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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Bud Abbott movies?" and "What are the greatest Bud Abbott roles of all time?"
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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, or Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein —although the film is usually referred to as simply Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein—is a 1948 ...more

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Hold That Ghost Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Shemp Howard 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

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The Time of Their Lives Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Gale Sondergaard The Time of Their Lives is a 1946 American film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. As in this film's immediate predecessor, Little Giant, Abbott and Costello do not play friends or ...more

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Who Done It? Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Mary Wickes Who Done It? is a 1942 comedy-mystery film starring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello.

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley 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

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott 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 ...more

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Buck Privates Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Jane Frazee 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 ...more

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Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott 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. ...more

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Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Walter Slezake Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion is a 1950 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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Hit the Ice Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Elyse Knox 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.

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Richard Deacon 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 ...more

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Keep 'Em Flying Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Martha Raye 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 ...more

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Ride 'Em Cowboy Ella Fitzgerald, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott 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

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In the Navy Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Dick Powell 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

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The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Marjorie Main The Wistful Widow of Wagon Gap is a 1947 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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The Naughty Nineties Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Alan Curtis 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 ...more

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Buck Privates Come Home Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Nat Pendleton 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 ...more

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Pardon My Sarong Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Lionel Atwill Pardon My Sarong is a 1942 comedy film starring Abbott and Costello.

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Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Harry Shearer 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 ...more

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One Night in the Tropics Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley One Night in the Tropics is a 1940 comedy film noteworthy for being the film debut of Abbott and Costello. The team play minor roles but steal the picture with five classic routines, including ...more

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In Society Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, nm0871546 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.

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Mexican Hayride Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Virginia Grey 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

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Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd Charles Laughton, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott Abbott and Costello Meet Captain Kidd is a 1952 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, along with Charles Laughton, who reprised his role as the infamous pirate from the 1945 film ...more

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Rio Rita Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Kathryn Grayson 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 ...more

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It Ain't Hay Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Shemp Howard It Ain't Hay is a 1943 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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Here Come the Co-Eds Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Lon Chaney Here Come The Co-Eds is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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Abbott and Costello in Hollywood Lucille Ball, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott Abbott and Costello in Hollywood is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. This film's full onscreen title is Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood.

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The Noose Hangs High Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Mike Mazurki The Noose Hangs High is a 1948 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. The film is a remake of the Universal Pictures film For Love or Money.

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Joe Besser Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops is a 1955 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. After the film was completed, Universal wanted to rename it Abbott and Costello in the ...more

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Lost in Alaska Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Iron Eyes Cody Lost in Alaska is a 1952 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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Africa Screams Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Hillary Brooke Africa Screams is a 1949 American adventure comedy film starring Abbott and Costello and directed by Charles Barton that parodied the safari genre. The title is a play on the title of the 1930 ...more

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Lost in a Harem Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Marilyn Maxwell Lost in a Harem is a 1944 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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The World of Abbott and Costello Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Jack E. Leonard The World of Abbott and Costello is a 1965 American compilation film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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Jack and the Beanstalk Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Dorothy Ford Jack and the Beanstalk is a 1952 American family comedy film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is a comic revision of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale.

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Comin' Round the Mountain Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Margaret Hamilton Comin' Round The Mountain is a 1951 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.

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Little Giant Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Margaret Dumont Little Giant is a 1946 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello released by Universal Pictures.

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10,000 Kids and a Cop William Bendix 10,000 Kids and a Cop is a 1948 documentary short directed by Charles Barton about the philanthropic work of the Lou Costello Jr. Youth Foundation in Los Angeles, California. The film features ...more

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Dance with Me, Henry Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Mary Wickes Dance with Me, Henry is a 1956 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It is the final film that they starred in together, although Costello went on to star in one more film before ...more