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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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Eartha Kitt, Jim Varney, Ernie Fosselius
Ernest Scared Stupid is a 1991 American horror comedy fantasy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the fifth film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell. It has ...more
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Lyle Alzado, Jim Varney, John Vernon
Ernest Goes to Camp is a 1987 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the second film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell and was shot in Burns, ...more
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Jim Varney, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Charles Napier
Ernest Goes to Jail is a 1990 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the fourth film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell. It was shot in Nashville and ...more
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Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney
Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 Christmas comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the third film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and chronicles ...more
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Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more
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Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin
The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, Lea Thompson, Rob ...more
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Jim Varney
Ernest in the Army is a 1998 comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the tenth and final film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell before Varney's ...more
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Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen
Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by Lee ...more
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Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Ron James
Ernest Rides Again is a 1993 comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It opens with the song "There Once Was A Man Named Worrell". It is the ...more
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Sarah Chalke, Jim Varney, Will Sasso
Ernest Goes to School is a 1994 direct-to-video comedy film written and directed by Coke Sams and starring Jim Varney. It is the seventh film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and the ...more
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Varney, Jay Brazeau
Slam Dunk Ernest is a 1995 sports comedy film, and the eighth full-length feature film starring Jim Varney as Ernest P. Worrell. It was released direct-to-video, and was directed by long-time ...more
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Jim Varney, Linda Kash
Ernest Goes to Africa is a 1997 comedy film written and directed by John R. Cherry III. It stars Jim Varney, and is the ninth film to feature the character of Ernest P. Worrell. In this film, ...more
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Corey Haim, Brigitte Nielsen, Joe Flaherty
Snowboard Academy is a 1997 independent slapstick comedy film, starring Corey Haim, Jim Varney and Brigitte Nielsen.
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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 directed by John R. Cherry III, and released direct-to-video in 1983. As a whole, it is the first film to ...more
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Hulk Hogan, Loni Anderson, Frank Welker
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain is a 1998 American martial arts film, and the last installment in the 3 Ninjas franchise. The film starred only three of the original actors and was directed ...more
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Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner
Atlantis: The Lost Empire is a 2001 American traditionally animated action-adventure film created by Walt Disney Feature Animation—the first science fiction film in Disney's animated features ...more
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Dr. Otto & the Riddle of the Gloom Beam
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Dennis Quaid, Debra Winger, M. Emmet Walsh
Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their rivalry for the same woman. The film was directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, and stars Dennis Quaid, ...more
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Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Preston
Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written and directed by, as well as starring Billy Bob Thornton. In addition to Thornton, it stars Laura Dern, Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston, Diane Ladd, ...more
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100 Proof Jim Varney
100 Proof is an independently produced American thriller, written and directed by Jeremy Horton. Shot on location in Kentucky, it is based on the true story of a killing spree that took place in ...more
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Jim Varney, Debby Boone, Richard Kline
Treehouse Hostage is a 1999 family film directed by Sean McNamara and starring Jim Varney and Joey Zimmerman. It is one of Varney's final films before his death in 2000.
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James Brolin, Jim Varney, Jeff Speakman
The Expert is a 1995 action film about an ex-special forces trainer who decides to exact revenge on the murderer of his sister Jenny Lomax after his death sentence is commuted. The film was ...more
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Mimi Rogers, Fred Dryer, Jim Varney
The Rousters is a 1983 adventure film written by Stephen J. Cannell and directed by E.W. Swackhamer.
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Fast Food Traci Lords, Jim Varney, Kevin McCarthy
Fast Food is a 1989 American comedy film starring Jim Varney, Traci Lords, Michael J. Pollard, Blake Clark and Pamela Springsteen.
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Cloris Leachman, Alison Krauss, Randy Travis
Annabelle's Wish is a 1997 American animated Christmas film that revolves around a young calf who aspires to learn to fly and become one of Santa Claus' reindeer. It is narrated by American ...more