Best Mickey Rooney movies

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Best Mickey Rooney movies
We present our ranking of the best Mickey Rooney movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Mickey Rooney.

TOP 25:
Babe: Pig in the City
Babe: Pig in the City
Mickey Rooney as: Fugly Floom, the Speechless Man in Hotel
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1998
Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

TOP 24:
The Care Bears Movie
The Care Bears Movie
Mickey Rooney as: Mr. Cherrywood (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1985
The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for friends. Aside from Nicolas, Kim and Jason are in trouble because they are starting not to trust people after suffering many disappointments.


TOP 23:
Phantom of the Megaplex
Phantom of the Megaplex
Mickey Rooney as: Movie Mason
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Family
Release: 2008
Pete Riley is a 17-year-old who lands a part-time job at a multiplex in his neighbourhood. He and his friends are excited when it's announced that the theatre will play host to the premier of a major motion picture, with a number of Hollywood celebrities in attendance. However, when the big night comes, Pete has to contend with disappearing staff, malfunctioning equipment, and a broken popcorn machine.

TOP 22:
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Mickey Rooney as: Mike Forney
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Release: 1954
A naval aviator is assigned to bomb a group of heavily defended bridges during the Korean War.

TOP 21:
Erik the Viking
Erik the Viking
Mickey Rooney as: Erik's Grandfather
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Release: 1989
Erik the Viking gathers warriors from his village and sets out on a dangerous journey to Valhalla, to ask the gods to end the Age of Ragnorok and allow his people to see sunlight again. A Pythonesque satire of Viking life.


TOP 20:
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Mickey Rooney as: Gus
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2014
When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anjali Jay movies?

TOP 19:
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
Mickey Rooney as: Sparky (voice)
Genre: Animation, Romance, Family
Release: 2001
Lady and Tramp's mischievous pup, Scamp, gets fed up with rules and restrictions imposed on him by life in a family, and longs for a wild and free lifestyle. He runs away from home and into the streets where he joins a pack of stray dogs known as the "Junkyard Dogs." Buster, the pack's leader, takes an instant disliking to the "house-dog" and considers him a rival. Angel, a junkyard pup Scamp's age, longs for the safety and comfort of life in a family and the two become instant companions. Will Scamp choose the wild and free life of a stray or the unconditional love of his family?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alyssa Milano movies?

TOP 18:
Pete's Dragon
Pete's Dragon
Mickey Rooney as: Lampie
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1977
Pete, a young orphan, runs away to a Maine fishing town with his best friend a lovable, sometimes invisible dragon named Elliott! When they are taken in by a kind lighthouse keeper, Nora, and her father, Elliott's prank playing lands them in big trouble. Then, when crooked salesmen try to capture Elliott for their own gain, Pete must attempt a daring rescue.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Wes Bentley movies?


TOP 17:
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum
Mickey Rooney as: Gus
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2006
Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Steve Coogan movies?

TOP 16:
The Muppets
The Muppets
Mickey Rooney as: Smalltown Resident
Genre: Comedy, Music, Family
Release: 2011
When Kermit the Frog and the Muppets learn that their beloved theater is slated for demolition, a sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elliott Gould movies?

TOP 15:

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July

Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July
Mickey Rooney as: Santa Claus
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1979
Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from melting until the Fourth of July so that Frosty and Rudolph can help Lilly's circus and Milton can marry his girlfriend on the high-wire, and Santa will use his sleigh to make sure everybody gets back to the North Pole in time...which leaves Winterbolt alone at the North Pole on the Fourth...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shelley Winters movies?


TOP 14:

Boys Town

Boys Town
Mickey Rooney as: Whitey Marsh
Genre: Drama
Release: 1938
The devout but iron-willed Father Flanagan leads a community called Boys Town, a different sort of juvenile detention facility where, instead of being treated as underage criminals, the boys are shepherded into making themselves better people. But hard-nosed petty thief and pool shark Whitey Marsh, the impulsive and violent younger brother of an imprisoned murderer, might be too much for the good father's tough-love system.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Gene Reynolds movies?

TOP 13:

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
Mickey Rooney as: Flip
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1989
A little boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of, until he unleashes an old secret that may not only destroy this perfect dream world but reality itself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Nancy Cartwright movies?

TOP 12:

Babes in Arms

Babes in Arms
Mickey Rooney as: Mickey Moran
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Release: 1939
Mickey Moran, son of two vaudeville veterans, decide to put up his own vaudeville show with his girlfriend Patsy Barton. But child actress Rosalie wants to make a comeback and replace Patsy both professionally and as Mickey's girl.

TOP 11:

Manhattan Melodrama

Manhattan Melodrama
Mickey Rooney as: Blackie as a Boy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Release: 1934
The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Clark Gable movies?


TOP 10:

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion
Mickey Rooney as: Henry Dailey
Genre: Adventure, Family
Release: 1979
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion that is brought on board and stabled in the ship he is sailing on. When it tragically sinks both he and the horse survive only to be stranded on a deserted island. He befriends it, so when finally rescued both return to his home where they soon meet Henry Dailey, a once successful trainer. Together they begin training the horse to race against the fastest ones in the world.

TOP 9:

Requiem for a Heavyweight

Requiem for a Heavyweight
Mickey Rooney as: Army
Genre: Drama
Release: 1962
Mountain Rivera is at the end of his boxing career after a knockout by Cassius Clay in the seventh round. His left eye is one punch from permanent trauma, his ears turned to cauliflower, his speech slurred from "being hit a million times," and he slings punches anytime he hears a bell, but his trainer and 'cutman' Army, and Miss Miller, a manipulative social worker, support his illusion that he could be a movie usher, a camp counselor, or a romantic partner for Miller.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anthony Quinn movies?

TOP 8:

The Fox and the Hound

The Fox and the Hound
Mickey Rooney as: Tod (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Family
Release: 1981
When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog -- and the object of his search is his best friend!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jonah Bobo movies?

TOP 7:

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Mickey Rooney as: Ding 'Dingy' Bell
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Release: 1963
A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Carl Reiner movies?

TOP 6:

The Year Without a Santa Claus

The Year Without a Santa Claus
Mickey Rooney as: Santa Claus (voice)
Genre: Animation, Family, TV Movie
Release: 1974
Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. Aided by a magical snowfall, they reawaken the spirit of Christmas in children's hearts and put Santa back in action.


TOP 5:

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
Mickey Rooney as: Kris Kingle / Santa Claus (voice)
Genre: TV Movie, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Release: 1970
A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.

TOP 4:

Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous
Mickey Rooney as: Dan Troop
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Release: 1937
Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks. Harvey fails to persuade them to take him ashore, nor convince the crew of his wealth. The captain offers him a low-paid job, until they return to port, as part of the crew that turns him into a mature, considerate young man.

TOP 3:

National Velvet

National Velvet
Mickey Rooney as: Mi Taylor
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 1945
Mi Taylor was a young wanderer and opportunist whose father had given him "all the roads in the Kingdom" to travel. One of the roads, and a notation in his father's journal, leads him to the quiet English country-side home of the Brown family. The youngest daughter, Velvet, has a passion for horses and when she wins the spirited steed Pie in a town lottery, Mi is encouraged to train the horse...

TOP 2:

That's Entertainment!

That's Entertainment!
Mickey Rooney as: Himself - Host / Narrator
Genre: Documentary, Music, Family
Release: 1974
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Stewart movies?

TOP 1:

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Mickey Rooney as: Mr. Yunioshi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1961
Fortune hunter Holly Golightly finds herself captivated by aspiring writer Paul Varjak, who's moved into her building on a wealthy woman's dime. As romance blooms between Paul and Holly, Doc Golightly shows up on the scene, revealing Holly's past.



If you like the best Mickey Rooney movies, then you will also like the best Brad Garrett movies, where many of their films coincide.