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The Best Mickey Rooney Movies

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

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

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    Love Laughs at Andy Hardy

    Mickey Rooney, Dorothy Ford
    Love Laughs at Andy Hardy is a 1946 American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by...  more
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    10

    Love Finds Andy Hardy

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    Love Finds Andy Hardy is a 1938 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a teenage boy...  more
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    15

    Night at the Museum

    Robin Williams, Ben Stiller
    Night at the Museum is a 2006 American fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993...  more

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    10

    Requiem for a Heavyweight

    Mickey Rooney, Jack Dempsey
    Requiem for a Heavyweight was a teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the live...  more
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    Young Tom Edison

    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy
    Young Tom Edison is a 1940 biographical film about the early life of inventor Thomas Edison,...  more
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    Captains Courageous

    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy
    Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film. Based on the novel by...  more

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    13

    Words and Music

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    Words and Music is a 1948 film loosely based on the creative partnership of the composer...  more
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    Judge Hardy and Son

    Mickey Rooney, Ann Rutherford
    Judge Hardy and Son is a 1939 film directed by George B. Seitz....  more
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    National Velvet

    Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney
    National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold,...  more

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    Girl Crazy

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    Girl Crazy is a 1943 musical film produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Based on the stage musical...  more
  • 11
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    14

    Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    Andy Hardy Meets Debutante is a 1940 American family comedy film directed by George B. Seitz....  more
  • 12
    33
    6

    Life Begins for Andy Hardy

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    Life Begins for Andy Hardy is the 11th installment of the popular Andy Hardy movies. Directed...  more
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    The Courtship of Andy Hardy

    Mickey Rooney, Donna Reed
    The Courtship of Andy Hardy is a 1942 film, part of the Andy Hardy series. It gave an early...  more
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    38
    12

    Strike Up the Band

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    Strike Up the Band is a 1940 American black and white musical film. It is directed by Busby...  more
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    38
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    Babes on Broadway

    Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney
    Babes on Broadway is a 1941 musical film starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland and directed...  more
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    35
    10

    Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble

    Mickey Rooney, Herbert Marshall
    Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble is a 1944 romantic comedy, the fourteenth starring Mickey Rooney...  more
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    The Human Comedy

    Mickey Rooney
    The Human Comedy is a 1943 American drama film directed by Clarence Brown and adapted by...  more
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    35
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    Boys Town

    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy
    Boys Town is a 1938 biographical drama film based on Father Edward J. Flanagan's work with a...  more

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    Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney
    Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and...  more

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    Andy Hardy's Private Secretary

    Mickey Rooney, Kathryn Grayson
    Andy Hardy's Private Secretary is a 1941 American family film comedy directed by George B....  more
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    35
    13

    Hollywood Party

    Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney
    Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by...  more
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    30
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    Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

    Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters
    Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July is a 90-minute crossover television film by Rankin Bass...  more
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    34
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    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by...  more

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    Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever

    Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone
    Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever is a 1939 romantic comedy about Andy Hardy having a crush on his...  more
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    29
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    The Bridges at Toko-Ri

    Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney
    The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a film from 1954 that was directed by Mark Robson and was based on...  more

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