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The Best Jerry Lewis Movies

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

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

List is made up of many different films, including The Bellboy and Rock-A-Bye Baby.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jerry Lewis movies?" and "What are the greatest Jerry Lewis roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Lewis' slapstick comedy, you might also enjoy our list of best Don Rickles movies and best Dean Martin movies.

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    The Nutty Professor

    Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens

    Released1963

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Nutty Professor is a 1963 American comic science fiction feature film produced, directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis. The score was composed by Walter Scharf. The film is a parody of...  more

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    The Nutty Professor

    Jerry Lewis, Drake Bell

    Released2008

    Directed byTerry Klassen, Charlie Adler

    The Nutty Professor is a 2008 American-Canadian computer-animated comedy sequel to the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy of the same name, produced by Rainmaker Entertainment and The Weinstein Company and...  more
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    12

    The Stooge

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1952

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    The Stooge is a 1952 American comedy film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. The film was released on December 31, 1952 by Paramount....  more
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    That's My Boy

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1951

    Directed byHal Walker

    That's My Boy is a 1951 film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and marked the first time that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis actually had "roles" as opposed to previous efforts in which they...  more
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    94
    13

    My Friend Irma

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1949

    Directed byGeorge Marshall, Hal Walker

    My Friend Irma is a 1949 American comedy film directed by George Marshall and is most notable as the film debut of comedy team Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The film was released on August 16, 1949 by...  more
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    The Geisha Boy

    Jerry Lewis, Alec Guinness

    Released1958

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    The Geisha Boy is a 1958 American comedy film starring Jerry Lewis. Filmed from June 16 to August 7, 1958, it was released on December 23, 1958 by Paramount Pictures. This film marked the film debut...  more
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    84
    18

    Cinderfella

    Jerry Lewis, Count Basie

    Released1960

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    Cinderfella is a comedy film adaptation of the classic Cinderella story, with most characters changed in gender from female to male and starring Jerry Lewis as Fella. It was released December 16,...  more
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    The Disorderly Orderly

    Jerry Lewis, Kathleen Freeman

    Released1964

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    The Disorderly Orderly is a 1964 American comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Jerry Lewis. The film was produced by Paul Jones with a screenplay by director Frank Tashlin, based...  more
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    10

    Don't Give Up the Ship

    Jerry Lewis, Dina Merrill

    Released1959

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Don't Give Up the Ship is a comedy directed by Norman Taurog and starring Jerry Lewis. It was filmed from October 21, 1958 to January 30, 1959, and released on July 3, 1959 by Paramount Pictures....  more
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    18

    Rock-A-Bye Baby

    Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens

    Released1958

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    Rock-A-Bye Baby is a 1958 comedy film with songs, starring Jerry Lewis. A loose remake of Preston Sturges' 1944 film The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, the film was directed and written by Frank Tashlin,...  more
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    The Bellboy

    Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle

    Released1960

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Bellboy is a 1960 comedy film written, produced, directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on July 20, 1960 by Paramount Pictures and marked Lewis's directorial debut....  more
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    The King of Comedy

    Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis

    Released1982

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The King of Comedy is an American black comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis. Directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul D. Zimmerman, the film focuses on themes including...  more

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    9

    The Caddy

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1953

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    The Caddy is a 1953 American film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. It was filmed from November 24, 1952 through February 23, 1953 and was released by Paramount Pictures on August 10,...  more
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    Cracking Up

    Dick Butkus, Jerry Lewis

    Released1983

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    Cracking Up is a comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. Originally titled Smorgasbord, it was filmed in 1981-82 and only received limited distribution in the United States. It is the last...  more
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    53
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    Scared Stiff

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Scared Stiff is a 1953 American musical comedy film directed by George Marshall and starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. One of the 17 movies made by the Martin and Lewis team, it was released on...  more
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    54
    12

    Arizona Dream

    Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway

    Released1992

    Directed byEmir Kusturica

    Arizona Dream is a surrealist comedy-drama 1993 film directed by Emir Kusturica and starring Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis and Faye Dunaway....  more
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    51
    11

    3 Ring Circus

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1954

    Directed byJoseph Pevney

    3 Ring Circus is a 1954 film comedy starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The picture was shot from February 17 to March 31, 1954 and released on December 25 by Paramount Pictures. The supporting...  more
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    40

    Who's Minding the Store?

    Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John

    Released1963

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    Who's Minding the Store? is a comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on November 28, 1963, by Paramount Pictures....  more
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    50
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    Cookie

    Jerry Lewis, Joy Behar

    Released1989

    Directed bySusan Seidelman

    Cookie is a 1989 comedy film released on August 23, 1989 by Warner Brothers....  more
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    The Errand Boy

    Jerry Lewis, Michael Landon

    Released1961

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Errand Boy is a 1961 American comedy film directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis....  more
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    60
    30

    Funny Bones

    Jerry Lewis, Oliver Reed

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    Funny Bones is a 1995 British-American comedy-drama film from Disney's Hollywood Pictures. It was written, directed and produced by Peter Chelsom, co-produced by Simon Fields, and co-written by Peter...  more
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    42
    13

    At War with the Army

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1950

    Directed byHal Walker

    At War with the Army is a 1950 musical comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and introducing Polly Bergen. It was filmed from July through August 1949,...  more
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    37
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    The Big Mouth

    Jerry Lewis, Rob Reiner

    Released1967

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Big Mouth is a 1967 comedy film produced, directed, co-written, and starring Jerry Lewis released on July 12, 1967 by Columbia Pictures. It was filmed in San Diego and features Frank De Vol as an...  more
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    The Family Jewels

    Jerry Lewis, Anne Baxter

    Released1965

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Family Jewels is a 1965 American comedy film. It was filmed from January 18-April 2, 1965 and was released by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 1965. The film was co-written, directed, and produced...  more
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    The Patsy

    Jerry Lewis, Peter Lorre

    Released1964

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Patsy is a 1964 American film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on August 12, 1964 by Paramount Pictures....  more