The Best Ginger Rogers Movies

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

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

You can rank all of these films, from Queen High to Stage Door.

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

Movie fans who love Ginger Rogers have also been known to enjoy films starring Lillian Gish and Rita Hayworth.

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  • A boardinghouse for female theater actresses gets a new arrival in the form of Terry Randall (Katharine Hepburn), an upper-class woman pursuing her dreams against her wealthy father's wishes. At ...more
  • When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter) falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His ...more
  • Things get tough for Carol (Joan Blondell) and her showgirl pals (Ruby Keeler, Aline MacMahon) when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad (Dick ...more
  • Dexterous and risk-taking Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire) pursues dancing and gambling with equal verve. Engaged to the pretty Margaret Watson (Betty Furness), Lucky gets pre-wedding nerves, which leads ...more
  • The story centers on wealthy Dale Tremont (Ginger Rogers), on holiday in London and Venice. She assumes that American entertainer Jerry Travers (Fred Astaire) is the husband of her friend Madge ...more
  • Sailors "Bake" Baker (Fred Astaire) and "Bilge" (Randolph Scott) have just docked in San Francisco. For Bake, the goal is to get back together with his former flame and onetime dance partner, Sherry ...more
  • In this beloved musical, Mimi Glossop (Ginger Rogers) journeys to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband. When Mimi meets dashing performer Guy Holden (Fred Astaire), sparks fly, and, ...more
  • When lovely singer Amanda Cooper (Ginger Rogers) has trouble accepting the marriage proposals of her beau, Stephen Arden (Ralph Bellamy), he calls upon his psychiatrist friend Dr. Tony Flagg (Fred ...more
  • Polly Paris (Ginger Rogers) accidentally stumbles into motherhood after discovering an abandoned baby on the steps of an orphanage. Believing the baby is Polly's, department store owner J.B. Merlin ...more
  • Ellie May Adams (Ginger Rogers) lives with her dysfunctional family in a rundown home on Primrose Hill. Hoping not to become a prostitute like her mother (Marjorie Rambeau) and grandmother (Queenie ...more
  • Working-class Philadelphia teen Kitty Foyle (Ginger Rogers) dreams of life in the city's fashionable society circles, but when she impulsively weds her former boss, wealthy Wyn Strafford (Dennis ...more
  • Peter (James Stewart) is a professor who gets hitched to a singer named Francey (Ginger Rogers) on a whim while visiting New York City. But when Peter returns home, he is less than eager to introduce ...more
  • Susan Applegate (Ginger Rogers) decides to leave New York City and take a train back to Iowa, but she has only enough money for a child's ticket. She disguises herself as a young girl and, after ...more
  • Beautiful and young Mary Grey (Ginger Rogers) is unemployed but still maintains a positive outlook. Her charming persona sparks the attention of millionaire Alfred Borden (Walter Connolly), who, ...more
  • Model Sherry Conley (Ginger Rogers) is offered a chance to get out of jail in return for testifying against mobster Benjamin Costain (Lorne Greene). She is taken to a hotel room to hide until it is ...more
  • Chemist Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Cary Grant) is developing a pill that will defy the aging process for the pharmaceutical company run by Oliver Oxley (Charles Coburn). When a loose chimpanzee mixes ...more
  • Peter P. Peters (Fred Astaire) is an American ballet dancer working in Paris. After happening across a photograph of tap-dance sensation Linda Keene (Ginger Rogers), Peters falls instantly in love ...more
  • After his girlfriend, Alice, goes missing, young Tim Winthrop consults with his friend, criminal lawyer Clay Dalzell (William Powell). Clay, joined by his fiancée, Donna Mantin (Ginger Rogers), ...more
  • Josh (Fred Astaire) and Dinah Barkley (Ginger Rogers) are a famous musical theater duo, but an argument on the opening night of their newest Broadway show reveals previously unspoken resentments. ...more
  • Young Man of Manhattan is a 1930 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Monta Bell, and starring Claudette Colbert, Norman Foster, Ginger Rogers and Charles Ruggles. It had been filmed in New ...more
  • In this 1933 musical romance, choreographer and musician Fred Ayers (Fred Astaire) labors to help his friend and band leader Roger Bond (Gene Raymond) romance gorgeous Brazilian Belinha De Rezende ...more
  • Joe Holt (Joe E. Brown) invents an unsinkable swimsuit and brings it to his boss at a swimwear company, but the suit is rejected. He then learns he's received an inheritance from an aunt, so he quits ...more
  • John Kent (Randolph Scott), visiting Paris with his bandleader friend, Huck Haines (Fred Astaire), suddenly inherits his aunt's fashionable dress shop in the city. Although clueless about the fashion ...more
  • In the beginning stages of World War II, burlesque dancer Katherine O'Hara (Ginger Rogers) ignores the effects of the war and focuses on climbing the social ladder. When she marries the influential ...more
  • Sitting Pretty is a musical comedy film telling the story of two aspiring, but untalented, songwriters, played by Jack Oakie and Jack Haley. They are joined by Ginger Rogers and Thelma Todd on their ...more