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The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 3, 2019 4.5k votes 870 voters 61.4k views45 items

List RulesVote for your favorite Steve Martin movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

Known for his humor, the best Steve Martin movies will often make you roar in laughter. But that isn't to say he doesn't also nail dramatic roles, such as in It's Complicated. In the 1980s, he was often paired with John Candy and the duo made some of the high grossing movies at that time. And unlike Martin Lawrence, this Martin will actually entertain you. But what are the best Steve Martin movies? See what fans have to say about it in the ranked list of his movies below.

Steve Martin's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning him millions of fans around the world. Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a classic that will never go away. The order of these top Steve Martin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Steve Martin movies will be at the top of the list. Steve Martin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Steve Martin movie of all time is. If you quickly need a crowdsourced ranking to settling a bar debat, then this list has you covered.

If you think the best Steve Martin role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Steve Martin performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, *cough* Pennies from Heaven and Joe Gould's Secret *cough*.

But if you've ever wondered what are the best Steve Martin movies or what are the greatest Steve Martin roles of all time, fellow Martin (Not Lawrence) fans have you covered.
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Hughes

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed... more on Wikipedia
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    The Jerk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Jerk

    Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters

    Released1979

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin,... more on Wikipedia

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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    Steve Martin, Michael Caine

    Released1988

    Directed byFrank Oz

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and a remake of... more on Wikipedia
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    ¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    ¡Three Amigos!

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Landis

    ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne... more on Wikipedia
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    Father of the Bride is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Father of the Bride

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton,... more on Wikipedia

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    Roxanne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Roxanne

    Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah

    Released1987

    Directed byFred Schepisi

    Roxanne is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi. It is a modern... more on Wikipedia
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    All of Me is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    All of Me

    Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin

    Released1984

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    All of Me is a 1984 fantasy comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and... more on Wikipedia
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    Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Parenthood

    Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin

    Released1989

    Directed byRon Howard

    Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom... more on Wikipedia

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    The Big Year is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Big Year

    Rashida Jones, Steve Martin

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Frankel

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    The Man with Two Brains is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Man with Two Brains

    Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner

    Released1983

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner... more on Wikipedia

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    L.A. Story is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    L.A. Story

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Martin

    Released1991

    Directed byMick Jackson

    L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy fantasy satire film, written by and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

    Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank... more on Wikipedia
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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1982

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    This film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and... more on Wikipedia
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    Father of the Bride Part II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Father of the Bride Part II

    Steve Martin, Diane Keaton

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and... more on Wikipedia

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    Cheaper by the Dozen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Cheaper by the Dozen

    Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2003

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American family comedy film which takes its title from the... more on Wikipedia

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    Bowfinger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Bowfinger

    Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy

    Released1999

    Directed byFrank Oz

    Bowfinger is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out... more on Wikipedia
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    Housesitter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Housesitter

    Goldie Hawn, Steve Martin

    Released1992

    Directed byFrank Oz

    Housesitter is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz, written by Mark Stein, and... more on Wikipedia

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    My Blue Heaven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    My Blue Heaven

    Steve Martin, Joan Cusack

    Released1990

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    My Blue Heaven is a 1990 comedy film directed by Herbert Ross, written by Nora Ephron and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Muppet Movie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Muppet Movie

    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks

    Released1979

    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series... more on Wikipedia
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    The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Pink Panther

    Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin

    Released2006

    Directed byShawn Levy

    The Pink Panther is a 2006 American detective comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther... more on Wikipedia

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    It's Complicated is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    It's Complicated

    Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2009

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    It's Complicated is a 2009 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Nancy Meyers.... more on Wikipedia

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    Leap of Faith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Leap of Faith

    Liam Neeson, Steve Martin

    Released1992

    Directed byRichard Pearce

    Leap of Faith is a 1992 American dramedy film, directed by Richard Pearce and starring Steve... more on Wikipedia
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    Mixed Nuts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Mixed Nuts

    Adam Sandler, Steve Martin

    Released1994

    Directed byNora Ephron

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    Bringing Down the House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Bringing Down the House

    Betty White, Queen Latifah

    Released2003

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    Bringing Down the House is a 2003 American comedy film written by Jason Filardi and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Lonely Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Lonely Guy

    Steve Martin, Andy Garcia

    Released1984

    Directed byArthur Hiller

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