The Best Lena Horne Movies

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

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

This list is made up of films like The Wiz and Hollywood Musicals of the '40s.

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

Lena Horne was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Patti LaBelle and Judy Garland in terms of fame and success.

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  • Stormy Weather
    1
    Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, The Nicholas Brothers
    8 votes
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
    Bill Williamson (Bill Robinson), a struggling performer, meets a beautiful vocalist named Selina Rogers (Lena Horne). Bill promises her that they will be together after he becomes a success. However, ...more

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  • Ziegfeld Follies
    2
    William Powell, Judy Garland, Fred Astaire
    9 votes
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney
    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

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  • The Wiz
    3
    Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor
    6 votes
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet
    When Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy (Diana Ross) tries to save her dog from a storm, she's miraculously whisked away to an urban fantasy land called Oz. After accidentally killing the Wicked Witch of ...more

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  • Cabin in the Sky
    4
    Ethel Waters, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Lena Horne
    10 votes
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, Busby Berkeley
    When compulsive gambler Little Joe Jackson (Eddie "Rochester" Anderson) dies in a drunken fight, he awakens in purgatory, where he learns that he will be sent back to Earth for six months to prove ...more

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  • Words and Music
    5
    Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson
    5 votes
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: Norman Taurog
    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

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  • That's Entertainment! III
    6
    Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, Lena Horne
    5 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Bud Friedgen, Michael J. Sheridan
    The second sequel in MGM's musical compilation series, released to commemorate MGM's 70th anniversary, acts as a retrospective, featuring rare and previously unreleased footage. The film also ...more

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