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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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The Ghost Breakers 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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My Favorite Brunette 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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The Paleface 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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The Princess and the Pirate 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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Road to Morocco 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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The Lemon Drop Kid 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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Road to Utopia 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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Son of Paleface 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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The Cat and the Canary 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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Road to Rio 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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My Favorite Blonde 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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Casanova's Big Night 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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Road to Bali 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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The Seven Little Foys 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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My Favorite Spy 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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Fancy Pants 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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Alias Jesse James 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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Road to Zanzibar 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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Road to Singapore 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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Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! 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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Monsieur Beaucaire 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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Call Me Bwana 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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The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell 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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Sorrowful Jones 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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The Road to Hong Kong Bob Hope, Peter Sellers, Dean Martin 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

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Beau James 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

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Bachelor in Paradise Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Paula Prentiss Bachelor in Paradise is a 1961 Metrocolor romantic comedy film starring Bob Hope and Lana Turner. Directed by Jack Arnold, it was written by Valentine Davies and Hal Kanter, based on a story by ...more

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The Facts of Life Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Ruth Hussey The Facts of Life is a 1960 romantic comedy starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball as married people who have an affair. Written, directed, and produced by the longtime Hope associates Melvin Frank ...more

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They Got Me Covered Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Otto Preminger They Got Me Covered is a 1943 film directed by David Butler.

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The Great Lover Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, Jim Backus The Great Lover is a 1949 comedy film starring Bob Hope, Rhonda Fleming, and Roland Young. In the film, a scout leader takes his troop on an ocean cruise, pursues a beautiful duchess and is ...more

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Caught in the Draft Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Martha Raye Caught in the Draft is a 1941 comedy/war film, directed by David Butler.

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Never Say Die Bob Hope, Andy Devine, Martha Raye Never Say Die is a 1939 romantic comedy film starring Martha Raye and Bob Hope. Based on a play of the same title by William H. Post and William Collier, Sr., which ran on Broadway for 151 ...more

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Off Limits Mickey Rooney, Bob Hope, Charles Bronson Off Limits is a 1953 comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney and Marilyn Maxwell. Hope plays a manager who enlists in the army to keep an eye on his boxer, ...more

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Nothing But the Truth Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard 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 ...more

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The Big Broadcast of 1938 Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields The Big Broadcast of 1938 is a Paramount Pictures film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety ...more

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Here Come the Girls Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Arlene Dahl Here Come the Girls is a musical comedy film directed by Claude Binyon, filmed in Technicolor, produced by Bob Hope's company Hope Productions Inc., and released by Paramount Pictures. Along ...more

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The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor 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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That Certain Feeling Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders That Certain Feeling is a 1956 comedy film directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama.

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College Swing Bob Hope, George Burns, Betty Grable College Swing, also known as Swing, Teacher, Swing in the U.K., is a 1938 comedy film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring George Burns, Gracie Allen, Martha Raye, and Bob Hope. The movie ...more

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I'll Take Sweden Bob Hope, Tuesday Weld, Frankie Avalon I'll Take Sweden is a 1965 comedy film directed by Frederick de Cordova, and starring Bob Hope, Frankie Avalon, and Tuesday Weld.

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Critic's Choice Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Rip Torn Critic's Choice is a 1963 film comedy directed by Don Weis. Based on the 1960 Broadway play of the same name by Ira Levin, the movie starred Bob Hope and Lucille Ball and included Rip Torn, ...more

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Some Like It Hot Bob Hope, Gene Krupa, Shirley Ross Some Like It Hot is a 1939 comedy film starring Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, and Gene Krupa. The movie was directed by George Archainbaud, and the screenplay was written by Wilkie C. Mahoney and ...more

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Louisiana Purchase Bob Hope, Martha Raye, Dona Drake Louisiana Purchase is a 1941 film adaptation of the theater musical of the same name. A Paramount Pictures production, the film was directed by Irving Cummings, with Robert Emmett Dolan serving ...more

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Eight on the Lam Bob Hope, Jill St. John, Phyllis Diller Eight on the Lam is a 1967 film directed by George Marshall. It stars Bob Hope and Phyllis Diller.

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Cancel My Reservation Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Eva Marie Saint Cancel My Reservation is a 1972 comedy film starring Bob Hope and Eva Marie Saint, and directed by Paul Bogart. The ironically entitled movie was Bob Hope's last of over 50 theatrical features ...more

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The Century That Made America Great Elizabeth Taylor, Bob Hope

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The Iron Petticoat Katharine Hepburn, Bob Hope, Sid James The Iron Petticoat is a 1956 British Cold War comedy film starring Bob Hope and Katharine Hepburn and directed by Ralph Thomas. The screenplay by Ben Hecht became the focus of a contentious ...more

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Where There's Life Bob Hope, William Bendix, Signe Hasso Where There's Life is a 1947 comedy film. The film's title derives from a line in Don Quixote.

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Paris Holiday Bob Hope, Anita Ekberg, Preston Sturges Paris Holiday is a 1958 comedy film starring Bob Hope, which was directed by Gerd Oswald, and written by Edmund Beloin, who was Hope's attorney, and Dean Riesner from a story by Hope. The film ...more

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How to Commit Marriage Bob Hope, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen How to Commit Marriage is a 1969 comedy, music and romance film written by Michael Kanin and Ben Starr and directed by Norman Panama.