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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.


  • Airheads
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    Airheads is a 1994 American comedy film written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael Lehmann. It stars Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler as a band of loser musicians who stage a hijacking of a radio station in order to get airplay for their demo recording. Joe Mantegna, Michael McKean, Ernie Hudson and Michael Richards play supporting roles. It marks Sandler's first role in a 20th Century Fox film. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Judd Nelson, Chris Farley
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Michael Lehmann
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  • Coneheads
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    Coneheads is a 1993 American science fiction comedy film based on the Saturday Night Live sketches about the Coneheads. The film was directed by Steve Barron and produced by Lorne Michaels. It starred Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin as Beldar and Prymaat Clorhone, parents of Connie. The film also featured roles and cameos from a number of actors and comedians from shows such as SNL and Seinfeld. While there are some differences, the film mostly follows the same plot as an animated special that was created ten years earlier. Similarities include the Coneheads being stranded on Earth, Beldar working as an appliance repair man, and Connie dating an earthling named Ronnie.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Adam Sandler, Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner, Dan Aykroyd, David Spade
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Steve Barron
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  • Almost Heroes
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    Almost Heroes is a 1998 adventure comedy film directed by Christopher Guest, narrated by Guest's friend and frequent collaborator Harry Shearer, and starring Chris Farley and Matthew Perry. This was Farley's last leading film role and was released following his death in 1997.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Matthew Perry, Chris Farley, Eugene Levy, Harry Shearer, Tim DeKay
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Christopher Guest
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  • Wayne's World
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    Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based public-access television cable TV show Wayne's World. The film was adapted from a sketch of the same name on NBC's Saturday Night Live. The film grossed US$121.6 million in its theatrical run, placing it as the tenth highest-grossing film of 1992 and the highest-grossing of the 11 films based on Saturday Night Live skits. It was filmed in 34 days. Wayne's World was Myers' feature film debut. The film also featured Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Lara Flynn Boyle, Brian Doyle-Murray, Robert Patrick, Chris Farley, Ed... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere, Meat Loaf
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Penelope Spheeris
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