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The Best Don Ameche Movies 

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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?"

Don Ameche worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ron Howard and Ernst Lubitsch. Is Don Ameche your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Ray Milland and Alan Ladd films lists too.

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Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1983

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, Charles Coburn

Released: 1943

Directed by: Ernst 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 ...more
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Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1985

Directed by: Ron 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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Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

Released: 1988

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker

Released: 1993

Directed by: Duwayne 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 ...more

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John Lithgow, Don Ameche, David Suchet

Released: 1987

Directed by: William 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, ...more

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Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore

Released: 1939

Directed by: Mitchell 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 ...more
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William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman, Joe Mantegna

Released: 1988

Directed by: David 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.
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Courteney Cox, Steve Guttenberg, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1988

Directed by: Daniel 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 ...more

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Tyrone Power, Don Ameche, Alice Faye

Released: 1938

Directed by: Henry 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 ...more

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Tyrone Power, Ethel Merman, Don Ameche

Released: 1938

Directed by: Henry 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 ...more
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Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, Alice Faye

Released: 1941

Directed by: Irving 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 ...more
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Betty Grable, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda

Released: 1940

Directed by: Irving 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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Betty Grable, Don Ameche, Carole Landis

Released: 1941

Directed by: Walter 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 ...more

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Don Ameche, Loretta Young, Kent Taylor

Released: 1936

Directed by: Henry King

The first version of Ramona to have sound and also the first to have color.
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Don Ameche, Harry Morgan, Dana Andrews

Released: 1944

Directed by: Henry 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 ...more
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So Goes My Love Myrna Loy, Don Ameche, Bobby Driscoll

Released: 1946

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more
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Henry Fonda, Don Ameche, Alice Faye

Released: 1940

Directed by: Irving 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 ...more
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Tom Selleck, Don Ameche, Christine Ebersole

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ted 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 ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran

Released: 1945

Directed by: Sam Wood

Guest Wife is a 1945 American comedy film directed by Sam Wood, written by Bruce Manning and John Klorer, and starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche and Dick Foran. It is also known as What ...more
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Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Raymond Burr

Released: 1948

Directed by: Douglas Sirk

Sleep, My Love is a 1948 feature film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Claudette Colbert, Robert Cummings and Don Ameche.
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Don Ameche, Alice Faye, Gypsy Rose Lee

Released: 1937

Directed by: Norman 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
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Don Ameche, Gloria Stuart, John Carradine

Released: 1939

Directed by: Allan Dwan

The Three Musketeers is a 1939 film directed by Allan Dwan.
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Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Landis

Oscar is a 1991 American screwball comedy film directed by John Landis. Based on the Claude Magnier stage play, it is a remake of the 1967 French film of the same name, but the settings has been ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1970

Directed by: Hy 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