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List of the best Cloris Leachman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Cloris Leachman's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Cloris Leachman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Cloris Leachman movies will be at the top of the list. Cloris Leachman has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Cloris Leachman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Cloris Leachman films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list is made up of films like The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure and Music of the Heart.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Cloris Leachman movies?" and "What are the greatest Cloris Leachman roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Cloris Leachman include names like Quentin Tarantino, Natalie Portman and Rob Reiner. Movie fans who love Cloris Leachman have also been known to enjoy films starring Lee Grant and Marsha Mason.

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting ...more

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cloris Leachman Movies
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more

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The Last Picture Show Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in ...more

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History of the World, Part I Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner History of the World, Part I is a 1981 comedy film written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. Brooks also stars in the film, playing five roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, ...more

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The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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High Anxiety Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role. Veteran Brooks ensemble ...more

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The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback ...more

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The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more

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The North Avenue Irregulars Cloris Leachman, Melora Hardin, Alan Hale The North Avenue Irregulars is a 1979 film produced by Walt Disney Productions, distributed by Buena Vista Distribution Company, and starring Edward Herrmann, Barbara Harris, Karen Valentine and ...more

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Prancer Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Johnny Galecki Prancer is a 1989 family film starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman and Rebecca Harrell and was directed by John D. Hancock. It is set in Three Oaks, Michigan, where town exteriors were filmed. ...more

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Bad Santa Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, ...more

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Music of the Heart Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman Music of the Heart is a 1999 drama film, directed by Wes Craven and written by Pamela Gray. It was produced by Craven-Maddalena Films and Miramax Films, and distributed by Buena Vista ...more

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Beavis and Butt-head Do America Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 American animated road comedy film, based on the TV series Beavis and Butt-head. It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen ...more

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Sky High Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter Sky High is a 2005 American superhero family comedy film about an airborne school for teenage superheroes. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, and ...more

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Kiss Me Deadly Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam Kiss Me Deadly is a 1955 film noir drama produced and directed by Robert Aldrich starring Ralph Meeker. The screenplay was written by A.I. Bezzerides, based on the Mickey Spillane Mike Hammer ...more

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New York, I Love You Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Christina Ricci New York, I Love You is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama anthology consisting of eleven short films, each by a different director. The short films all relate in some way to the subject of ...more

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Spanglish Adam Sandler, Sarah Hyland, Téa Leoni Spanglish is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written and directed by James L. Brooks, and starring Adam Sandler, Paz Vega, and Téa Leoni. It was released in the United States on ...more

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Beerfest Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson Beerfest is a 2006 beer-themed comedy film by the comedy group Broken Lizard. Along with the regular members of Broken Lizard, other actors who appear in the movie include Will Forte, M. C. ...more

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My Little Pony: The Movie Danny DeVito, Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn My Little Pony: The Movie is a 1986 American animated musical fantasy film based on the Hasbro toy line, My Little Pony. It was released on June 20, 1986 by De Laurentiis Entertainment Group. ...more

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Now and Then Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, ...more

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Herbie Goes Bananas Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Alex Rocco Herbie Goes Bananas is the fourth of a series of films made by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie – the white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own. The film stars former Mel ...more

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Castle in the Sky Megumi Hayashibara, Mayumi Tanaka, Ichirō Nagai Castle in the Sky is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by ...more

The Best Olivia Wilde Movies

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Texasville Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman Texasville is a 1990 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. It is a sequel to The Last Picture Show, and based on the novel Texasville by Larry McMurtry. Jeff Bridges, Cybill ...more

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Scary Movie 4 Charlie Sheen, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra Scary Movie 4 is a 2006 American horror comedy parody film and the fourth film of the Scary Movie franchise, as well as the first film in the franchise to be released under The Weinstein Company ...more

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Daisy Miller Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman, Eileen Brennan Daisy Miller is a 1974 American drama film produced & directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and starring then-girlfriend Cybill Shepherd in the title role. The screenplay by Frederic Raphael is ...more

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Alex & Emma Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau, Cloris Leachman Alex & Emma is a 2003 American romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson. Written by Jeremy Leven, the film is about a writer who must turn out a novel ...more

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Lake Placid 2 Cloris Leachman, John Schneider, Sam McMurray Lake Placid 2 is a 2007 television horror film starring John Schneider and produced by Sony Pictures and the Sci Fi Channel. This sequel to the 1999 film, Lake Placid, aired as a Syfy original ...more

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Charley and the Angel Kurt Russell, Cloris Leachman, Ed Begley^! Jr. Charley and the Angel is a 1973 Disney family/comedy film set in an unidentified small city in the 1930s Depression-era Midwestern United States and starring Fred MacMurray in one of his final ...more

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Ponyo Nozomi Ōhashi, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, George Tokoro Ponyo, initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy comedy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli and Toho. It is ...more

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Scavenger Hunt Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vincent Price, Cloris Leachman Scavenger Hunt is a 1979 comedy film with a large ensemble cast, in the mold of the 1963 comedy It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The ensemble cast includes Richard Benjamin, James Coco, Scatman ...more

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My Boyfriend's Back Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman My Boyfriend's Back is a 1993 American romantic black comedy film directed by Bob Balaban which tells the story of Johnny Dingle, a teenage boy who returns from the dead as a zombie to meet ...more

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WUSA Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman, Anthony Perkins WUSA is a 1970 American drama film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It was written by Robert Stone, based on his novel A Hall of Mirrors. The story involves a radio station in New Orleans with the ...more

The Best G-Rated Family Movies

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The Chapman Report Jane Fonda, Cloris Leachman, Shelley Winters The Chapman Report is a 1962 Technicolor film made by DFZ Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed by George Cukor and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Richard D. ...more

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The Beverly Hillbillies Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, Lea Thompson, Rob ...more

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Walk Like a Man Christopher Lloyd, Cloris Leachman, Howie Mandel Walk Like a Man is a 1987 comedy film about a young man who finally returns to his high-society family after having been raised by wolves. The film is the last one to be directed by Melvin ...more

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Deadly Intentions Cloris Leachman, Michael Biehn, Kevin McCarthy Deadly Intentions is a 1985 television film. A sequel was released in 1991 titled Deadly Intentions... Again?.

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The Californians Kate Mara, Jane Lynch, Cloris Leachman The Californians is a 2005 independent drama film from Hart Sharp Films starring Noah Wyle. It is a modern-day adaptation of the 1886 Henry James novel The Bostonians, with the location moved ...more

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The Mouse and His Child Cloris Leachman, Peter Ustinov, Sally Kellerman The Mouse and His Child is a 1977 animated film based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Russell Hoban. In United States, the film is also known as The Extraordinary Adventures of the Mouse ...more

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Love Hurts Cloris Leachman, Jeff Daniels, John Mahoney Love Hurts is a comedy-drama film, released in late 1990 in the United Kingdom and 1991 in the United States. Co-produced and directed by Bud Yorkin, it stars Jeff Daniels, Cynthia Sikes, Cloris ...more

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Never Too Late Corey Haim, Cloris Leachman, Olympia Dukakis Never Too Late is a 1997 Canadian comedy-drama film, starring Olympia Dukakis, Jean Lapointe and Corey Haim. It was filmed in Montreal, Quebec.

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Lovers and Other Strangers Sylvester Stallone, Diane Keaton, Cloris Leachman Lovers and Other Strangers is a 1970 comedy film based on the play by Renée Taylor and Joseph Bologna. The cast includes Richard Castellano, Gig Young, Cloris Leachman, Anne Jackson, ...more

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S.O.S. Titanic Helen Mirren, Cloris Leachman, Ian Holm S.O.S. Titanic is a 1979 television movie that depicts the doomed 1912 voyage from the perspective of three distinct groups of passengers in First, Second, and Third Class. The script was ...more

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A Little Piece of Heaven Lacey Chabert, Cloris Leachman, Kirk Cameron A Little Piece of Heaven is a 1991 television film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Betty Goldberg, and starring Kirk Cameron. It was created by NBC.

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A Troll in Central Park Cloris Leachman, Dom DeLuise, Hayley Mills A Troll in Central Park is a 1994 American animated musical fantasy-comedy film directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, creators of Thumbelina, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, The ...more

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The Amati Girls Cloris Leachman, Sean Young, Paul Sorvino The Amati Girls is a 2001 drama film written and directed by Anne De Salvo. It stars Cloris Leachman, Mercedes Ruehl, Dinah Manoff, Sean Young, Lily Knight, Lee Grant, and Edith Fields. This is ...more

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The Women Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Diane English. The screenplay is an updated version of the George Cukor-directed 1939 film of the same name based on a ...more

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Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Cloris Leachman Double, Double, Toil and Trouble is a 1993 Halloween made-for-television children's film. It stars Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as two adventurous little girls who discover that their Great Aunt ...more

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Dillinger Richard Dreyfuss, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips Dillinger is a 1973 gangster film about the life and criminal exploits of notorious bank robber John Dillinger. It stars Warren Oates as Dillinger and Ben Johnson as his pursuer, FBI Agent ...more

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Texas Killing Fields Jessica Chastain, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Worthington Texas Killing Fields is a 2011 American crime film directed by Ami Canaan Mann, starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloë Grace Moretz. It competed in the ...more

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Thursday's Game Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Rob Reiner Thursday's Game is a television movie comedy written by James L. Brooks and directed by Robert Moore. Though filmed in 1971, it first aired April 14, 1974 on ABC. The film stars Gene Wilder and ...more