From 1937 to 1958 Creator/{{MGM}} produced 16 Andy Hardy films starring Mickey Rooney. JudyGarland co-starred in three of the films.

!!This film series provides examples of:

* BettyAndVeronica: Polly and Cynthia in ''Love Finds Andy Hardy''.
* BreakoutCharacter: Earlier films in the series focused on the entire Hardy family, but starting with ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'' Andy became the central character.
* TheCastShowoff: Judy Garland gets three songs in ''Love Finds Andy Hardy''.
* ChristmasEpisode: ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'' takes place during the holidays.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Hardys' eldest third child, a married daughter named Joan, disappears without a trace after the first film.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The series format wasn't really nailed down until the fourth film, ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'', so the first three have some unusual aspects in retrospect. Also, several characters were [[TheOtherDarrin recast]] after the first film. (Creator/LionelBarrymore, who played Judge Hardy in ''A Family Affair'', was replaced thereafter by Lewis Stone.)
* EasilyForgiven: Andy gets the car and the girl.
* EverytownAmerica: Andy's hometown, Carvel.
* FirstGirlWins: Polly in ''Love Finds Andy Hardy''.
* GrammarNazi: Judge Hardy.
* HappilyMarried: Judge and Mrs. Hardy.
* HugeGirlTinyGuy: Andy and Coffey Smith (played by Dorothy Ford) in ''Love Laughs at Andy Hardy''.
* LargeHam: Andy.
* NonActorVehicle: Swimmer Esther Williams started a screen career with a major supporting part in ''Andy Hardy's Double Life''.
* ObliviousToLove: Andy to Betsy's crush on him.
* OhCrap: In ''Love Finds Andy Hardy'' when Andy gets a telegram saying Polly will be able to make it to the party and when he found out his friend wouldn't be giving him the eight dollars. Again in ''Andy Gets Spring Fever'' when Andy realizes he has to perform in front of a large crowd.
* OpenMindedParent: Judge Hardy is this at home and a ReasonableAuthorityFigure at work.
* PrecociousCrush: Betsy on Andy.
** Andy on the drama teacher, Ms. Meredith, in ''Andy Gets Spring Fever''. He even asks her to marry him.
* RecurringCharacter: Judy Garland played Betsy Booth in three films.
* {{Revival}}: 1958's ''Andy Hardy Comes Home'' was the first Hardy film in 12 years and was intended to re-start the series, but poor box office ended up making it the final entry.
* StatuesqueStunner: Coffey Smith in ''Love Laughs at Andy Hardy''.
* WorkOffTheDebt: In the classic MerrieMelodies short ''Hollywood Steps Out'', a cartoon version of Andy gets into trouble, and as usual has to ask his dad for help. Since they can't pay the bill, Andy and dad end up washing dishes to the rhythm of the music being played by the band.
* YourCheatingHeart: Andy in ''Love Finds Andy Hardy''.
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