The Best Jane Powell Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 326 votes 107 voters 7.4k views 16 items

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List of the best Jane Powell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jane Powell'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 Jane Powell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jane Powell movies will be at the top of the list. Jane Powell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jane Powell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jane Powell films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Jane Powell role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jane Powell performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

These films, like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and A Date with Judy include images when available.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jane Powell movies?" and "What are the greatest Jane Powell roles of all time?"

Movie fans who love Jane Powell have also been known to enjoy films starring Leslie Caron and Mitzi Gaynor.

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Julie Newmar, Jane Powell, Howard Keel

Released: 1954

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is a musical film, photographed in Ansco Color in the CinemaScope format. The film was directed by Stanley Donen, with music by Saul Chaplin and Gene de Paul and ...more

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Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn, Jane Powell

Released: 1951

Directed by: Stanley Donen

Royal Wedding is a 1951 MGM musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell, with music by Burton Lane and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. The film was directed by Stanley Donen; it was his ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalbán, Jane Powell

Released: 1950

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Two Weeks with Love is a 1950 romantic musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Roy Rowland, based on story by John Larkin who co-wrote the screenplay with Dorothy Kingsley. ...more
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Vic Damone, Jane Powell, Fernando Lamas

Released: 1951

Directed by: Norman Taurog

Rich, Young and Pretty is a 1951 musical film produced by Joe Pasternak for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Norman Taurog. It was written by Dorothy Cooper and Sidney Sheldon, starred Jane ...more
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Jeanette MacDonald, Jane Powell, José Iturbi

Released: 1948

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

Three Daring Daughters is a 1948 musical film made by MGM, and directed by Fred M. Wilcox. The screenplay was written by Albert Mannheimer, Frederick Kohner, Sonya Levien and John Meehan.
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Cliff Robertson, Jane Powell, Tommy Noonan

Released: 1957

Directed by: Mitchell Leisen

The Girl Most Likely is a musical comedy film about a young woman who ends up engaged to three men at the same time. The film, a remake of Tom, Dick and Harry, was directed by Mitchell Leisen, ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Stack, Carmen Miranda

Released: 1948

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

A Date with Judy is a 1948 MGM musical film starring Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, and Elizabeth Taylor. Directed by Richard Thorpe, the movie was based on the radio series of the same name. The ...more
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Nat King Cole, Ann Miller, Fay Wray

Released: 1953

Directed by: Leslie Kardos

Small Town Girl is a 1953 musical film directed by László Kardos and starring Jane Powell, Farley Granger, and Ann Miller. Busby Berkeley choreographed several dance numbers. Bobby ...more
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Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1955

Directed by: Roy Rowland

Hit the Deck is a 1955 American musical film directed by Roy Rowland and starring Jane Powell, Tony Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Walter Pidgeon, Vic Damone, Gene Raymond, Ann Miller, and Russ ...more
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Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, Jane Powell

Released: 1954

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Athena is a romantic musical comedy, starring Jane Powell, Edmund Purdom, Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone, Louis Calhern, and Norma Varden, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film tells the ...more
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Carmen Miranda, Jane Powell, Scotty Beckett

Released: 1950

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard

Nancy Goes to Rio is a musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1950. It was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Joe Pasternak from a screenplay by Sidney Sheldon, based ...more
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W. C. Fields, Jane Powell, Bonita Granville

Released: 1944

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

Song of the Open Road is a 1944 musical comedy film directed by S. Sylvan Simon, from a screenplay by Irving Phillips and Edward Verdier. It was the debut film of teenage singer Jane Powell. ...more
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Burt Lancaster, Jane Powell, Gene Nelson

Released: 1953

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

Three Sailors and a Girl is a 1953 musical film made by Warner Bros.. It was directed by Roy Del Ruth, and written by Devery Freeman and Roland Kibbee, based on the George S. Kaufman play The ...more
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Hedy Lamarr, Jane Powell, Jan Sterling

Released: 1958

Directed by: Harry Keller

The Female Animal is a 1958 drama film written by Robert Hill and directed by Harry Keller.
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Madeline Zima, Glenne Headly, Jane Powell

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bradley Wigor

The Sandy Bottom Orchestra is a 2000 music and drama film written by Garrison Keillor, Jenny Lind Nilsson and Joseph Maurer and directed by Bradley Wigor.
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Ralph Bellamy, Jane Powell, Morton Gould

Released: 1945

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

Delightfully Dangerous is a 1945 American musical film directed by Arthur Lubin showcasing teenage singer Jane Powell—in her second film on loan out to United Artists from MGM—and orchestra ...more