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 (in millions)
  • 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.
  • Use the search and sort button to make this page very interactive.

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Julie Andrews Table

  1. Fifteen Julie Andrews movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 55.55% 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 $220.00 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.  18 Julie Andrews movies scored higher than that average….or 66.66% 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

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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47 thoughts on “Julie Andrews Movies

  1. 1 On this page many movies have been listed twice and some of them are huge grossers.

    2 Does this mean that the ready reckoner after the table is wrong? In relation to his new Julie Andrews video I recently quoted an Andrews overall gross to Steve Lensman based on the ready reckoner. I would have to go through all the figures manually to get the answer for myself whereas I presume you can do the maths quickly by mechanical means?

    1. Hey Bob…..mmmmm……looks like Julie Andrews’ page has some serious duplication issues….hopefully this is a single incident…and not an entire web problem. One of the things WoC set up is a daily update feature that occurs in the middle of the night…somehow last night….it gave Julie lots more credit….efforting to see if I can fix it myself….or find out if I need to wait for WoC to come home.

      As for the ready reckoner…..it should be pretty accurately….though I have not updated it with Despicable Me 3 numbers…I will see if I can do that as well….thanks for the headsup.

      1. Hey Bob…..I was able to fix it…..and while I was in….I updated her ready reckoner information as well…..plus I checked out some other pages….and it appears the duplication issue is on lots of other pages as well.

        1. HI BRUCE

          I am sorry about that for your sake. Ah well I’m sure that you and W o C will soon regularise matters. It’s such a massive site we’ll all just have to exercise patience and draw your attention to any teething problems we come across – though if you duplicate the grosses of the likes of the Duke, Mr Mumbles or Laddie I’m going to be like Brer Fox and “lay low and say nuffin’!

          1. Speaking of John Wayne…..three new to UMR movies were added to the John Wayne page over the weekend…that now gives us 94 John Wayne movies….maybe I can find 6 more and he can beat Samuel L. Jackson to the first one to 100 movies on a page…SLJ is at 98…..but he seems to be in a new movie every 3 months…lol. The three new movies added were A Man Betrayed, Lady from Louisiana and Three Faces West.

          2. HI STEVE

            1 As you know I’m always keen to see feedback/further information from you but I hadn’t spotted anything of yours among the comments of the past 24 hours and I was fearful that you had joined our Lord and Master and were now the Scarlet Pimpernel’s sidekick.

            2 You will see that Bruce and I have been just been exchanging posts about the Andrews page and he has rectified the problem there. As a result Julie’s adjusted overall Cogerson domestic gross has though now increased to some $5.9 billion as opposed to the $5.5 I quoted you. Nice talking to U again.

          3. Bob, I’ve posted comments that have largely been ignored in recent weeks and I’m wondering if Bruce actually bothers to pop in anymore. I know he’s busy and WoC has been working hard on the site, appreciate that, but his lack of enthusiasm is disheartening.

  2. 1. HI STEVE As a nation the Brits do love giving themselves titles! Dame Julie Andrews rose to prominence playing in My Fair Lady on the stage but when the musical was filmed for 1964 release Julie was passed over in favor of Audrey Hepburn who was an established movie star, unlike Julie at that time. However Julie had the last laugh in the matter because she appeared in the box office blockbuster Mary Poppins in 1964 and won the Oscar for it whereas Audrey had to settle for just a Golden Globe NOMINATION for My Fair Lady. The following year Julie starred in The Sound of Music, the biggest grossing musical ever and one of the highest earning films of all time in any genre and for that one Julie earned an Oscar nomination.

    2 Although Audrey was listed by AFI as the 3rd Greatest Female Legend of All Time and because of timeframes Julie probably didn’t even qualify for consideration for inclusion on the AFI list Julie’s films overall have nevertheless out-grossed those of Audrey. Bruce’s updated tables credit Audrey with a total adjusted domestic gross of $2.7 billion. Julie’s corresponding updated Cogerson figure is approx. $5.5 billion – ie over twice Audrey’s.

    3 The POSTERS I like best in your Andrews video are Little Miss Marker, 10, SOB, Star, Darling Lili [the colossal flop that cemented endgame to Rock Hudson’s movie star career] Hawaii, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Torn Curtain Enchanted and Mary Poppins. Fine STILLS were those with Newman and Dick Van Dyke, the one from Sound of Music, the closing solo of the young Julie and the two with Garner. One of those was from Americanisation of Emily in which Julie tells a friend that she is reluctant to socalise because “it always ends up in someone’s bed!” That makes your opening quote from Julie very ironic and I didn’t think English roses were supposed to talk like that! The Pimpernel and you agree on 3 of Julie’s Top 5 artistically but surprisingly Sir Percy does not include Mary Poppins which is his No 6. Overall I rated the Andrews video 95.5% for a fine pictorial coverage of a career that has always interested me. Simply the high quality stuff I have come to expect from you.

    1. “The hills are alive….” Hi Bob, thanks for checking out my Julie Andrews video, appreciate the review, rating, trivia and box office info. Glad you liked the posters and stills.

      A sequel to Mary Poppins is coming out at Xmas starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny. I think it’s a musical. They asked Andrews to cameo but she declined. Disney veteran Angela Lansbury is in the cast as ‘balloon lady’.

      Looking at Bruce’s newly dynamic chart I see two Sound of Music entries and two of Mary Poppins, something’s gone awry.

      On my scoresheet two of Andrews films scored 10 out of 10 – Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, and two scored 9 out of 10 – Americanization of Emily and Victor Victoria.

      The Sound of Music tops IMDBs chart too. Bruce has Victor Victoria as no.1.

      1. Hey Steve…..I will be checking out your Julie Andrews video….in the very near future….well…we figured since Sound of Music was so popular that it deserved to have two entries…..lol. A small hiccup occured in last night’s UMR update…..WoC….is starting to get this website pretty impressive…even with sound setbacks like this one….lol.

    2. STEVE

      1 I can understand your feelings. I’m a retired pensioner so I probably have a lot more time on my hands than many other regulars of this site and I therefore put a lot of effort into my posts and also into the research necessary for making meaningful comment and it’s therefore nice t0 think that SOMEBODY’s reading them. I fondly remember the slogan devised by the British Postal Service to encourage people to correspond more “Somebody somewhere is waiting for a letter from you.”

      2 I don’t detect any lack of general enthusiasm form WH but it could be that he has simply lost enthusiasm for YOU and ME. Certainly I used to be able to coax feed back out of not just you and WH but from John and Flora as well and when you didn’t show up yesterday I comforted myself by thinking as Charles Bickford said to Chuck in The Big Country ” Well I’ve been on my own before” I don’t expect people who are also perhaps having to contend with full time jobs [and in your case expand and nurse another site as well] to be able to devote the time that I am at liberty to give to comments. Ah well hopefully if I do get lonely and desperate I can still have chats with Joel to fall back on. Who would have though he and I would ever become penpals!? Anyway as said great to hear from you again.

      1. Like I said before Bob even if I don’t reply to all your posts rest assured that I do read them. I have slowed down in my postings, my video channel does take up much of my free time now.

        In the old days on my movie forum I couldn’t stop yapping, posting comments on every subject, even the ones that didn’t interest me. I’d get caught up in heated debates and the moderators would try and calm us down. I remember vividly one mod interrupting an arguement in a thread I was posting in with the words ‘STOP THIS NONSENSE AT ONCE!’ in bold capitals. I suddenly felt l was back in school and shouted at by the teacher. 🙂


          1 I am aware you have a lot less spare time at your disposal than I but you always give me feedback on my posts about your videos and those videos and that feedback are very important to me.

          2 Most of the time I’m just spoofing in my more controversial or “provocative” comments but would argue that when I do go off the deep end I have usually been goaded. For example did the Work Horse really HAVE to convey to me all that stuff Joel wrote about Mumbles and the Duke? In my view those two are among entertainers whose legend is now firmly cemented in the entire history of the movies and any balanced reviewer would show them SOME respect whatever their perceived. shortcomings.

  3. 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.

  4. 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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