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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.

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  • The Wizard of Oz1
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    The Wizard of Oz

    Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton

    Released1939

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

    The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Meet Me in St. Louis2
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    Meet Me in St. Louis

    Judy Garland, Mary Astor

    Released1944

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of... more on Wikipedia

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  • A Star Is Born3
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    A Star Is Born

    Judy Garland, Amanda Blake

    Released1954

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    A Star Is Born is a 1954 American musical film written by Moss Hart, starring Judy Garland and... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Harvey Girls4
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    The Harvey Girls

    Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury

    Released1946

    Directed byGeorge Sidney, Robert Alton

    The Harvey Girls is a 1946 American musical film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Summer Stock5
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    Summer Stock

    Judy Garland, Gene Kelly

    Released1950

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Summer Stock, known as If You Feel Like Singing in the UK, is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Clock6
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    The Clock

    Judy Garland, Keenan Wynn

    Released1945

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    The Clock is a 1945 American romantic drama film starring Judy Garland and Robert Walker and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Easter Parade7
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    Easter Parade

    Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland

    Released1948

    Directed byCharles Walters

    Easter Parade is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Judgment at Nuremberg8
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    Judgment at Nuremberg

    Judy Garland, William Shatner

    Released1961

    Directed byStanley Kramer

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  • For Me and My Gal9
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    For Me and My Gal

    Judy Garland, Gene Kelly

    Released1942

    Directed byBusby Berkeley

    For Me and My Gal is a 1942 American musical film directed by Busby Berkeley and starring Judy... more on Wikipedia
  • In the Good Old Summertime10
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    In the Good Old Summertime

    Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland

    Released1949

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard, Buster Keaton

    In the Good Old Summertime is a 1949 Technicolor musical film directed by Robert Z. Leonard.... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Pirate11
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    The Pirate

    Judy Garland, Gene Kelly

    Released1948

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    The Pirate is a 1948 American Technicolor musical feature film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. With... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • I Could Go On Singing12
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    I Could Go On Singing

    Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde

    Released1963

    Directed byRonald Neame

    I Could Go On Singing is a 1963 film directed by Ronald Neame, starring Judy Garland and Dirk... more on Wikipedia
  • Little Nellie Kelly13
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    Little Nellie Kelly

    Judy Garland, George Murphy

    Released1940

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Little Nellie Kelly is a 1940 musical comedy film based on the stage musical of the same name... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Girl Crazy14
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    Girl Crazy

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1943

    Directed byNorman Taurog, Busby Berkeley, William A. Seiter

    Girl Crazy is a 1943 musical film produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Based on the stage musical... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Babes in Arms15
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    Babes in Arms

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1939

    Directed byBusby Berkeley

    Babes in Arms is the 1939 American film version of the 1937 Broadway musical of the same name.... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Ziegfeld Girl16
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    Ziegfeld Girl

    Judy Garland, James Stewart

    Released1941

    Directed byRobert Z. Leonard

    Ziegfeld Girl is a 1941 American musical film starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy... more on Wikipedia

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  • Presenting Lily Mars17
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    Presenting Lily Mars

    Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey

    Released1943

    Directed byNorman Taurog, Roy Del Ruth

    Presenting Lily Mars is a 1943 American musical motion picture produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Strike Up the Band18
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    Strike Up the Band

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1940

    Directed byBusby Berkeley

    Strike Up the Band is a 1940 American black and white musical film. It is directed by Busby... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • A Child Is Waiting19
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    A Child Is Waiting

    Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    A Child Is Waiting is a 1963 American drama film written by Abby Mann and directed by John... more on Wikipedia
  • Words and Music20
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    Words and Music

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1948

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Love Finds Andy Hardy21
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    Love Finds Andy Hardy

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1938

    Directed byGeorge B. Seitz

    Love Finds Andy Hardy is a 1938 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a teenage boy... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • Life Begins for Andy Hardy22
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    Life Begins for Andy Hardy

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1941

    Directed byGeorge B. Seitz

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  • Judy Garland: Live at the London Palladium23
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    Judy Garland: Live at the London Palladium

    Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland

    Released1963

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  • Broadway Melody of 193824
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    Broadway Melody of 1938

    Judy Garland, Robert Taylor

    Released1937

    Directed byRoy Del Ruth

    Broadway Melody of 1938 is a 1937 musical film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Babes on Broadway25
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    Babes on Broadway

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney

    Released1941

    Directed byVincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley

    Babes on Broadway is a 1941 musical film starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button