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Ginger Rogers (1911-1995) was an Oscar® winning American actress, singer and dancer. On American Film Institute’s Top 50 Screen Legends list, Rogers was ranked as the 14th best actress. Right behind #13 Grace Kelly and right before #15 Mae West. She appeared in movies from 1929 to 1965. Rogers appeared opposite Fred Astaire in 10 movies. Those movies revolutionized the musical genre. She also achieved great success on her own in a variety of film roles and won a Best Actress Oscar® for 1940’s Kitty Foyle.
Her IMDb page shows 92 acting credits from 1929-1987. This page will rank 55 Ginger Rogers movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television appearances, shorts, documentaries and many of her B movies from 1929-1933 were not included in the rankings.
Ginger Rogers Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort Ginger Rogers movies by co-stars of her movies
- Sort Ginger Rogers movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Ginger Rogers movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Ginger Rogers movies by how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Ginger Rogers movie received.
- Sort Ginger Rogers movies by Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score. UMR puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
- Use the sort and search buttons to make this table very interactive. For example…if you type in “Fred Astaire” in the search box….the 10 Rogers/Astaire movies will pop right up.
- * Sadly Worldwide box office is not available for all of the Ginger Rogers’ movies ranked but we have added the ones we do have at the bottom of the page
|Rank||Movie (Year)||Co-Star UMR Links||Adjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)||Box Office Rank by Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Top Hat (1935)||Fred Astaire & Eric Blore||$178.90||4th of 1935||86.00%||04 / 00||72.75|
|Kitty Foyle (1940)||Dennis Morgan & Gladys Cooper||$147.10||17th of 1940||73.00%||05 / 01||72.71|
|Stage Door (1937)||Katharine Hepburn & Adolphe Menjou||$162.10||21st of 1937||87.67%||04 / 00||70.93|
|Major and the Minor, The (1942)||Ray Milland & Rita Johnson||$240.90||26th of 1942||84.50%||00 / 00||70.71|
|Swing Time (1936)||Fred Astaire & Victor Moore||$182.50||4th of 1936||85.00%||02 / 01||69.64|
|Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)||Warren William & Joan Blondell||$230.60||5th of 1933||80.00%||01 / 00||69.00|
|Tales of Manhatten (1942)||Henry Fonda & Edward G. Robinson||$207.60||19th of 1942||73.00%||00 / 00||65.31|
|42nd Street (1933)||Warner Baxter & Dick Powell||$150.60||10th of 1933||81.00%||02 / 00||65.21|
|I'll Being Seeing You (1944)||Joseph Cotten & Shirley Temple||$254.90||14th of 1944||71.50%||00 / 00||64.60|
|Shall We Dance (1937)||Fred Astaire & Edward Everett Horton||$165.40||24th of 1937||80.50%||01 / 00||63.88|
|Week-end at the Waldorf (1945)||Lana Turner & Walter Pidgeon||$300.70||7th of 1945||67.00%||00 / 00||62.49|
|Gay Divorcee, The (1934)||Fred Astaire & Alice Brady||$112.80||13th of 1934||83.50%||05 / 01||62.32|
|Follow the Fleet (1936)||Fred Astaire & Randolph Scott||$172.20||16th of 1936||74.00%||00 / 00||61.47|
|Bachelor Mother (1939)||David Niven & Charles Coburn||$140.90||40th of 1939||80.00%||02 / 00||60.24|
|Vivacious Lady (1938)||James Stewart & Charles Coburn||$130.10||34th of 1938||82.00%||00 / 00||58.71|
|Roberta (1935)||Fred Astaire & Irene Dunne||$147.20||9th of 1935||75.00%||01 / 00||58.47|
|Carefree (1938)||Fred Astaire & Ralph Bellamy||$139.00||29th of 1938||76.00%||03 / 00||58.46|
|Lady In The Dark (1944)||Ray Milland & Warner Baxter||$254.90||13th of 1944||53.00%||03 / 00||57.11|
|Barkleys of Broadway, The (1949)||Fred Astaire & Oscar Levant||$162.70||15th of 1949||62.00%||01 / 00||54.76|
|Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, The (1939)||Fred Astaire & Walter Brennan||$134.90||43rd of 1939||71.50%||00 / 00||54.51|
|Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)||Cary Grant & Walter Slezak||$149.90||10th of 1942||65.00%||01 / 00||54.18|
|Roxie Hart (1942)||Adolphe Menjou & Nigel Bruce||$91.40||90th of 1942||80.00%||00 / 00||51.77|
|Black Widow (1954)||Van Heflin & Gene Tierney||$130.90||40th of 1954||63.00%||00 / 00||49.90|
|Monkey Business (1952)||Cary Grant & Marilyn Monroe||$85.20||47th of 1952||75.00%||00 / 00||49.71|
|Tender Comrade (1943)||Robert Ryan & Ruth Hussey||$154.70||43rd of 1943||54.50%||00 / 00||49.60|
|Flying Down to Rio (1933)||Fred Astaire||$96.70||15th of 1933||72.50%||01 / 00||49.46|
|Fifth Avenue Girl (1939)||Walter Connolly & Tim Holt||$114.40||49th of 1939||67.50%||00 / 00||49.45|
|It Had To Be You (1947)||Cornel Wilde & Percy Waram||$92.40||76th of 1947||67.50%||00 / 00||46.04|
|Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)||Burgess Meredith & George Murphy||$118.80||50th of 1941||54.00%||01 / 00||44.19|
|Primrose Path (1940)||Joel McCrea & Marjorie Rambeau||$77.20||65th of 1940||67.50%||00 / 00||43.69|
|Having A Wonderful Time (1938)||Douglas Fairbanks Jr. & Peggy Conklin||$96.30||61st of 1938||61.00%||00 / 00||43.60|
|Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934)||Pat O''''Brien & Dick Powell||$86.00||35th of 1934||63.50%||00 / 00||43.17|
|We're Not Married (1952)||Marilyn Monroe & Victor Moore||$85.20||50th of 1952||61.00%||00 / 00||41.88|
|Lucky Partners (1940)||Ronald Colman & Jack Carson||$75.70||67th of 1940||63.00%||00 / 00||41.34|
|Romance in Manhattan (1935)||Francis Lederer & Sidney Poler||$73.70||48th of 1935||63.50%||00 / 00||41.26|
|Storm Warning (1951)||Doris Day & Ronald Reagan||$60.20||105th of 1951||66.33%||00 / 00||40.51|
|In Person (1935)||George Brent & Alan Mowbray||$49.80||70th of 1935||66.00%||00 / 00||38.74|
|Star of Midnight (1935)||William Powell & Gene Lockhart||$65.70||54th of 1935||60.50%||00 / 00||38.62|
|Dreamboat (1952)||Clifton Webb & Anne Francis||$85.20||49th of 1952||53.50%||00 / 00||38.35|
|Harlow (1965)||Carol Lynley & Efrem Zimbalist Jr.||$75.90||26th of 1965||51.00%||00 / 00||35.73|
|Heartbeat (1946)||Adolphe Menjou & Basil Rathbone||$107.40||73rd of 1946||40.00%||00 / 00||35.45|
|Tight Spot (1955)||Edward G. Robinson & Brian Keith||$30.80||120th of 1955||64.50%||00 / 00||35.09|
|Broadway Bad (1933)||Ricardo Cortez & Joan Blondell||$35.90||74th of 1933||62.00%||00 / 00||34.70|
|Change of Heart (1934)||Janet Gaynor & Shirley Temple||$76.70||43rd of 1934||46.50%||00 / 00||33.75|
|Forever Female (1953)||William Holden & Paul Douglas||$34.70||109th of 1953||59.00%||00 / 00||33.11|
|Teenage Rebel (1956)||Michael Rennie & Mildred Natwick||$76.60||53rd of 1956||43.00%||02 / 00||32.88|
|Tenderfoot, The (1932)||Joe E. Brown||$49.70||60th of 1932||50.00%||00 / 00||31.20|
|Upperworld (1934)||Warren William & Mary Astor||$23.50||96th of 1934||58.50%||00 / 00||31.13|
|Oh, Men! Oh, Women (1957)||David Niven & Dan Dailey||$38.70||75th of 1957||51.50%||00 / 00||30.20|
|First Traveling Saleslady, The (1956)||Clint Eastwood & James Arness||$32.80||96th of 1956||50.00%||00 / 00||28.58|
|Finishing School (1934)||Frances Dee & Bruce Cabot||$23.20||97th of 1934||51.00%||00 / 00||27.57|
|Perfect Strangers (1950)||Dennis Morgan & Thelma Ritter||$41.60||117th of 1950||44.00%||00 / 00||27.13|
|Magnificent Doll (1946)||Burgess Meredith & David Niven||$65.10||78th of 1946||36.00%||00 / 00||27.01|
|Twist of Fate (1954)||Stanley Baker & Herbert Lom||$11.80||118th of 1954||51.50%||00 / 00||26.03|
|Groom Wore Spurs, The (1951)||Jack Carson & Joan Davis||$18.10||129th of 1951||40.00%||00 / 00||21.61|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Ginger Rogers Table
- Twenty-six Ginger Rogers movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 47.27% of her movies listed. Week-end at the Waldorf (1945) was her biggest box office hit.
- An average Ginger Rogers movie grosses $111.80 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 37 of Ginger Rogers’s movies are rated as good movies…or 67.27% of her movies. Stage Door (1937) was her highest rated movie while Magnificent Doll (1946) was her lowest rated movie.
- Seventeen Ginger Rogers movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 30.90% of her movies.
- Three Ginger Rogers movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 5.45% of her movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Ranking (UMR) Score is 40.00. 36 Ginger Rogers movies scored higher that average….or 65.45% of her movies. Top Hat (1935) got the the highest UMR Movie Score while The Groom Wore Spurs (1951) got the lowest UMR Movie Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Ginger Rogers
1. Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri. She became “Ginger” when a relative had a hard time saying Virginia. She became “Rogers” when her mother remarried and became a Rogers.
2. Ginger Rogers’ road to stardom Cliff Notes style….She entered and won a Charleston dance contest which allowed her to tour and dance for six months. When the tour got to New York City, she stayed, getting radio singing jobs and then her Broadway theater debut in a musical called 1929’s Top Speed. Rogers was then chosen to star George and Ira Gershwin’s Girl Crazy. Her appearance in Girl Crazy made her an overnight star at the age of 19. This lead to a 7 year movie contract with Paramount. She appeared with Fred Astaire in supporting roles in 1933’s Flying Down To Rio. Their dance scenes were the highlight of the movie…and was beginning of one of the greatest screen teams in the history of movies.
3. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire starred in 10 movies together. During those 10 movies they had 33 partnered dance sequences. Some of their more famous dance sequences would be “I’ll Be Hard to Handle” from 1935’s Roberta, “I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket” from 1936’s Follow The Fleet, and “Pick Yourself Up” from 1936’s Swing Time and “Cheek to Cheek” from Top Hat.
4. Ginger Rogers was nominated for one Oscar® (Kitty Foyle) and one Golden Globe® (Monkey Business). She won the Best Actress Oscar® for Kitty Foyle.
5. According to the American Film Institute, Ginger Rogers is the 14th greatest female star of all-time.
6. Ginger Rogers was married five times in her life. Sadly all five of her marriages ended in divorce. She did not have any children.
7. Roles Ginger Rogers turned down or was seriously considered for: It’s A Wonderful Life (Donna Reed role), His Girl Friday (Rosalind Russell role), Now, Voyager (Bette Davis role), and The Heiress and To Each His Own (Olivia de Havilland Oscar® winning roles) and Ball of Fire (Barbara Stanwyck role).
8. On our Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time page…Ginger Rogers’ 15 adjusted $100 million movies is tied in 4th place for most of all actresses that have a UMR page.
9. Ginger Rogers did many paintings, sculptures and sketches in her free time but could never bring herself to sell any of them. She was a near-champion tennis player, a topline shot and loved going fishing.
10. Ginger Rogers was one of the celebrities whose picture Anne Frank placed on the wall of her bedroom in the “Secret Annex” while in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, Holland.
Worldwide Adjusted Box Office Grosses on 34 Ginger Rogers Movies
- 42nd Street (1933) $239.60 million in adjusted gross
- Bachelor Mother (1939) $237.90 million in adjusted gross
- The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) $240.70 million in adjusted gross
- Carefree (1938) $217.00 million in adjusted gross
- Fifth Avenue Girl (1939) $165.40 million in adjusted gross
- Flying Down to Rio (1933) $161.70 million in adjusted gross
- Follow the Fleet (1936) $304.20 million in adjusted gross
- The Gay Divorcee (1934) $185.80 million in adjusted gross
- Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) $568.60 million in adjusted gross
- Having A Wonderful Time (1938) $126.30 million in adjusted gross
- Heartbeat (1946) $152.40 million in adjusted gross
- In Person (1935) $71.80 million in adjusted gross
- It Had To Be You (1947) $97.80 million in adjusted gross
- Kitty Foyle (1940) $205.10 million in adjusted gross
- Lucky Partners (1940) $119.70 million in adjusted gross
- Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) $209.90 million in adjusted gross
- Perfect Strangers (1950) $53.60 million in adjusted gross
- Primrose Path (1940) $103.20 million in adjusted gross
- Roberta (1935) $234.20 million in adjusted gross
- Roxie Hart (1942) $124.40 million in adjusted gross
- Shall We Dance (1937) $280.40 million in adjusted gross
- Stage Door (1937) $229.10 million in adjusted gross
- Star of Midnight (1935) $90.70 million in adjusted gross
- The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) $219.90 million in adjusted gross
- Swing Time (1936) $294.50 million in adjusted gross
- Teenage Rebel (1956) $86.80 million in adjusted gross
- Tender Comrade (1943) $212.70 million in adjusted gross
- The Tenderfoot (1932) $62.70 million in adjusted gross
- Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) $158.80 million in adjusted gross
- Top Hat (1935) $320.90 million in adjusted gross
- Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) $127.00 million in adjusted gross
- Upperworld (1934) $37.50 million in adjusted gross
- Vivacious Lady (1938) $185.10 million in adjusted gross
- Week-end at the Waldorf (1945) $424.70 million in adjusted gross