, Van Johnson, Spring Byington Thrill of a Romance was an American romance film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1945, starring Van Johnson, Esther Williams and Carleton G. Young, with musical performances by opera singer ...more

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Jupiter's Darling George Sanders, Esther Williams, Howard Keel Jupiter's Darling is a musical romance film released by MGM in 1955 and directed by George Sidney. It starred Esther Williams as the Roman woman Amytis, Howard Keel as Hannibal, the Carthaginian ...more

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Ziegfeld Follies Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Merrill Pye, George Sidney ...more

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Million Dollar Mermaid Esther Williams, Walter Pidgeon, Victor Mature Million Dollar Mermaid is a 1952 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer biographical musical film of the life of Australian swimming star Annette Kellerman. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Arthur ...more

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Bathing Beauty Basil Rathbone, Esther Williams, Red Skelton Bathing Beauty is a 1944 musical starring Red Skelton, Basil Rathbone and Esther Williams and directed by George Sidney. Although this was not Williams' screen debut, it was her first ...more

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Pagan Love Song Rita Moreno, Esther Williams, Howard Keel Pagan Love Song is a 1950 musical-romance film written by Jerry Davis, Robert Nathan and William S. Stone and directed by Robert Alton.

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This Time for Keeps Anne Francis, Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante This Time for Keeps is an American romantic musical film released in 1947 and produced by MGM. It is about a soldier, returning home from war, who does not wish to work for his father's opera ...more

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Neptune's Daughter Mel Blanc, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams Neptune's Daughter is a 1949 Technicolor musical romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Ricardo Montalbán, Betty Garrett, Keenan Wynn, ...more

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That's Entertainment! Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney That's Entertainment! is a 1974 compilation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate its 50th anniversary. It was followed by two sequels and a related film called That's Dancing!. The ...more

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The Unguarded Moment Esther Williams, John Saxon, Jack Albertson The Unguarded Moment is a 1956 drama mystery film directed by Harry Keller.

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Easy to Wed Lucille Ball, Fidel Castro, Esther Williams Easy to Wed is a 1946 film directed by Edward Sedgwick, Buster Keaton, and Edward Buzzell.

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Easy to Love Cyd Charisse, Esther Williams, Carroll Baker Easy to Love is a 1953 musical film directed by Charles Walters. It stars Esther Williams and Van Johnson. It was Williams' final aquatic film with a U.S. setting.

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Till the Clouds Roll By Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury Till The Clouds Roll By is a 1946 American musical film made by MGM. The film is a fictionalized biography of composer Jerome Kern who was originally involved with the production of the film, ...more

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Fiesta Cyd Charisse, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams Fiesta is a 1947 film directed by Richard Thorpe.

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Raw Wind in Eden Esther Williams, Jeff Chandler, Eduardo De Filippo Raw Wind in Eden is a 1958 film starring Jeff Chandler and Esther Williams.

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On an Island with You Cyd Charisse, Ricardo Montalbán, Esther Williams On an Island with You is a 1948 film directed by Richard Thorpe.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Esther Williams Take Me Out to the Ball Game is a 1949 Technicolor musical film starring Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, and Gene Kelly. The movie was directed by Busby Berkeley. The title and nominal theme is ...more

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Duchess of Idaho Esther Williams, Red Skelton, Van Johnson Duchess of Idaho is a musical romantic comedy produced in 1950 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Robert Z. Leonard, it was the fourth film pairing Esther Williams and Van Johnson. It was shot ...more

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Skirts Ahoy! Esther Williams, Barry Sullivan, Whit Bissell Skirts Ahoy! is a 1952 MGM musical film shot in Technicolor and directed by Sidney Lanfield. It stars Esther Williams and Joan Evans.The films follows the adventures of several women who join ...more

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Texas Carnival Esther Williams, Ann Miller, Red Skelton Texas Carnival is a 1951 film written by Dorothy Kingsley and George Wells and directed by Charles Walters.

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That's Entertainment! III Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, Lena Horne That's Entertainment! III is a documentary film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to celebrate the studio's 70th anniversary. It was the third in a series of retrospectives that began with the ...more

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Andy Hardy's Double Life Mickey Rooney, Robert Blake, Ann Rutherford Andy Hardy's Double Life is a 1942 film directed by George B. Seitz.

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Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dance... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Esther Williams Movies
Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer Esther Williams, Ann Miller, Donald O'Connor Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer is a documentary on the life and death of Gene Kelly. It was shown on American Masters on PBS in 2002.

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Callaway Went Thataway Fred MacMurray, Esther Williams, Dorothy McGuire Callaway Went Thataway is a 1951 American comedy film starring Fred MacMurray, Dorothy McGuire, and Howard Keel. It was written, directed, and produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. Also ...more

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A Guy Named Joe Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Esther Williams A Guy Named Joe is a 1943 film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Victor Fleming, produced by Everett Riskin, from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, adapted by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan ...more

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The Hoodlum Saint Angela Lansbury, Esther Williams, William Powell The Hoodlum Saint is a 1946 music and drama film written by James Hill and Frank Wead and directed by George Sidney.