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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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  • Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis) is a college professor with a problem. Clumsy, awkward, inarticulate and unattractive, Julius is a hopeless case when it comes to women -- but he's desperate to impress ...more
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Errand Boy is a 1961 American comedy film directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Barbara (Jill St. John) is in love with Norman (Jerry Lewis), the man who looks after her poodle. But she has a secret: She's the daughter of a wealthy society couple and worth more than Norman will ...more
  • Accident-prone busboy Myron Mertz (Jerry Lewis) and his suave nightclub-crooner pal, Larry Todd (Dean Martin), get caught up in both a gangland slaying and a mystery involving the comely Mary Carroll ...more
  • Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) is a failure in life but a celebrity in his own mind, hosting an imaginary talk show in his mother's basement. When he meets actual talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry ...more
  • Clayton Poole (Jerry Lewis) is a TV repairman who still has feelings for his old high school girlfriend, Carla Naples (Marilyn Maxwell). Trouble is, Carla is now a glamorous movie star and the wife ...more
  • The Patsy
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    Eccentric bellhop Stanley Belt (Jerry Lewis) is recruited unexpectedly by the comedy team of a recently deceased entertainer. Stanley struggles to become a song-and-dance man as the team -- including ...more
  • Upon losing his lover, Herbert (Jerry Lewis) gives up women for good and seeks a fresh start by taking a maintenance position at what appears to be an ordinary Los Angeles boarding house. To ...more
  • The Caddy
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    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
  • After accidentally receiving a lethal dose of radiation near the Los Alamos nuclear test site, railroad attendant Homer Flagg (Jerry Lewis) has only weeks to live. Scrappy newspaper reporter Wally ...more
  • Painter Rick Todd (Dean Martin) is having difficulty with his career, so he starts taking inspiration from the dreams of his friend and roommate, Eugene (Jerry Lewis), a comic book fan who narrates ...more
  • When former business partners Vic Puccinelli (Dean Martin) and Alvin Korwin (Jerry Lewis) enlist in the U.S. Army, they have different ambitions. Puccinelli, who has made the rank of sergeant, wants ...more
  • The Delicate Delinquent is a 1957 American comedy film starring Jerry Lewis. Shot in black-and-white and VistaVision in 1956 and released on June 6, 1957 by Paramount Pictures, it is notable as the ...more
  • With a terminal diagnosis that has left him with just months to live, insurance salesman Peter (Jerry Lewis) decides to take an extravagant, around-the-world fishing tour. Mid-trip, Peter is informed ...more
  • Money From Home is a 1953 film starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The comedy was the first for the Martin and Lewis team to be shot in color and was their only film in 3-D. The picture was ...more
  • 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
  • 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.
  • At a Navy recruitment center, allergy-prone Melvin Jones (Jerry Lewis) and suave singer Al Crowthers (Dean Martin), who has bum knees, fret about being accepted. But both men pass and are sent to a ...more
  • Due to a scam that fell through, gambler Steve Wiley (Dean Martin) finds himself on a road trip to California with film fanatic Malcolm Smith (Jerry Lewis) and his Great Dane, Mr. Bascom. Steve is on ...more
  • Pardners is a movie starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and was released on July 25, 1956 by Paramount Pictures.