Bing Crosby Ranked

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A ranking of Bing Crosby's film performances.

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1. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Father Charles O'Malley, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

Votes: 9,818 | Gross: $16.30M

2. Road to Morocco (1942)

Passed | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Two carefree castaways on a desert shore find an Arabian Nights city, where they compete for the luscious Princess Shalmar.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 4,875 | Gross: $1.63M

3. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan

Votes: 6,701 | Gross: $21.30M

4. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Votes: 5,070

5. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Directors: Mark Sandrich, Robert Allen | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 12,462 | Gross: $8.18M

6. Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith, Franchot Tone

Votes: 935

7. Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

Directors: George Marshall, A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Fred MacMurray, Franchot Tone

Votes: 463 | Gross: $0.60M

8. Road to Rio (1947)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 2,976 | Gross: $4.50M

9. High Society (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm

Votes: 13,025 | Gross: $13.00M

10. The Joker Is Wild (1957)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. When he bolts one job for another,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,075

11. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1948)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Bing Crosby, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix

Votes: 2,058

12. Road to Utopia (1945)

Passed | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 3,064

13. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 30,893 | Gross: $30.00M

14. Rhythm on the Range (1936)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Music, Romance

Cowboy Jeff Larabee returns from the east and meets Doris Halloway, a young girl, that he regards as a vagabond, till he learns that she's the owner of the farm where he works. He tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Frances Farmer, Bob Burns, Martha Raye

Votes: 285

15. Waikiki Wedding (1937)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A beauty contest winner of the "Miss Pineapple Princess" pageant takes part in a publicity scheme in Hawaii, and is pursued by an advertising executive for the agency doing the promotion.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Burns, Martha Raye, Shirley Ross

Votes: 254

16. The Princess and the Pirate (1944)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A cowardly actor and a runaway princess are voyaging on a ship that is captured by a notorious pirate who recently buried his treasure on a secretly mapped island.

Directors: David Butler, Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Bob Hope, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan, Walter Slezak

Votes: 1,740

17. Welcome Stranger (1947)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy

Crusty Dr. McRory of Fallbridge, Maine hires a replacement for his vacation sight unseen. Alas, he and young singing doctor Jim Pearson don't hit it off; but Pearson is delighted to stay, ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Joan Caulfield, Wanda Hendrix

Votes: 226

18. Road to Singapore (1940)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two playboys try to forget previous romances in Singapore - until they meet a beautiful dancer.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Charles Coburn

Votes: 3,407

19. Here Come the Waves (1944)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ann Doran

Votes: 327

20. Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 4,274

21. East Side of Heaven (1939)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

A man finds himself the father, by proxy, of a ten-month-old baby and becomes involved in the turbulent lives of the child's family.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Bing Crosby, Joan Blondell, Mischa Auer, Irene Hervey

Votes: 170

22. Mr. Music (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A golf-crazy songwriter tries to avoid the long, solitary hours of concentration needed to produce a hit musical. His producer and his secretary conspire to get him back on track.

Director: Richard Haydn | Stars: Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson, Charles Coburn, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 171

23. Road to Zanzibar (1941)

Passed | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

Stranded in Africa, Chuck and his pal Fearless have comic versions of jungle adventures, featuring two attractive con-women.

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Una Merkel

Votes: 2,770

24. Pennies from Heaven (1936)

Passed | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Madge Evans, Edith Fellows, Louis Armstrong

Votes: 592

25. Just for You (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Arthur

Votes: 274

26. Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

In Chicago, during the Prohibition, two rival gangs compete for control of the city's rackets.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby

Votes: 4,366 | Gross: $9.81M

27. Mississippi (1935)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Musical

Crosby plays a Philadelpia Quaker engaged to a Southern belle. He becomes a social outcast when he refuses to fight a duel. Fields then hires him to perform on his riverboat, promoting him ... See full summary »

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, W.C. Fields, Joan Bennett, Queenie Smith

Votes: 408

28. Riding High (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford, Frances Gifford

Votes: 415

29. Rhythm on the River (1940)

92 min | Comedy, Musical

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Basil Rathbone, Oscar Levant

Votes: 299

30. Anything Goes (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ethel Merman, Charles Ruggles, Ida Lupino

Votes: 281

31. Little Boy Lost (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a ... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Claude Dauphin, Christian Fourcade, Gabrielle Dorziat

Votes: 244

32. The Road to Hong Kong (1962)

Passed | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Robert Morley

Votes: 2,356

33. Stagecoach (1966)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Western

On the stagecoach to Cheyenne, a mixed group of passengers must work together to survive the arduous journey and the Indian attacks.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Ann-Margret, Alex Cord, Red Buttons, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $8.72M

34. Here Is My Heart (1934)

Approved | 77 min | Musical, Comedy

A rich and famous singer disguises himself as a waiter in order to be near the woman he loves, a European princess.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Kitty Carlisle, Roland Young, Alison Skipworth

Votes: 90

35. Two for Tonight (1935)

61 min | Comedy, Musical

A songwriter has to come up with a full-length theatrical piece within a few days.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Joan Bennett, Lynne Overman, Mary Boland

Votes: 43

36. Top o' the Morning (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

A singing insurance investigator comes to Ireland to recover the stolen Blarney Stone...and romance the local policeman's daughter.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ann Blyth, Barry Fitzgerald, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 204

37. Man on Fire (1957)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him, is bitter about the divorce, and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Bing Crosby, Inger Stevens, Mary Fickett, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 307

38. High Time (1960)

103 min | Comedy, Musical

Widower and hamburger restaurateur Harvey Howard decides to go to college at 51 years of age. Resisting the easy path, he insists on not receiving preferential treatment, and lives in a ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fabian, Tuesday Weld, Nicole Maurey

Votes: 557

39. Blue Skies (1946)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich | Stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield, Billy De Wolfe

Votes: 1,175

40. College Humor (1933)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Music

A college professor and the school's star football player are both rivals for the same beautiful coed.

Director: Wesley Ruggles | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Richard Arlen, Mary Carlisle

Votes: 167

41. Paris Honeymoon (1939)

92 min | Comedy, Musical

An American singing cowboy who has become an oil millionaire is convinced to stay at an Balkan village waiting for his bride-to-be who is getting the divorce in Paris, where they expect to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff, Shirley Ross

Votes: 69

42. Double or Nothing (1937)

90 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

According to the will of an eccentric millionaire, one of four randomly chosen strangers will become his heir if he/she can double $5000 by honest means.

Director: Theodore Reed | Stars: Bing Crosby, Martha Raye, Andy Devine, Mary Carlisle

Votes: 199

43. We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Musical

Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, George Burns, Gracie Allen

Votes: 671

44. Too Much Harmony (1933)

Approved | 76 min | Comedy, Musical

A singer is involved with two women in his life, one a "good" girl and one a "bad" one."

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Bing Crosby, Jack Oakie, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Harry Green

Votes: 54

45. Doctor Rhythm (1938)

80 min | Comedy, Musical

Dr. Bill Remsen pretends to be a policeman, and ends up being assigned to guard Judy Marlowe. Amazingly, he falls in love with her.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Carlisle, Beatrice Lillie, Andy Devine

Votes: 67

46. Birth of the Blues (1941)

Approved | 87 min | Music