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The Best Leslie Nielsen Movies

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

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

List below includes Incident In San Francisco, Night Slaves and more films.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Leslie Nielsen movies?" and "What are the greatest Leslie Nielsen roles of all time?"


  • 1


    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen
    Airplane! is a 1980 American satirical disaster comedy film directed and written by David...  more

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  • 2

    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

    O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen
    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the...  more

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  • 3

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic
    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first...  more

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  • 4

    Tammy and the Bachelor

    Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen
    Tammy and the Bachelor is a 1957 romantic comedy film and is the first of the four Tammy...  more
  • 5

    Scary Movie 4

    Charlie Sheen, Shaquille O'Neal
    Scary Movie 4 is a 2006 American horror comedy parody film and the fourth film of the Scary...  more

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  • 6

    Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

    O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch
    Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked...  more

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  • 7

    Wrongfully Accused

    Kelly LeBrock, Leslie Nielsen
    Wrongfully Accused is a 1998 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as a man who has been framed...  more
  • 8

    Superhero Movie

    Pamela Anderson, Lil' Kim
    Superhero Movie is a 2008 American comedy spoof film written and directed by Craig Mazin,...  more

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    #17 of 116 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made#35 of 71 The Funniest Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • 9

    Forbidden Planet

    Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis
    Forbidden Planet is a 1956 American science fiction film from MGM, produced by Nicholas...  more

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  • 10

    All I Want for Christmas

    Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen
    All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman...  more


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  • 11

    2001: A Space Travesty

    Leslie Nielsen, Alexandra Kamp
    2001: A Space Travesty is a 2000 American spoof comedy film starring actor Leslie Nielsen. The...  more
  • 12

    Stan Helsing

    Diora Baird, Leslie Nielsen
    Stan Helsing is a 2009 Canadian-American parody film, known in some parts of Asia as Scary...  more
  • 13

    Surf Ninjas

    Kelly Hu, Rob Schneider
    Surf Ninjas is a 1993 American comedic family film involving martial arts, directed by Neal...  more

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  • 14

    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens
    The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald...  more

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  • 15

    Spy Hard

    Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles
    Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette...  more

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  • 16

    An American Carol

    Paris Hilton, Kelsey Grammer
    An American Carol is a 2008 American comedy film directed by David Zucker and starring Kevin...  more

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  • 17

    The Opposite Sex

    Joan Collins, Leslie Nielsen
    The Opposite Sex is a 1956 American musical romantic comedy film shot in Metrocolor. The film...  more
  • 18


    Leslie Nielsen, Donna Reed
    Ransom! is a 1956 crime drama examining the reactions of parents, police, and the public to a...  more
  • 19

    The Plainsman

    Leslie Nielsen, Don Murray
    The Plainsman is a Technicolor remake of the 1936 Cecil B. DeMille western film of the same...  more
  • 20

    Scary Movie 3

    Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen
    Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, and...  more

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  • 21

    Dracula: Dead and Loving It

    Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen
    This film is a 1995 satirical comedy horror film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Leslie...  more

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  • 22


    Leslie Nielsen, Vanessa Angel
    Camouflage is a 2001 comedy film/action film starring Leslie Nielsen and Lochlyn Munro....  more
  • 23

    Wrong Is Right

    Sean Connery, Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man With the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 thriller film...  more
  • 24

    Men with Brooms

    Kari Matchett, Molly Parker
    Men with Brooms is a 2002 Canadian romantic comedy film, starring and directed by Paul Gross....  more
  • 25

    The Sheepman

    Shirley MacLaine, Leslie Nielsen
    The Sheepman is a tongue-in-cheek 1958 Western film directed by George Marshall and starring...  more