The Best Jimmy Durante Movies

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

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

These films, like Hollywood Party and Roadhouse Nights include images when available.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jimmy Durante movies?" and "What are the greatest Jimmy Durante roles of all time?"
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  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    Spencer Tracy, Edie Adams, Milton Berle
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
  • It Happened in Brooklyn
    Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Peter Lawford
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: Richard Whorf
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
    Monty Woolley, Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: William Keighley
  • You're in the Army Now
    Jimmy Durante, Jane Wyman, Phil Silvers
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Lewis Seiler
  • The Great Rupert
    Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Irving Pichel
  • Melody Ranch
    Gene Autry, Jimmy Durante, Ann Miller
    • Released: 1940
    • Directed by: Joseph Santley
  • The Milkman
    Piper Laurie, Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Charles Barton
  • Little Miss Broadway
    Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Jimmy Durante
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: Irving Cummings
  • Hell Below
    Walter Huston, Robert Young, Robert Montgomery
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Jack Conway
  • Hollywood Party
    Jimmy Durante, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Richard Boleslawski, George Stevens, Edmund Goulding, Roy Rowland, Sam Wood
  • That's Entertainment!
    Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Jack Haley
  • Music for Millions
    Margaret O'Brien, Jimmy Durante, June Allyson
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: Henry Koster
  • Billy Rose's Jumbo
    Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, Jimmy Durante
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Charles Walters
  • The Phantom President
    Claudette Colbert, George M. Cohan, Jimmy Durante
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Norman Taurog
  • George White's 1934 Scandals
    Alice Faye, Jimmy Durante, Rudy Vallée
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Thornton Freeland, George White, Harry Lachman
  • Student Tour
    Jimmy Durante, Nelson Eddy, Monte Blue
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Charles Reisner
  • Palooka
    Thelma Todd, Jimmy Durante, Louise Beavers
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Benjamin Stoloff
  • Start Cheering
    Louis Prima, Broderick Crawford, Jimmy Durante
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: Albert S. Rogell
  • The Wet Parade
    Myrna Loy, Walter Huston, Robert Young
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Victor Fleming
  • Speak Easily
    Buster Keaton, Thelma Todd, Hedda Hopper
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
  • Hollywood on Parade
    Bing Crosby, Larry Fine, Moe Howard
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Jules White
  • Strictly Dynamite
    Lupe Vélez, Jimmy Durante, Sterling Holloway
    • Released: 1934
    • Directed by: Elliott Nugent
  • The Cuban Love Song
    Lupe Vélez, Jimmy Durante, Ernest Torrence
    • Released: 1931
    • Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke
  • The Passionate Plumber
    Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante
    • Released: 1932
    • Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
  • Meet the Baron
    Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Curly Howard
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Walter Lang