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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, Jane Russell, Stanley Andrews
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, Anthony Quinn, Paulette Goddard
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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Peter Lorre, Dorothy Lamour, Lon Chaney
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, Bing Crosby, Anthony Quinn
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, Walter Brennan, Virginia Mayo
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, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers
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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Bob Hope, Jim Thorpe, Bing Crosby
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, Ann Sheridan, Lloyd Nolan
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, Paulette Goddard, Gale Sondergaard
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, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour
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, Bing Crosby, Veronica Lake
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, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby
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, Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine
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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Bob Hope, James Cagney, George Tobias
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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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour
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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Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Bruce Cabot
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
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, Hedy Lamarr, Marc Lawrence
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, Gary Cooper
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
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
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
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
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
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, Vera Miles, Darren McGavin
Beau James is a 1957 film based on a non-fiction book of the same name by Gene Fowler. The movie stars Bob Hope as Jimmy Walker, the colorful but controversial Mayor of New York City from