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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?"


  • 1

    Two Weeks with Love

    Debbie Reynolds, Ricardo Montalbán


    Directed byRoy 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. Set...  more
  • 2

    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    Julie Newmar, Jane Powell


    Directed byStanley 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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  • 3

    Small Town Girl

    Nat King Cole, Ann Miller


    Directed byLeslie 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 Van performed the...  more
  • 4

    Royal Wedding

    Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn


    Directed byStanley 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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  • 5

    Three Daring Daughters

    Jeanette MacDonald, Jane Powell


    Directed byFred 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....  more
  • 6

    Rich, Young and Pretty

    Vic Damone, Jane Powell


    Directed byNorman 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
  • 7

    The Girl Most Likely

    Cliff Robertson, Jane Powell


    Directed byMitchell 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, and...  more
  • 8


    Debbie Reynolds, Vic Damone


    Directed byRichard 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 story...  more
  • 9

    Hit the Deck

    Debbie Reynolds, Ann Miller


    Directed byRoy 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 Tamblyn. It...  more

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  • 10

    Three Sailors and a Girl

    Burt Lancaster, Jane Powell


    Directed byRoy 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 Butter...  more
  • 11

    Song of the Open Road

    W. C. Fields, Jane Powell


    Directed byS. 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. Powell's...  more
  • 12

    The Female Animal

    Hedy Lamarr, Jane Powell


    Directed byHarry Keller

    The Female Animal is a 1958 drama film written by Robert Hill and directed by Harry Keller....  more
  • 13

    A Date with Judy

    Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Stack


    Directed byRichard 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 film...  more
  • 14

    The Sandy Bottom Orchestra

    Madeline Zima, Glenne Headly


    Directed byBradley 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....  more
  • 15

    Nancy Goes to Rio

    Carmen Miranda, Jane Powell


    Directed byRobert 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 on a...  more
  • 16

    Delightfully Dangerous

    Ralph Bellamy, Jane Powell


    Directed byArthur 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 leader...  more