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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.

"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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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Furness
Swing Time is a 1936 American RKO musical comedy film set mainly in New York City, and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It features Helen Broderick, Victor Moore, Eric Blore and Georges ...more
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Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers
Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New ...more
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Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn
Bachelor Mother is an American comedy film directed by Garson Kanin, and starring Ginger Rogers, David Niven, and Charles Coburn. The screenplay was written by Norman Krasna based on an Academy ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, Billy Barty
Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. It stars Warren ...more
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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire
Top Hat is a 1935 screwball musical comedy film in which Fred Astaire plays an American dancer named Jerry Travers, who comes to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick. He meets ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable
The Gay Divorcee is a 1934 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It also features Alice Brady, Edward Everett Horton, Eric Blore and Erik ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
42nd Street is a 1933 American Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, and the script was ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea
Primrose Path is a 1940 film about a young woman determined not to follow the profession of her mother and grandmother, prostitution. It stars Ginger Rogers and Joel McCrea. The film was based ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Robert Benchley
The Major and the Minor is a 1942 American comedy film starring Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland. It was the first American film directed by Billy Wilder, and launched his "incomparable" ...more
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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire
Follow the Fleet is a 1936 Hollywood musical comedy film with a nautical theme which stars Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and features Randolph Scott, Harriet Hilliard, and Astrid Allwyn, with ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple, Joseph Cotten
I'll Be Seeing You is a 1944 drama film made by Selznick International Pictures, Dore Schary Productions, and Vanguard Pictures, and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by William ...more
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James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Hattie McDaniel
Vivacious Lady is a 1938 American black-and-white romantic comedy film starring Ginger Rogers and James Stewart, produced and directed by George Stevens, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Phil Silvers, Adolphe Menjou
Roxie Hart is a 1942 American comedy film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Nigel Bruce, Phil Silvers, William Frawley, and Spring ...more
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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire
Roberta is a 1935 musical film by RKO starring Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. It was an adaptation of a 1933 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers
Storm Warning is a 1951 American thriller, directed by Stuart Heisler, and featuring Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day and Steve Cochran. Lauren Bacall was originally cast in the part ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Hattie McDaniel
Carefree is a 1938 musical film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. With a plot similar to screwball comedies of the period, Carefree is the shortest of the Astaire-Rogers films, featuring ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Francis Lederer, Arthur Hohl
Romance in Manhattan is an American comedy/romance film directed by Stephen Roberts, starring Francis Lederer and Ginger Rogers, and released by RKO Radio Pictures.
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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan
The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is an American biographical musical comedy, released in 1939 and directed by H.C. Potter. The film stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, and ...more
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Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Albert Dekker
Once Upon a Honeymoon is a 1942 romantic comedy/drama starring Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, and Walter Slezak, directed by Leo McCarey, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. It was nominated for the ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers
Monkey Business is a 1952 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and written by Ben Hecht, which stars Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, and Marilyn Monroe. To avoid ...more
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Ginger Rogers, William Powell, Gene Lockhart
Star of Midnight is an American mystery-comedy film released by RKO Pictures in 1935. William Powell was loaned out in this movie from MGM to star with Ginger Rogers.
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Ginger Rogers, Gladys Cooper, Eduardo Ciannelli
Kitty Foyle, subtitled The Natural History of a Woman, is a 1940 film starring Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan and James Craig, which is based on Christopher Morley's 1939 bestseller also titled ...more
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Ginger Rogers, ZaSu Pitts, Frank McHugh
Professional Sweetheart is a 1933 film directed by William A. Seiter.
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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Edward Everett Horton
Shall We Dance is the seventh of the ten Astaire-Rogers musical comedy films. It was released in 1937. The idea for this film originated in the studio's desire to exploit the successful formula ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Dolores del Río
Flying Down to Rio is a 1933 RKO musical film noted for being the first screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, although Dolores del Río and Gene Raymond received top billing ...more