Top 15 Judy Garland Movies Worth Watching Again

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.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

The film's highlights include the musical numbers, especially “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” Garland had a lasting impact on this song.

The Clock (1945)

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.

A Star is Born (1954)

Although there have been multiple versions of A Star is Born, the one starring Judy Garland holds magic and heartbreak in the plot and the parallels to her life.

Summer Stock (1951)

Summer Stock was the third and final pairing of Judy Garland with Gene Kelly. Garland was having a hard time in her career, but Kelly's loyalty to her convinced him to star in this picture with her.

Easter Parade (1948)

Fred Astaire and Garland are enjoyable to watch together, and the additions of Lawford and Ann Miller make for a stellar musical combination. Miller's dancing is at her best, and Garland shines.

The Harvey Girls (1946)

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.

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