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The Best Bob Hope Movies

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List of the best Bob Hope movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bob Hope may best be known for his comedy series The Bob Hope Show, but his filmography is full of delightful movies. Bob Hope's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Bob Hope movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bob Hope movies will be at the top of the list. Bob Hope has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bob Hope movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bob Hope films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Bob Hope role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bob Hope performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

With films ranging from Road to Utopia to The Lemon Drop Kid, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Bob Hope movies?" and "What are the greatest Bob Hope roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Hope's humor, you might also enjoy our list of the best Bing Crosby movies and best George Burns movies.

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    Road to Morocco

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby

    Released1942

    Directed byDavid Butler

    Road to Morocco is a 1942 American comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, and featuring Anthony Quinn and Dona Drake. The film, which was written by Frank Butler and Don...  more

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    The Ghost Breakers

    Bob Hope, Anthony Quinn

    Released1940

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    The Ghost Breakers 1940 is a comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard. The film was adapted by Walter DeLeon from the play The Ghost Breaker by Paul Dickey...  more
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    The Paleface

    Bob Hope, Jane Russell

    Released1948

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    The Paleface is a 1948 Technicolor comedy Western directed by Norman Z. McLeod, starring Bob Hope as "Painless Potter" and Jane Russell as Calamity Jane. In the film, Hope sings the song Buttons and...  more
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    My Favorite Brunette

    Peter Lorre, Dorothy Lamour

    Released1947

    Directed byElliott Nugent

    My Favorite Brunette is a 1947 American romantic comedy film directed by Elliott Nugent and starring Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. Written by Edmund Beloin and Jack Rose, the film is about a baby...  more
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    The Princess and the Pirate

    Bob Hope, Walter Brennan

    Released1944

    Directed byDavid Butler

    The Princess and the Pirate is a 1944 American comedy film directed by David Butler and starring Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo. Based on a story by Sy Bartlett, the film is about a princess who travels...  more
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    Son of Paleface

    Bob Hope, Jane Russell

    Released1952

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    Son of Paleface is a 1952 Western comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, and Roy Rogers. The film is a sequel to The Paleface. Written by Tashlin, Joseph Quillan,...  more
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    Road to Utopia

    Bob Hope, Jim Thorpe

    Released1945

    Directed byHal Walker

    Road to Utopia is a 1946 American comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Filmed in 1943 but not released until 1946, Road to Utopia is the fourth...  more
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    The Lemon Drop Kid

    Bob Hope, Ann Sheridan

    Released1951

    Directed bySidney Lanfield, Frank Tashlin

    The Lemon Drop Kid is a 1951 comedy film based on the short story of the same name by Damon Runyon, starring Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Although Sidney Lanfield is credited as the director, Frank...  more
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    The Cat and the Canary

    Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard

    Released1939

    Directed byElliott Nugent

    The Cat and the Canary starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard is a 1939 comedy horror film remake of the 1927 film The Cat and the Canary, which was based on the 1922 play of the same name by John...  more
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    Casanova's Big Night

    Bob Hope, Vincent Price

    Released1954

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    Casanova's Big Night is a comedy film starring Bob Hope and Joan Fontaine, which is a spoof of swashbuckling historical adventure films. It was directed by Norman Z. McLeod. Hope plays a tailor who...  more
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    Fancy Pants

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope

    Released1950

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Fancy Pants is a 1950 American romantic comedy film, directed by George Marshall starring Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. It is a musical adaptation of Ruggles of Red Gap....  more
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    62
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    My Favorite Spy

    Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr

    Released1951

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    My Favorite Spy is a 1951 comedy film starring Bob Hope and Hedy Lamarr. The movie was directed by Norman Z. McLeod....  more
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    My Favorite Blonde

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby

    Released1942

    Directed bySidney Lanfield

    My Favorite Blonde is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. Based on a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, the film is about a...  more
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    Road to Bali

    Bob Hope, Dean Martin

    Released1952

    Directed byHal Walker

    Road to Bali is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Released by Paramount Pictures on November 1, 1952, the film is the sixth of...  more
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    Road to Rio

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby

    Released1947

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    Road to Rio is a 1947 American comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Written by Edmund Beloin and Jack Rose, the film is about two inept...  more
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    Road to Singapore

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby

    Released1940

    Directed byVictor Schertzinger

    Road to Singapore is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour. Based on a story by Harry Hervey, the film is about two...  more
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    The Seven Little Foys

    Bob Hope, James Cagney

    Released1955

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    The Seven Little Foys is a Technicolor in VistaVision 1955 film starring Bob Hope as Eddie Foy. James Cagney reprises his role as George M. Cohan for an energetic tabletop dance showdown sequence. In...  more
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    Monsieur Beaucaire

    Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield

    Released1946

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Monsieur Beaucaire is a 1946 comedy film starring Bob Hope as the title character, the barber of King Louis XV of France. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by Booth Tarkington. It is...  more
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    Road to Zanzibar

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby

    Released1941

    Directed byVictor Schertzinger

    Road to Zanzibar is a 1941 Paramount Pictures comedy film starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour, and marked the second of seven picture in the popular "Road to …" series made by the...  more
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    Alias Jesse James

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby

    Released1959

    Directed byNorman Z. McLeod

    Alias Jesse James is a 1959 American Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming. Based on a story by Robert St. Aubrey and Bert Lawrence, the film is...  more
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    They Got Me Covered

    Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

    Released1943

    Directed byDavid Butler

    They Got Me Covered is a 1943 film directed by David Butler....  more
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    Sorrowful Jones

    Lucille Ball, Bob Hope

    Released1949

    Directed bySidney Lanfield, Norman Z. McLeod

    Sorrowful Jones is a 1949 film directed by Sidney Lanfield. The film stars Lucille Ball and Bob Hope. It is also known as Damon Runyon's Sorrowful Jones. Sorrowful Jones was a remake of a 1934...  more
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    Caught in the Draft

    Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour

    Released1941

    Directed byElliott Nugent, David Butler

    Caught in the Draft is a 1941 comedy/war film, directed by David Butler....  more
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    Nothing But the Truth

    Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard

    Released1941

    Directed byElliott Nugent

    Nothing But the Truth is a comedy film starring Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, their third movie together in three years. The movie was directed by Elliott Nugent. The premise of the film, that the...  more
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    Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!

    Bob Hope, Elke Sommer

    Released1966

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! is a 1966 American comedy film starring Bob Hope and Elke Sommer....  more