Friday, February 9, 2007

Top Ten Judy Garland Movies

This is a very difficult list to make. I think every one of these movies has been my favorite at one point. But this is where it stands right now.

Most of these have been released on DVD in the last couple years, so I've included links to Amazon. Many of them have pretty good special features, so they're definitely worth checking out.

10. Girl Crazy - Fun with Judy and Mickey out west.

9. Babes on Broadway - definitely my favorite Judy/Mickey film.

8. A Star is Born - yes, this one is a little depressing, but it has some great music!

7. Presenting Lily Mars - it's cute and fun and has everything you could want in a Judy Garland picture.

6. Easter Parade - I love Fred Astaire and I wish he would have made more movies with Judy.

5. For Me and My Gal - the first Judy Garland movie I ever saw (not counting The Wizard of Oz, of course). My cousins and I used to sing the doll shop song and I always had to be the owner lady with the French accent.

4. The Harvey Girls - the best part of this movie is Chill Wills, the guy Judy goes to Flagstaff to marry. "Miss Bradley, you can go in there!" Also the all out brawl between the Harvey Girls and the ladies at the saloon is enjoyable.

3. In the Good Old Summertime - this movie is just plain amazing.

2. Meet Me In St. Louis - this has the best quotes of any Judy movie. "Personally, I wouldn't marry a man who proposed to me over an invention." "It'll take me at least a week to dig up all my dolls in the cemetery."

1. Summer Stock - so very corny, but it's great. This has always been one of my favorites. How can you not love Judy singing on a tractor? Plus, Gene Kelly is a cutie!


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blobblogger said...

Top Ten Garland films without WIZARD OF OZ??? Heretic!!! My top four:
1. Star is Born
2. Wizard of Oz
3. Meet Me in St Louis
4. Harvey Girls

Don't miss the new bio of Kay Thompson with fascinating details on Garland including Harvey Girls production!

David in Maryland

Mitchell said...

This is a really old post, but I'll comment lol. I always loved Ziegfeld Girl. She's not really the lead, it's more Lana Turner's movie, but Judy is just so funny in it.

Anonymous said...

ridiculous list without "the wizard of oz" enough said.

Anonymous said...

Cool choices this my top 10.............1:In the good old summertime 2:The clock 3:Easter parade 4:For me and my gal 5:Summer stock 6:the wizard of oz 7:The pirate 8:strike up the band 9:meet me in st Louis 10:love finds Andy hardy

Anonymous said...

If you've never seen, "The Clock" (1945) with Judy Garland and Robert Walker, you're really missing something extraordinary and very moving. It was also her first non-singing role.