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The Best Movies and Series in the Pink Panther Franchise, Ranked

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The Pink Panther franchise has been entertaining audiences for almost five decades. The Pink Panther first came out in 1963 and delighted moviegoers with the antics of Inspector Jacques Clouseau played by Peter Sellers. All of these movies are classics or at least memorable but one of them has to be the funniest of The Pink Panther movies and animated series. Will it be the first Pink Panther film or maybe one of the follow-ups in the series such as A Shot in the Dark or Revenge of the Pink Panther that will make it to the top of the list? Or perhaps one of the animated TV shows will surpass them all.

If you've ever asked yourself, how many Pink Panther movies are there? Look below to see all the films featuring your favorite bungling inspector listed with the year they were released so you can watch them chronologically or in order of best to worst.

Your votes will help determine the best movies and series in The Pink Panther franchise. Vote up the movies and series you loved and vote down The Pink Panther films you didn't like to ensure the right movie makes it to the top of the list.

  • Photo: The Pink Panther / Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures
    The Pink Panther is a 2006 American detective comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther franchise, marking the tenth installment in the series. In this film, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is assigned to solve the case of a famous soccer coach and the act of the famous Pink Panther diamond. The film stars Steve Martin as Clouseau and also co-stars Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, and Beyoncé Knowles. Despite a negative reception from critics, the film was a commercial success, as well as one of Martin's most successful movies to date, grossing $158.9 million worldwide....  more
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  • Photo: Curse of the Pink Panther / United Artists
    Curse of the Pink Panther is a 1983 comedy film, the eighth instalment of the The Pink Panther series of films started by Blake Edwards in the early 1960s. Whereas the previous film, Trail of the Pink Panther, made use of unused footage of Sellers as Inspector Clouseau, Curse attempted to relaunch the series with a new lead, Ted Wass, as American detective Clifton Sleigh, an equally incompetent police officer assigned to find the missing Inspector Clouseau. The film contains a cameo by Roger Moore at the end of the film as Clouseau....  more
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  • Photo: The Pink Panther 2 / Sony Pictures Releasing
    The Pink Panther 2 is a 2009 American detective comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. It is the eleventh installment in the The Pink Panther film series and the sequel to the 2006 film The Pink Panther, a reboot of the popular comedy series. The film was released on February 6, 2009 in North America. In the film, Inspector Clouseau must team up with detectives from other countries to rout The Tornado who has returned after a decade of inactivity. Steve Martin, who reprised the role of Clouseau, originated by Peter Sellers, polished the original script written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber in November 2006. ...  more
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  • Photo: Inspector Clouseau / United Artists
    Inspector Clouseau is a 1968 United Artists feature film, the third in the Pink Panther film series. It was directed by Bud Yorkin, written by Frank Waldman and Tom Waldman and stars Alan Arkin as Inspector Clouseau. It was filmed by Mirisch Films at MGM-British Studios Borehamwood and Europe. When the series resumed with The Return of the Pink Panther, costume design and elements of Arkin's performance were retained when Peter Sellers took back the role. Frank Waldman and Tom Waldman also make their debut writing the series. Frank Waldman would co-write The Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, Revenge of the Pink Panther, and Trail of the Pink Panther. Tom Waldman...  more
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