Julie Andrews: Her Must-See Movies And TV Shows

Julie Andrews has had an award-winning career on the big screen and even appeared nude in the film S.O.B.

By Rick Gonzales | Published

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Julie Andrews is a screen legend who has been starring in movies and TV shows for going on 7 decades now. She has appeared in famous musicals, perhaps the most famous musical of all – The Sound of Music.

Plus, she has been in Hitchcock thrillers, she has voiced numerous animated films, and yes, her hills even came alive in the 1981 Blake Edwards film, S.O.B, where Andrews made the controversial decision to flash her breasts to the world.

She has also been in movies such as 10, The Princess Diaries, Torn Curtain, Hawaii, and Little Miss Marker, and while good films, none of these rate as her top movies. Which Julie Andrews movies and TV shows are a must-see if you love her? Here’s the answer. These are her definitive works.



Mary Poppins


Mary Poppins’ place on Julie Andrews’ movies and TV shows list should come as no shock to any fan of Julie Andrews. Mary Poppins (who is now being played by Emily Blunt) was the first feature movie she would star in though her career began on television a few years prior and she can thank another screen legend for getting the role of Poppins.

At the time Julie Andrews was being considered to star in the screen version of My Fair Lady, a role she knew quite well since she had originated the role of Eliza Doolittle on Broadway. But for some reason, Audrey Hepburn was cast in Andrews’s place, freeing her up for Walt Disney to approach her to play Mary Poppins.

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Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

Julie Andrews wanted the part but at the time, she was three months pregnant (which could be why she was passed on for My Fair Lady). Disney said he’d wait for her to have her child before they would start filming. He did. The rest is history.


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Victor/Victoria was one of seven films on Julie Andrews’s movies and TV shows list in which she collaborated with her husband Blake Edwards. It was also another movie where Andrews got to showcase her amazing singing talent.

Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria

The movie starred Julie Andrews as Victoria, an out-of-work singer who has also been recently evicted, set in 1934 Paris. She somehow gets mixed up with Toddy (a brilliant turn by Robert Preston) who is an aging gay performer.

The two come up with a plan to pass off Victoria as Victor, a female impersonating a male impersonating a female. It works so well that Victoria catches the eye of a gangster (played by James Garner). The movie is funny, and charming, and includes wonderful musical performances from both Andrews and Preston.


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Thoroughly Modern Millie is one of the early films on Julie Andrews’ movies and TV shows list. Here, Andrews stars in this 1967 hit as Millie, a flapper who has her sights set on one thing – finding a job as a stenographer to a wealthy man, making him fall for her, then marrying him.

As her plan is in place, Millie meets fast-talking paper clip salesman Jimmy Smith (played by James Fox). She is immediately taken by him but decides to continue with her plan. She takes a job with the attractive Trevor Graydon (John Gavin), but he is very much into himself.

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Julie Andrews in Millie

Mary Tyler Moore also stars in Thoroughly Modern Millie, a movie that has a lot of singing and, for its time, sexuality. It also touches on white slavery, a controversial subject for the time the movie was set, the 1920s.


Julie Andrews Movies And TV Shows


The Americanization of Emily is a romantic comedy war film on Julie Andrews’s movies and TV show list that was written by Paddy Chayefsky. He loosely based his script on the 1959 novel of the same name.

Set during World War II, Julie Andrews is Emily, a motor pool driver who has lost her father, her brother, and her husband in the war. She meets up with a US soldier, Lieutenant Commander Charlie Madison (played by James Garner), and is immediately fascinated and appalled at the same time by him.

Charlie has never gone all-in with the idea of war and has tried to keep himself out of any battle.

Julie Andrews Movies And TV Shows
James Garner and Julie Andrews

His efforts are finally dashed when his superior decides to send Charlie and his friend out to film the first soldiers hitting Omaha Beach. Charlie’s orders from his mentally unstable superior are to film the first dead man on Omaha Beach, which must be a sailor.

While doing this, Charlie begins to chicken out and run, the film crew getting it on film, but then an artillery shell hits, killing everyone, except Charlie.

Emily is told that Charlie died a hero since the film seems to paint him in that light. But then she finds out Charlie is really alive. Charlie finally decides to act noble and inform the world he was not a hero but a coward. Emily has other ideas for him.


Sound of MusicJulie Andrews Movies And TV Shows


The only surprise about seeing this musical on Julie Andrews movies and TV shows list is that it is ranked as low as it is among Julie Andrews’ top films. The Sound Of Music is based on the real-life story of Maria von Trapp and her family, which she wrote about in her memoir, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.

Initially, Hollywood was interested in the story but only wished to purchase the title of Maria’s memoir, which she politely declined. Her story was then made into two German films, The Trapp Family and then The Trapp Family in America. These two pictures came out in Germany almost ten years prior to The Sound of Music.

When Paramount Pictures finally purchased the rights, they had Audrey Heburn in mind to play Maria Von Trapp. But as things often happened back in the day (as they do even today in Hollywood) what one wants isn’t necessarily what one gets. The Sound of Music was turned into a Broadway musical and it wasn’t until a few years later that production began on the movie.

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Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music

Screenwriter Ernest Lehman has only one name on his list to portray Maria von Trapp and that was Julie Andrews. He had seen a rough cut of Mary Poppins (before the movie was released) and he was sold.

When Robert Wise (director of The Sound of Music) was brought on board, Julie Andrews was also at the top of his list. It took some convincing to obtain the services of Christopher Plummer, but he was finally won over when Lehman agreed to let him develop his character a bit more.

The story tells of Maria, a free spirit who is a postulant at the Nonnberg Abbey. Because of her outlook, Maria is sent to be the governess at the villa of retired naval officer Captain Georg von Trapp. She will be looking after his seven children.

The story continues to follow Maria as she tries to win over the children as well as Georg. The music is wonderful and uplifting as is the story. It’s as classic as movie musicals can get.

Although the bulk of her career has centered around feature films, Julie Andrews has been known to frequent the small screen a time or two. So, let’s check out the few times she has added to the Julie Andrews movies and TV shows list.



Back in 1992, Julie Andrews began her venture into television with a very short-lived series called Julie. The series starred Andrews as the star of a variety show who decides to move to Iowa with her husband and son so she can better balance her personal and professional life.

The series also starred James Farentino and Eugene Roche and it was directed by Andrews’ real-life husband, Blake Edwards. Unfortunately, the series lasted only 7 episodes.


Julie Andrews Movies And TV Shows

Flashforward 25 years and you get one more television series Julie Andrews added to her movies and TV shows list. This one came in 2017 and was titled Julie’s Greenroom.

This fun series consists of 13 episodes and has Andrews teaching performing arts to a group of puppet kids. Joining her as guest stars throughout the series are Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Alec Baldwin, David Hyde Pierce, and Josh Groban.


Julie Andrews Movies And TV Shows

Lastly, Julie Andrews’ movies and TV shows list also include the breakout series, Bridgerton. You won’t see Andrews on screen, but for each one of the 17 episodes, you will hear her.

In Bridgerton, Andrews is the narrator, Lady Whistledown, who is the mysterious author of a notoriously scandalous newsletter. It is this newsletter that moves the series from episode to episode.


Julie Andrews Movies And TV Shows

Although she had not officially retired, other than Julie’s Greenroom, Andrews has only added voice roles to her movies and TV shows list. Since 2010, Andrews has only appeared onscreen (not counting Greenroom) one time, and that was in 2010 with the film, Tooth Fairy.

Other than that, all of her roles have been voice roles. In 2010 she voiced the Queen in Shrek Ever After and that same year was Gru’s Mom in Despicable Me. She reprised that role in 2017’s Despicable Me 3.

The following year, Andrews lent her voice to Aquaman as Karathen. In 2022, she was The Narrator in The King’s Daughter and later that year she once again played Gru’s Mom in Minions: The Rise of Gru.

The GIANT FREAKIN MOVIE SCORE is calculated using rating averages from Rotten Tomatoes and the Internet Movie Database.