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The Best Johnny Weissmuller Movies

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

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

This list includes Tarzan and the Amazons, Tarzan the Ape Man and more films.

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  • 1

    Tarzan and His Mate

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller
    24
    9

    Released1934

    Directed byCedric Gibbons, James C. McKay, Jack Conway

    Tarzan and His Mate is a 1934 American action adventure film based on characters created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was the second in the Tarzan film series to star Johnny Weissmuller. In 2003, the...  more
  • 2

    Tarzan Finds a Son!

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller
    19
    4

    Released1939

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Tarzan Finds a Son! is a 1939 Tarzan film based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was the fourth in the MGM Tarzan series to feature Johnny Weissmuller as the "King of the Apes"....  more
  • 3

    Tarzan Escapes

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller
    20
    6

    Released1936

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman, John Farrow, James C. McKay, George B. Seitz, Richard Thorpe

    Tarzan Escapes is a 1936 Tarzan film based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was the third in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Tarzan series to feature Johnny Weissmuller as the "King of...  more
  • 4

    Jungle Jim

    George Reeves, Johnny Weissmuller
    22
    10

    Released1948

    Directed byWilliam Berke

    Jungle Jim is a black and white 1948 Adventure film directed by William Berke and written by Carroll Young, was based on Alex Raymond's Jungle Jim comic strip and distributed by Columbia Pictures....  more
  • 5

    Tarzan the Ape Man

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller
    21
    9

    Released1932

    Directed byW. S. Van Dyke, Richard Thorpe

    Tarzan the Ape Man is a 1932 pre-Code American action adventure film featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' famous jungle hero Tarzan and starring Johnny Weissmuller, Neil Hamilton, C. Aubrey Smith and...  more
  • 6

    Tarzan's New York Adventure

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller
    20
    8

    Released1942

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Tarzan's New York Adventure is a 1942 film, the sixth Tarzan film to feature actors Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan. This film was the sixth and final film in MGM's Tarzan series and was...  more
  • 7

    Tarzan's Secret Treasure

    Maureen O'Sullivan, Barry Fitzgerald
    15
    4

    Released1941

    Directed byRichard Thorpe

    Tarzan's Secret Treasure is a 1941 Tarzan film based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is the fifth in the MGM Tarzan series to star Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O'Sullivan....  more
  • 8

    Tarzan Triumphs

    Johnny Weissmuller, Stanley Ridges
    17
    8

    Released1943

    Directed byWilhelm Thiele

    Tarzan Triumphs is a 1943 adventure film in which Tarzan fights the Nazis. Johnny Weismuller had portrayed the popular Edgar Rice Burroughs character in six films with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, but this...  more
  • 9

    Tarzan's Desert Mystery

    Johnny Weissmuller, Nancy Kelly
    16
    7

    Released1943

    Directed byWilhelm Thiele

    Tarzan's Desert Mystery is a 1943 film starring Johnny Weismuller and Nancy Kelly, and directed by Wilhelm Thiele. Like its immediate predecessor, Tarzan Triumphs, this movie makes reference to...  more
  • 10

    Tarzan and the Amazons

    Johnny Weissmuller, Henry Stephenson
    13
    5

    Released1945

    Directed byKurt Neumann

    Tarzan and the Amazons is an adventure film starring Johnny Weissmuller in his ninth outing as Tarzan. Brenda Joyce makes the first of five appearances as Jane and Johnny Sheffield returns as Boy....  more
  • 11

    Tarzan and the Huntress

    Johnny Weissmuller, Patricia Morison
    11
    3

    Released1947

    Directed byKurt Neumann

    Tarzan and the Huntress is an adventure film starring Johnny Weissmuller in his eleventh outing as Tarzan. Brenda Joyce makes the third of five appearances as Jane and Johnny Sheffield marks his...  more
  • 12

    Jungle Manhunt

    Johnny Weissmuller
    17
    11

    Released1951

    Directed byLew Landers

    Jungle Manhunt is a 1951 adventure film written by Samuel Newman and directed by Lew Landers. It is an entry in the "Jungle Jim" series of films starring Johnny Weissmuller. In the film, football...  more
  • 13

    Tarzan and the Leopard Woman

    Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce
    12
    5

    Released1946

    Directed byKurt Neumann

    Tarzan and the Leopard Woman was a 1946 action film based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs and portrayed by Johnny Weissmuller. Directed by Kurt Neumann, the premise of the...  more
  • 14

    Tarzan and the Mermaids

    Johnny Weissmuller, George Zucco
    11
    5

    Released1948

    Directed byRobert Florey

    Tarzan and the Mermaids is a 1948 adventure film based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Directed by Robert Florey, it was the last of twelve Tarzan movies to star Johnny...  more
  • 15

    Swamp Fire

    Johnny Weissmuller, Buster Crabbe
    13
    9

    Released1946

    Directed byWilliam H. Pine

    Swamp Fire is a 1946 American film directed by William H. Pine....  more
  • 16

    Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land

    Johnny Weissmuller, Lester Matthews
    11
    9

    Released1952

    Directed byLew Landers

    Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land is a black and white 1952 Adventure film directed by Lew Landers and written by Samuel Newman. This was the eighth entry in Columbia's "Jungle Jim" series....  more
  • 17

    Glorifying the American Girl

    Irving Berlin, Johnny Weissmuller
    7
    9

    Released1929

    Directed byMillard Webb

    Glorifying the American Girl is a 1929 musical comedy film produced by Florenz Ziegfeld that highlights Ziegfeld Follies performers. The last third of the film is basically a Follies production, with...  more