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The Best Judy Garland Movies

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

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

List features films like Easter Parade and The Harvey Girls.

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

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  • "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters (one of whom is the nonpareil Judy Garland) on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film ...more
  • The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and the most well-known and commercially successful adaptation based on the 1900 novel The Wonderful Wizard ...more
  • Hollywood actor Norman Maine (James Mason) is a celebrity whose star is on the wane, but when he meets aspiring actress Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland), he is inspired to help her, and soon the two ...more
  • In this lavish musical, Broadway star Don Hewes' (Fred Astaire) dancing partner (Ann Miller) goes solo, and Don declares that he can make a hit performer out of the next dancer he sees. This turns ...more
  • The Harvey Girls is a 1946 American musical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey's famous Harvey House waitresses.  ...more
  • In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood (Spencer Tracy) hears evidence ...more
  • While on a two day leave in New York City, soldier Joe Allen (Robert Walker) meets secretary Alice Mayberry (Judy Garland) when she trips over him. They hit it off, and Alice decides to show Joe ...more
  • While her actress sister, Abigail (Gloria DeHaven), roams with a stock theater company, country girl Jane (Judy Garland) stays home in rural Connecticut tending the family farm. Jane sees red when ...more
  • Popular singer Jenny Bowman (Judy Garland) travels to London for a big show and while there arranges a meeting with old flame David Donne (Dirk Bogarde), with whom -- 15 years earlier -- she produced ...more
  • On opening night of his new Broadway musical, "Show Boat," composer Jerome Kern (Robert Walker) reflects on his long career. With the help of his mentor, composer James Hessler (Van Heflin), a young ...more
  • Jo Hayden (Judy Garland) and Harry Palmer (Gene Kelly) are a struggling vaudeville act with hopes of making it big. When success seems right around the corner, Palmer is drafted into the army at the ...more
  • The third installment in the "Backyard Musical" trilogy, "Babes on Broadway" follows restaurant singer Tommy Williams (Mickey Rooney) on his quest to make it to Broadway. Penny Morris (Judy Garland), ...more
  • In the Good Old Summertime is a 1949 Technicolor musical film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. It starred Judy Garland, Van Johnson and S.Z. Sakall. The film is a musical adaptation of the 1940 film, ...more
  • Music teacher Jean Hansen (Judy Garland) works with children at a state mental hospital. Although often at odds with the autocratic director, Dr. Matthew Clark (Burt Lancaster), about teaching ...more
  • The Pirate is a 1948 American Technicolor musical feature film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. With songs by Cole Porter, it stars Judy Garland and Gene Kelly with co-stars Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper, ...more
  • In this fictionalized account of the partnership of songwriting legends Richard Rogers and Lorenz "Larry" Hart, Richard (Tom Drake), a well-mannered composer, teams up with eccentric but talented ...more
  • During the 1920s, three New York girls pursue careers performing in the iconic Ziegfeld Follies. Susan (Judy Garland) is a vaudeville performer who desires nothing more than a shot at the big time. ...more
  • This animated musical concerns Mewsette (Judy Garland), a starry-eyed cat who grows weary of life on a French farm and heads for the excitement of 1890s Paris. Her tomcat suitor, Jaune-Tom (Robert ...more
  • Running between 1907 and 1931, the Ziegfeld Follies were elaborate stage revues mounted by the great Broadway showman Florenz Ziegfeld, inspired by the Folies Bergères of Paris. In 1945, film ...more
  • Young Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) journeys to New York with his father (Lewis Stone) and close friend Betsy Booth (Judy Garland), where he meets beautiful blonde socialite Daphne (Diana Lewis). Andy ...more
  • Strike Up the Band is a 1940 American black and white musical film. It is directed by Busby Berkeley and stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. A very famous, memorable quote from the film is "Take ...more
  • After high school graduation, Andy Hardy (Mickey Rooney) reconsiders going on to college to follow in the footsteps of his father, Judge James Hardy (Lewis Stone). Persuading his parents to allow him ...more
  • When Nellie (Judy Garland) gets married to good-looking Jerry Kelly (George Murphy), her grumpy, out-of-work father Michael Noonan (Charles Winninger) disapproves and makes an oath never to talk to ...more
  • Distracted by female students and performing poorly in the classroom, Danny Churchill Jr. (Mickey Rooney) moves west to a university that his father believes is free of temptation. Soon, though, ...more
  • Mickey Moran (Mickey Rooney) and Patsy Barton (Judy Garland) are aspiring entertainers and the children of vaudeville performers. Vaudeville is losing its popularity due to the success of the movie ...more