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The Best Steve Martin Movies of All Time, Ranked 

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List Rules Vote 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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Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon, John Candy

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Hughes

Planes, Trains and Automobiles is a 1987 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film stars Steve Martin as Neal Page, a high-strung marketing executive, who ...more

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#185 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #20 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner

Released: 1979

Directed by: Carl Reiner

The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film ...more

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#126 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #423 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #33 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Frances Conroy

Released: 1988

Directed by: Frank Oz

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story. A sophisticated con artist (Michael Caine) and an arrogant hustler ...more

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#462 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #104 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Damon Wayans

Released: 1987

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

Roxanne is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi. It is a modern retelling of Edmond Rostand's 1897 verse play Cyrano de Bergerac, adapted by Steve Martin and starring ...more

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#221 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #445 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Landis

¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ...more

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#42 of 624 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #176 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Released: 1991

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Father of the Bride is a 1991 American comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, George Newbern, Martin Short, B.D. Wong and Kieran Culkin. It is a remake of the 1950 ...more

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#126 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #179 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

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Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Howard

Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, ...more

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#76 of 439 The Funniest '80s Movies #150 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Madolyn Smith

Released: 1984

Directed by: Carl Reiner

All of Me is a 1984 fantasy comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin. This film is based on the novel Me Two by Edwin Davis.
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Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1983

Directed by: Carl Reiner

The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Written by Martin, Reiner and George Gipe, the film ...more

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Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

Released: 1986

Directed by: Frank Oz

Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan ...more

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#49 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #33 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs Every Song in Little Shop of Horrors, Ranked by Singability

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Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

Released: 1982

Directed by: Carl Reiner

This film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp detective movies of ...more

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Steve Martin, Patrick Stewart

Released: 1991

Directed by: Mick Jackson

L.A. Story is a 1991 American romantic comedy fantasy satire film, written by and starring Steve Martin, and directed by Mick Jackson. Set in Los Angeles, California, it relates a series of ...more

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#303 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #225 of 710 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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Steve Martin, Joan Cusack, Rick Moranis

Released: 1990

Directed by: Herbert Ross

My Blue Heaven is a 1990 comedy film directed by Herbert Ross, written by Nora Ephron and starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. This is the third film Steve Martin and Rick ...more

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Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Martin Short

Released: 1995

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Father of the Bride Part II is a 1995 comedy film starring Steve Martin, Diane Keaton and Martin Short. The film is a sequel to Father of the Bride and a loose remake of the 1951 film Father's ...more

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#141 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #6 of 26 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Babies

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Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, Steve Martin

Released: 2003

Directed by: Shawn Levy

Cheaper by the Dozen is a 2003 American family comedy film which takes its title from the autobiographical book of the same name by Frank Bunker Gilbreth and Lillian Moller Gilbreth, but despite ...more

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#1 of 26 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting #7 of 27 The Best Brother-Sister Movies Ever Made

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Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Pearce

Leap of Faith is a 1992 American dramedy film, directed by Richard Pearce and starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson and Lukas Haas. The film is about Jonas ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham

Released: 1999

Directed by: Frank Oz

Bowfinger is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It depicts a down-and-out filmmaker in Hollywood attempting to make a film on a small budget with a star who does not know that he ...more

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#701 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #84 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies

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Goldie Hawn, Steve Martin, Dana Delany

Released: 1992

Directed by: Frank Oz

Housesitter is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz, written by Mark Stein, and starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. The premise involves a woman with con-artist tendencies who ...more

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#391 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #648 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #94 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2009

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

It's Complicated is a 2009 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Nancy Meyers. It stars Meryl Streep as a successful bakery owner and single mother of three who starts a secret ...more

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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

Released: 1979

Directed by: James Frawley

The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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#77 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #448 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin, Jason Statham

Released: 2006

Directed by: Shawn Levy

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 ...more

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#294 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #168 of 179 The Best Mystery Movies

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Betty White, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin

Released: 2003

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Bringing Down the House is a 2003 American comedy film written by Jason Filardi and directed by Adam Shankman. The film stars Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.

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Rashida Jones, Steve Martin, Jack Black

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Frankel

The Big Year is an upcoming comedy film directed by David Frankel.
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Steve Martin, Andy Garcia, Loni Anderson

Released: 1984

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

The Lonely Guy is a 1984 romantic comedy film, directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Steve Martin. The screenplay is credited to Ed. Weinberger and Stan Daniels as well as Neil Simon, and is ...more

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Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

Sgt. Bilko is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and written by Andy Breckman. It is an adaptation of the iconic 1950s television series The Phil Silvers Show, often ...more

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