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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.

If you're a fan of Chevy Chase, then check out our lists of the best Demi Moore and Martin Lawrence movies as well.

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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Vacation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Harold Ramis

National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold Ramis

Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, ...more

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Fletch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Geena Davis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Fletch is a 1985 comedy film about an investigative newspaper reporter, Irwin M. Fletcher. The film was directed by Michael Ritchie and written by Andrew Bergman, loosely based on the popular ...more

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Funny Farm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith

Released: 1988

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Funny Farm is a 1988 American film starring Chevy Chase and Madolyn Smith. The film was adapted from a 1985 comedic novel of the same name by Jay Cronley. The movie was filmed on location in ...more

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Spies Like Us is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Bob Hope

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Landis

Spies Like Us is a 1985 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, and Donna Dixon. The film presents the comic adventures of two novice ...more

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¡Three Amigos! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Phil Hartman

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Landis

¡Three Amigos! is a 1986 American comedy film directed by John Landis and written by Lorne Michaels, Steve Martin, and Randy Newman. The plot is loosely based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 film ...more

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National Lampoon's Europ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Anthony Michael Hall, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1985

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

European Vacation is a 1985 comedy film. The second film in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, it was directed by Amy Heckerling and stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. Dana Hill and ...more

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Foul Play is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore

Released: 1978

Directed by: Colin Higgins

Foul Play is a 1978 American comic mystery/thriller film written and directed by Colin Higgins, and starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith, Eugene Roche, Rachel ...more

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Vegas Vacation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Randy Quaid

Released: 1997

Directed by: Stephen Kessler

Vegas Vacation is a 1997 comedy film directed by Stephen Kessler. It is the fourth installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by Elisa Bell, based on a story by Bell ...more
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Fletch Lives is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman, Hal Holbrook

Released: 1989

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase. It was directed by Michael Ritchie with a screenplay by Leon Capetanos based on the character created by Gregory Mcdonald. Fletch Lives ...more

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Seems Like Old Times is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Charles Grodin

Released: 1980

Directed by: Jay Sandrich

Seems Like Old Times is a 1980 comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, and Charles Grodin, directed by Jay Sandrich, with Neil Simon as screenwriter. It is the only film directed by ...more

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Modern Problems is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Nell Carter, Mary Kay Place

Released: 1981

Directed by: Ken Shapiro

Modern Problems is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Ken Shapiro and starring Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville and Dabney Coleman. The film grossed $26,154,211 in the United States. A ...more
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Hot Tub Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Lyndsy Fonseca, Lizzy Caplan

Released: 2010

Directed by: Steve Pink

Hot Tub Time Machine is a 2010 American science fiction adventure comedy film directed by Steve Pink. It stars John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Crispin Glover, Lizzy Caplan, ...more

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Nothing but Trouble is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Candy

Released: 1991

Directed by: Dan Aykroyd

Nothing but Trouble is a 1991 American horror comedy film directed by Dan Aykroyd. A businessman (Chevy Chase) and his friends are captured by a sadistic judge (Dan Aykroyd) and his equally odd ...more

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Memoirs of an Invisible ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah, Patricia Heaton

Released: 1992

Directed by: John Carpenter

Memoirs of an Invisible Man is a 1992 film directed by John Carpenter and released by Warner Bros., with many scenes taking place in and around San Francisco. The film is loosely based on a 1987 ...more

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Man of the House is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Released: 1995

Directed by: James Orr

Man of the House is a 1995 comedy film starring Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett and Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Marking Thomas' motion picture debut, this Disney comedy is about a boy who must come to ...more

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Snow Day is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Iggy Pop

Released: 2000

Directed by: Chris Koch

Snow Day is a 2000 American comedy film by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. It was released on February 11, 2000 and was met with generally negative reviews from film critics, but was ...more
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Saturday Night Live: 25 ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Saturday Night Live: 25 Years of Music Volume 1 Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Mick Jagger

Released: 2003

Saturday Night Live, the critically acclaimed award-winning variety series, has launched the careers of the brightest musical and comedy talent of our time. Saturday Night Live 25 Years of Music ...more
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Cops & Robbersons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest

Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Cops & Robbersons is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, and Robert Davi.
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Dirty Work is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase, Rebecca Romijn

Released: 1998

Directed by: Bob Saget

Dirty Work is a comedy buddy film starring Norm Macdonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden, and Traylor Howard and directed by Bob Saget. In the film, long-time friends Mitch and Sam start a ...more

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Live from New York: The ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin

Released: 2005

A retrospective of the first 5 years of Saturday Night Live.
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Deal of the Century is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Wallace Shawn

Released: 1983

Directed by: William Friedkin

Deal of the Century is a 1983 American comedy film directed by William Friedkin and starring Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, and Sigourney Weaver. The film follows the adventures of several arms ...more
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Dead Men Don't Wear Plai... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

Released: 1982

Directed by: Carl Reiner

This film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp detective movies of ...more
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Orange County is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chevy Chase Movies
Chevy Chase, Ben Stiller, Jack Black

Released: 2002

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Orange County is a 2002 American comedy film starring Colin Hanks and Jack Black. It was released on January 11, 2002. The movie was distributed by Paramount Pictures and produced by MTV Films ...more

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