As we pass the 100th anniversary of her birth, let's look at her best performances. Starting with her most iconic, each film is ranked and listed in order.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
The aforementioned The Wizard of Oz was Judy Garland's breakout role in a production riddled with tragedy and hardship. It is hard to imagine anyone else in the role of Dorothy, who is transported to Oz by a tornado.
In a rare non-singing role for Judy Garland, she stars as Alice in The Clock. Alice has a chance encounter with a soldier named Joe on a two-day leave. The two fall in love quickly after spending time together while she shows him the city.
The Harvey Girls boasts some stellar female stars of the time, including not just Judy Garland but also Angela Lansbury, Cyd Charisse, and Virginia O'Brien. Garland plays Susan, a woman who responds to an ad for a mail-order bride.