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The Best Bud Abbott Movies

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List of the best Bud Abbott movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bud Abbott'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 Bud Abbott movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bud Abbott movies will be at the top of the list. Bud Abbott has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bud Abbott movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bud Abbott films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including In Society and Buck Privates Come Home.

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  • In the first of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's horror vehicles for Universal Pictures, the inimitable comic duo star as railway baggage handlers in northern Florida. When a pair of crates belonging to ...more
  • Hold That Ghost is a 1941 comedy horror film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello and featuring Joan Davis, Evelyn Ankers, and Richard Carlson. On August 1, 1941, Abbott and Costello ...more
  • Who Done It? is a 1942 comedy-mystery film starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.
  • Buck Privates is the 1941 comedy/World War II film that turned Bud Abbott and Lou Costello into bona fide movie stars. It was the first service comedy based on the peacetime draft of 1940. The comedy ...more
  • A psychiatrist (Bud Abbott) stays in a mansion haunted by prankish ghosts (Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds) from the Revolutionary War.
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man is a 1951 comedy horror film directed by Charles Lamont and starring the team of Abbott and Costello alongside Nancy Guild. The film depicts the ...more
  • Hit the Ice is a 1943 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello and directed by Charles Lamont, who took over after the original director, Erle C. Kenton, was fired.
  • Ride 'Em Cowboy is a 1942 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The supporting cast features Dick Foran, Anne Gwynne, Johnny Mack Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Samuel S. Hinds, Douglas ...more
  • In The Navy is a 1941 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It was the second service comedy based on the peacetime draft of 1940. The comedy team appeared in two other service ...more
  • The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap is a 1947 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
  • The Naughty Nineties is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is notable for containing perhaps the best recorded rendition of the team's classic "Who's on First?" routine. ...more
  • Keep 'Em Flying is a 1941 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film was the third service comedy based on the peacetime draft of 1940. The comedy team appeared in two previous ...more
  • Pardon My Sarong is a 1942 comedy film starring Abbott and Costello.
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff is a 1949 comedy horror film starring Abbott and Costello and Boris Karloff. The full onscreen title is Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Killer, ...more
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1953 American comedy horror film directed by Charles Lamont and stars the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, and co-stars Boris Karloff. Loosely ...more
  • Here Come The Co-Eds is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
  • In Society is a 1944 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It was the first of five Abbott and Costello films to be directed by Jean Yarbrough. It was re-released in 1953.
  • Buck Privates Come Home is a 1947 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is a sequel to their 1941 hit, Buck Privates. This film features the final film role for veteran actor Nat ...more
  • Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy is a 1955 film directed by Charles Lamont and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is also the 28th and final Abbott and Costello film produced by ...more
  • Lost in a Harem is a 1944 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
  • Comin' Round The Mountain is a 1951 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
  • Rio Rita is a 1942 comedy film starring Abbott and Costello. It was based upon the 1927 Flo Ziegfeld Broadway musical, which was previously made into a 1929 film also titled Rio Rita that starred the ...more
  • Mexican Hayride is a 1948 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film is based on Cole Porter's Broadway musical Mexican Hayride starring Bobby Clark. No songs from the stage ...more
  • Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion is a 1950 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
  • Abbott and Costello Go To Mars is a 1953 American science fiction comedy film directed by Charles Lamont and starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film follows the misadventures of ...more