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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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like Officer 13 and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini.

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

Mickey Rooney worked with many famous directors, including big names like Orson Welles and Blake Edwards. If Mickey Rooney movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and Fred Gwynne too.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Mickey Rooney, Angela Lansbury National Velvet is a 1944 Technicolor sports film based on the novel by Enid Bagnold, published in 1935. It stars Mickey Rooney, Donald Crisp and a young Elizabeth Taylor. In 2003, National ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Gene Reynolds Boys Town is a 1938 biographical drama film based on Father Edward J. Flanagan's work with a group of underprivileged and delinquent boys in a home that he founded and named "Boys ...more

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Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney, William Holden The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a film from 1954 that was directed by Mark Robson and was based on the novel by James Michener about a U.S. Navy pilot assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Dorothy Ford, Lewis Stone Love Laughs at Andy Hardy is a 1946 American film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Willis Goldbeck and starring Mickey Rooney and Lewis Stone. The film is also known under its ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Dennis Quaid, Anna Maria Horsford Bill is a 1981 CBS TV movie starring Mickey Rooney and Dennis Quaid. The film is based on the life of Bill Sackter. A sequel, Bill: On His Own, was released in 1983.

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Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a 1970 stop motion television special, made by Rankin-Bass. The film stars actor Fred Astaire as the narrator S.D. Kluger, Mickey Rooney as Kris Kringle/Santa ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...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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Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr, Hoyt Axton The Black Stallion is a 1979 American film based on the 1941 classic children's novel The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. It tells the story of Alec Ramsay, who is shipwrecked on a deserted ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Lee J. Cobb Men of Boys Town is a 1941 drama film written by James Kevin McGuinness and directed by Norman Taurog.

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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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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Fay Bainter Young Tom Edison is a 1940 biographical film about the early life of inventor Thomas Edison, with Mickey Rooney in the title role. The movie follows the imaginative boy Tom as he continually ...more

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Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino Night at the Museum is a 2006 American fantasy adventure-comedy film based on the 1993 children's book of the same name by Milan Trenc. It follows a divorced father trying to settle down, ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, it had its world premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. The movie was ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Jack Dempsey, Jackie Gleason Requiem for a Heavyweight was a teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the live television show Playhouse 90 on 11 October 1956. Six years later, it was adapted as a 1962 feature film ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith Little Lord Fauntleroy is a 1936 drama film based on the 1886 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The film stars Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, and C. Aubrey Smith. The ...more

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Kurt Russell, Mickey Rooney, Corey Feldman he Fox and the Hound is a 1981 American animated drama film based on the Daniel P. Mannix novel of the same name, produced by Walt Disney Productions and released in the United States on July ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney, Mel Blanc Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American romantic comedy film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam, and Mickey Rooney. The film ...more

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Judge Hardy and Son Mickey Rooney, Ann Rutherford, Lewis Stone Judge Hardy and Son is a 1939 film directed by George B. Seitz.

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Mickey Rooney, Peter Lawford, Ian Hunter A Yank at Eton is an American comedy/drama film. It was the 1942 sequel to the 1938 A Yank at Oxford. It tells the tale of a cocky youth unwillingly yanked from an American school who has to ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Donna Reed, Ann Rutherford The Courtship of Andy Hardy is a 1942 film, part of the Andy Hardy series. It gave an early role to Donna Reed although Mickey Rooney had lobbied for then-wife Ava Gardner to have her part. ...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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Mickey Rooney, William Frawley, Rex Ingram The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a 1939 film adaptation of Mark Twain's classic novel of the same name, starring Mickey Rooney in the title role. The supporting cast features Walter ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Jack Elam, Carolyn Jones Baby Face Nelson is a 1957 crime film noir based on the real-life 1930s gangster, directed by Don Siegel, co-written by Daniel Mainwaring—who also wrote the screenplay for Siegel's 1956 sci-fi ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Herbert Marshall, Lewis Stone Andy Hardy's Blonde Trouble is a 1944 romantic comedy, the fourteenth starring Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy. In the film, Andy goes to college, but soon gets in trouble with some pretty co-eds.

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Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is notable for several disconnected sequences that have little connection with each ...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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Mickey Rooney, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Rutherford Andy Hardy's Private Secretary is a 1941 American family film comedy directed by George B. Seitz. The film stars Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Kathryn Grayson, Ann Rutherford and Fay Holden. This ...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, 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, Mickey Rooney, Ann Rutherford Andy Hardy Meets Debutante is a 1940 American family comedy film directed by George B. Seitz. The film stars Lewis Stone, Mickey Rooney, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden and Judy Garland. It is the ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Fay Holden Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever is a 1939 romantic comedy about Andy Hardy having a crush on his high school drama teacher, Miss Rose Meredith. This is the seventh of sixteen Andy Hardy films ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July is a 90-minute crossover television film by Rankin Bass filmed in stop-motion animation in the style of its 1964 Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed ...more

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Mickey Rooney The Human Comedy is a 1943 American drama film directed by Clarence Brown and adapted by Howard Estabrook. It is often thought to be based on the William Saroyan novel of the same name, but ...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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Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn Mrs. Claus shares the story about the year Santa decided to take a vacation when he becomes convinced that there is no more Christmas spirit and people no longer care. Mrs. Claus sends Jingle ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Robert Blake, Ann Rutherford Andy Hardy's Double Life is a 1942 film directed by George B. Seitz.

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Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Sophie Tucker Thoroughbreds Don't Cry is a film directed by Alfred E. Green, and starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in their first film together.

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John Cleese, Mickey Rooney, Tim Robbins Erik the Viking is a 1989 British comedy-fantasy film written and directed by Terry Jones. The film was inspired by Jones's children's book The Saga of Erik the Viking, but the plot is ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Tobey Maguire, Laraine Newman Revenge of the Red Baron is a 1994 American film starring Mickey Rooney, Tobey Maguire, Laraine Newman, Cliff De Young, produced by Roger Corman and directed by Robert Gordon.

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Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Burgess Meredith Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968. ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, Taylor Holmes Quicksand is a 1950 film noir starring Mickey Rooney and Peter Lorre in a story about a garage mechanic's descent into crime. The film has been described as "film noir in a teacup... a ...more

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Alyssa Milano, Mickey Rooney, Frank Welker Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure is a 2001 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1955 animated feature film Lady and the Tramp. The film centers on Lady and Tramp's only son, ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1935 American romance fantasy film of William Shakespeare's play, directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle, and starring Ian Hunter, James Cagney, Mickey ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Dick Van Dyke, Michele Lee The Comic is a 1969 comedy film co-written, co-produced and directed by Carl Reiner. It stars Dick Van Dyke as Billy Bright – the original title of the film – and Michele Lee as Bright's love ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Andrew Keegan, Jason London To Kill a Mockumentary is a 2004 mockumentary, parody, comedy film written by Shawna Waldron and Stephen Wallis and directed by Stephen Wallis.

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Naomi Watts, Mickey Rooney, Hugo Weaving Babe: Pig in the City is a 1998 Australian-American comedy-drama film and the sequel to the 1995 film Babe. It is co-written, produced and directed by George Miller, who co-wrote and produced ...more

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Beyoncé Knowles, Mickey Rooney, Cuba Gooding Jr. The Fighting Temptations is a 2003 American musical comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Lynn, written by Elizabeth Hunter and Saladin K. Patterson, and distributed by Paramount Pictures and ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Bell Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, known in Japan as simply Nemo, is a 1989 Japanese/American animated feature film directed by Masami Hata and William T. Hurtz. Loosely based on the comic ...more