Entertainment 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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Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan
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 ...more
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Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien
Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of an American family living in St. Louis at the time of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair ...more
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Judy Garland, Amanda Blake, Laurindo Almeida
A Star Is Born is a 1954 American musical film written by Moss Hart, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, and directed by George Cukor. Hart's screenplay was an adaptation of the original 1937 ...more
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Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire
Easter Parade is a 1948 American musical film starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire, featuring music by Irving Berlin, including some of Astaire and Garland's best-known songs, such as ...more
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Judy Garland, Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse
The Harvey Girls is a 1946 MGM musical film based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Samuel Hopkins Adams, about Fred Harvey's famous Harvey House waitresses. Directed by George Sidney, the ...more
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Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers
Summer Stock, known as If You Feel Like Singing in the UK, is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical made in 1950. The film was directed by Charles Walters and stars Judy Garland and Gene Kelly and ...more
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Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Keenan Wynn
For Me and My Gal is a 1942 American musical film directed by Busby Berkeley and starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly – in his screen debut – and George Murphy, and featuring Martha Eggerth and Ben ...more
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Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Buster Keaton
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 ...more
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Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich
Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby Mann and ...more
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Judy Garland, Keenan Wynn, James Gleason
The Clock is a 1945 American romantic drama film starring Judy Garland and Robert Walker and directed by Garland's future husband, Vincente Minnelli. This was Garland's first dramatic role, as ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Guy Kibbee
Babes in Arms is the 1939 American film version of the 1937 Broadway musical of the same name. The film version stars Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Charles Winninger, Guy Kibbee, June Preisser, ...more
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Judy Garland, Dirk Bogarde, Jack Klugman
I Could Go On Singing is a 1963 film directed by Ronald Neame, starring Judy Garland and Dirk Bogarde. Although not a huge box office success on release, it won Garland much praise for her ...more
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Judy Garland, James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr
Ziegfeld Girl is a 1941 American musical film starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner, and co-starring Tony Martin, Jackie Cooper, Eve Arden, and Philip Dorn. Released ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Paul Whiteman
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 ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, June Allyson
Girl Crazy is a 1943 musical film produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Based on the stage musical of the same name, Girl Crazy stars Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in their ninth of ten pairings, ...more
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Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Gladys Cooper
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 ...more
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Judy Garland, Tommy Dorsey, Van Heflin
Presenting Lily Mars is a 1943 American musical motion picture produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released in 1943. The film starred Judy Garland and Van Heflin and was based on the novel by ...more
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Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire
Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Merrill Pye, George Sidney ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Ava Gardner
Babes on Broadway is a 1941 musical film starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and directed by Busby Berkeley, with Vincente Minnelli directing Garland's big solo numbers. The film, which ...more
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Judy Garland, George Murphy
Little Nellie Kelly is a 1940 musical comedy film based on the stage musical of the same name by George M. Cohan which was a hit on Broadway in 1922 and 1923. The film was written by Jack ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Lana Turner
Love Finds Andy Hardy is a 1938 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a teenage boy who becomes entangled with three different girls all at the same time. It stars Mickey Rooney, Lewis ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Janet Leigh
Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart. The film stars Mickey Rooney as Hart and Tom Drake as Rodgers, ...more
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Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, John Cassavetes
A Child Is Waiting is a 1963 American drama film written by Abby Mann and directed by John Cassavetes. Burt Lancaster portrays the director of a state institution for mentally handicapped and ...more
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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Ann Rutherford
Life Begins for Andy Hardy is the 11th installment of the popular Andy Hardy movies. Directed by George B. Seitz, Life Begins for Andy Hardy was also the last Andy Hardy movie to feature Judy
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Judy Garland: Live at the London Palladium Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland