Every Jerry Lewis Movie, Ranked

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More than 600 movie fans have come together to cast their votes for the best Jerry Lewis movies. The late actor and comedian was beloved by generations of fans, who appreciated his unique brand of physical comedy and larger-than-life performances. From slapstick comedies to heartfelt dramas, he left us with a body of work that continues to entertain audiences today.

The Nutty Professor is arguably one of the crown jewels in Lewis’ filmography. This classic 1963 comedy follows an insecure professor as he attempts to reinvent himself with a potion that turns him into suave alter ego Buddy Love - at least until the effects wear off. It remains one of his most iconic films and showcases his knack for taking on multiple personas within the same role.

Another favorite among fans is The King Of Comedy, which sees Lewis playing a talk show host who gets kidnapped by an aspiring comedian played by Robert De Niro. His performance in this darkly comedic drama earned him critical acclaim that sadly didn't last beyond this picture due to its box office failure at the time it was released.

So why not take a look through our list, vote up your favorites, and enjoy some classic Jerry Lewis films?

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  • The Nutty Professor
    1
    Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore
    161 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Jerry Lewis
    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

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  • The Bellboy
    2
    Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Maxie Rosenbloom
    118 votes
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Jerry 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.

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  • The Disorderly Orderly
    3
    Jerry Lewis, Kathleen Freeman, Everett Sloane
    119 votes
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Frank 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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  • The Family Jewels
    4
    Jerry Lewis, Anne Baxter, Scatman Crothers
    77 votes
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Jerry 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 Errand Boy
    5
    Jerry Lewis, Michael Landon, Jim Backus
    82 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Jerry Lewis
    The Errand Boy is a 1961 American comedy film directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis.

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  • The Geisha Boy
    6
    Jerry Lewis, Alec Guinness, Suzanne Pleshette
    102 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Frank 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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