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The Best Chevy Chase Movies

Updated May 26, 2021 9.4k votes 2.3k voters 238.0k views58 items

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The best Chevy Chase movies are undoubtedly the ones that make you laugh as he's proven to be a gifted comedic actor. Thanks to the TV show Saturday Night Live, Chevy Chase was already a household name by the time he starred in Caddyshack in 1980. Chevy Chase's high-grossing filmography has received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Chevy Chase movies list is decided by how many votes each title receive, so only his most highly rated films, whether they be with Goldie Hawn, Dan Aykroyd, or a myriad of other topflight co-stars, will be at the top of the list. So, stop arguing with your friends about which Chevy Chase film is the best and just consult this list instead. There will be peace on earth!

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

Items on this list include Vacation and Fletch, and helps answer the questions, "What are the best Chevy Chase movies?" and "What are the greatest Chevy Chase roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Chase's amazing humor, you might also enjoy our list of the best Bill Murray movies and best John Candy movies.

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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Character: Ty Webb

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    #156 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#9 of 205 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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    National Lampoon's Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Character: Clark Griswold

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    #45 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#35 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    Character: Clark "Sparky" Griswold

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    The Funniest Lines From 'Christmas Vacation'#1 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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    Fletch

    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Character: Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher

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    #244 of 386 The Best Movies Based On Books#177 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys

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    Funny Farm

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chevy Chase

    Released1988

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Character: Andy Farmer

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    #55 of 107 The Best Movies About Writers#3 of 35 The Best Movies About Vermont

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    Spies Like Us

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Character: Emmett Fitz-Hume

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    #44 of 90 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives#12 of 44 The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made

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    ¡Three Amigos!

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Character: Dusty Bottoms

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    #175 of 401 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#25 of 95 The Best Trios Of All Time

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    Foul Play

    Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase

    Released1978

    Directed byColin Higgins

    Character: Tony Carlson

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    #650 of 783 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#183 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

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    National Lampoon's European Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall

    Released1985

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Character: Clark Griswold

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    #111 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#39 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Vegas Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1997

    Directed byStephen Kessler

    Character: Clark Griswold

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    #2 of 19 The Funniest Movies About Vegas#20 of 44 The Worst Movies Released on Valentine's Day

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    Fletch Lives

    Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman

    Released1989

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Character: Irwin 'Fletch' Fletcher

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    #154 of 248 The Best Whodunit Movies#46 of 69 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels

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    Seems Like Old Times

    Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byJay Sandrich

    Character: Nicholas Gardenia

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    #95 of 170 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#188 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

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    Modern Problems

    Chevy Chase, Nell Carter

    Released1981

    Directed byKen Shapiro

    Character: Max Fiedler

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    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Pink

    Character: Repairman

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    #393 of 924 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#10 of 82 The Greatest Party Movies Ever Made

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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Character: Nick Halloway

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    Nothing but Trouble

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1991

    Directed byDan Aykroyd

    Character: Chris Thorne

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    #355 of 440 The Best Movies Of The 1990s#7 of 15 The Best Movies Below 20% On Rotten Tomatoes

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    Hero

    Chevy Chase, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Character: Deke

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    #28 of 36 The Best Dustin Hoffman Movies#18 of 25 The Most Infamous Box Office Flop From The Year You Were Born

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    Snow Day

    Chevy Chase, Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Released2000

    Directed byChris Koch

    Character: Tom Brandston

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    Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Volume 1

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released2003

    Character: Himself

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    Man of the House

    Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett

    Released1995

    Directed byJames Orr

    Character: Jack Sturgess

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    #11 of 12 Family-Friendly Comedies That Got Way Too Intense Out Of Nowhere#84 of 109 The Best Disney Live-Action Movies

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    Released2005

    Character: Himself

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    Tunnel Vision

    Chevy Chase, John Candy

    Released1976

    Directed byNeal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff

    Character: Himself

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    Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird

    Chevy Chase, John Candy

    Released1985

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    Character: Newscaster

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    #170 of 246 The Best Movies For Kids#71 of 139 The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1980s

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    Cops & Robbersons

    Chevy Chase, Jack Palance

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Character: Norman Robberson

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    Dirty Work

    Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase

    Released1998

    Directed byBob Saget

    Character: Dr. Farthing

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    #208 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#473 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies