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The Best Cloris Leachman Movies

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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?"


  • 1

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford


    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    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 outlaws...  more

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  • 2

    High Anxiety

    Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn


    Directed byMel Brooks

    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 members...  more

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  • 3

    The Muppet Movie

    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks


    Directed byJames Frawley

    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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  • 4

    History of the World, Part I

    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles


    Directed byMel Brooks

    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, Tomás de...  more

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  • 5

    Sky High

    Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead


    Directed byMike Mitchell

    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 Mark...  more

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  • 6


    Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott


    Directed byJohn D. Hancock

    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
  • 7

    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks


    Directed byMel Brooks

    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 cast...  more

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  • 8

    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel


    Directed byBrad Bird

    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 novel...  more

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  • 9

    Beavis and Butt-head Do America

    Demi Moore, Bruce Willis


    Directed byMike deSeve, Mike Judge, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan

    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 Pictures...  more

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  • 10


    Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byJay Chandrasekhar

    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. Gainey,...  more

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  • 11

    The Longest Yard

    Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox


    Directed byPeter Segal

    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 for the...  more

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  • 12

    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson


    Directed byPenelope Spheeris

    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 Schneider...  more
  • 13

    Alex & Emma

    Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau


    Directed byRob Reiner

    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 in thirty...  more
  • 14

    New York, I Love You

    Natalie Portman, Blake Lively


    Directed byBrett Ratner, Shekhar Kapur, Shunji Twai, Natalie Portman, Randall Balsmeyer

    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 love,...  more

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  • 15

    Bad Santa

    Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton


    Directed byTerry Zwigoff

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

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  • 16

    Music of the Heart

    Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett


    Directed byWes Craven

    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 Distribution....  more
  • 17

    The Chapman Report

    Jane Fonda, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    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. Zanuck,...  more
  • 18


    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd


    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    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 Shepherd,...  more
  • 19

    Never Too Late

    Corey Haim, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byGiles Walker

    Never Too Late is a 1997 Canadian comedy-drama film, starring Olympia Dukakis, Jean Lapointe and Corey Haim. It was filmed in Montreal, Quebec....  more
  • 20

    Herbie Goes Bananas

    Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman


    Directed byVincent McEveety

    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 Brooks...  more
  • 21

    Daisy Miller

    Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    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 based on the...  more
  • 22

    Walk Like a Man

    Christopher Lloyd, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byMelvin Frank

    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 Frank. It...  more
  • 23

    Lake Placid 2

    Cloris Leachman, John Schneider


    Directed byDavid Flores

    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 movie...  more
  • 24

    Charley and the Angel

    Kurt Russell, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byVincent McEveety

    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 film...  more

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  • 25

    It Happened One Christmas

    Orson Welles, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byDonald Wrye

    It Happened One Christmas is a 1977 made-for-television film starring Marlo Thomas and Wayne Rogers....  more