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

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If Don Knotts movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Bob Hope and Andy Griffith too.

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Don Knotts, Joan Staley, Dick Sargent The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a 1966 American comedy-drama film starring Don Knotts as Luther Heggs, a newspaper typesetter who spends a night in a haunted house, which is located in the ...more

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Don Knotts, Pat Morita, Barbara Rhoades The Shakiest Gun in the West is a 1968 Western comedy film starring Don Knotts. It was directed by Alan Rafkin and written by Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum. The film is a remake of The ...more

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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Bill Bixby The Apple Dumpling Gang is a 1975 Disney film about a slick gambler named Russell Donovan who is duped into taking care of a group of orphans who eventually strike gold during the California ...more

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Leslie Nielsen, Don Knotts, Arthur O'Connell The Reluctant Astronaut is a Universal Pictures feature film produced and directed by Edward Montagne and starring Don Knotts in a story about a kiddie-ride operator who is hired as a janitor at ...more

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Don Knotts, Paul Frees, Jack Weston The Incredible Mr. Limpet is a 1964 American live-action/animated adventure film from Warner Bros. It is about a man named Henry Limpet who turns into a talking fish resembling a tilefish and ...more

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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Trisha Noble The Private Eyes is an 1980 American comedy mystery film starring Tim Conway and Don Knotts. The pair play bumbling American detectives who work for Scotland Yard, obvious parodies of Sherlock ...more

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Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Nick Adams No Time for Sergeants is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy starring Andy Griffith and featuring Myron McCormick, Don Knotts and most of the original Broadway cast. Warner ...more

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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Ruth Buzzi The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again is a 1979 sequel to the 1975 American family film The Apple Dumpling Gang starring the comedy duo of Tim Conway, and Don Knotts. Conway and Knotts reprise ...more

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Don Knotts, Dean Jones, Eric Braeden Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo is a 1977 film, the third of a series of films by Walt Disney Productions starring Herbie – the white Volkswagen racing Beetle with a mind of its own.

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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more

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Don Knotts, Yvonne Craig, Frank Welker How to Frame a Figg is a 1971 Universal comedy about a bungling bookkeeper's assistant, Hollis Alexander Figg in the Dalton city hall, who finds himself framed for embezzlement. A sweet young ...more

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Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, Jack Elam Hot Lead and Cold Feet is a comedy western film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution Company, starring Jim Dale, Don Knotts, Karen Valentine, Darren ...more

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Return to Mayberry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Don Knotts Movies
Return to Mayberry Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Don Knotts Return to Mayberry is an American television reunion movie for the 1960s American sitcoms The Andy Griffith Show and, to an extent, Mayberry R.F.D. as well. The movie premiered on April 13, ...more

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Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Ed Asner Gus is a 1976 American film by Walt Disney Productions. Its center character is Gus, a football-playing mule.

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David Niven, Don Knotts, Kim Richards No Deposit, No Return is a 1976 comedy film directed by Norman Tokar. It was written by Arthur Alsberg and Don Nelson. It is the story of two children who hold themselves for ransom, reluctantly ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan Cannonball Run II is a 1984 American comedy film featuring Burt Reynolds and an all-star cast, released by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest. Like the original Cannonball Run, it is a set around ...more

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Patrick Stewart, Joan Cusack, Catherine O'Hara Chicken Little is a 2005 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and loosely based on the fable of the same name. As the 46th animated feature in the ...more

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Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts Move Over, Darling is a 1963 comedy film starring Doris Day, James Garner, and Polly Bergen and directed by Michael Gordon. The picture was a remake of a 1940 screwball comedy, My Favorite Wife, ...more

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Don Knotts, Anne Francis The Love God? is a 1969 Universal Pictures feature film starring Don Knotts and film was written and directed by Nat Hiken, who died after it was shot but before it was released in theaters. The ...more

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Abigail Breslin, Michael Clarke Duncan, Molly Shannon Here's the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies -- the hip-hoppin' B-Dawg, lovely RoseBud, mellow Bud-Dha, ...more

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Natalie Cole, Don Knotts, George Kennedy Cats Don't Dance is a 1997 American animated musical comedy film, distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and notable as the only fully animated feature produced by Turner Feature ...more

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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, David Wayne The Prize Fighter is a 1979 comedy starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway. It was one of the most financially successful films ever released by New World Pictures.

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Lacey Chabert, Ron Perlman, Don Knotts An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island is the third film in the An American Tail series. and the first direct-to-video film. This film was first released in 1998. It was released by ...more

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Buzby the Misbehaving Bee Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Tahj Mowry Buzby the Misbehaving Bee is a 2005 short animated family film directed by Bill Boyce and Demetre Gionis.

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Betty White, Don Knotts, Waylon Jennings Tom Sawyer is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film from MGM Animation and was released in the year 2000. It is an adaptation of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with a cast of ...more

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Hermie & Friends: Stanley the Stinkbug Goes to Camp Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Judge Reinhold

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Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends: Flo: The Lyin' Fly Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence

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Tom Arnold, Rick Moranis, Don Knotts Big Bully is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold. The film was directed by Steve Miner and featured guest stars such as Don Knotts.

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Don Knotts, Tahj Mowry Hermie & Friends: Webster the Scaredy Spider is a 2004 short animated family film directed by Demetre Gionis.

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Wake Me When It's Over Don Knotts, Jack Warden, Ernie Kovacs Wake Me When It's Over is a 1960 comedy film starring Ernie Kovacs and Dick Shawn. A World War II veteran gets called back into service by mistake and sent to a dreary Pacific island. It is ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Don Knotts, France Nuyen The Last Time I Saw Archie is a 1961 comedy film set in the waning days of World War II. Robert Mitchum stars as a lazy, scheming American soldier based on Arch Hall Sr. who is in an aviation ...more

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Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Ed Asner Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night is an American animated fantasy adventure film that was released on December 25, 1987 by New World Pictures and is an unofficial sequel to the 1940 Disney ...more

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Don Knotts, Robin Duke, Daniel Roebuck Quints is a 2000 Disney Channel Original Movie starring Kimberly J. Brown as the older sister of a set of quintuplets.

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The Little Troll Prince: A Chr... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Don Knotts Movies
Vincent Price, Cloris Leachman, Don Knotts The Little Troll Prince: A Christmas Parable is a 1987 animated holiday-themed special for television produced by Hanna-Barbera. Backed by the International Lutheran Laymen's League, it has ...more