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The Best Jackie Gleason Movies

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

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

With films ranging from Smokey and the Bandit II to Nothing in Common, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jackie Gleason movies?" and "What are the greatest Jackie Gleason roles of all time?"
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  • Smokey and the Bandit
    1
    Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Hal Needham
  • The Hustler
    2
    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Robert Rossen
  • Requiem for a Heavyweight
    3
    Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Ralph Nelson
  • All Through the Night
    4
    Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Karen Verne
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Vincent Sherman
  • Nothing in Common
    5
    Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason, Eva Marie Saint
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Garry Marshall
  • Gigot
    6
    Jackie Gleason, Katherine Kath, Gabrielle Dorziat
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Gene Kelly
  • Smokey and the Bandit II
    7
    Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Hal Needham
  • Don't Drink the Water
    8
    Jackie Gleason, Estelle Parsons, Howard Morris
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Howard Morris
  • Papa's Delicate Condition
    9
    Jackie Gleason, Murray Hamilton, Charlie Ruggles
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: George Marshall
  • Soldier in the Rain
    10
    Jackie Gleason, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Ralph Nelson
  • Izzy & Moe
    11
    Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Cynthia Harris
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Jackie Cooper
  • The Sting II
    12
    Jackie Gleason, Mac Davis, Teri Garr
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Jeremy Kagan
  • Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
    13
    Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Colleen Camp
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Dick Lowry
  • Skidoo
    14
    Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, Carol Channing
    • Released: 1968
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
  • Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson
    15
    Laurence Olivier, Jackie Gleason
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Alvin Rakoff
  • How to Commit Marriage
    16
    Bob Hope, Tina Louise, Leslie Nielsen
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Norman Panama
  • The Toy
    17
    Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Scotty Schwartz
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Richard Donner
  • The Desert Hawk
    18
    Rock Hudson, Jackie Gleason, Yvonne De Carlo
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Fred de Cordova
  • Mr. Billion
    19
    Terence Hill, Valerie Perrine, Jackie Gleason
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan
  • Lady Gangster
    20
    Faye Emerson, Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Robert Florey
  • The Fabulous Fifties
    21
    Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Charles Eames, Norman Jewison, Ray Eames
  • Dating: Do's and Don'ts
    22
    Jackie Gleason, John Jesnor Lindsay
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Ted Peshak