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The Best Jane Powell Movies

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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?"
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  • During the 1850s, Milly (Jane Powell), a pretty young cook, marries Adam (Howard Keel), a grizzled woodsman, after a brief courtship. When the two return to Adam's farm, Milly is shocked to meet his ...more
  • American sibling song-and-dance team Tom (Fred Astaire) and Ellen Bowen (Jane Powell) are in London in 1947, when all of England is in a tizzy over the impending nuptials of Princess Elizabeth and ...more
  • In the summer of 1913, teen Patti Robinson (Jane Powell) and her family take their annual summer vacation at the beach. Despite the concern of her parents, Katherine (Ann Harding) and Horatio (Louis ...more
  • 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 Van performed the ...more
  • Young Dodie (Jane Powell) is a middle-class woman who dreams of marrying into high society but accepts a proposal from Buzz (Tommy Noonan), her uninspiring yet well-intentioned boyfriend. The next ...more
  • Convinced that their mother, Louise Morgan (Jeanette MacDonald), is lonely and unhappy, Tess (Jane Powell), Alix (Mary Eleanor Donahue) and Ilka (Ann E. Todd) plot to reunite her with their ...more
  • When Elizabeth Rogers (Jane Powell) travels to Paris with her father Jim (Wendell Corey), a wealthy Texas rancher, she falls under the spell of Andre Milan (Vic Damone), a young Frenchman. Forgetting ...more
  • 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 Tamblyn. It ...more
  • Best friends Judy (Jane Powell) and Carol (Elizabeth Taylor) compete for the affections of an older man (Robert Stack) during their high school dance. As Carol tries to rekindle Judy's relationship ...more
  • A theater producer hires Nancy (Jane Powell) to star in his Rio de Janeiro-based show, but neglects to tell Nancy's superstar mother, Frances (Ann Sothern), that she's been replaced. Both believing ...more
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    When lawyer and aspiring politician Adam Shaw (Edmund Purdom) meets Athena Mulvain (Jane Powell), she claims the stars tell her they will marry. However, Adam is already engaged to socialite Beth. ...more
  • 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. Powell's ...more
  • The Female Animal is a 1958 drama film written by Robert Hill and directed by Harry Keller.
  • 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 Butter ...more
  • The Greens live in a sleepy Wisconsin town where Norman (Tom Irwin) works as a farmer, and Ingrid (Glenne Headly), a former pianist, now works as a choir director. Their daughter, Rachel (Madeline ...more
  • Teenage singer Cheryl Williams (Jane Powell) tries hard to to prove to her classmates that her older sister, Josephine (Constance Moore), is really the Broadway actress she claims to be. Believing ...more