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The Best Don Ameche Movies

Updated April 17, 2020 864 votes 132 voters 9.9k views41 items

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List of the best Don Ameche movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Don Ameche'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 Don Ameche movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Don Ameche movies will be at the top of the list. Don Ameche has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Don Ameche movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Don Ameche films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This is a list that includes films like Girl Trouble and Four Sons.

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

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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler...  more

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    Cocoon

    Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard

    Released1985

    Directed byRon Howard

    Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack...  more

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    Harry and the Hendersons

    John Lithgow, Don Ameche

    Released1987

    Directed byWilliam Dear

    Harry and the Hendersons is a 1987 American fantasy comedy film directed and produced by William Dear, and starring John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche, David Suchet, Margaret Langrick, Joshua...  more

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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio...  more

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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed by...  more

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    Midnight

    Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche

    Released1939

    Directed byMitchell Leisen

    Midnight is a 1939 American screwball comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore, Francis Lederer, Mary Astor, and Elaine Barrie. Written by...  more
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    Things Change

    William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Mamet

    Things Change is a 1988 comedy and drama film directed by David Mamet. It was co-written by Mamet and Shel Silverstein, and stars Joe Mantegna and Don Ameche....  more
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    Cocoon: The Return

    Courteney Cox, Steve Guttenberg

    Released1988

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Cocoon: The Return is a 1988 science fiction film that is the sequel to the 1985 film Cocoon. All of the starring actors from the first film reprised their roles in this film, although Brian Dennehy...  more
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    That Night in Rio

    Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda

    Released1941

    Directed byIrving Cummings

    That Night in Rio is a 1941 Technicolor American musical comedy film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Alice Faye, Carmen Miranda and Don Ameche. It is one of several film adaptations of a...  more
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    In Old Chicago

    Tyrone Power, Don Ameche

    Released1938

    Directed byHenry King

    In Old Chicago is a 1937 American drama film directed by Henry King. The screenplay by Sonya Levien and Lamar Trotti was based on the Niven Busch story, "We the O'Learys." The film is a fictionalized...  more

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    Alexander's Ragtime Band

    Tyrone Power, Ethel Merman

    Released1938

    Directed byHenry King

    Alexander's Ragtime Band is a film released by 20th Century Fox that takes its name from the 1911 Irving Berlin song "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to tell a story of a society boy who scandalizes his...  more
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    Down Argentine Way

    Betty Grable, Don Ameche

    Released1940

    Directed byIrving Cummings

    Down Argentine Way is a 1940 Technicolor musical film made by Twentieth Century Fox. It made a star of Betty Grable in her first leading role for the studio, and introduced American audiences to...  more
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    Moon Over Miami

    Betty Grable, Don Ameche

    Released1941

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Moon Over Miami is a 1941 Technicolor musical film directed by Walter Lang, with Betty Grable and Don Ameche in leading roles and co-starring Robert Cummings, Carole Landis, Jack Haley, and Charlotte...  more

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    Wing and a Prayer

    Don Ameche, Harry Morgan

    Released1944

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Wing and a Prayer is a black-and-white 1944 war film about the heroic crew of an American carrier in the desperate early days of World War II in the Pacific theater, directed by Henry Hathaway and...  more
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    Ramona

    Don Ameche, Loretta Young

    Released1936

    Directed byHenry King

    The first version of Ramona to have sound and also the first to have color....  more
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    So Goes My Love

    Myrna Loy, Don Ameche

    Released1946

    Directed byFrank Ryan

    So Goes My Love is an American 1946 comedy film, produced by Universal Pictures. It is based on a true story, A Genius in the Family, the memoir of Hiram Percy Maxim, and focusing on the relationship...  more
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    The Three Musketeers

    Don Ameche, Gloria Stuart

    Released1939

    Directed byAllan Dwan

    The Three Musketeers is a 1939 film directed by Allan Dwan....  more
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    Heaven Can Wait

    Gene Tierney, Don Ameche

    Released1943

    Directed byErnst Lubitsch

    Heaven Can Wait is a 1943 American comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch. The screenplay was by Samson Raphaelson based on the play Birthday by Leslie Bush-Fekete. The music score was...  more
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    Folks!

    Tom Selleck, Don Ameche

    Released1992

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Folks! is a 1992 dark comedy film, directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Tom Selleck. Its tagline is: "Jon Aldrich is about to come face to face with the most terrifying force known to man...his...  more
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    You Can't Have Everything

    Don Ameche, Alice Faye

    Released1937

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    You Can't Have Everything is a 1937 Fox musical film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. The movie stars Alice Faye and Don Ameche, and was the film debut for Gypsy Rose Lee....  more
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    Sleep, My Love

    Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche

    Released1948

    Directed byDouglas Sirk

    Sleep, My Love is a 1948 feature film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings and Don Ameche....  more
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    Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came

    Ernest Borgnine, Tony Curtis

    Released1970

    Directed byHy Averback

    Suppose They Gave A War and Nobody Came is a 1970 feature film. The plot is a mixture of comic and dramatic elements and concerns the reactions of a number of World War II veterans to the...  more
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    Lillian Russell

    Henry Fonda, Don Ameche

    Released1940

    Directed byIrving Cummings

    Lillian Russell is a 1940 biographical film of the life of the singer and actress. The screenplay was by William Anthony McGuire. The film was directed by Irving Cummings and produced by Darryl F....  more
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    Greenwich Village

    Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda

    Released1944

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Greenwich Village is a 1944 film from Twentieth Century Fox directed by Walter Lang. It stars Carmen Miranda and Don Ameche....  more
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    Four Sons

    Don Ameche

    Released1940

    Directed byArchie Mayo

    Four Sons is a 1940 film directed by Archie Mayo....  more