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The Best Chevy Chase Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 9.5k votes 2.3k voters 237.3k views59 items

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List of the best Chevy Chase movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. 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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  • National Lampoon's Vacation1
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    National Lampoon's Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1983

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy...  more
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  • Caddyshack2
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian...  more
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    #157 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#9 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • Fletch3
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    Fletch

    Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The...  more
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  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation4
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S....  more
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  • Funny Farm5
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    Funny Farm

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chevy Chase

    Released1988

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Funny Farm is a 1988 American film starring Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith. The film was...  more
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    #48 of 82 The Best Movies About Writers#3 of 35 The Best Movies About Vermont

  • Spies Like Us6
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    Spies Like Us

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase,...  more
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    #78 of 81 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time#44 of 89 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives

  • ¡Three Amigos!7
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    ¡Three Amigos!

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byJohn Landis

    ¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne...  more
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    #174 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#136 of 261 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • Foul Play8
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    Foul Play

    Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase

    Released1978

    Directed byColin Higgins

    Foul Play is a 1978 American comic mystery/thriller film written and directed by Colin...  more
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    #731 of 781 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#188 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • National Lampoon's European Vacation9
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    National Lampoon's European Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall

    Released1985

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    European Vacation is a 1985 comedy film. The second film in National Lampoon's Vacation film...  more
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  • Vegas Vacation10
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    Vegas Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley

    Released1997

    Directed byStephen Kessler

    Vegas Vacation is a 1997 comedy film directed by Stephen Kessler. It is the fourth installment...  more
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    #2 of 19 The Funniest Movies About Vegas#8 of 44 The Worst Movies Released on Valentine's Day

  • Seems Like Old Times11
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    Seems Like Old Times

    Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byJay Sandrich

    Seems Like Old Times is a 1980 comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Charles...  more
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  • Fletch Lives12
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    Fletch Lives

    Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman

    Released1989

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase. It was directed by Michael Ritchie...  more
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  • Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live13

    Released2005

    A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live....  more
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  • Modern Problems14
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    Modern Problems

    Chevy Chase, Nell Carter

    Released1981

    Directed byKen Shapiro

    Modern Problems is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Ken Shapiro and starring Chevy...  more
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  • Hot Tub Time Machine15
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    Hot Tub Time Machine

    Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Pink

    Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by...  more
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    #867 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#402 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Nothing but Trouble16
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    Nothing but Trouble

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1991

    Directed byDan Aykroyd

    Nothing but Trouble is a 1991 American horror comedy film directed by Dan Aykroyd. A...  more
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  • Hero17
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    Hero

    Chevy Chase, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1992

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Hero is a 1992 comedy-drama film directed by English film director Stephen Frears, written by...  more
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  • Memoirs of an Invisible Man18
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    Memoirs of an Invisible Man

    Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah

    Released1992

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a 1992 film directed by John Carpenter and released by Warner...  more
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  • Man of the House19
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    Man of the House

    Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett

    Released1995

    Directed byJames Orr

    Man of the House is a 1995 comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett and Jonathan...  more
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  • Snow Day20
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    Snow Day

    Chevy Chase, Emmanuelle Chriqui

    Released2000

    Directed byChris Koch

    Snow Day is a 2000 American comedy film by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. It was...  more
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  • Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Volume 121
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    Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Volume 1

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released2003

    Saturday Night Live, the critically acclaimed award-winning variety series, has launched the...
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  • Cops & Robbersons22
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    Cops & Robbersons

    Chevy Chase, Jack Palance

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Cops & Robbersons is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring...  more
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  • Tunnel Vision23
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    Tunnel Vision

    Chevy Chase, John Candy

    Released1976

    Directed byNeal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff

    TunnelVision is a satirical 1976 comedy anthology film featuring Roger Bowen, Chevy Chase,...  more
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  • Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird24
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    Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird

    Chevy Chase, John Candy

    Released1985

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird is a 1985 American musical comedy adventure road...  more
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    #177 of 244 The Best Movies For Kids#66 of 139 The Greatest Kids Movies Of The 1980s

  • The Last Laugh25
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    The Last Laugh

    Richard Dreyfuss, Chevy Chase

    Released2019

    Directed byGreg Pritikin

    The Last Laugh is a 2019 comedy film directed by Greg Pritikin. A former stand up comedian...  more
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