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The Best Groucho Marx Movies

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List of the best Groucho Marx movies, ranked best to worst. The order of these top Groucho Marx movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Groucho Marx movies will be at the top of the list. Groucho Marx is a legend, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Groucho Marx movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Groucho Marx films to end the squabble once and for all. These are the best Marx Brothers movies!

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

Duck Soup and Animal Crackers are only the beginning of the films on this list.

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

Is Groucho Marx your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Buster Keaton and Boris Karloff films lists too.

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  • Duck Soup is a 1933 Marx Brothers anarchic comedy film written by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, with additional dialogue by Arthur Sheekman and Nat Perrin, and directed by Leo McCarey. First released ...more
  • The Marx Brothers run amuck in the world of opera when Otis B. Driftwood (Groucho Marx) meets aspiring singer Ricardo (Allan Jones), who is determined to win the love of fellow performer Rosa (Kitty ...more
  • Hugo Hackenbush (Groucho Marx) is a veterinarian who masquerades as a lead doctor at Standish Sanitarium to aid the wealthy patient Emily Upjohn (Margaret Dumont). In order to save the financially ...more
  • The four Marx Brothers star in their first film written specifically for the screen as stowaways on an ocean liner bound for New York. Each of them has a separate adventure on board; from matinee ...more
  • The well-known explorer and hunter Captain Spaulding has just returned from Africa, and is being welcomed home with a lavish party at the estate of influential society matron Mrs. Rittenhouse ...more
  • The Marx Brothers take on higher education and football in this riotous comedy. The newly minted president of Huxley University, Quincy Adams Wagstaff (Groucho Marx), is getting pressure from his son ...more
  • In this Marx Brothers film, Ronald Kornblow (Groucho Marx) takes over as the manager of a luxurious hotel in Casablanca, in the aftermath of World War II. After discovering that both of his ...more
  • Private detectives Wolf J. Flywheel, Wacky and Ravelli (The Marx Brothers) are hired by the officious Martha Phelps (Margaret Dumont), co-owner of the Phelps Department Store. Her beloved nephew, ...more
  • In an effort to keep his business, Hotel de Cocoanuts, from bankruptcy, owner Hammer (Groucho Marx) flatters and cajoles the wealthy Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont), his only paying guest. While Mrs. ...more
  • New Yorkers "Rusty" Panello (Harpo Marx) and his brother, Joe (Chico Marx), cheat S. Quentin Quale (Groucho Marx) out of some money, enough to buy themselves a train trip out West. All three soon ...more
  • "At the Circus" features the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, Chico) working together to save a circus from closing. Circus owner Jeff (Kenny Baker) needs $10,000 to pay off his business partner, John. ...more
  • Broadway producer Gordon Miller (Groucho Marx) has sunk every dime into his latest project but still lacks the money to get the play out of rehearsals. While dodging hotel manager Gribble (Cliff ...more
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    Tough Tony Banks (Jackie Gleason) is a malcontented mobster who is perpetually at odds with his wife, Flo (Carol Channing). When Tony receives an unusual assignment from a crime lord known as God ...more
  • Johnny Dalton (Frank Sinatra), a poor bank teller who works tirelessly to save enough money to marry his doting girlfriend (Jane Russell), comes across a fortune when he rescues a duplicitous bookie ...more
  • Inheriting $1,450 upon the death of his aunt, gullible sailor Tim Dunnovan (William Bendix) purchases a race horse, to the dismay of his best friend, Benny Linn (Groucho Marx), who assumes Tim has ...more
  • Copacabana is a 1947 American musical comedy film starring Groucho Marx and Carmen Miranda. The film is a showcase for Miranda, who performs several numbers in her usual style, including a ...more
  • Love Happy is a 1949 American musical comedy film, released by United Artists, directed by David Miller, starring the Marx Brothers. It was the 14th and last film starring feature for the Marx ...more
  • Rock Hunter (Tony Randall) writes television commercials, and he's hatched a strategy for a new beauty product. Needing a famous face to deliver his message, Rock tries to recruit actress Rita ...more
  • Humor Risk was the first Marx Brothers film. The short film was never released and is now considered a lost film. The print may have been accidentally thrown away when left in the screening box ...more
  • The House That Shadows Built is a short feature film from Paramount Pictures, made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the studio's founding in 1912. The film was a promotional film for exhibitors ...more