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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?"

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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Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel 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 ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1969

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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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Cloris Leachman, Madeline Kahn, Dick Van Patten

Released: 1977

Directed by: Mel 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 ...more

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Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner

Released: 1981

Directed by: Mel 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, ...more

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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

Released: 1979

Directed by: James 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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Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brad 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 ...more

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Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike 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 ...more

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Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Johnny Galecki

Released: 1989

Directed by: John 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
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Cloris Leachman, Melora Hardin, Alan Hale

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bruce Bilson

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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Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mike 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 ...more

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Adam Sandler, Sarah Hyland, Téa Leoni

Released: 2004

Directed by: James L. Brooks

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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Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jay 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. ...more

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Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam

Released: 1955

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

This film 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 mystery ...more

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Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Terry 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 ...more

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Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Wes 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 ...more
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Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Christina Ricci

Released: 2008

Directed by: Brett Ratner, Shekhar Kapur, Shunji Twai, Natalie Portman, Randall Balsmeyer, + more

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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Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin

Released: 1993

Directed by: Penelope 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 ...more
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Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau, Cloris Leachman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Rob 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 ...more
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Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Alex Rocco

Released: 1980

Directed by: Vincent 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 ...more
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Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1990

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lesli Linka Glatter

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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Jane Fonda, Cloris Leachman, Shelley Winters

Released: 1962

Directed by: George 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. ...more
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Christopher Lloyd, Cloris Leachman, Howie Mandel

Released: 1987

Directed by: Melvin 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 ...more