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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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Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers

Released: 1937

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

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, Fred Astaire, Betty Furness

Released: 1936

Directed by: George Stevens

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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Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn

Released: 1939

Directed by: Garson Kanin

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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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

Released: 1935

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

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, Joan Blondell, Billy Barty

Released: 1933

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Busby Berkeley

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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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable

Released: 1934

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

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

Released: 1933

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

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

Released: 1940

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

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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Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire

Released: 1936

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

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

Released: 1944

Directed by: William Dieterle, George Cukor

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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Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Robert Benchley

Released: 1942

Directed by: Billy Wilder

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

Released: 1935

Directed by: William A. Seiter

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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#163 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #78 of 101 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Hattie McDaniel

Released: 1938

Directed by: Mark Sandrich

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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James Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Hattie McDaniel

Released: 1938

Directed by: George Stevens

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, Francis Lederer, Arthur Hohl

Released: 1935

Directed by: Stephen Roberts

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, Phil Silvers, Adolphe Menjou

Released: 1942

Directed by: William A. Wellman

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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Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers

Released: 1951

Directed by: Stuart Heisler

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, Walter Brennan

Released: 1939

Directed by: H. C. Potter

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

Released: 1942

Directed by: Leo McCarey

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

Released: 1952

Directed by: Howard Hawks

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, Gladys Cooper, Eduardo Ciannelli

Released: 1940

Directed by: Sam Wood

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, William Powell, Gene Lockhart

Released: 1935

Directed by: Stephen Roberts

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, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith

Released: 1955

Directed by: Phil Karlson

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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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Dolores del Río

Released: 1933

Directed by: Thornton Freeland

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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Ginger Rogers, Walter Connolly

Released: 1939

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

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.