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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.

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  • 1
    Gold Diggers of 1933
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    Gold Diggers of 1933

    Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell

    Released1933

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, Busby Berkeley

    Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 2
    42nd Street
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    42nd Street

    Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell

    Released1933

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    42nd Street is a 1933 American Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    #5 of 356 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#36 of 94 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

  • 3
    Stage Door
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    Stage Door

    Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball

    Released1937

    Directed byGregory La Cava

    Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 4
    Roxie Hart
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    Roxie Hart

    Ginger Rogers, Phil Silvers

    Released1942

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Roxie Hart is a 1942 American comedy film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Ginger... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Roberta
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    Roberta

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

    Released1935

    Directed byWilliam A. Seiter

    Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Storm Warning
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    Storm Warning

    Ronald Reagan, Doris Day

    Released1951

    Directed byStuart Heisler

    Storm Warning is a 1951 American thriller, directed by Stuart Heisler, and featuring Ginger... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Romance in Manhattan
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    Romance in Manhattan

    Ginger Rogers, Francis Lederer

    Released1935

    Directed byStephen Roberts

    Romance in Manhattan is an American comedy/romance film directed by Stephen Roberts, starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    Bachelor Mother
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    Bachelor Mother

    Ginger Rogers, David Niven

    Released1939

    Directed byGarson Kanin

    Bachelor Mother is an American comedy film directed by Garson Kanin, and starring Ginger... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    Follow the Fleet
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    Follow the Fleet

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

    Released1936

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    Follow the Fleet is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme which stars... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
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    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

    Released1939

    Directed byH. C. Potter

    The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is an American biographical musical comedy, released in... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    Professional Sweetheart
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    17

    Professional Sweetheart

    Ginger Rogers, ZaSu Pitts

    Released1933

    Directed byDewey Starkey, William A. Seiter

    Professional Sweetheart is a 1933 film directed by William A. Seiter.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Top Hat
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    Top Hat

    Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

    Released1935

    Directed byMark Sandrich

    Top Hat is a 1935 screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    #89 of 194 Musical Movies With the Best Songs#164 of 383 The Greatest Movie Themes

  • 13
    Forever Female
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    13

    Forever Female

    Ginger Rogers, William Holden

    Released1953

    Directed byIrving Rapper

    Forever Female is a 1953 film directed by Irving Rapper. It stars Ginger Rogers and William... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Swing Time
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    Swing Time

    Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

    Released1936

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

    Swing Time is a 1936 American RKO musical comedy film set mainly in New York City, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 15
    Primrose Path
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    Primrose Path

    Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea

    Released1940

    Directed byGregory La Cava

    Primrose Path is a 1940 film about a young woman determined not to follow the profession of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Queen High
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    Queen High

    Ginger Rogers, Frank Morgan

    Released1930

    Directed byFred C. Newmeyer

    Queen High is the title of an early musical-comedy produced by Paramount Pictures in... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Tales of Manhattan
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    Tales of Manhattan

    Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda

    Released1942

    Directed byJulien Duvivier

    Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Tom, Dick and Harry
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    Tom, Dick and Harry

    Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith

    Released1941

    Directed byGarson Kanin

    Tom, Dick and Harry is a comedy film directed by Garson Kanin, written by Paul Jarrico, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    Sitting Pretty
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    Sitting Pretty

    Ginger Rogers, Thelma Todd

    Released1933

    Directed byHarry Joe Brown

    Sitting Pretty is a musical comedy film telling the story of two aspiring, but untalented,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Week-End at the Waldorf
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    Week-End at the Waldorf

    Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner

    Released1945

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    Week-End at the Waldorf, an American comedy drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard premiered... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    I'll Be Seeing You
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    I'll Be Seeing You

    Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple

    Released1944

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle, George Cukor

    I'll Be Seeing You is a 1944 drama film made by Selznick International Pictures, Dore Schary... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 22
    Young Man of Manhattan
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    Young Man of Manhattan

    Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert

    Released1930

    Directed byMonta Bell

    Young Man of Manhattan is a 1930 film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Monta Bell, and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 23
    You Said a Mouthful
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    You Said a Mouthful

    Ginger Rogers

    Released1932

    Directed byLloyd Bacon

    You Said a Mouthful is a 1932 comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon.Amazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Finishing School
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    Finishing School

    Ginger Rogers, Frances Dee

    Released1934

    Directed byGeorge Nichols Jr.

    Finishing School is a 1934 romantic drama film starring Frances Dee as a young woman who gets... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Upper World
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    Upper World

    Ginger Rogers, Mary Astor

    Released1934

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    Upperworld is a 1934 film directed by Roy Del Ruth.Amazon_watch buy button