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The Best Shirley Temple Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 4.7k votes 701 voters 54.8k views58 items

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

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

With films ranging from Hidden Hollywood to Now I'll Tell, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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

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    Heidi

    Shirley Temple, Sidney Blackmer
    Heidi is a 1937 American musical drama film directed by Allan Dwan. The screenplay by Julien...  more
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    The Little Princess

    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero
    The Little Princess is a 1939 American drama film directed by Walter Lang. The screenplay by...  more

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    15

    The Little Colonel

    Shirley Temple, Hattie McDaniel
    The Little Colonel is a 1935 American comedy drama film directed by David Butler. The...  more
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    16

    Bright Eyes

    Shirley Temple, Jane Withers
    Bright Eyes is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed by David Butler. The screenplay by...  more
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    24

    Curly Top

    Shirley Temple, Rochelle Hudson
    Curly Top is an American musical film directed by Irving Cummings. The screenplay by Patterson...  more
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    24

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

    Shirley Temple, Gloria Stuart
    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is a 1938 American musical comedy film directed by Allan Dwan and...  more
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    23

    The Littlest Rebel

    Shirley Temple, John Boles
    The Littlest Rebel is a 1935 American dramatic film directed by David Butler. The screenplay...  more
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    17

    Stowaway

    Shirley Temple, Robert Young
    Stowaway is a 1936 American musical film directed by William A. Seiter. The screenplay by...  more
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    17

    Poor Little Rich Girl

    Shirley Temple, Gloria Stuart
    Poor Little Rich Girl, advertised as The Poor Little Rich Girl, is a 1936 American musical...  more
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    21

    Captain January

    Shirley Temple, Buddy Ebsen
    Captain January is a 1936 American musical comedy-drama film directed by David Butler. The...  more
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    18

    Dimples

    Shirley Temple, Frank Morgan
    Dimples is a 1936 American musical film directed by William A. Seiter. The screenplay was...  more
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    Little Miss Broadway

    Shirley Temple, Edna May Oliver
    Little Miss Broadway is a 1938 American musical drama film directed by Irving Cummings. The...  more
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    21

    Wee Willie Winkie

    Shirley Temple, Cesar Romero
    Wee Willie Winkie is a 1937 American adventure film directed by John Ford. The screenplay by...  more
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    16

    Baby Take a Bow

    Shirley Temple, Claire Trevor
    Baby Take a Bow is a 1934 American comedy drama film directed by Harry Lachman. The screenplay...  more
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    21

    Little Miss Marker

    Shirley Temple, Adolphe Menjou
    Little Miss Marker is a 1934 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Hall. It was...  more
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    21

    Fort Apache

    Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple
    Fort Apache is a 1948 American Western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and...  more

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    22

    Susannah of the Mounties

    Shirley Temple, Randolph Scott
    Susannah of the Mounties is a 1939 American drama film directed by Walter Lang and William A....  more
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    16

    Since You Went Away

    Shirley Temple, Claudette Colbert
    Since You Went Away is a 1944 American film directed by John Cromwell for Selznick...  more

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    Just Around the Corner

    Shirley Temple, Bert Lahr
    Just Around the Corner is a 1938 American musical comedy film directed by Irving Cummings. The...  more
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    Stand Up and Cheer!

    Shirley Temple, James Dunn
    Stand Up and Cheer! is a 1934 American musical film directed by Hamilton MacFadden. The...  more
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    22

    The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

    Cary Grant, Shirley Temple
    The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer is a 1947 American comedy, directed by Irving Reis and...  more
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    10

    Our Little Girl

    Shirley Temple, Joel McCrea
    Our Little Girl is a 1935 Drama directed by John S. Robertson, starring Shirley Temple and...  more
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    I'll Be Seeing You

    Ginger Rogers, Shirley Temple
    I'll Be Seeing You is a 1944 drama film made by Selznick International Pictures, Dore Schary...  more
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    Young People

    Shirley Temple, George Montgomery
    Young People is a 1940 musical drama film directed by Allan Dwan. It stars Shirley Temple and...  more
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    Miss Annie Rooney

    Shirley Temple, Dickie Moore
    Miss Annie Rooney is a 1942 American comedy-drama film directed by Edwin L. Marin. The...  more