Julie Andrews Movies

Julie Andrews in 1964’s Mary Poppins

Want to know the best Julie Andrews movies?  How about the worst Julie Andrews movies?  Curious about Julie Andrews box office grosses or which Julie Andrews movie picked up the most Oscar nominations? Need to know which Julie Andrews movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information and more.

When it is time to pick out the next subject for one of our movie pages we do two things.  The first thing we do is look at our Request Hotline page.  The second thing we do is try to figure out how much work will be required to write and publish that page.  Thankfully as our database has grown over the years, it generally has been easier to write a movie page.  Nowadays about 50% of the latest subject’s movies are already done and need no further research.  Well….when looking at the career of Julie Andrews (1935-) we saw that we had an amazing 85% of her movies already in our database and only needed to research 4 movies.  So given the fact that a few people had requested an Andrews page and that almost all the work was done….we decided to do a Julie Andrews Ultimate Movie Rankings page.

Julie Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theater director and dancer.  During her entertainment career she has won an Oscar®,  a BAFTA, five Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, two Emmys®, the Disney Legend honor and the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2000, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.  Andrews has not one but two iconic movie roles….1964’s Mary Poppins and 1965’s The Sound of Music.  50 plus years later and both of those movie performances are still talked about today!

Her IMDb page shows 44 acting credits from 1949-2010. This page will rank 27 Julie Andrews movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information.  Cameos and television roles were not included in the rankings.  Her numerous voice only roles have been given their own separate table.

Julie Andrews in 1965's The Sound of Music

Julie Andrews in 1965’s The Sound of Music

Julie Andrews 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 Julie Andrews movies by co-stars of her movies.
  • Sort Julie Andrews movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
  • Sort Julie Andrews movies by yearly domestic box office rank
  • Sort Julie Andrews movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and Oscar® wins each Julie Andrews movie received and won.
  • Sort Julie Andrews movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • *** = Oscar® nominated role
  • Use the search and sort button to make this page very interactive.
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksDomestic B.O. Adjusted (mils)Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Mary Poppins (1964) ***Dick Van Dyke$887.801st of 196481.0%13 / 0588.95
The Sound of Music (1965) ***Christopher Plummer$1235.601st of 196582.3%10 / 0588.70
Throughly Modern Millie (1967)Carol Channing$269.205th of 196780.5%07 / 0174.11
10 (1979)Dudley Moore & Bo Derek$251.4013th of 197965.5%02 / 0064.45
Victor/Victoria (1982) ***James Garner & Robert Preston$80.9027th of 198284.0%07 / 0162.27
Hawaii (1966)Gene Hackman$298.001st of 196660.5%07 / 0062.24
Torn Curtain (1966)Paul Newman & Directed by Alfred Hitchcock$125.508th of 196667.3%00 / 0051.10
The Americanization of Emily (1964)James Garner & James Coburn$75.3017th of 196582.0%02 / 0051.01
Star! (1968)Richard Crenna & Daniel Massey$77.2023rd of 196971.5%07 / 0049.62
The Princess Diaries (2001)Anne Hathaway$161.5019th of 200153.0%00 / 0049.46
S.O.B. (1981)William Holden$45.1052nd of 198170.0%00 / 0040.51
Darling Lili (1970)Rock Hudson$53.6037th of 197064.5%03 / 0040.45
The Tamarind Seed (1974)Omar Sharif$36.1041st of 197470.0%00 / 0038.50
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)Anne Hathaway$129.2025th of 200439.0%00 / 0038.21
Duet for One (1986)Liam Neeson$0.01205th of 198671.5%00 / 0033.61
Little Miss Marker (1980)Walter Matthau & Tony Curtis$20.5079th of 198061.5%00 / 0032.08
A Fine Romance (1992)Marcello Mastroianni$0.01226th of 199266.0%00 / 0031.02
That's Life (1986)Jack Lemmon$9.30118th of 198653.0%01 / 0026.75
The Tooth Fairy (2010)Dwayne Johnson$64.1057th of 201032.5%00 / 0025.13
The Man Who Loved Women (1983)Burt Reynolds$29.3061st of 198343.5%00 / 0024.93
Unconditional Love (1999)Kathy Bates$0.20283rd of 199941.5%00 / 0019.53

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above and Below Julie Andrews Tables

  1. Fourteen Julie Andrews movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 51.85% of her movies listed. The Sound of Music (1965) was her biggest box office ht when looking at adjusted domestic box office gross.
  2. An average Julie Andrews movie grosses $204.07 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter.  19 of Julie Andrews’ movies are rated as good movies…or 70.37% of their movies. Mary Poppins (1964) is her highest rated movie while The Tooth Fairy (2010) was her lowest rated movie.
  4. Twelve Julie Andrews movie received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 44.44% of her movies.
  5. Four Julie Andrews movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 14.81% of her movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Ranking  (UMR) Score is 39.86.  17 Julie Andrews movies scored higher than that average….or 62.96% of her movies. Mary Poppins (1964) got the the highest UMR Score while Unconditional Love (1999) got the lowest UMR Score.
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Julie Andrews provided the voice of Queen in three Shrek movies

Julie Andrews Voice Only Roles

  • Column 1 is the name of the movie
  • Column 2 is adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
  • Column 3 is adjusted worldwide box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
  • Column 4 is how the movie was received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Column 5 is how many total Oscar® nominations (all categories) and Oscar® wins each movie received and won
  • Column 6 is the movie’s Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
 Movie (Year)Inflated Domestic Box Office (Millions)Adjusted Worldwide Box Office (Millions)Domestic Box Office Rank By YearCritic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUltimate Movie Rankings Score
Shrek 2 (2004)$599.00$1249.401st of 200482.0%02 / 0070.34
Despicable Me (2010)$268.70$580.807th of 201079.0%00 / 0068.13
Enchanted (2007)$156.60$417.3020th of 200782.5%03 / 0064.47
Shrek Forever After (2010)$255.10$804.205th of 201062.5%00 / 0060.38
Enchanted (2007)$156.60$417.3020th of 200782.5%03 / 0064.47
Shrek the Third (2007)$395.40$978.804th of 200751.0%00 / 0054.97
Robert Preston, Andrews, James Garner and Alex Karros in 1982's Victor/Victoria

Robert Preston, Andrews, James Garner and Alex Karros in 1982’s Victor/Victoria

Possibly Interesting Facts About Julie Andrews

1. Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on 1 October 1935, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.  Her last name of Andrews comes from her step-father.

2. Julie Andrews rise to stardom..Cliff Notes style.  Started performing as a child in music halls.  At 19, she made her Broadway debut in The Boyfriend.  Had huge success on the stage playing the lead in My Fair Lady and being featured in the television musical Cinderella.  Audrey Hepburn replaced her when My Fair Lady was turned into a movie because Andrews did not have box office drawing power.  Walt Disney then offered Andrews the lead role in Mary Poppins (1964).  Andrews would win an Oscar® playing the “perfect nanny”.  In 1965, she starred in one of the biggest box office hits of all-time…1965’s The Sound of Music.  She has been a star ever since!

3.  Julie Andrews has been nominated for 3 Best Actress Oscar® nominations.  She won for 1964’s Mary Poppins.  She got nominations for 1965’s The Sound of Music and 1982’s Victor/Victoria.

4.  Julie Andrews has been nominated for 9 Best Actress Golden Globe® nominations….or 42.85% of all of her live action movie roles.  3 won three times….Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music and Victor/Victoria.

5.  Julie Andrews starred in the biggest box office hits of the year three years in row.  Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965) and Hawaii (1966).  Poor Hawaii a movie that hardly ever gets mentioned.

6.  Julie Andrews’ The Sound of Music is the 3rd biggest hit of all-time when looking at adjusted box office grosses.  Gone With The Wind (1939) and Star Wars (1977) are the only two movies in history to sell more movie tickets.

7.  Julie Andrews was married two times.  Her first marriage was to Oscar® winning set designer Tony Walton from 1959 to 1967….they had one child…actress Emma Walton.  She was married to director Blake Edwards from 1969 to his death in 2010…..they had two children.

8.  Julie Andrews appeared uncredited in two Pink Panther movies.  In 1976 she provided a singing voice in The Pink Panther Strikes Back.  In 1982 she appeared as Charwoman in The Trail of the Pink Panther. The Pink Panther movies were directed by her husband Blake Edwards.

9.  In 2002, Julie Andrews was ranked number 59 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.

10.  Roles Julie Andrews turned down or was seriously considered for:  Angela Lansbury parts in Beauty and the Beast and Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Liza Minnelli role in Cabaret, Barbra Streisand part in Hello Dolly!, Maggie Smith’s Oscar® winning role in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,  Audrey Hepburn role in Wait Until Dark, Petula Clark‘s roles in Finian’s Rainbow and “Good-bye, Mr. Chips and roles in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver and Camelot.

Check out Julie Andrews’s movie career compared to current and classic stars on our Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time page.

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34 thoughts on “Julie Andrews Movies

  1. Glad to see Julie’s page updated. It’s perfect timing since there is some discussion about there finally being a sequel to Mary Poppins.

    1. Slowly…..I am getting these pages updated with the new calculations and new box office totals…I think I am closing in on 40% done. A Mary Poppins sequel would probably be very successful. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I think Julie Andrews should have won the Oscar for ‘The Sound of Music’ for best actress! One Special Night was so romantic!

    1. Hey Marilyn B. I agree that would have made Andrews one of the few people to win back to back Oscars. Even though I am a huge James Garner fan…I have not seen One Special Night….I think it is time to fix that issue…thanks for stopping by.

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