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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.

If you're a fan of Bob Hope, then check out our lists of the best George Burns and June Allyson movies as well.

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Bob Hope, Anthony Quinn, Paulette Goddard

Released: 1940

Directed by: George 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 ...more
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Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Stanley Andrews

Released: 1948

Directed by: Norman 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 ...more
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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1942

Directed by: David 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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Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers

Released: 1952

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more
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My Favorite Brunette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bob Hope Movies
Peter Lorre, Dorothy Lamour, Lon Chaney

Released: 1947

Directed by: Elliott 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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Bob Hope, Walter Brennan, Virginia Mayo

Released: 1944

Directed by: David 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 ...more
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Bob Hope, Ann Sheridan, Lloyd Nolan

Released: 1951

Directed by: Sidney 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, ...more
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Bob Hope, Jim Thorpe, Bing Crosby

Released: 1945

Directed by: Hal 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 ...more
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Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard

Released: 1939

Directed by: Elliott 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 ...more
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Bob Hope, Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine

Released: 1954

Directed by: Norman 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 ...more
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Road to Rio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bob Hope Movies
Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour

Released: 1947

Directed by: Norman 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 ...more
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Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby

Released: 1952

Directed by: Hal 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 ...more

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Bob Hope, Hedy Lamarr, Marc Lawrence

Released: 1951

Directed by: Norman Z. McLeod

My Favorite Spy is a 1951 comedy film starring Bob Hope and Hedy Lamarr. The movie was directed by Norman Z. McLeod.
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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Veronica Lake

Released: 1942

Directed by: Sidney 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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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour

Released: 1941

Directed by: Victor 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 ...more
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Bob Hope, James Cagney, George Tobias

Released: 1955

Directed by: Melville 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 ...more
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Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Bruce Cabot

Released: 1950

Directed by: George 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.
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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Anthony Quinn

Released: 1940

Directed by: Victor 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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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

Released: 1959

Directed by: Norman 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 ...more

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Bob Hope, Joan Caulfield, Joseph Schildkraut

Released: 1946

Directed by: George 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. ...more
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Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller

Released: 1966

Directed by: George Marshall

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

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Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, William Demarest

Released: 1949

Directed by: Sidney 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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Bob Hope, Gina Lollobrigida, Phyllis Diller

Released: 1968

Directed by: Frank Tashlin

The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell is a 1968 film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, and Jeffrey Hunter. The movie was filmed in Puerto Rico in 1967; it was ...more
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Bob Hope, Arnold Palmer, Anita Ekberg

Released: 1963

Directed by: Gordon Douglas

Call Me Bwana is a 1963 farce film starring Bob Hope and Anita Ekberg, and directed by Gordon Douglas. It is largely set in Africa. It is the only film made by Eon Productions not about the ...more
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Bob Hope, Peter Sellers, Dean Martin

Released: 1962

Directed by: Norman Panama

The Road to Hong Kong is a 1962 British comedy film directed by Norman Panama and starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, as well as Joan Collins, with a cameo featuring Dorothy Lamour. This was the ...more