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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.

"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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Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello

Released: 1948

Directed by: Charles Barton

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Shemp Howard

Released: 1941

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Mary Wickes

Released: 1942

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

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

Released: 1946

Directed by: Charles Barton

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Jane Frazee

Released: 1941

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley

Released: 1951

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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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Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

Released: 1949

Directed by: Charles Barton

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Alan Curtis

Released: 1945

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Dick Powell

Released: 1941

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

Released: 1953

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Walter Slezake

Released: 1950

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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

Released: 1955

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Marjorie Main

Released: 1947

Directed by: Charles Barton

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

Released: 1943

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Lionel Atwill

Released: 1942

Directed by: Erle C. Kenton

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

Released: 1942

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Nat Pendleton

Released: 1947

Directed by: Charles Barton

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Martha Raye

Released: 1941

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, nm0871546

Released: 1944

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley

Released: 1940

Directed by: A. Edward Sutherland

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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Lou Costello, Shemp Howard, Hillary Brooke

Released: 1949

Directed by: Charles Barton

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Lon Chaney

Released: 1945

Directed by: Jean Yarbrough

Here Come The Co-Eds is a 1945 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello.
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Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Harry Shearer

Released: 1953

Directed by: Charles Lamont

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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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Virginia Grey

Released: 1948

Directed by: Charles Barton

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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Lucille Ball, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

Released: 1945

Directed by: S. Sylvan Simon

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.