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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  • Top Hat
    Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edward Everett Horton
    82 votes
    • Released: 1935
    • Directed by: Mark Sandrich
    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

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  • Swing Time
    Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Victor Moore
    87 votes
    • Released: 1936
    • Directed by: George Stevens
    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

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  • Stage Door
    Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou
    115 votes
    • Released: 1937
    • Directed by: Gregory La Cava
    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

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  • Bachelor Mother
    Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn
    101 votes
    • Released: 1939
    • Directed by: Garson Kanin
    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

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  • 42nd Street
    Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels
    88 votes
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
    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

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  • The Major and the Minor
    Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson
    90 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Billy Wilder
    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