The Best Chris Farley Movies

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This list of the best Chris Farley movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley made his film debut in the 1992 movie Wayne's World and soon enough he was starring in his own hilarious comedies.  Chris Farley died too young in 1997 (he's buried in Madision Wisconsin, also the site of his birth). His final role is in the 1998 Norm Macdonald film, "Dirty Work." The actor was perhaps at his funniest when he shared the spotlight other talented comedians like Adam Sandler and David Spade. But really, that's for you to decide: the order of these top Chris Farley movies is determined by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Chris Farley movies will be at the top of the list. Vote now to influence this list!

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Chris Farley movies?" and "What are the greatest Chris Farley roles of all time?"  The greatest Chris Farley performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks starring the comedian like Tommy Boy and Black Sheep appear on this Chris Farley filmography, but it's up to fans like you to determine the best.If you think the best Chris Farley role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of the late comedian Chris Farley, you might also enjoy our list of best David Spade movies and best Adam Sandler movies.

Movie fans who love Chris Farley have also been known to enjoy films starring David Spade and Adam Sandler.


  • Tommy Boy
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    After his beloved father (Brian Dennehy) dies, dimwitted Tommy Callahan (Chris Farley) inherits a near-bankrupt automobile parts factory in Sandusky, Ohio. His brand new stepmother, Beverly (Bo Derek), wants to cash out and close, but Tommy's sentimental attachment to his father's employees spurs him to make one last-ditch effort to find someone who will buy their products. With his father's tightly wound assistant, Richard (David Spade), in tow, Tommy hits the road to scare up some new clients.
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Peter Segal

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  • Black Sheep
    Video: YouTube
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    Mike (Chris Farley), a slovenly gym teacher, has a terrible habit of showing up at the wrong time and embarrassing his brother, Al (Tim Matheson), who happens to be running for governor. Hoping to save his campaign, Al assigns his aide, Steve (David Spade), to take Mike to a remote cabin and hide out there for the remainder of the campaign. In the woods, the two men discover dangers that make them long for the sleazy political operatives back in the big city.
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

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  • Beverly Hills Ninja
    Video: YouTube
    When a young American boy washes ashore near a village populated by skilled Japanese warriors, they raise the child as one of them and instruct him in the ways of ninjitsu. Unfortunately, he grows up to be the overweight and inept but very enthusiastic Haru (Chris Farley), who remains intent on becoming a real ninja. Haru's first assignment -- protecting a beautiful woman from California -- doesn't go smoothly, since he's both uncoordinated and completely unaccustomed to Western culture.
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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  • Billy Madison
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    Man-child Billy Madison (Adam Sandler) has been a spoiled rich kid all his life, and spends his days drinking and partying. When his father, hotel magnate Brian (Darren McGavin), becomes fed up with his son's irresponsible ways, he issues an ultimatum. Since Billy passed all his schooling thanks to his father's influence and bribes, he must retake and pass every grade in 24 weeks. Otherwise, the business will be turned over to Brian's conniving associate, Eric (Bradley Whitford).
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Tamra Davis

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