Judy Garland Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

(1939)
19
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dorothy
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor, Victor Fleming, George Cukor
Genres:
Musical, Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr
Plot:

Dorothy Gale, a simple farm girl finds herself in the magical land of Oz after a tornado hits Kansas. To return home, she must seek the help of the Wizard of Oz who stays in the Emerald city. On her way, she befriends a scarecrow, a Tin Man and a fainthearted Lion.

19
1
If I Forget You

If I Forget You

(1940)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Garland
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Kay Kyser, Will Rogers
3
1
Judgment at Nuremberg
TV-14

Judgment at Nuremberg

(1961)
4
4
As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
William Shatner, Burt Lancaster, Spencer Tracy, Montgomery Clift
4
4

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A Star Is Born
TV-PG

A Star Is Born

(1954)
8
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Vicki Lester / Esther Blodgett
Director:
George Cukor
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tommy Noonan
8
0
Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

(1944)
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Esther Smith
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Leon Ames, Lucille Bremer, Margaret O'Brien
9
0
Easter Parade

Easter Parade

(1948)
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Hannah Brown
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Peter Lawford, Fred Astaire, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin
6
1
The Clock

The Clock

(1945)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Alice Maybery
Director:
Vincente Minnelli, Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, James Gleason, Robert Walker, Marshall Thompson
3
1
A Child Is Waiting

A Child Is Waiting

(1963)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jean Hansen
Director:
John Cassavetes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill, Paul Stewart, Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland
4
0
The Harvey Girls

The Harvey Girls

(1946)
7
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Bradley
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, John Hodiak, Ray Bolger
7
0
In the Good Old Summertime

In the Good Old Summertime

(1949)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Veronica Fisher
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Buster Keaton, Van Johnson, S.Z. Sakall, Spring Byington
5
0
For Me and My Gal

For Me and My Gal

(1942)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jo Hayden
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Romance, Musical, War
Star Cast:
George Murphy, Gene Kelly, Ben Blue, Mártha Eggerth
5
0
The Pirate

The Pirate

(1948)
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Manuela
Director:
Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Reginald Owen, Gladys Cooper, Walter Slezak, Gene Kelly
5
1

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Summer Stock

Summer Stock

(1950)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jane Falbury
Director:
Charles Walters
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Marjorie Main, Gloria DeHaven, Eddie Bracken, Gene Kelly
2
1
I Could Go on Singing

I Could Go on Singing

(1963)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Bowman
Director:
Ronald Neame
Genres:
Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Jack Klugman, Aline MacMahon, Dirk Bogarde, Gregory Phillips
4
1
Strike Up the Band

Strike Up the Band

(1940)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mary Holden
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Paul Whiteman and Orchestra, June Preisser, William Tracy
2
1
Girl Crazy

Girl Crazy

(1943)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ginger Gray
Director:
Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Gil Stratton, Robert E. Strickland, Rags Ragland
3
1
Ziegfeld Girl

Ziegfeld Girl

(1941)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Susan Gallagher
Director:
Robert Z. Leonard, Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Musical, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, Tony Martin
3
1
Babes on Broadway

Babes on Broadway

(1941)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Penny Morris
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Fay Bainter, Virginia Weidler, Ava Gardner
3
0
Presenting Lily Mars

Presenting Lily Mars

(1943)
3
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Lily Mars
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Spring Byington, Richard Carlson, Fay Bainter, Van Heflin
3
1
Broadway Melody of 1938

Broadway Melody of 1938

(1937)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Romance, Musical
Star Cast:
Robert Taylor, Buddy Ebsen, George Murphy, Eleanor Powell
Plot:

Aspiring talent agent Steve Raleigh manages to find funding for his Broadway show from Herman Whipple but Whipple’s wife Caroline stops him from hiring Sally Lee, a new singing star. Steve, Sally, and their friends decided to race Stargazer and win a horse race to raise the money.  

1
0

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Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

Andy Hardy Meets Debutante

(1940)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy Booth
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Romance, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Cecilia Parker, Fay Holden
Plot:

This 1940 romantic comedy film tells the story of Judge Andy Hardy who moves to New York with his family, where he is infatuated with a socialite named Daphne. Eventually, he finds the high-society life too expensive, and thinks that his life back home was better.

2
1
Every Sunday

Every Sunday

(1936)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Judy
Director:
Felix E. Feist
Genres:
Music, Musical, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Deanna Durbin, Clem Bevans, Jack Lindquist, Jules Cowles
1
0
Love Finds Andy Hardy

Love Finds Andy Hardy

(1938)
1
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Lana Turner, Cecilia Parker
1
2
Life Begins for Andy Hardy

Life Begins for Andy Hardy

(1941)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Betsy Booth
Director:
George B. Seitz
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone, Ann Rutherford, Fay Holden
Plot:

After high school, Andy Hardy is unsure if he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps of becoming a Judge. He travels to New York with his friend Betsy and lands a job. But he finds himself in trouble thanks to his naivety. Betsy finds out and informs his father Judge Hardy who comes to his rescue.  

1
1
Words and Music

Words and Music

(1948)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Garland
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Comedy, Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Perry Como, June Allyson, Janet Leigh
Plot:

The fictionalized retelling of the creative partnership of legends, lyricist Lorenz Hart and composer Richard Rodgers, narrates their struggles to find success. It also provides a view to Larry’s personal demons, his death, and the heartbroken Dick regretting the loss of his friend when success eventually comes knocking.  

2
0
Listen, Darling

Listen, Darling

(1938)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
'Pinkie' Wingate
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Family, Musical
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Alan Hale, Walter Pidgeon, Freddie Bartholomew
2
0
Little Nellie Kelly

Little Nellie Kelly

(1940)
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Nellie Kelly / Little Nellie Kelly
Director:
Norman Taurog
Genres:
Family, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Charles Winninger, George Murphy, Douglas McPhail, Arthur Shields
5
1
Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms

(1939)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy Barton
Director:
Busby Berkeley
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Guy Kibbee, Charles Winninger, June Preisser
2
0
Ziegfeld Follies

Ziegfeld Follies

(1945)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
The Star
Director:
Charles Walters, Roy Del Ruth, George Sidney, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire, Lucille Bremer, Lena Horne
2
1
Till the Clouds Roll By

Till the Clouds Roll By

(1946)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Marilyn Miller
Director:
Richard Whorf, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney
Genres:
Biography, Musical
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, June Allyson, Lucille Bremer, Kathryn Grayson
1
0

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Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

Thoroughbreds Don't Cry

(1937)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cricket West
Director:
Alfred E. Green
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, C. Aubrey Smith, Ronald Sinclair, Sophie Tucker
2
0
Thousands Cheer

Thousands Cheer

(1943)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Lucille Ball, Mary Astor, John Boles
Plot:

Private Eddie Marsh has recently joined the army but possesses an entertainer’s spirit. On his way to arranging a grand show for his fellow soldiers, he falls in love with Colonel Bill Jones’ daughter Kathryn. Now he must put on the greatest show to impress the Colonel and get his blessings. 

1
0
Everybody Sing

Everybody Sing

(1938)
2
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Judy Bellaire
Director:
Edwin L. Marin
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Reginald Owen, Billie Burke, Allan Jones, Fanny Brice
2
1
Pigskin Parade

Pigskin Parade

(1936)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
David Butler
Genres:
Sport, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Stuart Erwin, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly, Alan Ladd
Plot:

Husband-wife team, Slug and Bessie Winters are the newly appointed football coaches for the Texas State University, which mistakenly receives an invitation to play charity game against Yale University. The two work hard on the team, but an injured quarterback dampens the team’s spirits. Bessie comes across a farm-boy Amos, adept at hurling watermelons. Can he save the day for the team?

1
0
Pepe

Pepe

(1960)
0
1
As:
Cast
Director:
George Sidney
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Frank Sinatra, Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Carlos Montalbán
Plot:

Ranch hand Pepe’s world is turned upside down when alcoholic Hollywood director Mr.Holt buys his beloved friend, a white stallion from its owner. Pepe then goes on an extraordinary adventure through Hollywood, meeting celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, and others before being reunited with his beloved stallion. 

0
1
Bubbles

Bubbles

(1930)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Performer - Member: The Three Gumm Sisters
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Musical, Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Marjorie Kane, Kiddies The Vitaphone, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm
0
1
A Holiday in Storyland

A Holiday in Storyland

(1930)
0
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances Gumm - One of the Three Gumm Sisters
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Musical, Short
Star Cast:
Kiddies The Vitaphone, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Ray Erlenborn
0
0
The Wedding of Jack and Jill

The Wedding of Jack and Jill

(1930)
0
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Frances Gumm - One of the Three Gumm Sisters
Director:
Roy Mack
Genres:
Short, Musical
Star Cast:
Peggy Ryan, Mary Jane Gumm, Virginia Gumm, Johnnie Pirrone Jr.
0
1

Animation(s)

Gay Purr-ee

Gay Purr-ee (1962)

As:
Cast
Role:
Mewsette
Director:
Abe Levitow
Genres:
Family, Animation, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Frees, Red Buttons, Hermione Gingold, Robert Goulet

Judy Garland Awards

Golden Globe Awards
A Star Is Born Best Actress - Comedy or Musical 1955
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Album Cover (Other Than Classical) 1962
Winner Best Engineering Contribution - Popular Recording 1962
Winner Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female 1962
Winner Lifetime Achievement Award 1997
Winner Album of the Year (Other Than Classical) 1962