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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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  • At War with the Army1
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    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Nutty Professor2
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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,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Stooge3
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    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Bellboy4
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • That's My Boy5
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • My Friend Irma6
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    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • It's Only Money7
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    It's Only Money

    Jerry Lewis, Gary Lewis

    Released1962

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    It's Only Money is a comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Visit to a Small Planet8
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    Visit to a Small Planet

    Jerry Lewis, Ellen Corby

    Released1960

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Visit to a Small Planet is a 1960 Paramount Pictures film starring Jerry Lewis and based on a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Jumping Jacks9
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    Jumping Jacks

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1952

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Jumping Jacks is a 1952 film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis. The film was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Way...Way Out10
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    Way...Way Out

    Jerry Lewis, James Brolin

    Released1966

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Way...Way Out is a 1966 American comedy film starring Jerry Lewis and released by 20th Century... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Disorderly Orderly11
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Hook, Line & Sinker12
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    Hook, Line & Sinker

    Jerry Lewis, Anne Francis

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Hook, Line & Sinker is a 1969 American comedy film starring Jerry Lewis. It was shot from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Money from Home13
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    Money from Home

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1953

    Directed byGeorge Marshall

    Money From Home is a 1953 film starring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The comedy was the first... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Pardners14
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    Pardners

    Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin

    Released1956

    Directed byNorman Taurog

    Pardners is a movie starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and was released on July 25,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Don't Give Up the Ship15
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    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Which Way to the Front?16
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    Which Way to the Front?

    Jerry Lewis, Willie Davis

    Released1970

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    Which Way to the Front? is a 1970 film starring Jerry Lewis. It would be Lewis' last released... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Rock-A-Bye Baby17
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    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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Family Jewels18
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Ladies Man19
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    The Ladies Man

    Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle

    Released1961

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Ladies Man is a 1961 American comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The King of Comedy20
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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.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Scared Stiff21
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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... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Who's Minding the Store?22
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    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.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Errand Boy23
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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.Amazon buy button
  • Artists and Models24
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    Artists and Models

    Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1955

    Directed byFrank Tashlin

    Artists and Models is a 1955 Paramount musical comedy in VistaVision and marked Martin and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Sailor Beware25
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    Sailor Beware

    James Dean, Jerry Lewis

    Released1952

    Directed byHal Walker

    Sailor Beware is a 1952 comedy film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button