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The Best Jim Varney Movies

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album and Annabelle's Wish.

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    Ernest Goes to Camp

    Lyle Alzado, Jim Varney
    Ernest Goes to Camp is a 1987 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim...  more

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    Ernest Goes to Jail

    Jim Varney, Randall "Tex" Cobb
    Ernest Goes to Jail is a 1990 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim...  more
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    Ernest Saves Christmas

    Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain
    Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 Christmas comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and...  more
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    Ernest Scared Stupid

    Eartha Kitt, Jim Varney
    Ernest Scared Stupid is a 1991 American horror comedy fantasy film directed by John R. Cherry...  more

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    The Beverly Hillbillies

    Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson
    The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney,...  more
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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire

    Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy
    Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film...  more

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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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    Toy Story 2

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer
    Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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    Snowboard Academy

    Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielsen
    Snowboard Academy is a 1997 independent slapstick comedy film, starring Corey Haim, Jim Varney...  more
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    Ernest in the Army is a 1998 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim...  more
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    Dr. Otto & the Riddle of the Gloom Beam

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    100 Proof

    Jim Varney
    100 Proof is an independently produced American thriller, written and directed by Jeremy...  more
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    Daddy and Them

    Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis
    Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written and directed by, as well as starring Billy Bob...  more
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    3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain

    Hulk Hogan, Loni Anderson
    3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain is a 1998 American martial arts film, and the last...  more
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    Ernest Rides Again

    Jim Varney, Linda Kash
    Ernest Rides Again is a 1993 comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III and...  more
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    Ernest Goes to Africa

    Jim Varney, Linda Kash
    Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III. It...  more
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    Wilder Napalm

    Dennis Quaid, Debra Winger
    Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their...  more
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    Ernest Goes to School

    Sarah Chalke, Jim Varney
    Ernest Goes to School is a 1994 direct-to-video comedy film written and directed by Coke Sams...  more
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    Slam Dunk Ernest

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Varney
    Slam Dunk Ernest is a 1995 sports comedy film, and the eighth full-length feature film...  more
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    Treehouse Hostage

    Jim Varney, Debby Boone
    Treehouse Hostage is a 1999 family film directed by Sean McNamara and starring Jim Varney and...  more
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    Fast Food

    Traci Lords, Jim Varney
    Fast Food is a 1989 American comedy film starring Jim Varney, Traci Lords, Michael J. Pollard,...  more
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    The Rousters

    Mimi Rogers, Fred Dryer
    The Rousters is a 1983 adventure film written by Stephen J. Cannell and directed by E.W....  more
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    Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album

    Jim Varney
    Knowhutimean? Hey Vern, It's My Family Album is an anthology of comedic short subjects...  more
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    Annabelle's Wish

    Cloris Leachman, Alison Krauss
    Annabelle's Wish is a 1997 American animated Christmas film that revolves around a young calf...  more
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    The Expert

    James Brolin, Jim Varney
    The Expert is a 1995 action film about an ex-special forces trainer who decides to exact...  more