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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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Swing Time 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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Bachelor Mother 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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Top Hat 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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Stage Door 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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42nd Street 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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The Major and the Minor 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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I'll Be Seeing You 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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Primrose Path 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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Roxie Hart 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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Vivacious Lady 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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The Gay Divorcee 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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Roberta 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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Storm Warning 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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Gold Diggers of 1933 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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The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle 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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Carefree 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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Romance in Manhattan 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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Follow the Fleet 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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Once Upon a Honeymoon 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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Monkey Business 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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Professional Sweetheart Ginger Rogers, ZaSu Pitts, Frank McHugh Professional Sweetheart is a 1933 film directed by William A. Seiter.

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Star of Midnight 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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Rafter Romance Ginger Rogers, Norman Foster Rafter Romance is a romantic comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film, which was based on the 1932 novel of the same name by John Wells, stars ...more

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It Had to Be You Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde It Had to Be You is a 1947 romantic comedy film directed by Don Hartman and Rudolph Maté, starring Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde. A marriage-shy sculptor meets the boy of her childhood ...more

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Sitting Pretty Ginger Rogers, Thelma Todd, Jack Oakie 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 ...more

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Kitty Foyle 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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The Barkleys of Broadway Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Billie Burke The Barkleys of Broadway is a 1949 musical film from the Arthur Freed unit at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that reunited Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers after ten years apart. Directed by Charles Walters, ...more

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You Said a Mouthful Ginger Rogers You Said a Mouthful is a 1932 comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon.

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Shall We Dance 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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Dreamboat Ginger Rogers, Anne Francis, Clifton Webb Dreamboat is a 1952 comedy film starring Clifton Webb as a college professor with a mysterious past.

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Tight Spot Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith Tight Spot is a 1955 American film noir directed by Phil Karlson and written by William Bowers, based on the play Dead Pigeon, by Leonard Kantor. It stars Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, ...more

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Upper World Ginger Rogers, Mary Astor, Warren William Upperworld is a 1934 film directed by Roy Del Ruth.

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Young Man of Manhattan Ginger Rogers, Claudette Colbert, Charlie Ruggles 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 ...more

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Week-End at the Waldorf Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Keenan Wynn Week-End at the Waldorf, an American comedy drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard premiered in Los Angeles on 17 October 1945. The screenplay by Samuel and Bella Spewack is based on Guy ...more

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Flying Down to Rio 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

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Forever Female Ginger Rogers, William Holden, Marion Ross Forever Female is a 1953 film directed by Irving Rapper. It stars Ginger Rogers and William Holden. It won a Golden Globe in 1954.

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Finishing School Ginger Rogers, Frances Dee, Billie Burke Finishing School is a 1934 romantic drama film starring Frances Dee as a young woman who gets into trouble after being sent to a finishing school by her neglectful parents. This film was ...more

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Tom, Dick and Harry Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith, Dino Morea Tom, Dick and Harry is a comedy film directed by Garson Kanin, written by Paul Jarrico, and starring Ginger Rogers, George Murphy, Alan Marshal, Phil Silvers, and Burgess Meredith. The film was ...more

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Lady in the Dark Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Gail Russell Lady in the Dark is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Ginger Rogers. It was nominated for three Academy Awards; for Best Cinematography, Best ...more

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Queen High Ginger Rogers, Frank Morgan, Eleanor Powell Queen High is the title of an early musical-comedy produced by Paramount Pictures in 1930. Based upon the 1926 stage musical Queen High that Buddy DeSylva, Lewis Gensler, and Laurence Schwab had ...more

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5th Ave Girl Ginger Rogers, Walter Connolly 5th Ave Girl is a 1939 comedy film about a millionaire who feels neglected by his family, so he hires a young woman to stir things up. It stars Ginger Rogers and Walter Connolly.

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Tales of Manhattan Rita Hayworth, Henry Fonda, Ginger Rogers Tales of Manhattan is a 1942 American anthology film directed by Julien Duvivier. Thirteen writers, including Ben Hecht, Alan Campbell, Ferenc Molnár, Samuel Hoffenstein, and Donald Ogden ...more

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A Shriek in the Night Ginger Rogers, Louise Beavers, Lyle Talbot A Shriek in the Night is a 1933 American comedy horror film starring Ginger Rogers, Lyle Talbot, and Harvey Clark.

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Black Widow Ginger Rogers, Gene Tierney, George Raft Black Widow is a 1954 DeLuxe Color mystery film in CinemaScope, with elements of film noir, written, produced and directed by Nunnally Johnson and starring Van Heflin, Ginger Rogers, Gene ...more

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The Tip-Off Ginger Rogers, Mike Donlin, Eddie Quillan The Tip-Off is a 1931 comedy crime film based on the story by George Kibbe Turner, written by Earl Baldwin and directed by Albert S. Rogell.

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In Person Ginger Rogers, Grant Mitchell, George Brent In Person is a 1935 romantic comedy film written by Allan Scott and Glenn Tryon and directed by William A. Seiter.

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The Confession Ginger Rogers The Confession is a 1964 film directed by William Dieterle.

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Lucky Partners Ginger Rogers, Ronald Colman, Jack Carson Lucky Partners is a 1940 film directed by Lewis Milestone.

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Twenty Million Sweethearts Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien Twenty Million Sweethearts is a 1934 American musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright. The film stars Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. It also featured the Negro quartet The Mills ...more

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The Thirteenth Guest Ginger Rogers, Robert Klein, Paul Hurst The Thirteenth Guest is an American mystery film, released on August 9, 1932. The film is also known as Lady Beware in the United Kingdom. It is based on the 1929 novel by crime fiction writer ...more