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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.

If Jerry Lewis movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Vincent Price and Andy Griffith too.

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Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Henry Gibson
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, Maxie Rosenbloom
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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Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Agnes Moorehead
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.
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Jerry Lewis, Michael Landon, Jim Backus
The Errand Boy is a 1961 American comedy film directed, co-written and starring Jerry Lewis.
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Jerry Lewis, Alec Guinness, Suzanne Pleshette
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Count Basie, Judith Anderson
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Kathleen Freeman, Everett Sloane
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, ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Gary Lewis
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Anne Baxter, Scatman Crothers
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Donna Reed
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Carmen Miranda
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Milton Berle, George Raft
The Ladies Man is a 1961 American comedy film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on June 28, 1961 by Paramount.
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Jerry Lewis, Peter Lorre, Keenan Wynn
The Patsy is a 1964 American film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on August 12, 1964 by Paramount Pictures.
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Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Martin 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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Jerry Lewis, Rob Reiner, Charlie Callas
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Polly Bergen
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.
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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Janet Leigh
Living It Up is a 1954 film comedy starring the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and released by Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Paul Jones. The ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Rocky Marciano, Darren McGavin
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Polly Bergen
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin
Artists and Models is a 1955 Paramount musical comedy in VistaVision and marked Martin and Lewis's fourteenth feature together as a team. The film co-stars Shirley MacLaine and Dorothy Malone, ...more
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James Dean, Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin
Sailor Beware is a 1952 comedy film starring the comedy team of Martin and Lewis and is an adaption of a 1933 Kenyon Nicholson play of the same name. It was released on February 9, 1952 by ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Drake Bell, Andrew Francis
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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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Anita Ekberg
Hollywood or Bust is a 1956 film comedy starring the team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. The picture was filmed from April 16 to June 19, 1956 and released on December 6, 1956 by Paramount ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Polly Bergen
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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Gary Lewis, Mae Questel
It's Only Money is a comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis. It was filmed from October 9 to December 17, 1961 and was released on November 21, 1962 by Paramount ...more